Year 2: St George's News items
Year 2 Christmas Choir at St Hilary's Church, by Mrs Cameron-Ivanov
Date: 4th Dec 2023 @ 11:03am
On Sunday evening, Mrs Malloy, Mrs Eaton and Mrs Cameron-Ivanov were joined by the year 2 Christmas Choir at St Hilary's to perform at the annual Christingle service to mark the start of advent.
The children were joined by parents, carers and other family members for the service. It was wonderful to see so many families join us.
The choir sang beautifully, all their rehearsals and learning of the words at home was clear to see. Well done to the year 2 Christmas Choir! You helped make the Christingle service magical!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
For more information about the event visit:
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.
Year 1 and 2 Trip to Tam O Shanter Farm, by Mrs Cameron-Ivanov
Date: 3rd Jul 2023 @ 11:11am
Children from year 1 and 2 had the opportunity to visit Tam O Shanter Farm on Saturday. We had a great time seeing all of the animals, including alpacas, sheep, goats, pigs and many more! We learnt about what food each animal likes to eat, and even got to feed some of them. We made special snacks for rabbits using cardboard rolls, which help keep their teeth from growing too long. Later on, we had a go at den building in teams. It was great fun!
Computer Training Success, by Mrs Walters
Date: 27th Jun 2023 @ 11:53am
St George's hosted a successful training session last week for Crumble Controllers.
School staff were joined by teams from other local primary schools and Teach Computing Cheshire and Wirral.
The company took to Twitter to say a big thank you.
VR fun in year 4, by Mrs Walters
Date: 15th Jun 2023 @ 11:15am
Year 4 had a great time using the VR headsets this week to explore the rainforest.
The children used the nunchucks to move around and were able to see all the plants and animals in real life.
Sophia said: 'I enjoyed the VR because it felt like I was in the real world.'
Eliza thought the VR sets were amazing and said: 'You can see lots of different animals, plants and trees and it's really fun.'
Wirral Coastal Walk Success, by Mrs Walters
Date: 15th Jun 2023 @ 9:45am
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Wirral Coastal Walk on Sunday - and thank you to everyone who sponsored our staff team!
They walked the full 12.5 miles to raise money for our year 4 pupil Daisy Scamp's family. Daisy is currently undergoing extensive treatment for Myeloid Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. More than £1,000 has been raised on the Go Fund Me page since half term making the total raised more than £5,200.
One of our year 3 teachers, Mrs Kisby, also took part in a sponsored 100km run throughout May after being challenged by her daughter!
Also thank you to everyone who donated by putting money in the collection buckets last week - we raised a further £250, which is amazing!
If you would like to donate to the Daisy fund please visit: https://gofund.me/6bf02bac
Co-op Funding Boost for Sensory Garden, by Mrs Walters
Date: 12th Jun 2023 @ 2:57pm
A huge thank you to the Co-op in Wallasey Village who kindly donated £150 to the PTA from their local community fund.
Store manager Barrie Blythyn presented Mr Nathan and Mrs Roberts with the checque and the money will beused for a sensory garden at upper site.
Year 1 and 2 RNLI Beach Safety Assembly, by Mrs Cameron-Ivanov
Date: 23rd May 2023 @ 2:46pm
Today we had a visit from Andy and Sadie who are beach lifeguards all around the Wirral. We have lots of water surrounding us, because we live on a peninsula which means we have water on 3 sides of our land. These are the River Mersey, River Dee and the Irish Sea.
We learnt that RNLI stands for Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Next year the RNLI is 200 years old! They were founded in 1824, and used to use rowing boats to go out and rescue people, but today they have big boats that are almost unsinkable.
When you see the flag flying outside of a station, that means they’re on duty. They have stations in New Brighton, West Kirby and Hoylake, as well as beach patrols all around our coast. The RNLI have some different flags that they use. The red and yellow flag means it is safe for swimming, the red flag means DANGER and it is not safe to play in the sea. The next flag is black and white which means the area is for surfing and the final flag is orange and says “no inflatables” which means no blow up toys because it’s dangerous and you could get blown out to sea.
We talked about what we should do if we want to go swimming in the sea.
Before we go swimming in the sea, we need to stop and think about where is safe to swim. We should only swim on lifeguarded beaches. Swimming in the sea is very different to swimming in a swimming pool because we don’t know how deep the sea can be, or what dangers are beneath the surface.
It is really important to stay with your family and friends when you’re at the beach, so that you don’t get lost. If you do get lost, you can go to a lifeguard in their red and yellow uniform and they will help you.
We must be prepared when you go to the beach. Remember to take a sun hat, sunglasses, sun cream and water to drink.
If we fall into the water or find ourselves in a rip current, there are some things we can do to help ourselves. We can take deep breaths to stay calm, float in a starfish shape, wave our arm to catch attention and shout help! In a rip current you should try to swim parallel to the shore to get out of it.
We can call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard if we see someone struggling out in the water. We must not go in ourselves to help. The coastguard will know exactly what to do!
Year 2 Sponsored Circuit Challenge, by Mrs Horton
Date: 18th May 2023 @ 5:19pm
Year 2 have been busy enjoying the sunshine this week, while raising money for Nathan Young. Nathan is an ex pupil who is representing Great Britain at the World Deaf Championships in Argentina. Unlike GB para swimmers, deaf swimmers get no funding towards this. Nathan is leading a campaign to try and change this and get equality for deaf athletes. Year 2 have collected sponsorship for taking part in a speedy circuit challenge. Nathan came along to support. The children had a lot of fun.
Year 1 and Year 2's Coronation Celebration, by Mrs Stewart
Date: 5th May 2023 @ 1:08pm
The children in Year One and Two have had lots of fun celebrating King Charles III's coronation today. We started our day with a parade around the school garden's, waving our flags and cheering! Later, we enjoyed a celebratory picnic in the outdoor classroom. Year 2 went in the hall as the rain came just as our lunchtime began. Typical English weather!
We crowned our best dressed King and Queen, who recieved a lovely lego prize for their hard work on their outfits. Thank you for all of your hardwork, it was such a tricky decision to make!
We hope our families enjoy the celebrations this weekend and we look forward to hearing all about it on Tuesday, when we return to school.
Molly's Fabulous Fundraising Bid, by Mrs Walters
Date: 4th May 2023 @ 10:40am
One of our fabulous year 6 children is raising funds for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie through Swimathon 2023.
Molly's grandad is currently going through chemotherapy and her family, and St George's, are very proud of her and hope she reaches her £1,500 target.
If you would like to sponsor her please follow the Just Giving link below.
F2-Year 6 Oracy Showcase, by Mrs Cameron-Ivanov
Date: 31st Mar 2023 @ 9:57am
Throughout this half term, children across all year groups have been learning about what human rights are and why we have them. Put simply, we now know that human rights are rights that everyone has, just for being human.
Each year group chose a human right to focus on and then put together an oracy based performance linked to their chosen right.
F2 have been reading Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson. In the story the animals discover that their lives are better when they work together. They linked this to the right of “Everyone has the right to a safe place to live”.
Year 1 created poems about jobs and how we all have the right to have a job. They looked at different jobs and the children discussed what they might want to be when they grow up.
Year 2 created a poem called “If I were in charge of the World”. This was linked this to the human right of “everyone has the right to leisure and play”. They thought about all the things
they could get rid of, so that everyone could have more time for the things they enjoy doing.
Year 3 worked together to create a poem all about children’s human rights. They were fortunate enough to perform their poem at a recent Y3/4 Wirral Schools Poetry Festival at
Park Primary School where they came 2nd place out of 7 schools. They even incorporated their drumming skills into their performance.
Year 4 also worked together to understand and explain how we have the right to think and voice our opinions freely. They worked in small groups to create short drama performance to show different examples of how people can think and voice their opinions freely.
Year 5’s focus has been on the right to an education. They began by looking at three verse poems and annotated patterns within them and how the verses varied between each one.
From here, they wrote a first draft of their own poems before editing and refining them to create a final piece, all the time reflecting on the meaning of their human right.
In Year 6, they focused on the right to seek asylum. They wanted their speeches to be emotive and thought provoking, so started by researching statistics and facts about asylum
seekers across the globe. They then began writing speeches to inform people about the horrific conditions some refugees and asylum seekers are facing in our current climate. After
watching some famous speeches, such as Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech, they practised presenting their speeches to engage and inform an audience.
All year groups worked hard looking at the different strands of oracy: physical, cognitive, linguistic and social and emotional, and used these to enhance their performances.
A big well done to everyone who took part, and congratulations to those children who got to the final of our oracy showcase and performed at Holy Apostles and and Martyr's Parish Church. It was a pleasure to see all of the children perform for their grown ups and I think everyone would agree that the standards of oracy were high.
Thank you to Holy Apostles and and Martyr's Parish Church for hosting our oracy showcase, and to all the staff that made the event possible.
Please take some time to watch the performances and have a look at the photographs below.
2B & 2C's trip to Birkenhead Park, by Miss Gough-Hughes
Date: 29th Mar 2023 @ 9:54am
2B & 2C had an excellent time at Birkenhead Park, despite the incredibly wet weather we had. During the day, we met the park ranger Hannah, who gave us some maps and taught us how to use these to make our way to different locations around the park. We had to try to spot where the different photographs were taken, during our orienteering experience. We also got to visit the onsite forest school with our forest school leader Miss Nall. We had great fun in the forest, searching for minibeasts in their microhabitat, explaining what conditions these microhabitats had, building our own microhabitat and even doing some pond dipping. The highlight of our forest school visit was sliding around in the mud and getting very dirty due to the bad weather. A big thank you to the parents who helped us on our trip, despite the rain!
2A and 2D Trip to Birkenhead Park, by Mrs Cameron-Ivanov
Date: 27th Mar 2023 @ 4:03pm
We have had an excellent day out at Birkenhead Park. Our day invloved lots of exciting activities, inclduing time in forest school where we hunted for mini-beasts, made micro-habitats and even did some pond dipping! We also completed an orienteering course where we followed a map around the park to see if we could spot where certain photographs had been taken.
We hope you enjoy looking through our photographs.
Year 2 - British Science Week, by Miss Gough-Hughes
Date: 16th Mar 2023 @ 3:49pm
The year two's have had a great week celebrating science week. They have enjoyed using the iPad's to research food chains and read science books to help them sort images of animal food chains. Additionally, they have loved finding out about different scientists and drawing a scientist, recognizing that anybody can be a scientist. One of the best parts, was our science ambassadors bravely stepping up in front of their class, to teach the other children about different innovations throughout the year. Well done science ambassadors!
Year 1 and 2 Oracy Showcase - Human Rights, by Mrs Cameron-Ivanov
Date: 14th Mar 2023 @ 10:53am
Over the last couple of weeks, year 1 and 2 have been learning about Human Rights. We know that these are rights that everyone has, just for being human.
Each year group chose a human right to focus on. Year 1 did "Everyone has the right to a job", and wrote poems called "When I Grow Up", a line in their poems said "I'll work and learn until it's my turn, to find the right job for me"
Year 2 did "Everyone has the right to rest and leisure". Their poems had the title "If I were in charge of the World" and listed all the things we'd like to get rid of, and all the games and leisure we would like to have more of.
Within our classes, we put together a poem based on our chosen right, we then rehearsed and performed them in our classes and had a vote for the group that demonstrated the best oracy skills. We focused on physical oracy: taking clearly, gesture and posture, speed and volume of talk and expression in our voices.
The chosen groups from each class then performed their poem in front of all of year 1 and 2 in the hall for our Oracy Showcase. We invited some year 3 children to come and judge our showcase, and they gave each group excellent feedback based on our oracy framework.
Each group worked really hard on their performance and we could tell they had been practising.
The winning class for year 2 was 2A, and the winning class for year 1 was 1C. They will be taking part in a school wide oracy showcase, with children from F2 to 6, and will perform their poems at our local church.
Spring Term OGDEN Trust Newsletter, by Mr Cassidy
Date: 14th Feb 2023 @ 8:27am
This term's OGDEN Triust newsletter can be read by clicking on the attached document. We are delighted to be leading such a stong, dynamic partnership to promote Science ediucation in Wirral schools.
Football fun with an England legend, by Mrs Walters
Date: 14th Feb 2023 @ 11:29am
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!