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Reception and Year 1 Trip to the Beach, by Mr Taylor

Date: 19th Jul 2019 @ 4:19pm

The rain didn’t stop us!

Reception and year 1 set of for their final trip of the year.  They went to explore New Brighton and discovered a pirate ship!

Some children even said that they saw Pirate Tom and Mr Grinling from The Light House Keepers Lunch.

The weather was against us but we spoke to the Lifeguards who told us about water safety, watched lots of ships sailing and even got to explore the fairy gardens in Vale Park.

Special thank you to the parents who braved the weather and came with us to make this trip a success.

 

Headteacher's Weekly update , by Miss Murtagh

Date: 19th Jul 2019 @ 10:44am

 

Congratulations to our year 6 pupils and to our Key Stage 2 Choir for the excellent performance of Robin Hood and the Sherwood Buddies  .  We were so proud out of each and every one of you. 

Our leavers mass on Thursday was a very special celebration of all their skills, talents and achievements.  Our Key Stage one pupils sang beautifully, thank you to Mrs Gonzalez who has been coming into school to lead hymn practices.

You will have noticed the new canopy in our mindfulness area.  Friend of St. Luke’s have bought this for us to make this area a place that you can sit quietly, talk to friends, read a book or do some colour and calm.  We hope you will look forward to using this area next term.

I hope you all have a very enjoyable weekend.

Best wishes

 

Miss Murtagh

 

Headteacher's Weekly Update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 12th Jul 2019 @ 4:11pm

This week pupils and staff had the opportunity to say thank you to the many people who work tirelessly to support our school.  The year six pupils served afternoon tea. The younger pupils entertained with their singing.   We hope everyone enjoyed the afternoon. 

Many of our year, six pupils have been attending their new high schools this week. I know everyone is now beginning to think about the next  academic year and the new challenges that lie ahead.  A letter has been sent out today outlining the staffing arrangements for the next academic year.

I hope everyone has a very enjoyable weekend.

Best wishes

 

Miss Murtagh

Mini Athletics , by Mr Taylor

Date: 10th Jul 2019 @ 9:45am

What an event! We took all of Key Stage 1 and Reception class to Helsby High School.  We arrived on a double decker bus with 60 children who couldn’t wait to take part.  We did lots of athletics events and competed in teams.  Everyone had a good time. Our sports coordinator said that over 400 children took part.  Fortunately, it only rained on the way home!  Thank you to the parents that helped on this event.

Headteacher's weekly update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 4th Jul 2019 @ 5:49pm

The last two weeks have be very busy, so I have rolled two weeks into one.  I had a great time last Tuesday afternoon, as I joined Mrs Grealis and Class 5 on their trip to the Bridgewater Hall to play with the Halle Orchestra. I am really proud of everyone's mastery of their chosen instrument.  What a way to celebrate this achievement!

On Friday, we had another spectacular Summer Fayre.  There was lots of fun in the sun. Each class used their singing talents to entertain the visitors, throughout the event.  A great time was had by all, young and old.  Thank you to FoSL and all the parents who worked so hard to make this a very special occasion. 

This week we have two sporting events to participate in.  The first is the annual district sports.  I am so pround of all who participated.  On Sunday some of you will be participating in the Peace Celebrations Centenary - Inter-School Sports. I am looking forward to being part of this special event.  I know many of you will be there with your families or will be joining in with other community groups.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

District Sports, by Mr Taylor

Date: 4th Jul 2019 @ 3:57pm

What amazing weather we had at this annual event.  It was great or our children to take part against 13 other schools.  We had individual and team events for KS2 pupils and the standards were very high.  It was great to see so many keen athletes from class 3, this being their first time at the event.  Thank you to the patents and all of the staff that came and made the biggest cheer for our school!

Fantastic event, fantastic atmosphere and fantastic team spirit shown.

headteacher's weekly update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 21st Jun 2019 @ 5:44pm

Thank you everyone for making a special effort today with your donations for the Summer Fayre.  Just one week to go, I know I am really looking forward to it.

This week has been one of lots of activity.  I was so proud of the team spirit amongst everyone, it is all about the taking part. 

We all had a great time at the Royal Cheshire Show, a super choir, who gave an excellent performance.

I know many of the year 6 pupils are attending transition taster days in the next couple of weeks, I hope you are all enjoying finding out about your new schools and getting to meet new friends.

I hope you all have a good weekend.

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Tri Golf, by Mr Taylor

Date: 21st Jun 2019 @ 12:33pm

Congratulations to our golfers finishing 4th in this tournament.  This is without any golfing experience.  We are all very proud of you.  Special mentions to the parents who supported this event.  The children were made to feel very welcome by Helsby Golf Club – possible new members in the future!  

Intra Football, by Mr Taylor

Date: 20th Jun 2019 @ 4:27pm

Great teamwork shown in this mixed football competition.  Each house team was represented and played each other in a round robin tournament.  Lots of goals, saves and tackles taking place.

Sports Day, by Mr Taylor

Date: 20th Jun 2019 @ 4:05pm

Sports day

The weather held out!

Thank you to all the parents and athletes who made this such a special event.  It was great to see children from EYFS all the way up to year 6 taking part.  Special mentions to those children that helped with the scoring, marshalling and organisation of events.  Everyone represented their house TEAMS.  We took so many photographs – these will be projected at various places around the school so that everyone can see them 

Headteacher's Weekly Update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 14th Jun 2019 @ 5:37pm

We had a wonderful day at St. Luke's today.  The children experienced a day of scientific investigation thanks to Doctor and Mrs Davies. There was a buzz of excitement at all of the stations, with everyone engaged.  I have heard really positive feedback and I am delighted everybody enjoyed developing their scientific knowledge.

I hope you all have a good weekend and that you are able to enjoy the sunshine.

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Headteacher's Weekly update , by Miss Murtagh

Date: 7th Jun 2019 @ 5:26pm

I am really delighted to see that so many of you were busy doing your active homework during the school holidays.  I really think this was a brilliant idea.  Hopefully we will be having more in the future.  It is so important that we look after our wellbeing ensuring we have healthy minds and bodies.

Thank you to everyone who brought dontations to school today for the Summer Fayre.  With a few weeks to go we will have the shopping trolley out each Friday to fill.

Today our Key Stage Two pupils went to visit 'The Danny', this was an oporutnity to be creative outside of the classroom.  I know you all really enjoyed it.  Thank you to Miss Mc Veigh for organising this trip and to all the parents and helpers for their support.

Next week we will be hosting a book fayre in the school hall everyday after school.  We invite you all to come along.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

 

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

 

 

Intra house team athletics, by Mr Taylor

Date: 7th Jun 2019 @ 10:23am

Intra House Team Athletics

Well done those who took part in our intra house team athletics. 

All of our house teams Matthew, Mark Luke and John were represented.  Great efforts in preparation for sports day.  It was good to see everyone encouraging their teammates.

Cricket, by Mr Taylor

Date: 7th Jun 2019 @ 10:13am

Great day of cricket with other our A Team and B Teams taking part.

Diamond Cricket Year 3 and Year 4, by Mr Taylor

Date: 2nd May 2019 @ 12:38pm

Amazing effort by our year 3 and 4 diamond cricket team.  Everyone enjoyed themselves despite the weather!  Each person has a go at batting, fielding, throwing and catching.  We played 6 games in total.  We even squeezed in a friendly game after the competition.  Everyone who took part has been invited to join Frodsham Cricket Club All Star programme.

Weekly Update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 26th Apr 2019 @ 7:07pm

Weekly Update

 

I hope you all enjoyed a very happy Easter weekend, in the beautiful sunshine.   I would like to congratulate all the pupils who either helped organise or supported our Easter egg raffle, and guess the number of mini eggs.  I am delighted to let you know that we raised a total of £100.

Olivia and Lukas from Class Five – representative of the mini Vinnie’s have also been busy raising money.  They raised £75 by designing and making Bookmarks.  They provided a selection after mass on Palm Sunday and kindly requested a donation.  I am sure you will agree they did particularly well to raise such a large amount of money.

These are just two examples of the way the children at St. Luke's place the needs of others first.

On the sporting front, our Year Six pupils came third in Thursday’s volleyball competition, as always we are very proud of their achievements.  Well done to all who took part.

On Thursday afternoon, the Fire Service visited our Year Five Class.  They shared very important messages about what to do if you are involved in a fire.  Key words to remember were “STOP, DROP, and ROLL”.  Thank you to the Fire Service for taking the time to visit our school, we value their hard work support and advice.

I hope you have a good weekend.

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Volleyball Comp, by Mr Taylor

Date: 25th Apr 2019 @ 4:20pm

Massive congratulations to our 2 volleyball teams.  St Luke’s A and St Luke’s B.  Special mentions go to our A team who finished in 3rd place out of 16 teams.  Team B also did amazingly well especially those who tried volleyball for the first time.  Mrs Harrogate commented that is was clear to see the development from all players in both teams.  Great enthusiasm shown with opportunities for those who took part to join the local volleyball squad.  

 

Great to see so many girls keen to try out this event!

Weekly Update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 23rd Apr 2019 @ 9:57am

Weekly Update

 

We have just returned from our two-week spring break, there was lots of excitement in the school playground on Monday with children catching up with their friends and sharing their holiday news. Our focus this week has been Holy Week.  This has included fund raising for Cafod, a whole school mass and Stations of the Cross.

Thank you to pupils in year six who spent their break times selling raffle tickets to win one of the three Easter eggs.  Also for completing the list of guess how many eggs in a jar.  Thank you to everyone who supported this by having a go, and congratulations to the winners.

The children read and sang beautifully at our mass on Wednesday.  Many positive comments were received from parents and grandparents about the excellent behaviour of the children and the meaningful way in which the participated in the mass.  Thank you to Father Kenny for leading this celebration.

Our week ended with the Stations of the Cross. Through a selection of readings and images, we remembered the journey Jesus took to his death on the cross. 

At the end of Thursday afternoon our class four returned from their residential, while they were away they worked on a beautiful mosaic of Jesus.  We will proudly display this in school for everyone to enjoy.

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter.

Dance Workshop, by Mr Taylor

Date: 26th Mar 2019 @ 12:05pm

Street Dance taster session

Thank you to Rachel from PDS who came in to deliver the taster session to classes from year 1 to year 6.  This was a great opportunity to try something different and have a go at dance.  This resulted in us running our first breakfast ‘Wake and Shake’ dance club because of the popularity of these sessions.

Volleyball Taster Session, by Mr Taylor

Date: 26th Mar 2019 @ 11:55am

Frodsham Volleyball Club Taster Session

Well done all those who took part in this session it was very productive.  The children got to learn about Volleyball whilst having a go and starting some matches. The session focused on control and skill development with those invited to join the local volleyball club at the Leisure Centre.  This was great practice because we will be having our volleyball tournament very soon.

Cross Country Running, by Mr Taylor

Date: 22nd Mar 2019 @ 4:05pm

Thank you to our AMAZING Cross Country Running Team.  Everyone who took part represented the school well.  Massive congratulations to our parents who supported this event in numbers.

Extra mentions to those who looked after some of the nervous year 3 runners and those who marshalled the event around the track. 

Headteacher's Weekly Update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 17th Mar 2019 @ 8:47pm

This week we have all taken part in National Science Week.  Each class has taken their own investigation and with lots of fun and enjoyment they have developed their scienftific understanding.  I am really looking forward to Wednesday afternoon, when we will be having a 'Sharing Assembly' to find out what each class has been learning.

On Tuesday I was lucky engough to join the school choir on their visit to the Chester Storyhouse theatre, as part of the AmaSing project.  This was a wonderful experience, proving that we have many talented pupils.  I know everyone really enjoyed themsleves.  

Although it was late when we returned from the Storyhouse, it didn't dampen the spirits of all those pupils who were leaving early next morning for Y5 residential to Dobroyd Castle. Each day I looked forward to seeing the images on thier class page, they certainly looked like they had a fabulous time.  I will look forward to hearing about it next week.

On Friday evening, the pupils on this year's Sacramental Programme celebrated thier First Forgiveness.  It was a very meaningful service.  Thank you to Father Kenny and all who are supporting their preparation.  The evening ended with a family shared table, a perfect end to the evening.

Best wishes 

Miss Murtagh

Cheshire Phoenix , by Mr Taylor

Date: 15th Mar 2019 @ 10:04am

Thank you to Sarah from Cheshire Phoenix, a professional basketball club came in to school to tell us about basketball.  We now have a fantastic opportunity to go to a match day clinic, receive some coaching and experience the atmosphere at a live game.  The children got to meet CJ Gettys, one of the star players from the team. He is 7ft tall! The children asked lots of questions and are excited for the upcoming game.

Headteacher's Weekly Update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 3rd Mar 2019 @ 2:26pm

Weekly Update-1 March 2019

It was good to see everyone return to school after the half term break, and for the first few days we were all able to enjoy the spring sunshine.  The first signs of spring  are beginning ot pop up around the school grounds.

This week your parents have had a chance to look at your work and to discuss the progress you are making in school. It is important that everyone continues to work hard to achieve the targets set.

On Friday we had a special visitor to our school; our local MP Mike Amesbury.  Thank you to Class 6 for demonstrating their debating skills.  They adopted a very similar style to that used in Parliament.  Mr Amesbury was very impressed with their ability to express their arguments clearly and effectively.

The School Council also had the opportunity to meet Mr Amesbury,  They had lots of interesting questions to ask.  They represent the ideas and interests of a group of people, just as Mr Amesbury represents his constituents.

On Friday after school the football team headed off to Kingsley CP and the school choir to St. Nicholas Catholic High's Music Festival.  Congratualions to the football team for coming away with a win.  It was a pleasure and a privilige to watch our school choir perform.   We were all inspired by such wonderful musical talent.

Happy St. David's Day everyone.

Best wishes 

Miss Murtagh

Mini Kickers Y1, by Mr Taylor

Date: 27th Feb 2019 @ 3:56pm

What a great day for sport.  The sun was out and there was not a cloud in the sky!

Our whole Year 1 class took part in this event and became St Luke’s A (Reds) and St Luke’s B (Blues).

Lots of team work and resilience was shown through squad rotation of the goalkeeper and the substitutes.  Everyone improved.  Everton came to watch and Frodsham JFC invited our players to football sessions.  It was great to see some of our past pupils helping out as Helsby leaders and refereeing the matches.

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