Our St George's News items

Year 2 Clay sculptures, by Mrs Price

Date: 7th May 2021 @ 5:04pm

Year 2 have been studying the local artist Barry Canning-Eaton, he was the creator of the Mermaid statues. We have learnt how to make patterns  in clay and have designed our own inspired mermaid tail sculptures.

6D Super Scientists, by Mrs Roberts

Date: 5th May 2021 @ 2:47pm

This afternoon 6D have been in the science lab testing out whether adding more bulbs to a circuit changes their brightness. We discovered that the more bulbs there were, the dimmer they became. We are looking forward to learning all about the science behind this in our next session! 

Celebrating St. George's Day at Topsite!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 26th Apr 2021 @ 11:16am

What a wonderful time Years 5 and 6 have had celebrating St. George's Day! Everyone marked the occasion by dressing in red and white. Like last year, we couldn't have our usual community parade due to government restrictions. However, we have still been busy by making pennants in Year 5, and a batik tapestry in Year 6. In the morning, we joined in with a singing event organised by AmaSing. We have also completed literacy work around St. George, and included some drama!
Our children enjoyed a themed lunch every day of the week leading up to St. George's day, prepared by our amazing Dragon's Diner team. On the 23rd, we sat on the field and revelled in the most delightful picnic, which consisted of sausage rolls, chips, strawberries & cream, and themed cakes!

Take a look at the festivities below!

 

60 Second Challenge - Star Jumps, by Mr Thomas

Date: 23rd Apr 2021 @ 3:08pm

Star Jump Competition 

 

 

 

 

 

Throughout the school, the children have been taking part in a 60 second, personal best challenges. The current challenge the children were taking part in involved seeing how many star jumps they could complete in 60 seconds, competing against other children in their class and other classes in their year group.

In Years 3 and 4, the children have been enthusiastically taking part at the start of P.E lessons, at playtimes and at home, in order to beat their personal best scores in preparation for competition week. 

The results have been counted. Here are the class totals:

1st-  3A 2752

2nd- 3C 2423

3rd-   3D 2027

4th- 3B 1987

 

1st-  4D 2718

2nd-  4A 2514

3rd-  4B 2219

4th- 4C 1935

Congratulations to our winners- 3A and 4D, and to all classes for showing great resilience, enthusiasm and determination to improve your personal best scores.

Congratulations also goes to our bronze, silver, and gold medal winners in each class, who managed to record the highest total number of star jumps in their classes.

The next 60 second challenge starts this week, and runs until the 14th May.  This personal best challenge is to complete as many burpees as you can in 60 seconds. The activity card is attached below! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St George’s Day Celebrations in Years 3 and 4, by Miss Mulheirn

Date: 23rd Apr 2021 @ 1:36pm

The children in years three and four have had a wonderful time celebrating St George’s Day. Not only have they enjoyed a tasty picnic in the sunshine, they have also performed a song about St George in the style of a sea shanty. Watch the videos to see their wonderful singing, dancing and drumming!

Celebrating St George's Day, by Mrs Walters

Date: 23rd Apr 2021 @ 12:31pm

We celebrated St George's Day in style today with singing, art and a picnic lunch in the sunshine.

The school was a mass of red and white with flags and bunting as well as children and staff wearing the colours of the England flag.

Each class joined in a singing event in the morning before the catering teams provided everyone with a picnic lunch of a sausage roll and cone of chips.

Shakespeare's Macbeth, by Mr Nathan

Date: 21st Apr 2021 @ 11:49am

The children of Year 6 have all participated in a Macbeth workshop. The witches' scene was recreated in our school hall - thunder, lightning et al. The children were fascinated to oversee Macbeth's internal change - from being a noble and brave warrior to being blinded by the misplaced loyalty to his wife, Lady Macbeth. The children cannot wait until the next instalment. 

Year 6’s Judaism workshop, by Mrs Roberts

Date: 19th Apr 2021 @ 5:17pm

Year Six really enjoyed their virtual visit this afternoon from Tamar. Tamar taught us all about her Jewish faith, and how followers of Judaism read the Torah. We had so many questions for her! 

Developing Oracy Skills with Talking Tips, by Mrs Horton

Date: 26th Mar 2021 @ 3:53pm

We are developing oracy skills to help us to be more effective communicators. All classes, from EYFS to year 6, have been discussing what makes good speaking and listening. Each class has developed a set of discussion guidelines to ensure that class discussions are effective and used to deepen learning. We love to talk at St George's! 

Writing inspired by Steve Anthony, by Mrs Horton

Date: 26th Mar 2021 @ 4:02pm

Following on from our visit from talented author Steve Anthony, year 1 and year 2 have been busy writing their own version of the story 'The Queen's Hat'. They have created a class story and then gone on to create their own independent stories. The teachers have been thrilled with the effort made by the children.

Year 4 AR Winners!, by Mrs Saunders

Date: 26th Mar 2021 @ 4:37pm

A BIG congratulations to Gracie from 4A and Freya in 4C who were the lucky raffle ticket winners today in our AR Raffle. Well done! Enjoy spending your £5.00 Amazon gift card.

Every time our children complete a reading quiz with 100% accuracy they can add a raffle ticket into the draw. We have been very impressed because there was a great pile in the box today. Mrs Saunders even had to get a BIGGER box!

Remember to keep reading and quizzing. Good luck!

Easter egg hunt for EYFS, by Mrs Walters

Date: 26th Mar 2021 @ 10:55am

Children in Foundation 1 and 2 had a lovely moring today hunting for Easter eggs with the PTA and our special guest George the Dragon.

Cheeky George had hidden eggs round the EYFS building and the children helped to find them before doing some dancing and playing Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes and the Hokey Cokey!

All the children received a chocolate Easter egg from the PTA.

A Minute Silence At Topsite #DayOfReflection, by Miss Pickering

Date: 24th Mar 2021 @ 8:59am

We fell silent as we remembered, reflected and paid tribute.
 

#NationalDayOfReflection 

Easter cupcakes for the end of term, by Mrs Walters

Date: 24th Mar 2021 @ 1:53pm

Our catering team have been busy once again helping to celebrate the end of term by making and decorating Easter cupcakes for the children. They will be on offer as part of lunchtime over the next few days.

6D's fantastic poems, by Mrs Roberts

Date: 24th Mar 2021 @ 2:53pm

This afternoon, we have written some beautiful poems based on the poem 'If all the works were paper.' We used the title 'If all my friends were paper.' as our title, but kept the pattern of repetition the same. We spend a lot of time gathering our ideas, drafting and editing before we wrote up our final piece. We wanted to share them with you all at home. Well done 6D! 

Year 3 Let's Count, by Miss Mulheirn

Date: 19th Mar 2021 @ 4:53pm

This week, Year 3 have been learning all about the census. Today they collected data to see how everyone travelled to school and represented the information using bar charts. After, they compared data across the Year 3 classes, answered questions and created their own. Have a look at their brilliant work...

Science Week - Poster Competition, by Miss Gough-Hughes

Date: 19th Mar 2021 @ 3:13pm

 Science Week Poster Competition 

A big well done to all children who have participated in the Science poster competition on 'innovating for the future'. We have seen some fantastic posters from all children in year 1 and 2. A big well done to everybody who took part! You showed some excellent innovation and creativity. 

Our fantastic runners up, who have received a certificate, are:

1A - Poppy Molyneux 

1C - Zane Lavery

1D - Barchha-Horton

2B - Aiden Moroney

2C - Joshua Barchha

2D - Freddie Reid

We had a very hard time trying to choose a winner in each year group but our winner in year 1 is Oliver Kirby in 1B. Well done you Oliver! :) 

 

Our winner in year 2 is Emily Keck in 2A. Well done you Emily! :) 

 

Let's count week, by Miss Murphy

Date: 19th Mar 2021 @ 3:25pm

Let's Count Week in Year 5

This week Year 5 have been learning all about the Census, what it is used for and how it helps people like our NHS and our local council. On Friday each class took part in a counting activity (you may have seen us if you drove, or walked past) where they collected data about transport passed Top site.

 

We were able to generate our own graphs based on this data and interpret what that meant. We had lots of fun!

Year 5 team x

 

6D's Shakespeare Poems., by Mrs Roberts

Date: 19th Mar 2021 @ 3:40pm

This morning, we took part in a Shakespeare workshop via Zoom. As part of this, children were invited to write poems about one of the main characters from The Tempest - Caliban - before using a similar style to write one about themselves. I am sure you will agree, their poems are absolutley amazing and we really wanted to share them with you all at home.

Well done 6D! 

Year One Census Week, by Ms C Jones

Date: 19th Mar 2021 @ 3:55pm

This week the boys and girls have been busy learning how to use tally charts to count things that matter to us. We have counted our favourite pets, colours, and we have counted the movement of people and vehicles around our school at different times of the day. 

We have also looked at census questions from the past and created our own. 

Through our history lessons we have looked at how Wallasey has changed and how jobs have changed. 

We have had lots of fun!

 

Year 4 - Let's Count, by Miss Lewis

Date: 19th Mar 2021 @ 4:03pm

This week Year 4 having been learning all about the census, its history and its importance. Today we did our own counting to see how we all travel to school. The children collected data and turned them into bar charts. After, they answered questions, created their own questions and created new graphs. Have a look at their fantastic work...

Census Week, by Mrs Palmi

Date: 19th Mar 2021 @ 12:20pm

With the Census approaching on the 21st March, we have been finding out about what it is and completing work using the Census data from 2011.  We have searched for data about Wallasey and compared it to another area of our choice.  We generated charts and graphs about the data using an online graphing tool and then analysed these to make comparisons between the two areas.  Take a look at some of the infographics that we have produced to present our findings.  

World Book Day Competition winners - Year 5 and 6, by Mrs Roberts

Date: 17th Mar 2021 @ 2:02pm

We were absolutely blown away by the outstanding entries for our World Book Day competition. It was really difficult to narrow it down to just two winners in each year group, but I am sure you will agree, they are amazing! Well done to Zac and Sophie in Y5 and Freddie and Daisy in Y6, who each recieved an Amazon voucher. Well done! 

Year 5 "Poetry in Voice Winner", by Mrs Parker

Date: 17th Mar 2021 @ 4:59pm

Congratulations to Travis Spencer of 5D for winning the "Poetry in Voice" competition in year 5 with his rendition of a Michael Rosen poem. Today he was really pleased to recieve his medal and prize from Mr Nathan. Well done Travis!

Super Scientists in 6A!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 12th Mar 2021 @ 8:45pm

Today marked the end of British Science Week 2021. Children across both sites at St. George's engaged well and participated enthusiastically in various activities, experiements and tasks surrounding the theme for this year: 'Innovating For The Future'. Years 5 and 6 have also been fortunate enough to hear inspiring talks from some of Britain's top inventors and scientists - Mr Julian Parker of Tayhope Enterprises and Titan Electricity Ltd., Dr Neale Davies of Clean Growth and Mr David Brayne of Innovate Edge.

Yesterday, 6A became masters of the Rube Goldberg machine! The children watched a complex version created by musicians, OK Go!, then constructed and programmed their own Lego WeDo models to begin a chain reaction. It took determination, creativity, patience and - most importantly - fun! After a few attempts, some groups were even successful! Take a look below......

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