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Headteacher's weekly blog 20.11.20

Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 3:32pm

Thank you to everyone for your contribution during to Anti-Bullying week.   It is clear that you all want to work together to ensure we are united against bullying.  Each and every one of us has a part to play, to stand united against bullying.  Have a good weekend everyone. Stay safe and well.

 

Best wishes

 

Miss Murtagh

Headteacher's weekly blog 13.11.20

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 11:00am

11th November 2020

Thank you to each and every one of you who have supported the poppy appeal, and who are now wearing your poppy , band and badges with pride.  We were really proud of our Head Boy and Girl, who laid a wreath at the cenotaph, on behalf of our school community

Poppy Day

Remembrance Day is often referred to as Poppy Day, an expression derived from the customary red poppy that is often worn or made into poppy wreaths this time of the year.

In his poem “In Flanders Fields”, Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae spoke about the flower that bloomed in the battlefields of the Western Front. He compiled it at the front in 1915 after losing a friend in the Second Battle of Ypres. The last stanza of the poem goes as follows:

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

 

Headteachers weekly blog

Date: 2nd Oct 2020 @ 12:21pm

Congratulations to Brandon and Ava our New Head Boy and Girl and to Harvey and Poppy our Deputy Head Boy and Girl.  Mrs Grealis and I are looking forward to working with you as part of the Junior Leadership Team.  Also Congratulations to Jason who is the new Minister for Sport and Leasul who will take a shared responsibility as a Junior Safety Officer.

Well done everyone, you should be really proud of your achievements.

Have a good weekend.

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Headteacher's Weekly Update 18.9.2020

Date: 18th Sep 2020 @ 2:49pm

I have been super impressed to see you all coming to school in your full PE kit.  Everyone looks really sporty and your yellow hoodies look great.  I hope you enjoyed your PE session with Tom.  I was really impressed with everyone’s efforts.

Best Wishes

Miss Murtagh

Headteacher's Weekly Update

Date: 11th Sep 2020 @ 1:55pm

Well done Everyone!  We are very of you all.  I hope you enjoyed working with Coach Tom this week, either in your Class Bubble for a taster PE session or for a lunchtime activity club.  Coach Tom was really impressed with you behaviour and level of fitness.  We are all going to work on improving our overall fitness, particularly if there is an opportunity for you to be outside enjoying the fresh air as well.  Enjoy the weekend and stay safe.

Best wishes

Eileen Murtagh

Headteacher

Head Teacher's Weekly Blog

Date: 4th Sep 2020 @ 3:34pm

Congratulations everyone!  You should be very proud of yourselves.  This has been a very positive start to the school year. Enjoy the weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.

 

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Virtual Sports Day

Date: 2nd Jul 2020 @ 8:27am

Hello everyone, and welcome to St Luke's Virtual Sports Day.

We'd love to see you all taking part in the activities Mr Taylor has arranged for you. Please use this blog to let us see your photos and videos. Let's hope we get some good weather this year!

Please note your blog will not appear instantly, it has to come in via school and we will post it for you.

Mini Kickers Year 1

Date: 26th Feb 2020 @ 3:53pm

Mini Kickers Year 1

Well done to all of our year 1 class who took part in this football event.

They became the ‘Pink Panthers’ the ‘Blue Birds’ and the ‘White Lions’.

Special mentions to our 3 managers who helped organise the teams.

Everyone had lots of fun and shook hands at the end.

headteacher's Weekly update

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 5:55pm

I am really pleased you all enjoyed the Virtual Reality workshop this week.

The teacher's and I have been very impressed with the response to last weeks homework; where ideas were presented for this terms Eco Project.  The Ministers for the Envrionment will be sharing some of these ideas in their assembly.  In the meantime, please remind family members that we are collecting batteries again this year as part of our re-cycling endeavour.

I am looking forward to joining year three for their Enrolment mass on Saturday evening. I  hope you all have a good weekend.

Headteacher Weekly Update

Date: 22nd Nov 2019 @ 5:15pm

As part of our new behaviour policy, I have requested that those children who have gone over and above showing (model behaviour) are nominated by their class teacher to meet with the Headteadher and enjoy a drink of hot chocolate or a juice and a biscuit.  This is the ideal time for me to cathch up with the children and to hear what they have been doing to make a big impact.  I along with Mrs Grealis also had a chance to hear about things the children have particularly enjoyed throughout this week.  Topic work, new vocabulary and the Big Maths day were high on the agenda. 

Congratulations to Amelia, Lydia, Harvey, Zac, Lola, Chloe and George.  Who will be joing us next week?

Have a good weekend evrebody.

Headteacher's weekly update

Date: 15th Nov 2019 @ 5:19pm

Thank you to everyone who took part in the national ‘Odd Socks’ day.  By doing so, you were helping to raise awareness of Anti-Bullying Week and the importance of  showing  respect to one another.  RESPECT is one of our golden rules; we have been focusing on this through our new behaviour policy and through our Gospel values.  Following next weeks celebration assembly, I am looking forward to sharing a hot chocolate and a chat with those children who have been nominated for going over and above in their behaviour towards others. 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

 

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Frodsham Football y3/4 5/6

Date: 8th Nov 2019 @ 4:44pm

Football at Frodsham Leisure Centre

Thank you to Frodsham football club for organising this event.  Our year 3 and 4 team won the entire competition and go through to play in the finals at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.  What an opportunity to show teamwork and an enjoyment of sport.  Thank you to those parents who offered their support.  This event would not have been a success without you!

 

Congratulations to our year 5 and 6 team who missed narrowly missed out on the finals and finished a respectable 4th place out of 16 teams.  Mrs Harrogate said that everyone was a credit to our school.  Special mentions to each player taking a turn to go in goal so everyone go to get some outfield experience. 

Headteacher's weekly update

Date: 8th Nov 2019 @ 3:44pm

I would like to extend my congratualtions to year 3 and 4 football pupils who participated in the football competition on Thursday.  We are very proud of the fact that you all returned with a gold medal.  

Thank you to everyone who bought a poppy this week, I hope you will wear it with pride.  I will be attending the service at St.Lawrences on Sunday, the service begins at 10 am,  I look forward to seeing you there if you are able to attend.

I hope you all have a good weekend.

Best wishes.

Miss Murtagh

Headteacher's Weekly Update

Date: 25th Oct 2019 @ 4:02pm

During this final week of half term we have provided further enhancement to our curriculum with the continuation of the computer workshops.  As ever there was enthusiasm and excitement for learning.  When I spoke to pupils in year 3 and 4 they explained that they said…

I enjoyed creating an animation where people told funny jokes. We learnt about de-bugging and Alogrhythm.  It was really fun.” Thomas Redpath Year 3

“We went on Codo, we programmed a Robot to move. I enjoyed learning about programming.” Joseph Kennedy Year 4

The teachers are looking forward to their inset day on Monday 4th November where they will be developing their computing skills.

It was also very interesting hearing about the books each class has read during ‘Black History Month’  Children were chosen from each class to share who they have found out about and how they have changed the course of history.  Rosa Parks was one of the people who impressed the children with her resilience and determination to make a difference.

We had our St. Luke’s Feast Day mass yesterday; this was a special celebration with a focus on the life of our patron saint, Saint Luke.   Thank you Father Kenny and to all the children who contributed to the liturgy of the word, also a very big thank you to Mrs Gonzalez who led us in our singing.

We had a wonderful time at the Halloween Disco last night.  Everyone put such a lot of effort into their costumes, and as a result there was lots of fun on the dance floor.  On behalf of the children and staff, we would like to extend our thanks to our FoSL parents, who as ever worked extremely hard to make this another successful event.

We wish all our families a very happy and safe half term break. Children return to school on Tuesday 5th November.   Parent’s evenings will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evening, we look forward to meeting with parents and discussing pupil progress.  During this week we will be selling poppies on behalf of the British Legion we encourage everyone to support this very worthwhile cause.

On behalf of all the staff thank you to everyone for your continued support.

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Headteacher's weekly update

Date: 25th Oct 2019 @ 1:17pm

During this final week of half term we have provided further enhancement to our curriculum with the continuation of the computer workshops.  As ever there was enthusiasm and excitement for learning.  When I spoke to pupils in year 3 and 4 they explained that they said…

I enjoyed creating an animation where people told funny jokes. We learnt about de-bugging and Algorithms.  It was really fun.” Thomas Redpath Year 3

“We went on Codo, we programmed a Robot to move. I enjoyed learning about programming.” Joseph Kennedy Year 4

The teachers are looking forward to their inset day on Monday 4th November where they will be developing their computing skills.

It was also very interesting hearing about the books each class has read during ‘Black History Month’  Children were chosen from each class to share who they have found out about and how they have changed the course of history.  Rosa Parks was one of the people who impressed the children with her resilience and determination to make a difference.

We had our St. Luke’s Feast Day mass yesterday; this was a special celebration with a focus on the life of our patron saint, Saint Luke.   Thank you Father Kenny and to all the children who contributed to the liturgy of the word, also a very big thank you to Mrs Gonzalez who led us in our singing.

We had a wonderful time at the Halloween Disco last night.  Everyone put such a lot of effort into their costumes, and as a result there was lots of fun on the dance floor.  On behalf of the children and staff, we would like to extend our thanks to our FoSL parents, who as ever worked extremely hard to make this another successful event.

We wish all our families a very happy and safe half term break. Children return to school on Tuesday 5th November.   Parent’s evenings will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evening, we look forward to meeting with parents and discussing pupil progress.  During this week we will be selling poppies on behalf of the British Legion we encourage everyone to support this very worthwhile cause.

On behalf of all the staff thank you to everyone for your continued support.

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Black History Month

Date: 22nd Oct 2019 @ 4:40pm

As part of black history month we have been reading Benjamin Zepaniah's poetry in the book "We Are Britain!" This is a celebration of the "multicultural, mulitcoloured land where every child is equal and all children have a poem to calll their own". This has inspired us to write our own poems about "We are British. We are Britain!"

Black History Month

Date: 22nd Oct 2019 @ 3:49pm

As part of black history month we have been focusing on a book written by Virginia Kroll and illustrated by Nancy Carpenter called Masai and I.  This is about an American girl who learns about a Masai tribe at school.  She daydreams about what her life would have been like if she had been born in an East African tribe. Comparing her life and theirs, she celebrates the differences and the similarities and learns that she has her own spiritual and even physical kinship with them.

This is a fantastic text focussing on differences and links well with our current jigsaw topic.

Headteacher's weekly update

Date: 18th Oct 2019 @ 3:49pm

St. Luke Fun Fact Image

Happy Feast Day’

Today we celebrate the Feast of our Patron Saint, St. Luke.  The children enjoyed a fun afternoon being entertained by Key Strings.

Tonight, following the celebration of mass there will be a family social event in the parish centre.  Our mass of celebration will now take place on Thursday 24th October 10 am at Church. We kindly ask       volunteers to help us walk down to church.

Thank you to all the children who put themselves forward for the school council elections.  The new members were announced at assembly this morning.  They will be joining members from last year’s school council working together to come up with their action plan for this academic year. 

Our first meeting took place this morning; there was lots of enthusiasm about what they will be able to contribute.  Last year’s school council came up with the idea of creating an area where we can be quiet and calm. They presented their ideas to FoSL who helped with the fundraising of our mindfulness area.  It seemed appropriate that is where the photograph of this year’s school council was taken. 

Year 6 pupils were the first class to experience the computer workshop.  As you can see they had lots of fun learning new skills. We have lots to look forward to next week; continuation of the Computer workshops, year six, class assembly, our whole school mass on Thursday morning and our Halloween disco on Thursday evening.

Wishing you all an enjoyable weekend. 

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Headteacher's Weekly Update

Date: 11th Oct 2019 @ 4:58pm

We had the launch of our vocabulary tree this week.  It has been designed to help us grow our own use of vocabulary, as well as having a clear understanding of the meanings of each word. During yesterday’s learning walk I was really impressed with the way pupils are eager to improve their choice of vocabulary.  My word of the week is asteroid (Greek-aster – star) (Greek – asteroeides – starlike). 

Congratulations also to our Junior Leadership team; who were presented with their badges at assembly today. I am looking forward to meeting you, along with our new school council next Friday morning after assembly. 

Class 4 is the most improved legendary line this week, well done to all for a great team effort, you have each earned an extra five house points.  Which class will lead on the legendary line next week?

I hope you all have a good weekend.

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Headteacher's weekly update

Date: 7th Oct 2019 @ 8:23am

Headteachers's Weekly update - Friday 4th October 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in our ‘Brighten up our World’ non-uniform day, for Cafod’s Harvest Family Fast Day. Toni shared lots of important messages with us during Tuesday’s assembly. I don’t think I would like to walk miles every day before school, just to collect water.  Would you?  The money donated we will help to support children and their families who are less fortunate than us; making their world a brighter place too.

This week Class 5 are still taking the lead when it comes to legendary lining up, however, Class 4 are a close second.  Who will be the winner next week?

I hope you all have a good weekend.

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

 

Year 1 Library Trip

Date: 4th Oct 2019 @ 4:02pm

What an adventure we have had.  We went to explore Frodsham Library.  Jenny the librarian read us a few stories, Mr Taylor read us a poem for world poetry day and we got to use our library cards to take a book out.  Many thanks to Mrs Broome who helped this event run smoothly.

Headteacher's Update

Date: 27th Sep 2019 @ 12:14pm

This week, as part of focus on behaviour,  we have been working on ‘Legendary Lines’, taking the time to make sure our classes line up quickly and quietly and move sensibly around school.   This has improved as the week has gone on.  I have been particularly impressed with Class 5; they have been an excellent example to all.  Do you think your class could have a ‘Legendary Line’ next week?  I am ready to give out extra dojo’s and house points.

Have a good weekend.

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Daily Mile Track

Date: 4th Sep 2019 @ 3:44pm

Daily Mile Astroturf Track

Following investment over the summer our pupils came back to this surprise!

KS1 really enjoyed running on this newly laid surface.

Headteacher's Weekly Update

Date: 3rd Sep 2019 @ 5:45pm

I hope you have all enjoyed your summer holidays.  The teachers have been in school the past few days, working hard to get your classrooms ready for tomorrow.  They like me they are looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow and are excited to hear all about your holdiay experiences. 

Sleep well tonight ready for a prompt start to the new school year tomorrow.

Best wishes

 

Miss Murtagh

Headtecher's Weekly Update

Date: 23rd Jul 2019 @ 5:23pm

On behalf of all the staff at St. Luke's Catholic Primary School I would like to wish you and your family a very enjoyable summer break.

See you in September.

Best wishes

 

Miss Murtagh

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