Pudsey ears, Pudsey jumpers, Pudsey T-shirts, Pudsey headbands, spots, odd socks and plenty of smiles have filled St. Werburgh's as pupils celebrated 'Children in Need' and thought about how we can say something kind.
Children in each class enjoyed a range of activities to raise money for this wonderful cause, including using their mathematical skills to decorate Pudsey using repeating patterns. We have raised more than £190!
The celebrations also marked anti-bullying week, and children shared their ideas on how we can reflect our school motto's phrase of 'love one another' and all agreed to say something kind to someone today and thought about how this makes them feel.
Many thanks, as always, to our parents/carers for their wonderful support.
...love one another.
To mark the period of remembrance, our Year 6 children visited the cenotaph in Kingsley to represent the whole school family and to think about those who gave so much for their country.
The group took the time to learn about the history of the cenotaph and its importance in the Parish and wider community. They also read aloud the names of all of the fallen soldiers from our villages so we can remember them.
This year's visit also marked the centenary of the Royal British Legion, an incredible organisation which does an amazing job in raising funds for those involved with the military and their families. In school we support the Royal British Legion each year by selling poppies and poppy-related items.
The visit finished with a moment of reflection with all of the children showing great respect for this important time of year.
We will remember them.
The generosity of the St. Werburgh's family has been really evident with the recent donations towards the school Harvest celebration.
The goods have been donated to those families who are in need at this time, a situation in which we, or our friends or family members, could all find ourselves. It was lovely to pass so many items to the volunteers who do such brilliant work at the Trussell Trust's Cheadle and District Foodbank, and they send their thanks to all who were able to donate.
The kindness, care and thoughtfulness of our children and families really reflects the final part of our school motto: ...love one another.
The St. Werburgh's C.E. Primary School family send a huge 'thank you' to our friends at Stoke City FC for providing a very special ticket offer as part of the 'City 7s' programme.
The children and adults who chose to attend enjoyed plenty of goals and even looked on with pride at seeing their school and The Moorlands Primary Federation logos displayed on the big screen to thousands of spectators at a Championship football match.
Providing children with an exciting opportunity to see a professional football match is an important way to develop their cultural capital - as well as offering a lovely afternoon with family members and friends!
Led by our new Worship Council, our Harvest Service took place today via Microsoft Teams, with Rev. Sue guiding us in prayer and children from each class giving thanks to God and showing their creativity to celebrate Harvest.
Thank you very much for all of the wonderful Harvest produce which has been received into school. The generosity and thoughtfulness of the families of our children and staff will make a big difference to many other local families at this time.
Love to learn, love God, love one another.
It is with sadness that we learnt of the passing of Keith Hollins, former Headteacher and Executive Principal of The Cheadle Academy and Westwood College (amongst others), and CEO of the Staffordshire University Academies Trust.
Keith kindly offered advice and support as we formed The Moorlands Primary Federation and through his co-founding of the South Moorlands Schools Learning Community, created many positive opportunities for schools throughout our area.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
We are delighted to start the new school year with plenty of smiles!
Although we were sad to see some of our pupils leave us in the summer and head off for exciting new adventures, we are happy to welcome lots of new superstars, who have joined all of the other superstars in the St. Werburgh's family!
Already, they are showing our motto of: 'Love to learn, love God, love one another.'
As the Olympic Games make a start in Tokyo on 23rd July, we are thrilled and very excited that one of our superstars is currently one of the fastest swimmers of his age in England!
Noah, one of our spectacular Year 6 children, is a very talented swimmer and has been training hard to continue to improve his skills in the pool. Courtesy of his club submitting his times into a national programme, he is currently ranked in an amazing second place for the 100m Butterfly, and an incredible 1st place nationally for the 200m backstroke!
His brilliance is the pool has also been recognised by others as he has also been chosen for the Staffordshire ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) County Development programme and the regional programme for Swim England! Great work, Noah!
The whole team are very, very, very proud of Noah and are sure that you join us in looking forward to seeing him dazzling us all in the Olympics in 2030 and 2034!
We are delighted to welcome a new addition to the school.
Odelia, a wire fairy created by local artist and parent, Daniel Powner (of Wire Art by Daniel), has been kindly donated to school by the Powner family.
Odelia, or ‘gift from God’ reflects our school motto wonderfully and is a beautiful piece of art which we look forward to proudly displaying in school.
Families and neighbours are being urged to begin to plan their ideas for the Kingsley and Kingsley Holt Scarecrow Festival 2021.
The festival will be taking place during the weekend of the 4th - 5th September and will be welcoming visitors from near and far to see the wonderful and imaginative creations.
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