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Year 6 Church Visit

Date: 10th Dec 2018 @ 7:12pm

Year 6 had an exciting trip to a local church. 

Year 4 Oral Health

Date: 22nd Nov 2018 @ 10:54am

Year 4 had a visit by the local Oral Health team. They talked to the children about the importance of looking after our teeth and demonstrated the best way to clean teeth with some volunteers. 

Reception 2019 Open Day

Date: 9th Nov 2018 @ 8:53am

Is your child due to start reception in September 2019?

Please come along to our open day where our EYFS lead will be conducting tours around the reception classes and staff will be around to answer any questions you may have.

The Naughty Bus Visit

Date: 18th Oct 2018 @ 11:31am

Following on from our English unit about Transport and the story 'The Naughty Bus' by Jan and Jerry Oke, Year 1 were extremely excited to welcome the real Naughty Bus to school. We met the bus driver, Dave, who gave everyone a ticket for the bus. He spoke to the children about the story and we had some challenges to complete about Buses. Everyone had a turn at sitting in the drivers seat. We had a fantastic morning with the real Naughty Bus. Afterwards, the children made thank you cards to send to Dave.

Early Excellence Trip (Year 1 and 2)

Date: 10th Oct 2018 @ 4:20pm

On 5th October 2018, 12 of our Y1 and 2 children represented our school at the Early Excellence Centre in Huddersfield. Our school was selected from all schools in the North of England to be included in the new Early Excellence publication which is a fantastic achievement. The children were excited to arrive at the wonderful Northern Centre and didn’t hesitate in settling into exploring the beautiful resources on offer. Lindsey, the photographer, worked with the children to create amazing photographs of them engaging with new resources. We can’t wait to see all the photos!

 

 

Year 2 visit to Manchester Airport

Date: 3rd Oct 2018 @ 10:04am

To start the new year, all classes at Essa Primary took part in the Transport Project. Each class focused on a particular form of transport. Year 2 were looking at aeroplanes and the life of Amelia Earhart. To help us learn more about flight, we went to Manchester Airport. We took a tour of the education centre. Along the way, we looked at Concorde, sat in the flight deck of a Monarch jet, talked to air traffic control and investigated a research plane.

We were able to ask lots of questions to the helpful staff and learnt that the easy way to remember Concorde’s top speed uses odd numbers! It was able to fly at 1350 miles per hour, so you just have to remember the first three odd numbers.

As the weather was fine, we were able to stand on the mound and watch lots of planes land and take off on what was a very busy day at the airport.
Once we were back in school, we wrote all about our trip and used things we had learnt to write a postcard to Emma-Jane, from the book ‘Emma-Jane in her aeroplane’. We had a great time at the airport and are looking forward to many more school trips in Year 2.

Essa Academy Open Evening

Date: 11th Sep 2018 @ 9:46am

Essa Academy Open Evening

Monday 24th September 2018

4pm - 8.30pm

Trust Newsletter

Date: 29th Jun 2018 @ 1:04pm

Check out what has been happening across the Essa Foundation Academies Trust.

Essa Primary celebrate St. George's day

Date: 23rd May 2018 @ 4:04pm

Children at Essa Primary enjoyed a special day yesterday to celebrate St. George's day. They started the day with a special assembly, with many children choosing to come to school in the colours of St. George's flag. During the day the children took part in different activities to learn more about St. George and how we celebrate this special day in England.

Chris Reddy Visits Year 5

Date: 15th Feb 2018 @ 9:48am

Year 5 had a visit from a special teacher. He came into school to talk about how we behave to help us achieve more.
During the day we played 6 activities as a team. We were split up from our class into 6 groups and we did all 6 activities. We were learning to work in a team and learn about teamwork. The 6 activities were: Egg-golf, Pipe up, Marble drop, Blind build, Opposite stack and Jigsaw. Mr Reddy taught us about teamwork like everybody falls out with each other but sooner or later they become friends again. We also learnt that everybody does not get along and some people get along a lot.
 
 

Teamwork will be used in the next half term by helping return things to their rightful owner. Or you could help someone up if they trip over something. Teamwork will also be well used in P.E. We will encourage our teams to win but if you do win, you shouldn’t show off about it. If you lose, you should be resilient and give them a tough game next time.

Mr Reddy, thank you for supporting us in our work and making our work very fun by doing fun activities. It was very helpful of you coming to our school to help children like us in Year 5. It was very kind of you coming here at Essa Primary Academy. Thanks Mr Reddy for helping us Believe, Commit and Achieve!

By Ibrahim (Yr 5)

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