For the second year running, our school choir has been invited to support Walkden Rotary Club by singing at the Ellesmere Centre outside Tesco. The girls had loads of fun singing some of their favourite songs and bringing a bit of Christmas cheer to the shoppers. The choir represented Peel Hall brilliantly and we were told by many passers by that the singing was beautiful. A huge thank you to all the grown ups who came down to support us.
But don’t worry if you missed us, you can catch us singing at our end of term concert on Tuesday 17th December in the Junior Hall straight after school, or hear us singing our favourite carols at our Carol Service on Thursday 19th December.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!