Y5/6 has had
cycling tuition for safety on the road.
4/10/11 - We had our first whole school Olympic day which the children thoroughly
Bridge Club was
organised every Wednesday for gifted and talented mathematicians. Thanks to Mr
Wright and fellow players.
led a reading meeting with parents to show them how to read effectively with
children on 6th October.
got married on 8th October and became Mrs Rogers, we all enjoyed the wedding.
Library Service visited to promote reading.
club awarded a prize to a Year 1 boy whose balloon had travelled the furthest
from the whole of Wirral participants.
He won a limousine ride with friends.
new intake look arounds took place in the first half term.
evenings were very successful with 100% of parents happy!
Primary had their swimming lessons for a week.
19/10/11 - We had a very successful whole school Indian Art and cultural day organised by
Mrs Bearsley – many thanks for her hard work.
20/10/11 - Mrs Pearson had the whole school for the day for Barnston Has Got Talent and
the children put on some very good performances showing their great
communication and listening skills.
20/10/11 - The Civic awards were presented in the evening at Wallasey town hall. Many thanks to Mr Woods for working on this
with the children over the weeks and giving up his evening.
Mr Woods put
on an assembly for parents for the Civic awards on the 27th October so that
school and parents could celebrate together.
31/10/11 - The
children all had a stranger danger talk from Mrs Pearson about Halloween and
being out and about.
3/11/11 - The
community police took the assembly and talked to the children about safety on
5/11/11 - Sue Lewis hosted an EYFS cluster meeting in our school which raised our profile. Thanks to her.
5/11/11 - Community bonfire for people from all over Heswall. Special thanks to Tracy and Mr Nolan for writing the risk assessment and for being so diligent in the health and safety side of this. Also thanks to Mrs Gornall our PA chair.
7/11/11 - Y5/6
went off to Liverpool Museum for the day. Thanks to Mrs Birch for arranging
10/11/11 - Sue
Lewis organised a F2 Family workshop for parents in reception to come along for
an hour to work with their children and to gain relevant information. Thanks to her.
11/11/11 - Year 1/2 had a dinosaur day in the hall with dinosaur experts. Thanks to Mrs McElhinney for organising.
15/11/11 - Our
second Olympic whole school day.
21/11/11 - The School had a whole school Olympic assembly and then Year 5/6 had 3 class sessions on using Olympic values in every day life. They talked to an ex soldier who lost his legs and has become an Olympian through perseverance.
23/11/11 - Gifted and talented afternoon with mathematicians from St Peters and Gayton
organised by Mrs Pearson.
24/11/11 - Year 3/4 trip to Chester all day to visit Roman sites. Thanks to Mrs Bearsley for organising.
25/11/11 - Anti-bullying morning followed by show racism the red card in the afternoon
organised by Mrs Pearson with outside agencies.
25/11/11 - A PA ball was organised at Thornton Hall. 4 course meal and half a bottle of wine plus live music £40.
6/12/11 & 7/12/11 - KS1 productions.
8/12/11 - Christmas Community Carol service with our choir and musicians performing at
the United Reformed Church – Thanks to Mrs Waldron for her hard work with the
9/12/11 - Mr Fagan’s
12/12/11 - Mr Fagan’s
special assembly for parents and school.
13/12/11 & 14/12/11 - KS 2 Christmas Productions at 1.45 and 6.30 p.m.
15/12/11 - Visit from Santa and Y6 fancy dress parade for Y6 parents and the
15/12/11 - Whole school Christmas parties.
started off the New Year with a travelling pantomime – Peter Pan
Primary went off to work on ICT at the Learning Lighthouse and produced a
dinosaur DVD with their drama and facts incorporated. Well done Mr Swindles,
the parents loved watching this.
5/6 went to the Panto at theatre Cllwyd - Aladdin.
5/6 held a museum day where they became curators of the museum showing parents facts
they had researched and put together on boards and artefacts they had made.
club has been a huge success on Monday afternoons as a club for gifted
mathematicians – thanks to Mr Wright, a grandparent, for all his hard work.
Langford, a parent, created a bang with a wonderful Science assembly to promote
an after school science club she is running – thanks to Mr Woods for
Year 5 Parents meeting was held to inform them of changes in 11+.
Edwards took a keyboard and brass extended assembly to inspire new musicians.
Morris, an art specialist worked with Y1/2 to create pirate art linked to their
have had 2 of our 6 Olympic days this half term and on one of them the children
wrote to the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee, tying in the excitement of the
London Olympics with this exciting event.
visited Tatton Hall – thanks to Mrs Birch.
visited the Liverpool cathedrals and went to the Philharmonic performance.
Lewis went to Gayton Primary to share good practice in EYFS with local
schools. She also visited Riverside
Primary to pass on her expertise to their EYFS team.
Bearsley and Amanda Ashworth visited our partner school in Ormsgill to set up
child visits and dates.
Parent Council met on the 30th January 2012.
Seasons of Growth group went tenpin bowling to celebrate the end of their
sessions together – thanks to Mrs Hughes and Mrs Rogers for all their hard work
– 22 children have now accessed this and parents speak very highly of it.
Mcpherson, deputy from Hoole in Chester, visited our school as part of her NPQH
and set up her work placement idea.
In February, Barnston
participated in Education Sunday at Christ Church Barnston, with a
group of 25 children gifted in drama and dance performing.
held Mrs Wignall’s leaving assembly and bring and share lunch on the last day
before half term. After 25 years working
at the school we carried out ‘The Generation Game’ in assembly with a game to
place major organs of the body in the right place, a game of Operation and then
finished with the conveyor belt of 25 silver items for her to remember. Mrs Wignall has visited us since and said she
was made to feel so special and she’ll never forget the assembly!
society met twice this term in the hall.
year 5 Manor meeting was held for parents in the evening – thanks to Mrs Birch.
5/6 had a Shell Science Day in the school hall, experimenting with forces –
thanks to Mr Woods for organising this.
Bradley attended Olympic training in Spanish to provide ideas for her Spanish
lessons tied into the creative curriculum.
Morris worked with gifted year 5 artists to produce art around our respect
theme for the resource room.
hosted a Spanish teacher meeting sharing ideas with local schools – thanks to
Kerrie Bradley and Margaret Kennedy (our language consultant)
Ellis brought the Titanic to life in an extended assembly – he came in role
play as Captain Smith - much to the excitement of all the children.
partnership has continued with a teacher from Irby Primary moderating writing
with Clare McElhinney and Mrs Hill meeting and sharing good practice with the
Irby SENCo on a separate occasion.
had an extended Judo demonstration assembly to inspire the children to keep fit
PA sold Mother’s Day presents in the hall so that the children could surprise
PA organised an Easter disco for all the children to mix and socialise at.
22/03/12 - The
parent council met to discuss how we can work together
to improve opportunities for all children.
PA organised a Rock and Roll Bingo night for all the family to socialise at.
Primary organised an Easter maths workshop for parents to demonstrate calculation
methods, assessment methods and exciting mathematical opportunities for their
children. This was followed by tea,
coffee and hot cross buns. Many thanks
to Mrs While for organising this event.
children had a ‘Barnston Has Got Talent’ performing, speaking and listening
event on the last day before half term.
A parent helper said ‘What a wonderful way to encourage children to
stand up in front of others – I thoroughly enjoyed myself.’
Lewis has been out moderating other schools in EYFS.
Woods took the cross country club to an inter-schools event and we gained a
first in the girls and a third in the boys!
of our year 6 girls goes to the national trampolining competitions soon as she
has got down to the last 9.
of our year 6 girls has won 7 gold swimming medals in national competitions
within her age group.
have had 2 non-uniform days this term and the children are going to use this
money, plus the toast profit money, to choose new outdoor play equipment for
quality clubs for all to access continue – art club, recorders KS1 and KS2,
music club, choir, guitar club, keyboard, brass, violin, woodwind, Spanish
club, soccer club KS1 and KS2, multi skills clubs KS1 and KS2, netball Y3/4 and
Y5/6, science club x 2 evenings, cross country club, civic awards club, drama
club, judo club, child initiated street dance club, child initiated chess club,
bridge club, computer club, languages club, homework club (Buddies) and JM
week has been successfully organised by Mrs McEllhinney.
Parent Council have met again and good ideas have come out of this.
Oakes cooked for a Y3 sleepover and a successfully health promoting weekend was
achieved. Thanks to Mrs Bradley, Mrs Bearsley and Mrs Pearson for sleeping
joined with Barnston to look at each other's Creative Curriculum and shared
ideas and planning.
Pearson went to Neston High School to have our Year 6 writing moderated by
their Literacy team of experts.
community Jubilee evening was held in the school grounds and organised
brilliantly by Nicky and Gary Prance.
received a letter of thanks from the Queen’s Lady-in-waiting, for the lovely
thoughts put in the childrens' letters to the Queen.
community BBQ event was held and organised by the PA.
Conservation Society has continued to meet in the school.
school nurse has been in to chat to Y5 about hygiene and Y6 about puberty.
school nurse held a parents meeting after school to show the materials that she
uses for her Sex Education and Relationships talks.
of our children were encouraged to take part in the Wirral Race For Life and
proudly stood up and received their certificates in an open assembly.
6 had a successful trip to the Manor for a week and Mrs Pearson and Mrs Derrick
drama production was outstanding ‘Pirates of the Currybean’ – thanks again to
Mrs Birch for all her hard work and to Mrs Waldron for working so hard on the
parents were invited to a Manor meeting to have a glass of wine and see
pictures and information following the year 6 trip – thanks to Mrs Birch for
musical concert took place this term – thanks to Mrs Waldron.
healthy breakfast was cooked by Pat Oakes following Health week.
5/6 had a science morning at Wirral Grammar School For Girls.
PA and staff organised a very successful Summer Fair.
partner school Ormsgill visited year 3/4 and they participated in Olympic flag
making, flower arrangements, medal making, orienteering, ring making and in the
afternoon an inter-schools Olympic sports competition ending in gold, silver
and bronze individual medals awarded on a podium and their country's music
playing! Team awards were then given
out. Hot dogs, ice pops and drinks were
enjoyed provided by some very helpful parents.
Many thanks to Mrs Bearsley for organising this mammoth event and putting
hours of her own time into it.
30/5/12 - Mrs
Lewis organised a parent activities event which was enjoyed by
all the parents – many thanks to her for all her hard work.
had a special anti-bullying assembly focusing on disabilities and treating all
equally – the children watched a film made by disabled pupils from Doran Park
have had our last 2 Olympic whole school days to complete the 6 throughout the
Library have been in delivering a special assembly to promote a reading project
over the summer, encouraging children to read as much as possible over the
summer – prizes for reading will be given out in the Autumn term.
had a special assembly by Steve Cunningham who has lost his sight. Steve encourages the children to make the
most of every opportunity in life and demonstrates how perseverance can get you
to your dream. Steve then went and
visited all the classes individually.
have visited Glyn Ceiriog.
Waldron has organised for a music group to come and perform high quality music
to the children in a special assembly.
group of children received their Civic Awards from the Mayor – thanks to Mr
Woods for running this.
have had 2 Science after school clubs and a DT club running – both have had
high numbers and proved a huge success – thanks to Mr Woods for organising and
staying to all three clubs.
5/7/12 - Y6
have had an Active Challenge day in Liverpool. This has been organised in co-operation with
the local fire service.
assemblies continue to be well attended by parents who seem to enjoy the format
of birthdays and their child’s achievement certificates.
Lewis has organised a meeting between her, Mrs McElhinney and all pre-school
setting leaders of children starting in September who are not in Buddies.
residential is this term with Mr Woods, Mrs Pearson and Mrs Rogers. Thank you to Mr Woods for arranging this
Conway trip for 3 days.
gifted and talented group in Y5/6 worked with Anna Morris, professional artist
for a day.
of Growth has successfully completed another cycle of bereavement/loss groups –
well done to Mrs Rogers and Mrs Hughes who have worked tirelessly to make the
room appealing, make interesting resources and visual stimuli to help the
children. They celebrated their hard
work on 15th June at a Seasons celebration day held by the Catholic
Society. This provides them with the
accreditation for running this course.
had ‘Bike Right’ all day in July teaching them to stay safe on the roads.
year 2 SATs meeting was held by Mrs Bearsley to reassure parents that they did
not need to worry about the tests for year 2 children – the parents really
F2 to year 1 transition meeting was hosted by Mr Swindles, a year 2 to 3 hosted
by Mrs Bearsley and a year 4 to 5 hosted by Mrs Birch on separate evenings this
term. Many thanks to the staff for
fitting these evenings in at a time when report writing etc. makes it very busy
leaving assembly was held for year 6 parents with an Olympic theme production –
thanks to Mrs Birch and the Year 5/6 team.
final farewell picnic was planned for Mrs Cowpar but the weather let us down
final retirement assembly was held for Mrs Waldron who has worked for 16 years
in the school. The assembly had a Sound
of Music and Name that Tune theme and Mrs Waldron thoroughly enjoyed the send
hosted a Spanish Fiesta in the hall for parents where the children danced,
shared their topic books and all ate Paella cooked by Mr Oakes. Thank you to Mrs Bearsley and team for
all 3 sports days were planned but not held this year due to very bad
Pearson took the whole school for a final anti-bullying/keep safe over the
summer special assembly, re-emphasising
the importance of telling an adult they trust.
whole school enjoyed a visit from the Olympic flame and one of the bearers –
they lined up afterwards on the corridor and passed the flame up and down the
corridor, imagining they were Olympians. Thanks to Mrs Hollywood for organising
end of term disco was organised by the PA in the last week of term for all the
children – many thanks to them.