Our St George's News items
VR history lesson, by Miss Reil
Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 4:55pm
We had a fantastic time today in 4D exploring the Ancient Greeks using our VR headsets.
Art Week in Year 3, by Mrs Kisby
Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 4:14pm
This week 3A and 3D have been taking part in an art project inspired by Mark Rothko and Jules McKeown. They have learnt how to mix colours using primary, secondary and tertiary colours as well as use a range of paint brushes to make different marks. As you can see they have produced some fantastic art. We are looking forward to seeing the end pieces next week.
Year 3 Birthdays, by Miss Mulheirn
Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 4:05pm
Year 3 had a wonderful afternoon celebrating children’s birthdays from September, October and November. We understand children are unable to celebrate their birthdays as they usually would at the moment, so we decided to have a little celebration in school. We will be doing this at the end of every month. Here are some lovely photographs of the birthday boys and girls!
Exploring Ancient Greece with VR, by Miss Berry
Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 2:35pm
4A have been exploring Mount Olympus, the Acropolis in Athens and the Theatre of Dionysus to discover more about what life was like in Ancient Greece. We even used a VR cube to hold Greek Amphorae in our hands!
Year 4 explore sound!, by Miss Lewis
Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 3:06pm
This afternoon in 4C we have been exploring our science topic 'Sound'. We have been able to use some of the children's home made instruments, which has been wonderful! When Mr Cassidy dropped in to see our class he was so impressed with Jessica's answer about sound vibrating he gave her a special sticker!
PE, by Miss Reil
Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 4:42pm
Today 4D created their own fitness routines and taught them to the rest of the class.
Year 4 VR, by Miss Lewis
Date: 25th Nov 2020 @ 3:36pm
This afternoon 4C have been using Virtual Reality. We have been able to explore Ancient Greece ruins and remains.
2C Minibeast Hunt!, by Mrs Malloy
Date: 24th Nov 2020 @ 4:22pm
This afternoon we had a wonderful time exploring the microhabitats in the Centenary Garden looking for mini beasts. We found spiders, woodlice, crane flies, ants, worms and even centipedes. Who knew there were so many mini beasts living in our school grounds! Tomorrow, we will plot a bar chart showing how many of each mini beasts we found. Great teamwork 2C and you were all so considerate to our surrounding wildlife.
2B - Road Safety Week, by Miss Gough-Hughes
Date: 24th Nov 2020 @ 4:23pm
Road Safety Week
Today we learnt about road safety and why we are celebrating it this week. We discussed how to keep safe on the roads and made posters to show our understanding. We have displayed some of these posters on our classroom door to show other children and adults in school. The children should be road safety experts!
3D - Colour Mixing Artwork, by Miss Mulheirn
Date: 23rd Nov 2020 @ 5:05pm
Today, 3D recreated artwork in the style of Mark Rothko. They studied his past, his colour field paintings and the emotions and thoughts they provoked. The children mixed their own secondary and tertiary colours and then used a range of painting tools to apply the paint to the page. Their aim was to create floating rectangular shapes with blurred edges, using contrasting or complementary colours. Didn’t they do an amazing job?
Brazilian Art Influences in 6A, by Miss M Jones
Date: 23rd Nov 2020 @ 4:45pm
This afternoon, 6A enjoyed learning about the artistic styles that have influenced modern Brazilian Art. The styles included: cubism, expressionism and pop-art!
We created headings in our sketchbooks in the style of each influence. Blocky and abstract features for cubism, wavy and vivid patterns for expressionism, and bold and vibrant shapes for pop-art. Later on in the week, we will fill these pages in with famous artworks which showcase the styles!
Take a look at our headings below.
Maths Scavenger Hunt, by Miss Mulheirn
Date: 22nd Nov 2020 @ 8:47pm
A busy week in 3D!, by Miss Mulheirn
Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 4:24pm
3D have had a wonderful week and have worked extremely hard! On Monday, they took part in Antibullying Week and were invited to come to school wearing odd socks, symbolising their differences which make them special. Later in the week, the pupils carried out a scientific investigation focusing on changing the size of shadows. This was planned by the pupils in their pairs and they were brilliant at working scientifically. Today, the children made colour wheels by mixing their own secondary and tertiary colours using the primary colours. What a wonderful week!
A busy week in 3C, by Miss Bennett
Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 4:20pm
This week children in 3C have had a busy week. In Science children have been investigating types of rocks by exploring chocolate and comparing them to different rock formations. Children have also starting designing a DT project (all will be revealed on this very soon), were they looked at different materials to design and make their product. We have also started a new text ‘Fox’ in Literacy. Miss Bennett was blown away with the children’s acting and performing skills as the children got into role of the characters from the book to gain a greater understanding of the characters.
Anti Bullying Week 3A, by Mrs Kisby
Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 4:20pm
3A have had a busy week this week with our focus being on Anti Bullying week. The children looked at how they were all unique but how they could stand together to unite against bullying. They rocked out to the Odd Socks band, made puzzle pieces to celebrate their differences and then finished off the week by signing the anti-bullying pledge and created their own odd socks 🧦.
In English we have introduced our new text, Fox 🦊 and the children took part in drama activities to help them understand the characters dilemmas.
We have used google classroom to research and use historical evidence to find about how houses changed during from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age.
A great week of learning. well done 3A, I go home one very proud teacher.
What’s my total?, by Miss Hughes
Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 11:31am
Today in Maths, we decided to throw out the books and get involved in a good old natter. We talked through addition problems with partners and why we thought we needed to use a formal method or a mental method of addition. It was great to hear everyone's different ideas. Check out how we use bar models, formal methods and expanded methods to calculate total!
Dinosaurs and Darwin in 6A!, by Miss M Jones
Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 11:38am
In Science, 6A have been learning all about famous naturalist, geologist and biologist, Charles Darwin!
We had a discussion around evolution, extinction and dinosaurs.
Mr Knowles asked us:
"Do dinosaurs still exist?"
We all shared our points of view and reasons behind why we believed dinosaurs either still exist or no longer exist.
Science: Sound, by Miss Berry
Date: 19th Nov 2020 @ 2:23pm
In Science today, 4A used the outdoor classroom today to explore how we can make different sounds and how to change the pitch and volume of the sound an instrument makes! We learnt all about how vibrations travel through the different parts of our ear to send a message to our brain.
2B - Anti-Bullying Week, by Miss Gough-Hughes
Date: 19th Nov 2020 @ 4:45pm
This week, the children have been learning about anti-bullying and why it is incredibly important, both in and out of school. We discussed what the word bullying means and how our actions could affect others. We also learnt about what to do if the children felt like they, or a friend, was getting buillied: speaking to an adult they trust such as their parent, teacher etc. The children then created anti-bullying posters and we have put them up on our door for others in school to see.
Motivational speaker - Andy Grant, by Miss Hughes
Date: 18th Nov 2020 @ 2:33pm
Today we had the priveledge of meeting Andy Grant, a former Royal Marine who is now sharing his story all over the world, of persevering, team work and survivial.
We were lucky enough to meet him in person (socially distanced) and he told us his inspiring life story from overcoming the loss of his mother in his youth, to his experience surviving an IED explosion whilst serving in the Marines, and living life now to the fullest as an amputee.
He has helped our children to see that sometimes life can throw you a few curve balls, but with the right attitude and mindset we are able to overcome them.
From all of Year 5, thank you Andy! 💪🏽🏄🏽♂️🧗🏽♂️🥉
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Date: 18th Nov 2020 @ 4:01pm
Today year five and six had a special visit from Andy Grant, a motivational speaker from Liverpool. At such a young age, Andy has been through more than most people do in their lifetime. From losing his mother aged 12, to joining the Royal Marines, to active service in Iraq and Afghanistan, to being injured by an IED, Medically Discharged and facing life as an amputee but that didn't stop Andy Grant. The children were gripped to his every word. Our children said:
"Listening to him was like watching an action film."
"He made me feel braver."
"That was the coolest assembly I've ever had!"
Nathan from 6B said, "If you could go back and have both your legs and no setbacks would you?"
Our children really thought deeply about their questions. Andy inspired topsite today and we want to send him a big St George's Thank You.
"if your dreams don't scare you, you're not dreaming big enough,
Penguin Trail around Wallasey Village, by Mrs Walters
Date: 17th Nov 2020 @ 1:29pm
Wallasey Village People are running a penguin trail for children around the local shops in the run up to Christmas.
A form is attached to this news story and has also been emailed to parents and is available in both school receptions.
Simply fill in the form with details about the penguins and hand it back in to the class teacher by 30th November. The correct entries will go into a draw and there will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes.
Good luck penguin spotting!
Year 3 TTRockstars Rock Out Competition, by Miss Mulheirn
Date: 16th Nov 2020 @ 4:32pm
Well done to all of the Year 3 children for their dedication and enthusiasm towards the TTRockstars Rock Out competition! All children have received a certificate for taking part.
It was a close call, but the class with the most coins was 3D!! They really enjoyed their reward of an extra playtime this afternoon. We also gave out 3 prizes in each class for most coins earnt, biggest improvement and best effort. Here are our proud winners!
6B Maths and Art, by Mrs Palmi
Date: 16th Nov 2020 @ 11:57am
On Friday, we finished off Maths Week England with a flourish. A special thanks to Miss Pickering who worked with the class to produce this fantastic pattern by tessellating rhombuses made by the children's brilliant paper folding skills.