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Great Crosby Catholic Primary School
Welcome to Great Crosby Catholic Primary School website. We are a large Catholic primary school serving the parishes of Ss. Peter and Paul and St. Helen’s. Our Catholic mission underpins all we do.
Our school family works hard to provide a place where the Gospel values are lived out each and every day. We strive to create a community based on love, respect and forgiveness; a place where each individual can learn and grow in love of God and of each other.
At Great Crosby we strive to create a place of academic excellence whilst ensuring the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils is given an equally high priority. We want everyone in our school family to simply be the best they can be. We work hard together to ensure that our pupils really do ‘have life and have it to the full.’
Our termly curriculum brochures keep you informed of the themes being studied and ways in which you can support your child at home. Our weekly edition of the Wednesday Word also allows you to support your child and the family in your faith journey.
Great Crosby works closely in partnership with other schools in Sefton and Liverpool to share good practice and ensure that we stay at the forefront of educational development.
We are also a member of the Archdiocese of Liverpool Primary School Improvement Trust.
Our Mission Statement
On Mon 11th, we will be collecting for the South Sefton Foodbank. Children can come to school in non-uniform clothes in return for bringing an item for the foodbank. The foodbanks are particularly in need of biscuits, pasta sauces, tinned tomatoes, juice/squash, soup and any Christmas treats.
The whole school took some time today to have fun taking part in the Nathional School Games Santa Dash singing Christmas songs along the way.
As part of their local history study of the impact of WWI on Liverpool, year 6 have been sharing their own family stories. They brought in the most amazing artefacts which have been carefully looked after over the years.
Year 5 have enjoyed their residential at The CHET Centre, Little Crosby. They had fun despite the rain. Their activities included: low ropes course; tree tops adventure; climbing wall and curling. In the evening, they ate s'mores cooked on a campfire then took a night walk to the old church. Click/tap on the image above to see more photos.
Mrs Morton shares all the news from a busy November and looks ahead to Advent.
Well done to our Year 2 children who performed their Advent service to Years 3 to 6 and twice to families. Click/tap the image to see more photos.
We have morning Advent Mass in school for families and parishioners at 8am on Wednesdays 6th, 13th and 20th December.
We welcomed Richard Cooke from CAFOD Liverpool to celebrate our fundraising for CAFOD this year. He showed us how the money we raised would #BrightenUp the lives of other people, particularly after the Pakistan floods.
Thank you for all the donations to the Poppy Appeal this year. We were delighted to receive a certificate of thanks from the Royal British Legion as we raised £616.85.
Very well done to all our cross-country runners who represented Sefton in the Merseyside County Primary Schools Cross-Country Championships in Sefton Park, helping Sefton to win bronze.
Click/tap the image for more photos.
Thank you BullyBusters Sherrell & Natalie for our assemblies today. They reminded us that it's good to be different, to use a safe hand to say no & to know our 5 trusted adults. They also worked with our school council.
Our new Great Green Dream Team have created two videos. In the the first one, they introduce themselves and their work. In the second one, they tell us about Switch Off Fortnight, which we are in the middle of. Click on the image to visit the our Great Crosby and the Community page.
On Friday, Orlaith from 5HW read this lovely poem that she had written in our KS2 Star of the Week.
We are delighted to be able to share this lovely certificate from CAFOD thanking us for our fundraising this year. Thank you for the support from our families.
Lots of children & staff are wearing their odd socks today for Anti-Bullying Week Odd Socks Day. In our Stars of the Week assemblies the children showed their understanding of bullying & explained how they were going to be kind & helpful.
On Fri 15th Dec, we are holding a Christmas Market starting at 3.15pm.
In preparation for the Christmas Market, we are asking for contributions to be sent into school. This Friday we are requesting sweets to fill clean, empty glass jars, which we also need.
We will also be collecting any unwanted Christmas jumpers to be sold at the Christmas Market. These can be sent into the school office anytime up to Wed 13th Dec.
We're in the middle of Maths Week England. There are special competitions & activities in lessons during the week. Please encourage your children to spend some at home on Times Table Rock Stars (until Thu) & Mangahigh (until Sat) to improve our competition placings. Click/tap the image you visit our Favourite Websites page.
This is Anti-Bullying Week. We have had assemblies reminding us to be kind & loving. We've talked about using the S.T.O.P. (Several Times On Purpose) hand. KS2 also discussed what is and isn't banter. We are having more activities in PSHE lessons. On Friday we'll have Odd Socks Day to celebrate our uniqueness.
Mrs Murphy led our commemoration of Remembrance Day on Thu 9th Nov in an afternoon assembly. Year 3 children were asked who we are remembering and older children were asked the meaning of 'Lest We Forget'. Mrs Murphy talked about the first Remembrance Day and the sad story of the Grossart brothers who lived in Crosby. Some Year 5s read their moving poppy poems in the style of Laura Mucha. Year 6 led our prayers. Click on the image to see more photos and to hear the poems written and read by Year 5.
Today, we welcomed probably the World's greatest rapper - Jamie Broad and Luke from YKids Charity as part of Bootle Children's Literary Festival 2023. In assembly, he gave us a history of hiphop & took us on a quest for the best rap ever. In Y3 Rhyme Aided Poetry workshops he inspired children & adults to construct 4-line raps, putting rhymes on the 4th beat and using adjectives to match the numbers of syllables in lines.
Parents and carers have received an email with instructions about how to vote in the Parent Governor Election. Please contact the school if you have not received the email.
Parents and carers are encouraged to vote online but paper copies are available from the office if required. Each parent/carer is entitled to one vote. The closing date is Tuesday 21st November at 12 noon.
This week, Mrs Morton led our first two school tours for parents and carers of children applying for September 2024 Reception places. We have more availability on tours this month – Tue 7th, Thu 9th, 16th, 23rd at 10am. To book a place, please contact the school office. Click/tap the image to visit our Admissions page for more information.
Our PTA Annual General Meeting is on Tuesday 7th November from 7pm in the school studio. Please come along if you able to volunteer in any way. It is a super way to support the school life of your children. Click/tap the image to find out more.
Thank you to Fr Mark for celebrating All Saints Day Mass with Years 3, 4 & 6 in school today. At Ss Peter & Paul's, our Year 5s read and said prayers as well as singing.
From tomorrow, 1st Nov, our Y6 children will be selling Royal British Legion gifts to raise money for the Poppy Appeal including snap bracelets, wristbands & reflective poppies for a suggested donation of £1. We'll also have regular poppies for a donation.
Mrs Morton has the latest news from Great Crosby at the end of the first Autumn half-term.
Well done to Olive, one of our Year 5 class councillors, who wrote to The L20 Hub to request books and games for her class. The L20 Hub responded superbly with funding for which the class and school are very grateful.
There is a vacancy for a Parent Governor to serve on the governing board of this school. We are very keen to encourage parents to nominate themselves to fill this place. Details of how to nominate yourself, nomination form and self declaration form are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the our Governors page Click on the image above. Nominations close on 31st Oct at 9.30am. If an election is required, all parents will be able to vote.
We are delighted to have been shortlisted again for the Educate Awards Outstanding Commitment to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Judges said: "Excellent series of activities spread across Great Crosby Catholic Primary School. The commitment to STEM is excellent, and the school clearly enjoys engaging the students with STEM topics."
After writing application letters and being interviewed, our Year 6 prefects have successfully completed at least one week of their duties. Their presence around school has certainly been appreciated.
Our Fantasy Football Premier League starts on Saturday 21st October. Please click on the green button to visit our letters page, to download the instructions, including our private league code. Click on the image to visit the fantasy league website.
Father John joined us for our Star of the Week celebrations this morning and shared CAFOD’s Family Fast Day prayer. Today is CAFOD Family Fast Day and we are asked to give up a meal. If you are able to go without a meal or snack over the weekend and are able to make a donation, that would be lovely. You can watch a short video about CAFOD’s appeal and donate online at https://cafod.org.uk/ Donations can also be made at our churches. Our assemblies on Monday morning will be about CAFOD. Well done and thank you to Nancy and Sophie, who raised £48.30 for CAFOD by holding a cake sale and raffle.
Look at our harvest !
After all hard work in Forest School in the Summer Term we reaped the rewards harvesting our vegetables.
Well done to our green-fingered EYFS! They enjoyed eating at snack time.
Click the image to see more photos.
This Sunday, 1st October, Sacred Heart Catholic Academy are hosting the ‘Crosby Community 5K Charity Run’. We are encouraging all our Great Crosby families and the local community to get involved. The run is raising money for two charities - The Jack Riding Foundation, which pays for heart screening for young footballers, and The Jacob Billington Trust, which provides music lessons for Sefton pupils who otherwise couldn't afford to pay for them. Both Jack and Jacob came to our school, and then to Sacred Heart. Jack was a great footballer. Jacob was a great musician. More details on our Parents/Carers > Letters page.
Mrs Morton shares the latest news from Great Crosby. Please look at our Our Learning > yeargroup pages for Meet The Teacher information, our 'Diary' page for forthcoming events and our Key Info > Uniform page for uniform details.
ITP (Immune Thrombocytopenia) is a rare blood disorder, which affects the platelets. Platelets are one of the three types of blood cells, along with red and white blood cells. ITP affects four in every 100,000 children. Most children recover within the first 6 weeks. Charlotte has had chronic ITP for 5 years. She suffers with bruising, bleeding and daily tiredness. She takes daily meditation and has required other hospital treatment.
Charlotte was lucky enough to be put forward by Alder Hey Hospital to a charity called Destination Florida. They took 75 children from the North West away to Florida for the week on a trip of a lifetime. These children are either terminally ill or who have life limiting conditions.
Y6/Y5 Children and their parents/carers who attended Sacred Heart's Open Evening had the opportunity to meet Frank Cottrell-Boyce. Here's a photo of Sonny who was thrilled to meet one of his favourite authors!
At the end of the Summer Term, Ellison, Isla and Max organised a competition and raised £87.60 for CAFOD. Following their fundraising efforts, they were able to buy a number of World Gifts to help CAFOD's work: 'Happy queen bee'; 'clever self-watering garden'; super soup kitchen'; 'keep clean kit' and 'the goat that gives. Press the green button to find out more about CAFOD World Gifts.
Well done as well to Meara (Y5), Huey (Y2) and Darcey (Rec). They made jewellery and sold it over the summer holidays, raising £16.00 for CAFOD.
Dear Parents and Carers
What a lovely first week I have had here at Great Crosby. Thank you to everyone who has made me feel so welcome on the yard in the mornings and to all the staff and pupils. Everyone has been so warm and friendly. It has been lovely to see the children looking so smart, learning in classes and hearing them laughing and playing on the playground.
We have all been learning about Great Crosby's mission statement at the start of term, starting with staff at the beginning of the week and ending with children in assembly today. It has been a privilege to see the staff's caring attitude towards the pupils helping them all settle in so well and the pupils' positive attitudes, truly living out our Mission Statement on the ground.
We are looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible in our 'Meet the Teachers' over the next few weeks ( dates in the newsletter and the calendar page). We will be sending out our code of conduct and home school agreement at the meetings to promote our parent partnership here at school.
For now, well done to everyone for getting through to the end of the first week in such hot conditions, we will keep a relaxed approach for summer/winter uniform over the next few weeks to keep children cool. Have a well deserved rest over the weekend and I look forward to meeting you moving forward.
This Sunday 10th September is Education Sunday. Please try to attend Mass at one of our churches.
St Helen’s - Sunday 10.00am
Ss Peter & Paul's - Sunday 10.30am
St Joseph’s - Saturday 6.30pm
There will be prayers, thanksgiving and a retiring collection. Children are encouraged to wear their school uniform as part of the celebration.
Mrs Crann's final vlog of the term with news of our busy last full week in school.
Please take time read the National Online Safety poster on our Parents > Online Safety page, together with other advice to help keep our children safe during the Summer holidays and beyond. Click on the image.
Today we held a non-uniform day, for which the children brought in donations to South Sefton Foodbank. Thank you for the tremendous response & your generosity. Please follow @SeftonFoodbank on Twitter to keep up-to-date with needs.
On Friday we're collecting for South Sefton Foodbank. In return for bringing items, children may wear non-uniform. The shortage list is: toiletries; tinned items - fruit, veg, potatoes, fish; instant coffee; pasta sauce & squash. Thank you for your generosity.
Following our premiere yesterday at the Plaza Cinema, we can now share the introduction to our 'Great Crosby Does Eurovision Film' funded by a EuroGrant from Culture Liverpool. The backing music is Te Deum (Charpentier) by Voyager - Australia's 2023 Eurovision entrants. Members of the Great Crosby family shared photos of their Eurovision experiences in Liverpool in May 2023.
Thank you to the Plaza Community Cinema in Waterloo for hosting the premiere of our Eurovision film, to the two winning classes 1C (Sweden) and 3C (Iceland) from our Eurovision concerts. Click the image to see some photos from our Eurovision Day.
Some of our staff are running the Liverpool Pretty Muddy 5k Race For Life on Saturday to help members of the Great Crosby family affected by cancer. They would appreciate your support. If you would like to find out more & make a donation, please click on the image.
Parents and carers - please could you check your house for any Great Crosby reading books from the scheme and from the class library. Please return them to school by Friday 7th July, so that we can sort them out, ready for September. Many thanks.
Today we welcomed Tara & Gordon from Sefton Libraries to introduce the sporty Summer Reading Challenge - 'Ready, Steady, Read!' It is free to sign up and there are gifts to collect at the start and when you have read two, four then six books. Tara and Gordon are looking forward to seeing lots of our children in the recently refurbished Crosby Library. Click on the button below to visit the Crosby Library website, which also has a list of regular activities. Click the image to find out more on our Love of Reading page.
The latest news from Great Crosby following another busy week in school.
This week we have been celebrating languages in school, particularly Spanish language and culture. On Monday we had an assembly which included a flamenco dance demonstration. Each Year 6 class then had dance workshops with Patricia and Rosie from Movema. Our school kitchens have added tasters of Spanish dishes, such as paella and tortilla, which the children have been trying. Mrs Benson, our languages coordinator, said that it was a joy to visit classrooms and see children from Nursery through to Year 6 excited about languages and that their enthusiasm has been absolutely amazing.
We wish all our families & followers a happy day on the feast of our patronal saints - Ss Peter and Paul. Thank you to Fr John for celebrating Mass and Holy Communion with us outside. We have changed our website colour to red as it is the liturgical colour for the day. Also it is one of the colours of the Spanish flag and we are in the middle of our Languages Celebration Week, what colour will it be tomorrow?
This week's Great Crosby news, including the continued need to be vigilant for Strep A symptoms, our Quidditch and Musical Theatre Week and lost property.
The latest news following another busy week at Great Crosby with more events coming up this month.
The latest news from Great Crosby ahead of our Sports Days next week.
Well done to St Nicholas Primary, winners of The Jack Riding Tournament in memory of our former pupil. Thank you to our referees, Ursuline and Waterloo who also joined us in our fundraising & Tesco for donating drinks & lollies.
Jack Riding was one of our pupils; he collapsed and died playing the sport he adored on 15th August 2018. He was just 18 years old. Jack was a phenomenal footballer with a ‘crackin’ left foot’. He represented our school, Sacred Heart, Sefton and was also an academy player for Everton. He most recently played for Prescot Cables. Thursday 25th May is our annual 'Wear A Sports Kit for Jack Day' to raise money for the Jack Riding Foundation. Children can wear any sports kit to school that day, although swimming kit is not recommended! There is a suggested donation of £1. Thank you.
The latest news from Great Crosby.
Mrs Crann's Vlog has news about next week. We apologise for the picture quality with some flickering.
Watch Mrs Crann's vlog for this week's news.
Thank you for all your kind donations for the South Sefton Foodbank. They have been gratefully taken today.
They continue to need: tea, biscuits, tinned rice pudding, tinned potatoes, men's/women's toiletries & toilet rolls.
We’re thrilled to announce that our Eurovision project is funded by Euro Grant through Culture Liverpool; Liverpool City Council; The Department for Culture Media, and Sport; Liverpool City Region and Spirit of 2012. Click on the image to find out about all the exciting EuroGrant projects.
Mrs Crann has news of our Ofsted report and forthcoming events.
A welcome to the Summer Term from Mrs Crann.
The children looked great in their crowns and red, white and blue clothes for the Stars of the week celebrations this morning.
Mrs Speed's final vlog includes a look back at the last few days and a look forward to the Summer term.
Please take some time to visit one of our churches during Holy Week. These are the times of Masses and other events. Click the green button for St Oscar Romero Parish.
Having watched the inspiring 'Dristy's Story' video at the start of Lent, (click the green button) the whole school took part in completing laps of our school field to raise money for CAFOD's work through the Big Lent Walk.
Collectively, the children walked a total of 645km raising over £420 for CAFOD. Click on the image to see more photos.
Well done to Year 3 who performed their musical, 'The Day The Lost Property Quit' to parents and carers today. The key messages were to make sure names are in items of clothing and to remember to take things home at the end of the day!
Mrs Speed's vlog has this week's news and details of what is happening before the end of term.
Our Market Day fundraising for CAFOD and school funds has begun. EYFS & KS1 children have brought in cakes, books & toys to sell. Children in Years 5 & 6 have designed games for KS2 to play in the afternoon. Click on the image to see more photos.
Mrs Crann shares this week's news from Great Crosby.
The Easter holiday brochure for Sefton's BeActive 'Love the Holidays' activities is on our letters page. Click on the image to find out about the great range of activities for children aged 3-16 across Sefton, delivered by fully qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Be Active coaches. It's a fantastic way for children to keep active, have fun and make friends in a safe environment. The activities include one to five day camps, shorter workshops and reduced cost swim and splash sessions. .
Year 1 were welcomed to school today not only to snow, but each classroom had a crime scene set up. The chairs had been toppled over, books were on the floor and sand had been left. Crucially for the investigation, fingerprints had been left behind. Each child had their own fingerprints taken to rule them out as a suspect. We learnt if we had a loop, whorl or arch fingerprint. Thankfully, we found out that all children had been ruled out as a suspect. This led us to the conclusion that the Gingerbread Man had run through school to escape the iron men and the snow down at the beach.
This starts our celebration of British Science Week. Click on the image to visit our STEM page with some British Science Week experiments to try at home.
Catch up with the latest news from Great Crosby after two busy weeks.
For World Book Day, we've made huge 'Guess Who' games with our favourite book characters, listened in class and on the playground, made reading dens under our desks & watched BBC Teach’s live lesson with Konnie Huq, Ben Shires and Michael Rosen. Click on the image to see more photos.
World Book Day will be on Thursday 2nd of March. At Great Crosby, we strongly believe in developing a love of reading. We use World Book Day to promote this and encourage children to read as many books as possible. Click on the image to visit our 'Love of Reading' page to find out what we are doing.
Here are some activities you could do with your children over half term and in the run up to World Book Day.
Happy reading and thank you for your continued support in promoting reading for pleasure in your homes.
Families and parishioners are welcome to come to our weekly Wednesday 8am Mass during Lent in school.
Mrs Speed shares the latest news from Great Crosby.
Year 5 led our Ash Wednesday services for pupils in the morning & parents/carers in the afternoon. It included the video from CAFOD Schools about Dristy in Bangladesh. Click the green button to watch it.
The latest news from this week at Great Crosby and of future events in the next half term. There are also some reminders about long hair, nails and dogs.
Some of our Year 2 students who are in Miss Maguire's Musical Theatre club took part in the CAPITAL schools Equality and Diversity Concert at Pontins in Southport on Thursday night. They performed 'How Far I'll Go" from the film Moana. They represented our school brilliantly. Well done to all who took part and those who came to support us.
Some children watched the BBC Teach Live Lesson today for Safer Internet Day. We will be continuing with activities during the week.
Please take some time to talk to your children about what they do online, what they like and dislike, and anything that worries them. Click on the image for advice on the Safer Internet Day website. Please visit our Online Safety page by pressing the button
Here's the latest Great Crosby news.
Mrs Speed's vlog at the end of another busy week at Great Crosby.
For Holocaust Memorial Day we have turned our website purple. The theme of the day this year is 'Ordinary People'. The children are learning about how ordinary people have been affected by holocausts and discrimination.
Every school holiday, Sefton's fully qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Be Active coaches deliver a great range of activities to children aged 3-16 across the borough. It is a fantastic way for children to keep active, have fun and make friends in a safe environment. The activities include one to five day camps, shorter workshops and reduced cost swim and splash sessions. Click the image to view the Be Active Guide. Click the button to visit the Sefton Be Active webpage.
The latest news from Great Crosby including music lessons, holidays, health issues, reading books and Holocaust Memorial Day.
Mrs Speed's weekly vlog with news of her retirement and a reminder to return reading books promptly please.
We're delighted to have received a lovely letter from Macmillan Cancer Support thanking us for raising £378.39 at our Macmillan Coffee Morning in September and also for recognising that over the years we've raised a total of £15,542. Thank you to everyone who has supported our events.
Our Feast of the Epiphany liturgies used prayers & images from CAFOD, who work with all people whatever their skin colour, nationality or religion, recognising all people as our sisters & brothers, as Jesus taught us.
Welcome back and Happy New Year from Mrs Speed.
Mrs Speed's Christmas Vlog includes news of today's liturgies and our Christmas collections for CAFOD and the South Sefton Foodbank.
All the children took part in liturgical services today with the theme of kindness. We thought about the innocent kindness of Paddington Bear and told him the story of the birth of Jesus. We were fortunate to have a real baby playing Jesus.
Please visit the crib in at least one our churches over Christmas.
There are special Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:
Ss Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church
Christmas Eve: 7pm and Midnight
Christmas Day: 10.30am
St Helen’s Catholic Church
Christmas Eve: 8pm
Christmas Day: 10am
St Joseph’s Catholic Church
Christmas Eve: 10pm
Christmas Day: 11.15am
St Edmund of Canterbury
Christmas Eve: 6.30pm
Christmas Day: 9.45am
Our Lady Star of the Sea
Christmas Eve: 4.30pm and 11.30pm
Christmas Day: 11.30am
Years 3 to 6 came together to sing Noche de Paz in Spanish at the end of assembly.
Well done to all the children
who joined in the School Games National Santa Dash today, especially those who braved the cold outside. More photos next week.
Mrs Speed's latest vlog has news of our forthcoming Rejoice Celebrations, Nativities and our Christmas dinner/jumper/food bank collection day. She also has a top windscreen defrosting tip.
We welcomed Richard Cooke from CAFOD Liverpool to speak in our assemblies about the needs of people in other countries & how we can make a difference through CAFOD World Gifts. Click on the image to find out more. Click on the button to see what is in inthe CAFOD Advent Calendar.
Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed A Christmas Carol at Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot this morning. We all had our favourite parts & loved the experience of theatre in the round. Thank you to our PTA for paying for the transport.
Year 2 performed their Advent Liturgy to KS2 children on Monday and parents and carers on Tuesday. The whole of Year 2 were awarded Star of the Week for preparing our parents/carers and pupils for Christmas through their Advent Liturgy. Click the image to see some photos on Year 2's page.
Mrs Speed's Vlog has the latest news from Great Crosby, particularly the amazing success of our Christmas Family Fun Day, Year 2 Advent Service, Christmas badges instead of Christmas cards and forthcoming events leading up to Christmas.
Fr John celebrated our first Advent Mass in school with parishioners, families and staff. As it was the Feast of St Andrew, Fr John spoke of showing our faith through our actions, as St Andrew did. Our next Advent Mass is 8am, Wednesday 14th December. Click on the image to visit the 'In Our Parishes' page to find Mass times and the latest news from Ss Peter and Paul's and St Helen's parishes.
Thank you to the Crosby Community Policing Team, linked to Merseyside Police Cyber Dependent Crime Team, who visited us for our KS2 assembly, as part of our Safeguarding month. Lots of aspects of online safety & behaviour were discussed. The children responded well, though many were surprised when reminded again about the ages for certain apps! Some children wee able to dress up as police officers.
Yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent. Today we lit the first candle on our Advent wreath. Please visit our 'Catholic Life of Our School page for family calendars and a reflection from Archbishop Malcolm. Click on the image.
Thank you to everyone who helped and supported our Christmas Family Fun Day yesterday, to make it a success. We will have news later this week to say how much was raised.
Huge congratulations to Aiobheann, Roman and Lucas who were chosen to represent Sefton in the Merseyside Cross Country Championships on Saturday. All the children showed abundant energy and determination and did Great Crosby and the Borough of Sefton extremely proud. Click on the image to visit our Sports page.
We are proud to have been recognised for our Outstanding Commitment To STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) as runner-up in the Educate Awards on Friday evening at Liverpool Cathedral. This was for our Year 6 Smashing Stereotypes Workplace Workshops last June. Click on the image to visit our STEM page.
Mrs Speed's vlog this week has important messages about the PTA and particularly that we need volunteers and helpers for the Christmas Fun Day on Sunday 27th November. Mrs Speed also reminds us about sending children to school with coats. There is a lot of unclaimed lost property without names. It will be displayed and sold in the studio on Friday 18th November. Anything remaining will be given to Crosby Housing. Finally a reminder to share The Wednesday Word, which can be found by clicking on the logo on the home page, with children each week.
Hundreds of pairs of odd socks are being worn today to celebrate our uniqueness for Anti Bullying Week. In assemblies we watched the Anti-Bullying Week video, which you can see by clicking the green button. We're encouraged to 'Reach Out' to trusted adults & check-in with friends to recognise & stop bullying . Click on the image to view and download a toolkit for parents and carers.
We marked Remembrance Day with an assembly about WWI, WWII & the soldiers who have died since them. We saw that the soldiers came from all over the Empire. Some Y5 children read their poems inspired by Tomas Roberts' Alive With Poppies. Y6 talked about the Sefton Libraries 'Sefton At War' project & laying wreaths.
Mrs Speed's latest vlog includes news of class rejoice celebrations, supporting reading, school photos, the food bank collection, Odd Socks Day, safeguarding month and the Wednesday Word online gospel leaflet.
Today we welcomed Lin and Marie from our local parishes to say the Rosary with KS2 pupils at lunchtime.
Year 6 attended an online career conversation about climate change with Jamie Brogan from Edinburgh Climate Change Institute and Raising Aspirations. We discussed how we all have an impact and we have pledged to play our part in living simpler and being green.
We pledge to reduce waste and to use our voices to influence others.
We have learnt that little things make a difference - our futures, our lives.
Congratulations to the girls who represented Great Crosby in a netball tournament. They won four of their five matches and went on to win the tournament at Merchant Taylors’. Their sense of team spirit made them a credit to our school.
Today, Sherrell from Bullybusters spoke to the children in our KS1 & KS2 assemblies, as part of our Safeguarding month. She particularly made KS2 think about online behaviour. KS1 watched a Topsy and Tim anti-bullying story reading ( click on the green button to watch) and practised their STOP hand.
Click on the image to visit the Bullybusters website. There are also links on our Parents > Online Safety and Children > Online Safety pages.
Mrs Speed's latest news including tea & toast baby and toddler group, school discos, lost property, new school governors and a letter from the Honeysuckle charity.
Fr John celebrated Mass for All Saints Day with all of KS2. The children gave lots of excellent responses about the qualities that a saint should have. Fr John showed a trailer for 'No Greater Love' a new film about St Mother Teresa. KS1 also had a special assembly with Fr John. Click on the green button to see the trailer on You Tube.
Mrs Speed has recorded a vlog to explain our new Attendance Policy. Click on the green button to visit our policies page which has the new document.
Our PTA has organised a number of events for the next half term. Click on the image to see the letters about discos, Christmas jumpers, Santa's Grotto at the Christmas Fayre and Breakfast with Santa.
If you would like a paper copy of any documents or to contact Mrs Morton, please click on the 'Get In Touch' button to send a message to Mrs Mason in the school office or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Northern Road, Crosby, Liverpool. L23 2RQ
As we begin 2020, we continue our journey to live simply and look after our beautiful world, as Pope Francis has asked us to.
We continue to make simple changes in our school life:
· ensure we recycle paper
· switch off lights when not in use
· use reusable plastic to carry our lunch
· reuse single-use plastic bottles to make and store
· walk/cycle/scoot to school more often
· no longer using single-use plastic for jelly/ fruit in the kitchen
· letters home are electronic, where possible
· one paper-free day per term
We are working towards being zero-heroes for the environment.
Can you as families do any of the above? Or more?
Let us know any good ideas via email@example.com
Your world is a wonderful and beautiful place, full of variety, full of wonder, full of life.
Teach us to care for the Earth and help us to build a world that is filled with your goodness.