Holy Name RC Primary School, Manchester

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Reading Club

February 10th, 2018 · No Comments · Clubs

There is a new reading club at lunch break if you want to read. People in KS1 are  welcome. There is also  a selection of interesting books you can read at the club so you are not of bored with them. Miss Lynch, the person who runs the club encourages the pupils to read and to know more.
“The more you read the more you’ll know

The more you know the more places you will go!”

Dr. Seuss


Football Tournaments

February 10th, 2018 · No Comments · Clubs, Sport

The Holy Name football team are going to be participating in two tournaments’, the first will be on Thursday 1st February 2018, and the second will be on Thursday 2nd February 2018. The schools A-team will be going to the Manchester United Foundation tournament first, then the A and B-team will be going to the Manchester City Foundation tournament the next day. We hope they can progress into the next round for both tournaments. Good luck.


Valdis- Year Five







































Ghyll Head Food

February 10th, 2018 · No Comments · Other

When the Holy Name group got to Ghyll Head  they stayed in a bungalow on the 5th of February , and the food was delicious! Every night the group would have hot chocolate before going to bed which was set at nine o’clock sharp.  On the first night the group had pizza and jacket potato.The desert was sponge cake.

In the morning, they of COURSE  had cereal.  In the afternoon they had sandwiches made from Ghyll Head and they were delicious (as I’ve heard )! In that evening they had sausages and mash with peas and added gravy. The desert was apple crumble. After a bit, they hadtte   burnt marshmallows in the Ghyll Head  TeePee tent. On the last day of their educational trip, they had sandwiches.
Brempomah- Year Five


The Accommodation of Ghyll head

February 10th, 2018 · No Comments · Other

In Ghyll head the Holy Name group stayed in a bungalow and the bungalow was amazing ! There were different  rooms that had different names including: Thirlmere, Crummock, Grasmere, Buttermere, Rydal and Wastwater. Year 5  had an amazing time.

We had so much fun!

Chakaya- Year Five


Year 5 Trip To Ghyll Head- Activities

February 10th, 2018 · No Comments · Year Five

Year 5 went to Ghyll Head on the 5th February 2018, with their teachers Miss Pugh and Mr Isherwood. They first of all learnt all  the safety speculations, then had lunch. Their first activity was canoeing, although before setting out onto the water, they had to put on wellies, LOTS of layers, wet suits and a buoyancy aid. The basics were the first step to learning how to canoe. Once they had their canoe paddles, and their canoe rafts were in the water, they set sail off to the Spirit Of Manchester, for a beginner ride. Then once they knew the basics of how to canoe they set off to the other side of Lake Windermere, to a remote island. This was the destination where the played a game of hide and seek, with the addition of hot chocolate. When they had reached the bungalow and finished their dinner, they put all of their layers on again with wellies, wet suits and torches, then ventured to the top of Ghyll Head to do a night hike. They learnt a lot of local knowledge whilst on this hike.  The next day was a very revolutionary day. THEY SAW SNOW. The original plan for this day was to go to the Little Langdale Quarries, but because of the snow, they changed the plan and went to Orrest Head which is 784 feet tall. There was a lot of snow on this hill and the children had snowball fights! In addition to their fun they met a knew robin friend. After their lunch, they went outside to the garden and did the ropes course, zip wiring and rock climbing. Furthermore in the day, they had dinner. After dinner was over they got more layers on and went over  to the Tipi. Their teacher Mr Isherwood set up a fire and they had toasted marshmallows. When they had all finished their marshmallows, they sat around the campfire and told a story that was based on improvisation. Thus all the Tipi enjoyment had ended they went out into the starry  night. At the arrival back to the bungalow, they got dressed  into pyjamas, then had a feast. Once the feast had ended they all sat down together to quote nice comments about each other. The next morning, it being their last day. They started to pack for the long journey home, but before coming home there  was still one undone activity to be done. The postponement of  the trip Little Langdale Quarries, meant that their last activity was to be this. They set off far away from their bungalow, but still needed to hike for a bit further before they should reach the mines. The mines were very cavernous, and had a never ending echo. They were told the origins of the area by their mentor Anne. Once their last hike in Ghyll Head was finished, they had their lunch and then said goodbye to  the luxury of the area.


Thank you for reading my blog post and I hoped you liked it. If you want your child to participate in such wonderful trips please do come apply your child for a place at Holy Name R.C Primary School. Putting the Gospel into everything we do.





February 10th, 2018 · No Comments · Digital Leader Blog, Year Five

In the morning, year 5 students went to the Witworth art gallery. They went there to do a dance workshop, dancing in the style of artifacts in  the  Grand Canyon. They learned about the Grand Canyon through dance and now know all the features of the Grand Canyon. They created dances in groups of four and two; they came back with outstanding reports. Please comment on our blogs!


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Christmas 2017

December 20th, 2017 · No Comments · Other, Year Three

Year Three have been very busy during the last few weeks of term! Everyone worked so hard over the term so they celebrated all of their hard work by creating some wonderful Christmas crafts.
The children made paper chains, baubles, picture frames and chocolate Christmas trees, just to name a few! The class worked so hard and it was nice to relax and enjoy some Christmas activities. In the last week, the children had their Christmas party, watched some Christmas films and decorated some biscuits to eat during their party.

Father Christmas even came to visit and gave everyone a lovely present. Everyone in the class would like to say a BIG thank you to Father Christmas and his special helpers for their gifts!!

Watch the video to see some of the fantastic things that Year Three made!
Miss Michael


UK Fast 2017

December 18th, 2017 · No Comments · Clubs, Computing, Digital Leader Blog, Office, Other, Whole School, Year Three

Last week, the Digital Leaders were lucky enough to go on a tour of the UK Fast building which is near our school. They were shown around the building by the wonderful Sax and were shown all of the fun rooms around the building. The children even got to use the slide which is on the side of the building!

The visit really inspired our Digital Leaders and they can’t wait to create a weekly newsletter in the new Cyber Cafe after Christmas!

Miss Michael



Viking Presentations

November 20th, 2017 · No Comments · Other, Year Three

Over the past two weeks the children in Year Three have been working in pairs to create their own presentation about the Vikings. The children were asked to include as much information as they could remember from our topic lessons so far. Today, the pairs came to the front of the class and went through their presentations.

All of the pairs had worked so hard to create a detailed presentation with lots of informations and key facts. A lot of the children had never used the software before but tried so hard with their presentation, some even included pictures and animations!

Well done Year Three, I was so impressed!

Miss Michael



Our Trip to the Cinema

November 17th, 2017 · No Comments · Other, Year Three

On Friday, we were lucky enough to go on a trip to the cinema. We were all so excited to go and watch ‘Despicable Me 3’ and the Printworks! We had a fantastic time at the cinema and we were all on our best behaviour!





Viking Longhouses

November 10th, 2017 · No Comments · Other, Year Three

Over the half-term break everyone in Year Three was given a challenge to make a poster about a Viking Longhouse or to build their very own model. The children all excelled themselves and produced some AMAZING models and posters!! Everyone came to the front to present their project to the rest of the class and to explain how they made it and who helped them. Myself and Miss Fallon were blown away by the detail and effort that has gone into all of these projects.

Have a look through our photographs to see everyones fantastic creations.

Thank you so much to everyone that helped create these wonderful projects.

Miss Fallon and Miss Michael 


More Pre-Lunch Fun!

October 17th, 2017 · No Comments · Office, Other, Year Three

This week in Year Three we have been practicing the ‘Water Cycle’ dance! It’s so much fun and we’re learning whilst we’re dancing!

Enjoy our video,

Miss Michael


Year Three African Workshop

October 10th, 2017 · No Comments · Other, Whole School, Year Three

Last week Year Three had a very exciting and busy day! During the morning they had a African Dance and drumming workshop and then after break they decorated their very own African Dan masks. They all worked to hard to make sure that their mask was symmetrical.

They all had so much fun and they all tried their absolute best!

Miss Michael


Pre-Lunch Fun

October 9th, 2017 · No Comments · Other, Year Three

In Year Three, I always try to squeeze in a fun dance after all of our hard work! We’ve recently discovered a song that we love to dance along to just before we go to lunch. The children LOVE all of the different songs and dances that I’ve found and I’ll be uploading more throughout the year.

Enjoy our video!

Miss Michael and Miss Fallon



The Gift Team

October 6th, 2017 · No Comments · Office, Other, Whole School

The Gift Team helps out during assemblies, parents evenings and with any Holy events that we have going on in school. Miss Hackman is the head of the Gift Team. This year we will be taking part in many activities. Students in the Gift Team are: Heren, Renee, Sasha and Brempomah.

Miss Michael


Exciting News!

October 6th, 2017 · No Comments · Office, Other, Whole School

Congratulations to Alfie (Head Boy) and Sacha (Head Girl) who were appointed after a rigorous application process.


Year Three Football Sessions

October 6th, 2017 · No Comments · Office, Year Three

Over the past few weeks, we have been lucky enough to have a Manchester City coach, Paco, teaching us a variety of skills. We have been practicing our running and dribbling skills and thinking about how we need to work as a team. We have really enjoyed it so far and can’t wait wait to carry on over the next few weeks. 

Miss Michael


Mary’s Birthday

October 6th, 2017 · No Comments · Praise, Whole School

Happy Birthday Mary


We all came together as a school to celebrate Mary’s birthday last month. We had a beautiful assembly where we sang happy birthday to Mary and we finished by praying the Rosary.

The children in Year Two even got Mary a birthday cake and had a little party to celebrate the special day!!
Miss Michael


Piano Recital 2017

June 26th, 2017 · No Comments · Clubs, Nursery, Praise, Reception, Year Five, Year Four, Year One, Year Six, Year Three, Year Two

Over the year, four lucky children were having piano lessons provided by the Royal Northern College of Music. Sharayah, Stephan, Xinyu and Reece have been learning how to play the piano and have been practicing hard with their tutors; Olivia, Azuza, Matt and Wyn every week.

This week the whole school came together to watch the children play the songs that they had been learning, alongside their tutor. We were even lucky enough to hear some of the tutors play some pieces of music!

Miss Michael


Our Exciting Day!

May 22nd, 2017 · No Comments · Year Three

Last Thursday, Year Three had a class assembly and the focus for the assembly was the Rainforest, which is our current topic. The class had been practicing all week to get ready for the big day! They all worked so hard and presented their facts clearly and made sure that they were loud enough for everyone to hear.

They really enjoyed sharing the information that they had learnt with the rest of the school. They were SO excited that parents, family and friends had come to see their assembly and would like to thank everyone that came!

Everyone seemed really impressed and even came to look at the projects that the children had made for their half-term homework projects.

After the assembly, we all ate our lunch early and then walked to Manchester Metropolitan University to spend the afternoon cooking! The children split into the groups from last week and made a variety of dishes; paella, brownies, cupcakes, pizza, crumble and a chocolate fudge cake! This all linked into our topic as we used Fairtrade products in our dishes.

After the children had finished cooking, they came and presented their dish in front of everyone and explained what they had to do to make it. At the end of the session, the children all shared their dishes with each other.

It was such an exciting and busy day but we all had a fantastic time and everyone behaved brilliantly!

Miss Michael



Year Three Workshop

May 17th, 2017 · No Comments · Year Three

Year Three were lucky enough to spend an afternoon making moving trucks, bags, puppets and baskets. We were visited by a group of students from Manchester Metropolitan University who helped us create our wonderful products.

All of the children worked so hard in groups and had a fantastic time! They can’t wait to visit the university tomorrow to cook a variety of dishes!

Miss Michael


World Book Day 2017

March 12th, 2017 · No Comments · Nursery, Reception, Year Five, Year Four, Year One, Year Six, Year Three, Year Two

Last week we all celebrated World Book Day. Miss Lynch started our day with a fantastic assembly where we learnt all about the importance of reading. Everyone had a brilliant time throughout the day talking about their favourite book and author. Some classes recreated the book cover of their favourite book, others wrote book reviews and Year Six went to read to the Nursery and Reception children.

At the end of the day everyone had the opportunity to parade their costume in front of the rest of the school. Everyone got involved and had a dance in the hall! Overall, it was a great day and we can’t wait to celebrate it again next year!
Miss Michael


Our Roman Feast

February 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Year Three


Yesterday, we were lucky enough to go and visit Manchester Metropolitan University to cook a Roman Feast. The children all worked in the same groups as the previous week to make a variety of dishes, such as; garlic bread, Roman pasties, flat bread, shield cookies and mosaic pizzas!

The children all enjoyed peeling, chopping and frying the ingredients, as well as kneading the bread and flipping the pancakes. They all worked in teams to make their dishes and were very careful to follow the recipes.

All of the dishes that we made were linked to our Roman topic. The pizzas and boxes were designed to look like mosaics, the cookies were made to look like shields and the flat bread was made to be just like the bread that a Roman solider would have made. They all waited patiently for their dishes to cook and they even washed the dishes at the end!

At the end of the session, each group presented their dish to the rest of the class and explained what they had made. They evaluated their dish and said what they found easier and what they found quite tricky. Finally, all of the children tasted the rest of the dishes. They really enjoyed sampling a variety of Roman creations and they all said a big thank you to all of the students.

We all had a great time and are hoping to go back again soon!

Miss Michael