KS1 Learn how to code using scratch

KS1 Learn how to code using scratch

Today Mr Head worked with our KS1 classes and taught us how to code using scratch. Alfie in Year 1 said “I really enjoyed using the iPads” and Nathan in Year 2 said “Its cool to code!”.


Luciana Berger Visit

As well as the school council, the ICT Club & E Cadets met with the MP for Wavertree Luciana Berger, on Friday. We held a question time in the Media Suite and asked a variety of questions :
Luke asked : “What technology does Parliament have?”
Oliver asked: “How does technology help you with your work?”
Carrar asked: “How does the development of technology support our health?”

Thank you so much to Luciana for visiting us we really enjoyed learning all about British Modern Values.

ICT Monitors working with Raspberry Pi

During ICT Club on Friday, we had a visit from MGL Consultant Mr Head who helped us build our own computer… we used the Raspberry Pi – a tiny and affordable computer that you can use to learn programming through fun, practical projects.

Year 5 Writing – Class Award!

Well done to Year 5 pupils, who impressed Miss Topping so much, she gave them all a writing award! Have a read of their work below!

Key Stage One workshop

Just a reminder that we have a spelling and phonics workshop at school tomorrow (Thursday 26th) at 2.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Important Information for Parents – Musical.ly app

We have received advice from the Liverpool Cyber Safety Team that the app ‘Musical.ly’ is increasingly being used by those wishing to groom children, due to the age of most of its users. We advise parents to check their child’s profile on the app to make sure they’re not revealing any personal information about themselves.

If you have any queries or questions, please see Mrs Bowcock (ICT Subject Leader) or your child’s class teacher.

Girls Football Opportunity

Merseyrail Girls FC are looking for girls in Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 to join their teams. See the information below for more details.

Professor Fluffy Trip – Year 5

The children firstly met 6 students on arrival at Liverpool University who shared some information about themselves including what they were studying. One of the students went through a PowerPoint presentation which explained a lot about the university and student life. The children saw a map of the campus, met professor fluffy, what courses were available and what facilities were on site. 
The children then took part in an engineering activity were the children had to make a boat using tim foil. The teams then put their boat into a bucket of water and added marbles one by one. The team with the winning boat held 52 marbles – The Monkey Team (Evie, Shannon and Olivia). In Miss Gilchrist’s class the winning boat held an amazing 150 marbles!! This boat was constructed by Bobby, Dylan and Oliver – the boat was named SS Annihilator.

The children then participated in a construction activity where they had to build a tower out of newspaper and cell tape. The tallest, standing tower would be the winning tower. The children worked extremely well in teams of 6. The winning team was Tilly,  Reece L, Ruben, Evie, Antony, Paige and Emily. In Miss Gilchrist’s class the winning team was Bobby, Georgie, Scott, Joel, Liam and Dylan. 

The children then selected key parts of the campus to view. We looked around the sports centre, the student guild and the engineering building. The children were fascinated looking at the simulators, 3D printer and the formula 1 cars the Liverpool University students designed. 

Pupil comments…

Daniel – my favourite part of the day was when we went on a tour of the sports centre. I liked looking at the swimming pool and I learnt a very interesting fact; that Team GB swam in that pool when training. 

Harrison – I enjoyed today because I really liked taking part in the boat experiment, it was nice practicing and thinking for myself as well as working as a team.

Holly – I thought it was really fun when we got to build a boat out of tin foil. I managed to get 5 marbles in my boat but it was really fun!

Ella – looking around the sports centre was really interesting because we got to see all of the facilities they have to offer. 

Yusra – I really enjoyed this trip because it’s proved to me how hard I need to work to get into a good University and it’s inspired me to work even harder. 

FA Girls Football Sessions – February Half Term

Please see below a fantastic offer for girls to take part in football activities during February half term. Follow use the following link for the letter and application form. If you have any questions or require a paper copy, please see Mr Garth at the end of a school day by the upper key stage two door. 

FA Girls 3x Feb Half Term Sessions – Liverpool – Application Form

Dear Parent,


The FA Skills Team are running a 3 FREE Girls Only Football Session during February Half Term for girls aged 5-11 years and we would like to invite your daughter to participate. The sessions will be on:

Wednesday 22nd February, 1pm – 3pm

Broadgreen International School, Queens Dr, Liverpool L13 5UQ

Thursday 23rd February, 1pm – 3pm

Calderstones School, Harthill Road, Allerton, L18 3HS

Friday 24th February, 2pm – 4pm

Anfield Sports & Community Centre, Breckside Park/Lower Breck Rd, Liverpool L6 0AG

The FA Skills programme is a nationwide initiative, employing over 100 full time specialist coaches and is funded by The FA and Sport England. As part of their work they deliver fun, progressive, adaptable and challenging football coaching sessions.

We will cater for a maximum of 40 participants in each session; with them all taking place indoors. At the session all participants will be given information on where they can continue playing girls football within their local community.

To register your daughter(s) please complete the attached registration form and highlight which session(s) you wish to attend and return to the address detailed or contact:

Anna Farrell – Football Development Officer – 0151 523 4488 Ext 112 / anna.farrell@liverpoolfa.com             

Should you have any questions regarding the session or female football in Merseyside please contact the Anna Farrell on the details provided above.

We look forward to seeing you!

FA Skills Team & Liverpool County FA

Year 3 and 4 Swimming

From this week, all children in Year 3 and 4 will be swimming every Thursday, at Everton Park Sports Centre till the Easter holidays. Swimming lessons are a compulsory part of the National Curriculum and all children must attend each week. They will need to bring the following kit to school with them each week:

Girls: 1 piece costume, swimming cap and towel.

Boys: tight fitting shorts and towel.

Swimming googles are allowed but jewellery must not be worn. If you have any questions, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Year 6 SATs Booster Sessions

To help the Year 6 pupils prepare for the forthcoming SATs we will be holding weekly booster sessions for all children in Year 6. The sessions will be every Wednesday, from 3:30pm until 4:30pm, beginning on Wednesday 11th January 2017.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to work with a teacher, in small groups, revising key skills in a supportive atmosphere. School will be providing a snack and a drink for each pupil at the end of the school day.

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