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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

Active Sefton

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 3:25pm

 

Unfortunately Active Sefton are unable to offer delivery of our Be Active school holiday programme in its usual format during the summer break.  This therefore means there will be no physical delivery of sessions at our Leisure Centres or on the lake at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre.   Health and wellbeing are really important to us, especially during these times, and as such we will be launching our new virtual Be Active Programme on Monday 27th July.  This will include our Be Active coaches providing sessions for children and young people to try at home either by themselves or with close friends and family. There will be a range of activities delivered including yoga, sports, games and family fitness. We will be posting all sessions on our social media channels, and if there is something you would like to see please get in touch with the team using the details below. Our videos will be available to the public as soon as they are posted and will remain accessible throughout so we will continue to build up a library of exciting, fun ways to keep active during the summer holidays.

We are hoping that our coaches will be back delivering Be Active sessions in person for October half term. For more information or to keep up to date with what we have on offer please visit Facebook: Active Sefton, Instagram: active_sefton & Twitter: @activesefton, or email: Active.Sports@sefton.gov.uk.

PE - School Games Award

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 1:01pm

We are delighted to share with you that we have been awarded the ‘Your School Games’ School Games Recognition Award. This is testament to the broad and rich curriculum delivered by staff in the Autumn and Spring terms.  This award recognises both staff and pupils’ hard work across the PE curriculum, including: PE lessons, clubs, tournaments and competitions.

A big thank you to North Sefton School Games; all TSP teaching staff for ensuring we offer excellent PE provision and, of course, to our wonderful pupils who all this is for!

Well done, everyone – on another wonderful achievement for our school!

 

 

 

Spread a Little Kindness

Date: 17th Jun 2020 @ 2:08pm

Tomorrow, the Duchess of Cambridge will lead an online assembly for the Oak National Academy during which she will speak about the importance of mental wellbeing among children. The theme of the Duchess’ assembly is ‘spread a little kindness’ and is based on a lesson plan which is available on the Mentally Healthy Schools platform. This platform was developed in collaboration with children’s mental health charity Place2Be and encourages children to explore ways in which they can show kindness and recognise the benefits of kindness to others.

The Mentally Healthy Schools platform can be accessed by clicking here. 

The assembly will be live on the Oak National Academy website at 11am on Thursday 18 June and can be accessed by clicking here.

A recording of the assembly will be available to view on the Oak National Academy website following the event.

Mental Health Awareness Week

Date: 22nd May 2020 @ 3:41pm

This week has been Mental Health Awareness Week (18th-24th May). Protecting our mental health and wellbeing is always important, but even more so at this unprecedented time.

The theme for this year has been kindness, which recognises that human connection and relationships are central to our mental health and wellbeing. Acts of kindness can help us to feel like we belong and reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness. Across Sefton people are demonstrating their kindness during the pandemic, as we all come together to support one another in different ways from the #showthemyoucare campaign to everyday acts of kindness from members of our community.

Sefton Council would like to share their directory of services related to their health and wellbeing, including information and contact details for services relating to a variety of issues such as finance, relationships, physical health and smoking which you may find helpful in maintaining good mental health.

Coronavirus Testing

Date: 22nd May 2020 @ 3:21pm

The following is a notification from Sefton Council:

Coronavirus Testing is now available to anyone over the age of 5. 

The Government has said that anyone over the age of 5 showing symptoms of Coronavirus – which include a new continuous cough OR fever OR loss of/ change in smell or taste – is eligible for a swab test.

People can apply either:
- online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
- on the phone by calling 119 between 7am and 11pm.

Thank you!

School update re: reopening of Trinity St Peter's

Date: 20th May 2020 @ 10:30am

Dear Parents,

Following on from last week’s government announcement and in line with Sefton Council's announcement yesterday, we are working hard with our Health & Safety Adviser on our plan for school to reopen for all pupils in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, whilst also trying to work alongside continual updates from the government. Further government guidance for the opening of Nursery settings is expected this week.

We are also addressing the National Education Union requirements which are also in place to ensure that governing bodies open their schools safely. Consequently we must confirm at this moment in time, we will not be extending the opening of Trinity St Peter's CE Primary on 1st June, for the suggested year groups. This date, set by the government, was the earliest date and an ambition, not a mandatory start date.

No one wants classrooms empty for one day longer than they have to be, but we need to work together with openness and honesty and to do this we need sufficient time, evidence and information that the plans we are able to put in place will continue to keep pupils, staff and the wider community safe. We are working on our plan to further open the school, which we will share with you as soon as possible. We will give you at least one week’s notice for the school’s extended opening alongside an outline of what our school opening will look like for your child to help inform your decision-making. In the meantime, we continue to prepare our school environment and classrooms for a safe, partial reopening by ensuring that we are fully compliant with our own risk assessments, health and safety regulations, and government guidance. 

We understand that some parents may be disappointed that we are unable to open school on the 1st June, however we hope in the spirit of togetherness that you are able to support us in our decision-making at this time. Never has it been so important to get something so right.

Thank you for your patience and understanding at what continues to be a challenging and difficult time for us all.

If you have any concerns or queries about school reopening please email: governingbody@tsp.sefton.school

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Pringle

KS2 Spanish 'Home School' Provision

Date: 19th May 2020 @ 9:20pm

Language Angels have extended their provision and have created a designated ‘Home School’ section to their website. This will enable your child to continue their foreign language learning journey whilst they are at home. Please access the website here or via https://www.languageangels.com/schools/ .

 

All of the children can log in to the ‘Home School’ section of the website using the following log in details: 

Username - Trinit1568

Password - lahome

Please do not share these details with pupils from other schools.

 

The children will have access to a selection of units, which will include: learning slides; some printable worksheet activities; karaoke songs as well as access to the interactive games area. The units have also been divided into three different levels in order to enable pupils to pick an appropriate level of challenge for them.

 

Instructions for accessing the site can be found below:

1. Go to www.languageangels.com

2. Click LOGIN in the top right corner of the screen.

3. Select the HOME SCHOOL option.

4. Enter USERNAME and PASSWORD.

5. Select the UNIT.

6. Select your LESSON and click START LESSON. 

7. Enjoy learning using all the resources provided in your lesson.

8. Click BACK TO DASHBOARD to select your next lesson

 

A video guide for using the website, which is suitable for both parents and children, can also be accessed here or on https://languageangels.pages.ontraport.net/hs .

Government Announcement Update

Date: 12th May 2020 @ 12:07pm

Dear Parents, 

Last night the government released the following information for schools and parents as per below: 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings - GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-educational-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020

Following the release of initial guidance, we are working closely with our Health and Safety consultant to see how this can be safely implemented at our school. The government are expected to publish further guidance on a regular basis in changing circumstances. We will consult and share our plans with you as best as we can. Rest assured, the well-being and safety of our pupils, staff and wider school community will always remain our priority.

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Pringle

Thank you, Nathan!

Date: 11th May 2020 @ 4:57pm

As you may already be aware, St Peter’s Church wished a special ‘farewell’ to their Curate, Nathan Thorpe, this weekend. The full service can be seen here.

On behalf of Trinity St. Peter’s, I would like to thank Nathan for his dedication and commitment to our school over the past three years. From delivering whole-school Collective Worship on a Wednesday morning to popping into classes to support teachers with their RE lessons to to helping the school recently achieve our Church School Partnership awards. He has been able to offer so much and has been a much loved member of our school family. Our Celebration of Kindness music videos won’t be the same without him!

We wish him all the best as Vicar of St. Giles, Aintree.

Thank you, Nathan - we will miss you! Keep in touch. 

Government Announcement

Date: 11th May 2020 @ 8:12am

Dear Parents, 

 

Following on from the Prime Minister’s statement, I am writing to inform you that schools have not yet received any further information to help support us in planning a phased reopening for some of our year groups in June. We expect we will receive further information from the DfE shortly, which we hope will provide assurance on how we can open our school safely for all of our pupils and staff. 

 

At the moment there is no change to the guidance for schools. We will continue to provide care for children whose parents work is critical to COVID-19 response and have no alternative child care. The message remains that it is safer to stay at home. 

 

Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time. 

 

Take care and stay safe,

 

Mrs Pringle

Sefton Communities Being Urged to #ShowThemYouCare about Older People in Residential Homes

Date: 5th May 2020 @ 10:58am

                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sefton residents are being asked to help cheer up those in residential care homes whilst visits are not permitted due to COVID-19.

Through its new #ShowThemYouCare campaign, Sefton Council is asking local people to purchase items, such as packets of biscuits, boxes of cakes and sweets and flowers, plants and treats, and donate them to brighten up the day for the people living in local residential homes. Also, paintings drawings, poems and letters from local children and neighbours would really cheer up residents.

 

Cllr Paul Cummins, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care said:

The need for us all to socially isolate to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is vital but it is having this unseen impact for residents in Thornton Hall & Lodge and residential homes right across Sefton.

I would urge anyone who can to brighten up these older and sometimes vulnerable people’s lives by dropping off a little gift. 

We want to #ShowThemYouCare but we want them to do it locally. If you have older relatives living in residential care but they are in another part of the Borough, you can donate to your local home in the knowledge that someone else is donating locally where they live.

When you are shopping, you could buy a cake or some sweets or if you’re worried about keeping fit during this period of enforced inactivity and want to get rid of that spare packet of biscuits, donate it to their local residential home.

People wanting to leave gifts can drop them off at the door during their daily exercise. Details of other care homes across Sefton where people may want to leave gifts for residents can be found here.

Celebrating Victory in Europe 2020

Date: 4th May 2020 @ 9:36am

 

May 8th 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.  This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic and the UK’s lockdown restrictions, the previously planned celebrations for the 75th anniversary will not be able to go ahead and the day will look slightly different that what we had all perhaps originally intended. Despite the restrictions however, VE Day celebrations will still go ahead. To allow people to mark the day from the safety of their homes, a two minute silence has been planned for 11am, followed by a ‘toast to heroes’ at 3pm. The Queen will also make a speech, addressing the nation from Windsor Castle at 9pm, which is the same time 75 years ago that her father, King George VI, gave a radio address to mark the end of the fighting with Germany in 1945. We are also being encouraged to throw ‘Stay At Home Street Parties’ instead of the traditional neighbourhood gatherings. Organisers are encouraging the public to decorate the outside of their homes in red, white and blue, bunting and flags to mark the occasion, so that whole streets are adorned in the nation’s colours. This way, neighbours can enjoy the visual spectacle of national pride from their windows or during their one hour of exercise per day. We are also being encouraged to forgo group gatherings for afternoon tea and picnics and instead hold a smaller celebration in the garden or on a doorstep with your household. If you need ideas on how to throw your own VE Day Stay At Home Street Party, the government have set up a website dedicated to providing you with a full toolkit of resources at ve-vjday75.gov.uk.

On behalf of all us at Trinity St Peter’s - we do hope you and your family will be able to enjoy this day.

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Pringle x

Gratitude is the Best Attitude

Date: 30th Apr 2020 @ 1:43pm

This week, we have created a short video as a staff so we could share our appreciation to some of the people who are helping and supporting us all at this moment in time whilst also wanting to reassure our pupils that we are all safe and well. It has also enabled us to pay respect to the incredible work of Captain Tom Moore on his 100th birthday today! 

We chose the song ‘Get Up’ by King’s Daughters because it is full of optimism and gratitude, which is very much in line with our school values. The group are also kindly donating some of their proceeds to ‘Mind’, the UK’s leading mental health charity, which we annually support on ‘Hello Yellow’ Day.  

Making this video has made us appreciate even more how fortunate we have been to create our whole school videos over the last few years, which have celebrated all of the kindness within our school community and brought us all so much joy and laughter. We hope it won’t be too long before we are all able to do this together again.  

We really hope that watching the video will continue to inspire our kind, thoughtful and creative thinking pupils to think of more ways to pay gratitude forward as explained by our school’s gratitude poster:

  

 

We have loved seeing so many of their wonderful, kind ideas that you have proudly shared with us - the class videos and Tweets have really made us smile. Thank you! 

In school, our wonderful key workers' children have created bunting which is now displayed in the Critical Care Unit in Aintree Hospital (as shared on our Twitter feed).

 

  

 

Mrs Warwick has also been busy making paired hearts for patients and their families; ear savers for the key workers using face masks (to protect their ears) and crochet hearts which she hangs from the tree in her front garden for passers-by to take as they wish. She has also been asked by a friend at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital to make some more. Mrs Warwick has kindly created some instructions if you and your child would like to make some too. The instructions are attached below.  

It has been lovely to see so many of the children this week through our Zoom class chats and we hope to organise more in the not too distant future. We really do miss being with them altogether in school.  

Finally, thank you again for all of the lovely, kind and supportive messages we have received this week where you have shared your gratitude for all our efforts at TSP. Your thoughtful words really do have such a positive impact on our working day. Thank you all!

With much love, 

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Pringle x 

TSP Staff's 'Gratitude is the Best Attitude' Lockdown Video!

 

 

 

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