Worthington Primary School

Worthington Road, Sale, Cheshire M33 2JJ Tel: 0161 973 3504

We are a County controlled (Trafford LEA) co- educational school for pupils in the age range 3 to 11 years.
Head Teacher: Mr Clive Searle

So far ladies and gentlemen, we have raised the amazing total of £537.76 this year for Macmillan, due to the generosity and hard work of many.  The school would like to thank all those who baked and/or came along to our coffee morning and pledged so much!  In fact, when we take into account the Gift Aid, we will have broken the £600 barrier quite easily.  (Last year’s total was £583.02.)

In addition to those who gave so generously, we would like to thank staff and children for their silver service throughout the morning and in addition, our two cooks for their amazing contribution.

We could not ever hope to raise this sort of amount without you all – thank you so very, very much.

Over the last two days, our Year 1 and Year 2 children have been busy learning more about the life and work of L. S. Lowry, the artist famous for his mainly industrial and urban scenes of his local area around Salford.  Julie, an artist in residence from The Lowry in Salford has been showing the children the techniques that Lowry used to produce his distinctive and extremely famous paintings and pencil sketches.

Our children have really been encouraged to look at the detail in the paintings of the buildings they have produced.

They have shown great determination, concentration and no little eye for detail in the work they have carried out.  In addition, the children have learned a great deal about the living and working conditions for many people of Salford at the time that Lowry was painting.

Once the children had all produced one painting each, they were combined to produce a representation of their local area – an art installation entitled ‘Down Our Street’.

Thank you so much children for all your hard work this week and thank you too to Julie for teaching us so much.

Between 8.55 and 10.15 a.m. on the morning of Friday 29th September, we shall be hosting our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning.  Please see our letter regarding the finer detail but if you can come and spend an hour enjoying freshly made tea, brewed coffee and cake, then you are most welcome.

Every year we manage to raise a little more than the previous year, and with your generosity, we think we can do so again this year.

Put the date in your diary – the kettle will be on!

https://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/

 

Happy Hinamatsuri Day

Today, 3rd March, we join our hands in friendship with girls, wherever they live, who share a Japanese heritage.

Hinamatsuri, also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day, is a special day in Japan. Hinamatsuri is celebrated each year on March 3.  Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.

Today, Yuno is celebrating Hinamatsuri and has come dressed in traditional court dress.  Her mummy has brought along her set of ornamental dolls, seen here in the picture, along with Yuno.  She has also, extremely generously, brought little dolls, representing the Emperor and Empress, for our Nursery children.

In addition to the costumed dolls, food and drink play a role on Girls’ Day, with rice wine and rice cakes taking centre stage, along with flower blossoms.

Don’t worry boys – on May 5th each year in Japan every child is remembered, when National Children’s Day is celebrated.  Do you think we should have a National Day for Children in the United Kingdom?  Let us know what you think!

 

Key Stage Two Gymnastics Team

Here we see some of our elite gymnastics squad who represented school at a recent Trafford Gymnastics Competition.  On the final Friday of half term, we celebrated their achievements, along with our newly formed Year 3 and 4 hockey team, who played earlier in the week in a Trafford competition at Brooklands Sports Club.  (They played magnificently in horrendous weather and we are so very proud of them!)

During the achievement assembly, we asked our gymnasts to perform their favourite routine, and this they did with aplomb to a very appreciative audience.

Crab Splits

Our Year 5 and 6 team came tenth out of fifteen entries, one of our Year 3 and 4 team came fifth out of thirteen entries and as you may have spotted, five of our squad of Year 3 and 4 children are wearing silver medals – yes, you’ve guessed it – they came second in their age-group.  Every child from Worthington performed brilliantly against some extremely stiff opposition, however they showed determination and great concentration, as well as outstanding gymnastic ability on the day to richly deserve their success.

As a little extra, click on the video link below to see one of our gymnasts in action.

Gymnast video