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News and Events 2019-20

Health Champions Assembly March 2020

This term's Health Message is Happy Me.  Today the Health Champions, with the support of Mr Bennett, talked to the children in assembly about stress and anxiety -  what causes it and  what we can do to lower it.  They also talked about the importance of getting enough sleep and how much sleep you need at each age.  


Book Week - March 2020

The school celebrated World Book Day with a week of activities with the Wizard of Oz theme.  During the week the children participated in a sponsored reading event, book swaps, reading buddy activites and other reading/ Wizard of Oz themed activities.  We were lucky to experience a theatre visit with a prodiuction of the wizard of Oz along with a workshop for Year 6.  

Castleshaw Visits March 2020

Year 4  visited Castleshaw and completed a range of geography activities. The focus of the day was based on what a map looks like and how to read a map.  They also looked at setting different maps, which was quite tricky. They then completed some orienteering to aid  with these skills. Overall, they learnt lots of new geographical skills in the outdoors and really enjoyed the day.

Muller Corner Promotion

Many thanks to the mother of Olivia in Year 5, for nomiating the school for the Muller Corner Promotion.  We we lucky to receive £2,000 worth of sports equipment for the school and a visit from a British Athelete.  So in February Tom Bosworth, the British race walker, visited the school for the morning to talk to the children, answer questions and participate in some sporting sessions with KS2.  He is the current World record holder for the 1 mile race.  

Year 1 Road safety walks February 2020

Year 1 had a special visit on the 14th February from the Road safety team from Oldham Council.  The children learned all about Road safety and practiced drossing the road safely.  

Year 2 Victorian classroom morning

Year 2 turned their classroom into a Victorian classroom for a morning in February, as part of their History topic - 'What was Oldham like in the Victorian period?'.  Mrs Shepherdson became a very strict Victorian teacher.  Below are some pictures of their wonderful experience.

RE week - January 2020

In 2019-20 the school applied to the Henshaw Trust for a bid for enhancement activities to enable the children at St Hugh's to experience a high quality RE provision.  This we utilised during a special RE fortnight which consisted of visits for KS2 to Manchester Cathedral, KS1 to the Local Parish Church and a visit to a local Mosque for Year s 2 and 6,  special visitors into school including the Jewish museum, Barnabus in Schools, David Mason a poet, the Fairy God Mum and Groundbreakers.  The Fortnight culminated in a special ethos day with visitors and special activities where the children worked together to bring our school vision statement "Be the change you want to see in the World" to life.

If you would like to read more about RE week, please go to the Henshaw trust section of this website.


The Christmas celebrations at St. Hugh's were as exciting as ever.  The children in KS2 produced 2 magical musical performances for parents, Years 1 and 2 performed a wonderful Christmas play and the Early Years children performed songs for their parents and then had a very well attended stay and play session.  The Christmas celebrations finished with a Christmas parties, with a special visit from Father Christmas, a Christmas jumper day and whole school party lunch.  

Worship Club - St Andrew's Day Act of Worship 29th November

Well done to the Worship Club.  They led the Act of Worship this morning telling the school about St Andrew.  


Cosy Slipper day 29th November

The School Council decided that this year they wanted to run a Chocolate Tombola at the school Christmas Fair.  So, in order to gather the donations for this, they decided to hold a cosy slipper day in school.  Thank you so much to the whole school community for taking part and for the kind chocolate donations.

School Council Leadership Day - November 2019

On the 25th November the School Council attended a Linking Project Leadership Day at the Council Chambers.  They spent the day with the School Councillors from Alt Academy.

They worked on developing their leadership skills and thoroughly enjoyed the day. 

The first exciting thing that happened during the day, was to meet the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jenny Harrison and the Youth Mayor, Samah Khalil.  They both spoke to the children and answered their questions.

For the rest of the day the children engaged with leadership activities to enhance their leadership skills.  They focused on team work, communication, being respectful and resilient.  

The children had a wonderful and inspiring day!

St Hugh's Day 17th November 2019

The Annual St Hugh's Day service took place at school on the 17th November.  It was delightful to welcome friends from the Leesfield parish, from St Thomas' and St Agnes' as well as children, families and staff from St Hugh's.  

The Big School Swim

Year 5 participated in The Big School Swim event in November and reconsolidated their reach and rescue skills.  The key  message was that learning to swim can save your life.



Cross Country Competition

Well done to the wonderful cross country teams who braved the rainy November weather to participate in the West Oldham Competition.

They came first overall for the second year running!

Well done also to the girls and boys Year 5/6 teams, and the Year 3/4 girls who came first in their races and the Year 1/2  team who came third.

Harvest Festival

This year our Harvest Festival was led by Year 5.  They talked about sharing the world's resources fairly and sang a wonderful version of 'Let it Grow!'

Many thanks to all of the community who generously donated food.  This will be taken to St Thomas' Church to be added to the Parish donations for the Parish Harvest Festival on Sunday 6th October, and then donated to Local and Manchesr Food banks.  

Many thanks also to Rev Ruth Farrar for receiving the Harvest donations.  

Year 1 visit to Portland Basin Museum September

Year 1 have been learning about what life was like for their grandparents and great grandparents and how things have changed. As part of this learning Year 1 went to Portland Basin Museum in Ashton-Under-Lyne.

They had lots of fun walking down a 1920’s street and we learnt lots of interesting and fun facts about what life was like then.

We saw an old house and how you couldn’t have a late night trip to the toilet because it was in the garden! Year 1 were fascinated with the schoolroom rules – including the Dunce hat and the dreaded cane! They were not a fan of being able to buy pig trotters from the chip shop and learnt all about the Black Knight from Tameside, who rolled his enemies down a hill in a spike filled barrel!

Year 1 had lots of fun at the Museum and have continued learning all about life for their great grandparents.

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