On Friday 13th April, Mrs Baker was presented with an award for 'Great and Valuable Services to the Community' by The High Sheriff of Merseyside.
This award was due to the support and additional time that she puts into supporting the needs of the whole community at Gwladys Street. She also had a mention in our latest Ofsted report stating, "The learning mentor regularly goes ‘above and beyond’ to support a small proportion of pupils who can sometimes display extreme behaviour."
Well done Mrs Baker, from all the Gwladys Street Community.
Our Easter raffle raised a fantastic £181.50. Thank you to all staff for your kind donations.
On Thursday 14th March, Year 4 invited their parents/carers to their very own Viking Museum. The exhibits were projects that they completed at home and ranged from power point presentations, to 3D sculptures, to creative artistic ways to display information about the Vikings. Well done to all the children and parents/carers.
Mini Police ambassadors for the school finding out about important messages.
On Monday 5th February was the start of Regional Hate Crime Awareness Week. Our Mini Police attended St Nicholas Church in the city centre. They watched moving performances from LIPA and 3 really powerful guest speakers who shared their experiences of hate crime. One of the key messages was “I didn’t need to speak out as it didn’t affect me.” Any form of hate crime should be challenged, whether it is directly or indirectly targeted towards anperson, regardless of religion, race, disability, gender.
Hate Crime - Year 5 learning at LFC
On Friday 2nd Feb our Year 5 children visited LFC, Reducate, situated at the football ground.
The children learned all about Hate Crime, what Hate Crime actually is and the effects it can have on individuals and the wider community.
The children gained lots of information and thoroughly enjoyed their visit.
This February is Hate Crime Awareness and our children will be involved in further activities.
On Thursday 18th January, 5T had a fantastic opportunity working with our partner organisation, Positive Futures. They gained lots of new knowledge and skills. It included;
The children had a really enjoyable morning.
With thanks to Ryan and the team from Positive Futures.
Santa visits Gwladys Street
Today, Gwladys Street School had a very special visitor!
On Friday 15th December, some of our children had the opportunity to visit LFC's Training Ground Melwood. The children visited as a reward for their outstanding contribution to school. The children were given a guided tour around Melwood and met the Food Nutritionist for the players and staff. They created and decorated fabulous gingerbread houses. The children then went on to meet Jurgen Klopp, LFC's Manager, including the entire football team! All autographs were collected prior to watching the team train in preparation for the next football game. Gwladys Street School would like to thank Forbes Duff, LFC, for the support he has given to our school.
After School YOGA Club for PARENTS/CARERS
From November we have started our Parent/Carer and staff yoga club after school. It took place in KS2 Hall: from being a busy place full of happy children, the hall was transformed into a place of calm and tranquillity. Here, our parents and carers enjoyed some quality time for themselves and the session finished off with some lovely relaxation. Any parents who wishes to come along and join in, (no experience needed) contact the school office. It will be every Thursday from 3:45pm-4:30pm and it's just a £2 donation.
NSPCC Internet Safety Awareness
On Thursday 30th November, our school arranged an Internet Safety Awareness Coffee Afternoon for Parents/Carers and Grandparents. This event took place working in partnership with NSPCC. Important key messages were provided which included keeping our children safe. We shared lots of ideas and ways to support our children.
On Thursday 30th November, Gwladys Street School worked in partnership with Merseyside Police, our local Officers from Walton Lane. The children completed a litter pick within the school grounds and around the local area, including Gwladys Street, Bullens Road and Muriel Street. This initiative was not only to look at the issues we face regarding litter within our local community, but in preparation for the Everton Football Match on Saturday. As a reward, our children will be attending the Everton v Huddersfield game.
Speed Operation Work done by the Mini Police
It was lovely to have an email from Gill Bell from Community Engagement Team at Merseyside Police Headquarters,
Teaching Drug Awareness to our year 5 children.
Today our Year 5 children visited LFC Reducate. Working in partnership with Young Addaction, our children were given the opportunity to gain an understanding of the dangers of drugs and alcohol. They received certificates as ambassadors of Gwladys Street School, enabling them to share their safe messages to other children within our school.
High Sherriff Visits Gwladys Street - Friday 24th November 2017
Our KS2 children had a visit from the High Sheriff, Stephen Burrows. He told the children how he represented the Queen in his daily duties, his role and explained the history of his uniform. The children were then given an opportunity to ask lots of questions.
Walk on a Wednesday
Our walking to school initiative commences in December.
Today 23rd November 2017, our children leaned about the health benefits of walking to school and how it can also help our environment. They also met Strider our mascot.
Mini Police investigates again!
Date: 22nd November 2017
Time: All day
The Mini Police children attended a road safety event in the city centre. They witnessed Mersey Fire Service recreate a traffic accident and saw them remove the door and roof from a car to remove a casualty to safety. They delivered safe messages to the public and gave out leaflets, explaining who they were, that they attended Gwladys Street C P and N School and how important their role is within the community. The children were also met the Police Crime Commissioner and The Chief Constable of Merseyside Police. They are fabulous ambassadors to for our school.
Email below that was sent to the school after the event.
"The mini police were an absolute credit to Merseyside police, their schools, teachers and parents and we thoroughly enjoyed having them with us at both events. We hope to be able to invite the mini police to future events."
Station Manager Road and Water Safety
Show Racism the Red Card
Year 5 were able to listen to and participate sessions about how to 'Show Racism the Red Card'. These were held at Liverpool Football Club on 17th November, and we would like to thank them for all support they are giving our children this term with important messages.
Year 6 went to Liverpool Empire Theatre on 16th November to see the marvellous production of Warhorse.
Their behaviour was exceptional and were a credit to their parents/carers and school. Miss Booth and Mrs Berry were delighted to receive such delightful letters from the children expressing their thanks.
Anti-bullying Week 13th - 17th November 2017
Liverpool Football Club came to Gwladys Street during Anti-bullying week to remind us how to behave appropriately towards each other. Mighty Red their mascot even came to reinforce this important message.
Mini Police deliver an important assembly
The mini police completed their first assignment to deliver very important messages to Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children about safety for Bon Fire Night. The mini police designed a power point about how to keep safe on November 5th and why inappropriate behaviour is unacceptable on Mischief Night.
The mini police also took questions from the children and wore their new uniforms.
Kamil Stoch motivates children to read
LFC arranged for Kamil Stoch - a Polish ski jumper - to visit Gwaldys Street as part of the premier league reading programme for year 5.
Children were able to interview him about his career.
Mini Police arrive at Gwladys Street!
Look at the pictures of our Mini Police enjoying a day with the Merseyside police. They were able to look at the helicopters, find out about the police dogs and much more. The Mini police first assignment in school is to lead an assembly about safety on Bon Fire Night.
Sainsbury's Active Kids Picture Activity - 25th April 2016
On Monday, selected pupils from years 3 to 6 were chosen to represent the school at a special photoshoot with two sporting athletes; Lucy Bronze (Manchester City footballer) and Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool player)!
The children had lots of fun meeting sporting heroes and having their photos taken (like celebrities). However, their favourite part was challenging each other in a wind dome area. Everyone had to collect as many Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers as possible. It wasn't easy, jumping through the air to reach the flying vouchers.
Take a look at the photos below:
A group of students from years 4 & 5 have been taking part in a special reading programme that is supported by the Premier League. Each week, the Premier League Readers meet to share their reading interests and habits. They learn new skills and develop the confidence to become a regular reader, who reads for pleasure!
As a reward for their hard work, our school was chosen to visit two start authors; Tom Palmer and Jon Mayhew at both our local football stadiums. Everyone enjoyed finding out the books the authors had written. We enjoyed taking part in a reading quiz and creating our own 'silly story' ideas.
We hope everyone enjoyed the visit and came away with a bigger interest in reading regularly and some good ideas for titles of books they would like to read.
A huge congratulations goes to all our Year 6 entries to the Dot Art Schools competition 2016. Their artwork, inspired by the Pop Art movement of the 1960s, has now been published on the Dot Art Schools website for international exhibition!
Why not pop along to the website to have a look?
Year 6 enjoyed many activities with Mrs Haslehurst, Miss Sheridan, Mr Rigby, Miss Townley and Mrs Berry. They ranged from GPS, calculations and reading comprehension. Mrs Berry used the school's new resource Maths a Day which promoted physical activity whilst doing maths - see some photos below. Well done to all the children who attended.
Watch the video of the Dot Art prize giving event as broadcast on Bay TV's 'Arts Alive' programme.