A Visit from Tony Walsh!

Wow, what lucky children we are at Russell Scott!

Today we were visited by the famous poet Tony Walsh. We went to a special assembly where he told us about his life growing up in Denton and performed some of his brilliant poems.

Some of his poems were about the importance of books and reading. He worked really hard at primary school and then Audenshaw High School to become a poet. How inspiring!

Well done to Ellis in 1K, who read the text on our Manchester mural so well that Tony invited him to come to the front to help him perform his poem about Manchester!

We were so entertained by Tony’s funny poems, that we were inspired to create our own this afternoon!


A Slimy Visitor!

Year One were very surprised to find a slimy mess on the playground this week!

There was also a letter from a monster called Slimy Steve! The children had to use their phonics to decode the letter as he’s not very good at spelling!

The children were very eager to check the school CCTV footage to see if the slimy visitor had been caught on camera…


We also listened to Miss Zauscinski telling us what she spotted at Crown Point North…

We decided to make some WANTED posters to try and find him:

Jaxon even designed a trap to try and catch Slimy Steve!


On Friday we came in to discover that cheeky Slimy Steve had returned and left his underpants to dry in our classrooms!

Slimy Steve also left us a little present! It was a gift to thank us for letting him dry his pants in our classrooms!


We had lots of fun matching the underpants to their monster owners and measuring the underpants with rulers and cubes!

The Tiger Who Trashed Our Tea Party!

We came in to school this morning to find that something had trashed Miss Kingsley and Miss Coggan’s tea party! It had eaten all the biscuits on the plate, drank all the tea in the pot, all the milk in the jug and all the water in the taps!

We watched the CCTV and recognised the¬†greedy tiger from the story ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’.

The tiger is now on the loose! If you see him, please let us know! We made these posters to help you spot him!