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Annual Exhibition 2023
Our next exhibition will take place in May 2023. The theme for this year will be Our City, Our School Our Values Check the April edition of our newsletter for all the exhibition information.
Platinum Jubilee Exhibition May 2022
We are looking forward to families joining us in school for our first family event this year.
School will be open from 3.30 to 4.30 every day during the week of 23rd to 27th May when you can join us to see an exhibition of work from every year group, celebrating the life of the Queen.
Please see the May edition of our newsletter by clicking on the link below for further details.
May Newsletter 2022 - click here
During the week, families will be able to visit the exhibition after school from 3.30 - 4.30pm as
Monday 23rd - Nursery and Reception
Tuesday 24th - Y1 and Y2
Wednesday 25th - Y3 and Y4
Thursday 26th -Y5
Friday 27th - Y6
The Circus is coming to WPS !
The circus is coming to Woolton Primary School on Friday 3rd May 2019, 6 to 8 pm and Saturday 4th May 2019, 2 to 4 pm. Please remember to return your circus ticket allocation form as soon as possible to confirm your place.
Children and staff have been working hard to achieve the Liverpool Counts Quality Mark. Maths for Life is our whole school theme. Next time you visit school please look out for our LCQM displays or ask your child about their recent maths work.
Remembrance in Woolton Village
Well done to our Year Six children, they recently used their wonderful presentation skills to write the names of local soldiers on the remembrance crosses now laid at the village memorial.
A group of children also attended the memorial event and read some of their own writing about WW1. Thank to Woolton in Bloom for inviting us to take part in this special local event.
Kindness at WPS our value for 2018-19
Our Year Five children have recently completed some wonderful art work to develop a symbol for our 2018-19 value of kindness. You can see their ideas below and they will be displayed around school shortly.
GDPR Update - General Data Protection Update
You may have recently heard that data protection regulations are changing.
GPDR - the new General Data Protection Regulation will apply in all EU member states from 25th May 2018. This will affect how schools manage personal data and how this is protected and shared.
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) is the result of four years of work by the EU to bring data protection legislation into line with new, previously unforeseen ways that data is now used.
Currently, the UK relies on the Data Protection Act 1998, which was enacted following the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive, this will be superseded by the new legislation. This introduces tougher fines for non-compliance and breaches, and gives people more say over what companies and organisations can do with their data. it also makes data protection rules standard across the EU.
WPS has been working to update privacy notices and information, policies and consent forms to make sure we are compliant with the new GPDR.
Please see the additional information below:
WPS Privacy Notice for Pupils May 2018
WPS Privacy Notice for Staff May 2018
News and Events
Well done to all our WPS children for achieving such a positive start to the new school year. On Friday 29th September we celebrated the start of the school year with our Back to School Celebration awards, this was also our sixth birthday as WPS. There were special assemblies for each school phase and recognition of some wonderful achievements during our first few weeks of school. Well done everyone!
Summer Term 2017
Year Six Test Week
The Year Six end of KS2 test week takes place during the week commencing Monday 8th May. The timetable for the week is listed below. You can find further information about the tests by following the blue link to the information leaflet from the Standards and Testing Agency.
Spring Term 2017
The WPS Giant Library Book is open!
The WPS Giant Library Book and World Book Day 2017
We are looking forward to the opening of our Giant Library Book on World Book Day 2017. A special opening event will take place on this day when we will be joined by Mayor Joe Anderson and many of the volunteers who have worked tirelessly to bring our giant book to life.
Autumn Term 2016
Resident Story Teller - A Giant Storytelling Week.
Local storyteller Gav Cross has joined WPS as our storyteller in residence during this week. Gav is working with children from classes across school sharing stories in his immersive story telling tent.
Y6 World War Two Day
Children from Year 6 had the chance to learn all about World War Two on Monday 3rd October, including what life was like as an evacuee.
Design the Fifth Birthday Card Competition
Thank you for all of your designs for the design the Woolton Primary School fifth birthday card competition. There were some excellent designs and plenty to choose from. Here are some of the winners below.
Winning designs by, Olivia - RH, Jessica RL, Alex 1BM, Lucy 2R, Isobel 4S, Poppy 4S, Will, 5M, Holly 6M, Kiera 5M and Beth 6B.
Celebration Week - WPS is five years old.
From Monday 26th September children will take part in a week of celebrations with many of our activities focussed around reading. During the week we will celebrate the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl and National Poetry Day, as well as using Blaise, our very own library bus. Make sure you are in school all this week so that you don’t miss out! See below for all the special activities for our WPS Celebration Week.
Celebration Week Timetable
Tuesday 27th September
WPS Values Day – Respect – Class Activities
Wednesday 28th September
Drama workshops - Matilda, Roald Dahl’s birthday - Y2 classes and 1C
Y6 Cookery Workshops – Healthy Celebration Food
|Thursday 29th September||
Y6 and Y5 Poetry assembly Levi Tafari – Hall 1
Y5 Poetry Workshops – Levi Tafari
Drama workshops - Matilda, Roald Dahl’s birthday - Y3 classes and 1BM
100% attendance rewards from 2015 – 2016 - Y1 – Y3
Friday 30th September
Celebration Party Lunch
Y6 Poetry Workshop with Levi Tafari
Back to School Celebration Awards:
Drama workshops - Matilda, Roald Dahl’s birthday – Y4 classes and 1U
Attendance Rewards from 2015 – 2016 - Y4, Y5 and Y6
September Attendance Challenge Class Reward – The class with the highest attendance for September will visit Blaise the Bus on Friday afternoon.
Macmillan Cancer Support Raffle – win a coffee morning hamper, 20p to enter.
Welcome back to the new school year 2016 – 2017 and the fifth birthday of Woolton Primary School.
Blaise the Library Bus Preview
Summer Term 2016
Y6 Test Timetable 2016
Year 6 test week is approaching quickly and we would like to update you with some final information and details.
Test time table
Test week takes place from Monday 9th to Friday May 13th please see the timetable below. Please ensure your child is in school every day for test week, it is very important for children to take part in all of the tests.
Y6 Test Timetable 2016
Monday 9 May 2016
Key Stage 2 English reading test
Tuesday 10 May 2016
Key Stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, Paper 1, short answer questions.
Key Stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, Paper 2, spelling.
Wednesday 11 May 2016
Key Stage 2 mathematics, Paper 1 arithmetic test. Key stage 2 mathematics, Paper 2 reasoning.
Thursday 12 May 2016
Key Stage 2 mathematics, Paper 3, reasoning.
School arrangements for test week – Breakfast Club
We are offering Y6 children the opportunity for a special Y6 breakfast Club during test week. School will be open from for Y6 children 8.15am during test week and we are encouraging children to come to school from this time and to meet in Hall 1 by the main entrance. Children can then enjoy special breakfast with their friends.
Special Rewards Trip – Friday 13th May
We are very proud of our Year 6 children, they have all worked very hard throughout this school year and we would like to send them on the first of several rewards trips at the end of test week. We have arranged a bowling trip to Super Bowl Widnes on Friday May 13th. This will be a lovely end to a busy test week. We will send you further details shortly. Thank you for your support and best wishes to our wonderful Year 6 children for test week, they all deserve to do exceptionally well.
Reporting Arrangement Meeting Thursday 9th June at either 9.10am or 4.45pm.
As children have participated in a new testing and assessment system this year, we would like to invite you to end of year assessment meeting. This will be an opportunity for us to explain the reporting arrangements for the outcomes of the new testing and assessment system. The meeting will be on Thursday 9th June at either 9.10am or 4.45pm.
There is an information meeting for parents of children who are going to Colomendy on Wednesday 27th April at 4.45pm.
Please contact any of the Year 6 staff if you would like further information or have any questions.
PARKING NEAR SCHOOL PREMISES - Information from Liverpool City Council
Please see the important parking information about parking around Woolton Primary sent from Liverpool City Council.
Year One Music through the Decades Celebration Day
Following the huge success of our Stone Age Art week, Y1 were excited to announce a special History week. The theme was Music through the Decades. During the week children learnt about how music has changed over time.
Y1 then invited parents/carers into school for special a display of their learning and work on the afternoon of Friday 26th February 2016. This gave parents/carers the opportunity to see their child's wonderful work.
On on this day children dressed as music icons from different eras.
6D at Croxteth Hall
As part of a attendance reward 6D won a trip to Croxteth Hall to experieince what a Christmas would be like in Victorian times. Children went dressed in tradiutional clothing from the era and so did the staff.
Children in Need
A big thank you to everyone who took part in the Children in Need raffle and the and the copper coin collection, we managed to raise a total of £458.10 for Children in Need.
Year 1 and Year 2 Writing and Art Exhibtion @ St James Church
Thank you to all the parent and carers who attended our Y1/Y2 writing and art display at St James Church on Saturday morning. Some wonderful writing and art work from our recent curriculum week was displayed.
Well done to all our Y1/Y2 children and thank you to Lower Phase staff for organising this event. You can see pictures below.
The Big Draw 2015 – Every Drawing Tells a Story
Well done to the winners of our Big Draw competition 2015, their work will be displayed in school shortly, along with the other competition entries.
Thank you to Mrs Monaghan for organising this years competition.
The winners were:
N – Jessica P
R – Alex T
Y1 – Emily A
Y2 – Eve R
Y3 – Ruby Mc
Y4 – Holly F
Y5 – Holly W
Y6 – Jessica S
Y6 Curriculum Week - History - World War 2
Our Y6 children had a fantastic week last week discovering all about life in Britain in WW2. Y6 children took part in special activities including being a evacuee for a day and learning how to cook with rationed food. You can see some of their pictures below.
Back to School Celebration Awards
Well done to the winners of our Back to School Celebration Awards. Please see the table below for a list of our award winners. Thank you to all the WPS Governors who joined us to present the awards.
Y1 and Y2
Y3 and Y4
Y5 and Y6
Best start in Reading Award
Best start in Maths Award
Celebration Citizenship Award
Celebration Art Award
Celebration Award: Computing
Celebration Playtime Award
Celebration Lunchtime Award
Phase Award One
Ruby W (Being a Good Friend)
Reece M (Science)
Jamie H (Writing)
Phase Award Two
Esme F(Best Presentation)
Declan T (Lunchtime Conduct)
Phase Award Three
Layla FF (Pride in Uniform)
Ruby C (Sportsmanship)
Aaron D (Resilience)
You may have noticed a new arrival on our school premises today – our big red bus! Over the forthcoming weeks we will be converting our bus into a new and exciting additional learning space. We will keep you updated in our weekly newsletters. Later this week we will be launching a special competition to name the WPS bus. The competition results will be announced during our celebration day on the 30th September 2015.
Back to School Celebration Awards
Our Back to School Celebration Awards will take place on Wednesday 30th September 2015, this is also official our fourth birthday as Woolton Primary School. Award assemblies will take place in each school phase as follows;
- EYFS – Nursery and Reception
- Lower Phase Y1 and Y2
- Middle Phase – Y3 and Y4
- Upper Phase – Y5 and Y6
A range of awards will be presented to celebrate the start of our new school year, we will also be presenting some very special attendance awards.
There will be awards for achievement's in reading, maths, arts, computing and sports as well as citizenship awards for lunchtimes and playtimes. Each phase will also be presenting three of their own special category awards.
We will let you know the winners of our Back to School Celebration awards in our newsletter on Monday 5th October.
Cross Country Championship One 2014 - 2015
Well done to our Cross Country team who took part in the Championship on Wednesday 18th March. Congratulations to our Y6 girls and boys teams who both came first place. A big thank you to all the parents and carers who helped out and Mrs Irwin and the staff team for coaching the children throughout the year.
World Book Day 2015
Kingswood Colomendy Residential trip Y4 and Y5
Well done to all the children who attended the Kingswood Colomendy residential trips. The children had a wonderful time and behaved exceptionally well, a true credit to our school. Thank you to all the WPS staff who accompanied the children and made the trips so successful and a special thank you to Mr Hetherington, he stayed for the whole week. Well done everyone!
News and Events Autumn Term 2 2014
WPS New Curriculum Speed Learning For Parents/Carers
If you would like to learn more about the new primary school curriculum then please join us for a special event on Thursday 27th November from 6.00-7.30pm.
News and Events Autumn Term 1 2014
The Big Draw Cityscape
Big Draw Cityscapes Quiz Answers October 2014
Well done to our winners - Harry Y5, Tia Y3 and Josh Y2
1. Shanghai - not Toronto!
3. San Francisco
5. New York
6. London Houses of Parliament
7. London City
School Council Photography Project October 2014
As part of our celebration of being part of the Woolton community our school council worked with a professional photographer to create a photography project based around Woolton Village. You can see some of their wonderful pictures below.
The Big Draw October 2014
We are looking forward to taking part in The Big Draw for the first time this October. During the weekend starting 17th October we hope to encourage as many children as possible to take part in our Big Draw competition. You can find further information about The Big Draw below. We will be sharing details with the children during assemblies and art lessons over the next two weeks and children will bring a competiton information pack home on Friday 17th October.
Big Draw 2014, for information about Stephen Wiltshire Click here.pdf
A message from our Y6 Citizenship Group
Liverpool City of Readers
WPS Summer Reading Review 2014
Welcome back to school, it was great to start the new school year with an event to celebrate our involvement in the Liverpool City of Readers Project. We asked all children and staff to bring their favourite summer reading books to school and we spent some time sharing our books and discussing our favourites.
Each class selected their overall favourite summer read and we have now worked out our Summer 2014 top ten reading books. You can see the list below.
All the children who brought books to school or sent in pictures were entered into a special prize draw with the winners receiving a set of best selling books. Well done to all our winners, you can see their pictures along with some of our other favourite books by clicking the link below.
We have lots more reading events planned for the Autumn term, as well as a special new whole school project that will get us all reading - watch this space for some exciting reading news later this term!
Click on the picture below to see lots more photos
Summer Reading Review 2014 Pictures.pdf
News and Events Summer Term 2
Coming soon ****Friday 23rd May****Spot the bully
Year Six Test week - May 12th-16th
Best wishes to our Year 6 children as they complete the final preparations for their test week. You can see a copy of their test timetable listed below. Good luck Y6 and remember you can join us for the special Y6 Breakfast Club from 8.30 on Monday to Thursday during test week.
May Attendance Challenge
Our Class Attendance Challenge is back for May, you can find more information about our school attendance activities on our updated attendance page.
World Book Day 6th March 2014
Our theme for World Book Day 2014 is a celebration of authors and writers from Liverpool. Each year group has an author to study. On Thursday afternoon we will also be celebrating Liverpool life, enjoying a scouse taster session and listening to some famous songs and music from Liverpool too.
Click on the following link to view the full information leaflet:
World Book Day 6th March
Our theme for World Book Day this year is Liverpool Authors Each year has an author from Liverpool to learn about next week. Please see the information leaflet attached.
Stories by Brian Jacques Liverpool Ghost Stories by Tom Slemen
Stories by Alan Gibbons and Frank Cottrell Boyce
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Children’s History of Liverpool – Curtis Watt
Funny Poetry and Rhymes by Roger McGough
Funny Poetry and Rhymes by Roger McGough
Shirley Hughes – Dogger and Other Favourites
Shirley Hughes – Stories about Alfie
World Book Day Activities– Liverpool Authors theme - Thursday 6th March
Each class will be taking part in a special class #extremeread competiton with the chance to win some new class library books. Look out for our limited edition Star Reader Postcards they will be posted out to one reader from each class every day this week.
New award for Spring Term - Creative Thinker of the Week
This week we have two pictures for the Creative Thinker Award, one for KS2 and one for KS1. Good luck and get thinking creative.
How would a rainbow feel if you could touch it?
You step off a bus in the year 2933. Describe what you see?
During Spring Term we have a special new award to present each week - Creative Thinker of the Week ! A different puzzle or problem will be posted on each of our creative thinking displays around school and children will be encouraged to think about answers and solutions and post their ideas in the special boxes on the displays. Our creative thinkers will be selected each week and they will receive a special award during our Friday assembly.
How creative can you be?
How did this man get stuck in the wall?
If these walls had ears what would they hear?
Who lives in this house, and why do they live there?
If you could sit on this bench for 1 hour with anyone past or present who would it be?
Chinese New Year - Kung Hei Fat Choi.
Year 1 were joined by Lion Dancers yesterday to help celebrate and learn about Chinese New Year, the year of the horse. There will be a special raffle on Friday to win a Chinese New Year hamper. Look out for flyers on Thursday.
The new Woolton Fuss is out now! click below to see the latest issue
Autumn Term 2013 - 2014 Events
Christmas Card Competition Entries
WPS Christmas Card Competition 2013
Friday 15th November is Children in Need Day we are hoping everyone will wear something spotty. There will be further information in the next newsletter.
Where in the world quiz winners
Thank you to everyone who completed the 100 questions in our Where in the world quiz - well done! You can see pictures of some of the winners below.
Community News - special event in Woolton Village
October Attendance Challenge Results
All our Harvest donations and gifts were taken to the South Liverpool Foodbank last Friday. Staff at the Foodbank were very pleased with our contributions as their stock levels were very low, its good to know all our donations are appreciated. Y1 children helped to load up Mr Carrick's car with all the gifts of food.
Y1 Harvest Assembly October 2013
Well done to all our Y1 children, they recently took part in a wonderful harvest assembly. Thank you to our families and friends for the many kind gifts of harvest food, all gifts will be donated to the South Liverpool Food bank.
Year 1 Harvest Assemblies
Our Y1 Harvest assemblies will take place on Friday 18th October. We would appreciate any donations of dried or tinned foods. All donations will be given to our local foodbank.
Please take care when parking and driving near our school premises. School has received a number of complaints from neighbours about cars blocking driveways and limiting their access. Our community police have agreed to continue to patrol Out Lane and will fine cars parked illegally. Please take care when driving near school.
Where in the World?
Family Geography Quiz Autumn 2013
We hope you will be able to take part in our new family geography quiz. To take part you will need to name as many places as you can in our special picture quiz below. If you took part in our Where in the World? Summer Project, you may see your entry included.
Please complete the answer sheet and return this to your class teacher by Monday 14th October.
We have a family geography pack including games and activities to award to the winning entry. Good luck!
Click the picture below to open the quiz.
Click the red link below to open an entry form
Where in the World Family Geography Quiz Entry form
Macmillan Coffee Afternoon - Friday 27th September
We hope you will be able to join us for our Macmillan Coffee Afternoon on Friday 27th September. Tickets are available from the school office costing £1.50 each this includes afternoon tea and entry to a prize draw. All proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
WOOLTON BATHS WILL BE OPEN 12th to 14th SEPTEMBER
DURING WOOLTON & GATEACRE CENTENARY WEEKEND
ENTRY IS FREE
(Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Woolton Baths, Allerton Road, Woolton Village L25 will be open to members of the public for viewing on 12th to 14th September staffed by volunteers from 10am to 3pm each day.
There is no charge for entry, although some memorabilia will be on sale, and we will be seeking donations to the project to help fund reopening. Visitors can see a selection of the congratulatory 120th birthday cards donated by schools / local individuals, Woolton Swimming Club history, and view the pool as well as the rear courtyard where the former fire station was located.
News and Events Summer Term 2013
Year 4 Violin Performance
Class 4R, along with solo violinists, performed an excellent Violin concert today in front of proud parents. 4R have been practising much of the year and all of their hard work paid off with an excellent performance. A big thanks goes to all the parents who attended, Mr Robertson and Miss Kearley from resonate.
Well done to the children in our new school chess team. The children were silver medal winners at their first chess tournament at Sacred Heart School. We have been able to work with Mr Bourke from Chess in the Community this year. Mr Bourke has led our after school chess club and has taught chess skills to our Y3 classes.
The children from our Chess Team made a very special chess cake to thank Mr Bourke for all his hard work.
Eco Club Friday Raffle
Woolton Baths Special Birthday - 120 years old on 28th June
Woolton Baths will celebrate its 120th birthday on June 28th! Local schools and residents have been invited to take part in the forthcoming celebrations with a range of exciting activities and events organised to mark this special occasion.
Part of the celebrations will include The Great Woolton Bake, a competition open to all, please click on the link below for further details.
We will be joining the celebrations along with other local schools who have all been invited to mark the day by writing stories, poems and making birthday cards to be displayed at the baths.
To help children with their work we received a wonderful local history pack with lots of information about the baths and its history.
We will keep you updated in the coming weeks.
WPS Parent Voice Group
The first meeting of our new Parent Voice Group took place on Thursday 6th June.
Although a small group to start off with there was plenty of enthusiasm and lots of great ideas shared. The group hopes to meet once a month initially and to attract lots more parents and carers as it develops.
Three main ideas came from the first meeting and we will start to work on these straight away.
1. A Home School Agreement for September
2. A Road Safety Campaign
3. A project to encourage us all to take care of our school grounds and surrounding area eg: anti - litter work
We hope to meet again before the end of this school year and will let you know the date of the next meeting later this week.
An update from our Eco Club - June 2013
With the support of Miss Davies, our Eco Club continues to be one of our most active clubs in school. Children are currently working hard to ensure we achieve the first stage of our Eco School Award before we finish for the Summer holidays.
They are working on a gardening project and will be holding a vintage stall at the Summer Fair. Any donations of garden plants or shrubs and any old plates would be gratefully received.
Look what they are making now - recycling old plates to make cake stands!
Attendance Poster Competiton
The winner of our Attendance Poster Competition is Jessica from Y3. Jessicas poster includes a poem encouraging children to come to school and enjoy learning. Well done Jessica! You can see the winning poster displayed around school and on the attendance page of our website.
Hayley from Y6 and Lucy form Y4 are the runners up.
Summer 1 Attendance Challenge
Did you achieve 96%+ attendance this half-term? Postcards for our Amazing Attendance Awards Round 3 have been posted.
Year Six Test Week
Timetable - tests start on Monday 13th May
School Term dates 2013-2014
Please see the link below for the school term dates for the next academic year 2013-2014, this includes staff training days.
WPS Term dates 2013-14
WPS Attendance Challenge Summer 1
Amazing Attendance Awards Prize Draw
Did you achieve 96%+ attendance during the Spring Term? Well done if you did, you achieved our school attendance target and have been entered into the Amazing Attendance Awards. Look out for our postcards. We posted them last Thursday!
Attendance Update April 2013.
The WPS Amazing Attendance Awards are back for the start of the Summer Term. The poll to vote for the prizes closed on Thursday April 18th and you voted for a Kindle to be the main Prize. Prizes will be awarded during the week begining Monday April 22nd.
Parent/Carer School Voice Group - Members needed for May 2013
Would you be interested in helping us develop and update school Policy for 2013-2014? We need your views, opinions and ideas to help us develop our practice further. Information about meetings and taking part will be shared during the week begining Monday April 15th.
Get involved and have your say!
Update from the Governing Body
Elections for the Chair and Deputy Chair of our Governing Body took place at the last meeting.
The results are as follows:
Chair - Mrs Sheila Adams was re-elected
Deputy Chair - Dr. Jason Kirby, Parent Governor was elected.
Both will hold office for twelve months.
A full List of WPS Governors can be seen on the School Governors page of the website.
News and Events Spring Term 2013
Friday 28th June - Important information
Out Lane Crossing Patrol
There will be no school crossing patrol for the afternoon session
Plaese read the link below - thank you
Easter Egg Decorating Competition 2013
A letter from the queen
One of our Year 6 School Council members wrote a letter to the Queen and received a reply, click on the link to see what the letter said.
The Romans visit Year 4
The Dewa Roman Experience came to visit Year 4 earlier this week. The children found out about life in Roman times and took part in lots of activities including practicing some battle tactics.
Red Nose Day 2013
Thank you for all your donations for Comic Relief. We will let you know the total amount of money raised and the names of the winners of our design a Red Nose Day t-shirt competition on Monday March 18th.
KS 2 children enjoyed an unexpected activity at lunchtime today - check out the video below to see what they got up to!!!
WPS courses for parents and carers
Please click below to view a copy of our information leaflet detailing a range of new courses we will be offering this next half term and throughout the summer term. Booking details are listed and places can be reserved by returing the form on the leaflet or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the leaflet will also be disributed during the week begining February 25th.
Leaflet - WPS New Technologies courses for parents March to July 2013
World Book Day 2013 - Thursday March 7th
We are organising a range of activities for World Book day on March 7th. We will be sending you full details next week including information about Ready Steady Read which we hope lots of you will take part in.
There will be some of our usual WPS competitions and maybe some visitors to look out for on the day.
Our weekly Reading Achievement Awards and our bring a book to school for Reading Fridays will also continue during this half-term.
WPS School Council have been preparing for World Book Day by writing to their favourite authors - their first reply, with some great advice, is from David Walliams!!
David says - "Keep reading, its good for you!"
A message from our Year Five Citizenship Group
We have just organised a Valentines Day Raffle in aid of sendacow.org. We hoped to raise £24 which would have enabled us to send four chickens to a family in the developing world. As we raised just over £79 we can now send 8 chickens and one goat, at a total cost of £77. Thank you for all your donations. To send a dairy cow costs £750 - we would like to work towards this by July 2013.
Please see the information below about sendacow.org.
From Anya, Lydia and Charlee Y5.
Kung Hey Fat Choi - Happy New Year
2013 Year of the Snake
Year 1 children will be taking part in a special new year celebration on Wednesday February 13th.
Well done children!
Well done to all of our children, the recent Oftsed visitors noticed how much our children enjoy their learning and how proud they are of our school. The inpectors reported that our children are "keen and eager to learn."
The Ofsted Team also said...
"Pupils are friendly, courteous and well-mannered. They move around the school quietly and sensibly. They get on well with one another and with all the adults in an environment of mutual respect. A typical pupil view is ‘Our school is safe, fun and you can be yourself’."
To reward children for all their hard work and continued efforts we have organised some additional activities for next week. These include visits from an entertainer and some film afternoons.
Penalty Kick Shoot Out
Last week Woolton Primary School took part in a special penalty kick shoot out. Well done to our champion who got an amazing 175 points!
Safer Internet Day 2013 -Tuesday February 5th
Safer Internet Day 2013 is on Tuesday February 5th. To ensure we all have the chance to take part children will be engaging in different activities throughout the whole of this week. Activities range from assemblies to specially planned lessons and art classes
Watch this space for updates as the week progresses.
Woolton Primary School Ofsted Report January 2013
I am pleased to be able to attach a copy of the full Ofsted report following our inspection on 16thand 17th January 2013.
The report will be published on the Ofsted website ( http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/) within five working days.
I am very proud to be able to report that we have achieved good judgements in all areas and we are officially a good school!
After only four terms since amalgamation this is a wonderful achievement and a true reflection of all the hard work and efforts of our children, our whole staff team and your support. Please try to read the full report, as it gives a really positive overview of all we have achieved so far.
Well done to our children and thank you to everyone for your continued support.
If you would like to ask me any questions about the report please contact me through the school office. email@example.com
Click here to view the Ofsted report.
National Storytelling Week 2013
The Great Big Story Character Challenge
To help us celebrate National Storytelling Week 2013 and be in with the chance of winning a range of reading related prizes, we would like to invite you to take part in our Great Big Story Character Challenge
Are you ready to take the challenge?
Follow the link below to preview the quiz - more details of how to enter will be shared in the newsletter on Monday January 28th.
WPS Great Big Story Character Challenge 2013
Great big Story Character Challenge Answer sheet 2013.doc - can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Character Challenge 2013 answers
Well done to our winners! Adam in Year 6, Leah in Year 3, and Luca in Reception
Reading Friday's are here!
Reading Fridays will start this week. Children are invited to bring in their favourite book from home or a book they are currently reading. There will be a show and tell in class and pupils can discuss their books with other class members. Different classes will be blogging about their favourite books and authors on our new reading blog. Look out for updates on twitter too. @wooltonprimary #Reading Friday #we love reading
We have also started making use of the new reading areas around the school. Year 6 children have been helping out with Year 2 readers.
Monday January 21st - Visitors from Peru
Despite the snow we have just had some very special visitors from Peru. The visitors were two boys called Eric and David and they spent the day with Year 4. Our pupils were very excited and got to ask the boys lots of questions about the culture and traditions of Peru. The boys speak spanish, which is lucky, as our KS1 and KS2 children are learning spanish in lessons. Year 4 children enjoyed trying their spanish skills and asking questions helped by Senorita Amy. The visitors took part in PE lessons, had a try to our computers in the ICT suite. They said they really enjoyed our school hot dinners especially on such a cold and snowy day. The boys are going to keep in touch by email and hopefully write to us from their school in Peru.
Your Snow Pictures
Weather Update – Communication
We plan to keep school open during the bad weather. Please note the following:
- Parentmail has experienced problems due to the large volume of schools accessing their service
- School Jotter, who host our Website, have also experienced problems since the start of the bad weather on Friday
- We are constantly trying to update and send information to you – lots of other schools are experiencing similar problems
To further help communication we have set up a Twitter account:
which can help us bypass any current communication issues. Children will not be able to follow us on Twitter and school will block any children trying to follow us or any attempt to follow that we feel unsuitable. We will continually try to update the Website and Parentmail.
If you would like to be added to the school emailing list please email email@example.com with your child's class and name.
As you know we were visited by OFSTED on Wednesday and Thursday of last week. Although the judgements of the Inspection remain confidential until the Report is published, I can tell you that we are very pleased with the result and I will be sharing the Report to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your support during OFSTED week and well done to all our children.
What was your favourite moment of 2012?
Click on the red file above for some reminders.
Chinese New Year - 2013 Year of the Snake
Chinese New Year 2013 will take place on February 10th - watch this space for activities in school.
News and Events Autumn Term 2012
Healthy School Awards
We have recently achieved the Liverpool Healthy Schools Award, our Head Boy and Head Girl, Nick and Sarah, were presented with the award by Stephen Tiffany and Adella Ball. Stephen and Adella support schools across Liverpool to achieve this important award. Well done everyone!
Year 6 Blitz School
Children from Year 6 recently took part in a World War Two day. Blitz School demonstrated what life would have been like during world War Two. Pupils also got the chance to participate in many activities and many dressed up as evacuees.
Children across the school enjoyed a Panto by Black Box Theatre Company. The Panto was performed by only three actors and was enjoyed by all. Some of the costumes were excellent!
Christmas Card Competition
The Christmas Card Competition has been an excellent success with many children taking part. The deadline has now passed and the winners are being decided! Thank you for all your entries.
Well done to the winners who were Harry in 2B and Amber in R'OC.
Woolton Primary School Magazine
As part of our Get Writing @ Woolton Primary School project, Year 5 children have been attending an afterschool writing club. Children have worked with Miss Edwards and Miss McKinney to produce the first WPS magazine.
Our Christmas edition will be published during the last week of this term. We are hoping as many children as possible will enter our magazine competitions. The closing date is Wednesday 5th December.
The competitions are as follows.
Nursery Reception and Year 1 - Christmas Picture
Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 - Christmas Poem
Year 5 and Year 6 - Christmas Story (101 words)
Please follow the link to the letters page for further details.
WPS Christmas Card Competition 2012
Scholastic Book Fair Timetable
Monday 26th November – Friday 30th November
Y1 AND Y3
Y2 AND Y4
Y5 AND Y6
RECEPTION AND NURSERY
Anti -bullying work at WPS
Our work to ensure a safe and bully free learning experience for all our children is ongoing. As part of our continuing work we have booked a special theatre production children from Y2 to Y6. The production will take place on March 26th 2013 when Firehorse .Productions will perform a play based around anti-bullying themes
National Anti-Bullying Week Competition - Results
Well done to the winners of our Anti-bullying Week Competition they are :
Charlotte 2B and Chloe 3R
Their designs have gone to print and will be ready for next week.
Prizes will be awarded at our Friday celebration assemblies.
Children in Need - Friday November 16th
Thank you for your donations to Children in Need
WPS Pudsey and Blush have new owners!!
Year 1 Harvest Celebration
Well done to our Y1 children! Following a trip to Croxteth Hall, children were Harvest Helpers. They helped the farmer to collect the crops of fruit and vegetables.
Children performed a special harvest assembly for families and friends and collected food gifts which have been donated to the South Liverpool Food Bank.
Our Citizenship Team also organised a pumpkin raffle - the total amount raised was £88 and will also be donated to the Food Bank.
Thank you for all of your kind donations
Healthy School Visitor in Woolton Primary
A healthly schools vistor came to Woolton Primary to visit the pupils in Year 6. The children had the opportunity to learn about the importance of a healthy diet and taste some healthy foods. The mackerel pate was a particular favourite in Mrs McCanns class.
Get Writing @ Woolton Primary - My Olympic Summer
The competition was a great success with many children from all year groups entering. One winning entry came from a Year 2 class, which was a lovely book complete with photos made from different coloured card.
A make your own gingerbread playhouse and a set of books went to the winner, the highly commended children all received a book. Some of the most popular Olympic memories were of Mo Farah's and Jessica Ennis success, plus not to forget the 'lighting bolt' Usain Bolt.
Thursday October 4th - A visitor from Ghana
A special assessmbly was held for Year 6 which included a visit from Fr Moses Banungwiiri, who came to talk about Ghana and the Harvest time celebrations in this West African country.
Zoolab Year 4
A Zoolab Rainforest Ranger came to Woolton Primary to visit the Year 4 children. The children took part in workshops learning about the rainforest habitat and the animals found there. Pupils even got to meet and hold some of the creepy crawlies and snakes! This was part of their current topic on rainforests.
Children also visited the Discovery Gallery in Liverpool Museum to extend their learning further.
Watch out for mini beasts heading to Woolton Primary soon!
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Our Key Stage Two fundraisers have been raising money for the Macmillan Cancer Support. They organised an afternoon tea as part of the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ on Friday 28th September. The afternoon was a great success and the children raised a total of £345.55.
Children also made items to sell such as cakes, sweets and notepads. Miss Estlin was very proud of the whole team.
September 2012 Basic Skills Quality Mark
Good news - Woolton Primary School has achieved the Basic Skills Quality Mark.
Show Racism the Red Card
A group of Year 5 pupils recently attended Anfield to take part in a city wide event focusing on children’s thoughts and views about racism. Children met young people from other schools, watched a film and took part in question and answers sessions with LFC players old and new.
The behaviour of our pupils was particularly noted, please read the attached letter praising the behaviour shown.
Year 6 pupils will be taking part in a similar event at Goodison Park on Thursday 29th March.
Exciting news from September pupils in Year Four will be learning Mandarin and Year Three pupils will be taking part in the Chess in the Community Project.
Congratulations to the writing competition winners who received an ipod touch and a set of books for their class.
Also congratulations to the runners up who received a set of books each.
All children who participated also received a certificate.
Barnando's Care and Share Challenge Wednesday 13th June
Celebrating the Jubilee at Woolton Primary School
Children across all year groups celebrated the Queen's Jubilee by taking part in a range of activities which involved making crafts and items that they could use at home, items such as fridge magnets, bookmarks and calenders etc.
Children in Year 5 made pillows in the style of a Union Jack.
Woolton Primary Business cards
Be sure to look out for our new website business cards, designed and produced by two of our own Year 6 pupils, Sam and Nathan.
Half-term Writing Competiton - Get Writing@Woolton Primary
Information about our half-term writing competiton willl be published on Wednesday, the competiton will be open to all children and is a taster for our new whole school reading and writing focus which will start in September 2012.
Get Writing@Woolton Primary
Get Reading@Woolton Primary
Meeting for Year Five Parents and Carers
Please see the letter attached about a forthcoming meeting for Year 5 parents. There are two date options for the meeting. Please pick one to attend.
Session 1: Tuesday May 29th 5.30pm
Session 2: Thursday May 31st 2.30pm
Thank you to everyone that returned the homework surveys. An overview of the results will be published next week.
To help us to work out an effective Homework Policy could you please complete the following and return it to school by Monday May 21st thank you. If you wish you can email the completed form back to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nursery chicks have hatched! There will be more videos and pictures shortly.
Year 6 SATS have finished!
Year 6 SATS have finished, all of our Year 6 children have worked very hard. To celebrate their dedication throughout the year children enjoyed a performance by special guest magican Matt Coleman.
Giant Spectacular at Stanley Park
A group of Year 3 pupils visited Stanley Park to witness the start of the Giant Spectacular event. http://www.giantspectacular.com/. Children and teachers were amazed to see the giant wake up, go on a boat journey and even play with her giant dog.
Click on the link to see some Year 6 writing inspired by the event.
Wells Sports Foundation Day
Athlete Katarina Johnson-Thomspon visited Woolton Primary school to deliver an inspiring session with pupils interested in athletics. Children were also able to take part in a training session run by Katarina herself. The cross country team were especially pleased with her expertise and were delighted when Katarina presented them with medals and certificates from last months cross country championships.
See below for Mr Eagleton's interview in the local paper.
Mr Eagleton's interview in the Merseymart.
Cake Raffle - Friday 30th March 2012
Four Year 5 Girls organised a cake raffle in school to raise money for the Royal School of the Blind. The idea was completely their own. They worked very hard producing letters for staff and children, making sure they had cakes to raffle and selling tickets. They even produced their own posters to advertise the event!
The raffle was a great sucess and the Year 5 girls raised around £220. The money will go towards building a sensory garden at the Royal School for the Blind in Wavertree.
Well done to the raffle winners:
1st - Emily in Year 5
2nd - Lauren in Year 6
3rd - Mr Darby
Other prizes went to:
Ben in Nursery
Abby in Year 2
Jack in Year 5
Mrs Milne in the school office
Jane in the kitchen
Show Racism the Red Card Event at Goodison. - Thursday 29th March
Children from Year 6 were invited to attend a 'Show Racism the Red Card' event at Everton FC's ground Goodison. Children enjoyed a workshop and a question and answer session with special guests, which included Everton captain Phil Neville, Cliff Marshal, Premiership referee Chris Foy and Dominque Walker.
Children had the oppurtunity to ask a question to the group, the best answer won a signed Everton shirt which was presented by Phil Neville. One of our pupils was judged to ask the best question and won!
Other children also recieved signed team photos from members of Everton F.C women's team.