Monthly Archives - January 2019

Netball Victory for St Thomas’

On Thursday 24th January, the netball team from St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School, Tean, won the Staffordshire Moorlands District Netball tournament which was held at the South Moorlands Leisure Centre, in Cheadle. The victory means that St Thomas’s team will now compete in the county final in March.   “I am delighted with this result – the children all played really well with some amazing team work and play on the court, they deserved to win.  I wish them the very best of luck for the final.” commented Miss Charlotte Leyland, PE Coordinator at St Thomas’s.

Children have a ball learning about Charles Dickens

Children at The Faber Catholic Primary School, Cotton, have enjoyed learning about Dickens and the Victorians with their studies culminating in a fancy dress ‘Fezziwig Faber Ball’, named after one of the characters in their chosen text. The whole school, from age 4 to 11, have studied the themes and story lines explored in the Dickens classic, ‘A Christmas Carol’ in age appropriate activities, including taking part in or watching the school pantomime, ‘A Grumpy Old Scrooge’.  The children studied the character of Scrooge and the ghosts who transform him. Mrs Lisa Machin, Principal at the school commented, “It is really important to make learning fun and memorable and with these activities we have achieved just that.  Dressing as Dickensian characters helped our pupils understand how Victorian children might have felt each day; to feel the hardships they felt, to walk in their shoes -  it certainly helped with their understanding of characters from ‘A Christmas Carol’. “Our pantomime also allowed the children to meet the characters face to face, participating, engaging in and seeing Scrooge’s transformation up close. The whole Dickensian event has been fascinating for our pupils and the work they have produced as a result has been outstanding.”