Our St George's News items

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

Dear Parents/Carers,

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!

Nursery deadline - spaces still available, by Mrs Walters

Date: 28th Feb 2019 @ 10:00am

Does your child turm three in September 2019/January 2020? There are still spaces available for nursery but the deadline is fast approaching.

Applications need to be in school by 29th March. The forms are available from both school offices or the website: http://www.stgeorges.wirral.sch.uk/page/admissions-to-st-georges-nursery/39515

 

Holiday Club Collection, by Mr Smith

Date: 20th Feb 2019 @ 4:03pm

Can we remind parents/careers that the latest time you can collect your child is 5:50pm, following this time you'll be charged a late fee.

 

Should you be delayed then please ensure you contact club on 0151 638 2149

 

Thank you for your support.

Mental Health Poster Competition, by Mrs Walters

Date: 15th Feb 2019 @ 10:56am

Last week we held a competition to design a poster for Children's Mental Health Week using the slogans ‘It's Ok to Not Be Ok’ and ‘Healthy Inside and Out’ across each unit.

We asked Ian Fennelly, a real artist, to judge the competition. Foundation stage were invited to create a poster as a class and F1 won. The other winners were: Ava in Year 2, Maya in Year 4 and Sienna M in Year 6.

All the winners received a £5 voucher.  Well done to everyone who won and thank you to everyone who entered.

Evacuation Day at Chirk Primary School, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 14th Feb 2019 @ 2:44pm

Year 6 children from St George’s Primary School were evacuated to Chirk today following the declaration of war. All children took the long train journey to reach their new home and have spent the day at their new schools.  They have learnt some wartime songs, made sock puppets (as many did not have not enough space in their suitcases for toys) and have practised air raid drills. We are looking forward to inviting potential host families to the village hall to select their evacuees.

3A and 3B visit Liverpool History Museum, by Miss Bennett

Date: 14th Feb 2019 @ 4:38pm

3A and 3B had a wonderful day exploring the Liverpool History Museum. We were lucky enough to look around most of the museum but we thoroughly enjoyed the Ancient Egyptian trail linking to our current History topic of Anicent Egypt. 

Thank you for all the staff at the museum and all the parentS who offered to help for making it such a successful day.

Valentines’ Day, by Mrs Walters

Date: 14th Feb 2019 @ 11:40am

Valentines’ Day came to the St George’s kitchen today with heart shaped biscuits and cakes plus pink meringues and milkshakes at both sites.

Our fabulous catering manager Mrs Molyneux even decorated the Dragon’s Diner at lower site.

Year 5 and 6 swimming gala success, by Mrs Walters

Date: 12th Feb 2019 @ 11:38am

Congratulations to our amazing year 5 and 6 children who won the Wallasey Cluster swimming gala today at Woodchurch Leisure Centre.

Eight of our children took part in the competition against four other schools - Liscard, Greenleas, New Brighton and St Peter’s and Paul’s.

We were thrilled with their behaviour and their team work and are very proud of them all!

Art Day - 1A & 1C, by Miss Gough-Hughes

Date: 11th Feb 2019 @ 4:27pm

Year 1 Art Day - 1A & 1C

Today both 1A and 1C took part in an art day with a visitng artist, Ian Fennelly. As an introduction to our Royal topic next term, we made a King or Queen sculpture, using the milk bottles you provided. The children thoroughly enjoyed their day and learnt about how to create simple sculptures using a range of resources and materials including: pipe cleaners, beads, masking tape, watery PVA, pom poms and polystyrene balls. The children worked in twos or threes to complete their sculpture and showed excellent teamwork skills throughout the day. We began the day by covering the milk bottle in masking tape and ensuring there were no gaps. We then created a neck and stuck the sculpture onto the base. After that, we used watered down glue to cover the sculpture in coloured tissue paper for the skin. Next, we made eyes, a mouth, jewelerry, hair and a crown to finish our Kings and Queens. Well done to all children in 1A and 1C for concentrating so hard, helping their friends and working so well in their little groups. The Kings and Queens all look fabulous on display in the hall. Please find some pictures of our completed sculptures below. 

 

   

 

 

NSPCC Workshop, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 11th Feb 2019 @ 10:23am

Year 6 participated in NSPCC workshops today. They learnt about different types of abuse and how to deal with them. They each now have a ‘Speak out. Stay safe.’ kit to help them to remember some key messages.

Gas Mask Boxes - 6a, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 8th Feb 2019 @ 11:05am

6a have demonstrated excellent teamwork skills this morning by collaborating to create gas mask boxes.  They followed instructions to draw, cut and fold a net and then added string and respirator packing instructions. The finished boxes look fantastic!

NSPCC assembly, by Mrs Dunne

Date: 7th Feb 2019 @ 1:44pm

We had some visitors from the NSPCC in today for a ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ assembly. They will be back in next week to lead some workshops with each class.

Visitors from Malta, by Mrs Horton

Date: 6th Feb 2019 @ 1:15pm

We have 30 visitors from Malta in our school this week. They include head teachers, senior leaders and English specialist teachers. They have been finding out about how we deliver a high quality English curriculum in our school. The English team have been delivering some training and offering support to help to develop the teaching of English in Malta. The past two days they have been based at top site and they have been particularly impressed by the behaviour and attitudes of our children. We have also been showing them all of the amazing work our children produce in their books. Tomorrow they will visit lower site to see our younger children taking part in their phonic lessons. 

Year 2 Mental Health Week, by Mrs Price

Date: 3rd Feb 2019 @ 7:25pm

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We are learning about how to look after our mental health in lots of different ways during Children's Mental Health Week, 4-10 February 2019.

We’re taking steps to be Healthy: Inside and OutPlace2Be is encouraging children, young people and adults to look after their bodies and their minds – and you can join in!

It doesn’t have to be difficult. Our bodies and minds are connected, so simple things that we do to improve our physical wellbeing can help our mental wellbeing too.

Click on the icon below for more information. 

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Here are some of our work on helping children's mental health

Year 1 and 2 playleaders, by Mrs Horton

Date: 31st Jan 2019 @ 1:43pm

The playleaders had a working lunch meeting today to discuss what is going well and what they can do to improve playtimes. All of the playleaders have been given special jackets to wear at playtimes so that everyone knows who they are.

Promoting Resilience, Respect and Results

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Children can wear red and white for St George's Day on Tuesday 23rd April. Don't forget to come along and watch our parade leaving upper site at 1.30pm. School closes at 2.30pm on this day for our family event at upper site