1st November 2022
Christmas officially began in school this week with Christmas Chronicles showing at our film nights. The children loved watching the film with their friends and eating their snacks, which were supplied by the PTA. We are looking forward to another film night in 2023.
Own Clothes Day
Thank you to everyone who donated £1 to the Teams 4 U shoebox appeal today. Pupils were able to wear their own clothes by donating this money, which is used to transport the Christmas boxes to Wrexham before they are flown over to Eastern Europe.
Today was a whole MAT Diversity Day. Over the month of November, each year group learned about the diverse lives of others and today we celebrated this by tweeting our experiences. It was great to see what the year groups learned
Y1 learned about how physically disabled people manage the challenges they face in life
Y2 learned sign language with Bethany Eason
Y3 created their own poppy art after being taught by a blind artist
Y4 learned sign language from the Deaf Society
Y5 were taught by Rovers Against Racism to be respectful to everyone
Y6 had a session with ASDA in the community, who taught them about different families.
It is amazing that so the children are able to understand and respect the lives of others, which links directly to their understanding of the rights of people.
As part of their history unit, Y5 visited Birkenhead priory. They learned about how the reformation of the church and the dissolution of the monasteries had an impact on the priory itself. I wonder if King Henry ever visited Birkenhead in person?
Y6 travelled to Allerton to visit Allerton Hebrew Congregation this morning. The pupils have consolidated their knowledge on Jewish artefacts and learnt more about Judaism practice as part of their RE unit. It was a very informative trip.
Today, F2 transformed into knights and princesses as part of their current topic. They had a wonderful day in the hall learning how to become brave and strong knights. They even had swords!
Children In Need
To raise money for Children In Need, the children came dressed in Pudsey themed outfits and participated in a whole MAT danceathon. It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves for such a good cause. The dancing was so good that Pudsey himself came and joined in!
Today was the last day for the shoe boxes to come to school in order for them to be transported to the Teams4U warehouse in Wrexham before they are transported abroad. Thank you to everyone who donated a box to such a good cause. Additionally a big thanks goes to the Rights Crew, who helped pack them into the cars so they could be transported.
This week was Safety Week, where the children learnt how to keep themselves safe in a range of situations including learning about roads, water, medication and personal safety. It was an extremely informative week, which will help the children in life.
Y3 Liverpool World Museum
As part of their History unit, Y3 visited Liverpool World Museum to learn about Iron Age life. The pupils were able to look at clothing, food and hunting equipment including axes and swords. Luckily, all of the pupils and all of the staff came back with all of their limbs intact!
To show our respect to soldiers from the past and to those who serve our country today, we fell silent at 11am. Our house captains travelled to Port Sunlight to lay a wreath alongside other school from the MAT. Some our classes were lucky enough to talk to some parents, who had served in the armed forces.
Y4 Dibbinsdale Trip
For their second trip of the week, Y4 visited Dibbinsdale Woods to examine river formation as part of their geography unit. They were able to stand at the side of the River Dibbin in order to examine how it meanders, its flood plain and the marsh land around it. It's great to have fieldwork areas such as this so close to school.
New to F2 Meetings
Thank you to those parents who attended our New to F2 meetings. We hope you learnt a lot about how our school operates and enjoyed looking around our site, particularly our F2 classrooms. If you were unable to attend, our power point can be found on the Parent Information, Admissions tab of the website.
With our hall currently being used as a classroom, our phonics workshops for Y1 and F2 took place in our newly refurbished classroom. It was lovely to see so many parents joining us to learn about how we teach phonics in our younger year groups. Workshops such as these enable greater understanding between home and school. Thank you to all of the parents who were able to join us. If you couldn't attend then the powerpoints can be found in the Parent Information, Workshop tab on the website.
Y4 Tatton Park Trip
Y4 travelled to Tatton Park today to learn all about Viking life. They examined Viking agriculture, war formations and how to live like a Viking! IT was an extremely informative trip, which really helped to develop their historical knowledge.