Hurst Knoll St James' CE Primary School Newshttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/Latest School Attendance & Weekly Newsletterhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2017-09-19-latest-school-attendance-weekly-newsletterhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2017-09-19-latest-school-attendance-weekly-newsletter<p>See below&nbsp;whole school and class attendance percentages and&nbsp;the class certificates for all pupils who managed 100% attendance last week.</p> <p>{doc:170919193637-ac5cd65b58ea4e81b8d0e4417914c912}</p> <p>Previous Newsletters can be found via the<span style="color:#006400;"><strong> For Parents</strong></span> drop down menu.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><embed height="1150" src="/files/files/Newsletter_19-5-17.pdf" width="780"></embed></p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/newsletter_website_logo.jpgWed, 09 Jul 2014 09:27:27 GMTTimes Tables Rock Stars - Download the Apphttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2017-03-28-times-tables-rock-stars-download-the-apphttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2017-03-28-times-tables-rock-stars-download-the-app<p>Your child will be coming home with login details for Timetables Rockstars.</p> <p>This is a new resource which we have purchased in school to support and engage children with learning their times tables. Children will create their own rockstar avatar and be able to practise their timetables, they can compete against other children in the school and other schools nationally.</p> <p>Your child can access the resource through a laptop or you can download the app for an apple or andriod phone or tablet device. <strong><a href="https://ttrockstars.com" target="_blank">https://ttrockstars.com</a></strong></p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/menu/ttrockstars.pngTue, 28 Mar 2017 11:51:10 GMTNursery Places – 30 Hours Free Childcarehttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2017-03-16-nursery-places-30-hours-free-childcarehttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2017-03-16-nursery-places-30-hours-free-childcare<p>From September 2017 we will be offering the new 30 hour free childcare to <strong>eligible working parents</strong>. If you are interested in registering please contact school on 0161 330 4049, call in for an application form or download from our website via <a href="/files/files/Nursery_Application_Form_2017.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>link</strong></a>.</p> <p>For eligibility details visit&nbsp; <strong><a href="http://www.tameside.gov.uk/childcare/thirtyhoursfree" target="_blank">http://www.tameside.gov.uk/childcare/thirtyhoursfree</a></strong></p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/Important-Message.pngMon, 13 Mar 2017 11:33:58 GMTSchool Ofsted Report Now Availablehttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2017-03-13-school-ofsted-report-now-availablehttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2017-03-13-school-ofsted-report-now-available<p>The report from our recent Ofsted visit is now available and can be accessed via this <a href="/files/files/Ofsted_Report_February_2017.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>link</strong></a> or on the <strong><span style="color:#008000;">For Parents/School Communications</span></strong> page of our website.</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/ofsted_logo.pngTue, 07 Feb 2017 13:05:00 GMTDon't Miss Out On A School Place For Your Childhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-10-07-don-t-miss-out-on-a-school-place-for-your-childhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-10-07-don-t-miss-out-on-a-school-place-for-your-child<p><img alt="" src="/images/news/school_places.png" style="width: 800px; height: 860px;" /></p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/school_places.pngFri, 07 Oct 2016 09:39:01 GMTInternational Peace Dayhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-09-19-international-peace-dayhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-09-19-international-peace-day<p><strong>Select a photo to see them in a slide show.</strong></p> <p>{gallery:International Peace Day}</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/gallery/8649/Slide1.JPGMon, 19 Sep 2016 11:32:28 GMTSummer Fair 3.30-5.30 Friday 15th Julyhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-07-12-summer-fair-3-30-5-30-friday-15th-julyhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-07-12-summer-fair-3-30-5-30-friday-15th-july<p>We would like to invite everyone in the Hurst Knoll St James&rsquo; Community to our Summer Fair on Friday 15th July starting at 3.30pm.&nbsp; Weather permitting we hope that this wonderful event will be held outside, with refreshments available inside. Otherwise, the event will be held inside school.</p> <p>We ask that on the day parents and children leave the playground promptly and form an orderly queue at the Breakfast Club gate.&nbsp;</p> <p>There is an entrance fee of 50p per adult (children free). This will include a raffle ticket for our ENTRY RAFFLE which has some fantastic prizes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you are hungry we have a selection of burgers, vegetarian hot dogs and pizzas available, all prepared by our school cook.</p> <p>There will be home bake stall selling a selection of items using some of the produce grown by the children in school.</p> <p>The Fair will have something for everyone with a charge of either 50p or &pound;1 for;&nbsp;</p> <p>Selection of games</p> <p>Bouncy castle</p> <p>Chocolate and bottle tombola</p> <p>Face painting, hair braiding</p> <p>Origami</p> <p>Lucky dip</p> <p>Book stall</p> <p>Sweet stall</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We have a selection of outside stalls visiting our school fair</p> <p>M.C.S Uniform Shop&nbsp; -&nbsp; You can get your child&rsquo;s/children&rsquo;s uniform in advance and try on for size</p> <p>Local Scouts group</p> <p>Hessian bags</p> <p>Forever Living &ndash; health and general wellbeing</p> <p>Sand art</p> <p>Personalised products &ndash; trains, name plaques and decorative boxes</p> <p>Henna art</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>There will also be a GRAND RAFFLE (&pound;1.00 per strip) with some amazing prizes:</p> <p>A family tent, IPod shuffle, United Football shirt, Carvery meals for 4 to name just a few.</p> <p>We have received some amazing donations from local businesses and suppliers to support this event.&nbsp;</p> <p>All proceeds raised go back into school to help us purchase celebration awards for the children and hold celebration events. If you are unable to attend the event but would still like to take part in the either raffle we will be selling raffle tickets from the office on the day.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>We hope you will join us for this fun event!&nbsp;</h2> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/events/fair_banner.pngTue, 12 Jul 2016 10:30:37 GMTParent's Short Guide Leafletshttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-05-19-parent-s-short-guide-leafletshttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-05-19-parent-s-short-guide-leaflets<p>Please see some leaflets that have recently been added to the <a href="/for-parents/school-communications/"><strong><span style="color:#008000;">For Parents / School Communications</span></strong></a> section of our website.</p> <p>These include&nbsp;guides for parents on &#39;Your child&#39;s wellbeing&#39; and &#39;Giving your child a helping hand&#39;, these have been produced jointly by the Family Action Support Charity and the National Association of Head Teachers.</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/Family_action_NAHT_Short_Guides.jpgThu, 19 May 2016 10:29:15 GMTEaster Song Concerthttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-03-30-easter-song-concerthttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-03-30-easter-song-concert<p>See a video of the afternoons concert on Years 3, 4 or 5 class webpage.</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/easter_concert_2016.pngWed, 30 Mar 2016 17:15:47 GMTSport Reliefhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-03-17-sport-reliefhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-03-17-sport-relief<p>On Friday 18th March children can wear a sports kit for school and donate &pound;1 which will go to Sport Relief.</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/SR16_Logo_2016.jpgThu, 17 Mar 2016 22:09:46 GMTPoetry Weekhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-02-26-poetry-weekhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-02-26-poetry-week<p>Next week we are having a whole school themed week on poetry.The children will be reading poems, analysing poems, writing their own poems and developing their skills for performing poems. <strong>The children will be performing a poem on Friday 4th March in a Poetry Showcase, which you are all invited to.</strong></p> <p>The children will be allowed to dress up on <u><strong>Friday 4th March</strong></u> in something related to the poem for their class. Please see below the list of poems for each class and ideas of what clothes they can wear.</p> <p style="clear:both;"><u><strong>Please note that the children will not be dressing up on Thursday, which is actually world book day.</strong></u></p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:359px;"> <p align="center"><strong>Friday 4<sup>th</sup> March</strong></p> <p align="center">Please come through the main office</p> </td> <td style="width:359px;"> <p align="center"><strong>Monday 7<sup>th</sup> March at 3pm</strong></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:359px;"> <p>&nbsp;Year 1, 2 &amp; 3 performances: 2.30pm &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;Year 4, 5 &amp; 6 performances: 2.50pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:359px;"> <p>&nbsp;Reception &ndash; classroom doors will be open at 3pm for &nbsp;you to watch in the classroom.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:102px;"> <p align="center"><strong>Year group</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:246px;"> <p align="center"><strong>Poem</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:371px;"> <p align="center"><strong>Dressing up</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Friday 4<sup>th</sup> March </strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:102px;"> <p>&nbsp;Reception</p> </td> <td style="width:246px;"> <p>&nbsp;Little Miss Muffet</p> </td> <td style="width:371px;"> <p>&nbsp;Any character from a book</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:102px;"> <p>&nbsp;Year 1</p> </td> <td style="width:246px;"> <p>&nbsp;Four Jolly Pirates</p> </td> <td style="width:371px;"> <p>&nbsp;Pirates</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:102px;"> <p>&nbsp;Year 2</p> </td> <td style="width:246px;"> <p>&nbsp;The Owl and the Pussy Cat</p> </td> <td style="width:371px;"> <p>&nbsp;Owl, cat, pig or turkey</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:102px;"> <p>&nbsp;Year 3</p> </td> <td style="width:246px;"> <p>&nbsp;Ning Nang Nong</p> </td> <td style="width:371px;"> <p>&nbsp;Cat, monkey, teapot,</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:102px;"> <p>&nbsp;Year 4</p> </td> <td style="width:246px;"> <p>&nbsp;Potions</p> </td> <td style="width:371px;"> <p>&nbsp;Wizards, witches, plain black clothes, hats, cloaks</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:102px;"> <p>&nbsp;Year 5</p> </td> <td style="width:246px;"> <p>&nbsp;The FA Cup under the sea</p> </td> <td style="width:371px;"> <p>&nbsp;Football kit, football shirt, shorts</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 102px; vertical-align: top;"> <p>&nbsp;Year 6</p> </td> <td style="width: 246px; vertical-align: top;"> <p>&nbsp;Highwayman</p> </td> <td style="width:371px;"> <p>&nbsp;Highwayman, horse<img alt="" src="/images/pageimages/highwaymen.png" style="width: 200px; height: 189px; float: right;" /></p> <p><img alt="http://www.thehighwaymanmovie.com/img/sword1886.jpg" height="110" src="file:///C:/Users/lt00132/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.jpg" width="82" />&nbsp; <img alt="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_gryJuPkidR0/TTbkCiESHtI/AAAAAAAADzg/R_5Eyzp2fng/s1600/The+highwayman.gif" height="105" src="file:///C:/Users/lt00132/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image004.jpg" width="131" /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><u><strong>Book Swap</strong></u></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/pageimages/bookswap.png" style="width: 100px; height: 102px; float: right; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" />On Thursday we are asking children to bring a book in from home that they are willing to share with others. Children will be able to swap their books and take home one that they have swapped with their friends.&nbsp;</p> <p>I look forward to seeing you at the performances. &nbsp;</p> <p>Ashley Harrison</p> <p>Deputy Headteacher&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/poetry_week.pngFri, 26 Feb 2016 10:24:14 GMTIN THE EVENT OF SNOWhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-01-29-in-the-event-of-snowhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-01-29-in-the-event-of-snow<p>In the event of snow, if the school is going to be closed, we will inform you in the following ways..... school website (www.hurstknollschool.org.uk), twitter page (@hurstknollstja), radio stations Key 103 and Tameside Radio</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/Important-Message.pngFri, 15 Jan 2016 14:56:05 GMTBreakfast Club - next week is National Breakfast Weekhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-01-22-breakfast-club-next-week-is-national-breakfast-weekhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2016-01-22-breakfast-club-next-week-is-national-breakfast-week<h2><span style="color:#0000CD;">Come and try some new items on sale next week to celebrate Breakfast Week. We will have porridge, beans on toast,&nbsp;smoothies in addition to our normal selection. There will be a new activity&nbsp;-&nbsp;&#39;wake up, shake up&#39; &nbsp;to get all the children&nbsp;ready for lessons.</span></h2> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Untitled.jpgFri, 22 Jan 2016 16:35:16 GMTInformation for Parents and Carers on Bullyinghttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-11-20-information-for-parents-and-carers-on-bullyinghttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-11-20-information-for-parents-and-carers-on-bullying<p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{doc:151120095115-b3170f0aea1349aa916e5b9059f4aa94}</span></p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/antibullying.PNGFri, 20 Nov 2015 09:48:42 GMTSanta's Savings - FInd new ways to savehttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-11-12-santa-s-savings-find-new-ways-to-savehttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-11-12-santa-s-savings-find-new-ways-to-save<p><img alt="" src="/images/news/SantasSaving.png" style="width: 422px; height: 591px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/SantasSavingsmall.pngThu, 12 Nov 2015 08:49:25 GMTClaim a free gift by working together to reduce head lice in schoolhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-11-01-claim-a-free-gift-by-working-together-to-reduce-head-lice-in-schoolhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-11-01-claim-a-free-gift-by-working-together-to-reduce-head-lice-in-school<p>Let&rsquo;s work together to reduce head lice in school. This irritating problem is frustrating for everyone.</p> <p>Join Monica Browe on Tuesday 3rd November at 9.00am in the hall for more information about this and claim your <strong>free gift!</strong></p> <p>Refreshments will be available</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/bugbusters.pngSun, 01 Nov 2015 16:29:44 GMTNasal Flu vaccination Year 1 & 2http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-10-01-nasal-flu-vaccination-year-1-2http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-10-01-nasal-flu-vaccination-year-1-2<p>The department of health have announced that all children in year 1 &amp; 2 are going to be offered a flu immunisation every year. This programme will be starting in September 2015.</p> <p><br /> Your child will receive a Flu Vaccination Consent Form shortly.</p> <p><br /> For more information read this pdf leaflet&nbsp;<a href="/files/files/Flu_Vaccination.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/files/images/acrobat_file.gif" style="width: 19px; height: 18px;" /></a>.</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/NHS_England.pngThu, 01 Oct 2015 13:25:15 GMTWillow Wood Rainbow Fun Run 20th Septemberhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-07-28-willow-wood-rainbow-fun-run-20th-septemberhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-07-28-willow-wood-rainbow-fun-run-20th-september<p>For more information open the pdf registration form <strong><a href="/files/files/Willow_Wood_Registration_Form.pdf" target="_blank">here</a></strong>.</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/Willow_Wood_Fun_Run.pngThu, 30 Jul 2015 17:32:33 GMTSurviving the Summer without Breaking the Bank - Workshophttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-07-20-surviving-the-summer-without-breaking-the-bank-workshophttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-07-20-surviving-the-summer-without-breaking-the-bank-workshop<p>At school on Thursday 16th july&nbsp;9:15&ndash; 11:15 am, a free fun&nbsp;interactive worskshop is being run.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>MiNTed Financial Capability Project<br /> 7 Wellington Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6AJ<br /> Tel:&nbsp;0161 711 0091&nbsp;<br /> minted@tamesidecab.org.uk</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/Schools_out.JPGTue, 14 Jul 2015 08:20:00 GMTPrimary Leadership Team - Packed Lunch Fact Filehttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-07-14-primary-leadership-team-packed-lunch-fact-filehttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-07-14-primary-leadership-team-packed-lunch-fact-file<p>See the document that our Primary Leadership Team have created about School Packed Lunches below.</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{doc:150713092331-04b7e076bd4b4fadb728741d6ffbbb8d}</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">For information about the team and school prefects visit their webpage under the orange<strong><span style="color:#FF8C00;"> For Pupils</span></strong> tab at the top of the all webpages.</span></p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/packed_lunch.pngMon, 13 Jul 2015 10:52:01 GMTYear 6 Enterprise Table Top Sale - 19 June 3.30-5.30http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-06-17-year-6-enterprise-table-top-sale-19-june-3-30-5-30http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-06-17-year-6-enterprise-table-top-sale-19-june-3-30-5-30<p>As part of an activity designed to teach business skills and enterprise, Year 6 will be holding a table top sale on Friday 19th June between 3.30pm and 5.30 pm in the hall.</p> <p>Stalls will include hot food (pizza, burgers and hot dogs), drinks, arts and crafts (made by the children), plants, toys, games, books, bric a brac and a tombola. Raffle tickets will also be on sale with some great prizes including an ice cream maker, food vouchers, food and chocolate hampers and a pizza meal for all the family.</p> <p>Donations of new/nearly new items for the tombola and toys and games stalls would be greatly welcomed! Raffle tickets will be on sale on Friday 19th if you are unable to attend but would like to buy some.</p> <p>All profits will go towards funding a class teambuilding activity. Your support would be greatly appreciated - it promises to be a great event!</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/table_top_sale.pngWed, 17 Jun 2015 13:05:33 GMTiSingPOP Video and Photoshttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-05-23-isingpop-video-and-photoshttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-05-23-isingpop-video-and-photos<p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{vimeo:128603475}</span></p> <p><strong>See a photo show by selecting the picture below.</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/gp/hurstknollprimary/4X9604/show/" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/images/gallery/011.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 281px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <h4 style="font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; font-weight: 300; line-height: 1.3; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 24px;">&nbsp;</h4> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/004.JPGFri, 22 May 2015 18:59:57 GMTChildren and families needed for a new CBBC show!http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-05-02-children-and-families-needed-for-a-new-cbbc-showhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-05-02-children-and-families-needed-for-a-new-cbbc-show<p>Are you stuck in a rut at family meal times?&nbsp; Do you want to be inspired and excited by new foods?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Then you need help from CBBC!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>We are searching for 8 &ndash; 13 year olds and their families to take part in an online mini-series where a mystery chef crashes your kitchen for the day!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re scared of spices or find your veggies vulgar, this series will give you the chance to taste and learn about food from across the world from the comfort of your own home.</p> <p>If this sounds like something you and your family would love to try, please visit the &lsquo;Be On a Show&rsquo; page on our website to apply <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/cbbc-dish-up-be-on-a-show" target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/cbbc-dish-up-be-on-a-show</a></p> <p>Please note, the deadline for applications is 31st May 2015 and filming will take place in July 2015 over one day.&nbsp;</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/dish_up.pngSat, 02 May 2015 10:21:24 GMTJUNIOR BAKE OFF IS LOOKING FOR BRITAIN’S BEST YOUNG BAKERShttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-04-27-junior-bake-off-is-looking-for-britain-s-best-young-bakershttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-04-27-junior-bake-off-is-looking-for-britain-s-best-young-bakers<p>Does your child love baking and fancy putting their skills to the test?&nbsp; Can they make the most mouth-watering shortbread; are they potty about pies or simply bonkers about bread?&nbsp;</p> <p>CBBC is looking for junior bakers aged between 9 -12 years across the country to take part in the brand new <strong>Junior Bake Off.</strong></p> <p>All parents/guardians please visit: <a href="http://thegreatbritishbakeoff.co.uk/applications/" target="_blank">http://thegreatbritishbakeoff.co.uk/applications/</a> for an application form.</p> <p>For Enquiries:</p> <p>Email: juniorbakeoff@loveproductions.co.uk&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;Tel: 0207 067 4858</p> <p>@juniorbakeoff&nbsp;</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/Junior_Bake_Off.pngMon, 27 Apr 2015 19:54:44 GMTYear 4 Samba Performance - 26th Marchhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-03-21-year-4-samba-performance-26th-marchhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-03-21-year-4-samba-performance-26th-march<p>All parents and friends are invited to the SAMBA performance between 9 and&nbsp;9.20am. Come and enjoy</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/SAMBA_RHYTHM2.jpgSat, 21 Mar 2015 22:01:29 GMTSolar Eclipsehttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-03-19-solar-eclipsehttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-03-19-solar-eclipse<p>On Friday 20 March 2015, the&nbsp;whole of the UK will be treated to&nbsp;a partial eclipse of the Sun. These&nbsp;are quite rare, and this one will be&nbsp;a major event. That morning, the&nbsp;Moon will pass right in front of the Sun, blotting&nbsp;out up to 90% of its disc. The Sun will look like a&nbsp;crescent instead of a disc, and there&rsquo;ll be various&nbsp;other things to look for.</p> <p><br /> However, it is extremely dangerous to just go&nbsp;out and look up. The Sun is so bright that just&nbsp;looking at it can blind you, so you&rsquo;ll need to&nbsp;prepare beforehand. There are various ways to&nbsp;observe it safely, using both everyday materials&nbsp;and telescopes or binoculars. So read this leaflet&nbsp;to find out what will happen and how you can&nbsp;see all the stages of the event.</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">{doc:150319232238-8858f395f6c046bbaa9b9ed7d60574a0}</span></p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/eclipse.JPGThu, 19 Mar 2015 23:21:05 GMTYear 5 Musical Performancehttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-03-03-year-5-musical-performancehttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2015-03-03-year-5-musical-performance<p>Since attending the BBC&#39;s Ten Pieces show last year, year 5 have been getting creative with classical music.</p> <p>Recently they have been working with a professional violinist from the Manchester Halle Orchetra, through their Adopt a Player Scheme, producing a piece of music based around Edvard Grieg&#39;s Peer Gynt Suite.</p> <p>On Friday 27th February they performed their piece in a concert with a number of other schools and four players from the Halle at New Chater Academy.</p> <p>See a video of our performance sandwiched between the Halle Players pieces below.</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{vimeo:121125924}</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/Year_5_Concert.pngTue, 03 Mar 2015 12:14:03 GMTBorn in a Barn Nativity Production Filmhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-12-17-born-in-a-barn-nativity-production-filmhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-12-17-born-in-a-barn-nativity-production-film<p>On 11th and 12th December our early years and key stage 1 pupils performed a nativity production called &#39;Born in a Barn&#39;.</p> <p>See a film with some exerts taken at the dress rehersal below.</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{vimeo:114542687}</span></p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/P1000731.JPGWed, 17 Dec 2014 08:43:15 GMTSchool Choir Sing on Tameside Radiohttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-12-05-school-choir-sing-on-tameside-radiohttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-12-05-school-choir-sing-on-tameside-radio<p>Listen again to the choir singing on Tameside Radio with the pantomime character Silly Billy.</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(53, 53, 53); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(232, 234, 235);">{audio:Choir_on_tameside_radio.mp3}</span></p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/Choir_2014.pngFri, 05 Dec 2014 10:26:04 GMTCross Country Champions!http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-11-22-cross-country-championshttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-11-22-cross-country-champions<p>Our Year 5/6 boys team won the Tameside Cross Country Championship last Saturday and received a splendid trophy for winning the competition. Over the past three race meetings they have been the most consistent group of boys and to win such a prestigious event is an amazing achievement.</p> <p>Well done Thomas, Jamie, Kieran, Jake, Owen, Harry, Tony, Scott and Mason - not forgetting all the other children who represented the school so well. Mr Lavorini tells me there are more competitions coming up &ndash; great news!</p> <p>For a full report from&nbsp;this year select the cross country report picture on the School Clubs&#39; Reports webpage accessed via the <span style="color:#008000;"><strong>For Parents</strong></span><span style="color:#006400;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span>menu link. Or use this <a href="/for-parents/school-clubs-reports"><strong>weblink</strong></a>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/images/Running_U9_Boys%281%29.jpg" style="width: 358px; height: 225px; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" /><img alt="" src="/files/images/running_U9_Girls.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 225px; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 1px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/images/Running_U11_Boys.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 318px; margin-left: 50px; margin-right: 50px;" /></p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/Running_Champions.jpgSat, 22 Nov 2014 17:01:13 GMTSchool Games Bronze Awardhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-11-20-school-games-bronze-awardhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-11-20-school-games-bronze-award<p>In a special&nbsp;assembly today,&nbsp;Councillor Dawson Lane, Tamesides&#39; Mayor presented us with&nbsp;the &#39;Sainsbury&rsquo;s School Games Bronze Award Mark&#39; for our participation in school sports in&nbsp; 2013-14.</p> <p>This award is for the number of competitions we entered within the Tameside School Sports Partnership and the improvements we have made to school PE and sport over the last academic year. The aim this year is to enter more competitions and achieve silver. A big thank you to Miss Smith and all the other teachers and support staff who have helped support PE and School Sport at Hurst Knoll St James.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/images/SAM_1241.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 422px; margin-right: 10px; margin-left: 10px;" /><img alt="" src="/files/images/SAM_1242.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 422px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/images/SAM_1236.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 302px; margin-right: 10px; margin-left: 10px;" /></p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/SAM_1239.JPGThu, 20 Nov 2014 22:27:44 GMTAnti Bullying Week 17th-21st Novemberhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-11-16-anti-bullying-week-17th-21st-novemberhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-11-16-anti-bullying-week-17th-21st-november<p>This week is a very important week in schools up and down the country. As a school we will be raising awareness of different types of bullying and understanding the difference between &lsquo;fall outs&rsquo; and bullying. I will be leading an assembly on Monday morning and Revd George Reeves will focus on &lsquo;respect&rsquo; in his assembly on Wednesday. The class teachers will be focusing on any key issues that have arisen in their class this year. I will be sending information home next week to give the parents information on some of the learning that has taken place. &nbsp;</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/anti-bullying-week(1).pngSun, 16 Nov 2014 16:48:57 GMTRed, White & Blue Day - Friday 7 Novemberhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-11-06-red-white-blue-day-friday-7-novemberhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-11-06-red-white-blue-day-friday-7-november<p>We are having our Red, White and Blue Day on Friday 7th November 2014. This is a day where we as a school can show our support for the huge number of Service families in the UK. Red, White and Blue Day is a national campaign to raise money and awareness of the three Armed Forces charities. Wearing the patriotic colours of red, white and blue, the children will be raising money for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, The Soldiers&rsquo; Charity and the RAF Benevolent Fund, who provide a full range of care for all generations of the Armed Forces family. This campaign is run annually by the three official Service charities, supported by the three Services themselves. It&rsquo;s an opportunity to highlight the work of the Armed Forces and the difficulties their families face.</p> <p><br /> We ask you to pay &pound;1 per family to support this day and your child/children can wear non-uniform colours of red, white and blue. This day is also to remember 100 years of the start of World War 1 and Remembrance Day. Our Year 6&rsquo;s will be reading poems they have written in our Friday assembly on this day. All parents are welcome to attend.</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/RWB_Day.jpgThu, 06 Nov 2014 08:58:48 GMTFree Tickets to the "Allergy & Free Show North" Liverpool 25-26 Octoberhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-09-25-free-tickets-to-the-allergy-free-show-north-liverpool-25-26-octoberhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-09-25-free-tickets-to-the-allergy-free-show-north-liverpool-25-26-october<p>Do you live with allergies, intolerances, eczema or coeliac disease?</p> <p>Do you live &lsquo;free from&rsquo; gluten, wheat, eggs, nuts or dairy, or need to avoid dust mites, latex or any other material?</p> <p>If you answered yes to any of the above, or someone you care about could, then these events are made for you.</p> <p>In short, The Allergy &amp; Free From Shows are weekend events full of products (food, drink, skin / hair care, household items and more), cooking classes, talks, expert advice, kids activities &ndash; the list goes on &ndash; all &lsquo;free from&rsquo; and all dedicated to helping you to improve your life.</p> <p>For your free tickets and further information visit the website via this <strong><a href="http://www.allergyshow.co.uk/go/school" target="_blank">link</a></strong>.</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/allergy-free-north(1).pngThu, 25 Sep 2014 14:28:34 GMTMacmillan Coffee Morninghttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-09-18-macmillan-coffee-morninghttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-09-18-macmillan-coffee-morning<p>9-10 am Tuesday 23rd September in the school hall,&nbsp;Coffee Morning is a great excuse to get together with your favourite people for coffee and cake and raise some money for a good cause.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s Macmillan&rsquo;s biggest fundraising event, where we ask people across the UK to hold a coffee morning and raise money for people living with cancer. In 2013, 154,000 people signed up, raising a record &pound;20 million.</p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s it all for?</strong></p> <p>Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. And as treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. The money you raise at your coffee morning will help make sure no one has to face cancer alone, from the moment they&rsquo;re diagnosed, through treatment and beyond.</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/macmillan.jpgThu, 18 Sep 2014 19:26:45 GMTFree Family Craft Sessionshttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-09-01-free-family-craft-sessionshttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-09-01-free-family-craft-sessions<p>Learn some new craft techniques to make with your child, including box making, card making and painting with watercolours.</p> <p>Tuesdays&nbsp;1&mdash;3pm</p> <p>23rd September &ndash; 2nd December</p> <p>To book a place contact&nbsp;Monica Browe 0161 330 4049</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/craft.pngMon, 01 Sep 2014 17:18:39 GMTWin £100 of National Book Tokenshttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-06-26-win-100-of-national-book-tokenshttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-06-26-win-100-of-national-book-tokens<p>To have a chance at winning &pound;100 of National Book Tokens and &pound;5000 of National Book Tokens for our school library, please visit this website: <a href="http://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools#.U6wP3cJwbox" target="_blank">www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools#.U6wP3cJwbox</a></p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/Bulb_image_book_tokens.pngWed, 09 Jul 2014 09:29:02 GMTParent Questionnairehttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-06-14-parent-questionnairehttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-06-14-parent-questionnaire<p>I have been Headteacher here for nearly a full school year and it is vital that as a school we gauge the thoughts from you, the parents, on whether you think the school is moving in the right direction and your thoughts on what we still need to do to improve. Please find five minutes to complete it so we can act on your thoughts and keep striving forward to make the school a better place for the children.</p> <p>A copy of the questionnaire can be obtained from our School Communications webpage accessed via the For Parents pencil menu.</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/Questionnaire.jpgTue, 17 Jun 2014 11:46:04 GMTLatest Newsletterhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-06-13-latest-newsletterhttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-06-13-latest-newsletter<p><a href="/files/files/Newsletter-13-6-14.pdf"><img alt="" src="/files/images/acrobat_file.gif" style="width: 19px; height: 18px;" />&nbsp;Newsletter - 13-6-14</a></p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/newsletter.jpgTue, 17 Jun 2014 11:48:26 GMTThe King of Spain’s Treasure Highlightshttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-04-12-the-king-of-spain-s-treasure-highlightshttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-04-12-the-king-of-spain-s-treasure-highlights<p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="375" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/91795325" width="500"></iframe></p> <p>Watch a condensed version of the Year4/5 production of The King of Spain&rsquo;s Treasure above, it is taken from the afternoon performance.</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.ukTue, 17 Jun 2014 11:49:49 GMTKids Kitchen End of Term Reporthttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-04-04-kids-kitchen-end-of-term-reporthttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-04-04-kids-kitchen-end-of-term-report<p>Well done you guys who came to the first (hopefully of many more) of &lsquo;Kids Kitchen&rsquo;. Your behaviour and manners were excellent as usual and we know you had lots of fun, as well as learning tons about nutrition, cooking skills and hygiene.</p> <p>Don&rsquo;t forget &ndash; spread the good word about your new club to all your friends.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re looking forward to the next set of &lsquo;Kids Kitchen&rsquo; kids to start cooking after Easter. So everyone look out for the invitation letters.</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/kidskitchen.pngWed, 09 Jul 2014 09:31:15 GMTYear 3 Wizard of Oz Highlightshttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-03-22-year-3-wizard-of-oz-highlightshttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-03-22-year-3-wizard-of-oz-highlights<p>See a rough cut video of some highlights from Year 3&prime;s rendition of the Wizard of Oz performed on &nbsp;13th of March.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" height="375" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/89752935" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.ukWed, 09 Jul 2014 09:32:58 GMTCross Country update February 2014http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-02-06-cross-country-update-february-2014http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-02-06-cross-country-update-february-2014<p>Tameside Primary Cross Country Relays test our runners&rsquo; (and their parents&rsquo;) endurance!</p> <p>On Saturday morning 11th January, seven boys and three girls from Hurst Knoll St James&rsquo; took part in the Tameside Cross Country Relays at East Cheshire Harriers &amp; Tameside AC.</p> <p>As the rain poured down whilst competitors began to trickle into the car park, the big question for everybody was, could the grownups cope, and later on, would their washing machines?</p> <p>All ten children performed superbly, with the boys&rsquo; team finishing tenth out of a total of twenty-three. This was an especially pleasing result since Jake and Brandon were competing for the first time alongside Mark and Harry who are almost veterans!</p> <p>No stranger to the course, Mathew anchored the remaining three boys, Jamie and Lewis also making strong debuts at the event.</p> <p>Caitlin was at last joined by some female company in the shape of Abigail and Sinead who ran excellent legs before Caitlin brought the team home with the biggest smile of the day!</p> <p>It was extremely pleasing to see everyone who took part enjoying the event and doing the school proud with their impressive display of teamwork and individual endeavour.</p> <p>Thank you to all those adults who braved the weather and gave their support on the day. See some photo&rsquo;s via this <a href="http://flickr.com/gp/hurstknollprimary/pEhc42/show/" target="_blank">link</a>.</p> <p><strong>Best ever turn out brings success to Hurst Knoll St James&rsquo; in the Tameside Primary Cross Country Championships!</strong></p> <p>On a chilly morning on 1st February twelve boys and girls (our best number of participants yet) competed against other primary schools across Tameside in yet another very competitive cross country event.</p> <p>This was even more so due to the fact that the overall top ten boys and girls would be picked to represent Tameside in the upcoming Greater Manchester Championships. As such, this meant that the Year 3/4 boys and girls would also have to run the longer course usually reserved for the Year 5/6 runners!</p> <p>Two of our Year 4 runners enjoyed success in their races, with Harry finishing third and picking up a bronze medal in the Year 3/4 race and Jake, running against older boys, finishing eighth in the Year 5/6 race. This was a fantastic achievement, as Jake has now been selected for the Tameside boys&rsquo; team, made all the more impressive since he had already played a game of football earlier that morning!</p> <p>Sinead and Georgia both put in sterling efforts as the only girl runners in their age categories, with Brandon and Lewis joining Harry in the Year 3/4 boys&rsquo; race and coping well with the longer course.</p> <p>The boys&rsquo; Year 5/6 race was our most strongly represented category &ndash; regulars Mark, Mathew and Jamie being bolstered by the aforementioned Jake and debutants Joe, (who had not been put off by watching his brother Lewis in the relays) Thomas and Michael, all of whom put in determined efforts to complete a tricky course.</p> <p>Many thanks once again to Mrs Howarth who organised the runners on the day and to all those parents/carers who came and supported them.</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/running-club.jpgWed, 09 Jul 2014 09:34:49 GMTTuesday Coffee Morningshttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-01-14-tuesday-coffee-morningshttp://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/news/latest/2014-01-14-tuesday-coffee-mornings<p>Come and join us for a coffee morning every Tuesday 9.00 &ndash; 10.00.</p> <p>Our first meeting will be on Tuesday 21st January 2014. It will be held in the school hall &ndash; feel free to come along once your child has been taken into class.</p> <p>There will be refreshments and also some toys for your little ones to play with.</p> http://www.hurstknollschool.org.uk/images/news/Year3_2013_Mad_71-300x225.jpgWed, 09 Jul 2014 09:37:54 GMT