July 2022

1st July 2022

Thanks and goodbye
Today was the final day of the school year and the Year 6 pupils signed off brilliantly with their leavers performance - there weren't many dry eyes in the hall. You have all been brilliant during your time at Poulton and we wish you the best of luck in high school and beyond.
We also said goodbye to several staff members today too: Mrs Hamilton, who has worked at PL for 17 years; Mr Smith, who will be working at a different school in Wirral; and Miss McKay, who is taking up a position in social care. We wish all of you good luck in your new ventures.
Lastly, we would like to say thank you to all of our PL families and friends for their kind support this academic year. It has been another extremely challenging and emotional year for all connected with the school but the generosity, kindness and togetherness of our school community helps to make Poulton a vibrant and wonderful place to work and learn. We hope everyone has a relaxing and sunny summer - we'll see you again in September.
Y5 Sponsored Walk
As part of their Africa geography unit, Year 5 raised money for African children by commpleting an sponsored walk arpound the school grounds. Even though the weather was hot, the children completed the challenge in good spirits, knowing that their efforts would raise money for a very worthy cause. Well done Year 5. 
Big Friend Little Friend Day
With the year very nearly over, the Year 6 pupils said goodbye to their little Foundation friends today. The Year 6 pupils have supported them during the start of their primary school journey by telling them all about the school, playing with them and reading to them. Today, they got to celebrate by having a fun day with them, which included playing on an inflatable obstacle course and having an ice lolly. 
Corgi Cup Win
Our Year 5 football team sensationally won the Wirral Corgi Cup! Against a very strong St.Johns team, they managed to squeeze out a 1-0 victory and lift the cup. Congratulations to all of the boys and Mr Johnson for coaching the team. For more information about our successful sports teams please visit the competitions page in the enrichment tab.   
Break The Rules Day
Those cheeky children broke our school rules for the final time this year! They drank juice, wore their own clothes and even coloured their hair. Thank you to the PTA for organising the day and again raising money for our school. 
Oak Trees MAT Sports Day
The first Oak Trees MAT Sports Day was held today at Great Meols Primary. Six Year 3 pupils travelled over to take part in the festival. It was a great day, which concluded with a pupil v staff tug of war!
£5 Challenge
Over the past month, our Year 6 entrepreneurs have been investing their £5 notes that they were given to create profit. Some pupils have sold sweets, others have cleaned cars and some have walked dogs. However they made their profit, they did brilliantly and together made a grand total of £1700! This money will now be used as part of their legacy to improve the school. Thank you so much Year 6. 
Oak Trees Challenge
Congratulations to all of those children who completed their Oak Trees Challenge activities for this year. It was great to have so many children participating and receiving their certificate. We look forward to seeing many more pupils take part next year.
Transition Day 
The children were able to spend the morning in their new classroom with their new teacher. There was a lot of excitement about moving to new classrooms and, for some, moving to a new part of the school. Hopefully, this will help the pupils to feel less anxious when they arrive back at school in September.
Y4 Teeth!
As part of their teeth Science unit, Y4 were taught by Dr Fisher - a real dentist! He taught the year group all about the different teeth we have and how we should keep them healthy. 
Nuerodiversity Week
As part of our link with the ADHD Foundation, we celebrated Nuerodiversity Week across the MAT. Oak Trees staff and children understand the importance of being unique and diverse and that everyone has their own talents and skills. This week we recognised this by completing activities related to nuerodiversity and by hanging the ADHD umbrellas up at the front of school. Two lucky children in Year 5 even went to Liverpool to see the umbrellas there too.
Sports Day
With the weather remaining dry, we were able to hold our Sports Day today. Every child participated in each event including the javelin, hurdles and sprints. The festival was introduced with an opening ceremony and concluded with each child receiving a biscuit medal. One child from each class was given a Spirit of the Games Award to show their special commitment to the event. It was very pleasing to have the parents in attendance too.