Assemblies

Assemblies are an important part of our school life. It is where we come together as a school community, to celebrate, to think, to share and to reflect on ourselves living in a global society.

It is a special time to develop a wider respect across the whole school membership, to mark special occasions and to develop those important behaviours that are needed in society when large numbers are gathered together.

We follow whole school themes and these are used in assemblies.

Week Commencing 24th February

Monday 24th February

Today's assembly was all about emotional wellbeing and mindfulness. They talked about the importance of positive physical and mental health and what activities they can do to help with this. 

Tuesday 25th February

The children talked about courage in their assembly today. They thought about which animals represented courage and how this impacted their families.

Friday 28th February 2020

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Tobi and Gracie (R), Reuben and James (1), Willow (2), Ewan and Reuben (3), Eloise, Faith and Amelia (6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone!

Week Commencing 10th February

Monday 10th February

This morning Rachel from Christ Church came in to visit the children. She talked to the children about different objects which symbolise Jesus. 

Friday 14th February 2020

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Kieran , George.J and Scarlett (R), Finnley and Jack.W (1), Jack and Imogen (3), Amira-Jae and Taylor (5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone!

Week Commencing 3rd February

Monday 3rd February 2020

This morning the children had a special visitor Mr White from Wesley Place. He played the piano for the children and they all listened beautifully.

Wednesday 5th February 2020

Wednesday 5th February 2020

The singing assembly was this morning. The children practised the ‘Spring Chicken’ and ‘The Chocolate Song’ ready for Easter.

Friday 7th February 2020

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Lucie and Betsy (R), Elliott and Kai (1), Joseph.S (2), Erin and Isabelle (3), Archie.B, Isaac and Rossi (6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone!

 

Week Commencing 27th January 2020

Monday 27th January 2020

This morning Daran from Christ Church came to visit. He talked to the children about the lords prayer.

Tuesday 28th January 2020

Today's assembly was all about Chinese New Year. The children learnt that this year is the year of the Rat and they celebrate New Year in January. Last week the children participated in wonderful activities for Chinese New Year including making Chinese lanterns and tasting different Chinese foods.

Friday 31st January 2020

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: George.O and Theo (R), Dori and Daniel (1) Zac B (2), Stanley and Aden (4), Bojena, Zac and Liam (5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone!

Week Commencing 20th January 2020

Monday 20th January 2020

Today we were visited by Jonny Newbould from Wesley Place who read a story to the children.

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Today's assembly was all about how spring is on the way and how it symbolises hope.

Friday 24th January 2020

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Betsy, Grace and Theo (R), Emily and Joshua (2), Grace ( 3), Maisie and Jessica.W (4), Amelia and Felicity (6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone!

Week Commencing 13th January 2020

Monday 13th January 2020

Today’s assembly was about how important this part of the year is. The Children talked about the golden rules in school and how to behave.

Friday 17th January 2020

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Inaaya and Nate (R), Maggie and Ella (1), Zac. B (2), Lilly-May. D, Lily. G and Ava ( 3), Reuben and Jacob (6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone!

Week Commencing 6th January 2020

Monday 6th January 2020

Today’s assembly was all about the New Year and resolutions. They talked about what they could do at school this year to make it great. The children said to be kind and help others more and also to keep trying hard.

Friday 10th January 2020

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Scarlett and George. J (R), Owain and Ruben (1), Sienna. B (2), Eleanor. S, Bethany and Madison (4), Rose and Eleanor (5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone!

Week Commencing 16th December 2019

Tuesday 17th December 2019

Today's assembly was all about sport celebration. Ms Robinson and Mr Hancock lead the school in a celebration of sport. Records were announced in both field run and broad jump with several all-time class records achieved.

Week Commencing 25th November 2019

Friday 29th November 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Alice and George O (R), Ella, Maggie, Kai (1), Erin and Martha (3), Tilly S, Annabel, Evie (5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone!

Week Commencing 11th November 2019

Monday 11th November 2019

This morning Rachel from Christ Church came in to visit. She asked the children what was special about this day. They talked about Remembrance Day and why we have poppies. The children sang a song and said a prayer.

Friday 15th November 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Dexter and Lucy (R), Harriet and Cerys (1), Jack (2), Lucy and Isabelle (3), Lilla, Evie and Emily (6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone!

Week Commencing 4th November 2019

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Today's assembly was all about Times Table Rockstars. The children were told about how they can use it to improve their times tables and that at the end of each term the top players from each year group will receive a certificate.

Thursday 7th November 2019

This morning was the singing assembly. The children sang some Christmas songs, 'Mary's Boy Child', 'Silent Night' and 'Starry Night'.

Week Commencing 21st October 2019

Monday 21st October 2019

Today we were visited by Jonny Newbould from Wesley Place who read a story to the children.

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

This mornings assembly was about our responsibilty for the earth, the children were told about how our litter can end up in the sea, this can carry disease and then be eaten by the animals.

Friday 25th October 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Emma and Toby (R), Max and Matthew (1), Emma (2), Claudia, Annie and Matilda (4), Henry and Harrison (5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone!

Week Commencing 14th October 2019

Monday 14th October 2019

Mr White and Mrs Bain sang One Little Voice with the children today in our singing assembly.

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Today we talked about our feelings and emotions, not every day we walk into school happy and excited and that is ok, sometimes we can be tired or sad and what is important is that we control these emotions.

Friday 18th October 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Harper and Thomas (R), Finlay and Ben (1), Fenna (2), Jack and Lewis (3), Millie, Isabelle and Amber (6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone! 

Week Commencing 7th October 2019

Monday 7th October 2019

Today we were visited by Daran Ward from Christ Church who talked to the children about Harvest.

Tuesday 8th October 2019

This mornings assembly was focused on e-safety and the School rules.  The children were reminded to keep their passwords and personal information private and to report anything that we find on the internet that upsets or worries us.

Friday 11th October 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Emily F and Harry (R), Freddie R and Zac (1), Alexia (2), Harry, Tom and Jenson (4), Isla and Jasmine (5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone! 

Week Commencing 30th September 2019

Monday 30th September 2019

This morning Pete Howard came to visit.  He talked about kindness and things we can do to make people happy, he said this is what God would like us to do.

Tuesday 1st October 2019

This month is Black History Month.  We talked about Shirley Bassey and watched a video of her singing 'Diamonds are forever' when she was 79.

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

This morning was our singing assmebly, we practiced singing our Harvest songs, Cauliflower Fluffy, The Singing Vegetables and A Farmers Life For Me.

Friday 4th October 2019

Parents and carers were invited to listen to KS1 in their Harvest assembly, the children sang Harvest songs, Year 1 told a Harvest story and Reception read a Harvest poem. The children sang wonderfully, we hope you enjoyed it. 

Week Commencing 23rd September 2019

Monday 23rd September 2019

This morning the assembly was lead by The Alsager Golf Club, they discussed with the children how to become a member at the golf club and how much this would cost, letters went home containing this information. They watched a demonstration by David, they also had a small putting competition which resulted in the boys winning 4 - 3. Well done!

Tuesday 24th September 2019

This morning we talked about friendship and being kind to one another.

Thursday 26th September 2019

This morning we sang Harvest songs in preperation for next weeks Harvest assembly.

This morning was also the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Alice and Symphony (R), Elliot, Reuben and Matthew (1), Bea, Cerys and Isla (3), Dominic and Adam (6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone! 

Week Commencing 16th September 2019

Monday 16th September 2019

This morning the children talked about Climate Change and how this affects us.  They discussed looking after our planet and ways we can do this, for example, picking up rubbish, this will help to make our workd smile!

Friday 20th September 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Sophia and Riley (R), Freddie R and Albie (1), Oscar (2), Imogen and Lacey (3), Xanthe, Rose and Evie (5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone! 

Week Commencing 9th September 2019

Monday 9th September 2019

This morning members of Stoke City Football Club attended our assembly.  Year 2 were very lucky to have recieved a 'goodie bag' containing tickets to watch the next Stoke V Bristol game and a new Stoke City T-Shirt.  The children played a game of 'guess who'.

Mr Hancock talked about science at Excalibur, the children observed a video which looked into an orchid changing over time to see how it changes.

Tuesday 10th September 2019

The children experimented with cups to find out which cup kept the drink hot for longer.  The conclusion was the coffee cup.

Thursday 12th September 2019

Today was our singing assembly with Miss Robinson and Mrs Weatherby. The children have started to practice singing their Harvest songs in preparation for our Harvest Assembly.

Week Commencing 2nd September 2019

Thursday 5th September 2019

This morning we talked about sports at Excalibur and various Olympians. The children have agreed to stick a picture next to the olympic sport picture on a new display.

Week Commencing 22nd July 2019

Monday 22nd July 2019

This morning was the celebration assembly. The winners for house points were announced - Well Done Arthur! The new house captains for next year were announced. Attendance certificates and music certificates were given out.

Week Commencing 15th July 2019

Thursday 18th July 2019

This morning, Nathan Fairless' guitar group performed some pieces that they have been working on for parents and the rest of the school. They did a fantastic job.

Friday 19th July 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Kai and Teal (R), Joe, Willow and Sienna A (Y1), Parry, Oscar and Findal (Y3), Isla and Xanthe (Y4). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone!

Week Commencing 8th July 2019

Monday 8th July 2019

Daran Ward came to visit this morning from the church. He played some 'Where's Wally' games with the children.

Friday 12th July 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Gabriel and James (R), Jacob and Fenna (Y1), Reuben (Y2), Lily and Maisie N (Y3), Emily, Chloe and George (Y5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone!

Week Commencing 1st July 2019

Monday 1st July 2019

This morning Pete Howard came in to visit. He sang 'Banana Man' with the children. He talked about changes and the changes that the children may be going through at the moment, for example moving up to High School, making new friends etc. He then told a story about Moses taking the people of Israel to Egypt to be rescued by Joshua and how he had to use leadership skills. The children said a prayer.

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Mr Hancock led the assembly this morning. The theme was 'wisdom'. He spoke to the children about the famous speech by Winston Churchill 'We shall fight on the beaches'. He also spoke about Nelson Mandela.

Friday 5th July 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Zac and Imogen (R), Theo and Corey (Y1), Erin (Y2), Ben, Ellis and Bojena (Y4), Grace and Holly (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone!

Week Commencing 24th June 2019

Monday 24th June 2019

This morning the children did a singing assembly led by Mrs Weatherby. They sang various songs.

Tuesday 25th June 2019

Today we had a very special visitor from Stoke City Football Club. Danny Batth came to visit the school and joined us in this morning's assembly. The theme was about working together as a team and resilience. Thank you to Danny and his partner for taking a special trip to visit Excalibur.

Thursday 27th June 2019

This morning was the singing assembly. The children sang 'A Whole New World' and a song from the Greatest Showman.

Week Commencing 17th June 2019

Monday 17th June 2019

This morning Mr White came into visit. They sang Happy Birthday to the children with birthday's today. They sang some other songs.

Thursday 20th June 2019

It was the singing assembly this morning. The children sang some songs from 'The Greatest Showman' and a song from 'Aladdin'.

Friday 21st June 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Max and Ben (R), Emma and Tiffany (Y1), Lacey (Y2), Jenson, Oscar and Keenan (Y3), Rhys and Joseph (Y5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone!

Week Commencing 10th June 2019

Monday 10th June 2019

This morning Stephen Hatcher came to visit. He wore a Roman costume and talked to the children about Roman soldiers.

Friday 14th June 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: James and Cerys (R), Sam and Sienna B (Y1), Oliver (Y2), Claudia and Evie B (Y4), Sam, Rory and Harry (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone!

Week Commencing 3rd June 2019

Friday 7th June 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Edward and Josh J (R), Fenna and Joey (Y1), Lucy (Y2), Tom and Oscar (Y3), Lowenna, Amber and Sophia (Y5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone! 

Week Commencing 13th May 2019

Friday 17th May 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Teal and Charlie (R), Isobel (Y1), Lacey and Francesca (Y2), Maddie, Anya and Ava (Y4), Daisy and Ella R (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone! 

Week Commencing 6th May 2019

Tuesday 7th May 2019

This morning the assembly was about British values. The theme was about the independence of people, how to talk to people and respecting people's privacy.

Thursday 9th May 2019

Mrs Weatherby and Miss Robinson held the assembly this morning. It was the singing assembly. The children sang 'From the tiny ant'.

Friday 10th May

This morning was the stars assembly. There were no lunchtime VIP's today. A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone! 

Week Commencing 29th April 2019

Monday 29th April 2019

Mrs Bain came in to visit this morning and her assembly was about feeling happy. She talked about having a bucket full of emotions, and how you fill the bucket.

Tuesday 30th April 2019

Mrs Bailey's assembly this morning was about 'messing up'. She spoke about how if you tell a lie, you get more and more embroiled in the lie and it is harder to get out of, like a fly getting stuck in a spider's web. The more it struggles the more stuck it becomes. The children watched a video about pinocchio and saw how his nose grew when he told a lie.

Friday 3rd May 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Freddie R and Matthew (R), Evie and Pippa (Y1), Ewan (Y2), Jenson and Oliver (Y3), Faith, Chloe and Eloise (Y5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone! 

Week Commencing 22nd April 2019

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

This morning the assembly was about St. George's Day. St George's Day in England remembers St George, England's patron saint. The anniversary of his death, which is on 23rd April, is seen as England's national day. According to legend, he was a soldier in the Roman army who killed a dragon and saved a princess.

Thursday 25th April 2019

The theme of this morning's assembly was 'the power of perseverance'. Mr Hancock talked about different sports including speedstacks and broad jump and the records that people have acheived. He also talked about climbing El Captain which is a rock formation in Yosemite and the perseverance that people have to have to acheive such feats.

Friday 26th April 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Jack S and Reuben (R), Josh and Ethan (Y1), Emily (Y2), Harrison, Jake and Calum (Y4), Rory and Sam (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone! 

Week Commencing 1st April 2019

Monday 1st April 2019

This morning Rachel Mason and the new vicar Darren came to visit. They talked about Easter, sang 'Our God is a great big God' and said a prayer.

Thursday 4th April 2019

This morning was a sports update assembly with Mr Hancock. They had a look back at all of the sporting events that the children have been involved in this term and all of the sports clubs after school.

Friday 5th April 2019

This morning was the KS2 Easter assembly. The parents were invited to watch and Mr White came in to play the piano. It was a lovely assembly, well done to all of the children involved.

Week Commencing 25th March 2019

Monday 25th March 2019

Mr White came in to visit this morning. They sang Happy Birthday to Seth and Mr White played the piano. They talked about lent and about Easter coming soon.

Tuesday 26th March 2019

This morning was singing practice for the Easter assembly. They sang, 'Life is a Wonderful Thing', 'Celebrate' and 'Hosanna'.

Wednesday 27th March 2019

More practice in this morning's assembly for the Easter assembly. Today the children sang 'Hallelujiah', 'When i think about the cross' and 'Hosanna'.

Thursday 28th March 2019

This morning was the usual singing assembly and the children sang some Easter songs, including 'Life is a wonderful thing', 'Celebrate' and 'Spring Chicken'.

Friday 29th March 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Jack H and Kai (R), Thomas (Y1), Isobel and Noah (Y2), Maisie N and Keeley (Y3), Dominic, Ben and Rhys (Y5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone! 

Week Commencing 18th March 2019

Monday 18th March 2019

This morning the assembly was with Mrs T. She led an inspirational assembly about positivity. She used the analogy of a banana as it is bright and yellow and looks like a smile. She talked about Richard Parks who was a rugby player who got injured but he didn't give up and has gone on to take part in extreme endurance challenges. She told a story about two seeds, one of which was too scared to grow and the other that was more positive and bloomed. Always be positive!

Tuesday 19th March 2019

The assembly today was led by Mrs Bailey and Miss Taylor and the children were practicing their songs for the Easter assembly. They sang 'Celebrate' and 'Hallelujiah'.

Thursday 21st March 2019

This morning was the singing assembly. The children sang 'When I think about the cross' and 'Hosanna'.

Friday 22nd March 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Iwan and Finnley (R), Sienna A, Evie and Joseph (Y1), Oliver and Oscar (Y3), Emily, Faith and Chloe (Y5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone! 

Week Commencing 11th March 2019

Monday 11th March 2019

Pete Howard came in to visit today. The theme was 'nobody is a nobody'. They sang a song and said a prayer.

Tuesday 12th March 2019

This morning the NSPCC came in to do assemblies with KS1 and KS2. They talked about a worry bag and about different feelings that children may experience.

Wednesday 13th March

Mr Hancock did a Science experiment in the assembly this morning as it was Science week. They also watched a video.

Thursday 14th March 2019

This morning was the singing assembly with Mr Hancock and Mrs Beale. The children sang some Easter songs, 'Mary's Song' and 'When I think about the cross'.

Friday 15th March 2019

It was the Reception class assembly this morning and the children got to showcase their learning to their families. They did an amazing job! Well done to all.

Week Commencing 4th March 2019

Monday 4th March 2019

Rachel Mason from Christ Church came to visit this morning and spoke to the children about Shrove Tuesday and lent. They sang a song.

Tuesday 5th March 2019

Mr Hancock's assembly this morning was about our responsibility to the earth and what we can do to conserve some wonderful places. He showed the children slides of various places in the world including The Grand Canyon, Mount Everest and the Amazon rainforest and talked about what we can do to help look after the earth.

Wednesday 6th March 2019

This morning's assembly was the 'Fizz Free February' celebration. The children that had got involved in the initiative were celebrated and received house points and a certificate.

Thursday 7th March 2019

It was singing this morning with Miss Taylor and Mrs Bailey. The children were singing songs in preparation for their Easter assembly. They sang 'Life is a wonderful thing' and 'When i think about the cross'.

Friday 8th March 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Max and Ben (R), Ethan and Theo (Y1), Joshua (Y2), Claudia and Bronte (Y4), Daisy, Darcey and Sophie (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone! 

Week Commencing 25th February 2019

Monday 25th February 2019

Reverend Hatcher came to visit this morning. He talked to the children about primitive methodism and Mr. Clowes in 1819. He talked about how he preached in London.  The children said a prayer.

Tuesday 26th February 2019

This morning the assembly was about fairtrade and it was discussed how people should be paid fairly for the work that they do.

Thursday 28th February 2019

It was the singing assembly this morning with Mrs Bailey and Mrs Beale. They sang 'Life is a wonderful thing'.

Friday 1st March 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Maggie and Ella (R), Joseph and Lauren (Y1), Harrison (Y2), Jessica A, Etienne and Madison (Y3), Felicity and Baden (Y5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone! 

Week Commencing 11th February 2019

Monday 11th February 2019

Mr White came into visit today and the children sang some songs alongside him playing the piano. He asked if they could remember which songs they had sang during their Christmas performances. The choir also performed their songs that they sang at the choral competition.

Thursday 14th February 2019

This morning the Year 3 children showcased their learning to their families in the sharing assembly. They did a fantastic job. Well done Year 3!

Friday 15th February 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Imogen and Joshua (R), Sam and Lauren (Y1), Ava (Y2), Bojena, Ellis and Zac (Y4), Darcey and Izzy (Y6). The half term Timestables Rockstars league table was announced and the winners from each year (Y2-6). These can be seen on the Maths page on the website. Well done! Merlin are this half term's house point winners! The children can come in non-uniform on Wednesday 27th February. A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well done everyone! 

Week Commencing 4th February 2019

Monday 4th February 2019

This morning, Jonny Newbould came in to visit. He talked to the children about doing the right thing at all times and loving thy neighbour. He told them a story about a man that got robbed and injured and several people walked by and didn't help, but one man decided to stop and help him.

Tuesday 5th February 2019

Today is Safer Internet Day. The campaign's slogan is 'together for a better internet'. Mrs Bailey held the assembly this morning and spoke to the children about consent. They talked about what consent is and also never to share any personal information online.

Thursday 7th February 2019

This morning was the singing assembly with Mr Hancock and Mrs Beale. The children sang 'A million dreams', 'One little voice' and 'Harmony blues'.

Friday 8th February 2019

This morning was the Year 2 class assembly. The Year 2 children showcased to their families what they have been learning so far this term. They did a fantastic job! Well done Year 2!

Week Commencing 28th January 2019

Monday 28th January 2019

 Pete Howard came in to visit this morning and told the children a bible story about working together. They also sang a song.

Tuesday 29th January 2019

This morning the assembly was with Mr Hancock. He spoke to the children about 'Fizz Free February' Which is a health incentive to go 'fizz free' and avoid fizzy drinks this February. This reduces your intake of sugar and helps with healthy teeth and consuming a healthy diet.

Thursday 31st January 2019

This morning was the singing assembly with Mr Hancock. The children sang a few songs, including a song from 'The Greatest Showman' which is a song that the choir have been practising for their upcoming choral competition.

Friday 1st February 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Iwan and Oliver (R), Jacob (Y1), Lacey-Jay and Jack S (Y2), Riley and Oscar (Y3), Emily (Y5), Finlay (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done! 

Week Commencing 21st January 2019

Monday 21st January 2019

This morning Mrs T held the assembly and the theme was 'Friendship'. They discussed what makes a good friend and the qualities that we need to be a good friend. They watched a video of Woody and Buzz from Toy Story to see how they interact as friends and how their friendship develops. She told the story of the bear and the two travellers.

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

The assembly this morning was about having good thoughts and being kind to each other. If you have good thoughts you will shine.

Thursday 24th January 2019

This morning was the singing assembly with Mrs Weatherby and Miss Robinson. They sang a song from 'The Greatest Showman'.

Friday 25th January 2019

This morning was the Year 1 class assembly. Parents were invited to watch the Year 1 children showcase what they have been learning so far this term. They did a great job! Well done Year 1!

Week Commencing 14th January 2019

Tuesday 15th January 2019

Mr Hancock held the assembly this morning and he talked to the children about the paralympics. They watched a video of the paralympics and talked about resilience.

Wednesday 16th January 2019

This morning's assembly was about sport and the five 'R's'. One of which being 'reflect', which means reflecting on yourself and seeing how you can improve and do things better.

Thursday 17th January 2019

This morning was the singing assembly. The children sang 3 different songs.

Friday 18th January 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Iwan and Owain (R), Emily (Y1), Grace and Beatrix (Y2), Harry, Keenan and Jacob (Y3), Faith and Chloe (Y5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done! 

Week Commencing 7th January 2019

Monday 7th January 2019

Happy New Year! The children talked about new year's resolutions and were told to think of things that they would like to acheive in 2019. Never give up, and work hard to acheive what you want to do!

Tuesday 8th January 2019

The theme of the assembly this morning was 'The true power of practice'. The children were told to think about what could be done in 10,000 hours and what skill you could learn from practicing.

Thursday 10th January 2019

This morning was the singing assembly. The children were learning some new songs.

Friday 11th January 2019

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Freddie and Daniel (R), Evie and Alex (Y1), Jessica (Y2), Isla and Kylie (Y4), Jenson, Evan and Ben (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done! 

Week Commencing 17th December 2018

Tuesday 18th December 2018

This morning some children spoke to the rest of the school about the various clubs that they attend out of school. Some of the clubs were, basketball, cycling, football, gymnastics and dancing to name but a few. They talked about why they enjoy these activities and what they are required to do during the club.

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Mr Hancock gave a sports update this morning. He told the children that the school has been awarded the school games platinum award, which is a fantastic acheivement!

Thursday 20th December 2018

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Zac and Bhodi (R), Joshua (Y1), Finlay K and Lacey (Y2), Bronte and Xanthe (Y4), Finley P, George and Isaac (Y5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done! 

Week Commencing 10th December 2018

Monday 10th December 2018

This morning Rachel Mason from Christ Church came to do the assembly. She did a little game with the children arranging some Christmas crackers to make different words. They sang a song and said a prayer at the end.

Friday 14th December 2018

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Finn and Elliot (R), Ethan and Ella (Y1), Joshua P (Y2), Keenan and Jacob (Y3), Kai, Lacey and Tegan (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done! 

Week Commencing 3rd December 2018

Wednesday 5th December 2018

This morning St Lukes Hospice came to visit to talk to the children about the upcoming Rudolph Run. Luke the bear mascot came to say hello to the children. 

Thursday 6th December 2018

The children sang 'Sing Together', 'One Little Voice' and 'Harmony Blues'.

Friday 7th December 2018

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Owain and Albert (R), Joey and Harry (Y1), Jess (Y2), Kylie and Isla (Y4), Nathaniel, Finn and George (Y5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done! 

Week Commencing 26th November 2018

Friday 30th November 2018

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Imogen and Harriet (R), Ella and Evie (Y1), Imogen (Y2), Matilda B and Taylor (Y4), Felicity and Baden (Y5) and Rebecca (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done! 

Week Commencing 19th November 2018

Friday 23rd November 2018

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: James and Max (R), Tiffany and Emily (Y1), Noah (Y2), Jessica A, Jessica W and Bethany (Y3), Nicolas (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done! 

Week Commencing 12th November 2018

Monday 12th November 2018

Pete Howard came in to visit this morning. They sang 'banana man'.

Tuesday 13th November 2018

This morning the children started to sing some songs in preparation for the Christmas performances. They sang 'Come and join the celebration'.

Friday 16th November 2018

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Freddie and Maggie (R), Tilly and Zac B (Y1), Cerys (Y2), Jessica A (Y3), Taylor, Seth and Calum (Y4) and Faith (Y5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done! 

Week Commencing 5th November 2018

Thursday 8th November 2018

This morning was the singing assembly with Mr Hancock. The children sang 'One little voice' and 'Don't stop believing'.

Friday 9th November 2018 - AM

This morning was the Year 5 class assembly and their parents were invited to come and watch. The children shared their learning about World War 2 and read out some of their work. Some children shared their favourite parts of the term so far.

Friday 9th November 2018 - PM

This afternoon the school held a special assembly to talk about Remembrance Day taking place on Sunday 11th November. They talked about the significance of the poppy and remembering the people that fought in the war. They also talked about how the money that is raised by the Royal British Legion is used to help families and veterans affected by this.

Week Commencing 22nd October 2018

Monday 22nd October 2018

This morning was Mr Hancock's assembly. He spoke to the children about 'focus' and how it is important to focus in order to acheive the very best. They looked at an optical illusion where they could see either wolverine or batman, they had to focus on what they could see. They watched a video about basketball and how many passes they could see and also talked about the escherian staircase.

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Singing this morning with Mr Hancock. They sang 'Don't stop believing' and 'Harmony blues'.

Wednesday 25th October 2018

It was the singing assembly this morning with Mr Hancock. They sang 'One little voice', 'Don't stop believing' and 'Harmony blues'

Friday 26th October 2018

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Cerys and Jack W (R), Theo and Zach S (Y1), Isaac (Y2), Zac, and Henry (Y4), Faith and Chloe (Y5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done! Camelot were the house winners this half term! There will be a non-uniform day on 8th November for the winners.

Week Commencing 15th October 2018

Tuesday 16th October 2018

This morning the assembly was about slavery. They explained what slavery was and that people were forced to work for little or no money. They talked about 'Chaga and the chocolate factory' which was a story about Chaga who was tricked into working at the cocoa factory in Mali. Fairtrade products were also talked about.

Wednesday 17th October 2018

This morning the children did some speed catching in assembly. The winners were Year 3 with 24 catches!

Thursday 18th October 2018

Mr White came in to the assembly this morning. He spoke about different hobbies that the children have. They sang 'You are my brother'.

Friday 19th October 2018

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Freddie H and Gabriel (R), Fenna (Y1), Lucy and Josh P (Y2), Isabelle and Amber (Y5), Darcey, Grace and Ruby (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done! 

Week Commencing 8th October 2018

Monday 8th October 2018

This morning was singing with Mr Hancock. The children sang a few different songs.

Tuesday 9th October 2018

The theme of the assembly this morning was 'Always keep calm and think positive' with Mrs Bailey and Mrs Rogers. They talked about Richard Parks who unfortunately had to retire from rugby due to an injury, however he then set himself some extreme endurance challenges which he achieved.

Thursday 11th October 2018

Singing practice this morning and then children sang the song by Journey 'Don't stop believing' and 'Frere Jacques'.

Friday 12th October 2018

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Elliot and Albert (R), Willow and Sienna B (Y1), Emily P (Y2), Jessica W, Oliver and George (Y3), Hattie and Rebecca (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done! 

Week Commencing 1st October 2018

Monday 1st October 2018 - AM

This morning Rachel Mason came in to hold the assembly from Christ Church. She spoke to the children about team work and did a demonstration using cups. The children sang a song.

Monday 1st October 2018 - PM

This afternoon Stoke City came to visit to talk to the children about their City 7's project. They handed out letters to the children, to apply for tickets to watch Stoke City play, at the Bet 365 Stadium.

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Mrs Beale held the assembly this morning which was based on black history month. They talked about Apartheid and various other black influencial people such as Nelson Mandela, Mary Seacole the Jamaican nurse and Rosa Parks an activist. She quoted Barack Obama 'Just because of the colour of my skin, I should not be treated differently'.

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Today was singing practice for the harvest assembly. They sang 'Autumn Days', 'Five a Day' and 'Cauliflower's Fluffy'.

Friday 5th October 2018

This morning was the harvest assmbly and the infant's parents were invited to come. The children sang various songs and Pete Howard joined us to talk about the harvest. Thanks for all the kind donations of food, these have been transported to the food bank.

Week Commencing 24th September 2018

Monday 24th September 2018

Today was an assembly all about the One World Festival which encompasses cultures throughout the world, taking place in Alsager on 29th September. Pete Howard spoke to the childen about his visit to Uganda and what it was like there.

Tuesday 25th September 2018

Mrs Bailey, Miss Taylor and Miss Robinson talked to the children this morning about their x-runner event that they took part in at the weekend. It was a mud run event and they took part in a 5k obstacle course. They had to work together as a team and display strength, resilience and stamina.

Wednesday 26th September 2018

Mrs Morley-Smith came to visit this morning and spoke about the One World Festival and how the children could participate by making a model made out of recyclable materials for the competition at the weekend. They talked about the use of plastics and how it is having a detrimental affect on the world.

Thursday 27th September 2018

This week was the singing assembly. They practiced the songs for the harvest assembly.

Friday 28th September 2018

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's were also chosen for good manners in the dinner hall. A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done!

Week Commencing 17th September 2018

Monday 17th September 2018

Stephen Hatcher came in to visit the children this morning. He talked to them about a gramophone and how it uses vibration to play music. He talked about William Clowes and how he gave his life to God and gave up his job to teach others the way of God.

Tuesday 18th September 2018

The theme of today's assembly was 'You Are Awesome' with Mr Hancock. They talked about marginals gains which means making small improvements in things that you do. They watched a video and talked about Team Sky who are a professional cycling team for GB. Emily R showed the school her swimming medals and trophies. 'Small changes make big differences'.

Week Commencing 10th September 2018

Thursday 13th September 2018

This morning was the singing assembly with Mrs Weatherby and Miss Robinson. The children sang 'Five a Day' and 'Autumn Days'.

Friday 14th September 2018

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Matthew and Elliot (R), Jacob and Zac B (Y1), Francesca (Y2), Joseph and Archie B (Y5), Emily, Daisy and Ruby (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done!

Week Commencing 9th July 2018

Monday 9th July 2018

Mr White and his dad came to visit this morning. He played the piano and the children sang 'One Little Voice' and 'You are my brother'.

Tuesday 10th July 2018

Today was a sports assembly and Mr Hancock was joined by several children to talk about their sporting hobbies.

Taylor and Maddie talked about horseriding, Ellie and Bethany talked about playing netball, George spoke about Alsager Scouting. Ava told everyone about her gymnastics club joined by Izzy and Ella, and Sophie, Molly and Tilly spoke about dancing.

Friday 13th July 2018

This morning was the Year 2 class assembly. Parents were invited to watch and the children showcased what they have been learning this term. There were some fabulous lighthouse models and art work that was displayed. Well done Year 2!

Week Commencing 2nd July 2018

Monday 2nd July 2018

Mr Eardley came to visit this morning and talked to the children about the World Cup. They discussed how people from all different countries are involved in the competition.

Thursday 5th July 2018

This morning was the singing assembly with Miss Robinson and Mrs Weatherby. The children sang a song by Bruno Mars called 'Count on Me'.

Friday 6th July 2018

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Alex and Fenna (R), Harrison M (Y1), Aiden and Will (Y2), Madeleine and Ava (Y3), George, Archie B and Rossi (Y4). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done!

The rounders team won the competition last night and have bought back another trophy! Fantastic!

Week Commencing 25th June 2018

Monday 25th June 2018

Pete Howard held the assembly this morning. The children sang the 'Superhero song'. They talked about changes that can happen and whether these changes are good or bad, for example changing schools. They read 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and talked about the changes that happen in the story.

Tuesday 26th June 2018

This morning the assembly was with Mr Hancock. The theme was 'The Power of Yet'. This is believing in yourself and working hard to achieve what you want to achieve. Never give up! They watched a video about Derek Redmond who was an athlete that succeeded despite injuires he incurred.

Thursday 28th June 2018

Jude from Alsager Library came to talk to the children today about the upcoming Summer reading challenge. This year's theme is 'Mischief Makers'. This starts from 7th July and all children are able to take part!

Friday 29th June 2018

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Zach S and Oscar (R), Finlay K and Lewis (Y1), Oscar (Y2), Holly and Daisy (Y5), Luca, Alex and Oliver S (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done!

The winners of Sports Day were also announced! This year Arthur were the winners! Well Done!

Week Commencing 18th June 2018

Monday 18th June 2018

Reverend Rob came to visit this morning to do the assembly. He told the children the story of 'Jonah and the Whale'.

Thursday 21st June 2018

Mrs Bain did a singing assembly with the children today. They sang, 'Brand New Sound' and 'You are my Brother'.

Week Commencing 11th June 2018

Monday 11th June 2018

Johnny Newbould from Christ Church came to visit this morning. He asked the children how they would describe God? They sang a song called, 'Who Can Save the Day' and he told the children a story.

Thursday 14th June 2018

This morning Mrs Bain came to visit and held a singing assembly with the children. They sang 'Everyone's a Singer', 'Sing Together' and 'Harmony Blues'.

Friday 14th June 2018

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Ethan and Corey (R), Isla and Ella (Y1), Maisie Lou (Y2), Ellie and Matilda S (Y3), Archie W, Rhys and Dominic (Y4). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done!

The rounders team won their competition last night and brought home the trophy for the 5th year in a row! Well Done!

Week Commencing 4th June 2018

Thursday 7th June 2018

This morning Reverend Hatcher came to visit. He talked about how God loves everyone and told the children a story. The children all said a prayer.

Friday 8th June 2018

This morning was the stars assembly. A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done!

Mr Hancock gave an update on the sports activities. Year 3 and 4 won their tennis competition. Fantastic!

Week Commencing 21st May 2018

Friday 25th May 2018

This morning was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Ella and Pippa (R), Lucy (Y1), Oscar and Oliver (Y2), Euan (Y4), Jenson (Y5), Martha W, Molly and Millie S (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done!

The house point winners for this half term were announced. Merlin are the winners and the children get the privilege of wearing non uniform on Friday 8th June.

Y5/6 had a handball event at the High School last night.

Unfortunately Sports Day had to be cancelled today due to the weather, however it has been arranged for 22nd June. The children have all enjoyed sports week!

Week Commencing 14th May 2018

Friday 18th May 2018

Friday was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Tilly and Evie (R), Finley B and Jack (Y1), Keenan (Y2), Matilda B and Taylor (Y3), Reilly, Dominic and Faith (Y4). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done!

Week Commencing 7th May 2018

Tuesday 8th May 2018

Mr Hancock led the assembly this morning about the sports for schools event which is upcoming during sports week. He advised that an olympic gymnast will be visiting the school. Children can be sponsored for this event and this can be done online using the link that has previously been sent out.

Thursday 10th May 2018

This morning was the singing assembly. The children sang various songs.

Friday 11th May 2018

Friday was the stars assembly. A list of the stars can be downloaded below. Well Done!

Mr Hancock gave an update on the Y3/4 swimming gala.

Week Commencing 30th April 2018

Monday 30th April 2018

This morning, Rachel from Christ Church came to visit. She talked to the children about boats. She asked why they were talking about boats? This is because Jesus' friends were fishermen. They talked about Jesus' family.

Tuesday 1st May 2018

Miss McArdle led the assembly this morning and she talked about 'how to be wise'. She told the children the parable of the wise and foolish builders and showed a video about two boys who built a house, one of them fails and one deosn't. She asked 'when have you been wise?'

Thursday 3rd May 2018

This morning was singing and Mrs Bain came in to visit. They sang 'Work Together' and 'Everybody Sing'.

Friday 4th May 2018

Friday was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Lauren and Emily (R), Francesca and Isabelle (Y1), Etienne (Y2), Kylie, Bronte and Ellie (Y3), Nathaniel and Baden (Y4). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done!

A group of children came runner up in the orienteering competition at the high school yesterday. Well Done!

Week Commencing 23rd April 2018

Monday 23rd April 2018

Pete Howard came to visit this morning. He talked to the children about judgement and how Jesus talked about not judging others. He told them a story.

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Miss Taylor led the assembly this morning and told the children that this week is National Earth Week. She spoke about recycling litter and plastic and showed them a video. She advised that 8 million tonnes of plastic are put in the sea every year.

Thursday 26th April 2018

This morning was the singing assembly with Miss McArdle. The children sang 'Sing Together' and 'One Little Voice'.

Friday 27th April 2018

Friday was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Joey and Ella (R), Finlay K and Noah (Y1), Etienne (Y2), Evan, Jenson and Rudy (Y5), Leonie and Isabelle C (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done!

Mr Hancock updated that Y5/6 came 2nd in the swimming gala at Alsager High School yesterday. Well Done!

Week Commencing 16th April 2018

Monday 16th April 2018

This morning we had a visitor to do the assembly. Phil Eardley spoke to the children about special events, including Shrove Tuesday, Valentine's day and Easter.

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Mrs Bailey led the assembly this morning. The theme of the assembly was solving problems. She asked what types of problems need solving, whether this be arguments or maths problems and how we feel when we have a problem to solve. Some of the emotions were worried, sad, determined, frustrated. Sometimes to solve problems we need to work as a team, be positive and think about other people.

Friday 20th April 2018

Friday was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Theo and Alexia (R), Lacey and Erin (Y1), Oliver M (Y2), Erin and Evie (Y5), Harry, Corey and Charlie (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done!

Week Commencing 26th March 2018

Monday 26th March 2018

Today was the singing assembly with Mrs Bain. The children sang 'Life is wonderful thing', 'When I think about the cross' and 'New Day'.

Tuesday 27th March 2018

The children practised the Easter songs with Mrs Bain again this morning.

Wednesday 28th March 2018

This morning was an update assembly and Mr Hancock provided an update on the sports. He announced the record holders for sports within the school and other exciting events that have been taking place, like the opening of the trim trail.

The Excalibur choir won the choral competition at the Lyceum Theatre on Tuesday night. They won £500 for the school. Well done to all involved!

Thursday 29th March 2018

This morning was the KS2 Easter Assembly. All children did brilliantly and the singing was fabulous. We also said a sad farewell to Mrs Bain during the assembly who will be leaving today. Happy Easter!

Week Commencing 19th March 2018

Monday 19th March 2018

The children sang thismorning with Mrs Bain. They sang 'New Day', 'Easter Story' and 'Join in the Dance'.

Tuesday 20th March 2018

Mr Hancock led the assembly this morning and spoke to the children about The Chase Walk which is a 38.2 mile competitive walk over and around Cannock Chase in Staffordshire, England. The walk is for teams of four to seven people, and takes place annually in March. It is organised by members of the Scouting team. He talked to them about 'going the distance' and also about how old they need to be to be involved in scouts.

Friday 23rd March 2018

Today was the Year 1 class assembly. The Year 1 children shared what they have been learning over the past term with their parents and families. Well done children, you were all fantastic!

Week Commencing 12th March 2018

Monday 12th March 2018

Rachel from Christ Church came to visit this morning. She spoke to the children about rubbish and what we throw away. She told them a story about Jesus being a carpenter.

Tuesday 13th March 2018

This week is Science week and Mr Hancock and Miss Robinson did some experiments with the children in assembly this morning. They looked at several experiments using balloons and static and 'magic milk' and other interesting things.

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Mrs Bain did some singing with the children this morning. They sang 'New Day', 'Easter Story' and 'Join in the Dance'.

Thursday 15th March 2018

It was singing again this morning with Mrs Bain, to practice the songs for the Easter assembly. The children sang 'New Day', 'Easter Story' and 'Hallelujah'.

Friday 16th March 2018

This morning was the Reception class assembly and the parents were invited to come and watch. The Reception children talked about what they have been learning this year so far, including their transport topic and 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'.

Week Commencing 5th March 2018

Monday 5th March 2018

Mr White came to visit for the assembly this morning. He talked to the children about when he used to come to Excalibur School and showed them a photo from 1971.

Tuesday 6th March 2018

It was International Women's Day today and Miss Taylor spoke to the children about equality and the things that women can do that men can do. She told them that there are 29 world leaders that are women. They talked about women who do great things in our country. Some of the suggestions were, The Queen, Teresa May and Ariana Grande.

Thursday 8th March 2018

The singing assembly was this morning with Mrs Bain. They sang 'Join in the Dance' and 'Easter Story'.

Friday 9th March 2018

Friday was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Zac B and Emma (R), Isla and Jack (Y1), Parry (Y2), Elinor, Morgan and Ella (Y5), Ben and Harry (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done!

Sports update from Mr Hancock: Y5/6 won the Dodgeball competition last night! Fantastic!

Week Commencing 26th February 2018

Monday 26th February 2018

Murray George came in to visit this morning. The theme of the assembly was 'Friends'. He asked what things we do for our friends and he told the children a story about Jesus and his friends.

Friday 2nd March 2018

Friday was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Evie and Joseph (R), Lacey Jay, Ewan and Lily (Y1), Rossi and Rhys (Y4), Holly, Sophie and Izzy (Y5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done!

Week Commencing 12th February 2018

Monday 12th February 2018

John Newbould came to visit this morning and he spoke to the children about pancake day. They discussed that they like to have on their pancakes, some of the choices were, syrup, banana, nutella, lemon and sugar. He told the children about how Jesus went into the desert for 40 days without food. He talked to the children about lent and asked what they could give up for lent.

Tuesday 13th February 2018

The children had an assembly this morning about Chinese New Year. The children were told the story about the monster Nian who was afraid of loud noises, light and the colour red which is why the Chinese decorate their homes with lanterns and red paper and get a red envelope as a sign of good luck. Each new year is an animal, this Chinese new year is the year of the dog.

Wednesday 14th February 2018

Mr Hancock took the assembly this morning and talked to the children about the Winter Olympics. He showed them a video and talked about various facts.

Thursday 15th February 2018

It was the singing assembly this morning with Mrs Bain. The children sang 'Life is a Wonderful Thing', 'Spring Chicken' and 'The Seed Song'.

Friday 16th February 2018

This morning was the Year 3 class assembly and the parents were invited to watch. The children were fantastic and they showed off all they have been learning this term.

The house point winners were announced - Merlin were the winners and can come into school wearing non-uniform on Tuesday 27th February.

Week Commencing 5th February 2018

Monday 5th February 2018

Reverend Hatcher came to visit this morning, he spoke to the children about sounds and that light travels faster than sound. He did some demonstrations with different instruments. They then said a prayer.

Tuesday 6th February 2018

Today Mrs Bailey spoke to the children about Safer Internet Day. The theme was create, connect, share and respect. They talked about different games that children can play online and how to stay safe. She asked how the children felt if someone was being horrible to them and they said, 'angry, uncomfortable, paranoid, upset, worried', and how they feel when someone is being nice to them, 'happy, joyful'. She advised what to do if children see upsetting things online, tell a trusted adult.

Wednesday 7th February 2018

This morning's assembly led by Mrs T was about good manners. She asked, what are good manners? Good manners are, being polite, sensible, listening and helping, the children advised. She talked about having respect for people and being friendly and not rude to others.

Thursday 8th February 2018

It was the singing assembly today with Mrs Bain. They sang 'Life is a Wonderful Thing', 'The Seed Song' and 'Spring Chicken'.

Friday 9th February 2018

Friday was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Evie and Joey (R), Noah and Imogen (Y1), Aden (Y2), Zac and Will (Y3), Faith, Emily and Chloe (Y4). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done!

Mr Hancock gave an update on the netball team.

The winners of the Enterprise competition at the High School were the 'Red Nosed Reindeers' - Well Done!

Week Commencing 29th January 2018

Monday 29th January 2018

This morning the assembly was about snow and what the children thought about when they heard the word snow. They thought of snowball fights, Christmas/Santa, penguins, playing and hot chocolate.

Tuesday 30th January 2018

The assembly today was by Miss McArdle, she talked to the children about 'labels'. She asked where we find labels. Some of the ideas they gave were, food, clothing, drinks, black, scottish, brother, gay, lesbian, straight. She told the children a story about 'Sam' who started a new school and had two mums and he was bullied due to this.

Thursday 1st February 2018

It was the singing assembly with Mrs Bain this morning. They sang 'Peter Piper', 'Sing Together', 'We're so proud of our school'.

Week Commencing 22nd January 2018

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Mrs Bailey led the assembly this morning. She spoke to the children about Spring time. They talked about why it is exciting that Spring is on the way, the weather is warmer, holidays, easter and easter eggs etc. They discussed 'hope' and then meaning of it. The children thought about what hope is and some of the examples were, new opportunities, feeling that some things are going to happen or change, desire for something to happen, having positive thoughts.

Thursday 25th January 2018

This morning was the singing assembly with Mrs Bain. She told the children about an upcoming choral competition. The children sang a number of songs including 'Sing', 'One Little Voice' and 'Harmony Blues'.

Friday 26th January 2018

Friday was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Alex and Lauren (R), Grace and Reuben (Y1), Jake (Y2), Bronte and Evie B (Y3), Reilly, Adam and Nathaniel (Y4). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done!

Mr Hancock did a sports update.

Week Commencing 15th January 2018

Monday 15th January 2018

Toby May came to visit the children this morning. He told them a story and sang a song called 'God Loves You' and the children had to copy the actions.

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Miss McArdle led the assembly this morning. She talked to the children about 'old and new'. They discussed words that came under the category, old and new, including past and future, ancient, historic, current, fresh, latest. She asked, 'how can you make this year better than the last?'

Thursday 18th January 2018

The singing assembly was this morning with Mrs Bain. The children sang, 'Harmony Blues', 'One Little Voice' and 'Sing'.

Friday 19th January 2018

Friday was the stars assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Fenna and Emily (R), Lacey and Finley B (Y1), Stanley (Y2), Nicolas and Rudy (Y5), Will E, Will P and Luca (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. Well Done!

Week Commencing 8th January 2018

Tuesday 9th January 2018

Mrs Houldsworth led the assembly this morning and welcomed the children back after Christmas. She talked to them about hapiness. She asked them to think about what made them happy. Was it getting a new pet, starting something new or spending time with family?

Thursday 11th January 2018

This morning was the singing assembly with Mrs Bain. The children sang 'Peter Piper', 'Harmony Blues' and 'One Little Voice'.

Week Commencing 18th December 2017

Monday 18th December 2017

Rachel came in to do the assembly this morning and talked about what Christmas means to people. The children suggested that Christmas means to them, presents, christmas pudding, Father Christmas, fun and spending time with family. The children sang 'Our God is a Great Big God'.

Tuesday 19th December 2017

This morning's assembly was about Christmas traditions all over the world. The children were told about different traditions in India, Ireland, West Indies, Poland, Sweden, Russia, Spain and Germany.

Wednesday 20th December 2017

Mr Hancock did an update on all of the sporting activities and events that have taken place this term. There are lots of activities for the children to be involved in. He announced the record holders for this term. 52.1% of children have taken part in 'Fit Friday', 55.6% in the field run and 70% in javelin.

Thursday 21st December 2017

The singing assembly was this morning with Mrs Bain. The children sang 'Little Donkey', 'Jingle Bells', 'Away in a Manger' and 'Winter Wonderland'.

Friday 22nd December 2017

Friday was the stars and celebration assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Pippa and Josh (R), Jessica and Reuben (Y1), Tom (Y2), Ava, Evie and Annabel (Y3), Reilly and Joseph (Y4). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. The house points winners for this half term are Camelot and they can come in non-uniform on Wednesday 10th January 2018. The highest class for attendance was Year 2. Well Done!

Week Commencing 11th December 2017

Monday 11th December 2017

Mr White came to do the assembly this morning. He spoke to the children about advent and advent calendars.

Tuesday 12th December 2017

Mr Hancock led the assembly this morning and spoke to the children about 'never giving up'. He showed them a video about Winston Churchill in World War 2 and his famous 'Never Give In' speech.

Wednesday 13th December 2017

Some year 5 children spoke to the rest of the school this morning about the different sporting clubs that they enjoy after school. Rudy showed a video about gymnastics, Will spoke about Rugby, Sam and Harry talked about their swimming at Bridgestones, Sophie enjoys street dancing and Nicolas takes part in hockey.

Thursday 14th December 2017

It was the singing assembly this morning with Mrs. Bain. The children sang 'Jingle Bells', 'Away in a Manger', 'Winter Wonderland' and 'Rudolph the red nosed reindeer'.

Friday 15th December 2017

Friday was the stars and celebration assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Willow and Sienna B (R), Jack and Isaac (Y1), Ben, Xanthe and Kylie (Y3), Dominic and Archie B (Y4). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below.

Week Commencing 4th December 2017

Monday 4th December 2017

Reverend Jane came to talk to the children today. She asked them if any of them watched 'The Great British Bake Off' and they talked about the things that people bake at Christmas, including Christmas pudding, cookies and mince pies. She told the children the story of Mary and the angel.

Tuesday 5th December 2017

The children practised their Christmas performance singing this morning. They sang 'Shepherd Shuffle', 'Wannabe', and 'Long Ago'.

Thursday 7th December 2017

The children practised their Christmas songs again this morning.

Friday 8th December 2017

Friday was the stars and celebration assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Joshua and Joseph (R), Oliver and Lewis (Y1), Keenan (Y2), Millie, Emmeline, Oliver J, Oliver S and Calum (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below.

Week Commencing 27th November 2017

Monday 27th November 2017

Mr Hancock led the assembly this morning about making friends and how to make new people feel welcome when joining the school. He talked about other names that we can use for friends; buddy, mate, BFF, pal were all suggestions.

Thursday 30th November 2017

Today was the singing assembly with Mrs Bain. The children sang 'Starry Night' and 'Away in a Manger'.

Week Commencing 20th November 2017

Monday 20th November 2017

Mrs Bain led the singing assembly this morning. The children sang 'Sing Together' and 'The Harmony Blues'.

Tuesday 21st November 2017

The children started practise for the Christmas performance in assembly this morning and sang some Christmas songs; 'Mary, Mary', 'Bethlehem' and 'Wannabe'.

Thursday 23rd November 2017

This morning was a singing assembly with Mrs Bain. The children sang 'Sing Together', 'Everyone is a Singer' and 'Harmony Blues'.

Friday 24th November 2017

Friday was the stars and celebration assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Isobel and Lauren (R), Isaac and Jack (Y1), Oliver (Y2), Matilda B (Y3), Sophia and Dominic (Y4), Darcey and Grace (Y5). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below.

Week Commencing 13th November 2017

Tuesday 14th November 2017

Mrs Bailey's assembly this morning was about relationships. She spoke about what kinds of relationships we can have for example a friend, family or pets. To have a relationship with someone means to be able to communicate with them, being kind, helping them. Mrs Bailey quoted John Dunne a poet who said that 'No man is an island' which means that you are never alone.

Thursday 16th November 2017

This morning the assembly was led by Mr Hancock. He spoke to the children about 'The Power of Yet'. This means that you can aspire to do anything you want to do if you are willing to work hard to get it. He showed them a video about people building ramps and how they had to perservere to get it right. If there is something that you can't do, you should keep trying and practising until you can. 'You haven't failed, just found 10,000 ways that won't work'.

Friday 17th November 2017

Friday was the stars and celebration assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Ethan and Jacob (R), Noah and Lewis (Y1), George (Y2), Matthew and Kai (Y5), Will E, Daniel and Jamie (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below.

Mr Hancock gave a sports update.

Week Commencing 6th November 2017

Monday 6th November 2017

Pete Howard came to visit this morning. He talked to the children about kindness and told them a story from the bible about the journey from Jerusalem to Jericho. There were two groups of people who didn't like each other and one of the helpers was a Jew. They also sang the 'banana man' song.

Wednesday 8th November 2017

The assembly this morning was about Armistice Day and was led by Mr Hancock. He told the children about why we have poppies and who we remember. The children observed a 1 minute silence.

Thursday 9th November 2017

This morning was the singing assembly with Mrs Bain. The children sang 'sew the seeds of friendship' and 'singing vegetables'.

Friday 10th November 2017

Friday was the stars and celebration assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Tiffany and Emma (R), Finley B and Joshua (Y1), Riley (Y2), Bronte, Ellis and Ava (Y3), Joseph and Nathaniel (Y4). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below.

Mr Hancock gave a sports update: The basketball team won at their competition last night. Well Done!

Week Commencing 30th October 2017

Tuesday 31st October 2017

Mr Hancock held a sports assembly this morning. He gave an update on sports and PE within school and the different sporting competitions taking place outside of school for example, the football teams and the cross country. He quoted Michael Jordan saying, 'Never give up', 'if you lose, try, try and try again', and 'if you fail you will only learn'.

Wednesday 1st November 2017

The assembly this morning was by Miss McArdle and her theme was 'Dawn is coming'. She explained that dawn is when the sun comes up and dusk is when the sun sets. They listening to some 'dawn' music and a poem was read.

Thursday 2nd November 2017

The singing assembly was this morning with Mrs Bain. The children sang 'Peter Piper' and 'Seeds of Friendship'.

Friday 3rd November 2017

Friday was the stars and celebration assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Emily and Isobel (R), Jack and Lacey-Jay (Y1), Kylie and Sophia (Y3), Isabelle and Dominic (Y4), Evie and Leonie (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below.

Mr Hancock gave a sports update: The girls football team came in 2nd place. Well done girls!

Week Commencing 16th October 2017

Monday 16th October 2017

Reverend Jane came to talk to the children this morning. She spoke about Autumn and the different things that happen during Autumn such as bonfire night and leaves falling from the trees. She talked about poems relating to Autumn and that poems in the bible are called psalms. She read a poem and the children did the actions.

Tuesday 17th October 2017

Miss Taylor did the assembly this morning about Chaga and the Chocolate Factory. Chaga is a young boy who got tricked into working in a 'chocolate factory' and the promise of money and a new bicycle and lots of chocolate, when actually he was a slave who had to work in horrible conditions carrying cocoa beans. The story was about slavery and trafficking.

Wednesday 18th October 2017

A gentleman from Stoke City Football Club came in today and talked to the children about Stoke City. He told them when it was founded and the name of the stadium and their mascot Pottermus. The Year 2 children were given a goody bag with a Stoke shirt and free tickets to a Stoke match as part of their City 7's programme.

Thursday 19th October 2017

The singing assembly was this morning with Mrs Bain. The children sang 'Peter Piper' and 'Sunflowers Growing'.

Friday 20th October 2017

Friday was the stars and celebration assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Sienna and Harry (R), Oliver (Y1), Leah and Lily (Y2), Nicolas and Jenson (Y5), Evie, Molly and Izzy (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below. The house points winners for this half term are Merlin and they can come in non-uniform on Wednesday 1st November 2017.

Week Commencing 9th October 2017

Monday 9th October 2017

Mr White came in for the assembly this morning and bought with him a special guest; his golden retriever guide dog, Frazer! He talked about the job of a guide dog.

Tuesday 10th October 2017

This morning's assembly was about road signs and relating this to going through life. For example; Stop - when we are doing wrong, Danger - a warning for dangerous things, No Entry - don't go to places you are not allowed to go. The 10 commandments in the bible were discussed and how this relates to doing the right thing.

Thursday 12th October 2017

It was the singing assembly this morning with Mrs Bain.

Friday 13th October 2017

Friday was the stars and celebration assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Isobel and Cooper (R), Ella (Y1), Oliver and Findal (Y2), Matilda S, Claudia, Ellie (Y3), Dominic and Fin (Y4). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below.

Week Commencing 2nd October 2017

Monday 2nd October 2017

Mr Hilton came in to visit this morning, he is the Minister from Wesley Place Church. He spoke about Alsager as a town and what the children thought were the best parts. He talked about singing and the best way to sing is to breathe with your belly sticking out and relax your shoulders. The children sang an exercise song. He told the children that God is closer to us than breathing.

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

The assembly this morning was about the One World Festival with Margaret Keeling. She told the children that the festival this year was about 'Good Neighbours'. She talked about different kinds of neighbours and the children acted out a story from the bible. There will be lots of different schools showcasing dancing and drumming at the festival.

Thursday 5th October 2017

This morning was the singing assembly. The children practised some harvest songs including 'singing vegetables' and 'cauliflowers fluffy'.

Friday 6th October 2017

KS1 did their harvest assembly this morning and parents were invited to watch. Pete Howard came to say a few words. The children sang several harvest songs and the theme was 'taking things we need'. If people take things that they don't need then it doesn't leave enough for anyone else. Thanks for the generous donations, all produce has been taken to the Alsager food bank.

Week Commencing 25th September 2017

Monday 25th September 2017

Mr Eardley came into assembly this morning and spoke to the children about the harvest. He talked about everyone working together and the children and staff demostrated this by all working together to pull a carrot out of the ground as in the 'Enormous Turnip' story.

Thursday 28th September 2017

In the singing assembly this morning with Mrs. Bain, the children sang some harvest songs.

Friday 29th September 2017

Friday was the stars and celebration assembly. The lunch time VIP's chosen for good manners in the dinner hall were: Tilly and Thomas (R), Martha and Ella (Y1), Isaac (Y2), Lacey, Izzy S and Ella R (Y5), Oliver F and Oliver J (Y6). A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below.

Week Commencing 18th September 2017

Monday 18th September 2017

Reverend Hatcher came in to visit this morning. He spoke to the children about Edith Cavell who was a British nurse, celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers in Brussels. She helped over 200 soldiers. They said a prayer to end the assembly.

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Miss Taylor spoke to the children about International Peace Day in assembly today. She spoke about the special dinner that they would have at school on Thursday. The day has been celebrated since 1982 and is an opportunity for individuals to show respect and harmony to each other. She quoted 'Remember, peace is more than the absence of war.' The children will be designing a postcard to do with this theme and it can be to do with peace, unity, bullying, peace day etc.

Friday 22nd September 2017

Friday was the stars and celebration assembly. A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below.

Week Commencing 11th September 2017

Tuesday 12th September 2017

Mrs Bailey held the assembly this morning about British Values. She spoke about democracy. She told the children how important it was to vote, about the political parties and how democracy fits in at school.

Friday 15th September 2017

Friday was the stars and celebration assembly. A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below.

Week Commencing 4th September 2017

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Mrs Houldsworth welcomed the children back to the new school year. She spoke about how it can feel strange at first to settle into something new, but it soon begins to feel comfortable. She related this to the children having new shoes!

Wednesday 6th September 2017

Mr Hancock held the assembly this morning and read a sports poem. He showed the children some videos of British sporting victories over 2016/2017. He told the children that if you believe you can do something, then you can.

Thursday 7th September 2017

Mrs Bain led the singing assembly this morning. The children enjoyed singing various songs including 'bungalow'.

Friday 8th September 2017

Friday was the stars and celebration assembly. A listing of the stars of the week can be downloaded below.

Mr Hancock did a sports update and introduced everyone to Fit Friday.

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Excalibur Primary School

Ivy Lane
Alsager
ST7 2RQ

Tel: 01270 845781
Fax: Out of Hours Club - 01270 845786
Contact@excalibur.cheshire.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Anna McArdle and Heather Taylor

SEN Email: senco@excalibur.cheshire.sch.uk