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  • Oak Tree Planting

    Oak Tree Planting

    The Eco Team had a great afternoon planting our oak tree, kindly gifted to us by Faisal Rashid. Every constituency has been given a tree by Extinction Rebellion and Faisal chose to plant the one for Warrington South in our school because he was so read more

    11 November 2019



  • Celebrating Diwali 

    Celebrating Diwali 

    Reception had an amazing week celebrating Diwali. We’ve been learning the story of Rama & Sita, we’ve made cards, diva lamps, beautiful firework pictures and we tried some traditional Indian food. We were very lucky to have Mrs read more

    6 November 2019



  • Halloween Disco

    Halloween Disco

    Key stage 2 had a frightening time at our Halloween disco read more

    1 November 2019



  • The Buddy System Inspires Reading

    The Buddy System Inspires Reading

    Year 5 Buddies and Reception children have spent time together in our new library. We have enjoyed choosing, reading and sharing books. It has been a great first meeting experience since Year 5 wrote to their new friends before the summer. read more

    1 November 2019



  • Our Amazing Mrs Ashcroft

    Our Amazing Mrs Ashcroft

    Our amazing Mrs Ashcroft had her last day today. We will miss her green fingers, her amazing forest school ideas and bringing in the occasional treat (or two) for the staff room! read more

    1 November 2019



  • Year 5 Bridgewater Cluster Multi Sports Festival

    Year 5 Bridgewater Cluster Multi Sports Festival

    Y ear 5 have had a fantastic time at the Bridgewater Cluster Festival. We have enjoyed an afternoon participating in multi sports activities with St Monica’s. Year 5 have used communication, teamwork and resilience, striving to show read more

    1 November 2019



  • Crisp Pack Collection by the Eco Team

    Crisp Pack Collection by the Eco Team

    Eco Team collecting the crisp packets up today! #teamwork We are still collecting all brands (just not popcorn) which will be turned into park benches, watering cans and cool bags. Collecting closes 22nd November read more

    1 November 2019



  • Claude Monet by Year 5

    Claude Monet by Year 5

    Year 5 have been amazing this week and have produced a wonderful biography about Claude Monet. We have learnt about his impressionism style and developed our art skills of using water colours to create our own piece based on water lilies. Our read more

    1 November 2019



  • A Magic Ending of Half-term for Early Years

    A Magic Ending of Half-term for Early Years

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    1 November 2019



  • Year 5 Scientific Enquiry Skills

    Year 5 Scientific Enquiry Skills

    Amazing scientific enquiry skills developing in Year 5. As part of our science learning about properties and changes of materials we have been looking at dissolving. Well done Year 5 for endeavouring to use your key skills throughout the read more

    1 November 2019



  • Year 6 Maths Reasoning and Resilience

    Year 6 Maths Reasoning and Resilience

    Year 6 have been working really hard on our resilience, reasoning and problem solving skills over the last few weeks. Today we applied our understanding of factors and multiples in a variety of contexts. Year 6 Pupil Voice... "It was more fun read more

    23 October 2019



  • Year 6 Gymnastics 

    Year 6 Gymnastics 

    We have been studying gymnastics this half term in Year 6. Check out some of their amazing sequences in this great video, which was created by some of our Year 6 pupils too! read more

    23 October 2019



  • Our Year 3/4 Rugby Tournament

    Our Year 3/4 Rugby Tournament

    Team GH represented our school at the Warrington Wolves Sky Try festival today. They showed incredible skill, sportsmanship and resilience. They entered each game with enthusiasm and determination and left as undefeated champions “What a read more

    23 October 2019



  • A Great Day for Year 2 at Weaver Hall Museum

    A Great Day for Year 2 at Weaver Hall Museum

    Year 2 had a great day at Weaver Hall Museum with servants Jane and Jeremiah! They learnt about the plague and also had a go at putting out The Great Fire of London! The children made nice smelling ‘tussy mussies’ to ward away the read more

    23 October 2019



  • Reception Science Investigations

    Reception Science Investigations

    Our amazing scientists learning all about bubbles today! read more

    22 October 2019



  • Wear Green for Aya

    Wear Green for Aya

    A huge thank you to all our children and their parents for the support that they have shown to one of our pupils this week. On Friday, the whole school joined in to Wear Green for Cerebral Palsy! We would like to thank the wonderful parents and read more

    19 October 2019



  • Receptions Experience of Wear Green Day for Aya

    Receptions Experience of Wear Green Day for Aya

    Today is Wear Green Day in school. This is a very special day for us as we get to help raise money for cerebral palsy. Reception have been busy making some cup cakes to sell at the cake sale after school today to help raise as much money as read more

    18 October 2019



  • Eco Update - Two Bags Full of Crisp Packets

    Eco Update - Two Bags Full of Crisp Packets

    *Eco Update** Two big bags full of (very compacted) crisp packets saved from becoming landfill waste. We are still collecting all brands of crisp packet - collection will close on 22nd November. Collection boxes are located outside the toilets in read more

    17 October 2019



  • Rocket Funding - Computers in! 

    Rocket Funding - Computers in! 

    ROCKET FUNDING SUCCESS! Our 5 computers have been fully installed into our library now so the children have this as an additional resource to use. A huge thank you from the children and staff to all of our supporters who donated and helped read more

    17 October 2019



  • Pupil Voice Forums

    Pupil Voice Forums

    At Grappenhall Heys we value what our pupils think. From October 2019 we are excited to introduce our new Pupil Voice Forums. The children from Year 1 to Year 6 are split into groups containing 3 or 4 children from each class. These groups then read more

    16 October 2019



  • Reception Perform 'Room on the Broom' on Stage

    Reception Perform 'Room on the Broom' on Stage

    Reception have been enjoying our new book focus this week ‘Room on the Broom’ We’ve been busy writing spells, using our maths to make potions and we’ve been been acting out the story on the stage outside! The children were read more

    15 October 2019



  • Exoworld Naming Competition

    Exoworld Naming Competition

    Today Year 5 entered IAU UK Exoworld Naming Competition 2019. This is a unique opportunity for young people to name an exoplanet and its host star. Year 5 put forward 7 entries, I’m very proud of you all. read more

    15 October 2019



  • Our School Council Hard at Work

    Our School Council Hard at Work

    Our School council met with Ms Jackson and one of our Governors, Ms Walkden to discuss our School Motto, Vision and Values. They had lots of fantastic ideas .... and enjoyed their juice and biscuits! read more

    13 October 2019



  • Year 6 Maths Reasoning

    Year 6 Maths Reasoning

    Year 6 had a great maths lesson working in teams to solve shape problems. They had to use reasoning and problem solving skills to make sure that their answers matched all the given criteria. read more

    10 October 2019



  • Year 2 Ball Skills

    Year 2 Ball Skills

    Yr2 PE ball skills. Varying the equipment size = independent development of throwing and catching skills! read more

    10 October 2019



  • Materials and their Uses

    Materials and their Uses

    Year 2 went post-it happy today and labelled almost everything in our classroom according to their different materials! We discovered that lots of our things are made from plastic and talked about and explored scenarios such as a whiteboard being read more

    8 October 2019



  • Active Angles for Year 5

    Active Angles for Year 5

    Year 5 took part in some active maths about angles. We discovered lots of facts about acute, obtuse, right angles and reflex angles. This weeks maths learning is off to a good start read more

    7 October 2019



  • Crisp Packet Recycling Team

    Crisp Packet Recycling Team

    Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme **Eco News*** School is now collecting crisp packets for recycling as part of a pilot scheme run by Walkers/PepsiCo in collaboration with Brakes. Until now crisp packets have been very difficult to recycle. The read more

    6 October 2019



  • School Christmas Cards

    School Christmas Cards

    This week we have been busy creating our Christmas card masterpieces and have now sent them off to the printers. This year our prints can be bought on mugs, packs of Christmas cards, an A3 table mat, gift tags, thank you cards and fridge magnets. read more

    4 October 2019



  • Year 6 Christmas Artwork

    Year 6 Christmas Artwork

    Year 6 have had a brilliant time this week creating their Christmas cards. We aren't in Christmas mode yet, but the cards need to be sent off to the printers. You'll be able to order yours soon. I am so proud of their amazing artwork - what a read more

    4 October 2019



  • Grandparents Invade School!

    Grandparents Invade School!

    A huge thank you to all the wonderful grandparents who joined us in school this morning. They were treated to a whole school celebration assembly followed by time spent in the classroom with their grandchildren and friends. Finally, they headed read more

    4 October 2019



  • Active Quadrilaterals in Year 6

    Active Quadrilaterals in Year 6

    We have enjoyed learning about quadrilaterals through Active Maths this week. Our Year 6 children had to see how many different types of quadrilaterals they could create. read more

    3 October 2019



  • A well-being app useful for young children with smart phones

    A well-being app useful for young children with smart phones

    A useful tool for young children with smart phones. The new “well-being” app launched by BBC uses artificial intelligence to evaluate a child’s mood. It will provide a helping hand to your child when they receive their first read more

    1 October 2019



  • Maths Maze

    Maths Maze

    Year 3 enjoyed a maths maze in the hall to learn addition and subtraction. Well done year 3 read more

    27 September 2019



  • Creation of Iron Men

    Creation of Iron Men

    Where did he come from? Nobody knows! The talented Year 4 children put their DT skills to the test today when designing and creating their very own Iron Men! They used a range of Key Skills including motivation, creative thinking, problem solving read more

    27 September 2019



  • Year 4's Active Start to the Year

    Year 4's Active Start to the Year

    Year 4 have had a great start to the academic year. We’ve had a busy few weeks of active learning across the curriculum read more

    27 September 2019



  • A Wonderful Way to Experience Curriculum Content

    A Wonderful Way to Experience Curriculum Content

    I am so proud of each and everyone of my class#proudteachermoment. They have amazed me over the week, showing their team work, communication and problem solving skills to named only a few of our key skills. We have covered so much of our Topic read more

    27 September 2019



  • Year 5 Residential to Lledr Hall

    Year 5 Residential to Lledr Hall

    Year 5 are having a brilliant time on their residential this week at Lledr Hall. read more

    26 September 2019



  • Our Eco Team

    Our Eco Team

    Meet our Eco Team! Our team of budding environmentalists have been chosen by their classes and are full of fantastic ideas. You may have heard about the Schools Strike for Climate that took place last Friday. As a first action, our Eco team read more

    26 September 2019



  • Our New Librarians

    Our New Librarians

    We are keen to continuing getting the best from our wonderful library and our newly appointed librarians are raring to go. Having given speeches as to why they'd make great librarians, these fabulous children have all been elected by their read more

    24 September 2019



  • Active Science and Maths for Year 1

    Active Science and Maths for Year 1

    A huge well done to Year One who are settling into KS1 so brilliantly! We have been doing lots of Active Maths and Science. Here are some photos form our work on senses, building bridges as a STEM challenge and learning how to write numbers as read more

    24 September 2019



  • Year 2 Active Start to the Year

    Year 2 Active Start to the Year

    A little hello from Year 2! They’ve had a busy and fun first few weeks being back at school. Tennis and gymnastics! read more

    24 September 2019



  • Settling in Wonderfully

    Settling in Wonderfully

    We have been delighted with how well our amazing Reception class have settled into school life. here our some pictures to show our first few weeks in school. Please follow us on facebook to see more! read more

    21 September 2019



  • Rugby in the Sunshine

    Rugby in the Sunshine

    Year 3 enjoyed their first rugby session with Warrington Wolves & it was in the sunshine read more

    21 September 2019



  • Rock Detectives

    Rock Detectives

    Year 3 have been busy researching the meanings of igneous rock, sedimentary rock and metamorphic rock for our topic ‘Rock Detectives’. Great dictionary skills and collaborative learning. read more

    21 September 2019



  • Tennis in the Sunshine for Year 3

    Tennis in the Sunshine for Year 3

    Year 3 really enjoyed their tennis lesson in the sunshine. Thank you Steve Garbutt at Grappenhall Tennis Club! read more

    21 September 2019



  • Culture Festival in Warrington

    Culture Festival in Warrington

    Culture Warrington will host an immersive and interactive programme of visual and performing arts this October as Part of Warrington’scontemporary arts festival. This year’s festival will be child friendly with lots of events and read more

    17 September 2019



  • Our School Council

    Our School Council

    Working alongside our head teacher, our school councilors give their voice and opinions to life at school. They were instrumental in developing our school library in 2018/19. We very much welcome the thoughts of our pupils in how we can read more

    13 September 2019



  • Investigative Science and Maths

    Investigative Science and Maths

    Year 6 had a great afternoon today creating toilet roll geological timelines to help understand how long ago the Earth was created and how recently life began on Earth. Each piece of toilet paper was worth 100,000,000 years! The maths that we read more

    12 September 2019



  • Sunshine Fun in EYFS

    Sunshine Fun in EYFS

    A gorgeous day in the sunshine for Reception today! We drew our shadows, weaved fairy trees, blew bubbles and made sun loungers out of bricks! Lots of fabulous outdoor learning read more

    24 July 2019



  • Funday Monday

    Funday Monday

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    22 July 2019



  • Saying Goodbye In Style To Our Year 6 Leavers

    Saying Goodbye In Style To Our Year 6 Leavers

    What a fantastic miniball we had on Thursday night. Here are just a few Year 6 photos from the preball! I will be very sad to see this gorgeous class leave in a few days. read more

    22 July 2019



  • Wobblers in Science!

    Wobblers in Science!

    Following on from our Electricity Day last week, Year 6 had a fabulous time on Friday creating Wobblers! We built our own circuits with a motor and a switch and then decorated our creations! We’ll post a video of our final Wobblers once read more

    22 July 2019



  • Fond Farewell to Mrs Stephens

    Fond Farewell to Mrs Stephens

    A message from Mrs Stephens: To the wonderful children, staff & parents of Grappenhall Heys..a big thank you for your kind words, cards & presents! I have loved every minute of working with Year 1 & 2 and in fact the whole school. I read more

    22 July 2019



  • Mini Ball for KS1

    Mini Ball for KS1

    KS1 had a fantastic Mini Ball this afternoon! There was dancing, games, prizes and treats. Thank you to all of the grown ups who helped us to have such a fab celebration! read more

    22 July 2019



  • 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

    50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

    we blast off into space to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the children did some awesome space art! read more

    22 July 2019



  • The Luckiest Tortoise!

    The Luckiest Tortoise!

    A busy but fun day in Year 2! Ez the tortoise came back with Mrs Stephens today and the children spent the previous day in teams making him a little home. Today we watched Ez roam around whilst we did observational drawings! Ez was truly spoilt for read more

    22 July 2019



  • Problem Solving Science Day

    Problem Solving Science Day

    Year 6 had a problem solving science day based around electricity! We explored and built series and parallel circuits and looked at how to make a bulb brighter or dimmer. We also discussed electrical safety, learnt how to draw circuit diagrams and read more

    17 July 2019



  • Sunny Sports Day!

    Sunny Sports Day!

    Our fabulous sunny sports day! The children all tried so hard and showed great team spirit! read more

    17 July 2019



  • A Treat Day for Year 6

    A Treat Day for Year 6

    Year 6 have had a fantastic day. Having finished our production yesterday, we’ve spent this morning practising for our Leavers’ Assembly, playing rounders and doing our times tables tests. This afternoon, the Year 6 children read more

    11 July 2019



  • Year 1 Trip to the Walled Garden

    Year 1 Trip to the Walled Garden

    Year 1 have been very busy bees today! We had so much fun at the Walled Garden this morning and then came back to school to learn how to draw bees in the afternoon. Thank you to our parent helpers for making our trip possible! read more

    11 July 2019



  •  Rocket Funding success! Thank you. 

     Rocket Funding success! Thank you. 

    When a community comes together and achieves great things. We aimed, we believed and we achieved! THANK YOU so much to parents, grandparents, uncles, aunties, carers, the wider Warrington community and beyond. Without your incredible support we read more

    10 July 2019



  • Year 2 Visit the Seaside

    Year 2 Visit the Seaside

    This was the best day for Year 2 at Formby! We searched for natural objects along the strand line and saw some very rare red squirrels! We discussed what we should not have found there and talked about the importance of not littering. Some of the read more

    8 July 2019



  • Pirates, Princesses and Performers!

    Pirates, Princesses and Performers!

    A beautiful day in EYFS spent being pirates, princesses and performers! read more

    8 July 2019



  • Orders Now Being Taken - In Our New Mud Kitchen!

    Orders Now Being Taken - In Our New Mud Kitchen!

    What excitement! We have our beautiful new mud kitchen! We would like to again thank our wonderful volunteers for all their help preparing the outdoors ready for our exciting new things read more

    5 July 2019



  • EYFS Outdoor Redevelopment Continues

    EYFS Outdoor Redevelopment Continues

    Another busy Thursday developing the Early Years outdoor provision. We want to thank our wonderful volunteers and our fantastic children who have made our vision a reality- we can really see it coming together now and can not wait to set up our read more

    5 July 2019



  • District Sports

    District Sports

    Team GH took part in the Bridgewater cluster athletics festival today in Victoria Park. The children took part in many track and field events and secured a number of wins. The children had lots of fun whilst competing against neighbouring schools. read more

    2 July 2019



  • Thanking our Community Far and Wide

    Thanking our Community Far and Wide

    It's great to see so many people in our local community and far and wide get on board with our Rocket Funding project! Miss Yau, our year two teacher, said: “We have been overwhelmed with the support not only from our parents read more

    30 June 2019



  • Active Maths in Reception

    Active Maths in Reception

    Reception have loved their maths lesson today! We made an obstacle course and used timers to measure how long it took each of our classmates to complete the course. We recorded the times on a table so we could compare times. It was so much fun - we read more

    29 June 2019



  • Year 5 / 6 Football Tournament at GHPS

    Year 5 / 6 Football Tournament at GHPS

    What a brilliant day we had today for our Year 5 / 6 Tournament. The children were all fantastic and showed great sportsmanship when representing our school. We won one penalty shoot out and then were knocked out in another! Well done to all our read more

    27 June 2019



  • Volunteers Helping to Create our EYFS Space

    Volunteers Helping to Create our EYFS Space

    Another busy day in Early Years. We would like to thank our wonderful volunteers again for all their hard work and support. It’s starting to take shape and we can’t wait to get our new equipment installed and see our children read more

    27 June 2019



  • Busy saying Thank You

    Busy saying Thank You

    We are busy writing our thank you postcards for pledges! Think we need to make more postcards! 73% of the way there and only 12 days to go! https://rocket.fund/p/grappenhallheys5/ read more

    27 June 2019



  • Diamond Ball - Overwhelming Generosity

    Diamond Ball - Overwhelming Generosity

    A phenomenal night at the Diamond Ball- a brilliant atmosphere and a huge amount raised for our fabulous school! Thank you to all who organised this year's event and everyone who donated the amazing prizes. Thank you also to all who attended the read more

    24 June 2019



  • Year 2 and 4 Shared Library Experience

    Year 2 and 4 Shared Library Experience

    Year 2 and Year 4 enjoyed some shared library time! The older children really enjoyed reading to the little ones. read more

    23 June 2019



  • Year 6 Mock Trials

    Year 6 Mock Trials

    Year 6 had a brilliant morning today when Mrs Scott, a Magistrate, joined us to help the children take part in three different ‘mock trials’! Our amazing children took on the roles of defendants, magistrates, defence lawyers, read more

    22 June 2019



  • EYFS Outdoor Environment Redevelopment Has Begun!

    EYFS Outdoor Environment Redevelopment Has Begun!

    We’ve had such a busy and productive day in Early Years and we would like to say a HUGE thank you to the amazing parents, grandparents and our other halfs for working so tirelessly all day. We have been wanting to develop the Early Years read more

    20 June 2019



  • 3D Shape Creating by Year 2

    3D Shape Creating by Year 2

    Year 2 had lots of fun today constructing 3D structures! They had to problem solve and reason using only 5 paper straws and built a wide range of different 3D shapes! read more

    20 June 2019



  • Visiting Artist Working with Year 5

    Visiting Artist Working with Year 5

    Year 5 are continuing to work with our visiting artist on our diversity wall hangings. We are learning the skill of silk painting. It is a great opportunity to learn about equality, acceptance, serenity and respect. read more

    19 June 2019



  • Happy Fathers Day

    Happy Fathers Day

    Happy Fathers Day. Year 3 putting their Dads through their paces with some exciting outdoor activities. Everyone had great fun! read more

    16 June 2019



  • What Rain?!

    What Rain?!

    Aim, Belive, Achieve! Battling all the elements - Rain, you will not stop us! Year 4 showed courage, determination and resilience when tackling many challenges during health week... read more

    16 June 2019



  • Rocket Funding

    Rocket Funding

    This week we launched our first ever online crowd funding project via a website call Rocket Fund. We are amazed by the amount raised so far - over £1000 in just five days! The money will be used for 5 desktop computers in our new read more

    14 June 2019



  • A Secret Mission Completed!

    A Secret Mission Completed!

    A Secret mission in the Heys wood - Mission 1 - a naughty teddy bandit thief stole the teddies, can the classes find them. Mission 2 - escape the laser beams. What a wonderful time our children had! read more

    13 June 2019



  • Year 2 Smoothie Making and Tasting!

    Year 2 Smoothie Making and Tasting!

    Which smoothie had the winning vote?! Year 2 have had a wonderful time this week designing, making and tasting delicious and healthy smoothies this week! read more

    12 June 2019



  • Skipping High Into the Sky

    Skipping High Into the Sky

    Year 2 found a glimpse of sunshine this week to skip high into the sky. Look at the height on some of those jumps! Well done Year 2 read more

    12 June 2019



  • Year 1 Gymnastic Exploration

    Year 1 Gymnastic Exploration

    There is nothing better than exploring a hall full of gymnastic equipment to stay active indoors this week read more

    12 June 2019



  • Wonderful Wheelchair Basketball

    Wonderful Wheelchair Basketball

    Miss Corradine and her Year 1 basketball team! The children gave Miss Corradine instructions to prevent her bumping into things! read more

    12 June 2019



  • Health Week!

    Health Week!

    We love Health Week! We began Summer Term 2 showing off dancing skills followed by forest school, football and skipping. They enjoy being active and learning about health and fitness read more

    11 June 2019



  • Grammar Nature Walk for Year 2

    Grammar Nature Walk for Year 2

    The children finished their SATs and instead of a spelling and grammar test we went outside to do some observational drawings and wrote some words around it! The children had lots of fun looking around for nature. read more

    26 May 2019



  • Sealife Visit for Reception

    Sealife Visit for Reception

    On Wednesday, Reception enjoyed an amazing visit to The Sealife Centre. We took part in a classroom activity where the children could share their knowledge about different sea creatures, we explored the aquarium and even explored the soft play read more

    26 May 2019



  • Aquarium Making by Reception

    Aquarium Making by Reception

    Reception have loved their ‘Under the Sea’ topic. Here are the beautiful aquariums that they have been busy making! ❤️ read more

    26 May 2019



  • Forest Fun for Year 6

    Forest Fun for Year 6

    After a morning of writing, Year 6 had a fun and active afternoon as part of their class treat. We headed to our GHPS forest! Children built dens, hammocks and roped webs to climb through and had a brilliant time climbing trees, lighting fires and read more

    24 May 2019



  • A Furry Visitor Comes into Reception

    A Furry Visitor Comes into Reception

    Reception had a wonderful visitor today.. Poppy the Dog!! Poppy was such a good girl... Sebbie presented a power point all about Poppy, then we each got to give her a treat and then we had a play with her ❤️ we then played read more

    22 May 2019



  • A Cruise Down the Thames for Year 6

    A Cruise Down the Thames for Year 6

    The sun was shining, tummies were full and it was a fantastic way to appreciates the city read more

    22 May 2019



  • It's Show Time!

    It's Show Time!

    A wonderful end to the first day of the Year 6 trip to London read more

    22 May 2019



  • Determination And Positive Attitude At Its Best.

    Determination And Positive Attitude At Its Best.

    Aya is an inspiration to everyone around her - see her recent sporting achievement, captured by ITV. We are so proud of you Aya Please click here to view the news article and video read more

    21 May 2019



  • The Queen Got the Memo!

    The Queen Got the Memo!

    The year 6 children have arrived safely for their first day of their action packed residential in London! read more

    20 May 2019



  • Colour Run Spring Fair

    Colour Run Spring Fair

    Thank you to our amazing Friends committee for organising our Spring Fair. We all had a brilliant afternoon on Friday and the weather held too! Well done to all the children and parents who took part in the colour run and by the looks of it had a read more

    20 May 2019



  • Year 4 Volcanic Investigation

    Year 4 Volcanic Investigation

    Today, Year 4 brought their topic to life by creating a volcanic eruption! We discussed chemical reactions and made links to our science topic. The children then wrote their own set of instructions about how to make a model volcano erupt! read more

    14 May 2019



  • Active Maths Revision

    Active Maths Revision

    Year 6 had a great time today completing an arithmetic and reasoning-based maths revision lesson outside. Children had to use their orienteering, communication and maths skills to solve the problems in teams today. Not to mention finding the read more

    14 May 2019



  • Year 1 Geography

    Year 1 Geography

    Year 1 spent a sunny afternoon making maps of the KS1 playground - we even know what 'aerial view' means! read more

    14 May 2019



  • Using Leaves to Learn Maths

    Using Leaves to Learn Maths

    Year 3 have been enjoying the sunshine whilst taking maths outside and collecting leaves. We then sorted the leaves on a Carroll diagram using a variety of criteria decided by the class. read more

    13 May 2019



  • Year 5 Collage Project

    Year 5 Collage Project

    Year 5 have enjoyed an afternoon working on our project ‘Collage’. We have learnt how to design, position and attach collage material in preparation for our outdoor artwork piece, which starts tomorrow. read more

    13 May 2019



  • Science Heart Dissection and Investigation

    Science Heart Dissection and Investigation

    Year 6 had an amazing time dissecting hearts today in school! Our science topic for this half term is the circulatory system and we have been learning about the heart, blood vessels and blood. One of our fantastic parents came in and supported us read more

    10 May 2019



  • Visit from Chinese Headteachers

    Visit from Chinese Headteachers

    We had a fantastic morning with our Chinese Headteachers who have travelled all the way from Xian to visit schools in the UK. They were welcomed into our school with a special assembly where our children sang a Chinese song and performed a dance. read more

    10 May 2019



  • Team GH Do It Again!

    Team GH Do It Again!

    Sixteen teams entered and we were crowned Broomfields’ 2019 undefeated champions! We are very proud of your determination, skill, team spirit and sportsmanship! Also, a big shout out to our loyal supporters aka Team GH Parents, who stood in read more

    10 May 2019



  • Year 6 Artwork

    Year 6 Artwork

    Having brought in photos of themselves as younger children, Year 6 have been creating some fabulous self portraits. We had great fun on Thursday afternoon looking at pictures of our pupils when they were little! Have a look on Facebook and see read more

    9 May 2019



  • The Stage Is Set For Eva-Rose

    The Stage Is Set For Eva-Rose

    Eva-Rose we were very excited to see you on stage! Mrs Jackson, Mrs Tyson, Miss Yau and Mrs Stephens all went to support Eva-Rose for her performance in The King and I. read more

    7 May 2019



  • Cross Curricular Links with a Tortoise

    Cross Curricular Links with a Tortoise

    Tortoise Thursdays! Mrs Stephens kindly bought her pet Tortoise Ez today. The children loved learning about him, we read the Tortoise and the Hare, solved maths problems about tortoise eggs and learnt about the life cycle of a Sea Turtle read more

    7 May 2019



  • Fractions Reasoning

    Fractions Reasoning

    Year 2 created a Fraction Museum in class today! Some more sneaky SATs revision where the children could showcase their understanding of fractions with a Fraction Exhibition! read more

    2 May 2019



  • Active Science Learning About Viscosity!

    Active Science Learning About Viscosity!

    Year 4 enjoyed making a non-Newtonian fluid in Science today. They learnt about the states of matter whilst moving around, getting messy and testing Newton’s law of viscosity. read more

    2 May 2019



  • Year 3 Burwardsley

    Year 3 Burwardsley

    Year 3 had a fantastic time in Burwardsley. The children were a real credit to the school and their behaviour was complemented upon by several people both at Beeston Castle and on our long walk back to Burwardsley Education Centre. At Beeston read more

    1 May 2019



  • Reception's Study of The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

    Reception's Study of The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

    Reception class have been studying the life cycle of a butterfly. We’ve watched our caterpillars transform into their chrysalis... and now at home with Mrs Cunningham (over the Easter break), two beautiful butterflies emerged! read more

    24 April 2019



  • Making SATs Revision for Year 2 Fun!

    Making SATs Revision for Year 2 Fun!

    Welcome to Summer term! ☀️ Year 2 kicking off this term with secret SATs revision. Who said missing numbered lines can’t be fun?! The children drew number lines and their partners had to guess what numbers might be missing. read more

    24 April 2019



  • Adventures at Robinwood

    Adventures at Robinwood

    Year 4 are having an incredible time on their 3 day residential at Robinwood. The photos tell the story about their exciting busy days all together! read more

    4 April 2019



  • New Library Inspires!

    New Library Inspires!

    Year 5 are inspired by the new library Harry Potter artwork and look forward to our new summer term class guided reading book The Philosophers Stone. read more

    4 April 2019



  • Glow Disco

    Glow Disco

    The different key stages had a great time at their discos yesterday. Thank you so much to Friends for their great organisation and contribution as always read more

    4 April 2019



  • Secret Spy Mission Gymnastics!

    Secret Spy Mission Gymnastics!

    A hall full of gym equipment led to wonderful exploration as secret spies by Year Two, as part of their Explorer term topic! read more

    4 April 2019



  • Our Library Project - The Video!

    Our Library Project - The Video!

    We have put together a video of our library project and the very excited reactions of our children when they first saw our amazing new learning environment. It's definitely worth a watch! read more

    4 April 2019



  • The Library Illustrations.

    The Library Illustrations.

    We hope our illustrators are feeling very proud - the characters on the wall literally make the space come to life! Thank you to our brilliant parents, Natasha and Cat, for their fabulous artwork. read more

    2 April 2019



  • Our Library Celebrations!

    Our Library Celebrations!

    We have had a wonderful afternoon marking the official opening of our new library. We are so grateful for all the help we have received from members of our school community to make this project happen and welcomed the Mayor of Warrington, Cllr read more

    2 April 2019



  • The First Few Reactions To Our Library!

    The First Few Reactions To Our Library!

    The first few reactions to the library! Our talented artists admiring their owl creation in position! read more

    2 April 2019



  • Our Visiting Author

    Our Visiting Author

    Thank you to our visiting author today Mr Reilly. He helped us to inspire and excite our children on the day of our library opening. The children are really keen to read the books and complete the writing challenges. https://er-reilly.co.uk/ read more

    2 April 2019



  • Yr 4 Smoothie Making Project

    Yr 4 Smoothie Making Project

    Alan Sugar watch out... Y4 entrepreneurs in the making !! As part of our DT, we designed and made healthy fruit smoothies for Olympic athletes (our teachers!!). We learnt about the nutritional values of fruits as well as the important factors read more

    30 March 2019



  • Science Project on Mothers Day!

    Science Project on Mothers Day!

    We welcomed mums to school today to celebrate Mother's Day! It was great to see so many smiling mums at our assembly and the children sang and acted beautifully. Thank you to all of those who managed to join us for the assembly, visited their read more

    29 March 2019



  • Active SATs Revision

    Active SATs Revision

    Year 6 were excited today when we told them that we were doing a past SATs paper as part of our revision... They were even more excited to find that we were going to be climbing trees whilst doing it and that the SATs paper had been cut up and read more

    22 March 2019



  • Year 4 Dance Performance

    Year 4 Dance Performance

    Our incredibly talented Year 4 class performed on stage at the Parr Hall last night, as part of the Primary Arts Network event. They performed with confidence and control and most importantly, they enjoyed every minute! We are so proud of their read more

    21 March 2019



  • Library Learning Space Clues....

    Library Learning Space Clues....

    Less than two weeks to go until the door opens into our exciting library learning space! Here is a few more clues to the incredible work currently going on - staff and parents are working day and night, filling the space with the most wonderful read more

    20 March 2019



  • Amazing Artwork

    Amazing Artwork

    The Artwork is back in school for a final chance to look at the amazing creations that we had on display at the Gateway in Warrington as part of the Primary Arts Network. read more

    20 March 2019



  • Year 6 Cook South American Dish

    Year 6 Cook South American Dish

    We have had a very busy afternoon in year 6 making a South American dish of Empanadas. The children devoured our left over ingredients and loved cooking them. Recipes to follow, the children have promised to make them for you at home; maybe for a read more

    20 March 2019



  • Year 3 Fencing

    Year 3 Fencing

    Year 3 having been enjoying fencing in the sunshine. Superb sportsmanship & skills being shown. read more

    20 March 2019



  • Using Maths Vocabulary

    Using Maths Vocabulary

    Year 2 Fun Maths! The children learnt about using positional and directional language and vocabulary such as: right, left, forwards, backwards, forwards, turn. They also learnt how to work together in order to get their partner to help read more

    18 March 2019



  • Year 2 Problem Solving 

    Year 2 Problem Solving 

    Problem solving in Year 2 Science using different materials to make a safe cover for the little teddy George. The children are using their problem solving and metacognition skills as well as communication and social skills to make a sturdy read more

    18 March 2019



  • Learn with your Child in Nursery and Reception

    Learn with your Child in Nursery and Reception

    This week we welcomed our parents to spend time in the Nursery and Reception classes. We looked at a maths focus and parents spent time with their children in the provision, helping them with some fun maths activities. The Nursery read more

    17 March 2019



  • Gardening in the Nursery

    Gardening in the Nursery

    This term the children are planting in our garden. This week they have been re potting some new shrubs, flowers and vegetables. Keep an eye on the developments in our read more

    17 March 2019



  • Netball Greatness

    Netball Greatness

    We are so proud of our netballers today - two hundred teams entered, and only eight made it to the county finals! We are incredibly proud to announce that our super skilled netball team went on to achieve 3rd place in the county finals today in read more

    15 March 2019



  • Maths Reasoning Fun

    Maths Reasoning Fun

    Year 6 have been investigating the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and solving area problems using reasoning strategies. We’ve had a great time and the Year 6s have shown excellent perseverance and communication skills. read more

    15 March 2019



  • Year 6 Active Maths

    Year 6 Active Maths

    We’ve had fun using Active Maths skills to tackle a word problem treasure hunt and to explore algebra problems! read more

    15 March 2019



  • Year 6 Highwayman Art

    Year 6 Highwayman Art

    Year 6 had a great time today creating black and white drawings based on the Highwayman poem. A fun and creative day was definitely needed after Assessment Week and we have some very talented artists! read more

    8 March 2019



  • Event organising with Natwest

    Event organising with Natwest

    Year 3 have been very busy organising a birthday party with the help of Mandy from the NatWest Bank. This morning we completed the MoneySense challenge called, ‘It’s a party!” read more

    8 March 2019



  • Year 2 Spaceman Visit!

    Year 2 Spaceman Visit!

    Mr B crashed into school in his rocket today and had lots of fun with Year 2! They learnt about the conditions in space and how to build a sturdy cover out of different materials. read more

    8 March 2019



  • World Book Day

    World Book Day

    Some of the many classrooms filled with children in wonderful costumes to celebrate World Book Day. Thank you to families and staff for helping the children to have such an enjoyable day. read more

    7 March 2019



  • Movie Night

    Movie Night

    Thank you to Friends for organising such an enjoyable fundraising event this evening. The children snuggled up with teddies galore and thoroughly enjoyed the film and snacks. Thank you to volunteers and school staff for staying late into the read more

    6 March 2019



  • Warrington Town Netball Champions

    Warrington Town Netball Champions

    They’ve only gone and done it again! This afternoon, our incredibly talented netball team competed in the Level 2 Warrington School Games tournament, where they won every match without conceding a goal and were crowned Warrington Town read more

    4 March 2019



  • Our Very Special Illustrator

    Our Very Special Illustrator

    We are so lucky to have a parent who keeps visiting school when everyone else has gone home - to fill our library with the most wonderful drawings that will capture our children's imagination for many years to come. She has given up evenings, read more

    4 March 2019



  • Year One Fundraisers

    Year One Fundraisers

    Toby, Jasmine, Finley and big sister Amelie have raised over £200 to help towards the school library project. They took part in a night-time nature run at Speke Hall last Saturday and enthusiastically completed the 3km course! Thank you to read more

    1 March 2019



  • Active Maths and Science

    Active Maths and Science

    Year 1 enjoyed the fantastic weather with some outside maths and science. We are getting much better at dividing! In science we investigated which material would make the most waterproof house for teddy. read more

    28 February 2019



  • Exciting New Books!

    Exciting New Books!

    Our journey to fill the new library space with exciting books has begun. Thank you to the wonderful amount raised at the Christmas Fair, we have been able to make our first exciting order of new books. They have been carefully chosen to nurture read more

    28 February 2019



  • PE Festival

    PE Festival

    Year 3 enjoyed an energetic afternoon at the PE Festival. The children were, as always, fantastic. Thank you to our dad helpers too read more

    19 February 2019



  • Primary Arts Network Exhibition 2019

    Primary Arts Network Exhibition 2019

    Our wonderful choir, representing schools across Warrington, launched the Primary Arts Network exhibition at the Gateway in front of the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Wendy Johnson, and her consort. They performed brilliantly and were excellent ambassadors read more

    15 February 2019



  • Young Voices

    Young Voices

    Our choir represented school brilliantly this week at the MEN Arena, performing with thousands of children and some famous faces including Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley! They had an amazing time and were supported fantastically by staff and read more

    13 February 2019



  • Year 5 Visit Jodrell Bank

    Year 5 Visit Jodrell Bank

    On a visit to Jodrell bank, the children can explore the wonders of the universe and learn more about the workings of the giant Lovell Telescope. read more

    13 February 2019



  • Year 3 DT Project - Wonka Bars!

    Year 3 DT Project - Wonka Bars!

    The children holding the 3D boxes - these were made as part of a DT project, in which the children were challenged to create a new wrapper for Wonka bars. They researched wrappers from other brands. These were the final designs! The read more

    13 February 2019



  • Stardom Beckons for Eva-Rose

    Stardom Beckons for Eva-Rose

    Stardom beckons for our very own Eva-Rose in Year 2 as she has been cast as one of the King's children in the famous musical The King and I. She was also recently interviewed on BBC North West Tonight about her upcoming role on the show! read more

    11 February 2019



  • Year 6 Clay Dragon Eyes

    Year 6 Clay Dragon Eyes

    As part of our school-wide Primary Arts Network project, all classes have been studying Lewis Carroll. In English, Year 6 have been reading The Jabberwocky and creating our own poetry and non-chronological reports linked to our science work on read more

    27 January 2019



  • Year 6 Magistrate's Talk

    Year 6 Magistrate's Talk

    A huge thank you to Jean Scott, a Cheshire Magistrate, who came into school to discuss the British Justice System with the children. They talked about the difference between a Magistrates' and Crown Court and discussed Youth Courts and the role of read more

    18 January 2019



  • Year 5 Fire Safety

    Year 5 Fire Safety

    Year 5 have learnt all about fire safety today through our Fire Brigade visitors. We have talked about fire prevention, causes of a fire and what to do in the case of a fire. We then had the opportunity of going inside the smoke tent. read more

    15 January 2019



  • Year 6 Visit Safety Central

    Year 6 Visit Safety Central

    Year 6 had a great time visiting Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service's amazing Safety Central centre. We learned about fire safety, countryside safety, water safety, electrical safety, road safety, online safety, healthy eating and lots more! A huge read more

    10 January 2019



  • Young Writers Competition Year 2 

    Young Writers Competition Year 2 

    Wow! Thank you Young Writers for selecting our Year 2 poems to be published into a book! Year 2 wrote and sent off poems about The Great Fire of London back in October. Today, we received great news telling us that all of the children who read more

    10 January 2019



  • Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas

    To get in the Christmas spirit, Year 6 took part in a fun yet competitive game of snowball dodgeball! Merry Christmas to all our Grappenhall Heys children and their families and friends. read more

    21 December 2018



  • The Inn-Spectors!

    The Inn-Spectors!

    A HUGE well done to our Early Years and KS1 children for successfully (and brilliantly!) completing three Nativity shows. The children were all amazing and put on a great show. ���� Thank you for your continued read more

    5 December 2018



  • Swimming Heroes

    Swimming Heroes

    Our fantastic swimming team took part in the Year 4 swimming gala this week. They competed against a number of schools and demonstrated outstanding swimming technique as well as great team spirit. Well done team GHPS! read more

    29 November 2018



  • Keep Moving with Wolfie!

    Keep Moving with Wolfie!

    This afternoon, the mischievous Wolfie and the Warrington Wolves community coaches joined us on our daily walk/run. We had lots of giggles whilst keeping active. read more

    23 November 2018



  • We Will Remember Them

    We Will Remember Them

    We commemorated 100 years since the ending of World War 1 today with a two minute silence. Every child also contributed to our lovely display in the school corridor. A special thanks to our wonderful parent helpers for putting the stunning display read more

    11 November 2018



  • Times Tables Rock Stars

    Times Tables Rock Stars

    We are excited to announce that across KS2 our children are now using Times Tables Rock Stars. Children have their own logins and are enjoying maths and learning their times tables. read more

    9 November 2018



  • Year 5 Residential

    Year 5 Residential

    Welcome back to Year 5 who have had a fabulous week on their residential in Lledr Hall. read more

    8 November 2018



  • Year 1 Naughty Bus Adventure

    Year 1 Naughty Bus Adventure

    Year 1 have been reading the story of the Naughty Bus. Today they took their buses on an adventure around school. The buses got a little bit muddy playing football and even found a pumpkin! Visit our Facebook page for more pictures. read more

    17 October 2018



  • Year 2 Visit Weaver Hall Museum 

    Year 2 Visit Weaver Hall Museum 

    Year 2 had a great day at Weaver Hall Museum and Lion Salt Works today! They learnt all about The Great Fire of London, Samuel Pepys and the plague. The children even made a 'tussy mussy' to ward away the plague and a fire mark to hang up at read more

    8 October 2018



  • Grandparents' Day

    Grandparents' Day

    We had a fantastic day today when we welcomed grandparents into Grappenhall Heys. They joined us for our Friday Celebration Assembly and then joined in lessons and spent time with their grandchildren. It was wonderful to see so many grandparents read more

    5 October 2018