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TSP Musical

Date: 20th Jun 2018 @ 9:34am

What a show!  Our amazing children really showed that TSP has got talent in our three performance sell-out of the TSP MUSICAL! What started with an idea from our Think Tank children wanting to raise money for school funds, a truly enjoyable performance from the whole school was created.

 

 

From our Year 6 class opening the show with their performance of the 'The Greatest Show', the Nursery children performing 'Getting to Know You' from the King and I as well as many other musical classics performed by all our children, our audiences enjoyed a real spectacle! Then as Years 2 to 6 came togther to sing 'A MIllion Dreams' in the grand finale, there were very few dry eyes in the house! 

A big thank you to all who supported and attended this event and a special thank you to our Think Tank pupils for making this possible!

 

Loose Change Day in aid of SWACA

Date: 23rd May 2018 @ 10:35am

Many thanks for sending in all your loose change. We have raised a fantastic £176.32 which has gone towards Sefton Women's & Children's Aid (SWACA).

 

GDPR

Date: 2nd May 2018 @ 1:38pm

What is GDPR?

Things are changing!

The GDPR will apply in all EU member states from 25 May 2018. This will affect how schools manage personal data and how this is protected and shared. The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 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.

GDPR introduces tougher fines for non-compliance and breaches, and gives people more say over what organisations can do with their data. It also makes data protection rules more or less identical throughout the EU. Trinity St Peter’s is working with NexusProtect (www.nexus-protect.com) who are assisting us on our journey to GDPR compliance and will be acting as our Data Protection Officer post the 25th May 2018.

In the coming weeks school will be updating Privacy Notices, Policies and Consent Forms to make sure we are compliant with the new GDPR.

We ask parent and carers to ensure that their children’s information is up to date and please return updated requests for information as well as consent where applicable. If you have any questions, please let us know: admin@tsp.sefton.school

Sefton Parent Carer Forum Event

Date: 2nd May 2018 @ 1:29pm

The next Sefton Carer Forum Feedback Event will take place on Wednesday 9th May 10am to 2.30pm at Salvatian Army Building, Shakespeare Street Southport. Lunch is provided.

For more details call  07541326860

Sport Relief 2018

Date: 23rd Mar 2018 @ 11:16am

The children have been incredibly excited to celebrate Sport Relief!

 In classes, they have learned about what Sport Relief is and why we donate money. On Friday, the children then came into school in either sportswear or dressed as a sporting hero, ready for a day of activities. There were some excellent costumes - well done! 

The main attraction came in the form of a bouncy castle and inflatable obstacle course! Each class had a fantastic time  going onto the field throughout the day to participate in a range of activities led by our Sports Ambassadors and SMSC Champions. Once the children were familiar with the course, they were timed individually to see who could finish the course in the fastest time, they played 'cat and mouse' with the Sports Ambassadors and SMSC Champions and then they were finally able to race their friends in class and 'buddy' year group. The children loved it!

Thank you to all those who have donated towards Sports Relief. You will still be able to send in donations on the Monday we return after the Easter holidays.

A special thank you to Mr Killa, Mr King, the Sports Ambassadors and the SMSC Champions for organising a great day!

Another wonderful term!

Date: 23rd Mar 2018 @ 9:23am

It has been yet another wonderful term here at Trinity St. Peter's. Our pupils have had, yet again, so many wonderful experiences. Many thanks to all the staff who work incredibly hard in providing our children with such exciting learning opportunities each day.

We say goodbye to Miss McGuire today and wish her every success in her new role as Assistant Headteacher at a Liverpool Primary School. After Easter, we welcome Miss Fitzpatrick to the school family as our Year 2 teacher and SENDCo.

Despite the cold, snowy weather we have had this term, the arrival of the special guests in Foundation Stage - the hatching chicks - made us all feel like Spring really has sprung and we are now all ready to enjoy our Easter celebrations.

We wish you all a happy and holy Easter and look forward to seeing you on Monday 9th April.

Please do follow our whole school Twitter feed @TSP_Primary and your child's class Twitter page (e.g. @Year1TSP) for further additional updates throughout next term. We also have a 'Keeping Children Safe' safeguarding Twitter feed which will update you on the different ways to keep your child safe. This can be found at @TSPKCS.

'Fiestaval'

Date: 22nd Mar 2018 @ 11:32pm

Congratulations to the KS2 pupils who represented our school so wonderfully at the languages celebration evening at Greenbank High School this week. The 'Fiesteval' showcased the array of learning across ten different primary schools in our local area. Our pupils performed a poem about Winter and did so well to perform the whole poem in Spanish. 

Niños bien hechos, ¡estamos muy orgullosos de ustedes!

Well done children - we are all very proud of you!

 

'British Science Week 2018'

Date: 19th Mar 2018 @ 3:46pm

We have had the most fantastic week celebrating ‘British Science Week 2018’ here at Trinity St. Peter’s! This year’s theme was ‘Exploration and Discovery’ so from Year 1 to Year 6, classes have been learning about a British scientist who has made a significant discovery. Children then took part in exciting experiments linked to the scientist and their discovery.

Year 1 had fun learning about Charles Darwin and his theory of ‘Natural Selection’. They learnt about different birds and how/why their beaks are different, depending on where they live and what they eat. They conducted their own experiments where the children had to pick up different foods, using different instruments (beaks) to see which were easier to pick up foods and why.

Year 2 learnt all about the wonderful discoveries that the famous scientist Mary Anning made. She was a fossil hunter who is responsible for helping scientists discover more about what the world was like when dinosaurs lived. They then used modelling clay to create their own dinosaur fossils, building up different layers in order to represent the way in which fossils form.

Year 3 learnt about Sir Isaac Newton, famous for discovering the force of gravity. They learnt about how the apple fell from a tree and hit Newton on the head which caused him to believe the Earth must be pulling down the apple. It was from this, Newton discovered gravity. The children then had to reduce the impact of gravity on a falling tomato by creating a protective transportation device. The tomatoes were then dropped from a height to see how well protected their creations were.

Year 4 learnt about the British chemist, Thomas Graham. They learnt about the diffusion of gases and liquids; then carried out an investigation with Skittles in warm water to show the diffusion of liquids.

Year 5 looked at the life and works of the late Professor Stephen Hawking, in particular his discoveries about black holes. They demonstrated how black holes work using a piece of fabric and different objects which were thrown into it and causing them to roll together, just like matter gets sucked into a black hole. Year 5 then investigated a number of materials for their suitability as 'astronappies'! They initially tested for absorbency by carefully dropping water on the materials until they leaked.

Year 6 focused on British scientist, Jane Goodall, who is considered the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees. Using her as their inspiration, they observed some animal behaviour of their own and made notes in their own ethogram of their behavioural observations.

Nursery and Reception also had great fun joining in and listened to the story of ‘Mister Seahorse’ by Eric Carle. They learnt all about the creatures that live in the sea, how oil and water interact and how to make waves. They then made an ‘ocean in a bottle’ to create a sea life habitat.  

As well as all of this, each class took part in some brilliant workshops led by ‘Mad Science’ that focused on a variety of topics from the Science curriculum. All classes then attended a ‘Mad Science’ assembly led by Generator John… and it was fantastic! He taught us all we needed to know about sound. He used lots of equipment such as slinky, to show us how sound waves travel and we learnt that sound travels in longitudinal waves. Generator John also demonstrated how vibrations create a sound using a variety of experiments such as heating the air in a metal tube and using different sized buckets and pieces of string to create animal sounds. We learnt when friction between objects is created, this causes vibrations and therefore a noise is made. It was amazing to see Science before our very eyes and we learnt so much from this exciting experience.

It has been an amazing ‘British Science Week’ at Trinity St. Peter’s and there have been so many wonderful opportunities for thinking scientifically and exciting experiments!

Southport Football Club- Kidz Fun Day

Date: 9th Mar 2018 @ 4:00pm

We have been given some free tickets to Southport Football Clubs game on Saturday 24th March. They have invited children from Primary Schools in the area with a vision to re-brand and embed the Club back into the town. The tickets entitle one child & one accompanying adult to the game which they are theming as 'Kidz Fun Day'.

If you would like tickets please call in to the school office.

School Closure

Date: 8th Mar 2018 @ 8:55am

Having made a final review of the weather in line with other local schools we have made the decision to close today for the safety of all our children and staff. Thank you.

Sportshall Athletics Final

Date: 1st Mar 2018 @ 3:53pm

On Tuesday, children from Year 6 participated in the Sporthall Athletics Finals at Greenbank High School.

Incredibly, out of all the Sefton schools, the Year 6 children managed to take home third place! This is an incredible achievement given the level of competition.

All of the children who participated should be very proud of their efforts on and off of the field. Congratulations to all involved!

Sportshall Athletics Competition

Date: 23rd Feb 2018 @ 4:45pm

It has been a very exciting week in Trinity St Peter’s as the Y6 children attended an athletics competition at Greenbank High School…and won!

The competition involved both track and field events, with the standards being extremely high and a place in the Sportshall Athletics finals at stake. All competitors were full of energy and showed a great amount of determination. 

Praise was given to the children from spectators for their excellent behaviour and conduct during the competition. Huge congratulations to all involved!

Bring on the finals!

Big Beach Clean Event 13/4/18

Date: 20th Feb 2018 @ 5:08pm

There is a MCS Big Beach Clean event on Friday 13th of April 2018 from 10.00 am. The event will be held at "Victoria Road" in Formby.

If you, your friends and family wish to get involved then to sign-up for this great LOCAL event please visit https://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch

 

Atkinson Southport Half term Activities - Kidsfest

Date: 31st Jan 2018 @ 3:05pm

The Atkinson in Southport are hosting  Kidsfest, a week of events, activities and family fun for this February half term. Please see their webiste for further details.

Thank you

Young Voices Choir 2018

Date: 29th Jan 2018 @ 10:49pm

Our talented school choir returned to the Manchester Arena once again to join forces with another 5,000+ pupils from across the North West. Together they formed one of the largest choirs of children to have ever performed together!

A magical evening was enjoyed by all children (staff and parents too!) as the children sang their hearts out and danced til they dropped to a whole host of musical genres from the past few decades.

Thank you children - as ever, you impressed us with your energy, talents and impeccable behaviour! You make us so very, very proud! 

 

Big Beach Clean 19th February 2018

Date: 25th Jan 2018 @ 12:04pm

There is a MCS Big Beach Clean event on Monday 19th of February 2018 from 10.00 am. The event will be held at "Lifeboat Road" in Formby.

To get involved please sign-up for this great LOCAL event and visit www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch

Thank you.

 

 

Tesco Bags of Help Initiative

Date: 5th Jan 2018 @ 10:38am

Trinity St Peter's is bidding for a significant cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000, up to £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
Trinity St Peter's is currently one of the groups on the shortlist in Tesco Formby Branch.
If we successfully win the grant the funds will be used towards the Key Stage 1 Playground Project which will
create a safe, stimulating enivoroment for our children to learn through play, making playtime's more enjoyable.
Voting is open in Tesco Formby throughout January and February. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £40 million to 9,700 projects up and down the UK.
Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

Best Wishes

Date: 20th Dec 2017 @ 9:45am

As another term ends and we reflect upon the year gone by, we have so much to be proud of here at Trinity St. Peter’s.

This school year we have already shared many special moments already; from the Big Coffee Morning; an array of sporting events; school trips and visits; Church Services; Nativities to our fun-filled Celebration of Kindness Week where a huge amount of money was raised for Children in Need.

We continue to be so proud of all of our wonderful pupils throughout the school and look forward to welcoming our new families and pupils who will join our Nursery in the New Year.

On behalf of all staff and governors we wish you all a very happy and holy Christmas and look forward to seeing you in January.

Save the Children - Christmas Jumper Day

Date: 15th Dec 2017 @ 2:23pm

15th December

Save the Children - Christmas Jumper Day! 

Thank you to everyone for all your donations. We have raised £170.60 for Save the Children.

Team TSP

Date: 8th Dec 2017 @ 2:36pm

Team TSP

A big thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas Fair last weekend. It was enjoyed by all and as always was a huge success.

This term with the successful Wine Tasting Evening and the Christmas Fair we have managed to raise a fantastic £3360.

Thank you everyone for all your help and support!

 

 

Celebration of Kindness Week 2017!

Date: 17th Nov 2017 @ 1:23pm

 

What a fantastic week we have had, celebrating kindness! We have been very busy around the school, from taking part in sponsored triathlons to presenting our cakes in The Great TSP Bake Off! The children have smiled and laughed all week – a truly wonderful sight!

To round off our celebrations, we wrote messages about bullying and placed them in balloons of our school colours. As a whole school we went onto the playground and released these ballons, symbolising how our school values can remove bullying. We then all went into the hall to sing 'Sing' by Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band. It was a very thoughtful and reflective afternoon.

Thank you to the generosity of the children and parents. Through sponsored events, donating money to participate in events and bringing in money on Friday for our ‘Spots and Stars’ mufti day, we have raised a staggering £1210! What an incredible outcome from a fantastic week of celebrations. Thank you to all staff, parents and most importantly the children, who have made this a very special week at Trinity St Peter’s! We cannot wait to donate our total to Children In Need.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Sumdog Champions!

Date: 17th Nov 2017 @ 1:18pm

Well done to Year 4, who have won the Sefton Sumdog Contest! They have worked incredibly hard throughout the week, answering 1000 questions each and cementing their position at the top of the leaderboard! 

What makes this victory extra special is that the children have worked together as a team and motivated each other to complete their target. Most of these questions have also been answered after school, meaning the children have taken their learning home and used their free time to do more Maths work - amazing!

They truly deserve their first place position and we hope they enjoy their reward of a 6-month free subscription on Sumdog! They can now play even more Maths games, which they are very excited about!

Great work, Year 4!

 

Formby Football Representative Tournament – 10.11.17

Date: 11th Nov 2017 @ 11:32am

On Friday, some footballers from Year 6 represented the school in the Formby Girl’s Football Representative tournament where the eventual winners would go forward to represent Formby in the Merseyside competition. We couldn’t wait to test ourselves against different opposition from across Formby.

Trinity St. Peter’s were drawn in Group A along with St. Jerome’s, Redgate and Woodlands. We knew that this would be a tough group and we were determined to give our all in an attempt to qualify for the semi-final stage!

The girls in our squad were: Aimee, Alice, Anneli, Billie, Issy, Mila, Millie and Olivia.

Our first game was a stern test against St. Jerome’s Primary School. In a frantic game of few chances both teams battled to create goalscoring opportunities. Alice and Anneli put in some very important tackles in midfield and Olivia made some very important defensive clearances too. Unfortunately, it was St. Jerome’s who took the lead with a scrappy goal after managing to get on the other side of our defence. This is how the game finished and the TSP girls knew that they would have to work incredibly hard in the next two games in order to qualify.

Our next game was against Woodlands Primary School to whom we had suffered a defeat at the end of the previous school year. Today was a different story and what a performance this was! From start to finish every single member of the team gave their absolute all. Aimee made some incredible saves to stop Woodlands taking the lead and Billie and Olivia defended expertly by always staying goalside and kicking the ball away from danger. Issy, Mila and Millie played some brilliant football higher up the field and TSP were unfortunate that none of these chances led to a goal. A stand out moment in this game came following a brilliant through ball pass from Millie. Mila was on the end of this pass and ran through on goal before being bundled over by one of the Woodlands defenders before she could release her shot at goal. A few cries of “Penalty!” were overlooked by the referee and the final score remained goalless. TSP 0–0 Woodlands.        

Our final game was against Redgate and the situation was simple: we had to win! The team were set up in in an attacking formation as we also knew that, depending on the result of the final game between St. Jerome’s and Woodlands, goal difference could also be the deciding factor for which team was to qualify. The hunger and desire from the TSP girls was plain to see as we made a ferocious start to the game. Mila had an early chance as she went on a mazy run getting past three Redgate players before firing her shot wide. So close! A shout of “Next time, Mila!” was met with an assured nod from Mila who turned her focus back to the task at hand. Anneli was such a midfield engine and she simply would not let a Redgate player get past her without chasing them down to win the ball back. Alice also showed her skills in midfield as she made several tackles and then looked to play the ball forward to continue the attack. Billie and Olivia were excellent once again as any chance that the Redgate players might have had to score, they were there to clear the ball to safety with confidence. Our goal came about half way into the game as Mila got another chance following some hard work from Issy on the right-hand side of the pitch. Mila picked up the ball in the penalty area and blasted it home. 1-0 TSP! TSP had several chances before the second goal came with Issy twice going close and Millie always looking to create goalscoring chances. However, it was Anneli who scored the all-important second goal with a wicked shot that flew past the goalkeeper. 2-0 TSP! The goalscoring didn’t stop there and the TSP girls were desperate for another. TSP flowed forward and after the ball pinballed around the Redgate penalty area it was Millie who was there to hit the ball into the net. 3-0 TSP!

Following this all-important win, we had a tense wait as St. Jerome’s played Woodlands. We needed St. Jerome’s to win so that we would qualify on goal difference (as we had scored more goals than Woodlands but would have the same number of points). Unfortunately, it was not to be, as the game finished 0-0.

Regardless of the final outcome, the TSP girls should be incredibly proud. Their confidence grew with every passing minute of each game and it will certainly be onwards and upwards from here.

A special thank you to Mr McGeoch who has worked so hard with the girls in our Monday football training and the progress is clear to see.    

Speed Stacking Competition - 8.11.17

Date: 11th Nov 2017 @ 10:54am

Earlier this week, some children from Year 1 to Year 6 attended a Speed Stacking competition hosted by Redgate Primary School. The children were tasked with applying their Speed Stacking skills to a variety of competitions including: the timed table stack; the obstacle stack and the relay stack.

The children had such fun and it is so rewarding to see their development and progress within this sport within just a few weeks. Well done to all the speed stackers who attended this competition and for showing such resilience by battling to improve on your personal best time.

Keep on stacking!   

Celebration of Kindness Week 2017

Date: 10th Nov 2017 @ 6:46pm

As you will recall, Trinity St Peter’s will be hosting its new event, Celebration of Kindness Week, on Monday 13th November!

This links strongly to our ‘Be Kind’ motto and will encompass several national events taking place this month, including: National Kindness Day, Anti-Bullying Week and Children in Need.

To kickstart our week of celebrations, we have created a very special music video, featuring the children, staff and friends of Trinity St. Peter's. The video reminds us to BE KIND to ourselves...LAUGH MORE, WORRY LESS! You can watch the video by clicking the link below:

Music Video 2017

We will be raising money for Children In Need through many events taking place in school next week. If you are not a parent of the school, but would still like to donate, we have set up the following donation page:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraisin...

Many thanks - we hope you enjoy our video!