Our St George's News items

School Council Supporting the Social Supermarket, by Mr Cassidy

Date: 2nd Dec 2022 @ 2:57pm

Our fabulous Year 6 school councillors visited the Claremount Social Supermarket today to donate a huge amount of food.  It was wonderful to see our children so proactively involved in a community initiative.

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Kerry Hoy manager of the Claremount Social Supermarket said, "A huge thank you to St Georges.  It is great to see the school supporting our community work again.  This will make a huge difference to our community."

Mr Cassidy commented, "It was a joy to work with the children today and support our much valued social supermarket.  Their community spirit is an inspiration and reflects the best of our school."

Jamie Johnson a Year 6 school council leader, stated, "It was really good to help other.  I never knew how many people used the social supermarket".

The Claremount Social Supermarket is open to the whole community beytween 3.00-5.00pm every Thursday and Friday.  

3E MHWB workshop with Miss Maddison, by Miss Bennett

Date: 2nd Dec 2022 @ 2:30pm

Today, 3E were lucky enough to have a Mental Health and Well-being workshop with Miss Maddison. Miss Maddison is a qualified teacher with a keen interest in adult and children's mental health and well-being. The children discussed different feelings and how they can use different breathing techniques to make themselves feel relaxed and calm. They also made their own calm cubes so they can self regulate their own emotions. 

Thank you Miss Maddison for a great afternoon. 

Fencing Assembly, by Mrs Roberts

Date: 30th Nov 2022 @ 10:24am

Years 5 and 6 had a really exciting assembly today about our new fencing club starting in January. Some of the children took part in a demonstration too. The club will be starting in January and will be on every Friday from 3pm-4pm. 

Mini Police on Patrol!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 30th Nov 2022 @ 8:49am

Remember to take care with your parking! Our motivated Mini Police are on patrol along Topsite! 

Y5/6 Watercolour Workshop!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 30th Nov 2022 @ 1:22am

Yesterday marked the launch of the first watercolour workshop session in Years 5 & 6! 

We were even fortunate enough to be provided with hot chocolate and biscuits by our wonderful catering team! 

Parents/carers came in at the end of the school day with their child to learn about and practise different watercolour skills & techniques. 

Adults & children were given a watercolour paint palette, an array of different brushes, cartridge paper, masking tape, oil pastels and salt in order to be successful during the session.

We learned how to create tints by experimenting with adding water and white paint. Then, we trialled shades by building on the smallest amount of black paint to our chosen colour. After this, we practised wax resists by using oil pastels underneath a watercolour wash.  Finally, we tried the wet-on-wet technique, then sprinkled salt over the top to create areas of dispersal within the paint. 

In our final session next week, we will be using iPads to research famous watercolour artists. We will then build upon knowledge and skills we have practised today, and put them to the test for a final piece! We will choose one of two styles to focus on: abstract or landscape. Watch this space! 

A huge thank you to the adults and pupils who came along this evening and produced some amazing pieces of artwork. We cannot wait to see what you produce next week! 

Miss M Jones & Mrs Dures. 

Year 6 Marvel at New Brighton’s Street Art!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 30th Nov 2022 @ 12:29am

As part of our new art topic, Street Art, Year 6 ventured to New Brighton to gaze upon the phenomenal street art that Victoria Quarter has to offer.

We hopped on the train at Grove Road for a short ride to New Brighton station, to then walk the open air gallery!

Many of us believed a lot of the pieces to be extremely thought-provoking, with some of us explaining how certain artworks had positive/negative connotations, and how the artist(s) came to produce their masterpieces. 

We took iPads out in pairs and snapped a few shots of the artistic wonders. When we arrived back at school, we then collated our images in the form of a PicCollage, which we will then use as inspiration for our future street art lessons. 

To follow our route, click here.

If you'd like to learn more about how Victoria Quarter came to be so decorated, visit this page.

Take a look at some of the photos below! 

Year 2 Visit Wallasey Village United Reformed Church, by Mrs Cameron-Ivanov

Date: 29th Nov 2022 @ 3:41pm

This week, year 2 have visited one of our local churches to learn all about the significance of Christingle.

To begin, the children discussed and recapped the Christmas story and the key characters from it. All of the children then got to make their very own Christingle before learning about what each part of it represents. Next we sang some beautiful hymns and finally we lit our Christingle and had a short prayer. 

The children got to bring their Christingle back to class, as well as a lovely Christmas gift bag from the church.

A huge thank you to Jeff and everyone at WVURC for making our visit so enjoyable and very interesting! 

Congratulations to Bella Our Year 5 Poetry Star, by Mr Cassidy

Date: 29th Nov 2022 @ 2:57pm

Congratulations to Bella White in Year 5.  Bella's passion for writing has sen her work published and highlighted in a podcast for a national poetry club. 

The episode is called "The Big Splash", and it is already available on most p[odcast channels.

 Bella's poem can also be read online at: https://www.kidspoetryclub.com/fun-in-the-sun-select-poetry.

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F2 Storybarn Visit, by Mrs Walters

Date: 28th Nov 2022 @ 10:30am

We had a lovely time on Saturday taking some of our Foundation 2 children to the Storybarn in Calderstones Park. 

The children enjoyed a festive story and then made crafts to take home as well as enjoying lunch and even more activities back in school.

 

Year 2 Choir at St Hilary’s Christingle Service, by Mrs Cameron-Ivanov

Date: 27th Nov 2022 @ 5:52pm

The year 2 choir have had a fantastic evening singing at St Hilary's for the Christingle Service. We sang 4 beautiful songs, and even did Makaton sign language to Silent Night. It was wonderful to see the smiles on everyone's faces as the children took to the stage. 

During the service, children also followed a star which led them to passages from The Bible which revealed parts of the nativity story. We also discovered the meaning behind the Christingle and how it symbolises Christ as the light of the world. Finally, all of the children received their own Christingle and we lit them, dimmed the lights and sang a hymn. It was beautiful.

 

Thank you to all at St Hilary's, especially Alan and Caroline.

What a wonderful way to start our festive celebrations!

Well done Year 2 Choir!

Year 5 Science, by Mrs Parker

Date: 25th Nov 2022 @ 5:14pm

Year 5 are currently exploring forces in their science. This week they have been looking at friction and using Newton metres to find out how "grippy" or "slippy" their shoes are. 

Fabulous Festive Hair on Topsite!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 25th Nov 2022 @ 2:41pm

Wow! What amazing efforts we have seen today for crazy, festive hair day! Thank you so much for your participation and outstanding creativity!

We are also extremely grateful for your donations to our Christmas Fayre. Next Friday will be a non-uniform day and donations, if you are able, will be toys - new or of good-quality second-hand. 

As always, we thank you for your continued support! 

 

Crazy Christmas Hair!, by Mrs Walters

Date: 25th Nov 2022 @ 1:43pm

Well done to everyone who joined in with Crazy Christmas Hair today! There were heads covered in glitter, tinsel, baubles, antlers and lights across the school!

Thank you for all the donations we have received as well. Next Friday will be a non uniform day - please bring in donations or new or good quality second hand toys.

Year 1 and 2 Reading Ambassadors Visit Bear Hunt Books, by Mrs Horton

Date: 24th Nov 2022 @ 4:19pm

What a lovely afternoon year 1 and 2 reading ambassadors have had! Last week they had a meeting in their classes to discover which books the children like to read. They created a list of books to try and find at the book shop. It was great fun finding their books and they picked some extras up too. We also found some lovely Christmas story books for the children to enjoy over the Christmas period. 

Michelle, from Bear Hunt Books, was very helpful. After the children had selected all of their books she made them a lovely cup of hot chocolate and read them a stroy. 

The children loved taking their new books back to share with the children in school. 

6A Prepare for the Christmas Concert!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 24th Nov 2022 @ 9:59am

Year 6 are well underway in terms of preparing for the upcoming Christmas Concert! 

6A diligently practised the violin today, and showcased the phenomenal strides in how they have progressed since September! 

We cannot wait to perform for you next month! 

Y5/6 Reading Ambassador Assembly, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 23rd Nov 2022 @ 4:47pm

A huge well done to our fantastic reading ambassadors who led a passionate and exciting reading assembly this week. As part of the assembly, they shared new books purchased with the Foyle Foundation funding, held a reading raffle with £5 Amazon vouchers and shared what is coming up for reading in the future. All children left excited about their new class books, the upcoming library and the highly-anticipated reading shed. 

Mini Police Clock Speed of Traffic!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 22nd Nov 2022 @ 4:10pm

This afternoon, Merseyside Police imparted their traffic knowledge to our Mini Police in the form of using hand-held, radar guns to measure the speed of moving vehicles! 

We based ourselves outside Topsite, at the corner of Claremont Road and Lyndhurst Road, and waited for traffic to ascend the hill, then aimed the apparatus at oncoming vehicles! We were taught the proper way of holding the speed guns, and how to accurately clock how fast a car, van or bike travelled. 

As part of our road safety campaign, any traffic clocked going 35mph or over will be receiving a letter and a specially designed infographic from our Mini Police as a reminder of why it is important to follow the law and travel at the correct speed. 

Take a look at the pictures below! 

 

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Date: 21st Nov 2022 @ 2:41pm

This afternoon we have had the fantastic opportunity to watch England's opening match against Iran! After lunch, the hall was swept and cleaned ready for the roar of over two hundred little fans to erupt at kick off! Bellingham's goal made the walls boom, Saka's made the floor shake and Sterling nearly made the windows shatter! What a wonderful afternoon at topsite the hall was filled with smiles and laughter. 

We’re going on a book hunt 🐻📚, by Miss Hughes

Date: 21st Nov 2022 @ 10:21am

Our Year 3 and 4 reading ambassadors went on their very own book hunt this week to Bear Hunt books in Bebington to search high and low for new and exiciting texts for their classes. 

Earlier in the week, the reading ambassadors took over their classrooms and invited their peers to select new texts that they would like. Our ambassadors (with the help of Michelle the store owner) and teachers were able to find 15 new books for every class - that's 150 new books 📚📚

At the end of our book hunt, we enjoyed a nice cup of hot chocolate before heading back to school and sharing our new books with our classes. 

Thank you to Bear Hunt books and Mrs Johnson for such a wonderful book hunt! 

 

Y6 School Council Operation Christmas Child Success, by Mrs Roberts

Date: 18th Nov 2022 @ 3:53pm

Our Year Six School Council have been working hard in the last few weeks to campaign for the Samaritan's Operation Christmas Child challege. This week, they visited Home Bargains to choose gifts and boxes to help with the appeal. Along with the generous donations from home, they managed to complete a whopping 27 full boxes.This afternoon, we delivered those to The Entertainer. We are so proud of their efforts and empahy for others in completing this challenge. Well done to all involved and thank you for all of your generous donations. 

Year 5 and 6 School Football Finals, by Mr Knowles

Date: 17th Nov 2022 @ 4:20pm

Year 5 and 6 completed their intra-school World Cup competition at the SoccerDome this afternoon. There were some excellent skills, sportsmanship and competition between the classes in each Year group. After some hard fought games, our eventual winners were 5B and 6D. Well Done to all of our children who have competed and celebrated the start of the Worl Cup.

Year 4 - Careers Assembly, by Miss Mulheirn

Date: 17th Nov 2022 @ 1:06pm

Year 4 loved learning all about marketing as a career in their assembly led by Jayne Kennedy. They learnt all about the four Ps of marketing, which are product, price, place, and promotion. They loved playing guess the brand in which company logos flashed upon the screen. The children thought deeply about how marketing could change in future years and had lots of questions to ask Jayne. Here are a few photographs!

Year 4 DT - We all love Apple Crumble!, by Miss Mulheirn

Date: 15th Nov 2022 @ 3:59pm

You won't believe it, but after tasting a variety of seasonal dishes last week, all of the Year 4 classes chose to design, create and evaluate a crumble! This week, we unpicked the features of an existing crumble recipe before following it to practise food preparation techniques, such as peeling, chopping and weighing. Next week, we will begin to design our own crumbles in groups. Here are a few photographs!

Science Fair in the news!, by Mrs Walters

Date: 15th Nov 2022 @ 10:09am

The super succcessful science fair has made it onto a few local websites recently.

Community news site - https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/wallasey-schools-join-together-in-science-fair-success/

Ogden Trust website - https://www.ogdentrust.com/about-us/news/super-science-fair/

News site - Wirral  - https://newswirral.co.uk/st-georges-school-science-fair/

 

5E Remembrance at St. Hilary's, by Mrs Roberts

Date: 11th Nov 2022 @ 11:41am

This morning, some of 5E attended a short service at St. Hilary's Church. We read poems and prayers before listening to 'The Last Post' and observing a few moments of silence. Although it was very windy, the children were fantastic at projecting their voices and singing loudly. Afterwards, we were invited inside to look at the poppies that had been created by members of the congregation. 

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