Welcome back- we hope you had a lovely summer holiday and the children are refreshed and raring to go for a new school year! We had a good start to the term today- deciding on our class rules, classroom monitors and handing out lots of lovely, new equipment! The children will be given new reading books by the end of the week and will be bringing home a parent information letter.
All letters, spellings and mental maths will be available on the school website so if you need to check anything then look here first.
Photos to follow of our first few days in school!
School's Out For Summer!
We hope you have a wonderful, hot, happy and safe summer and look forward to welcoming the new Year 5 into class on Tuesday 5th September 2017. Have fun!
St Philip's Got Talent!
Well done Amelia Hooper for representing Y5 in St Philip's Got Talent with a great singing performance. Congratulations to Mia in Y2 who was overall winner. What a talented school we belong to!
SALS Shoes for Africa!
Thank you to all the children in Y5 who left their old school shoes to go to shoeless school children in Africa. What a privilege to be part of this fabulous initiative along with other schools in Southport.
It's horrible having to say goodbye and Year 5 have had a lot of goodbyes already this year and there's more to come this week!
We're saying goodbye to Miss Harding who has looked after us throughout the Summer term. THANK YOU Miss Harding for being a wonderful teacher, for all that's been learned and for all the fun. We will miss you but wish you all the very best for your new job in the Autumn. Keep in touch!
We're also saying farewell to two children - Amelia Hooper (who along with her brother Noah) is moving to Merchant Taylors School and Luke Millard (who along with his sister Louisa and all his family) is moving to China in the summer holidays. Your classmates will miss you and we all wish you much happiness and success in your new schools (and in Luke's case - in a new home and country).
More Y5 Successes!
Well done to Tom Briscoe, Lauren Crawford, Leonie Curwen, Emily Dean, Daniel Harding, Amelia Hooper, Charlie Hudson, Chloe Lincoln, Alicia Metcalfe and Charles Powell who all received their 'Good To Be Gold' stickers in assembly this morning for having a full school year of being 'Good To be Green'. This is a magnificent acheivement and we are grateful to those children who have demonstrated such wonderful examples of outstanding behaviour week on week, throughout the whole school year. Amazing role models for all of St Philip's to see! (....And we're looking to you to carry on setting such a high standard for behaviour after the summer as you move into Year 6.) You guys rock!
Oh! We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
Year 5 had a fabulous day trip to the seaside on Thursday 13th July. We visited the Atkinson to hear from Miss Hilary Ambrose about how Southport came to be and developed into the town we know today. We then had a mooch about the Museum and Art Gallery before heading over to Kings Gardens for lunch and a play. Before heading back to school, we walked to the end of the Pier and back and managed to squeeze a visit in to the Hall of Mirrors. The weather was perfect and a great time was had by all. Our thanks to Mrs Curwen, Mrs Halsall, Mrs Hague and Mrs Powell who came along with us and to Mr Bancroft too, who made a surprise visit back to Year 5 especially for the trip.
We were all delighted to hear from Mr Bancroft that his operation has been successful and he has received the 'all clear' from his surgeon. The children cheered when they heard that great news and we all continue to wish Mr Bancroft well as he continues his recovery.
Getting Ready for the Summer Fair
Year 5 have been busy, busy, busy making celebration cards to sell on our card-making stall at the summer fair on Saturday 8th July, (12-3pm). Please come along to support the PTA and help raise funds for our wonderful school. Hope to see you there!
Awards Assembly 2017
Today (Friday 7th July) at 9am we celebrated the children in the school who have been given awards and trophies for outstanding effort and achievement during this current school year. Our Year 5 Worship Warriors were awarded certificates for the amazing contribution they have made to collective worship. Also, Luke Brown was awarded a trophy for the 'Most Improved Musician'. Wow! We're so proud of you - well done to you all!
Year 5 visit a Mosque
On Thursday 6th July, Year 5, together with Year 3, visited Sussex Road Mosque for a very informative morning. The children learned about the 5 pillars of Islam and were able to contribute answers to the Mosque Imam, as well as asking him questions about the muslim faith.
Mini-Golf Tournament at Greenbank
Elite Sports Academy arranged a mini-golf tournament at Greenbank on Tuesday 4th July for two children from each of Year 5 and Year 6 classes. Emily Dean and Charlie Hudson's names were drawn out of a lucky dip from Year 5, and they ventured in the summer drizzle to join with other primary schools for the fun competition. The students at Elite had arranged 8 different mini-golf challenges and Charlie and Emily fully entered into the spirit of the tournament. Perhaps we'll see Charlie and Emily competing in golf tournaments in the future!
The Interactive Parables Church Event
Following on from the Parable assemblies each class prepared and presented, we designed interactive stations in the church for the whole school to visit. It was a great event and Year 5, who planned and made all the activities for their station, did a great job.
Our Australian Penpals!
There was great excitement when a batch of letters arrived in Year 5 all the way from Southport, Gold Coast, Australia. It could mean only one thing - our penpals had received our first letters to them and had sent their replies. Yippee!! Letter writing is becoming a lost art with the rise of social media, so it was wonderful for the children to experience the joy and excitement of opening a much anticipated hand-written letter. Such a special occasion had to be photographed so here are the pics of a special moment as Year 5 opened their letters.
More Class Worship Photo's
Each week in class, a different group of children prepare worship. They do this independently during breaks and lunchtimes to get ready for Friday's Worship time. Here are some photo's of some of our Worship times.
We have been looking at Parables from the Bible in school this week and in Year 5, we've been looking at the Parable of the Greedy Farmer. Two class worship groups combined to work on an assembly to present to the whole school on Monday 26th June. Well done to Eve, Tom, Amelia H, Charlie, Chloe, Leah, Katie, Ali, Lauren & Charles for a super presentation bringing us the moral of the Parable that we should not store up earthly goods in barns like the farmer did, as we can't take it with us when we die, but rather we should store up good in our hearts as Jesus showed us through his life and as we can learn through God's word, the Bible.
World Music Day - 21st June 2017: The Macarena!
In true St Philip's musical fashion, the whole school 'rendezvoused' in the playground to celebrate World Music Day with a mass Macarena! All the children and staff danced along with Mrs Jellicoe leading us in the Macarena moves. It's great to have the opportunity to let your hair down and here are some photo's to prove that that's just what we did! Well done Year 5 for going for it.
Friday Celebrations! - 16th June 2017
Y5 win prizes in the Geography competition!
Good To Be Green!
Our celebration assembly today saw Year 5 swoop all the prizes in the recent Geography competition that was a non-compulsory part of our half term homework. Well done to Luke Brown who got 1st prize, Amelia Hooper and Charlotte Grace received joint 2nd prize and Tom Briscoe came 3rd.
We also celebrated the children who achieved their Good To Be Green certificates today. Well done - Keep Up The Good Work!
SPORTS DAY (and the sun shone!) 15th June 2017
Thank you to all of you who came and supported the children on Sports Day. It was a great occasion with lots of fun joining in together and appreciating the successes of others, as well as ourselves. Well done to everyone who took part and a big thank you to Mr Jackson and Mr Murphy for arranging everything so brilliantly. Thanks also to the PTA for the welcome drinks and ice lollies we enjoyed!
Sports Day - June 2017
Meeting Gary Player and Making the News!
Year 5 with Gary Player
Wow! What a coup for St Philip's to have the golfing legend, Gary Player, come into school with members of the R&A to talk to the children about his life and achievements. Gary even brought the famous Claret Jug with him which is the trophy awarded to the winner of the British Open shortly to be held at Royal Birkdale. Everyone present was so impressed by how inspirational Gary's visit was. Some of Year 5 were able to be photographed for publicity pictures for the Open and this photo even made it into the local press. What a great photograph!
See the article below for a few pictures of Year 5's Taster Day visits to Birkdale and Greenbank.
Summer term has arrived and we welcome Year 5 back to school ready for the final term of the school year.
Some Sad News
We're sad to inform you that Mr Bancroft has been unable to return to school for this final term and our thoughts and prayers are with him as he faces further hospital tests and treatment over the next few weeks and months. He will be greatly missed and we are grateful to him for his hard work in the Spring term. The children have had a great deal of fun learning all Mr Bancroft has taught them and they wish him well for the future.
Miss Harding is a very experienced Year 5 teacher and will be taking up the class teacher role until the end of the school year. Mrs Day remains as Teaching Assistant and Mrs Pritchard will continue to support children with additional needs. We hope Miss Harding will be warmly welcomed and feel at home right away.
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