October 2019

1st October 2019

Fantastic Football!
During the last week of the half term, some of the Year Six boys took part in two football competitions in two days - and won both! More information and photographs on their fantastic achievements - and our other sports successes this half term - can be found in the Enrichment tab of the website on the Competitions page. 
There will be further events next half term, including more football and  indoor athletics.
A big thank you goes out to Mr Johnson and Mr Arnold for taking the boys to the events.. 
Harvest Festival
Thank you so much to all of the families who contributed Harvest donations! The food will be collected tomorrow by Wirral Food Bank. Year 3 performed their Harvest assembly really well too. Well done! The food collected will benefit many people in our local area.
New Pastoral Room
We are constantly aiming to improve our school facilities to benefit the children and their learning. On Friday, Mrs Simms was able to move in to her new pastoral room in the Year 5/6 bay. This room will provide Mrs Simms with a new base in her fantastic role in supporting pupils well-being and general learning. Photographs of this area will be added to the pastoral section of the school website under the Key Information tab soon. Mrs Simms is very happy with her new space!
This capped off a very busy week at school, which included individual school photographs, F2 new starter open afternoon and Parents Evening, which we would like to thank all of the parents for attending and providing such positive comments about our school.
Civic award
A small number of our children (including former pupils) attended their Civic Award ceremony on Tuesday evening. They all looked extremely smart receiving their badge from The Mayor and we are very proud of their achievements. Photographs will soon be up on the Civic award page of the Enrichment tab. If anyone else would like to participate in Civic Award please contact the school office.
Trips, Trips, Trips!
The teachers have worked extremely hard to create an engaging Environment topic that will have a positive impact on the pupil's understanding of pollution and their to ability to sustain and improve our world. As part of this, trips play a huge part in stimulating curiosity and enriching classroom learning.
Year 6 visited Southport Eco Centre to learn about air pollution. One of the challenges included creating a small solar panel which generated electricity to power a fan! The children were so well behaved that the manager of the Eco Centre sent a letter of congratulations to Mrs Arnold!
Year 5 were very lucky to go on a trip to Manchester's Museum of Industry and Science. We learnt lots about different features of Manchester's industrial history including types of transport and mills. We also took part in lots of cool science experiments! Well done to all of the children for their excellent behaviour and inquisitiveness.
Year 4 had an incredible visit from the Chester Zoo rangers. They learnt new ways they can save the rain forest by recycling aluminium cans and how the zoo are saving endangered animals from poachers.
Year 3 had a brilliant morning at Gilmoss Recycling Centre. They learned how to ‘Recycle Right’ by sorting different items. We are so proud of how well the children behaved too! Well done!
Year 2 had a fantastic day pond dipping, mini beast hunting & orienteering at Birkenhead Park. They used the pond nets they made in DT, discussed habitats which links to their science topic & used map reading skills from their work in geography. What a busy day!
Don't worry Year 1, your trip is coming after half term!
Photographs of these fantastic events can be found on the Gallery section, on the Year Group pages and also on Twitter,
Beach Clean
Even though the weather was horrific, a superb number of our children and their adults attended the Sunday morning beach clean at New Brighton. We collected a large amount of litter in order to try and improve the environmental damage that humans are doing to our world. Thank you to everyone who attended. Let's continue to save our world!
Filming with BBC!
Today, the BBC came to school to interview some of our lucky pupils about our work based on the environment. The pupils communicated our work and visions brilliantly and hopefully we will see the article on television soon.