150th Tea Party
On Friday 11th August St George's celebrated its 150th birthday. To mark this special date we held a tea party in school and invited pupils and staff past and present along with members of the community.
With the support of Fairtrade Mossley, we were able to invite parents and children to share in toast and drinks whilst reading about how we can support fairtrade. Fun was had by all especially when Fairtrade Ted flew in on his plane.
Over recent weeks the children have created a range of artwork using different media around the theme ‘Local artists and the Local area’. Children created artwork in the style of Chris Cyprus, Phil Craven and Mrs Mayall. The artwork ranged from pencil drawings to collage and photography. Year 6 children participated in several workshops led by local artist ‘Mrs Mayall’. She introduced the children to various skills and techniques which they then used to create depictions from the text ‘The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse’ using watercolour. On Friday 10th February the artwork was displayed in school for families and local resident to view. We had an overwhelming response and the artwork was for sale by donation which raised £150 towards sports equipment that the school council are currently raising funds for.
On Tuesday 31st January 2023, we held a Star Gazing event thanks to the loan of telescopes from Ogden Trust which the school is part of. The event ran from 4:30-6pm where the children had the opportunity to take part in a large range of space themed activities.
The children were able to view the sky through telescopes, try astronaut food, carry out experiments and enjoy learning about the constellations in our solar system.
Christingle service 2022
All children from nursery to Y6 were able to light a Christingle candle during our annual service held in St George's church
Choir trip to sing at the Community Luncheon Club
Children from KS2 volunteered to go to the George Lawton Hall to entertain people at the community Christmas dinner
Visit from an author
We were very pleased to welcome Becky King the author of 'Ember Shadows and the Fates of Mount Never' to speak to Y5 and Y6. Many of the children were able to purchase her book which she then signed
Macmillan Coffee Morning - Sept 2022
Together with the congregation of St George's church we held our annual coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Trust. Thank you to everyone who donated cakes and money, helped serve and who came for a drink and cake. Together we raised £422
Sports Day - July 2022
It was great to be back at Seel Park, home of Mossley FC to hold our Sports Day after 2 years break due to the pandemic. Thanks to Hayley our sports coach for organising it with help from Mrs Towell, for the children's super sportsmanship and the parents/carers' support
The school celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with arts and crafts in the classroom, a playground picnic and candy floss and games outside. We are also going to be planting a time capsule.
We learnt the National Anthem to sing as part of our celebrations
Young Voices May 2022
The choir joined 9175 other children from across the North West at the AO Arena in Manchester for the Young Voices Spectacular
Robin Class - Act of Kindness with residents of Sandon House - Jan 2022
All the children made cards, bookmarks, bird food, wind chimes and cup cakes and shared some time virtually with the residents of Sandon House
Swift Class - Christmas Experience at Mossley Methodist Church - Dec 2021
The children of Swift Class revisited the First Christmas with an all-senses journey of activities at the Methodist Church
Macmillan Coffee Morning - Sept 2021
St George's Church and School joined together to hold a coffee morning in church. Together we raised £650. Thank you to all concerned.
Swift Class Victorian Day
Fairtrade Breakfast - 2020
We welcomed parents/carers, governors and children to come and have their breakfast at school. During the time we were able to raise awareness of Fairtrade products available in local supermarkets and celebrate the farmers and workers who grow the food we eat, promoting a living wage and fair trade.
Recreating the Great Fire of London
To finish their Great Fire of London topic Puffin Class set fire to Pudding Lane which they had recreated out of cereal boxes.
Young Voices 2020
Our choir joined nearly 8000 other primary school children at a Young Voices concert at Manchester Arena. We had a great time.
Puffin Class at Mossley Community Fire Station
To start out new topic we visited Mossley Fire Station. We had a great time look at all the equipment, having a tour of the fire station and we even challenged the fire staff to see how quickly they could get dressed into their protective clothing!
Bishop Mark's visit to school
Some of the staff from Manchester cathedral, Manchester Diocese Board of Education, Bishop Mark, Father David and Father Ian joined with Year 4 to complete some art and craft workshops to think again about the First Christmas story.
Mossley Community Showcase
On a cold Saturday in July, community groups from across Mossley joined together in the school and church grounds to showcase their organisation. It was a lovely occasion and great to see what the town has to offer. Thank you to all who came
Tameside Music Service & Radio Visit
Puffin class were luckily enough to have a visit from Tameside Music Service and learn all about drumming. Tameside Radio came along to hear us play and talk to Mrs Divers and Father David about the new outdoor classroom.
Puffin Class Beach Trip
A wonderful way to end our fantastic year. The children had lots of fun building in the sand and flying their kites.
Ned's Mindset Mission
We were pleased to welcome Kyle from Ned's Mindset Mission to talk to all the children about never giving up and encouraging others in their learning. The children were fascinated by Kyle's skills with the yo-yo and his magic tricks as he passed on a very important message about 'Go and Grow'
Visit from Pakistan
We were very pleased to welcome Mrs Francis, a headteacher from Station School 2 in the Lahore Diocese in Pakistan to our school. She visited all the classes and learnt more about life in a classroom in England.
Year 6 Leavers service in Manchester Cathedral
All our Year 6 children went with Miss Kay, Mrs Jamieson, Mrs Divers and Father David to Manchester Cathedral to join with 500 children from other Church schools across Manchester Diocese for the Leavers service. This was led by Bishop Mark
Puffin Class Sleepover
The children of Puffin Class arrived back at school at 7pm on Thursday 23rd May. There was excitement in the air as the children said goodnight to their parents and made their way to the school hall. Everyone laid their beds out, changed into PJs and settled into sleeping bags for a film and supper. Much to the teachers' surprise most of the children were fast asleep and snoring by 11:30pm! Half 5 the next morning came very quickly and after tidying up the hall the children had a morning play outside and got to be the first children in the new outdoor classroom. Parents began to arrive and together everyone had breakfast in Puffin Class. In the afternoon, they visited Mossley park and had lots of fun playing on the zip wire, climbing frame and swing.
Miss Foster is very proud of Puffin Class for their behaviour at the sleepover, they were a real credit to St Georges.
Ian Bland Visit
St. George's were very lucky to have the poet Ian Bland work with our children. The day started with a wonderful and extremely funny assembly, followed by class workshops and finally, an opportunity for the children to perform their superb compositions. The day was a great success and much fun was had by all. The day has inspired many of our children to continue writing poetry and who knows, there may be a budding future poet in our midst!
The reveal of 'The Big Frieze' - Monday 4th March 2019
Each class has taken part in creating our own version of 'The Big Frieze'. This illustrates seven of the eight core concepts that are explored in our RE lessons. Father David joined our unveiling and blessed the artwork we had created.