Our St George's News items
Date: 13th Mar 2018 @ 10:04am
St George's Primary were excited to host their pilot Teacher Reasearch Group on Tuesday 6th March. Three schools sent delegates - Sommerville Primary School, Heswall Primary School and St Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Primary School. The teachers and leaders who attended are taking part in a national, government funded initiative, to develop the teaching of mathematics following a mastery curriculum. The morning was very successful and the delegates all commented on the tenacity, resilience and independence of the St George's children they worked with.
A visit from Leonie Roberts , by Miss Gough-Hughes
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 5:18pm
Today, Year 1 received a very special visitor called Leonie Roberts. Leonie is an author and teacher from Liverpool who delivered an assembly to the children. Leonie discussed who she was, where she was from, why she decided to become an author and how long it took her. She then read the children her book called My Colourful Chameleon which the children thoroughly enjoyed. The book had lots of rhyming words in it so the children could easily join in on key parts of the story. We thought of questions in our classes and asked Leonie some of them: Where did you get the idea of the story from? Did you write the story on your own or did someone help you? Why did you decide to use rhyming words in the story? What is your favourite part and why? Leonie inspired children to follow their dreams and work hard to become what they want to be in the future. Year 1 all thoroughly enjoyed hearing the story and will love to share it with you at home.
A huge thank you to Leonie Roberts for coming in and sharing her fantastic story with us!
Year 1 Art Day, by Miss Markham
Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:14pm
Have a look at our gallery to see the photos from all four classes. Here are a few hightlights from an excellent day with Ian Fennelly.
Spring Break Holiday Club Info, by Mr Smith
Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:13pm
Please note that bookings have been coming in fast and the dealine for submitting your bookings form (attached below) is 23rd March.
Science Fair, by Mrs Walters
Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:07pm
Year 5 and 6 parents, careers and grandparents were treated to a Science Fair at upper site today. The parents were invited in to see the wide variety of experiments the pupils have been involved with this term.
These ranged from finding out why jelly won't set with pineapple in to experiments with teabags and toothpaste and bridge building.
Thank you to all the parents and carers who came along.
Mini police parking operation, by Mrs Walters
Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:44pm
The mini police had a great afternoon today with local police officers carrying out a parking operation outside upper site.
Some of the children were able to use the police speed gun to check up on passing drivers while others were part of a mini police court speaking to drivers who may have been driving or parking dangerously, including one driver who was speeding at over 40 miles an hour.
All the children were able to sit in the police van and spent time asking the officers different questions.
Several parents commented that it was good to see a police presence and hoped the children would make a difference. They will be holding another parking operation next week at lower site.
Science Week , by Miss Gough-Hughes
Date: 12th Mar 2018 @ 3:59pm
Today, we spent the afternoon completing a Science experiment in order to celebrate and recognise Science Week in school. 1C and 1D had a challenge to create a mixture that would be suitable to make bubbles and they had to create their own bubble wands using straws and pipe cleaners. Our aim of the bubble experiment was for us to create the BEST bubble. As a class, we discussed what we meant by the word best and came to a decision that the best bubble for us, would mean creating a bubble which lasted the longest and didn't pop straight away. We timed this to ensure it was fair. One bubble lasted 41 seconds! We even tried to make the biggest bubble and realised that the bigger our hole on the bubble wand was, the bigger the bubble was likely to be.
We created our mixture using 6 cups of water, half a cup of cornflour, half a cup of washing up liquid and a tablespoon of baking powder. We predicted whether we thought the bubble mixture would work and then discussed what we found afterwards. We completed a write up of our experiment in our Science books.
Children thoroughly enjoyed this experiment and will more than likely enjoy explaining this experiment at home. Happy Science Week!
British Science Week 1A and 1B, by Miss Barlow
Date: 12th Mar 2018 @ 2:29pm
British science week in 1A and 1B!
Our investigation was to help escape the figurine from the ice and our big question was - 'what is the quickest way to melt ice?'
We started our afternoon by using a hook, looking at a picture of ice. We discussed that ice is formed by freezing the liquid water. We also discussed that freezing point has to be 0 degrees. We predicted that the quickest way to melt ice could be using heat like sunlight or a fire. We realised we didn't have that equipment in our classrooms so instead melted our ice in groups by providing it with heat from our hands and insulation. We discovered that ice does need heat to help it melt. We freed our figurines and had a really fun afternoon!!
Well done to 1A and 1B for working so hard!
Wet play doesn't stop our fun, by Mr Smith
Date: 12th Mar 2018 @ 1:21pm
Polite reminder for year 4 parents, by Mrs Walters
Date: 9th Mar 2018 @ 3:44pm
On Fridays when year 4 are at top site can parents please make sure they pick their chidren up promptly. The children finish at 3.15 to allow parents to collect at upper site and then go to lower site for any younger siblings.
Snow Again @ St George's, by Mr Smith
Date: 8th Mar 2018 @ 3:17pm
Gymnastics Easter Egg Hunt, by Mrs Walters
Date: 8th Mar 2018 @ 1:11pm
New Brighton Gymnastics Club will be holding an easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day to fundraise for the Junior World Championships in America.
Several St George's pupils have made it to the championships and the club would love to see as many pupils at the fun day as possible.
See the attached flyer for more information
Nursery application deadline, by Mrs Walters
Date: 7th Mar 2018 @ 11:01am
The deadline for applications to our nursery is fast approaching. All forms need to be in before school closes for the Easter holiays on Thursday 29th March. If you would like to apply for a place please email email@example.com or call in to reception to collect a form.
3E Maths , by Miss Bennett
Date: 6th Mar 2018 @ 1:47pm
3E have had lots of fun in Mathematics using a range of equipment to aid their learning. This week they have used lots of practical equipment, the ipads and even gone outside (thankfully the snow has gone) to practise their Maths.
Here are some pictures of what they have been up to.
Coffee Morning, by Mrs Walters
Date: 12th Feb 2018 @ 1:28pm
We will be holding a coffee morning at school for any parents who would like to come and chat with our school linked CAMHS (Child and Adolescence Mental Health Service) workers.
The coffee morning will be held on Tuesday 6th March from 9am to 10am in our Foundation Building.
High Impact in 1C , by Miss Gough-Hughes
Date: 5th Mar 2018 @ 4:13pm
Learning to code
Today, 1C had an afternoon of computing with High Impact. Children were using IPADS, bee bots, moveable robots and board games in order to learn what coding is and how to begin coding technology. We had fun trying out all of the different coding apps on the IPADS and being able to control a robot and bee bot, using technology. 1C particularly enjoyed being able to show their friends the codes they had completed, using Airplay. We will be continuing this learning throughout the year and learning more about IPADS and coding.
Thank you to High Impact for this fantastic afternoon session!
Hi-impact , by Miss Barlow
Date: 5th Mar 2018 @ 11:18am
Hi Impact session in 1A!
This morning in 1A we had a very exciting morning with Mr Griffiths. We had a go at using robots and lots of different apps using our school iPads. We had a fantastic morning programming, computing and coding and learnt lots of new ways to control games and bots. We got to use bluebots and ozobots! The programming was brilliant as we had to problem solve which helps us with our mathematical thinking and thinking logically. I was blown away with the children's outstanding reasoning and problem solving. Mr Griffiths even gave us some challenges to make it harder for us each time which we enjoyed because we applied our ICT skills. We had such a fun morning we didn't even want to go outside to play!!
Thank you very much Mr Griffiths!!!
Wall Of Fame , by Miss Gough-Hughes
Date: 2nd Mar 2018 @ 4:02pm
In Year 1, we have placed importance on celebrating children's work. In doing so we have created a display in the hall so the children can be proud of the work and achievements they have acquired. We have opted to focus on the core subjects - English, Maths and Science. We will be regularly updating the Wall Of Fame so each child at some point has their work recognised.
Attached is a picture of this weeks.
Thank you for your continued support,
The Year 1 Team
World Book Day, by Miss Gough-Hughes
Date: 1st Mar 2018 @ 4:15pm
Today, Year 1 celebrated World Book Day, dressing up as a character from one of their favourite books. Well done to all of the children and parents who did such a great job with their costumes. Children discussed who they were dressed up as and shared their book with children in their classes. Year 1 also had the chance to pair up with a child from Year 3, sharing their books with eachother and reading them aloud. Children really enjoyed their day and got to share lots of different books with their friends and adults. We then finished our day by drawing a picture of us in our costume and writing about our costume/ book and why we chose it.
Happy World Book Day!
The Year 1 team.
World Book Day at Top Site, by Mrs Taylor
Date: 1st Mar 2018 @ 3:00pm
A huge well done to all children for dressing up for World Book Day 2018. We have seen everybody from Harry Potter to a Dalek. The pictures show just how much fun we have had today.
SNOW, by Miss Knight
Date: 1st Mar 2018 @ 8:14am
SCHOOL IS OPEN AS USUAL TODAY. 01.03.18
World Book Day in Year 3!, by Miss Jones
Date: 2nd Mar 2018 @ 12:49pm
What an excellent World Book Day Year 3 have had! A huge well done to all of the children who participated by dressing up as a character from a book or bringing their favourite story in.
This year's theme was Share A Story. Our Year 3 children did a marvellous job of sharing a story with children from Year 1, by reading aloud and discussing their costumes with one another.
Our children also learned about lots of different authors and illustrators, and the inspiration behind the books they have written/illustrated. These include Cressida Cowell; Andy Stanton; Kiran Milwood; and Chris Riddell. Click on the link below if you want to find out more information!
Thank you to the parents for their continued enthusiastic support with our whole school events! Here are some pictures from the day...
Jon Mayhew Visit, by Mrs Taylor
Date: 28th Feb 2018 @ 9:36am
Year 5 and 6 enjoyed an assembly this morning with Jon Mayhew. We loved hearing about Jon's journey into writing and look forward to purchasing his books after school today. If your child has forgotten their money today but would like to purchase one of Jon's books, they can place an order at the office.
Year 4 residential meeting tonight, by Mrs Walters
Date: 27th Feb 2018 @ 10:59am
Tonight's meeting regarding the year 4 residential will still go ahead at 5.30pm in the lower site school hall.
Year 5/6 Police Band Visit, by Mrs Taylor
Date: 27th Feb 2018 @ 2:07pm
Year 5 and 6 had a wonderful time listening to the Police Band this afternoon. They played a huge range of songs from Disney, Smurfs and The Lord of the Dance. Thank you to everyone involved.