Our children and their families are always so very kind at this time of year and want to do all that they can to spread the real meaning of Christmas.
During our collective worship this week the children were given a choice of 3 charities to support.
Nugent Care: This charity is very close to our hearts, as they do so much to support some of our families throughout the year. This year Nugent Care are asking for donations of new toys to give to children who may not receive any otherwise.
Action for Children: We have worked with this charity for 9 years. They have provided 12 month mentoring projects to some of our children who have experienced some personal problems throughout the year. This charity are collecting new Christmas pyjamas, so that children can go to bed on Christmas Eve in brand new Christmas pyjamas, while they are waiting for Santa to come.
The Hope Project: This charity works tirelessly throughout the year to feed the homeless people of Liverpool. This year they are asking for Christmas shoeboxes to give out to the homeless people while they are doing their rounds, showing them that people are thinking of them during the Christmas period.
Anti Bullying Week 2017
The children took part in many activities related to anti bullying last week.
We started the week with our usual whole school collective worship. We decided that if we could all follow the Word of Jesus and love one another there would certainly be less bullying in the world.
We have been reading the book, ‘It’s Okay to be Different’. Take a look at the attached document to see how our children feel about being different.
We were delighted to welcome the author, Jude Lennon, back to our school this week.
Jude has been doing a fantastic job, promoting the work of Bobby’s parents. Their message is clear – ‘ Slow Down for Bobby.’
Jude read her second book to the whole school from the’ Super Bob’ range. The key messages in this book are about parking outside of schools.
She left four very clear messages for the children to pass onto their families:
- Don’t park on zigzag lines; even for a few seconds.
- Don’t park on double yellow lines; even for a few seconds.
- Don’t park outside of the school gates; even for a few seconds.
- Don’t park on the kerbs.
We will be inviting Jude back into our school to work with our children, in becoming authors too!
We have started our new half term this morning, with a whole school collective worship. The children were told the parable of The Ungrateful Servant. The message of this story is that we must try to follow God’s path.
The children said that they would try to do this in the following ways- `
working as a team','putting others first', `being selfless and not selfish', `being more grateful', and `saying sorry'.
We look forward to seeing them live out these promises this week and following the path that Jesus taught us.
The whole school is a sea of red, in support of the Show Racism the Red Card initiative.
See class blogs to find out what the children have been doing about it in class.
Wow! What a fantastic week we have had! The children have thoroughly enjoyed this week (nearly as much as the teachers and parents).
Family Games Night was a phenomenal success. We had over 90 children, and their families, coming along to join us. The feedback was very positive, we have collated them all in a large floor book.
The staff, and children, of Year 6 organised an amazing Glow Disco last night; this was part of their enterprise imitative. Again, this was a great success and was a lovely end to the half term.
What an exciting week we have ahead of us- maths, maths and more maths!
All classes have packed timetables of problem solving, puzzles and games. They will also be dedicating some time to their enterprise ideas, which they are doing incredibly well with.
We have had another visit from Lloyds Bank, they have asked us to be involved in an exciting new initiative, which will help us with budgeting, planning and spending. Our School Business Manager, Mrs Askew, also visited the classes to share with the children how she uses Maths in all areas of her role.
On Wednesday evening, we are having a fun filled Family Games Night– all families are welcome to join us for some healthy competition!
On Thursday our Year 6 children have planned an after school disco for the Juniors; this is part of their enterprise initiative – they have now trebled their £30.00. They are going to but some disco lights with their profits. They will be selling some items that they have produced to further increase their profits.
I am so proud of all the work that the staff and children have put into making sure that Maths really is fun in our school and that we all realise the importance of developing our maths skills in order to build our futures.
Updates of how the week went will be on the next blog …..