July 2021

1st July 2021

Thank you and goodbye!
Today was the last day of school before the summer holdays. Everyone loves the break but it is a sad time as we also have to say goodbye to our fantastic Year 6 pupils. They have worked extremely hard during the challenging year and we wish them all luck in the future as the move to their high schools. Make sure you come back and visit us!
We also have to say goodbye to a number of staff members: Mrs Gould, Miss Bell, Miss Hankinson, Mrs Mainwaring and Mrs Parkinson (although she will still come back and visit us from Stanton Road). Everyone at Poulton wishes them luck as they continue their careers at other schools - they are very lucky to have you.
Finally, we would like to say a massive thanks to everyone involved with our school. During another strange year, we have been able to provide high quality education to the children and we have been able to complete fun PTA events and charity work. We can only do this through the support of our parents and community. We are very fortunate to have such a brilliant school community. 
Enjoy your summer break! 
School Boards
Today Mr Lacey and Mr Milne unveiled our 50th anniversary boards at the front of school. These boards celebrate children curtrently in our school and pupils from the past. Please come and look at these boards and see if you can spot yourself!
This is only the first part of our anniversary celebrations. Hopefully, we can celebrate this properly during the Autumn Term.
Wonderful Walkers!
We were very excited to find out that we had come first in the Wirral and Merseyside Walk to School competition. Not only is this a great achievment but walking to school has a positive effect on our healthy bodies and healthy minds. Additionally, walking to school benefits our environment, therefore this contributes to our Eco Green Flag Award. Keep up the great work!
It was the turn of our Year 6 pupils to enjoy a day at Barnstondale. The children built shelters and fires and competed in groups against one another by locating a dummy in the woods and building a camp for it to shelter in. The children learned many skills such as fire lighting and knots that would be impossible to teach in the classroom. They thoroughly enjoyed their time - as did the teachers. Photographs of this day will be added to the Residential section of the Enrichment tab next week.
Eco School
Mrs Higgins-Carter was able to celebrate this week with the children, as we were officially awarded our Eco School, green flag! Some of the children were selected to have their photo by the flag pole. This award recognises the hard work of our children in creating a sustainable school environment, that reflects our views that we must try and improve our world furture generations.
Forest school
Our lucky children had their final session of Forest School today. We would like to say a huge thank you to Duane, our Forest School Lead, for teaching the children a variety of outdoor learning skills. They are now the next generation of Bear Grylls!
Tranisition Week
The start of July saw school focus on preparing the pupils for their next classes by completing transition work. The teachers began the week by completing transition meetings via Zoom to their new parents; these were very well attended. The children then had the chance to meet their new teacher on Friday for the morning. The teachers thoroughly enjoyed meeting their new children and it was lovely to see our new teachers - Miss Chesworth, Miss Jones and Miss Macdonald - in school too. We are all very excited for September now.
Red Cross Collection
The Rights Crew were supporting the Red Cross this week by collecting clothes to help those in need. They collected the bags of donated items for two days and then helped to put them into the Red Cross van. It was tiring work! Thank you to everyone who donated to this good cause. 
Housing Walk
Year Five had a great time exploring their locality on Thursday. They completed a housing walk around Spital to examine the different types of houses around school and then compared them with African housing as part of their geography fieldwork studies. All of the children enjoyed their walk and behaved superbly.