November 2019

1st November 2019

Big Switch Off
On Thursday evening, Year 6 asked members of the school community to switch off as many electrical appliances as they could to help improve the environment. The pupils will collect data based on how many households participated and will use this to create graph work about the energy saved in different classes. It certainly looked like the families of the children who participated had fun playing family games. Images of this event can be found in the gallery section. If anyone else has any other photographs then please send/email them in to the school office.
Next week, Year 6 will complete their walking bus. At 8.25 am, each day, staff members will be at the four stations (Cinder Path, Holy Trinity Church, Parnell Road and the footpath off Orston Crescent) waiting for children and their families to join the buses. At 8.35 am, the walking buses will then begin the short walk to school to arrive at 8.40. All four buses are positioned so that families from all directions can join. If you come by car, park the car near a station and join in!
Remember, little actions completed by many people can create a big improvement.
Busy, busy, busy!
Another week flies by here at Poulton, but again it was crammed with fun activities. The first two days were spent learning about safety. Pupils travelled around different classrooms to learn about different elements of safety and then their work was displayed in our safety gallery on Friday after school.
The children also spent an hour celebrating the 30th anniversary of the UNICEF Convention of Rights. Again, their fabulous art work was celebrated in our safety gallery.
Year 1 and 2 had a wonderful Wednesday afternoon creating critters by reusing recyclable products. It looked like the adults were more competitive than the children!
Foundation went on a woodland walk on Wednesday. They had a brilliant time and saw different birds and several squirrels collecting nuts. 
Year 5 had a cycle proficiency day, with children learning how to ride their bikes safely on the public roads. Even though the weather was very cold, they loved their lessons.
To top off this eventful week, the stage has been erected in the hall. It must be time to begin our Christmas preparations!
Photographs of all of these exciting events can be found in the year group sections of the curriculum tab.  
Safety Days
Over the past two days, we have learned how to keep our selves safe. Maintaining our safety (both inside and outside of school) links to many of our rights that we have but as we grow we have to take more responsibility for our own safety.
On Monday, we had some very special visitors in school, who helped us learn how to keep safe. It's good to know there are people in the world that help us to stay safe. There was even an e-safety workshop after school for parents.
On Tuesday, the teachers taught us about different aspects of safety, from rail safety to e-safety and even first aid. Overall we have really developed our understanding of staying safe through engaging and active sessions.
Children in Need 2019
What an amazing day we have had at school! We are only 3 months into this school year, and already BBC have been in twice. This time they came in because Pudsey wanted to see our wonderful school. He came with the North West Tonight presenters and their big red sofa. To welcome them, all of the children created a 'cheering tunnel' and in the hall Mrs Higgins-Carter had selected groups of children to show our guests activities such as the smoothie bike, hula-hooping and singing. 
Throughout the week, the children have been completing different activities to raise money and using lesson time to count the cash. Even though you generously donated £547 for the Shoe Box Appeal last week, you dug deep again and together we raised over £2000 for Children in Need, over four times as much as last year!
Here at school we can't thank you enough for your kind donations and we are very fortunate to have such warm-hearted families at our school that help towards local charities such as Claire House at Clatterbridge. 
Shoe Box Appeal 
This week, marked the completion of our Shoe Box Appeal and what a fantastic effort we all made! After being donated over 100 shoe boxes by Clarks, the Rights Crew (and a wonderful group of parent helpers and church members) were able to make Christmas gifts for children in Romania. Thank you for all of your donations over the past month; we really do believe that these presents will help bring a smile to the faces of many under privileged children over the festive period.    
Staff News
We have had some Staff changes this term.  Mr Smith, our Community Caretaker, has retired and we wish him a long and happy retirement.  Also, Mrs Parkes (cleaner) left us at the end of term and, as some of you may know, Mrs Mainwaring is taking her Maternity Leave.  We wish her all the best and are looking forward to meeting her new baby. 
Tranmere Celebrations
Today we welcomed Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and to school to present our Year 6 Football Champions with their trophy. We asked them a few questions and Hadyn challenged them to a keepie up competition!
Road Safety
We would like to welcome three new children to our school...our road safety children! These new friends aim to keep us safe and remind visitors and parents to park safely. Thank you to PLPSA for buying these fantastic stands, the road safety team are thrilled with your support to achieve our mission