Date to remember…


….Friday 27th May the school will be closed for teacher training. 


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Kindergarten teacher vacancies


We have a number of vacancies within our early years department, full time and part-time positions available.

We are looking for dedicated individuals with enthusiasm and desire to embrace the delights of working in our wonderful Early Years Department. If you feel you have the skill, creativity and commitment then we welcome your application.
The following posts are available:

 Apple Tree Kindergarten – Full Time Permanent Position
 Silverbirch Kindergarten – Full or Part Time Position (2 days permanent, 3 days cover – long term sick)
 Oak Tree Kindergarten – Part Time Cover Position, 2 days until end August 2017)

Job description and application form is available to download Application formJob Description


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Spring Fair, 14th May. A date for your diary


Grotto, candle dipping, story telling, crafts for big and small and sheep….yes there will be sheep!

And, of course, dont forget the obligatory cake!

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School fundraiser at St. Crux, 16th March


School fundraiser at St. Crux hall.  Wednesday 16th March. Great cakes, cup of tea and bric-a-brac!

Donations of cakes, soup, bread rolls and of course any unwanted bric-a-brac very welcome.  This is your opportunity to remove all the items you no longer want in your home AND help raise money for the school. (No clothing or electrical goods, thank you)

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Class 5 Trip to Museum


Class 5 are studying ancient history and ancient civilisations.  This includes exploring ancient Egypt and as part of this the class will visit the ‘Gifts of the Gods’ exhibition at Manchester museum

This fascinating exhibition explores ancient Egyptian animal mummies, prepared in their millions as votive offerings to the gods. Gifts for the Gods ehibition explains the background behind this religious practice in the context of life in ancient Egypt and the environment in which the animals lived. It includes and exploration of the British fascination with Egypt, the discovery of animal mummies by British excavators, and how the mummies ended up in the UK.

The exhibition opens with a reconstruction of the ancient Egyptian landscape which shows Egypt not as the desert we now imagine, but as a country of lush grassland, with taxidermy specimens showing what the animals would have looked like when alive.  Egypt’s many gods could take animal forms to express their superhuman nature. The exhibition explores how images of animals – pictures, statuettes or mummies – could be used to communicate with the gods. Animal mummies and bronzes statuettes are the most common votive offerings – gifts to the gods.

Photographs, archive material and travel journals will show how the animal mummies were excavated and selected by archaeologists and museum experts, including how they were collected and distributed as curios and souvenirs.

Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies Revealed
8 October 2015-17 April 2016, Manchester Museum

Mummified jackel

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