Year 6: St George's News items

6C Navy Day Workshop, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 28th Feb 2024 @ 12:45pm

6C thoroughly enjoyed their workshop this morning with Paul and Wez from the Royal Navy. They were put through their paces during an energetic drill before building a communication tower meeting specific criteria. What a wonderful Wednesday we have had!

6A Royal Navy Day, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 28th Feb 2024 @ 12:40pm

6A have enjoyed an energetic workshop whims morning with members of the Royal Navy. Paul and Wez put children through their paces with listening drills before teams were tasked with building communication towers. Children showed outstanding teamwork skills today and would like to thank Paul and Wez for their enthusiasm.

6B Royal Navy workshop, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 28th Feb 2024 @ 10:30am

6B have just enjoyed a fantastic workshop led by Paul and Wez from the Royal Navy. Children practised their listening skills during drills before utilising their teamwork skills to construct a communication tower. The class really worked together to meet the criteria and be successful. We've all really enjoyed the morning and have learnt some valuable facts about working in the Royal Navy. Thank you to Paul and Wez for their time and enthusiasm.

Year 6 Royal Navy Careers Day, by Mrs Taylor

Date: 28th Feb 2024 @ 9:25am

Year 6 have enjoyed an assembly this morning with the Royal Navy. We have learnt about different roles within the Navy and have heard about experiences of serving members. We are looking forward to participating in workshops with Paul and Wez throughout the day.

World Book Day Costume Swap Success, by Mrs Walters

Date: 16th Feb 2024 @ 3:48pm

Thank you everyone who brought costumes in to swap at lower site today. Lots of people took away some new outfits to wear on World Book Day.

We will run the swap again after half term so if anyone would like to bring items in they would be very welcome.

F2 Books for Bedtime event., by Miss Birch

Date: 8th Feb 2024 @ 9:13am

 

“Being read to provides comfort for children, improving their concentration and focus. Being read to gives children knowledge to understand and talk about the world around them. When children understand what is being read this helps them understand how words, phrases and sentences are put together.” Gov.uk Help for Early Years Providers. 

At St Georges reading is at the heart of our curriculum and all of our children have access to a range of high quality literature. We read a decodable book once a day in our phonic sessions and take one home each Friday alongside a story book for our grown ups to read to us. This week we have enjoyed our 'Books for Bedtime' event when we learnt all about the importance of reading. We come into school in the evening wearing our pyjamas and got cosy under the twinkling fairy lights. We then enjoyed listening to storys with props, puppets and masks. We even have a yummy hot chocolate and biscuit.

 

 

Panto fun for year 6 pupils!, by Mrs Walters

Date: 19th Jan 2024 @ 12:00pm

Congratulations to year 6 pupils Bethany and Hollie who appeared in this years Nova Award Winning Crysanthamum's Pantomime - Aladdin!

They are pictured here with Wishie Washie, played by John Sprung-Murphy, a former employee with St George’s Dragon Club!

Festive Fun with Christmas Dinner!, by Mrs Walters

Date: 20th Dec 2023 @ 3:53pm

A huge thank you to our amazing catering team who served hundreds of Christmas lunches to staff and pupils today at lower site!

Tomorrow they do it all again at upper site!

 

Loving reading at St George's, by Mrs Walters

Date: 23rd Nov 2023 @ 4:12pm

We had lots of bookworms at the Scholastic Book Fair this week!

Families joined us after school each day to buy books and stationary items and the event was a great success.

Thank you to the staff who helped on the nights and to all the parents and carers who came along.

Happy reading!

Food Tasting Fun, by Mrs Walters

Date: 23rd Nov 2023 @ 4:04pm

Thank you to everyone who came along and enjoyed some food samples after school this week.

Families from EYFS to years 5 and 6 were invited into school to try some of the Catering team's delicious food and see what we offer at lunchtimes.

The team was also on hand to answer questions about everything from fussy eaters to allergies.

It all went down very well with lots of positive comments.

 

Parking Watch at Topsite!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 23rd Nov 2023 @ 9:37am

Topsite's Eco Council were out in full force on Tuesday afternoon! With the help from our Active Travel Officer, Chris Malburn, we created a tally to spot parking that was great and that could be better. We will be hosting another parking watch event next week to gather more data! 

Chris commented, "Many thanks to the pupils from St George’s topsite who joined me to review the parking situation on the roads outside of the school site at the end of the school day. The pupils learned about what parking restrictions mean, and some of the ways they can protect people. We then walked along Claremount Road to survey how well cars were parked, ranking them as “good”, “bad”, and “could be better”. On the whole parking was mostly good, but many pupils had gone home early due to activities going on in school. We will be comparing this to a more usual day in the coming weeks, and reporting back"

 

 

Year 6 Aspirations Afternoon!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 22nd Nov 2023 @ 2:33pm

Thank you to an overwhelming number of Y6 parents who joined the staff for our Y6 Aspirations Afternoon - an opportunity for parents to look at their children's books and discuss targets. It was a mutually-beneficial experience for staff and parents alike.

Also displayed were the beautiful collaborative wire poppies. Each child made a petal showcasing their new-found wire sculpting techniques! 

We very much look forward to upcoming violin concerts, which we will email about in due course.

Year 6 Take Over Chester Zoo!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 22nd Nov 2023 @ 2:14pm

Last week, Year 6 were fortunate enough to visit Chester Zoo to marvel at the wonderous inhabitants and learn about how they have adapted over time. We also read more about the conservation efforts made by Chester Zoo & its supporters to ensure all creatures are cared for safely - especially to those at risk of extinction. Have a look through our pictures of a phenomenal day! 

Chester Zoo 

 

Conservation

 

What can we do to help?

 

Year 5-6 Enrichment Trip to See Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Mr Cassidy

Date: 17th Nov 2023 @ 10:09am

Mr Cassidy and a team of staff had the pleasure of accompanying 40 lucky year 5 and 6 pupils to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical at the Empire Theatre on Wednesday.  Children travelled on the train and had a late school night.

Everybody enjoyed the show (and the free treats).  Mr Cassidy highlighted;

“What a pleasure it was to take our children out, enjoy a fabulous show and be proud of our children’s conduct and maturity.   A huge thank you to the staff for voluntarily giving up their evening to support the children.”

 

 

Violin in Year 6, by Miss M Jones

Date: 15th Nov 2023 @ 1:45pm

Preparations are well underway for our festive violin concert on the 21st December. The children have been demonstrating a real resilience to be proud of. See you there! 

Snack Shack Debut!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 15th Nov 2023 @ 1:39pm

What a wonderful first day the Snack Shack had on Topsite! Our amazing catering team had provided delicious, low sugar snacks to our children (with dairy free/gluten free versions available) at a cost of 50p per item! The Snack Shack was voted in last academic year by Topsite pupils, and is being manned by our School Councillors on a rota. On our first day, we made £58.20!

Topsite Road Safety Week Preparations Begin!, by Miss M Jones

Date: 15th Nov 2023 @ 1:24pm

Yesterday, Chris Malburn came to St. George's to talk all things road safety!

 

Chris is our Active Travel Officer, and he will be helping our Eco Warriors and our school with some very important events around Walk To School week.

He discussed the importance of travelling actively to school and also spoke about the exciting Wheelie Breakfast/Bling Your Ride event happening at Topsite on Tuesday 21st November @  08:15am! More details of this event is in our newsletter, on emails, and pictures below. 

 

We cannot wait to see your blinged rides and feet next Tuesday!! 

Careers Assembly - civil servant and diplomat, by Mrs Coleman

Date: 7th Nov 2023 @ 11:46am

Recently years 5 and 6 had the opportunity of a careers assembly with Chris Hay, civil servant and diplomat. We learned what these job titles mean and the diverse and interesting opportunities there are in these roles. 

  • language learning
  • travel
  • representing the government 
  • living in different places
  • meeting and working with different people (and Palmerston the cat!)
  • Developing UK businesses abroad

 

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Y6 Arrive at Condover, by Mr Nathan

Date: 6th Nov 2023 @ 6:13pm

Light showers; sun shining between bare branches of naked trees; squelchy mud underfoot; rainbows overarching the grounds, welcoming us in with open arms. 

Our first few hours at Condover have been eventful. We've even had children making their own beds with their fresh bed linen.

Flower Show Achievement, by Mrs Walters

Date: 1st Nov 2023 @ 12:09pm

We were very pleased to receive a certificate of achievement for the garden created for the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park this summer.

Congratulations to Miss Jones and Miss Pickering who did amazing work setting up entry in the show.

The garden was based on a journey through Middle Earth and can be seen outside reception at upper site.

 

 

Football teams' fundraiser for damaged defibrillator, by Mrs Walters

Date: 19th Oct 2023 @ 12:49pm

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who donated to this fundraiser. The club has reached the £1,000 target and is now waiting to have the defib machine fitted.

 

A member of our staff team is raising funds to replace a vital defibrillator, which had the battery stolen, leaving it unusable.

John Evans, St George’s Finance and Office Manager, is a football coach with the Cheshire Girls Football League Wirral.  

For the last five years they have had a defibrillator on hand and readily available for anyone to use at Arrowe Park playing fields, where it can be instantly accessed should the need arise.

They were absolutely horrified on Saturday 14th October to discover someone had stolen the battery pack that provides the power in case of emergency use.

The battery can only be accessed by removing the unit from its zipped up case and deliberately releasing it via a catch. The battery pack itself is of no use as it only fits the defibrillator but costs £280 to replace.

John said: “We are truly astonished at the depths someone has plunged to. The thought that someone has been so callous as to prevent the operation of life saving equipment goes beyond all understanding!!

The teams that use the playing fields are now raising funds to replace the defibrillator and add a special case to keep it safer.

If you would like to support them please visit their Gofundme page at:

https://gofund.me/03e0c0aa

Boxing Fundraiser for Autism Together, by Mrs Walters

Date: 13th Oct 2023 @ 1:59pm

One of our parents is fundraising for Autism Together by taking on a White Collar Boxing Match!

Terri Ann Simon, who has children in EYFS, years 1, 3 and 4, will be taking part in the Ultra White Collar Boxing event at Liverpool Olympia on Saturday 9th December.

If you would like to donate to her JustGiving Page you can click on the link below:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Terri-ann-Simon?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=Terri-ann-Simon&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=f31b62bb895447bdb2c89f5594a7e0ef.

For more information about the event visit:

https://www.liverpoololympia.co.uk/events/ultra-white-collar-boxing-3/

 

Year 6 Football Tournament, by Mr Knowles

Date: 10th Oct 2023 @ 5:02pm

Last night, our Year 6 football team had their opening tournament of the year. The team performed admirably, showing fantastic attitudes on and off the field. Despite winning 2 games and drawing the other, it was not enough for us to qualify for the next round and unfortunately went out on goal difference. The team couldn't do anything more and even managed to not concede in any of the games. Well done to all of the players and we look forward to our next fixtures soon. We are very proud of you all.

Well done to gymnast Gabriella!, by Mrs Walters

Date: 18th Sep 2023 @ 2:50pm

Congratulations to year 6 pupil Gabriella who competed in the British Tumbling Championships in Birmingham at the weekend.

Gabriella took part in the youth category for ages 10-12 and having just turned 10 was placed a fantastic 17th out of 27.

Gabriella, her coaches and her family are very proud - the event was amazing, great fun and she was thrilled to represent Wirral Gymnastics Club in her first British champions competition.

Friends and family were able to support her by watching the live link at home.

Fantastic Florals at RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park, by Miss M Jones

Date: 22nd Jul 2023 @ 7:45pm

Back in February, St. George's were successful in our application to display at Tatton Park's annual flower show - RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
The hard work began: researching, desgining, planting and building galore! Our garden was a wondrous delve into the mystical, literary world of J. R. R. Tolkien, and included aspects from two of his most famous works, The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings. With expert guidance from Miss J Jones and Miss Pickering, we decided that our garden should be a biodiverse haven: attracting as many different species of wildlife as possible. With funds we had raised, we were able to source verbena, cosmos, germanium, chamomile, salvia, grasses, echinacea, sanguisorbe, achillea, rubeckea, borage, stock and lobelia to make our design a reality! We also procured the skills of local artist, Barry Canning-Eaton (Mermaid Trail sculptor) to construct a flower-breathing dragon of epic proportions!

 

RHS Flower Show is on at Tatton until 5pm Sunday 23rd July. If you're able to pop along, make sure you keep a look out for our display behind the Schools Tent!

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