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World Cup 

To tie in with the World Cup,  we've been focusing on healthy lifestyles throughout the school this term, promoting healthy eating choices and exercise.  All classes have researched different countries taking part in the tournament and for National Sports Week, which included our own 'World Cup' football tournament, our 4 house teams became competing countries.  (Blue = Iceland, Red = Egypt, Green = Nigeria, Yellow = Columbia)

Check back soon for more details.

Recycling Project

As Silver Eco-Award holders, looking after the planet and caring about the environment is a big part of our school ethos.  Our Eco-warriors in each class ensure children throughout the school don't forget what a difference we can make if we all do our part.

This year we decided to collaborate with our partner school in France so that both schools could share their learning about recycling opportunities in each other's countries.

 

Recycling Project

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Here is a video of some of the things children have done throughout the school about recycling.

Recycling Project - France

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Here are some examples of the work our partner school in France have been doing about sustainable development and composting.

Fairtrade Fortnight

This year's Fairtrade Fortnight has been jam-packed with activities.  Throughout the two weeks, all children have been learning about the importance of buying and supporting Fairtrade. 

Global Learning Students

We were lucky to have Global Learning students from Hope University back again with us this year to deliver fun, educational sessions in every class, including:

  • Delivering a whole school assembly
  • Discussing how to support Fairtrade
  • Promoting and educating abut Fairtrade
  • Fairtrade products
  • Countries where Fairtrade takes place
  • EYFS - talking about how to be fair and linking to PSE

Fairtrade Baking & Cake Sale

Every class in school baked cakes using Fairtrade ingredients.  These cakes were sold at a Fairtrade Cafe, where our Fairtrade Reps chatted to parents, carers and other visitors, encouraging them to buy Fairtrade and explaining the importance of supporting Fairtrade.  They were very convincing!

 

Here are a selections of visitors thought from the comments books:

 

"What a great turn out again for a very good cause.  Well done kids and teachers and helpers."

 

"Nice to see all the kids getting involved."

 

"Lovely cakes and drinks.  The girls enjoyed telling us how the cakes were made."

 

"Cakes were delicious, children really had a lovely morning and all children did a brill job."

 

Fairtrade Fortnight photographs

Celebrating Epiphany - King or Queen for a day

Mrs Golding gave a whole school assembly about the three wise men and the Epiphany.  We learned about some of the different ways this is celebrated all over the world.

Every class chose a King or Queen for a day who got to make special decisions in class.  Children throughout the school wrote about what they would do if they really were King or Queen for a day.  Have a look at some examples below.

Epiphany - written responses (whole school)

Epiphany - written responses  (whole school) 1 Reception example
Epiphany - written responses  (whole school) 2 Reception example
Epiphany - written responses  (whole school) 3 Year 1 example
Epiphany - written responses  (whole school) 4 Year 2 example
Epiphany - written responses  (whole school) 5 Year 3 example
Epiphany - written responses  (whole school) 6 Year 4 example
Epiphany - written responses  (whole school) 7 Year 5 example
Epiphany - written responses  (whole school) 8 Year 6 example

French Festivals - cultural exchange

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Our partner school in France sent Year 5 this information about traditional celebrations in France. Mrs Golding translated for us. We realised we can work out a lot using our knowledge of our own language. See how much you can understand.

Cultural Exchange - Tour of Liverpool

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In response to the slideshows sent to us by our partner school in France, we sent them this tour of Liverpool

Christmas Traditions - Cultural exchange

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We sent this to our partner school in France to share our Christmas traditions with them.

Cultural exchange

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Our partner school in France, Ecole Les Mogets in Loisin, sent us some information about France and a virtual tour of their capital city, Paris.

Christmas Carol Concert

Years 5 & 6 put on their annual Christmas carol concert at St. Nicholas' Church.  Thank you to all parents, carers and other members of the community who came along to hear the readings and listen to the children singing.  Did you spot that the last verse of Silent Night was in French? 

Silent Night

 

Silent night! Holy night!
All is calm all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Sleep in heavenly peace!

 

Silent night! Holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar

Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia
Christ the Saviour is born.

Christ the Saviour is born!

 

Douce nuit, sainte nuit
Dans les cieux ! L'astre luit.
Le mystère annoncé s'accomplit
Cet enfant sur la paille endormi,
C'est l'amour infini.
C'est l'amour infini.

World War I / Remembrance

To mark the centenary of World War I this year, each year group spent two weeks of English lessons focused on an element of history linked to World War I.  Work was chosen from each class for display on the corridors.  

As we do every year, we finished with a remembrance service and a minute's silence held outside.  We were honoured to be joined by members of the Royal British Legion, who played The Last Post, and Year 6 pupils recited the first world war poem In Flanders Fields, by John McCrae.  Once again, we were very happy to welcome parents, carers and members of the wider community to join us for our minute's silence.  We were all very proud of all of the children, who were so well behaved and respectful.  

 

 

World War 1 / Remembrance

Black History Month - October  

The aim of Black History Month is to spread awareness of and pride in Black contributions to British society, and for children to gain an understanding of Black history in general.

 

Throughout October, children throughout the school have been finding out about important black figures in history, such as Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. Year 6 have been reading the book Journey to Jo'burg by Beverley Naidoo  and learning about how awful apartheid was. Have a look at the photograph of them ripping up the apartheid rules.

 

We finished the month off with a visit from The Journeyman storyteller, Jake Evans who worked with each class telling stories about local black history including stories about:  

  • Prince Warabo - the African prince buried in Frodsham, whose father (King Jaja of Opobo) traded directly with Liverpool.
  • John Archer - the Liverpool boy who became the first black mayor in London.
  • Chloe Gambia - the African slave girl who became a housekeeper in Runcorn.
  • And the Confederate ship built at Birkenhead
  • The Black American GIs stationed at Burtonwood 

 

Jake Evans really brought the stories to life.  The children were so engaged in their story sessions.

Black History Month - October

European Day of Languages - 26th September 2017

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We celebrate European Day of Languages every year. This year we decided to fly with Halsnead Airlines. This is a video of the powerpoint presentation we sent to our partner school in France, with a little singing treat at the end!

European Day of Languages - Written responses (whole school)

European Day of Languages - Written responses (whole school) 1 Year 2 example
European Day of Languages - Written responses (whole school) 2 Year 2 example
European Day of Languages - Written responses (whole school) 3 Year 3 example
European Day of Languages - Written responses (whole school) 4 Year 4 example
European Day of Languages - Written responses (whole school) 5 Year 5 example
European Day of Languages - Written responses (whole school) 6 Year 6 example

International Day of Peace - 21st September 2017

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The theme for International Day of Peace 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”
We celebrated International Day of Peace throughout the school in many different ways: writing recipes for peace, creating peace dove collages, using our bodies to spell out messages of peace, learning and singing a song of peace, learning about Martin Luther King's 'I have a Dream' speech, writing about our dreams for peace...and many more. Here is a video collage of some of our activities. We sent this video to our partner schools in France and Japan. Check back soon to see how they responded!

Collaborative Peace Project with partner school in Japan

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Aoba International School responded to our International Day of Peace video by sharing their Origami Crane Project with us. We responded by making our own cranes, too!
(You might need to pause the video to read the first few slides.)

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