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Elfie G takes over!, by Miss Booth

Date: 21st Dec 2016 @ 1:09pm

As you may or may not know, Oak class has had a very naughty little elf living with them, going by the name of Elfie G! Elfie G has been causing all sorts of trouble, including; eating all of Oak classes advent calendar and 'helping' to decorate the classroom!

This morning however he took things to another level - he wrapped up Oak class (chairs, tables, the whiteboards; you name it was wrapped!). He also captured and wrapped up Mrs Massen! Can you believe the cheek of the little monkey?

Poor Mrs Massen was found by Mrs Timmis and Mrs Mckie wrapped up beautifully in the hall! Elfie G was all for taking over the school but luckily the children were able to spread some Christmas cheer by singing a few songs and managed to melt Elfie G's heart a little! He finally allowed Mrs Massen to be unwrapped.

 

Keep an eye out for those naughty elves and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Parliament Week , by Miss Booth

Date: 5th Dec 2016 @ 10:57am

The children had a fantastic week celebrating Parliament Week from Monday 14th November – Friday 19th November 2016.

The week was launched with a visit from the Mayor of Cheshire East, Councillor Olivia Hunter. Harrison and Bella from year six kindly welcomed Councillor Hunter and gave her a tour of the school; introducing her to each of the classes. The children had lots of questions about the role of mayor and were also eager to share what they already knew.

Throughout the week each class focused on a different theme. Acorns looked at what Parliament was and how people were voted in. Willow focused on laws and how they are made. Maple concentrated on the Magna Carta and its History. Finally, Oak class were learning all about the suffragettes, particularly Emily Wilding Davison.

We were lucky enough to receive a ‘prop box’ from the Education Service in Parliament which each class was able to use in their lessons throughout the week. The box contained a mace, a division bell, backdrops for the House of Commons and the House of Lords, speakers robes, a clerk’s wig and an example bill. Each class researched what each item was and how it was used before using the items to hold their own Parliamentary debates. Some of the debates that could be heard across the school were; should we have class pets? Should we have longer or shorter holidays? Do we need playtime?

Wednesday was a very exciting day for the children as we welcomed John Parsons, Kidsgrove and Nantwich town crier. Mr Parsons started his visit off with a proclamation on the playground, inviting all of the children to join him in the hall. He then told us all about the history of town criers and allowed lots of the children to have a go at stepping into his role.

Our week was finished with a fantastic assembly, attended by Fiona Bruce, MP of the Congleton Constituency.  Each class shared what they had done throughout the week and had the opportunity to ask Mrs Bruce lots of questions about her role as a member of Parliament.

What a fantastic week!

The children had a fantastic week celebrating Parliament Week from Monday 14th November – Friday 19th November 2016.

The week was launched with a visit from the Mayor of Cheshire East, Councillor Olivia Hunter. Harrison and Bella from year six kindly welcomed Councillor Hunter and gave her a tour of the school; introducing her to each of the classes. The children had lots of questions about the role of mayor and were also eager to share what they already knew.

Throughout the week each class focused on a different theme. Acorns looked at what Parliament was and how people were voted in. Willow focused on laws and how they are made. Maple concentrated on the Magna Carta and its History. Finally, Oak class were learning all about the suffragettes, particularly Emily Wilding Davison.

We were lucky enough to receive a ‘prop box’ from the Education Service in Parliament which each class was able to use in their lessons throughout the week. The box contained a mace, a division bell, backdrops for the House of Commons and the House of Lords, speakers robes, a clerk’s wig and an example bill. Each class researched what each item was and how it was used before using the items to hold their own Parliamentary debates. Some of the debates that could be heard across the school were; should we have class pets? Should we have longer or shorter holidays? Do we need playtime?

Wednesday was a very exciting day for the children as we welcomed John Parsons, Kidsgrove and Nantwich town crier. Mr Parsons started his visit off with a proclamation on the playground, inviting all of the children to join him in the hall. He then told us all about the history of town criers and allowed lots of the children to have a go at stepping into his role.

Thursday found the children in Oak class campaining to become head teacher and deputy head. The children wrote manifestos and presented these to the rest of the school, explaining what they thought they could bring to our school. The rest of the children then voted in the Woodocks' Well Polling Station. 

Our week was finished with a fantastic assembly, attended by Fiona Bruce, MP of the Congleton Constituency.  Each class shared what they had done throughout the week and had the opportunity to ask Mrs Bruce lots of questions about her role as a member of Parliament.

The winners of our 'Head for a Day' campaign were also announced. A HUGE congratualtions to Robert Hough who will become headteacher for a day and Brandon Parsons who wil become deputy. 

What a fantastic week!

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