A warm welcome back to all our students here at St. Patricks. This term is always a busy one for the school, so please check the newsletters for regular updates, as we head towards the festive season. Year 6 will be having our PDS coach (Neil) this term, each Wednesday afternoon for gymnastics as part of our PE sessions. In December, Y6 will be visiting Croxteth Hall Park to celebrate a Victorian Christmas, which links into our History topic of Significant British Monarchs. A letter about the trip will be sent home with more information.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please call the office and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Children are asked to bring their reading book and diary to school on a daily basis as this will enable me to provide a comment to inform parents when children have taken part in Guided Reading sessions. Reading diaries are also to be used by the children to record what they have read and for parents/carers to provide feedback, or make comments, on the reading they have done with their child.
We will send spellings, English and Maths homework out every Friday to be returned to school the following Wednesday. Please encourage your children to complete their homework every week as well as reading each night (approx. 20-30mins). These are excellent habits to prepare children for high school and a key part in consolidating their learning. Revising times tables will also help your child with key elements of Maths.
If your child is finding homework a challenge please come into school so we can discuss it together.
Year 6 will be swimming this term every Wednesday, until the 13th November. Please ensure your child has the appropriate swimming kit, including goggles, a swimming cap and towel.
P.E. sessions will take place every Tuesday (Netball) and Wednesday (gymnastics). Please ensure a full P.E. kit is brought to school and that items are clearly labelled.
A quick reminder -if your child has a medical condition that staff need to know about, please inform school as soon as possible. If your child requires an inhaler, or any other medicine, please make sure it has been returned to school, and is not out of date.
Thanks again for all your support over the coming year.
Miss R. McAteer
New Councillors Elected
This term saw our new School and Eco-Councillors elected in school. All children who participated in the debates did a fantastic job with their manifestos and presentations. A big congratulations goes out to the new Councillors for Y6Mc.
School Councillors: Jake Taylor and Isla Murray
Eco- Councillors: Millie Murphy and Sophie Hawksworth.
Well done to them - I'm confident they will do an amazing job.
Come and See
At St. Patrick's we are very blessed to have such a wonderful parish priest in Fr. John. He often visits school and this term Year 6 wanted to repay the compliment. We went to church to speak to Fr. John about his Ordination as part of our Come and See Topic and ask him about his vocation and calling to the priesthood. As always, the children were full of questions and it was a lovely opportunity for us to celebrate and pray with Fr. John at Church.
Trip To Christ the King
Year 6 had a lovely enrichment day at Stanley High last week, building rockets and learning about the Evacuation during World War II. On Tuesday 1st October all Yr6 children will have the opportunity to go to Christ the King for a Science Day. We will be picked up from school by bus and brought back to school by the end of the day. If your child is usually a hot dinner, a school packed lunch will be provided, unless we are otherwise informed.
Packed lunches should be in a disposable bag and please, no glass bottles or fizzy drinks.
Miss R. McAteer