Over the past few weeks, children from years 1 to 6 have been taking part in athletic competitions against other schools from the New Mills, Chapel-en-le-Frith and Whaley Bridge areas. All the children that took part were a real credit to St George’s, did their best and had a great time. We are delighted that our Key Stage 1 team returned victorious as area champions beating a number of schools much bigger than ours. Our Key Stage 2 team also performed really well. There are a few photos from the Key Stage 2 event below.
Our topic for the last term of the year is ‘What is living on Earth?’ You can view our complete topic web by clicking here.
Our topic for the first part of the summer term is ‘Who is the better sculptor – nature or man?’ You can view the complete topic web of our work for the term by clicking here.
A letter about the homework that has been set for the Easter holidays can be viewed here.
This term we will be focussing on topics about forces in science and design technology and learning about biomes in geography. Our topic web can be downloaded by clicking here.
Every few weeks, representatives from locals schools meet at the council offices in New Mills to discuss issues affecting them and their schools. They plan activities to create links and fundraising events for charities. The group is looking forward to travelling to London in the summer to visit the Houses of Parliament. Two of our children represent our school and school council at the meetings.
This week eight of our year 5 and year 6 girls went to New Mills High School to take part in the area Dance Festival. They have spent weeks choreographing their routine and practising to make it perfect. On the day, they dressed up to perform. Well done girls – a fabulous effort and you represented St George’s brilliantly.
This term we will be focussing on two science topics, learning about the human body and materials. Our topic web can be downloaded by clicking here.
A hugh well done to the school cross country team who competed at the area competition yesterday. With a large number of teams entering the event, we were very pleased to finish third, behind Hayfield and New Mills Primary, leaving us as the best placed finish amongst the area’s smaller schools.
This term’s topic for Y5/6 has been learning about the Maya civilisation, who lived in Mesoamerica in the rainforests on the Yucatan Peninsula. Yesterday, we learnt about the food they ate and how chocolate and chewing gum came from Central Amercia. We also dicovered that maize was a staple part of their diet and that they used maize flour to make bread. To finish the afternoon, we made flat breads similar to those that the Mayas would have eaten.