Gallery of Events 2016-17
Take a look at some of the great things we have been doing at school.
Primary Engineering Celebration - July 2017
We are proud to announce Jack Hacking and Isebelle Chiverall have won First Place at the Primary Engineering Oldham Celebration today for Apprentice Level 1. They have qualified to respresent St Thomas Leesfield at regionals next week in Bury! We are proud to announce Halle Bate and Lucy Fountain won 2nd place at the Primary Engineering Oldham Celebration today for in Engineering Level 1. They have qualified to represent St Thomas Leesfield at regionals next week in Bury!
Easter Service - April 2017
Our Easter Service led by Year 6 was lovely in church on 6th April. The choir sang beautifully as always at the beginning of our service which set the tone. Year 6 delivered the Easter story in a poignant manner. Very well done to all the people with speaking and acting parts, including prayers and Bible readings. I'm sure that our visitors enjoyed it as much as we did and thank you for attending.
Choral Speaking - March 2017
Well done to our fabulous choral speakers who took part in the festival held in our very own church on 31st March. Years 1, 3, 4 & 5 have obviously worked hard to learn all the words for each poem as well as pertinent actions. Mrs Glynn stood at the back of the church and could hear every word clearly and precisely. Thank you to the parents for their support and encouragement at home and in church.
Eco Committee - Egg Decorating Competition - March 2017
The children were asked to design, make and decorate a boiled egg with an Eco theme. Base it on one of the 9 Eco topics we learn about; ENERGY / WATER / BIODIVERSITY / SCHOOL GROUNDS / HEALTHY LIVING / TRANSPORT / LITTER / 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle) & FAIR TRADE.
We are hoping for some egg-cellent and egg-ceptional ideas.
Down Syndrome Awareness Week 20th to 24th March 2017
Thank you to all children and staff for your support during Down's Syndrome Awareness Week. We are still adding up the money but at the last count we had raised over £700.
The children (and us) loved it, especially Thirsty Thursday Milkshake Day & Lots of Socks day.
World Book Day - Thursday 2nd March 2017
It was a very enjoyable day and the children looked brilliant in their fancy dress costumes. Some classes visited the library for a story session and took part in a competition which will be judged by Lees Library. The children were excited and enjoyed showing their costumes and sharing books with their friends and teachers. Well done to Lucy Fountain (Y6) for the best Junior costume and to Charlie Donnellan (Reception) for the best infant costume! Thank you also to the many parents who came into school to share a book with their child. It is vital that children understand how important reading is for their academic development and for their own pleasure.
The Incredible Plastic Band Workshop Thursday 2nd March 2017
The children enjoyed the demonstration given by The Incredible Plastic Street Band. The Junior children were then given workshops throughout the rest of the day learning some basic skills on the trumpet and trombone, playing to basic beats and learning how to play an E and a C note!
Alexander Junior Park Run Sunday 5th February 2017
Well done to our runners who went to the Park Run on Sunday. Harry Butterworth came an amazing 1st place overall! Fantastic Harry! Ben Birtles, Ollie Chamberlain, Oliver Birtles and Sky Marler all got PB’s, and lots of children came for the first time. It’s a great event. Hope to see you at the next Park Run on 5th March 2017.
New Equipment Opening Ceremony 16th January 2017
We held an opening ceremony for our new play equipment on 16th January. The equipment was funded by a lottery grant and includes; a mud kitchen with large planter, tuff spot table with builders tray, two water trays, a sand tray a play house with blackboard and a trim trail.
Our New Equipment in the Annexe
After a successful lottery bid we have been able to really improve our outdoor facilities for the younger end of school. The solid wood play trail will be officially open from Monday. We hope you like it.
This equipment is for the children to enjoy in school time, please do NOT allow them to play on it before or after school. This is a health and safety requirement as we cannot be liable for accidents for unsupervised children. They will be given plenty of opportunity in school to play and learn on these fabulous new fixtures. Thank you.
Ed Clancy's Visit December 2016
Three times (triple) Gold medal Olympian Ed Clancy visited school. He has represented GB at 3 different Olympics, Bejing, London and Rio. Ed spoke to the whole school in assembly and Y2 and Y6 had a question and answer session hearing all about Ed's life and career. Ed got into cycling when his father bought him his first bike when he was five years old. At 15 he was spotted whilst attending a British cycling event and was part of the first intake into the British Cycling Academy. He told the children about the tough training he has to do. He shared about an injury he sustained and that it might threaten his career. Ed brought his GOLD medal from Rio and the children were amazed at how huge and heavy it was. Ed told the children the medal from Rio was the biggest Olympic medal he has!
The Festival of Light Wednesday 6th December
Our Ethos committee plus Mrs Ireland, Mrs Glynn and Mrs Ragan went to the Festival Of Light at The Queen Elizabeth Hall. The festival was organised by The Oldham Interfaith Forum to celebrate different religions in our community. The focus religions were Hinduism, Judaism, Muslim and Christianity. The evening contained different entertainments including plays, dancing, singing, music by Saddleworth School and Mahdlo as well as more information about each of the religions. The evening finished with food and a great time was had by all.
The children from our Ethos committee attending were Alexa (Y1), Oliver (Y1), Jake (Y3), Maya (Y2), Ben (Y5), Nathan (Y5) and Ellie (Y6).