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Year 4’s clever coders

Year 4 have been creating their own games. The children have worked really well using a lot of skills, programming characters to move, fire objects, speak etc. using simple algorithms. Some of the children have also used repeat commands and variables such as scoring systems/ vanishing characters if they get hit. If you would like to play their games, please use a QR reader and scan the code.    BK EA FM   CSN BT   MT SMS ERR   AT AW LS MJ   DL HJ   JAF MA DI   ERR MT SMS   AK JF TH   JM DH MK   JB JB   EB MT MR SN   OE JH AH   AH     It's only fair to...

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Boy’s football quarter final: Greenhill 3-6 Unsworth

The Unsworth boy’s team played fantastically well today as a team. We took a team of 10 players to Greenhill; it was a tough decision to only select a starting 7.  This was the quarter final match, having previously defeated Holcombe Brook and Chesham. Unsworth got off to a strong start, passing the ball well and created lots of scoring opportunities. Unsworth took a deserved 3-0 lead into half time, as well as hitting the woodwork 3 times!  The second half followed suit as the team raced into a 6-1 lead. The whole squad contributed to a collective team effort although there were some excellent individual performances too. This was evident as there were 6 different scorers – a few brilliant strikes and team goals!  A lot of credit must go to Greenhill who didn’t give up and scored 2 late consolation goals. Final score Greenhill 3-6 Unsworth. We eagerly await the semi final draw! Congratulations once again to the team.  It's only fair to...

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The things we’ve done..and the things we will do.

The things we’ve done..and the things we will do.

As the Easter break starts we can reflect on the fact that we are now two thirds of the way through the academic year. Our Reception class are now settled and confident in school and our Y6 pupils are approaching some big changes and challenges ahead. During this last week we held our progress evenings with parents and carers from Y1 to Y6. During the meetings, we asked parents to complete an Ofsted-style questionnaire in order to seek views on a range of issues. We have analysed the results and we are delighted with the overwhelming support we have received. If you would like to read the report then you can find it here.  Questionnaire Results March 2017. During this term, we have worked hard to provide the children with a range of memorable experiences. We have increased the sporting activities for our pupils which culminated in our pupils taking part in the Greater Manchester School Games. We have also enjoyed hearing about their achievements in football, rugby, netball and cross country. Many of our Y5 and Y6 pupils have achieved their level 1 and 2 Bikeability awards after improving their cycling skills on the road. Our Y4 pupils continue with their weekly swimming lessons and will do so until the end of the year, when it is our aim that every one of them will be able to swim. In addition to sport, we have also planned opportunities for the children to develop their skills in other areas of the curriculum. Our choir continues to work with Miss Geelan and we are planning an event involving the Halle later next term; many of our children are enjoying learning to play instruments with Miss Geelan and with tutors from Fiddler Music and Bury Music Service. In February, we enjoyed great feedback from our parents when we held our Great Unsworth Exhibition. During the weeks before the exhibition, we worked to develop the children’s design and technology skills as inventors. They proved to be both skilful and creative. We were pleased, this term, to be awarded the E-Safety Award in recognition of our work with the children. This week we asked Bury Teaching School Alliance colleagues to conduct a safeguarding review in our school. The aim was to test our procedures, our policies and our staff knowledge of the whole safeguarding arena. During the process children were asked about how the school helps them to keep safe. They were clear that they felt safe in school, knew that they had people to speak to and that they understood the issues around bullying and e-safety. During the summer term, we will continue to provide the children with a broad curriculum experience. We will also be planning a number of end of year trips for them to enjoy. During the term there will be a number of class assemblies culminating in a very emotional final assembly from our Y6 class. In the meantime, enjoy your Easter break-we will see you again in a few weeks. It's only fair to...

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Runners up – Tag rugby competition

Tag rugby tournament March 2017 The squad of 11 (7 boys and 4 girls) tag rugby players were superb today! The children are developing their skills with every game in individual skills, teamwork and tactics. It was great to see some new players represent Unsworth for the first time too. 8 schools competed today in 2 groups of 4.  Group stage Unsworth 1-0 Greenmount  – A fantastic win against the holders of the competition  Unsworth 3-1 Guardian Angels  Unsworth 4-0 Old Hall    Seni final  Unsworth 2-0 Gorsefield   Final  Unworth 0-2 Greenmount     It really was a pleasure to see the children celebrate their victories but also show good sportsmanship throughout, enjoying every minute. They should be proud of their efforts!     It's only fair to...

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Greater Manchester School Games – 21st March

What a fantastic day! The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and the experience at sportscity, playing tag rugby at a superb venue.  The event started with an opening ceremony consisting of music, dancing and special guests… Olympic gold medalists! The children, along with nearly 2000 others representing a variety of sports, participated from the stands dancing and singing away. Hundreds of balloons were released and that signalled the start of the event. The rugby was the main event for us and the children all played well as a team against the very best schools in Greater Manchester. We won 1 (4-3), drew 1 (2-2) and lost 2 (0-2, 1-5) of our 12 minute group matches, braving cold conditions and high quality opponents who had obviously played rugby for a while.  For many of our children, tag rugby was a new experience this year and they have excelled. They are developing their skills as individuals and as a team, whilst also improving their tactical knowledge. We have some very talented athletes at Unsworth, who consistently demonstrated fair play and respect for others.  Hopefully, we will return again next year! It's only fair to...

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