Onchan School

"Learning is a journey, to be taken together, one step at a time."

The Posada Arrives at Onchan School
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Last night, Mrs Richardson received the Posada which is a box of knitted characters from the Christmas Story. The Posada stays overnight with a different family and then gets passed on to Ashley Hill School. Here is a photo of some of our pupils with the Posada.

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Laps to Lapland update...
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We are well into our Laps to Lapland challenge now and the children in each class have been pounding the playground, devouring the track and munching the miles. The number of laps completed by each class ranges from 2,618 (261.8 miles) to an almighty 5,556 (555.6 miles). There are 11 days left to g…

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Daily Mile - Laps to Lapland
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This week at school we have launched a new challenge for the Daily Mile, it is called 'Laps to Lapland'. Each class in the school has to work together to run the distance from the Isle of Man to Lapland before the end of Term; this is a grand total of 1,380 miles (as the crow flies). This new chall…

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1W - Wallabies visit Onchan Library
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The Wallaby Class had a lovely morning down at Onchan Library. They enjoyed listening to some traditional tales, hunting for characters around the library and making masks. The children's manner were commented upon by the staff in library and they represented the school beautifully.

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Hartford Homes helps Foundation Stage
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As part of our development of the outdoor area in Foundation Stage, we decided that they would like to create a loose parts shed for the children to use. The only problem was, we had no loose parts! After reaching out to Hartford Homes to see if they could lend a hand, we were over the moon that we…

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Onchan School Remembers
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As part of the centenary celebrations to mark the end of World War 1, some of our children created bunting which was to be added to that already on display at Onchan Library. This was also in conjunction with the 80th anniversary of the Onchan branch of the Royal British Legion. The children create…

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Diwali in 2C
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Year 2 were very lucky this morning as they had a visit from a parent to explain all about Diwali. They learned about the story of Diwali, what it is and how it is celebrated. They remembered lots of the new information and asked thoughtful questions. After learning about Diwali they went away and…

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Go Run for Fun at Nobles Park
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On Thursday 25th October, Year's 5 and 6 travelled to Nobles Park to take part in the 'Go Run for Fun' event. This was a fantastic event organised by Hannah Riley, from IOM Athletics, alongside the Go Run for Fun charity. The Fun Run was 2km and more than 1,000 primary school children from across t…

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Remembrance Focus Week in Year 6
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This week, our learning focus is 'Remembrance'. In Year 6, we are doing a variety of activities to commemorate those who fought for our freedom. In English, we have looked at the first chapter of 'Letters from the Lighthouse', a book based around the time of WW2, and the children are currently writ…

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