Y5 Peake in Manchester

Last week, Year 5 Peake went on an exciting trip to help to learn more about their new skills topic – Manchester. The class visited lots of attractions around the city and spotted features link to sport, music, transport, buildings and entertainment.

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As part of the trip, the children visited the Velodrome cycling centre in Sports City. Some of the children tried cycling on racing bikes on the track, others tried BMXing over the bumps. The children loved it… even if we did have a few that bounced off their bikes! Whilst we were there, the Great Britain Cycling Team were practising. We were very lucky to get a visit from Dame Sarah Storey, GB’s most decorated Paralympian!

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Year 5 Peake – Fantastic Trips

In the first half term (and part of the previous summer term), Year 5 Peake have been on some magnificent trips to learn more about their skills topic and their science unit. Their behaviour on the trips has been excellent and they have been eager to learn.

Last July, we went on a walking tour up the Bridgewater Canal around Worsley. We visited many features along the canal and the children asked some great questions about how it was built and what it was used for. Emmanuel even guessed who was photographed on the famous bridge… Queen Elizabeth 2nd!

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Next, we visited Ellesmere Port. This is where the Bridgewater Canal eventually meets the sea. We learnt all about what it was like to work on the canal and we even got a chance to open the locks and ride on a barge. What a fun trip, even if it was very wet!

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Finally, we visited Eureka. What an amazing time we had there. We got lots of time to play and learn about the world. We also went to a really interesting workshop about Earth and Space, which helped us with our science. We saw a brilliant experiment that showed how a rocket takes off. Mr Sutherland caught it on the slo-mo camera!

Brilliant times in 5 Peake.

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Sporting Superstars

Throughout the year, pupils at Peel Hall Primary School have been competing in a wide range of sports tournaments. The children have always tried their hardest and have the reputation of being the best behaved children at each competition we attend. Here are some recent highlights of our success:

Historically, we have an excellent record in the Tri Golf competitions. In the last two years, we have represented Salford at the Greater Manchester School Games (GMSG). It was a big ask for our current Y4 team to repeat this success. They did, however, use this pressure as a DRIVING force and competed with intensity and vigour. Not only did the team win the Salford Finals, but they recorded a score that was very far away from the second placed school. We will now represent Salford (AGAIN) at the GMSG. Amazing golf Team Peel Hall!

Our Girls Y4/5 Football Team have won their cluster finals and will now play against the best in Salford at the Borough Finals. Having won most of their games in the league, they were drawn against St Pauls Crompton St (who were the only team to beat them) in the final. The girls battled hard and eventually came out 2-0 winners with Eva Rowley scoring both the goals. Excellent work girls!


Our Y5/6 Football Team have made it through to the Semi-Finals of the Billy Hayhurst Cup. The team had to play a strong Irlam Primary side in the Quarter Final and it was level at 2-2 going into half time. After a Pep talk, the boys came out with a renewed fire in their bellies. The drove forward will skill and speed. Some of the football they played was magical. They won the game 6-2 to set up a Semi Final against St Marks. Gael Nsenga scored a wonderful hat-trick. Brilliant!IMG_3530


Super Gymnasts

On Monday, our Year 4 Gymnastics Team went to compete against other schools from Salford at the Ordsall Gymnastics Centre. The children had worked hard to learn their routines and performed them brilliantly in front of the professional judges. They did not win, but created a great score on the vault, body management and floor routine. Well done!!


Tennis and Golf Champions

Pupils from Year 4 took part in two high profile competitions over the last few days. On Friday, 4 players took part in the cluster Tennis Finals at St Edmunds. The children competed against 6 other local schools for a place in the Salford Tennis Finals. Our team did not lose a match on the way to becoming tennis champions! They will now compete against the best in Salford.


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The tennis was a hard act to follow, however, a team of ten Year 4s took on the best golfers in the borough at the Salford Tri Golf Finals. The players were outstanding and won the vast majority of their holes. They were crowned champions and will now represent Salford in the Greater Manchester School Games. This is a huge achievement and follows on from our victory in the same event last year. We are getting a reputation as a golfing school!

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Well done to both teams!

Basketball Stars

Last week, Peel Hall play a basketball competition at St Edmunds where they got the chance to show off all their amazing skills that they’d learnt. We put in two teams and both performed brilliantly. Eventually our Team A ran out winners of the competition and brought their medals back to show at assembly.

Well done!