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Headteacher's weekly update, by Miss Murtagh

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, by Mr Taylor

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, by Mrs Bell

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, by Miss Murtagh

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, by Mrs Bell

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, by Mrs Williams

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, by Mr Taylor

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, by Mrs Bell

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 , by Miss Murtagh

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, by Miss Murtagh

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, by Mr Taylor

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 , by Miss Murtagh

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, by Mr Taylor

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, by Miss Murtagh

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, by Miss Murtagh

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

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 

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