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New Green Team on Pope Francis’s eco mission! Pope Francis has called for urgent action to stop climate change and proposed that caring for the environment be added to traditional Christian works of mercy such as feeding the hungry and visiting the sick, therefore our Green Team have 3 main tasks:

(a) Ensure paper is reused and recycled

(b) Make sure class lights and computers are switched off

(c) organise litter picking dates to protect our school environment.

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Year 5 visit CAFOD charity shop: Today our pupils made history!

 

A group of Year 5 pupils enjoyed a visit to a local charity shop today. The CAFOD shop has been on St John's Road Waterloo for 25 years and they have raised more than three quarters of a million pounds for the charity.

 

This is in fact the only charity shop that CAFOD have in the whole world and we are the first school ever to send pupils there to support them!

 

Pupils learnt that nothing goes to waste in this shop, if something isn't good enough to sell then it gets sent off to be recycled. The staff were wonderfully welcoming to us and we look forward to building up links with the charity and with the CAFOD shop itself.

 

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Cathedral visit and assembly: year 6 enjoyed a very informative visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral this week and then reported back on their findings and research to the whole school. 
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Vision Aid Overseas: Well done Holy Spirit families for collecting nearly 40 pairs of glasses fore our work with Vision Aid Overseas. School council representatives took the glasses to Specsavers in Maghull who help collect them on the charity's behalf. 

 

The glasses will now be sent off to developing countries and make a massive difference to the quality of life for many people. Please watch this video and help by providing more glasses and change lives for the better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9KjtGLNyXI

 

We would really like to carry on helping people with this as part of our faith mission. 

 

 

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Everton First team players visit: Year 5 had a great surprise (as you can see from the reactions!) when Everton players Lucas Digne and Joao Virginia, recently signed from Barcelona and Arsenal resprctively, came and joined in with their PE lesson. Thank you to our partners at Everton in the Community for organising such a tremendously exciting event. 

 

 

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New Prayer Garden space: Here are year 1 trying out our new prayer garden space. The children are working on designs to include a pathway and special Gospel value signs cut from pieces of wood recycled from the school grounds. 

 

 

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Welcome Reception Class 2018: Don't they look great! Our new Reception class have settled in really well with Miss Kelly and the team. Well done, you look so smart! 
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Perfect attendance! Well done to our many children who managed to get bronze, silver and gold stars this year with 100% attendance - here's a selection of 100% children celebrating the moment!
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Year 6 Shield winners: Congratulations to all of our special Year 6 shield winners after a super awards evening at Litherland High. Well done to you all! 
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Well done PTA - a great fair for all! We had a super summer fair - Mr Byrne and Mrs McGann even got soaked in the stocks! 
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Sports Day in the sun! A great day was had by all in the sizzling sunshine! 
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Nursery Sports Day: All the children did so well in such hot conditions, even dressing up as animals in the dressing up race! 
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Nursery Graduation: As part of our focus on aspiration and aiming high, our nursery pupils enjoyed a beautiful graduation event where they 'passed out' of our nursery with flying colours! What a great experience for the mums and dads, they will be doing again when they are 21! 
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Lifeguard visit: Pupils received very important safety messages about how to stay safe in the water and in the sun from Sefton's lifeguard team who visited school. 
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Aspiration and Careers' Day for year 6: As part of our focus on 'aiming high' we enjoyed a really successful Careers Day with a range of people from the work place coming to visit, including a fireman, police, social worker, chemist, sports and dance coaches, lawyer and journalist amongst others. The children thought carefully about their questions and were inspired to think about their own future career choices. Friends from two other Sefton schools came along and shared the experience. 
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Trains Planes and Autoomobiles - We had a transport themed week which culminated in our special First World War bi-plane visit. The children had great fun making models and researching important historical figures such as George Stevenson and the Wright brothers. 
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Year 6 Self defence classes - Year 6 found out about self defence and de-escalation strategies through words and body language - important keeping safe strategies before leaving for Secondary school. 
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X factor behaviour winners - Children who receive X factor certificates for excellent behaviour are nominated to represent their class each half term at a special McDonald's lunch with senior members of staff. 
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Red White and Blue Day for Harry and Meghan - In May we enjoyed a special Royalty day to celebrate the Royal Wedding the next day.  
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Poetry Week - We had a super time with our poetry week - all the classes worked on different poems and performed them for the rest of the school in a special assembly 
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Mini Medics training: Year 5 received some fabulous first aid skills which may just save someone's life. The children were very focused and understood the importance of the skills they received including ABC (checking Airways, Breathing and CPR)  
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Fun in the Sun! The playground's a happy place to be with friends together in the sunshine! 
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Gospel values winners - well done everyone! 
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Attendance winners - Well done year 2 - autumn term attendance winners enjoyed a bouncy castle! 
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Show Racism the Red Card: Year 6 children visited Anfield to share the message of equality and that racism, discrimination and intolerance won't be accepted. 

 

The whole school had a poster competition to spread the message of anti-racism.  Well done to our key stage 1, lower key stage 2 and upper key stage 2 winners. 

 

 

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Easter Bonnet parade: Didn't the nursery and reception classes look great with their Easter bonnets? Well done to all of our families for their hard work in making them - we are sure you had great fun together. 

 

 

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Little Doves flying high! Our youngsters in reception and year 1 are really improving their football skills at our Saturday morning session. Its a great way to have fun, build fitness and confidence. Hopefully more children in reception and year 1 come and join us now that the weather will hopefully get better. 
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Meet Biscuit - our new infant 'attend friend' - year 2 have been infant attendance winners for 3 weeks on the run - so won the chance to name our new key stage 1 attendance winning teddy! 
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Crucial Crew year 5 trip: The children had a really informative trip to the Formby PDC, discussing how to stay safe in various scenarios.

 

Crucial Crew is a multi-agency safety project with agencies that include: Sefton Highway Safety Team, Community Parks Service, Merseyside Police, British Transport Police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and the RNLI. The workshop presented the children with a series of scenarios i.e. fire hazard etc. They engaged in some role-play exercises to help them cope with difficult situations . This event helps the children be prepared in the advent of a challenging life situation or as part of citizenship curriculum work. 

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World Book Day 2018: The children had a great time. The costumes and characters looked fabulous -so a big well done and thank you to all families for their support. It certainly creates a sense of fun, excitement and focuses the importance of reading. The children also enjoyed reading buddy tasks when linking up with other classes as well as finding a bargain in our special book exchange - thank you for all your donations. we hope you enjoy the photographs showing a sample of book characters.
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Careers and Aspiration Day: Mr Byrne was invited to another Sefton school to talk to their year 6 pupils about his job alongside lots of other people such as a policeman, NHS worker and fireman. 4 of our year 6 pupils came along too to see how the session run. We will be running our own Careers and Aspiration Day in the summer term for our year 6 pupils and it will be led by our group pictured below who represented the school very well. 

 

 

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Welcome to Holy Spirit Snow School! This was this most snow we have seen since 2010, so most children will never have been seen it before. Time to have fun and learn outside in a creative way! 
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Stone age celebration - Don't year 3 look fab dressed up for their Stone age day! 
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LGBT awareness event - Cruyff Court - People's Hub - Spellow Lane - Holy Spirit were one of only 7 schools to take part in this Rainbow theme football event. The children had a workshop were they discovered that families can be different, the important thing is the love and care they receive. It's okay to be different! You are special for being who you are!  Thank you to our partners Everton in the Community for another great event! 
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Internet Safety Day - 6th February 2018 - Year 5 pupils took part in a special e-safety training event at Goodison Park. The children received special tips about how to stay safe on line and made wanted posters about how an on line friend should look and also described a person to avoid on line. The children got to go near the playing surface and also met Everton player Graham Stuart. The children brought the important messages back to the rest of the school and shared them in the whole school awards assembly. 
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Attendance Stars! Congratulations to our autumn term 100% attenders who each received a bronze attendance star to wear proudly each day above their school badge. 
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Superhero theme day! Reception had a great time as superheroes. Mr Byrne even visted and read Superworm! 
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The infant playground is a happy and fun place to be! 
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Mathletics: Congratulations to our first Mathletics winners. This is a really useful ICT based homeowkr activity which the children love - it really helps them make good progress too! 
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Scholastic Book Fair will be in school from Monday 19th March - Monday 26th March, Please come along and see what amazing books we have on offer.

 

Cinderella does Strictly! Well done to our older pupils in year 5 and 6 for a really enjoyable Christmas performance. They worked extremely hard, acted as a team, showed what you can achieve when you aim high and created a great atmosphere on the stage which we all warmed too. Lovely acting, some super singing, loud clear voices and some unforgettable dancing - definitely worthy of a '10' by the judges! 
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The Sleepy Shepherd - Well done to all of the children and staff in year 1 and year 2 for their performance of the Sleepy Shepherd. The whole audience was captivated by the quality of performance - great singing, super acting and also some fabulous readers in our narrator group. 
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Early Years' Christmas Play - Wriggly Nativity! Well done to all of the children and staff in nursery and reception class for such a tremendous performance. A really high bar was set, and the play was of a standard you might associate with year 1 and year 2 children. Some super acting and great singing - we were all really proud!
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Magic of creative teaching! The nursery children got a shock today when they founds that with a swish of Elsa's magic wand the cheeky nursery 'Elf on the Shelf' had been locked in a block of ice. The children then had to consider ways in which he could be rescued as well as developing their understanding of changing state and technical words such as 'Freezing and Melting' 
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Thank you Miss Goulbourn: In Miss Kelly's absence, we were lucky to have such an excellent teacher with our reception class in Miss Goulbourn. The children have made great progress and the high expectation was clearly seen in what the children were asked to do for the Christmas play. Given a high bar, the children responded magnificently. We are very pleased that Miss Kelly is now fit enough to resume her duties and she is looking forward to a very productive spring term with the children. 
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Christmas Dinner fun! The children enjoyed making their hats and celebrating Christmas dinner together! 
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Christingle - a lovely service: Congratulations to year 3 and 4 and all the staff for arranging a very special Christingle service. It really had a fabulous atmosphere and set the tone for the Christmas events to follow 

 

 

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Bikeability success! Well done to year 5 for their success in completing their Bikeability course. This will help keep the children safe - especially when cycling in the winter months. 
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Creative Curriculum! take a look at these fantastic models! 

 

Year 2 children have worked on their Kings and Queens, Knights and castles theme and the children produced some superb castles with help from family at home.

 

Year 3 children really enjoyed their work on Volcanoes and created some super erupting volcanoes complete with lava! 

 

Both are great examples of using fun and creative learning opportunities to really enhance the children's learning. 

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Bully-busting!! For Bullying awareness week, the children took part in various assemblies and lessons as well as having a class Guardian angel - each child had to take care for another one and see if that child could guess whom their Guardian angel was! We also had a Bullying poster competition - the winners from each age phase - infants, lower juniors and upper juniors are pictured below - their designs will be copied and posted around school to make sure we beat any bullies!! 

 

 

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Operation Christmas Child: Thank you to all of the parents and families who contributed shoe-box presents which will be distributed to children in some far away places. By giving so something generously, you will have really helped to make these children have a special something to smile about come Christmas day.  A special thank you to Reece's great-nan (year 1) who provided well over a dozen boxes - what an amazing gesture!

 

 

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Vikings invade Year 6: We had a 7th century invasion today from Tony and Leo from the Formby Vikings group. Children got to find out all about customs, traditions, jewellery, coins, clothes and weapons. What a great learning experience! 
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Stars of the week - for the week of 6th November. Congratulations to all our winners. 
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Head-boy and Head girl team - We have a great group of year 6 children who are ready to help their friends and share views on school matters. 
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Attendance winners this week: Congratulations to our attendance winners this week - key stage 1 winner was year 1 and key stage 2 winner was Year 5
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Lego-club with a big thanks to our PTA ladies

 

Some of our year 6 pupils are leading lego club for the younger children. The older young leader wrote a letter to our PTA explaining why they would like some help with paying for lego and how this would be a great idea for a lunchtime club. A huge thank you to the PTA for their super support as usual. 

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Science Inquiry Day: The whole school took part in our autumn term science inquiry day this week with lots of curiosity and investigation. Take a look at Year 3's work on making mini Earth models including the various inner layers. Year 2 also enjoyed changing state with their Hedgehog bread. 
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New School Council look the part: As you can see, our new school council team are seen here, proudly displaying their badges. We are penciling in a date for them to meet with us once a month. We are sure they will prove to be a terrific group who will represent the views of the children really well. 
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Always great to see children doing well! Mr Byrne's favourite part of the day is when children come to visit with some excellent hard work. 
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Dragon Machine by Helen Ward: Year 2 are studying this text, and just look at their super Dragon models!
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Going for Goals: Year 6 are working really hard each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon with their Going for Goals work. The children are taking part in a series of selfless tasks around school, such as helping in nursery, with the caretaker and helping in the office. This will really help make the children secondary school ready and boost their self esteem and independence. Keep up the hard work!
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X factor winners have lunch out at McDonald's: 

 

Children receive X factor mini certificates for good behaviour. We drew names out of the X factor box to decide each class winner for the first autumn half term. The lucky winners got to eat lunch with Mrs Slocombe and Mrs Jones - Happy Meals all round for happy, well behaved children! Well done! 

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Visit to local food bank

On Friday 3rd November Katelyn, Charlie (Head girl and Head boy), Chloe and John (Y5 School Councillors) visited Bootle food bank. They went to find out where all of our generous donations of food that we collected during Harvest time went to. They saw all of the food in various boxes and being labelled and sorted by kind volunteers. People visiting the food bank had a voucher and depending on the size of their family where given different amounts of food.

It was lovely to see all of our generous donations going to a worthy cause and helping people less fortunate than ourselves

 

 

 

 

Wear It Pink for Breast Cancer: The school turned pink today to show our support for Breast Cancer awareness. Through your kind contributions and also a reception class cake sale, we raised over £200! Well done everyone! 
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Head-boy and Head girl team: What a great looking team! These year 6 pupils will form our Head-boy and Head girl and deputies group! The year 6 children will be an important line of communication between the children and staff as well as being role model representatives showing visitors and friends of the school around. 

 

 

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Brighten Up the Harvest! Many thanks for all your kind food donations for the local food-bank.

The children learn that they are really helping people and families who really need it. The children followed the CAFOD charity's request to Brighten up the Harvest! Look at those bright clothes!!

 

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Baby and Toddler - Free Stay and Play! 

 

Please come along to our free Baby & Toddler stay and play. The babies, toddlers, mums and dads love it! 

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School Council Vote: Children learn about democracy and voting when picking out our school council team. 

 

Congratulations to all the children who were selected. We are taking part in an important School Council project with all of the other Bootle schools where we are focusing on 'Equality and Diversity' On the picture, year 2 get to exercise their democratic voting right!! 

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Back in time with Ancient Egypt!  Children in year 3 have loved doing research in their own time about the Ancient Egyptians, including making books and mummies! The children had a wow dress up day too with some superb role play! 

 

 

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Attendance champions! Congratulations to our children who collected bronze, silver or gold medals to celebrate excellent attendance in the summer term. Here are a few photos of the successful children. 

 

 

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Reception children settling in with play-leader help! 

 

As you can see from the photographs, oour new reception children are setting in really well to their new surroundings. Many thanks to our fabulous new year 5 play buddies who are literally putting an arm round their shoulder and looking after them on the playground! 

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Crosby Hall update: All of the children and staff are doing well. We had a beach walk yesterday and got a bit of a soaking on the way back! We then had fun and games working out how to put on duvet covers correctly whilst making our beds. Tea was brilliant with home made cottage pie and apple crumble. The children then had dance class and practised some groovy moves. A good sleep and big breakfast today followed by a full day of activities...

 

A further update of today's events will follow....

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'Speak out - stay safe!' NSPCC visit: We had  very important visitors this week when two ladies from the NSPCC came in to talk to the children about staying safe and how they can get help when they need it. They ladies, alongside their mascot Buddy, ran a really informative assembly in a gentle and supportive way, where the children replied with lots of intelligent answers. The ladies then ran workshops with year 5 and 6 discussing different aspects of abuse and bullying, such as on line threats.  Remember abuse is never okay! Speak out and stay safe! 

 

 

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Star of the week: Well done to all of our Star of the week winners for the first week of term - 6th Sept to 8th Sept 
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Sharing and caring! One of our pupils made a wonderful sacrifice this week by having her long hair cut into a bob and donating it to a charity for children who need it. What a great lesson in being kind and putting others first. In the process, she has over a £1000 confirmed sponsorship behind her - we are all so proud! Well done! 
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Working hard over the summer! Many of the pupils continued to work hard with their work during the holiday - such as this clever ICT cartoon strip piece - very well done!!
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Welcome back! What a lovely first day back. 99.9% attendance - no lates - perfect behaviour and everyone looking incredibly smart. 

 

A big welcome especially to our new reception children who have had a terrific first day. 

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Sports day fun: Third time lucky, we finally had some sunshine and were able to enjoy a fabulous sports day - infants taking part in the morning and juniors in the afternoon. Mums and dads were good sports and enjoyed a run out too! Here is a gallery of photographs of the fun day. 
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Goodbye and thank you: 

 

We would like to thank our 4 members of staff who will be leaving us this week: 

 

Miss Dooley has done a terrific job in nursery over the last 3 years and has been central to the dramatic changes and improvements made. 

 

Mrs O'Connor has only been with us for a year but has had a great impact with year 3. 

 

Mrs Harris in the office has been a great ambassador for Holy Spirit for over 2 decades. 

 

Mrs Smith Evans has been a loyal teaching assistant across several classes and has been central to our eco sustainability work. 

 

 

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Nursery Graduation 2017: Congratulations to our nursery graduates for this year. 

 

We had a terrific afternoon - the children received their special shirt and medal and wore their graduation cap and had their photograph taken with their nursery degree diploma. 

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Year 6 Leavers' shield winners: 

 

Well done to our shield winners - we have the following categories: 

 

Overall achievement 

Endeavour 

Boy and Girl Citizenship 

Sport 

Arts

Harry Holding (community and parish) 

Academic success 

Head boy and Head girl award

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Mrs Hadwin helped year 2 and year 6 with their singing
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'Farewell my friends' - the poor teacher was having a bad day (it is only a blip tomorrow will be better) 
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Year 4 Dance team wow everybody: Well done to our year 4 dance team who performed a super dance to 'I will get back up again' from the Trolls soundtrack. Thank you to Mrs Chellew for her usual amazing choreography! 
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Holy Spirit Children's University medals: Well done to our year 2 and year 6 children who all received medals for their participation at extra curricular clubs - children received grades at working towards bronze, bronze, silver and gold award. 

 

 

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Holy Spirit Awards' Celebration evening: 10th July 2017 at Litherland High Starry Nights

 

Year 6 brass ensemble play 24/7 and Viva la Vida by Coldplay - many thanks yo Mrs Edgar for leading our brass team. 

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Summer Fair: A huge thank you to our terrific team of mums and families in our new Friends of Holy Spirit PTA who organised a wonderful summer fair, raising some much needed funds for the benefit of the children. A big thank you for all of your efforts from all of the school and children. 
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Well done! Children in reception class like to come to see Mr Byrne with their fabulous writing - including some capital letters and full stops! 
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Netherton Library visit 

 

Year 3 and 4 enjoyed a great morning out at Netherton Library to launch the Summer

reading challenge 2017.


They were entertained with brilliant stories, lots of props, music and they particularly enjoyed being squirted with water.


All of the children were impeccably behaved and a credit to the school.

 

Jeanette from the library then came and visited the children in school. If children don't read over the summer, their standard will dip. Please take part in the summer reading challenge to make sure your son or daughter hits the ground running come September. 

 

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New nursery children have a lovely first day: Our little ones in nursery had a great time meeting new friends and our new nursery teacher and early years leader, Mrs Woods. 

 

 

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New Reception and New Nursery Stay and Play visits: Our new early years classes enjoyed a lovely afternoon on 4th July, sharing time with their new teachers, Mrs Woods in nursery, and Miss Kelly in reception. The children and mums and dads enjoyed the Teddy Bear picnic theme. It was a great way of easing the little ones into their new surroundings. 

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Y-Kids come to Holy Spirit: Year 6 enjoyed an assault course based transition event this week with the Y-Kids coming to visit. The activities helped the children think about the challenges of High school which lie ahead. 
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Parents Open Afternoon: Mums, dads and families had a lovely time this week during the open afternoon. As the photos show, families clearly enjoyed coming in and spending quality time with their son or daughter, looking at their work and books and sharing their achievements. 
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Miss Jones's art and craft club show their skills: 

 

Well done to the children in the year 3 and year 4 art and craft club for their efforts. Look at their super decorated plant pots!  

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Attendance weekly winners:

 

Well done to year 4 - our latest attendance winners - 26th June 2017 

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Reception children writing skills:

Well done girls! You impressed everyone with your writing skills. Great friends and top writers! 

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Star of the Week - Monday 26th June: 

 

Congratulations to all of our Star of the Week winners. Its always nice for the family at home to see the photo on the website and share the celebration. 

 

 

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Reception make mini habitats 

 

As part of Reception's  topic on endangered animals, the class were set homework to research an endangered animal and build a shoe box habitat. 

 

They were very brave and stood up in assembly on Monday to share these with the school. Mason Cox and Grace Hankin even shared some facts about their animals. 

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Wear Green for School Eco Energy Day and 'Green team' competition 

 

All the children wore green today to share a theme day learning about sustainable energy. Holy Spirit has the Eco schools silver award and aims to get the Green glag award next school year. A new green eco team will be getting picked in the next week or two. All children need to do to be considered for the team is to produce a poster, poem, painting or power-point (or anything else such as a model) to help show the importance of being green and eco friendly at our school. The closing date is Monday 3rd July. We will be picking our new eco team ready for the 2017/2018 school year! Good luck with the competition. 

 

 

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Reception and Year 1 enterprise day: 

 

Once again, we had a super effort by our youngest pupils this time, selling a range of products such as chocolate lollies, sweets, cakes, hair bobbles and even plants they had grown themselves linked to our eco work. 

 

As you can see from the photos, quite a few budding  wheeling and dealing Del boys (and girls) in the making! 

 

 

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Colomendy update (4PM Thursday 22nd June) 

 

The children are having a wonderful time.  Food and weather is good. All smiles and happy friends all round! 

 

Last night, the children enjoyed climbing Jacob's ladder and making camp fires. This morning it has been circuit training (very early!!) the Nightline and Problem solving team work challenges - as you can see from the photos. 

 

Later on, the children are doing climbing, low ropes, bushcraft shelter making and the night walk. 

 

Tomorrow, the children will still have time for Jungle Vines and Fencing! 

 

 

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Playing with the Halle

 

On Thursday 15th June Year 5 had the opportunity to play with the Halle Orchestra.

Over the year all the children in Year 5 have all been learning how to play a brass instrument and all their hard work paid off. Not only did they get to see the Halle play at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, they also got to play and sing with them. This is an experience that I'm sure the children will remember for a very long time.

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Picture 5 Meeting the orchestra
Picture 6 Singing with the orchestra
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Picture 14 Callum playing with the orchestra
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Picture 17 Leah and Mia playing with the orchestra

Year 2 and Year 4 enter the dragon's den: 

 

Well done to all of the children and staff who worked so hard on Friday with their enterprise projects. Year 2 sold alien pencil toppers and chocolate marshmallow lollies. The photo-booth and fun props was tremendously popular. 

 

Year 4 made £112 in 30 minutes with their sale of hair accessories, wrist bands and the very popular ice creams - on a very hot day! 

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Bike It Breakfast: We had a super morning with parents and families coming into visit us in school after cycling into school with their children. We received the Bike It Silver award last year and are proud of our commitment to healthy living. Keep cycling! Well done to Mrs McGlynn for organising the event. 

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Mental Maths Times Table Challenge: We enjoyed a mental maths workout today with year 2 taking on year 3 in a times table competition - followed by year 4 against year 5. 

 

All the classes came into the hall and children came out to the hot spot at the front and had questions fired at them - quickest on the buzzer with the right answer would be the winner!

Well done to all the children who bravely came to the front. 

 

It was a very sporting challenge - year 2 and year 3 drawing 2-2 and year 4 overcoming year 5 by 3 to 2 rounds. 

 

The children know that learning their times tables is very important in terms of doing calculation sums and solving reasoning problems. 

 

 

 

 

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Reception class chat with Mr Byrne: reception children paid a visit to Mr Byrne today to look at their amazing Learning journeys and naughty bus books! 

 

 

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Lunchtime fun: 

 

Here is a taster of how things operate at lunchtime. Plenty of fun and friendship! 

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Bike to School Week:

 

Please remember that its Bike to School week. As you can see from this morning's photo, plenty of children are bringing their bikes in. Please try and cycle, walk or scoot to school. 

 

Friday 16th June at 8 am is our Bike it breakfast. Cycle in with your child and share some breakfast in school. 

 

 

 

 

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Attendance winners for 12th June 2017 

 

Congratulations to year 3 for winning the Junior attendance cup. 

 

Our infant attendance teddy is set to have a make over. He needs a new name and will be dressed in school uniform and act as a reminder to our infant children of the importance of being 'In to Win!' 

 

 

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Star of the week winners - 12th June 2017 - Congratulations for doing so well! 

 

 

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Maths Puzzle champions of the week: 

 

Pupils from year 2, our first winners of our new weekly Maths Puzzle weekly challenge. 

 

The question was.... The answer is 7, what was the question? Both girls gave detailed and clever mathematical responses. 

 

Well done to them - we will be having a weekly Maths cup to present in Monday awards' assembly 

 

 

Maths Challenge winners 12th June 2017

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Baby Buddies! Come along! 

 

Come along with your baby or toddler to our free 'stay and play' each Monday from 9 am 

 

Children play games, learn new skills and have fun. Its a good chance for mums (and dads) to get out of the house and meet other parents. Snack is provided for free. 

 

We have had away day trips to Jake's Sensory World and also received a visit from the Sensory Bus. 

 

Come along to 'Baby Buddies' every Monday! 

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Star of the week winners 

 

Congratulations to some of our recent Star of the week winners. 

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Attendance medal achievement:

 

Congratulations to all of the children who recently received bronze medals for full attendance for the spring term and silver medals for 100% attendance for the whole school year so far. 

 

If children's attendance is low, they fall behind their class mates with their progress. 

 

Make sure that all of the children at Holy Spirit are 'in to win' like our medal winners! 

Congratulations attendance medal winners!

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Year 3 and Year 5 Business enterprise sale - 9th June 

 

We are running ‘Dragon’s Den style business enterprise activities. Today it was year 3 and year 5 taking their turn. Year 3 sold hot dogs and Year 5 sold toast, and made and sold loom wrist bands and stress balls! The class had a £10 budget, conducted research on the cost of buying materials, produced business plans and worked out profit margins. This work allows children to work as a team, listen and share ideas, think outside the box, understand the value of money and work out challenging maths sums. Yesterday, year 3 told me they had worked out they would sell 72 hot dogs and would need 9 tins of hot dogs (with 8 hot dogs in each) and 12 packs of buns (with 6 in each) allowing 72 of each!

 

Take a look of the pictures of year 5 selling their loom bands. 

 

Next week it is the turn of Year 2 and Year 4 to enter the Dragon's Den! 

 

 

 

 

Year 5 enter the Dragon's Den - making and selling loom wrist bands on Enterprise day

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  Hinduism Day - Tuesday 1st November

 

On Tuesday all children enjoyed a Hinduism day. They enjoyed learning about another faith and showed great respect. The girls enjoyed wearing a range of saris and the boys tried on different prayer shawls and turbans. They listened to different stories about the Hindu Gods and Goddesses and danced away to different music. The children also learnt how to say hello in Hindi – Namaste

The lady who organised the Hinduism Workshop was very impressed by the children’s attitude and behaviour. She made this comment after the day. “Thank you very much for inviting me to Holy Spirit. I felt very welcome at your school, and had a wonderful time.”

 

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Tuck shop launched! The school council's latest success has been to organise a healthy tuck shop. Year 6 monitors run the trolley which has healthy snacks to sell at morning break. The council organised the rules for organising the shop as well as arranging the prices of the items with Mrs Moore. Simple rules help the routine run smoothly such as good manners, taking turns, respecting the queue and avoiding litter. 

The new Healthy Tuck shop has been a real success

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Nursery graduation success

 

Our nursery pupils passed out recently with flying colours at their graduation ceremony. Proud parents and families looked on as the children received commemorative shirts, gold graduation medals, special certificates and even mortar board hats with the school crest. Well done to all the children and best of luck in your adventures going into reception class! 

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Nursery pupils enjoy their special day!

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