Science Day

Our Science Day has been all about Water! The children already had some brilliant ideas about what they knew about water, but they have definitely learnt much more over the two Science Days. We now know that we need something extremely cold to freeze water, and something hot or even warm, to melt water. A few of the investigations we did are below…

  1. Trapped Animals

We wanted to freeze our toy animals, but didn’t know how. After many unusual ideas, we eventually came up with the idea of covering the animals with water and freezing them. We went back the day after to find them and yes, they had froze! We then experiment how to change the ice back to water so we could release the animals. We used a hammer, sprinkled on salt, used a hairdryer and used a kettle to pour on boiling water.

2. Making Ice Decorations

We made some beautiful ice decorations by adding water and sequins into ice cube trays then freezing them. The next day we hung them outside. We went back after an hour to observe them and they had melted! We realised it was warmer outside than in the freezer and the sun must have been making our decorations melt!

3. Adding Water

We experimented with what happens when you add water to things like cornflour, sugar, salt, porridge oats, icing sugar and oil. We used some new words like dissolve, absorb, thick, heavy and gloopy.

We had a fantastic couple of days learning about water and its properties. Ask us some questions and see what we know!

Mrs Burgess :o)

Dear Zoo…

This week the children have really enjoyed the text ‘Dear Zoo’ by Rod Campbell. By the end of the week the children were able to read the text independently and join in with the repeated refrains throughout the text. The children even created their own version with different animals, using some super adjectives of their own! Mrs Burgess asked the children to help her put the story in the correct order by finding the animals inside their cages, this helped us retell the story orally and then we made amazing attempts at writing it in our books!

Mrs Burgess :o)

Reception Rosen’s Christmas Bash!

What a fun day we have had! This morning we decorated the Gingerbread Men that we baked with Miss Bolton, we watched The Stick Man movie to get us in the Christmas Spirit, then this afternoon we partied, partied, partied!

Thank you SO much to all of the parents for the contributions of food, the children were spoiled and there are plenty left overs for tomorrow, too! Yippee!

Photos and video links below.

Mrs Burgess :o)

Reception Christmas Sing Along

I still don’t think I am over the OUTSTANDING performance the children gave us in the hall today. I can’t express enough how proud myself and Mr Kershaw are. The children behaved beautifully, sang their hearts out and even gave the teachers a lump in their throats, what a pleasure it is to teach all of your children. Well done Reception Rosen and Reception Donaldson.

Thank you to all parents for the wonderful turn out to support the children. We really appreicate it.

We hope you all have an incredible Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Love, your plug and socket,

Mrs Burgess and Mr Kershaw.

(video links below)



As some of you may know, we are a ‘drop off’ point for Hits Radio ‘Mission Christmas‘. Each year we support the ‘Cash for Kids’ charity to support the local children of Greater Manchester during the Christmas period.

We are actively encouraging you all to donate just one gift if you can, and we’ll make sure the Big Guy delivers it to a disadvantaged child.  All gifts should be new and unwrapped.  Mission Christmas particularly struggles for gifts for children and teenagers between 10-18 years. The children of Peel Hall will be delivering the gifts personally to the warehouse, ready for Santa.

Our parents and carers never fail to amaze us with their generosity and from looking at previous years, we know this year won’t disappoint either!

Your help is hugely appreciated. Please, come and drop your gifts off in the designated Mission Christmas area, located in the school foyer.


Thank You Running Club!

Thank you SO MUCH to the Wednesday Running Club for supporting Miss Harrison and I as we ran 10k around the school field (47 laps!) to raise money for Miss Harrison’s Morris Dancing Troop. The children kept us going whilst we started off and it was a joy to run along side some old friends who we don’t get to see as often anymore!

A special thank you to Mr Hamilton who ran the whole 10k with us – what an inspiration. We both completed the 10k in wind and rain and are thrilled with our achievements. Thank you so much children!

Mrs Burgess and Miss Harrison ❤