Our St George's News items

Reading Champions' Book Swap, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 17th Nov 2017 @ 2:03pm

On the 1st December, Reading Champions will be holding a Year 5/6 book swap.

If you have a book that you have loved reading but would like to swap for a different book, bring it to school on Friday 1st December to swap it for free.

Details:

Date: Friday 1st December

Time: 11am

Venue: Sports Hall

6B Classification in Science, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 1st Dec 2017 @ 1:14pm

6B really enjoyed the science lesson today. We collected leaves from the playground and recorded data from them. We then used this data to create classification keys and spent some time identifying leaves in our playground using what we had made. 

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Y5/6 Book Swap Success, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 1st Dec 2017 @ 1:06pm

A huge well done to all Reading Champions who helped to organise today's book swap event.  It was great to see so many children leaving with new books that they may never have chosen in a book shop themselves.

We hope that everybody enjoys their new reads!

Hobgoblin Theatre Visit Year 2, by Mrs Price

Date: 30th Nov 2017 @ 9:53am

The Wizard of Oz Pantomime

 

Year 2 have enjoyed an exciting visit from the Hobgoblin Theatre Company. The Wizard of Oz was a fantastic pantomime for the children, everybody was involved in cheering, laughing and encouraging the characters duirng the performance.

 

Year 5 Soccerdome Tournament, by Mrs Walters

Date: 29th Nov 2017 @ 4:05pm

Some of our year 5 children had a fantastic afternoon taking part in a Soccerdome tournament today.

The tournament was arranged by Frank Brennan, former governor and owner of the Soccerdome and he kindly donated a trophy which the winning team will receive next week in a special assembly.

Each class had taken part in games during the previous week and the final four teams travelled to the Soccerdome for the semi final and final. The ultimate winners were 5C, who beat 5D in the final.

Well done to everyone who took part.

Upper Site Gymnastic Success, by Mrs Walters

Date: 28th Nov 2017 @ 1:22pm

Congratulations to our Year 5 and 6 gymnasts who represented St George's at a competition against five other schools at New Brighton Gymnastics Club on Monday.

The year 5 team came second overall with the year 6 team coming first! They all performed brilliantly and were a credit to the school.

 

Road Safety week, by Miss Gough-Hughes

Date: 24th Nov 2017 @ 4:23pm

Road Safety week

As a school, we have been promoting road safety week and the importance of children using the roads safely. We have discussed how we cross the roads safely, using the different types of crossings and discussed how it is important to stop, look and listen when we cross the road. Children also looked at how they could stay safe if they were using equipment such as a scooter near to the road and how they could stay safe in moving vehicles e.g. always wearing their seatbelt and encouraging others to do the same. Children took part in a little in school competition where they drew their own version of the red and/or green man. Some of the children's examples have been uploaded. It would be useful if children could continue this discussion of how they can be safe on or near roads at home and even design their own green/red man again, if they would like to. 

Anti-Bullying week, by Miss Gough-Hughes

Date: 24th Nov 2017 @ 4:11pm

Anti-Bullying Week 

This week, the children have been thinking about what the word bullying means. Children have been talking about our school rules and how they keep us safe and try to ensure that we do not hurt or upset other people's feelings or that other people do not hurt or upset us. Children have discussed what they think would be bullying and how they could instead show kindness to their friends and family at all times. Children have also been encouraged to think about how they could help their friends if they thought their friends were being bullied in school. This week, to raise awareness for anti-bullying week, all year 1 children have created their own anti-bullying poster. We will to continue to spread awareness for anti-bullying and remind children to be kind to their friends and family. . 

Daisy Dawes, by Mrs Price

Date: 24th Nov 2017 @ 3:16pm

Daisy Dawes 

Year 1 & 2 have had a fantastic time exploring the writing of Daisy Dawes, a local author. 

We listened to her story, explored her story in different languages and created our own version of Fred, the character from the story. 

 

 

Year 1 and 2 Author Visit, by Mrs Horton

Date: 24th Nov 2017 @ 1:44pm

We have been very lucky this week to welcome author, and model maker, Daisy Dawes into our school. She read her story book 'Get Ahead Fred' and brought along her fabulous models of the characters. In year 1 the children had a great time making crowns and year 2 created their own Fred models. Daisy was very inspirational and has promised to come back in the spring when her new book comes out. More phootgraphs of the day will be added to the year 1 and 2 pages.

Non uniform day, by Mrs Walters

Date: 23rd Nov 2017 @ 4:03pm

This Friday, 24th November, is a non uniform day in aid of the Christmas Fair. Children are welcome to come to school in their own clothes in return for a donation of toys or bottles. 

Road Safety Week, by Mrs Walters

Date: 24th Nov 2017 @ 9:33am

Children across the school enjoyed a 'Wheelie and Walker' Breakfast today to mark Road Safety Week. Our brilliant catering teams at both sites provided pastries for the pupils who had walked, ridden or scooted to school and it was a great success!

During the week children have been buying reflective key rings and stickers and learning about road safety with different activities.

The Eco Council, Mini Police and Dragon Club also got involved with Road Safety Week by asking parents to sign their petitions calling on the council to support the school with traffic calming measures. The children have done a fantastic job.

 

Mini Police visit Liverpool for Road Safety Week, by Mrs Walters

Date: 24th Nov 2017 @ 3:19pm

Three of the mini police squad were invited to have lunch at the police headquarters in Liverpool this week. After lunch they walked to Williamson Square with some police officers and mini police from other schools. 

They were able to hand out leaflets to the public about road safety to raise awareness of the dangers of drink driving and the use of mobile phones while driving.

During the afternoon they were able to watch fire officers practice rescuing a trapped casualty from a crashed car. The fire officers took the roof off the vehicle, smashed the windows and took off the doors to rescue the pretendcasualty. 

They really enjoyed their day and are looking forward to their next challenge as mini police. 

The key message they would like to share is;

'Stay safe and drive carefully!' 

New iPads in Year 6!, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 22nd Nov 2017 @ 2:37pm

We’ve had a fantastic afternoon in Year 6 using our new iPads. We have been creating algorithms using codes to complete different challenges. Some of us even learned to debug the programmes. We can’t wait to get the iPads back out to have another go.

Year 3 - Anti-Bullying work, by Mrs Horton

Date: 20th Nov 2017 @ 4:56pm

The children in year 3 enjoyed taking part in anti-bullying week. They demonstrated how they were all individuals but fitted together to make a good team!

 

 

 

Gymnastics fun for years 3 and 4, by Mrs Walters

Date: 20th Nov 2017 @ 12:55pm

Six of our year 3 and 4 pupils were invited to a gymnastics taster session at New Brighton Gymnastic Club today. The children had a great time learning about different moves and using some of the club's equipment. Thank you to the club for inviting us along!

Anti-Bullying Week, by Miss Mulheirn

Date: 23rd Nov 2017 @ 3:46pm

During the week, each year group learnt about anti-bullying through assemblies and class activities. We discussed what bullying is, the different types and what to do if you need help.

 

6B Anti-Bullying Poetry, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 17th Nov 2017 @ 2:36pm

6B rounded off 'Anti-Bullying Week' with a fantastic poetry performance. They have thought very carefully about the themes and scenarios discussed this week and some have even created anti-bullying posters in their own time. Well done, 6B!

Children In Need - uppersite, by Mrs Dunne

Date: 17th Nov 2017 @ 2:11pm

Year 5 and 6 had a great day today raising money for Children In Need. We came dressed in yellow and/or spots, we took part in a sponsored skip/bounce and some year 6 children organised a cake sale. 

 

Thank you to everyone who took part, including parents who sent in sponsor money, organised outfits and sent in cakes. 

Thank you also to Paula who made some fabulous Pudsey biscuits!

Children in Need success!, by Mrs Walters

Date: 17th Nov 2017 @ 2:19pm

Congratulations to all the children, staff and parents who have helped make Children in Need Day at St George's a great success. We have raised more than £1,000 with more money still to come from a sponsored skip/bounce at top site and other donations.

 

6B sponsored skip/bounce, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 17th Nov 2017 @ 11:34am

Well done 6B: that was a fantastic sponsored workout! Make sure that you bring your sponsor forms back in on Monday.

Children in Need 2017, by Mrs Walters

Date: 15th Nov 2017 @ 11:54am

We are looking forward to participating in Children in Need Day next week and supporting a much valued national charity.  The staff sent a letter home last week with all the details. 

 

Children can wear an item of yellow or spotty clothing on the day in return for a donation.  As well as the key events, we also have children organising cake sales and sponsored events. 

 

Key reminders of events are:

Foundation Stage

Colouring Competition

The children will receive a picture of Pudsey Bear to colour in or decorate. Please return to school by 16th November for judging with a 50p donation for entering the competition.

KS1

(Years 1 and 2)

Multiplication Money!

The children will receive a money bag with a 2p coin in. The children should collect more 2p coins in their money bag to bring back into school to decorate a giant Pudsey Bear. Please bring money bags back by 16th November.

KS2

(Years 3 and 4)

Charity Enterprise

Each class has been given £5.00 cash.

The class will plan a fundraising event to turn their £5.00 into the largest amount possible. Letter going out today.

KS2

(Years 5 and 6)

Sponsor me!

The children have decided to hold a sponsored skip/bounce. Please help them by sponsoring as much money as you can.

Cake sale

Gymnasticss fun, by Mrs Walters

Date: 14th Nov 2017 @ 4:08pm

Some of our year 2 children had a great time taking part in a taster session at New Brighton Gymnastics Club this week.

They were able to practice some gymnastics techniques and have a go with the club's equipment. Thank you to the club for inviting us along!

Dragon Club and Disco, by Mrs Walters

Date: 10th Nov 2017 @ 3:29pm

Message for parents of children in years 1 and 2 who attend Dragon Club and are also going to the rearranged disco on Monday 13th November. If you would like your child to be walked up to the disco please send in a letter on Monday. 

WOW Day Trip to New York, by Miss Markham

Date: 13th Nov 2017 @ 1:42pm

Year 1 enjoyed flying to New York and tasting a New York bagel this afternoon!

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