Our St George's News items

Mental Health Poster Competition, by Mrs Walters

Date: 15th Feb 2019 @ 10:56am

Last week we held a competition to design a poster for Children's Mental Health Week using the slogans ‘It's Ok to Not Be Ok’ and ‘Healthy Inside and Out’ across each unit.

We asked Ian Fennelly, a real artist, to judge the competition. Foundation stage were invited to create a poster as a class and F1 won. The other winners were: Ava in Year 2, Maya in Year 4 and Sienna M in Year 6.

All the winners received a £5 voucher.  Well done to everyone who won and thank you to everyone who entered.

Evacuation Day at Chirk Primary School, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 14th Feb 2019 @ 2:44pm

Year 6 children from St George’s Primary School were evacuated to Chirk today following the declaration of war. All children took the long train journey to reach their new home and have spent the day at their new schools.  They have learnt some wartime songs, made sock puppets (as many did not have not enough space in their suitcases for toys) and have practised air raid drills. We are looking forward to inviting potential host families to the village hall to select their evacuees.

3A and 3B visit Liverpool History Museum, by Miss Bennett

Date: 14th Feb 2019 @ 4:38pm

3A and 3B had a wonderful day exploring the Liverpool History Museum. We were lucky enough to look around most of the museum but we thoroughly enjoyed the Ancient Egyptian trail linking to our current History topic of Anicent Egypt. 

Thank you for all the staff at the museum and all the parentS who offered to help for making it such a successful day.

Valentines’ Day, by Mrs Walters

Date: 14th Feb 2019 @ 11:40am

Valentines’ Day came to the St George’s kitchen today with heart shaped biscuits and cakes plus pink meringues and milkshakes at both sites.

Our fabulous catering manager Mrs Molyneux even decorated the Dragon’s Diner at lower site.

Year 5 and 6 swimming gala success, by Mrs Walters

Date: 12th Feb 2019 @ 11:38am

Congratulations to our amazing year 5 and 6 children who won the Wallasey Cluster swimming gala today at Woodchurch Leisure Centre.

Eight of our children took part in the competition against four other schools - Liscard, Greenleas, New Brighton and St Peter’s and Paul’s.

We were thrilled with their behaviour and their team work and are very proud of them all!

Art Day - 1A & 1C, by Miss Gough-Hughes

Date: 11th Feb 2019 @ 4:27pm

Year 1 Art Day - 1A & 1C

Today both 1A and 1C took part in an art day with a visitng artist, Ian Fennelly. As an introduction to our Royal topic next term, we made a King or Queen sculpture, using the milk bottles you provided. The children thoroughly enjoyed their day and learnt about how to create simple sculptures using a range of resources and materials including: pipe cleaners, beads, masking tape, watery PVA, pom poms and polystyrene balls. The children worked in twos or threes to complete their sculpture and showed excellent teamwork skills throughout the day. We began the day by covering the milk bottle in masking tape and ensuring there were no gaps. We then created a neck and stuck the sculpture onto the base. After that, we used watered down glue to cover the sculpture in coloured tissue paper for the skin. Next, we made eyes, a mouth, jewelerry, hair and a crown to finish our Kings and Queens. Well done to all children in 1A and 1C for concentrating so hard, helping their friends and working so well in their little groups. The Kings and Queens all look fabulous on display in the hall. Please find some pictures of our completed sculptures below. 

 

   

 

 

NSPCC Workshop, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 11th Feb 2019 @ 10:23am

Year 6 participated in NSPCC workshops today. They learnt about different types of abuse and how to deal with them. They each now have a ‘Speak out. Stay safe.’ kit to help them to remember some key messages.

Gas Mask Boxes - 6a, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 8th Feb 2019 @ 11:05am

6a have demonstrated excellent teamwork skills this morning by collaborating to create gas mask boxes.  They followed instructions to draw, cut and fold a net and then added string and respirator packing instructions. The finished boxes look fantastic!

NSPCC assembly, by Mrs Dunne

Date: 7th Feb 2019 @ 1:44pm

We had some visitors from the NSPCC in today for a ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ assembly. They will be back in next week to lead some workshops with each class.

Visitors from Malta, by Mrs Horton

Date: 6th Feb 2019 @ 1:15pm

We have 30 visitors from Malta in our school this week. They include head teachers, senior leaders and English specialist teachers. They have been finding out about how we deliver a high quality English curriculum in our school. The English team have been delivering some training and offering support to help to develop the teaching of English in Malta. The past two days they have been based at top site and they have been particularly impressed by the behaviour and attitudes of our children. We have also been showing them all of the amazing work our children produce in their books. Tomorrow they will visit lower site to see our younger children taking part in their phonic lessons. 

Year 2 Mental Health Week, by Mrs Price

Date: 3rd Feb 2019 @ 7:25pm

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We are learning about how to look after our mental health in lots of different ways during Children's Mental Health Week, 4-10 February 2019.

We’re taking steps to be Healthy: Inside and OutPlace2Be is encouraging children, young people and adults to look after their bodies and their minds – and you can join in!

It doesn’t have to be difficult. Our bodies and minds are connected, so simple things that we do to improve our physical wellbeing can help our mental wellbeing too.

Click on the icon below for more information. 

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Here are some of our work on helping children's mental health

Year 1 and 2 playleaders, by Mrs Horton

Date: 31st Jan 2019 @ 1:43pm

The playleaders had a working lunch meeting today to discuss what is going well and what they can do to improve playtimes. All of the playleaders have been given special jackets to wear at playtimes so that everyone knows who they are.

Half Term: Very limited spaces, by Mr Smith

Date: 30th Jan 2019 @ 4:17pm

Due to high demand we have very limited spaces left for February Half Term. Monday 18th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st are fully booked and we are unable to accept any further bookings for these dates.

Should you require days during half term we strongly advice you contacting Dragon Club as soon as possible.

 

Half Term UPDATE, by Mr Smith

Date: 28th Jan 2019 @ 4:47pm

We are now fully booked on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st February. We are no longer able to accept bookings for these dates.

Visit From Claire House Bear, by Cassidy

Date: 6th Feb 2019 @ 12:11pm

We were delighted to have a visit from Claire House in our assembly this week to celebrate the amazing fundraising achievements of Clara Hills in year 6.  Over the years Clara and her mum have raised thousands of pounds for Claire House.

We are very proud of you Clara.  Your are our self awareness role model this term!

Mental Health Market Place at Parents' Evening, by Mrs Walters

Date: 24th Jan 2019 @ 9:39am

We were very pleased to welcome so many parents and children to the Mental Health Market Place at lower site this week during parents’ evenings.

As well as our own staff including the Learning Mentors and our SENDCO we also had representatives from CAMHS, after school sports clubs, PTA and Dragon Club.

Visitors were able to see examples of peer massage, sensory breaks and relaxation techniques as well as finding out more about the services and information available to them through school.

Year 6 Shakespeare Day, by Miss Newton

Date: 23rd Jan 2019 @ 3:39pm

Today, some of our Year Six children were invited to take part in a Shakespeare workshop. They have spent the day listening to Shakespearian stories, creating freeze frames and acting. They have all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and are looking forward to rehearsing a short performance tomorrow morning.

6D's day at the War Museum, by Miss Newton

Date: 10th Jan 2019 @ 3:49pm

6D had a wonderful day at the War Museum. We learnt lots about the impact of war and even got the chance to meet a WW2 Veteran too who told us all about his own experiences.

Boys' Group Climbing Trip, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 22nd Jan 2019 @ 2:46pm

Our Year 6 Momentous Boys’ Club were taken to Awesome Walls to celebrate their successes.

Quorn visit for lower site, by Mrs Walters

Date: 16th Jan 2019 @ 1:54pm

Children at lower site were able to enjoy some new vegetarian flavours thanks to a visit from Quorn today.

The children and staff were able to try samples of a pasta dish, a Quorn mince and vegetable meal, fish-less fingers and wraps.

The visit was aimed at encouraging children to try new flavours for future meat free Monday meals and enjoy some plant based food.

Children at upper site will hopefully have a Quorn visit soon.

 

Will Allen Awards At Topsite, by Pickering

Date: 14th Jan 2019 @ 2:55pm

Congratulations to Ryan Banks and Taya Hanson for showing consistently the school’s RESPECT values. Being role models and giving 100% effort in all they do. Well done! 

6A's visit to the the Imperial War Museum, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 10th Jan 2019 @ 4:28pm

Year 6 had a great time today visiting the Imperial War Museum in Manchester. We took a trip through time to find out about women, clothing, rationing, evacuation, battle and transport during the wars.

Year 1 and 2 Christmas Assembly, by Mrs Horton

Date: 19th Dec 2018 @ 10:43am

Mr Cassidy delivered a festive Christmas assembly to the children today. He talked to the children about what Christmas means to them and their families, and to the wider community. We celebrated and thanked the children for all the work that they have done this term fundraising, particulary the gifts that have been brought in for the Mission Christmas Toy Appeal. 

We also celebtrated the hard work and enthusiasm that the children have shown towards their learning. At the end of each half term the teachers in each year group choose one child to be given the 'Will Allen Respect Trophy'. This term Oliver in 1A and James in 1B have been selected. Both children display positive attitudes, respect and kindness towards others. They are consistently good role models and put in 100% effort in everything they do. Well done to both children.

Mr Cassidy also gave out awards for the 2 children who have received the most blue and gold awards in each year group. Thses awards went to Lawrence 1A and Riley 2C. Well done!

Of course we also gave out our weekly awards for our 'leraning hereos' who have been trying extra hard this week.

All of the staff in years 1 and 2 would like to wich you all a Happy Christmas.

Christmas Angels outside school, by Mrs Walters

Date: 18th Dec 2018 @ 8:33am

You may have spotted some little visitors at lower site today. We were greeted by a host of little angels on the railings outside school this morning. Each one has a note attached offering Christmas wishes and saying ‘take me I’m free!’ What a lovely idea from Claremount Methodist Church - thank you to the church community for thinking of us.

Mission Christmas Appeal Success, by Mrs Walters

Date: 14th Dec 2018 @ 10:57am

Thank you so much to all the parents and staff who donated presents for Radio City’s Mission Christmas appeal. We would also like to thank our wonderful PTA who donated lots of toys to the appeal.

Our year 6 mini police took the gifts to Birkenhead this morning for collection and were thrilled to meet Leanne and Dave from the radio station.

They were also able to spend time with the police including meeting two fabulous police horses and had the chance to sit on a police motorcycle.

 

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