Our St George's News items
SEND coffee afternoon, by Mrs Walters
Date: 19th Mar 2019 @ 3:32pm
A SEND coffee afternoon will be held on Tuesday 26th March from 2pm to 3pm in the lower site staff room.
This is aimed at parents/carers of children with special educational needs and will offer the chance to share tips and advice.
It will also allow you to share your ideas to help imporve SEND provision at school and review our SEND Parent Policy and Informatipon Report.
If you would like to join us for tea, bisu=cuits and a chat please let the office know.
Sharing stories in 6a, by Mrs Taylor
Date: 26th Mar 2019 @ 10:11am
Children in Mrs Taylor’s English group enjoyed reading and listening to their very own wartime stories. They are looking forward to sharing these with families over the spring break.
Brunch Time - school holidays, by Mrs Walters
Date: 25th Mar 2019 @ 10:08am
For the first 2 weeks in April - school holidays - Brunch Time is offering a hot meal to parents and children and a snack pack for children to take home with them. There will also be activities of arts and crafts for children.
They will take place at:
St Alban's Parish Hall, St Alban's Road, Liscard, 12pm to 1pm
April 2019 - Monday 1st, Thursday 4th, Monday 8th and Thursday 11th.
St Joseph's Church, Wheatland Lane, Seacombe, 12pm to 1pm
April 2019 - Tuesday 2nd, Friday 5th, Tuesday 9th and Friday 12th.
Year 5 class assemblies, by Mrs Dunne
Date: 22nd Mar 2019 @ 3:37pm
A huge thank you to all of the adults who came to year 5’s class assemblies. The presentations are available on their year group page.
Year 2 Cricket , by Mrs Price
Date: 21st Mar 2019 @ 3:56pm
Year 2 have had a great time today with cricket coaches from 'All Stars Cricket'
It gave children a taster of what the sport is like.
Further information and registration can be found at www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars
Date: 15th Mar 2019 @ 1:20pm
To raise money for Comic Relief, year five and six children had the opportunity to throw wet sponges at Mr Cassidy and Miss Pickering for 50p a throw! We raised over £150 in twenty minutes!
British Science Week - 2019, by Miss Gough-Hughes
Date: 15th Mar 2019 @ 2:33pm
British Science Week
This week, St George's have celebrated British Science Week 2019. In doing so, children throughout the school have taken part in various science activities and collaborated with different year groups. Year 1 were very lucky to pair up with Year 6 and so each Year 1 class had 15 Year 6 children come to their class on Thursday afternoon to join them in completing experiements. Each class completed two out of the four following experiements. Slippery slopes - children had to pour different liquids down a slope to test how fast or slow each liquid moved. Floating journey - children had to choose suitable materials to make a boat which would float and last in water. Tunnel engineers - children had to experiment with different materials to make a tunnel in the sand. Make it fly - children had to make helicopters, gliders and planes out of paper and see how far they could make each one fly. All children had a fantastic afternoon with the Year 6 children and said how much they enjoyed the experience. A big thank you to the Year 6 children for coming down to lower site to work with us in Year 1. The children were an excellent support for the younger children and showed excellent respect. Well done Year 1 for your fantastic science knowledge and working so hard.
F1, 6A and 1A Science Spectacular!, by Mrs Taylor
Date: 14th Mar 2019 @ 2:33pm
Year 6 walked down to lower site today for a science afternoon. They have worked with Year 1 and EYFS to build aeroplanes and tunnels. Through experimentation, observation and teamwork they have created some fantastic, aerodynamic masterpieces!
Year 2 and 5 Spectacular Science Session!, by Mrs Malloy
Date: 12th Mar 2019 @ 3:53pm
What a super science-filled afternoon we have had today! Years 2 and 5 worked collaborativly together to investigate 'The Sneeze Zone' and 'Make it Fly'. Here, they carried out their experiments in teams and together drew their conclusions from the data they collected as to which method was most effcetive to stop a sneeze and which aircraft flew the furthest. What a scientific bunch of children we have at St. George's!
British Science Week - Y3/4 Science Fair, by Miss Jones
Date: 12th Mar 2019 @ 12:02pm
To celebrate British Science Week this year, Years 3 and 4 teamed up once again for a morning of investigating and experimenting! This year, the theme was 'Journeys'. Throughout the morning of the Science Fair, children had the chance to take part in lots of different activities which tested their scientific minds!
Below you will find pictures from our morning, as well as useful links - including exciting activities that you can recreate at home!
Read Write Inc Model School Open Morning, by Mrs Horton
Date: 26th Feb 2019 @ 3:42pm
Due to our current success in the teaching of phonics, we are holding a Read Write inc Phonics open morning at St George's Primary. This event is open to teachers from other schools who would like to see phonics taught successfully across foundation stage and key stage one. As a model school we can offer support to other schools in the development of phonics teaching.
Please see the attached flyer for more details.
6a and 6d pizza making, by Mrs Taylor
Date: 11th Mar 2019 @ 2:26pm
We have had a wonderful afternoon creating the pizzas that we have been designing for weeks. We used knives to chop up our own ingredients and pieced our pizzas together using cheese and tomato sauce. We thoroughly enjoying devouring our creations too!
Romeo and Juliet at Top Site, by Mrs Taylor
Date: 11th Mar 2019 @ 9:54am
Year 5 and 6 were treated to a performance of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ this morning by the Manchester Acting Society. The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the show.
Year 5 and 6 Celebrate International Women’s Day, by Miss Newton
Date: 8th Mar 2019 @ 4:14pm
We have really enjoyed celebrating International Women’s Day today. Each class looked at a different female role model and discussed the significance of their lives. We then thought about why these women are still relevant today.
International Women's Day - 2019 , by Miss Gough-Hughes
Date: 8th Mar 2019 @ 4:33pm
Today, we celebrated international women's day. Children discovered some famous female figures such as Marie Curie, Rosa Parks and Jane Austen. We were very impressed with children's attitudes and positvity in learning about why we celebrate international women's day. We discussed how women's rights have changed over time and how women now have the right to vote, work in various job roles and have equal opporunities on a daily basis. We asked children who could play football, guitar or ride a bike? The children's responses were fantastic, showing an excellent awareness of why we celebrate international women's day and how things have changed over time. The Queen has been Year 1's main focus today, talking about her life, achievements and role as Queen. We will be continuing this learning about Kings, Queens and the Royal family throughout this term.
Year 5 - World Book Day, by Mrs Walters
Date: 8th Mar 2019 @ 11:41am
Year 5 had a great time celebrating World Book Day with lots of amazing costumes ranging from Hermione Granger to Wimpy Kid.
6D Book Day Fun, by Miss Newton
Date: 7th Mar 2019 @ 3:54pm
6D had a fantastic day today celebrating World Book Day. The children all looked brilliant in their costumes. We wrote about our favourite books, watched a live lesson and discussed some new books which we are going to add to our library. Well done everyone!
World Book Day , by Miss Gough-Hughes
Date: 8th Mar 2019 @ 4:18pm
World Book Day - 2019
Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed celebrating World Book Day and dressing up as their favourite character from a book. Some of the characters ranged from Willy Wonker, Mr Men characters, Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. Children found this day very exciting and loved being able to share their book with their friends and teacher. In the afternoon, children from Year 3 came down to our classrooms and shared their books with the Year 1 children and even read their book to them. The Year 1 children loved working with Year 3 and showed fantastic engagement and interest. A big thank you to Year 3 for coming down to see us! Also, we drew a picture of us dressed up, wrote a sentence to describe who we were and completed a wordsearch with words associated to books. All children looked fantastic and had a brilliant day celebrating World Book Day!
2B World Book Day, by Miss Mulheirn
Date: 7th Mar 2019 @ 2:55pm
We have had a lovely time celebrating World Book Day! We enjoyed dressing up as characters from our favourite stories and sharing our likes and dislikes about the books we have recently read. Here is a photo of us in our wonderful outfits!
World Book Day Celebrations, by Mrs Price
Date: 7th Mar 2019 @ 2:00pm
World Book Day Celebrations
Year 3 came to our year 2 classrooms to share our favourite books. We talked about our best characters and we liked them.We chatted about the funny parts of our books and we even had our own influencial women among the children. What a great time we have had!
5A & 5B Violin Concert, by Miss Spurdle
Date: 25th Feb 2019 @ 3:41pm
Since September, Class 5A and 5B have had violin lessons with a specialist music teacher. On Monday 4th March a concert will be held to showcase some of the pieces the children have been learning. The event will be held in the Upper Site hall, commencing at 2.30 pm and ending at 3.00pm. You are very welcome to attend the concert but we ask that no more than two adults per child are present, to comply with fire regulations. We are hoping that the concert will be filmed and photographed and that this will be put on the school website.
Miss S Spurdle and Mr C Keaney (Y5 teachers)
5A & 5B Violin Concert, by Mr Keaney
Date: 7th Mar 2019 @ 2:09pm
On Monday, the children in class 5A and 5B performed a concert showcasing the songs they have learnt on the violin over the last two terms. The children have worked very hard and have shown great determination. Everyone who attended the concert were wowed by their talent. Well done!
Nathan Young visiting Year 2, by Mrs Horton
Date: 1st Mar 2019 @ 3:58pm
This term the learning hero in year 2 is Nathan Young.
Nathan is an ex pupil of St George’s who is profoundly deaf. He has worked extremely hard to overcome any difficulties that he has been faced with and is now an international swimmer who has represented Great Britain in the Deaf Swimming World Championships and the Deaflympics, in which he won a bronze medal.
In an inspirational presentation, Nathan explained his journey to the children. He is such a fantastic role model who left the children feeling very positive and inspired.
Nathan is now training 20 hours a week to represent Great Britain in the Deaf World Swimming Championships in Brazil, this summer. He will be the only athlete from GB and will have to fund the trip himself. The children in year 2 would like to support him and will discuss next week what they can do to help with the fundraising.
High Impact - Year 1, by Miss Gough-Hughes
Date: 5th Mar 2018 @ 4:13pm
Learning to code
This week, the whole of year one enjoyed a few hours learning how to code with High Impact. Children used IPADS, 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, using technology. One of the apps involved the children manipulating shapes into different positions to form an image. The IPAD had a special attachement on the top which could see what the children were doing and how they were moving their shapes. Another piece of equipment was called a code-pillar where children would add different attachements to the code-pillar, which would enable it to turn in different directions. The children also thoroughly enjoyed playing a coding board game, where they had to choose the correct card in order to move their turtle to collect their coloured jewel. We look forward to continuing this learning throughout the year and learning more about IPADS and coding. Thank you to High Impact for this fantastic afternoon session and we hope the children all really enjoyed this activity!
Mad hair and crazy socks!, by Mrs Walters
Date: 1st Mar 2019 @ 11:41am
Thank you to everyone who came to school with mad hair and crazy socks today - the PTA raised more than £700!
We had some amazing hair creations ranging from unicorns to peacocks with rainbows in between and there were some fantastically crazy socks!