Our News and Special Events Archive 2012-2022
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Members of class 5 and 6 are starting the new year off in style on their Robinwood residential: three days of adventures!
We really enjoyed our Talent Show. What a way to end the term and celebrate the Jubilee together!
We have been awarded Picture News Champion of the week!
Easter Egg Competition 2022
Once again you have impressed us with your eggcellent entries to our annual competition! And the winners are...
With the sun shining, we had a smashing end to a very busy and very different year.
Thankfulness Week 2021
It has been an incredibly challenging year for everyone. Even within these difficult time, we have seen and experienced much to be grateful for. Across all the schools in our Forward as One CE Trust, we are taking time to stop and say thank you to our school community: our children, our staff and governors and our parents and carers.
We asked them for their thoughts too...
Congratulation St James'!
We are very proud to have gained the Gold Philosophy for Children (P4C) Award. This is a huge achievement for the whole school. Well done everyone!
Easter Egg Competition 2021
Wow, look at these brilliant competition entries!
And the winners are...
Thank you to everyone for your kindness and generosity in supporting our charitable events this term: Harvest Appeal, Poppy Appeal and Willow Wood Hospice.
Wishing all our mums, aunties, grandmas, step mums, carers and big sisters a very happy Mother's Day. Class 4 performed their assembly beautifully on Friday morning. Here are their lovely messages.
Singing is good for the soul. Fact. Please forgive the video quality (it's dark so we can see the screen), but enjoy the singing and passion behind it.
What an amazing afternoon Class 6 had! They walked into Ashton town centre to stage their own climate change protest carrying the placards they had made in class and shouting slogans! They certainly made an impression and made their point! We're all very proud of our wonderful children. #fridaysforfuture And here's the newspaper article from the Tameside Reporter!
We had a great afternoon at St James Church. Class 2 showed us their fantastic bell playing and treated us to some super singing too. How lovely to share a super maths game with our grown ups and church members too! Thank you to Rev. Farnworth for his pictures.
We had a great day dressing up as our favourite book characters and reading with each other.
Class 5 helped us to celebrate the end of Fairtrade Fortnight with a special assembly and a tea party.
What a tweet! Class 5 have hatched and looked after 8 fluffy little chicks in their classroom.
The chicks are too big to stay now so they've gone off to the farm. It has been lovely watching them grow.
Reception children planting seeds - what will they grow into?
We had a great time when Key Strings came to visit us! More videos on our music curriculum page.
Congratulation St James'!
We are very proud to have gained the Silver Philosophy for Children (P4C) Award. This is a huge achievement for the whole school. Well done everyone!
Wow! What a fabulous celebration of reading across Tameside. Look out for our star pupils.
Harvest Festival 2019
Thank you for your kind donations of food and money towards our two local charities: Infinity Initiatives and Pauline Town's work with those in need at The Station Hotel. Every one will make a difference.
School Council member had a fantastic day in London sightseeing and learning more about democracy and parliament.
End of term treats and time together to celebrate St James' Day and reflect on another lovely year.
RHS Tatton Flower Show 2019: Class 4 created a beautiful 'Shield Bug' garden for this year's flower show. Admired by all who came to see. Well done.
Scheherazade: incredible performances from all Year 1-6 in this year's summer show. Well done!
Sports Week 2019: Be active, be healthy!
HalléInspire Concert at St James Church
What a fabulous performance! Class 3 and Class 6 have worked with Hallé musicians Anna and Paul this half term to compose and perform pieces around their PSHCE topic themes. It's such an exciting project and we are very lucky to have had this opportunity to work with world class orchestra members.
Lovely to spend time with our friends and families. Good food, good games and good company (and the weather behaved too!). We raised an incredible £1011. Thank you for all your support. We appreciate it enormously!
Thank you for your support! We raised a fantastic £426.27 for charity. Amazing.
Carols round the tree: what a lovely way to finish the term together and wish everyone Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We really enjoyed our Christmas Nativity Service at St James Church and it was lovely to see so many of our families and friends there to watch us.
We had a fantastic night with Tameside Music Service at the annual Brass and Carols Concert at St Peter's Church. Such wonderful singing from all.
Our Friends of St James' Christmas Party was a huge success. What a wonderful afternoon.
Thank you for supporting our Christmas Fair!
We decorated our Christmas tree at the start of advent. It looks beautiful.
Are you going shopping in Ashton Town Centre?
Keep your eyes peeled for our fabulous Nativity Scene - it's part of the Ashton Town Centre Nativity Trail.
Cake sale for Willow Wood
We are flabbergasted by your support and your love and generosity. Together, you have raised £486 for Willow Wood Hospice.
Class 5 and 6 performed their Hallé Inspire Concert superbly at St James Church. We are very proud of them all.
We've made a great start to the new school with KS1 and 2 classes working with local artist Gillian Parish to create a series of five canvases to display our school Golden Values. We think they look amazing.
We're very proud of our fantastic achievements this year. Together we are a winning combination!
Class 6 had an amazing time on their leavers' trip to The Anderton Centre in Chorley. What an exciting way to end the year and their time at St James'. We wish them well on their onward journey and hope for many more adventures to come.
What glorious weather for our annual St James' Day picnic!
Class 4 led the way and had a fantastic time getting ready for the Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show at Tatton Park. They planned, designed, planted and grew their garden around the theme of Vincent Van Gogh. And.... the good news is...
St James' were awarded the best primary school garden and also earned second place in the People's Choice Vote. Well done everyone!
We had a great Sports Week! Be active, be healthy!
Mystery at Magpie Manor. Well done everyone for another fabulous summer show.
Thank you everyone for your support and generosity! We had a great time in the sunshine and the raffle winners are all very happy with their prizes.
St James has got TALENT!