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World Book Day 2021

Date: 4th Mar 2021 @ 7:09pm

 

As always, World Book Day was well and truly celebrated here at Trinity St. Peter's! 

The children at both school and home (and of course, the staff!) donned an incredible array of fabulous costumes of their many different favourite book characters! 

The creative activites led by our amazing staff provided such fun for all! In the Early Years, the children completed Gruffalo trails and created their own Gruffalo story maps as well as completing a 'Book Hunt'. Taking inspiration from the popular TV show, 'The Masked Singer', some classes took part in their very own version of 'The Masked Reader'! This was a huge success as the children enjoyed guessing which of their classmates were reading the text from behind their own mask! The BBC live lesson was enjoyed by many as were some class 'World Book Day' Kahoot quizzes!

Above all, today reminded us all that reading is the greatest gift we can ever give our children and how... 

                          'something very magical can happen when you read a good book'

                                                                                                                J.K.Rowling

National Careers Week 2021

Date: 4th Mar 2021 @ 4:22pm

This week has been National Careers Week! 

To kickstart the event, the children enjoyed a whole school ‘challenge’ on Monday morning, where they were given the task of matching members of staff to the careers they had prior to starting at Trinity St. Peter’s! The children had to use their Connect thinking skills, as well as their Creative thinking skills to select as many correct matches as possible. However, there were definitely some surprises when the answers were eventually revealed!

Throughout the week, our pupils have continued to learn all about different careers and professions, supported by their class teachers, as well as some of their parents, who once again kindly offered to talk to the children about their own professions…only this year via Zoom!  Thank you to those parents who have given their time so freely to provide a unique learning experience for the children. 

We hope our pupils have been able to learn more about some jobs they may not have previously known a lot about, and that class teachers have hopefully dispelled some myths on gender stereotypes and what jobs the children can aspire to have. Hopefully, our pupils will continue to be inspired and excited about the future possibilities that lay ahead of them!

World Maths Day 2021

Date: 4th Mar 2021 @ 4:21pm

Yesterday marked World Maths Day and another great opportunity for our staff and pupils to celebrate all the wonderful Maths learning that takes place at Trinity St. Peter’s.

Throughout the day, the children participated in a range of mathematical challenges activities, from solving ‘who did it?’ mysteries to competing in virtual escape rooms on Zoom! Some teachers even linked their Maths activities to National Careers Week and World Book Day, given that all three events have fallen in the same week!

The children’s love for Maths continued to shine throughout the day as they once again showed their teachers what resilient, problem solvers they are!

Thank you!

Date: 12th Feb 2021 @ 9:54am

 

Thank you to everyone - pupils, parents, staff and governors - for your hard work, resilience and kindness as we support one another through another national lockdown.  

Together, we are all doing our very best to keep one another safe whilst also keeping our pupils engaged with their remote learning.  We know remote learning is not always easy and so we are all very grateful to parents for doing an amazing job to help their child/ren stay focused and engaged with their learning at home, especially where there are younger, pre-school siblings to take care of and / or where both parents are also working full time. You may not feel like it now, but you really are quite remarkable.  

We know each family faces different challenges at the moment and we are so pleased to hear from families who have wanted to share their positive experiences of lockdown with us. Likewise, we are equally grateful to hear from those who ask us for our guidance and support in engaging with remote learning, as it demonstrates how we can achieve positive outcomes when we work together. 

Team TSP have kindly shared some good ideas to help keep your children occupied during this restricted time. 

Once again, thank you to all within our community for what you continue to generously give and do for all of our pupils. 

Take care,

Mrs Pringle 

Safer Internet Day 2021

Date: 9th Feb 2021 @ 10:05am

Today, the children once again recognised Safer Internet Day, which takes place every year on 9th February. This year’s theme is, “An Internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world.”  The Internet has an amazing range of information and opportunities online, but how do we separate fact from fiction?

Throughout the day, each class participated in Online Safety lessons around this theme of reliability. Given how much the we are all using the Internet in current circumstances, teachers also used this day as an opportunity to remind the children of our school’s Online Safety rules and tips; as well as to discuss any online challenges that particular classes may be facing, such as problems that can occur through online gaming or the advantages/disadvantages of having Internet access on a mobile or tablet device.

For more information on Safer Internet Day 2021, you can visit the official website here

Further support can also be found on the Online Safety section of our website, as well our Keeping Safe page.
 

National Storytelling Week

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 10:50am

 

This week, we have celebrated National Storytelling Week.

Once upon a time, storytelling was a way to pass the time. Now, it's an excellent way to entertain and teach each other new ideas. This is why National Storytelling Week is celebrated annually by all ages who read the likes of folktales, fairy tales, love stories and more. The possibilities of genres are endless!

Throughout the week, individual classes have participated in a range of activities, as well as hearing an abundance of different stories! Whether in class or on Zoom, children have been able to act out stories; participate in class discussion about their favourite books, as well as their parents’ favourite books;  use their codebreaking skills to decipher fairy tale and nursery rhyme ‘emoji’ quizzes; access lessons from experts such as Michael Rosen, and create their own puppets and stages to tell their own stories!

We hope this week has reminded the children that the most wonderful stories live within us all and are a powerful way to put ideas into the world today.

Children's Mental Health Week

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 10:17am

Children’s Mental Health Week took place this week, with the theme being ‘Express Yourself’. This week links closely to our school value of Nurture and the importance of being kind to yourself, as well as others. It also enables us to consolidate all the work we do around mental health throughout the school year with the children.

Throughout the week, all children across the school have participated in a range of activities to continue to raise awareness of mental health.  For example, in EYFS, pupils have heard a variety of stories, including 'In my Heart' by Jo Witek and 'While We Can't Hug', by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar. This allowed our younger children to discuss their feelings and to recognise how it is important to express how we feel to our friends and adults.

Our older children have continued to participate in mindfulness activities and physical activities such as yoga to help children with regulating their feelings. They have also taken part in a virtual assembly provided by Oak National Academy and a ‘Celebrity Supply Teacher’ lesson delivered by the inspirational Katie Piper. Furthermore, individual classes have created happiness jars, draw links with children’s films such as ‘Inside Out’ and continued to carry out random acts of kindness. 

Although it is Children’s Mental Health Week, the Duchess of Cambridge reminded parents it is important that they take good care of themselves too.  

“Whilst this is Children’s Mental Health Week, there has never been a more important time to talk about parental wellbeing and mental health too. This is a hugely challenging time for us all so please look after yourselves too. Find those ways to share your thoughts and feelings or find someone to talk to, because we really do need to be the very best versions of ourselves for the children in our care.”

Therefore, we would like to reiterate that it is really important that we all look after our own wellbeing at this time too. We are one day closer to everything being back to normal again. We can get through this. Together. One day at a time. 

Holocaust Memorial Day

Date: 29th Jan 2021 @ 12:46pm

This week, our Key Stage 2 children commemorated and honoured the victims and survivors of the first Holocaust as part of Holocaust Memorial Day, which took place on Wednesday.

Whether in the classroom or on Zoom, all the children were able to remind themselves about the Holocaust – what it is and why it is important – and hear new stories from Holocaust survivors. Some classes also took part in Jewish-themed mindfulness activities afterwards.

The day resonated with Year 6 children particularly, who have studied the Great Wars as part of their History curriculum and also studied Jo Hoestlandt’s book, ‘Star of Fear, Star of Hope’ last term in their Writing lessons.

We always have a choice: to be cruel or kind. Remember that you can be the light in the darkness.

Spring term

Date: 22nd Jan 2021 @ 10:21am

 

This isn't how we had hoped the return to school would be for our children in January but we continue to remain very impressed with our pupils who are engaging brilliantly with remote learning. We are very grateful for the wonderful feedback from parents and the letters of recommendation sent to Ofsted too regarding our practice.  We are also very thankful to Team TSP, our school PTA, for setting up the following JustGiving page to help raise much needed funds for school.

Despite the challenges we face, we are so thankful for wonderful spirit of togetherness at Trinity St Peter's.

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Pringle 

Christmas Blog

Date: 14th Dec 2020 @ 10:18am

As 2020 comes to an end and we reflect upon the year gone by, we thank everyone for the kindness and support shown to all within Trinity St. Peter’s community.  

We continue to be extremely proud of all of our wonderful pupils who have adapted to new school rules with ease and continued to work extremely hard at school, always giving their best.

Staff are most grateful for the very thoughtful gifts that have been received today. Although they are never expected, they are very much appreciated.

We so pleased that - despite Covid restrictions - we have still been able to celebrate the Christmas period together in school and found new ways to still deliver some of the children’s favourite traditions, including:
•    Nursery, Reception and KS1 Nativity performances;
•    TSP Santa Dash;
•    A virtual pantomime;
•    Our Christmas Service.

…we even had some of Santa’s elves appear outside each of classrooms last week, who set the classes one final act of kindness to carry out this term. Make sure you look at each class’ Twitter feeds to see the activities and projects they carried out!

We are delighted to be in a position to encourage applications for our Reception Class 2021. Although we cannot guarantee a place,  we do know we have low number of siblings thus giving prospective parents a stronger chance of being part of our wonderful school. Exploring our website and whole school Twitter feed further will show you why Trinity St. Peter's is such a special place to be.

As the holidays begin, may we all continue to be grateful for our blessings and pray for those who are poorly and in need at this time. We pray that all of our families stay safe and well.

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 and welcoming our new pupils and families who will join our Nursery class in the New Year. 

 

Christmas Angel Trail

Date: 3rd Dec 2020 @ 9:19pm

Formby Methodist Church have created an Angel Trail around Formby Village! You are tasked with hunting for the missing angels in various shops and locations around the village. All will become clear when you follow the link for the digital trail sheet here. There is also a Christmas "goody bag" for every family that takes part. Good luck!

December Monthly Value - Hope

Date: 2nd Dec 2020 @ 3:03pm

Our monthly value for December is...

HOPE

 

Isaiah 40:31 - Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

 

Take a look at our weekly class blogs throughout each month to see what the children have been learning about in Collective Worship and/or RE lessons.

Team TSP

Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 2:32pm

Christmas Shop:

Thank you so much to Team TSP for creating the most magical virtual Christmas shop for the children to purchase gifts for their friends and families. 

The amount of hard work that must have happened behind the scenes is second to none. There has been one very busy elf! From purchasing the gifts to creating a virtual shop to collating lists of names & their gift choices to gift wrapping them all. It really is quite incredible and shows such kindness in not only wanting to help the school in raising much needed funds but also wanting to provide the children with a chance to surprise their loved ones with a quality gift during a time of so many restrictions. 

100 Square 

Congratulations to lucky number 63 who was our first family to win the £100 prize draw. Thank you to all who purchased a ticket. This initiative raised £295 for the school.

Comedy Bingo

We are also very grateful to those who have also purchased tickets for the virtual Comedy Bingo. Although not quite how we would have liked our first parents’ fundraiser event to be - it does enable a social event in the diary, an opportunity to laugh and even a chance to win some prizes ... all in the comfort of your home! 

On behalf of all staff and pupils, I’d like to thank all of the members of the Team TSP committee who generously volunteer their time and continue to think of creative ways to raise money for our school to enhance the children’s learning experience, particularly at this time. 

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

 

 

Picture News Impact Award

Date: 16th Nov 2020 @ 8:18pm

We have another award to add to our ever-growing achievements here at Trinity St Peter’s!

This week, we won a Gold Impact Award presented by Picture News for the inspiring projects and campaigns each class carried out as part of our Celebration of Kindness Week. Not only did we win the award, but we were also one of three schools selected nationally to win the prestigious Gold Award, due to our efforts to go above and beyond to make an impact on the environment and community.

We have realised whilst completing these projects that a little kindness really does go along way! We hope our projects and campaigns continue to make an impact on the environment and community, inspiring others to make a difference too.

To find out more about the projects and campaigns that we carried out to gain this award, please see the blog post below 'Celebration of Kindness Week'.

 

Celebration of Kindness Week 2020

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 3:12pm

Yes, despite two national lockdowns, our annual Celebration of Kindness Week has still been able to take place this week. For the fourth year running, we have continued to find innovative ways to show our support for Children In Need, World Kindness Day and Anti-Bullying Week through this event. 

Instead of fundraising this year, each class was given a task carry out an act of kindness that encompasses the values of the three events mentioned. A lot of great work has been carried out this week as a result:

-Nursery enjoyed the book, ‘Kind’ by Alison Green. They discussed the importance of a smile and then made a smile emoji to take home and give to someone special.

-Reception incorporated their project with their RE theme this week. As a class, they talked about saying 'thank you' to special people in their lives, using Cuddles the Cat example to help them. They then designed a 'gold star' as a token of their thanks and to bring a big smile to a loved one's face!

-Year 1 have been busy thinking about ways they can be kind to animals after they had a hedgehog visitor last week. This week, they have worked together to make hedgehog homes - to create a safe space for hedgehogs to sleep in. They learnt that the number of hedgehogs has decreased significantly and they wanted to spread kindness out into the animal world and offer our help! 

-Year 2 created ‘Kindness Rocks’ to develop the skill of being kind to ourselves, by using inspiring and motivational words. To share their kindness even further, Year 2 created a Kindness Rock Garden on the school grounds, before distributing their rocks in the local community to motivate and inspire others to be kind and positive.

-Year 3 have decided that as well as being kind to themselves and others, they also need to be kind to the environment. After researching plastic pollution, Year 3 decided to take action and wrote letters to some of the big supermarkets to encourage them to reduce their plastic waste.

-Year 4 made some bird feeders to be kind to the local wildlife. The class discussed the dangers of plastic to local wildlife and decided they wanted to make the bird feeders as environmentally friendly as possible by using a plastic-free option. 

-Year 5 have been leading campaign work around the eradication of hate crime. This week, they were joined via Zoom by Jamie Hunt from the Sky Sports ‘Hate Won’t Stop Us’ campaign. He thanked the Year 5 children for their work, was keen to find out more about their commitment to kindness and talked to them about ways to take this positive message forwards within our communities and throughout our lives.

-Inspired by their class novel - Onjali Q. Rauf's 'Night Bus Hero' – Year 6 wanted to record their own version of Crisis' 'Everybody In' poem to show their support for an 'Everyone In 2' policy to be brought in by the government during this second lockdown, especially in these colder December temperatures. They will be sharing their video with their families tonight and have also given their teachers a list of names and organisations to tweet this afternoon. You can watch their video by clicking here.

…and alongside this, all the children were able to enjoy putting together their annual whole-school music video! You can watch the whole-school video by clicking here.

The song choice 'mash-up' for this video was inspired by our whole-school 'Trolls: World Tour' theme lessons back in September, which featured many different genres of music as a symbol of diversity in our world. As always, the message of the whole school music video has been to 'Laugh More...Worry Less!' 

We know this has been a difficult year but we hope that all our TSP friends and families can find enjoyment in watching this year's film, which had to be created in a slightly different way to previous years due to the safety measures in place...but the intention is always to simply make anyone watching smile, and for our wonderful pupils and staff to have fun in the process!

Donations for Children In Need can be made via this link:
https://donate.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk

Have a great weekend everyone - stay safe and take care!

November Monthly Value - Peace

Date: 25th Oct 2020 @ 1:29pm

Our monthly value for November is...

PEACE

 

John 14:27 - Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

 

Take a look at our weekly class blogs throughout each month to see what the children have been learning about in Collective Worship and/or RE lessons.

International Walk to School Month

Date: 23rd Oct 2020 @ 7:33pm

October is, 'International Walk to School Month' - an opportunity for children to join hundreds of thousands of pupils across the globe celebrating the walk to school. 

Walking to school has many benefits:  

  • Children do better in class because they arrive refreshed and ready to learn. 
  • It leads to less congestion, air pollution and traffic emissions. 
  • It improves mental health. 
  • It is fun! 

To celebrate, we encouraged the children to walk to school as often as they could. For children that do not live within walking distance of school, we encouraged these families to park a short distance away from school to allow their child/children to walk the remainder of the journey. Even this small change can reduce congestion and air pollution at the school gates and improves road safety. 

Black History Month

Date: 23rd Oct 2020 @ 3:52pm

October is Black History Month in the UK - an event that has been celebrated nationwide for more than 30 years.

The month was originally founded to recognise the contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to the UK over many generations. Hopefully you will have seen on your child's class blog and Twitter pages that we have been linking many lessons and discussions this month to Black History Month. As always, we continue to encourage our pupils to respect differences, but this year it has felt particularly important after all the media coverage on the Black Lives Matter movement. 

For further information on Black History Month, please click here.

Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020

Date: 14th Oct 2020 @ 3:26pm

As part of our continuous provision to promote equality and diversity in our community – and encourage our pupils to respect differences – we have once again delivered lessons in support of Hate Crime Awareness Week. This is an annual event, which has been celebrated from 10th – 17th October this year. 

Throughout the week, the children have been reminded about the protected characteristics within our society and the importance of bringing people together. The lessons felt particularly relevant this year following all the media coverage on the Black Lives Matter movement, which the children were already well informed about.  To see how your child’s class supported Hate Crime Awareness Week, please remember to check our class Twitter pages and blogs.

For further information about the event, you can check out the Stop Hate UK site and also visit the National Hate Crime Awareness Week website. 

Thank you!

Hello Yellow

Date: 13th Oct 2020 @ 3:11pm

Last Friday, our whole school took part in a wide range of activities to raise awareness for Hello Yellow, an event set up by the Young Minds charity to show school children that they’re not alone with their mental health. The day also falls on World Mental Health Day.

This is our fourth year celebrating this event as it is such an important issue and links so closely to our school value of Nurture.

You can find out more information about Young Minds by visiting their website here.

Please be sure to check our class blogs and Twitter pages to see what your children did on this day to raise awareness.


 

October Monthly Value - Generosity

Date: 29th Sep 2020 @ 9:18pm

Our monthly value for October is...

GENEROSITY

Proverbs 19:17 - Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.

Take a look at our weekly class blogs throughout each month to see what the children have been learning about in Collective Worship and/or RE lessons.

Thank You!

Date: 18th Sep 2020 @ 3:50pm

Thank you to everyone for doing their very best to keep everyone within our community safe. We are really appreciative of your compliance, understanding and support of the rules and procedures that have been put into place. Thank you for how quickly you have responded to Sefton's letter yesterday by wearing face masks on the playground too. We continue to be grateful that we remain fully open as it is a joy to see all children learning in school together with their teachers and playing outside with their friends.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

Enjoy the sunshine!

September Monthly Value - Dignity & Respect

Date: 6th Sep 2020 @ 10:18am

Our monthly value for September is...

DIGNITY & RESPECT

Matthew 7:12 - Do unto others as you would have them done unto you.

Take a look at our weekly class blogs throughout each month to see what the children have been learning about in Collective Worship and/or RE lessons.

Welcome Back

Date: 6th Sep 2020 @ 9:06am

It has been so wonderful to have our whole school return on Wednesday 2nd September. All of our pupils from Nursery through to Year 6 have been a credit to their families. We hope they enjoyed this week as much as we did. 

Leavers' Service

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 8:11am

Dear Parents,

Today marks the final day of the academic year 2019 - 2020. A school year that we will all remember. Each of us with our own story to tell.

 

 

We sadly say goodbye to Year 6 today and warmly invite you all to watch their Leavers’ Service here.

We look forward to seeing them after this service for a final farewell. 

On behalf of staff and governors, we thank all parents for your continued support and look forward to the return of all our wonderful pupils in September. 

With very best wishes to you and your family,

Mrs Pringle x

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