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Mrs Casey and Mrs Giblin

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Geography – River Alt

Year 5 used fieldwork skills today as part of their Rivers topic, as the class visited different points of the River Alt. The children used twigs to measure the speed and flow of the water. They observed different features of the river and finished their day sketching at Hightown, where the Alt meets the Irish Sea.

We were even lucky enough to see a seal!



Matt Oldfield Competition

On Wednesday we are being visited by the Author Matt Oldfield who writes a series  of football books.

To be in with a chance of winning one of his books we have decided to hold a writing competition.  To enter simply type your piece of writing under the blog post but don’t forget to include your name.  Alternatively you can write it at home and bring it into school by Tuesday.  Winners will be announced on Tuesday afternoon.  The writing prompts are listed below or you could think of your own idea:


  • Who are your heroes? Write a biography of your hero.
  • Imagine that in the future you are a footballing legend. What would your journey fromthe playground to the pitch be? Write a biography in the style of the Ultimate FootballHeroes books telling how you became a sporting hero.
  • Read one of the Ultimate Football Heroes books and then imagine that you are interviewing the player. Write your questions and what you believe their answers would be.
  • Read one of the Ultimate Football Heroes books and then write about an event from the book from the point of view of the player. How did they feel when this happened?
  • The Ultimate Football Heroes books features sets of instructions to help you to ‘PlayLike Your Heroes’. Write your own set of instructions to help someone carry out a sporting move or technique.

Good Luck!


Tennis for all

Year 5 enjoyed their end of year trip to Liverpool Tennis Centre, to receive some coaching sessions, watch a tennis match and take part in some sporting activities with a Maths twist, thanks to KPMG!



Barcelona Day 2

The children have had a very busy, fun-filled day!

We have seen the sights of inner-city Barcelona as we walked down Las Ramblas, stopping for a delicious ice cream on the way. The most popular flavour being Snickers, Oreo or Bubblegum!

Afterwards, we went to Park Güell and saw all of the incredible work that Gaudí had created. A lot of us saw how it was very similar to similar artist and culture styles; such as Islamic art and art by William Morris.

Our final stop was at the Camp Nou, the stadium where Barcelona Football Club play. We took the tour and saw all of the incredible trophies and historic memories that they had created over the years. We particularly loved being in the commentary boxes. The teachers had another proud moment when the children were praised for their wonderful manners.

Another exciting day is ahead of us tomorrow!


Barcelona day one

The children have had a brilliant first few days.  Their behaviour in the airport and on the plane was fantastic and it was a proud moment for the teachers when lots of people stopped us on the plane and in the airport to comment on the fantastic behaviour of the children from our school and St. Patrick’s.

Today we enjoyed a fun filled day at Port Aventura, the children went on lots of rides and some even chose to go on the biggest rollercoasters there.  When we returned from the theme park we had some food and then spent time at the beach building sandcastles and playing football and games with our friends.

Tomorrow we head to Barcelona City, on the way we will read out any blog post messages so if you would like us to read your message out comment below.

Thank you.


88 Pianists – painting designs

Years 5 and 6 finally got the chance to see the winning designs for the 88 Pianists competition. Dr Kate Black and the University of Liverpool staff presented the classes with the designs to decorate with paint.

The children produced some really colourful designs, which will be taken away, assembled and presented to the competition judges in August.

Good luck Pleasant Street!




From rags to bags

The class worked so hard with textiles in DT! From initial design to final stitching, the children created bags to be proud of!




Celtic art

Fabulous art work from Year 5 as they used clay to design Celtic torcs. Here are some super examples!



Zoolab in Year 5

Year 5 enjoyed learning about classification with a visit from Zoolab!


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