Year 1: St George's News items

Pantomime Success!, by Mrs Walters

Date: 10th Jan 2023 @ 11:09am

Congratulations to three of our fabulous upper site pupils who took part in the very successful Chrysanthemums' Pantomime at the Floral Pavilion last week.

Bethany (Year 5) Madison (Year 6) and Hollie (Year 5) were part of seven amazing performances of Red Riding Hood. Well done to them all!

Christmas lunch day, by Mrs Walters

Date: 16th Dec 2022 @ 12:32pm

Children and staff across school enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch on Thursday thanks to our fabulous Catering Team!

The Return of the Christmas Fair!, by Mr Nathan

Date: 9th Dec 2022 @ 9:09pm

A lot has changed since St George's last Christmas Fair.

Covid was barely a word. Liverpool hadn't won their 20th league title yet. Australian soap, Neighbours, was still a thing.

A covering of snow meant that the Christmas Fair possessed that authentic winter feel. It was incredible to witness so many members of our community at the fair, enjoying the Christmas spirit by joining in games, activities, getting faces painted, listening to our wonderful choir, purchasing items from our numerous stalls and indulging in hot food and refreshments. We also had a visit from Santa and his elves - amazing!

A genuine and heartfelt thank you to our school community for attending our Christmas Fair. Much gratitude must be given for the efforts of our PTA, volunteers and school staff. They all contributed to ensuring that our first Christmas Fair for three years was an overwhelming success.

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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. 

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/

 

The Tiger Who Came to Tea, by Mrs Cameron-Ivanov

Date: 6th Nov 2022 @ 4:21pm

We have had a wonderful afternoon at the Floral Pavilion watching a brilliant performance of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, based on the book by Judith Kerr. 
We love the story and it was magical to see it brought to life. We all joined in with different parts of the show, a song and even some tiger aerobics!

2022 Boys' Football Team Win Wirral Sports Team of the Year, by Mr Cassidy

Date: 14th Oct 2022 @ 2:54pm

They may have left St George's but the awards still keep on coming.  Well done to the 2022 Year 6 boys’ football team who won the Wirral Sports Team of the Year award last night at Hulme Hall.  What a prestigious achievement.  Huge thank you to Mrs Gibson for supporting the boys and their families.

 

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Hello Yellow in Year 1, by Mrs Stewart

Date: 12th Oct 2022 @ 11:02am

On Monday Year 1 celebrated World Mental Health Day with the help of #helloyellow.

The children were invited to wear something yellow and we took part in different activities throughout the day to promote taking care of our own mental health and wellbeing. Here are some photos of our lovely day. There are more photographs on our Seesaw app.

Thank you for your kind donations to HelloYellow!

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Sisters take on a steep challenge for charity, by Mrs Walters

Date: 11th Oct 2022 @ 3:58pm

Two of our amazing children have taken on a major challenge by running up one of the steepest hills in Wallasey 100 times to raise money for charity!

Penny and Lois Conroy have raised more than £450 so far by running up Portland Street and only have 15 runs left to make it to the 100 mark!

All the money raised is for a charity set up by a family friend with bowel cancer and they hope to hit their £500 target soon.

Their friend, Danny De Brabander was diagnosed with stage 4 Bowel Cancer but has set up a charity, Team DDB, to help other people with cancer and has raised almost £100,000.

If you would like to donate some money to their challenge you can visit their Crowdfunder website at:

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/penny-lois-100-hill-runs-up-portland-street

For more information about Team DDB and the remarkable work they carry out please visit Team.DDB on Facebook.

Foyle Foundation Funding Success!, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 29th Sep 2022 @ 12:34pm

Last week, we were fortunate enough to secure a £10,000 grant from the Foyle Foundation for new books for school. We are thrilled to have been selected and have already made big plans with some of our Reading Ambassadors as to how to spend it. These plans include new texts for class and unit libraries, trips to bookshops for our Reading Ambassadors and opportunities for outdoor reading spaces to enjoy at break and lunch times.  Keep an eye out for our newest and most exciting texts over the next few months. 

We would just like to emphasise our gratitude to the Foyle Foundation for this fantastic opportunity - it really will make a difference to our children.

 

Books of Condolence for the Royal Family, by Mrs Walters

Date: 28th Sep 2022 @ 1:33pm

Our children and staff have been working hard to create beautiful books of condolence in memory of Queen Elizabeth II.

Pupils from Foundation 1 to year 6 have written notes and drawn or coloured in pictures to add to the books.

These will now be sent to Buckingham Palace, in London, to be placed in the Royal Archives. 

Below are pictures of the books and a small selection of the pieces inside.

St George's Receives a Royal Thank You!, by Mrs Walters

Date: 2nd Sep 2022 @ 11:22am

We were thrilled to receive a royal thank you letter this week!

The Queen's Lady in Waiting wrote from Balmoral Castle on behalf of Her Majesty to thank our pupils for sending letters to her for her Platinum Jubilee.

We also received a thank you card with photos of the Queen and a message from Buckingham Palace.

You can see the letter and pictures below.

Community Garden August Workshop, by Mrs Cameron-Ivanov

Date: 5th Aug 2022 @ 1:57pm

We have had a lovely morning working in our Will Allen Community Garden. Thankfully, the weather brightened up and we were able to complete plenty of jobs, including weeding, checking for signs of pests, picking and harvesting our fruit and veg, and the best bit, getting to sample what we had grown. 

We enjoyed a delicious brunch, where we sampled some homemade stewed rhubarb, apple conserve and mixed berry compote, as well as strawberries and raspberries. 

Our most successful crops this year have been rhubarb, apples, lettuce, parsley and green beans. All the families who joined us were able to take home what we had grown, and we can't wait to see what tasty meals they make with them.

Summer Fair Fun, by Mrs Walters

Date: 11th Jul 2022 @ 2:04pm

WOW, what can we say!!! What a fabulous turnout for the summer fair on Saturday, it was lovely to see the school community out in force.

Thank you to everyone that came along, all the dancers, donkeys, the very talented Natalie Hayes providing the music throughout the day also to the police and fire service who took time out to come to the fair and all the outside companies who brought their activities for everyone to sample.

Massive thanks to all the teachers/staff and families who helped set up, run stalls and tidy up as we couldn't run it all without your support  Also huge thanks to everyone who sponsored stalls and donated raffle prizes.

International Visitors, by Mr Cassidy

Date: 8th Jul 2022 @ 12:28pm

Our week of international visitors culminated in the visit of 9 principals and school leaders on Friday.  We had visitors from:

  • Chile
  • Australia
  • China
  • Australia
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • Japan

Visitors were full of praise for our school.  They commented on:

  • Clear values of St George's
  • How happy the children were.
  • How dynamic our school felt.

Our staff love hosting visitors.  Their knowledge and experience enriches our school, celebrates our children and lifts the morale of everybody. 

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Ukraine Concert, by Mrs Jones

Date: 6th Jul 2022 @ 10:43am

We had a fabulous evening at our concert for Ukraine last night with children from Years 1-6 taking part in our celebration of music at St. George's and raising money for Ukraine.

Thanks to all our amazing performers and to staff and parents for their support.

Marvellous Mallory donates her hair, by Ms C Jones

Date: 1st Jul 2022 @ 4:18pm

The wonderful Mallory in year one donated her hair to the princess trust. What a wonderful cause, you are an inspiration Mallory!

Year 1 Celebration Event, by Ms C Jones

Date: 1st Jul 2022 @ 3:58pm

Our year one children had a wonderful time showing off their work to their families today. Everyone had a fantastic time and it was lovely to see our families back in St George's.

 

Science - Enthuse Celebration Event, by Miss Gough-Hughes

Date: 21st Jun 2022 @ 10:26pm

Over the last 18 months, St George's have been working closely with several cluster schools, undertaking an Enthuse partnership with STEM. We have been fortunate to gain this support to enhance our science curriculum within school, delivering engaging and exciting science lessons and collaborating with others to share knowledge. Our aim is to continue to raise the profile of STEM and support our children to see the opportunities available to them in the future.

As part of this partnership with STEM, we held an exciting celebration event at our school, whereby the schools came together to celebrate science. 10 children from each school (years 4-6) were chosen to be the representatives, completing activities including rocket mice, VR, outdoor learning minibeast hunting, floating & sinking etc. They also shared what they have been learning within science, in their school. 

The children had great fun attending this celebration event and they made us all very proud, being excellent representatives for our school. They proudly spoke to governors, our Enthuse coach and various staff members. Well done St George's! 

Year 1 Trip to Thurstaston, by Mrs Stewart

Date: 20th Jun 2022 @ 8:38am

The children in year 1 had a wonderful time at Thurstaston on Thursday. We were very lucky with the beautiful weather too! 

The children took part in several activities across different curriculum areas whilst on site.

For Science, the children hunted for lots of signs of Summer as part of our ongoing work on Seasons.

The children also practised some skills for sports day with an egg and spoon race and learning how to skip at speed. 

We are also looking at landscapes in art and what a beautiful landscape to sketch! 

Our main aim for the trip was to observe the different physcial features in Thurstaston compared to our village location. The children were in awe of the features they discovered.

We also must mention the exceptional behaviour of all children whilst on the trip, the staff tea

m were so proud of them. Also, a really big thank you to our wonderful parent helpers, we couldn't do our trips without you! Thank you for giving up your time.

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Opening the Will Allen Community Garden, by Mrs Walters

Date: 16th Jun 2022 @ 3:46pm

Today was a very special day at St George's as we officially opened the Will Allen Community Garden at upper site.

The garden is named after one of our former pupils Will, who sadly passed away after a prolongued illness, aged 14.

The year 6 choir sang as Will's family joined us to mark the opening of the garden - a tranquil and peaceful spot.

We discovered Will had been a keen gardener and we hope the garden will be a sanctuary for many as well as providing vegetables and flowers planted by pupils and families.

Concert for Ukraine Thursday 23rd June, by Mrs Jones

Date: 8th Jun 2022 @ 11:11am

Thursday 23rd June at 6.30 p.m.

Be sure to get your tickets for our first whole school music concert! 

All proceeds will go to Ukraine.

This will be a very special concert featuring all our music groups from St George's and showcasing musical opportunities at our school from both sites.

We will have children performing from the Lower Site Choir, Upper Site Choir, Amasing singers Year 5, ukeleles, guitars, violins and drumming.

Tickets are £3 and can be bought through Parent Pay.

All are welcome so spread the word! Please feel free to bring a picnic (no glass or alcoholic beverages). Soft drinks and ice lollies will be available during the interval.

See you there!

 

 

 

Crowning the competition winners, by Mrs Walters

Date: 27th May 2022 @ 3:28pm

We had some wonderful crowns created for our jubilee celebrations this week.

It was a difficult decision but our judges evertually chose a winner from each year group. they were:

Charlie in F1

Felix in F2

Harriet in year 1

Poppy in year 2

Ayden in year 3

Riley in year 4

Holly in year 5

Sophe in year 6

Well done to everyone who got involved!

Year 1 - Jubilee, by Mrs Horton

Date: 27th May 2022 @ 3:10pm

Year One had a great day celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. They all looked amazing dressed up in their 90's clothes. Well done year 1!

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