Welcome to the gallery for the academic year 2017/2018! Below are many exciting events that happen at Gwladys Street C P and N School.
During our football season, some of our KS2 children were involved in cleaning up our local area surrounding our school. Working in partnership with Merseyside Police, our children attended EFC football games. The children received certificates for their involvement in helping our community to be more aware of litter and the effects upon the environment.
On Monday 16th July 2018, our Year 6 children visited Crosby Plaza Cinema. Here they watched the new film Incredibles 2!
The children had a great morning. With special thanks to Positive Futures for their support.
Following on from our recent visit from Merseyside Police and The Anthony Walker Foundation, our KS2 children entered a local competition with other schools in our area. The children designed their own posters with important messages regarding Hate Crime. Not only did we win first place, we won second and third place too! The winner received an LFC football signed by Mo Salah, including lots of other goodies. The second and third places won EFC footballs with lots of other goodies too. Well done to all who took part!
During the week beginning 25th June Year 2 enjoyed a fabulous visit to Farmer Teds. During their visit they have taken part in lots of exciting activities such as meet the guinea pigs, pony grooming, tractor rides, ferret racing and milking demonstrations. The children has a fabulous time and were very well behaved. They were a credit to Gwladys Street and we were so proud of them all!
On Tuesday 26th June, Merseyside Police and The Anthony Walker Foundation visited Gwladys Street School and spoke to our KS2 children regarding Hate Crime. The children discovered Hate Crime can include verbal abuse, threat, assault, including damage to property. Sadly, people can be victimised due to their disability, race, religion or identity. As part of promoting our British Values in school, our children have been working very hard designing their own posters, with key important messages. These posters are being submitted into a competition, where there will be some fantastic prizes. The winning poster will be printed and placed on display within the County Ward.
As part of our Health and Well-being week, our children took part in a walk to school daily. Every child who took part were included into a draw for £20 High Street Vouchers. One of our Year 3 children won the draw! Well done to all who took part! Remember to walk to school daily to earn your badge!
On Tuesday 19th June, Year 3 children visited Epstein Theatre to watch the production of Matilda. The children thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon, where the show was performed by Liverpool Media Academy. The Epstein Theatre is a grade ll listed building and has provided a wide range of entertainment for over 100 years. The children had a wonderful time and the performance will certainly support their creative writing skills.
Celebrating the Royal Wedding
Our children recently celebrated the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The children came dressed in their own clothes and each class was met by the Queen herself! Year 5 even stood and sang God Save The Queen!
All classes were involved in various activities, including a disco, games, some of which included musical statues and pin the crown on the corgi!
Children designed their own place mats and had a fantastic celebratory Royal lunch fit for a Prince and Princess.
Friday 4th May 2018
On Friday 4th May, we celebrated Superhero Day! Children came to school dressed as their favourite Superhero! Some, including staff came dressed as Superhero’s who help save lives too. We had doctors, nurses, judges, firemen, chefs, cleaners to name a few. Thank you to all parents and carers who helped support our fantastic day!
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.
Sport Relief - Staff vs Staff Netball
The victorious red team!
During Sport Relief week, lots of great events happened at our school. One of those events was the Staff vs. Staff Netball match. It was a great event. Thank you to all staff that took part for an important cause and thank you to our lovely pupils who came out to support your staff members. The Red team were victorious in the end with a rather heavy score line! However, we are all winners when we take part together!
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.
On Friday 9th March, our Year 5 children learned very important life saving skills within their first aid training. The children were taught how to perform CPR in the event of an emergency, using Resusci Anne. All children who participated will receive a certificate showing their newfound knowledge and skills. With thanks to Your Edge Training for their support. Well done to all children involved!
On Monday 5th March saw the start of Positive Futures working with our KS2 children providing weekly sessions. This term we are focusing on online safety. Children can play, learn, create & connect, opening a whole world of exciting possibilities. However, our children need to know how to be safe. The children learned some important information: Don’t post personal information online. Not everybody online is who they say they are. Don’t befriend people you don’t know. Age restrictions on apps are for a reason. Never give out passwords. Think carefully before posting pictures, what you say or write online. If you see something that makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, tell a trusted adult immediately. Our children are learning the importance of staying safe. Well done to all our children involved!
On Saturday 3rd March, some of our KS2 children visited LFC’s ground where they watched Liverpool v Newcastle. A great start as we sang in unison “You’ll never walk alone.” Despite the cold, frosty weather, our children wrapped up warm, wearing their hats & scarves and had a fantastic evening! More so, Liverpool won with an amazing result 2-0! Well done to all the children for their impeccable behaviour. A wonderful opportunity as a reward for their great effort in school. With special thanks to LFC for their support & hospitality.
On Friday 2nd March, Year 6 children had visitors from Your Edge Training. The children were taught vital first aid skills, including how to perform CPR. Help in an emergency could potentially save a life. The children were given training to provide them with confidence and gain important life skills skills to provide assistance to somebody with an injury, prevent the condition worsening or to promote recovery. With special thanks to Paul and his colleague from Your Edge for providing these fantastic sessions for our Children here at Gwladys Street School.
On Thursday 1st March our Year 5 children attended Anfield Sports Community Centre with LFC. The children were engaged in a variety of active sessions. Here, they gained greater understanding and awareness of what life may be like having a disability. They took part in activities which gave a greater understanding of being blind, deaf or perhaps a wheelchair user. Our children learned how to support each other, guide and challenge when language or actions may not be appropriate to them or others. The children learned how each and everyone of us are different and were able to celebrate this through engaging with various sessions to enhance and support compassion and empathy for others.
On Wednesday 28th February 2C had a lovely afternoon session with our parents and careers. We enjoyed playing Maths and English games and enjoyed sharing lots of lovely books with our grown ups. Thank you so much to all our parents and careers who came to join us this afternoon! We really appreciate your time!
On Tuesday 27th February our school were visited by Diversity Role Models. Kate and her team of volunteers came to our school to talk about different families. The children were told of a beautiful true story about Penguins called, ‘And Tango Makes Three’ The children really enjoyed their visit and spoke of respecting each other, celebrating and embracing difference. With special thanks to Kate and we look forward to working with her again in the near future.
Our Year 6 children recently took part in working with Merseytravel to produce a promotional video for other schools and the public within the Merseyside area. The children had a really enjoyable day and we are looking forward to seeing the completed promotional short film!
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.
With special thanks to our Mini Police who represented our school, supporting the powerful message that Merseyside is no place for hate.
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;
Resilience and disability awareness through sport.
Inclusion – Bullying
Self Esteem - Togetherness
The children had a really enjoyable morning.
With thanks to Ryan and the team from Positive Futures.
Today, Gwladys Street School had a very special visitor!
One of the children noticed an unusual figure on top of the roof of the house in the school grounds, only to discover it was in fact Rudolph!
Father Christmas decided to literally drop by to see all our lovely children, delivering some very special messages and also gifts too!
Father Christmas brought along Mrs Claus and his Elf to help make his visit extra special.
Our children had a lovely time.
Thanks to all for creating some magical moments, creating magical memories.
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.
If you have a child/children, they will be cared for in our breakfast room by members of Gwladys Street staff. We look forward to seeing you there.
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.
Thank you to all who came along!
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.
Thank you to all our children who took part.
Speed Operation Work done by the Mini Police
On Monday 27th November 2017, our Mini Police worked in partnership with Merseyside Police from Walton Lane Police Station and Billy Bradshaw from Merseytravel.
The children set up a courtroom in the Police Station displaying some of the road safety safe messages they had designed. One of the fundamental British Values in terms of the rule of law, creates an attitude of accountability and respect towards laws. Drivers who were speeding were stopped at the roadside and escorted into our Mini Police Courtroom set up at Walton Lane Police Station. Members of the public who were speeding were addressed and questioned by our local Police and Mini Police.
Some drivers said they were very sorry for their actions and the reaction from some was that it was more 'hard hitting' than being fined. Our children were extremely confident in their roles, well behaved and were fantastic ambassadors for our school.
It was lovely to have an email from Gill Bell from Community Engagement Team at Merseyside Police Headquarters,
"Sounds, and looks like you had an amazing day. I am going to be holding your school up as best practice for the other Mini Police schools as I think you have taken such an innovative approach to Mini Police."
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.
Year 5 at Reducate
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.
High Sherriff with Key Stage 2 children.
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.
The children will be working hard to achieve their badges as rewards for walking to school.
Strider the 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
Mini Police on Duty.
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 5 at Liverpool Football Club
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.
Read their lovely letters below by clicking on the link.
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.
Look below to see what happened in the previous academic years.
Spanish day in FS2! To celebrate the end of our Holidays topic we have had a wonderful trip to sunny Spain! This morning we travelled on an aeroplane to Spain helped by a few cabin crew and pilots from Year 6. We loved checking in, having our baggage checked and experiencing take off too! Next we learnt how to count in Spanish with a visit from Miss Booth, made Spanish flags, learnt how to flamenco dance and collaged our own paella which looked good enough to eat! This afternoon we went to our own al fresco tapas restaurant in our garden and tasted lots of Spanish tapas which was yummy!! We had a great day!
On Monday 10th July, some lucky pupils had the chance to visit Anfield to take part in a draw for next seasons allocation of match tickets for schools in the local area. Take a look at the pictures below and see the latest news for more information on the match tickets we have received.
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who collected coins for our coin challenge! We had great fun using the coins to make a giant school badge and we are pleased to announce that we raised an amazing £322 for school funds! Well done to 1GB who were the winners of the competition as they managed to fill an impressive three jars with coins!!
Year 5 Dot Art competition entries 2017 were inspired by their Space topic. We looked at images of space, the Northern Lights, asteroids, meteor showers and used the technique of Batik wax resist and Brusho powder to create our space images with interesting textures and colours.
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:
Sainsbury's Active Kids Picture Activity
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.
Year 6 Dot Art Competition Entries
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!
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.
Key Stage One Geography Club
At the beginning of January, we hosted our first ever International Day in school. Throughout the day, we explored different countries and cultures from around the world. Each year group focussed on a different country and had to research and produce work to showcase at the International Day Exhibition. Lots of children prepared and sampled different food from all around the world such as, Polish sausages, Hungarian brownies, English cucumber sandwiches and scones, Romanian and Czech sweet bread. Everyone had fun and enjoyed sampling the different tastes! We also enjoyed learning how to speak some key phrases in different languages. Thanks to all the staff and especially Miss Ania for organising such a wonderful day!
'Spag Bol' afternoon with parents/carers from FS2 to Year 6.
Year 5 trip on Liverpool Tour Bus and Museum of Liverpool
Year 3/4 Quicksticks Hockey Competition (Level 2) Wednesday 14th October 2015
Congratulations to the Gwladys Street A Team for winning their league and finishing 1st! Out of 7 games played, we won 5 and drew 2, managing to concede only 1 goal and scoring 10 goals. A huge well done for winning and showing great team spirit throughout. We now look forward to the Quicksticks City Final involving schools from all over Liverpool. Good luck and keep on practicing every lunch time!
Year 5 & 6 HQ Basketball After School Club
Year 1 & 2 HQ Basketball After School Club Autumn 1 2015
Dot Art Competition 2015 Prize Giving
We are very proud to announce that our Year 6 entry into the Dot Art Schools competition has won second place in the overall competition out of 375 entries! We are incredibly proud of Sophia whose artwork was praised for its use of colour and form by the judges. The prize giving and private exhibition at St George's Hall were fantastic events where Sophia met the mayor of Liverpool and was also interviewed by Kaleidoscope Arts magazine. Well done Sophia! http://schools.dot-art.com/exhibition/year2015