At All Saints’ CE Primary School we are committed to community cohesion. This includes our school community as well as upholding links with our local community. Have a look at some of the events we have been getting involved with.

2013 - 2014

The Licensing and Induction of our new Priest

On Sunday 16th March 2014, crowds of people attended All Saints’ Church, Hamer for the Licensing and Induction of The Reverend Dr Ian Carter as Priest-in-Charge of both All Saints’ Church, Hamer and Christ Church, Healey. The Bishop of Middleton, Mark Davies, led this special service. There was a wide representation and support from other local places of worship, including Mr A Razzak from Rochdale Central Mosque.  The Mayor of Whitworth, Councillor Karen Ruane, the MP of Rochdale, Simon Danczuk, members of the community and county council; as well as, parents, children and staff from our school attended this special event. Reverend Dr Ian Carter received a warm welcome from all, and we are very much looking forward to working alongside him in our school.

GAP Express

At the beginning of the spring term we picked new journalists for our community newspaper GAP Express, which we write alongside Greenbank Primary School and St Patricks RC Primary School. Our new journalists had to write an application form to be chosen. The winners were Macy-Mae Watkinson, Rumaan Razzaq, Sanya Hussain, Joshua Simcock, Madison Feeney and Faiz Khan. We print an edition every term. Download a copy from the website or wait for our newest edition out in the last week of every term.  



Fusiliers Parade

On 19th November 2013 Year 5 and 6 went to Rochdale town centre to see the Homecoming Parade of the First Battalion of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. To see this parade was really meaningful as we got to support local troops as well as allowing us to take part in a living history experience as part of Year 6’s topic World War 1. We waved our flags and cheered very loudly as the Fusiliers went by. We were interviewed by two local radio stations and we were even on Granada Reports!



RE SACRE Event

On 23rd October Mrs Wilcock and members of her creativity club were invited to Siddal Moor Sports College to take part in an RE SACRE event. Over 20 schools from Rochdale took part. They were celebrating their learning and understanding of different religions and presented artwork, sculptures or poems developed in school. All Saints’ produced and presented an eye-catching mosaic sharing the school values of truth, forgiveness and love. In their design they included a tree in to represent the world, branches and leaves to represent people and other creations together making up the whole world, hands symbolising Gods love and care for the world, embracing it and finally, the rainbow reminds us of peace and new beginnings, which encompass the three important values. The event was a great success and All Saints’ pupils enjoyed the opportunity to share their work and enjoy the work of other schools’ pupils.



Harvest

On Sunday 20th October, pupils from our school attended All Saints’ Church, Hamer to take part in the harvest celebration. We shared poems, prayers and pictures that we had completed in class. We also had a harvest collection in school and we sent our donations to Rochdale Food Bank to be distributed amongst the local community.  



GAP Choir

Every Monday this year All Saints’ have been taking part in GAP choir with St Patricks RC Primary school. In the Autumn term Year 5 took part, in the Spring term Year 4 took part and in the Summer term year 3 took part. It is a good opportunity to learn singing whilst making some new friends from another school.

GAP Express Edition 1.pdf

2014 - 2015

Harvest

On Sunday 28th September, pupils from our school attended All Saints’ Church, Hamer to take part in the harvest celebration. We shared poems, prayers, pictures, harvest wreaths and bread that we had completed in class. We also attended church on Tuesday 30th September as a whole school to celebrate. We had a harvest collection in school and we sent our donations to Rochdale Food Bank to be distributed amongst the local community.  

Heritage Day

On Friday 12th September, pupils from our school attended All Saints’ Church, Hamer to take part in the annual Heritage Day. Mrs France showed us around and we got to ask questions about what happens at church. We also got to look at the display of World War 1 work that was completed by our previous Year 6’s.

GAP Carol Service and Church Carol Service

On Wednesday 10th December KS2 attended All Saints’ Church for the joint carol service with St. Patrick’s school. Each school did readings and prayers as well as making the nativity scene. All Saints’ also attended church on Sunday 14th December for the Church carol service and some of our children made the nativity tableau. We all met at school first for potato pie supper then walked down to church together for the service

GAP Express

We have now picked new journalists for our community newspaper GAP Express, which we write alongside Greenbank Primary School and St Patricks RC Primary School. Our new journalists had to write an application form to be chosen. The winners were Hifsa Khan, Ellesse Edwards, Harry Butterworth, Tyler Jones, Safwan Miah and Anam Khalil. We print an edition every term. Download a copy from the website or wait for our newest edition out in the last week of every term.

GAP Express Autumn Edition.pdf

GAP Express

The GAP express journalists have been very busy in the Spring term, visiting the other schools to gather information for the newest edition of the newspaper. The newspapers have been distributed amongst the local community. Download a copy here.

GAP Express Spring Edition.pdf

Banner Service

Year 2 took part in a very special service on Wednesday the 17th June at St Chad’s Church in Rochdale. Other Year 2 classes from Church of England Primary Schools were there to show their banners that they had made, sing hymns and read special prayers.

Year 6 Leavers Celebration

Year 6 went to Manchester Cathedral on Thursday 18th June to part in a special leavers service. Other church schools from the Manchester Diocese joined them in making banners and aspiration walls, which featured in the service.

GAP Express

Our Summer edition is now available, full of lots of exciting stories from Greenbank, All Saints’ and St Patrick’s schools. Download a copy here.

GAP EXPRESS Summer 2015 EDITION v1.pdf

2015 - 2016

Heritage Day

On Friday 11th September, pupils from our school attended All Saints’ Church, Hamer to take part in the annual Heritage Day.  We had a quiz to complete and some of the Church parishioners showed us around.

Harvest

On Friday 16th October we had a harvest collection in school and we sent our donations to Rochdale Food Bank to be distributed amongst the local community. Each class completed work to be displayed and some made special harvest bread.

Remembrance Service

On Remembrance Day Father Ian came into school to lead Key Stage 2 in a special service of remembrance. Each class had completed work to be shared in the assembly.


Church Carol Service

We had a fantastic turnout for our carol service at church on Sunday 13th December. Our younger children made a nativitytableau while our older children read

the nativity story and lead prayers. Everyone joined in singing our lovely Christmas carols.  


GAP Express

We have now picked new journalists for our community newspaper GAP Express, which we write alongside Greenbank Primary School and St Patricks RC Primary School. Our new journalists had to write an application form to be chosen. The winners were Harvey Kirkpatrick, Jessica Rose, Nimisha Datta, Amber Nixon, Ambreen Zabar and Zain Hussain. We print an edition every term. Download a copy here or wait for our newest edition out in the last week of every term.


GAP Express Autumn Edition 2015.pdf

Christingle Service

We invited parents to our final service of the year on Thursday 17th December. The children made Christingles in class or at home and then we lit them all in our service.


GAP Express

The GAP express journalists have been very busy in the Spring term, visiting the other schools to gather information for the newest edition of the newspaper. The newspapers have been distributed amongst the local community. Download a copy here.


GAP Express Autumn Edition 2015.pdf

GAP Choir – Year 4

Year 5 worked hard all Spring term to produce a production of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. They had lots of fun singing and acting as well as taking pat with children from another school.


GAP Choir – Year 5

Year 5 worked hard all term to produce a production of Beauty and the Beast. They had lots of fun singing and acting as well as taking pat with children from another school.