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Strawberry Jam Jars, by Mr Chamberlain

Date: 19th Jul 2019 @ 3:55pm

After our successful trip picking strawberries, Year 2 learnt how to prepare and make strawberry jam!

Today, we designed our own labels and jam jar covers. We really hope they enjoy the jam at home tonight!

Claremont Farm - Strawberry Trip, by Mr Chamberlain

Date: 18th Jul 2019 @ 9:47am

This week Year 2 really enjoyed their trip to Claremont Farm! We learned all about how strawberries are grown and even got to taste a few (a lot)! The children loved being able to pick their own strawberries and find the ripe ones, they even got to pick some raspberries and redcurrants too.

Today, we'll be learning how to make strawberry jam and then we'll be making it using our own freshly picked strawberries!

Year 1 - Edible Garden , by Miss Ward

Date: 15th Jul 2019 @ 10:17am

We have got green fingers in Year 1! Look how busy we have been planting and watering in the Edible Garden. 

Year 1 - Knowsley Safari Park, by Miss Ward

Date: 12th Jul 2019 @ 5:05pm

Year 1 learnt a lot about different animals and their habitats on their trip to Knowsley Safari Park. 

Year 6 Residential , by Mrs Walker

Date: 9th Jul 2019 @ 12:00pm

laugh What a fantastic time we all had laugh

Australian Animals, by Mr Chamberlain

Date: 8th Jul 2019 @ 8:04pm

Year 2 have loved learning about Australia and all the differences between there and the UK. This week we used tablets to find interesting facts about lots of Australian animals. The children have found out so much and it's been great to see them working together to research and learn.

Sock Goblins!, by Miss Frost

Date: 1st Jul 2019 @ 3:51pm

Martha took home the book 'Sock Goblins' this weekend...and she enjoyed it so much she decided to make her own 'Sock Goblin' to bring into school and show her class! Martha said "I made my sock goblin with my Mummy. Her name is Sophie."

Library Time, by Miss Frost

Date: 1st Jul 2019 @ 3:42pm

We have spent lots of time in the library over the past week, choosing books to take home and share with our families. We listened to a story with Mrs Worthington and checked our books out on our library cards. We would love to show our families around the library after school! 

Year 2 - Sun Safety, by Mr Chamberlain

Date: 28th Jun 2019 @ 10:25pm

The weather has been hot hot hot! Year 2 have been learning all about sun safety and have planned, designed and constructed their own suncream bottles! We loved their ideas and designs and Year 2 are making sure to keep protected during the summer.

Chester Zoo!, by Miss Dunlop

Date: 23rd Jun 2019 @ 12:52pm

On Thursday, F2 enjoyed a trip to Chester Zoo!
It was a busy day of exploring and we saw lots of different animals that we have been learning about in our Thematic lessons. The Zoo Keepers kindly answered our questions and we had a very fun day!

 

Caribbean Art , by Miss Houghton

Date: 20th Jun 2019 @ 2:30pm

Year 6 have enjoyed creating their own Caribbean themed pictures this week. We have created some very imaginative pieces. 

Winslow Homer Art, by Mr Chamberlain

Date: 19th Jun 2019 @ 10:18pm

Year 2 had a great time this week using watercolours to create a stormy piece of art inspired by Winslow Homer.

Year 2 were great at mixing colours to create different shades of blue to show the rough ocean waves and the stormy skies. Great job!







We are Cryptographers , by Miss Hogan

Date: 17th Jun 2019 @ 2:45pm

This week, Year 5 have been working on their cryptography topic. They have been looking at different ways to communicate including: semaphore and morse code and have practised cracking codes.

The children have also looked at password security and the Ceasar Cipher - making their own cipher wheels and encrypting information. 

Irish Potato Famine , by Miss Houghton

Date: 14th Jun 2019 @ 6:15pm

Year 6 recently enjoyed learning about Ireland and The Great Potato famine. The children enjoyed creating PowerPoint presentations to present to the rest of the class. 

Year 1 - Jesus calming the storm, by Miss Ward

Date: 13th Jun 2019 @ 4:58pm

Year One have been on adventure with Jesus today learning all about the miracles he performed. We learnt all about how Jesus calmed the storm and participated in some role-play. 

The Empower Girls’ Chess Tournament 2019, by Miss Hogan

Date: 12th Jun 2019 @ 10:10am

Fifty girls from eight schools around Merseyside enjoyed the first Empower Girls Chess Tournament staged at Our Lady and St Edward’s on 10th June, organised by the school and the charity Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC).

The day was designed to inspire girls to play chess, a game usually dominated by boys, but less so on Merseyside where CSC teaches the game in the classroom, in over 20 schools, ensuring equal participation. The girls heard from Maria Eagle MP a former top junior chess player and other female chess players from Liverpool; talking about how playing chess at a young age helped them at school and in later life.

All of the girls participated in a tournament and faced an International Chess Master in a simultaneous display given by the CSC Chief Executive Malcolm Pein, a former British Junior champion, who played with Maria and her sister Angela for Merseyside.

All of the girls received a chess set and the book Checkmate by Garry Kasparov the greatest player in the history of the game.

Girls attended from:

Our Lady and St Edwards R C Primary School

St Bridget’s Primary School

William of York Primary School

New Brighton Primary School

Monksdown Primary School

Our Lady of Pity RC Primary School

Dawpoo Primary School

Greasby Junior School

Holy Trinity Primary School

 

Elaine Mc Gunigall (Head Teacher) commented:

As part of our new venture, Our Lady and Saint Edwards (Year 5) have been working with Chess in Schools and Communities for the past year.

The impact of learning how to play chess on the children's' confidence and their attitude to learning has been far beyond our expectations and resulted in the Governors agreeing to roll out chess, next year, across the whole of Key Stage 2.

Not only have the children embraced learning the skills required to play chess, but also a range of life-skills including: resilience, logical thinking, the consequences of their choices and the tools for reflecting on their actions.

We are absolutely delighted to be hosting the UK Girls Empower Tournament and continuing to inspire young girls.

 

Malcolm Pein commented:

Liverpool has a fine chess tradition. We hope we can produce another British Women’s Champion like Woman Grandmaster Sheila Jackson who attended Broad Square Primary School.  We are delighted to hold this, the first event of its kind in the UK in Liverpool and look forward to seeing many girls amongst the prize winners at St Georges Hall later this month.


About Chess in Schools and Communities:

Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) is a UK charity whose mission is to improve children’s educational outcomes and social development by introducing them to the game of chess. Founded in 2009, CSC now runs over 1,000 projects across the UK in schools, libraries and prisons including weekly lessons at 22 schools in Merseyside. CSC also organises an annual tournament every June at St Georges Hall and a world-class tournament, the London Chess Classic each December.

 

For more information visit: Chessinschools.co.uk.

 

 

We Are Bloggers, by Miss Hogan

Date: 12th Jun 2019 @ 9:47am

This week, Year 5 have been creating their own blogs. They started by researching existing blogs and looking at the features of the blog. The children are very excited to be writing their own blogs on the laptops based on what they did during the themed voting and Parliament week.

Year 1 - Royal Tea Party, by Miss Ward

Date: 8th Jun 2019 @ 11:11am

During this themed week year 1 have been learning about 'The Monarchy'. We have learnt all about the Royal Family, as well as Kings and Queens from the past. We especially had fun during our Royal Tea Party on Friday afternoon, in which we made our own crowns and had tea with the Queen. 

Voting and Parliament , by Miss Hogan

Date: 7th Jun 2019 @ 3:05pm

This week, Year 5 have even learning about parliament and voting as part of their thematic.

The children have created information sheets on Parliament and the 4 main political parties as well as creating their own manifesto for why they should become the Year 5 MP.

We had a special visit from Frank Field who shared with the children what life was like as an MP and he answered all of children's questions. 

The Big Splash, by Miss Hogan

Date: 4th Jun 2019 @ 11:40am

Year 5 have been learning about the great artist: David Hockney.

This has included making inferences and researching facts about Hockney. The children have also annotated his art work with what they notice, wonder and can opine.

Year 5 are looking forward to recreating The Big Splash...

Whitby Park , by Miss Houghton

Date: 23rd May 2019 @ 3:35pm

A morning out at Whitby park participating in Samba and mini olympics 

Christopher Columbus Thematic , by Miss Houghton

Date: 23rd May 2019 @ 3:33pm

A fun filled week of activities relating to our topic of Christopher Columbus 

The Pond, by Miss Hogan

Date: 23rd May 2019 @ 11:59am

Following Year 5’s pond dipping trip to Wirral Country Park, they created pond related art work. Have a look at some examples above.

Year 5 Grammar, by Miss Hogan

Date: 23rd May 2019 @ 11:55am

Today, Year 5 have enjoyed learning about relative pronouns and relative clauses in a practical way based on our class read: The Sword in the Stone. 

Salvador Dali, by Mr Woodland

Date: 23rd May 2019 @ 11:48am

Year 4 have been learning all about the life and work of Salvador Dali.  They were then given the opportunity to create their own 'dream like' artwork, using the materials of their own choice.

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