We had an excellent morning at La Tasca, Liverpool as part of our Spanish studies for international week. The children tried 4 different tapas dishes and some lovely children’s sangria! They practised some Spanish phrases to order food and converse with the waitress and chefs. It was an excellent opportunity for them to practise their table manners, try new foods, and learn outside the classroom. What dishes did you try boys and girls?
We have been learning more about Africa today, in Year 2. We researched how many African countries started with the letters B, C, G and M, and made tally charts and bar charts using the data. We also looked at different African flags and made artistic representations of them with paints. Finally today, we used our Bamboo Tamboo set and our African djembe drums to create 3 simultaneous rhythmic phrases about African animals!
This week is International Week in St. Patrick’s. Years 1 and 2 are learning about Africa all week, and today some of our parents made some delicious African food for us to try! Thank you so much to all the parents who came in to help us! We loved it!
During the week, we will be doing lots of art, maths, writing, geography, music, history and PSHE activities linked to Africa! We can’t wait!
A spectacular celebration of singing took place on Friday, with 1500 pupils from across Liverpool taking part in the iSing Festival at the Philharmonic Hall! Every year, Resonate Music Hub brings together hundreds of school children and their teachers from 35 schools, to celebrate the amazing singing talent that exists in schools across our wonderful city.
St. Patrick’s had an incredible time at the event! All our Year 3s were there, plus all the KS2 members of choir, including our Resonate Singers who led the singing from the stage! The children learned a huge variety of songs, old and new, for the event, which also featured a special tribute to the 50th birthday of the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album. Mr. Larkin played in the live band and all our children graced the stage to lead the crowd in performing our very own mash-up: “Ghost Town Funk” – a mash up of Ghostbusters, Oops Upside Your Head and Uptown Funk that we wrote just for the event! What a great day!
Another group of us went to the stables. We met the horses, brushed them and then had turns to ride them. We were all trying a new challenge to help us to think about how we deal with challenges and new experiences.
Today we had a visit from Vera, a Patterdale cross breed. We thought she looked like a puppy but she was older, it’s just that she was small and lively! She was also very calm though, and friendly. She listened to us read whilst relaxing and enjoying some attention. A lot of us said we wanted to take her home!
Years 1 and 2 went to a special concert today at the beautiful Philharmonic Hall to see the world famous Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra! The musicians and the narrator (Cerrie Burnell from CBeebies) told the story of Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella through music and words – it was amazing! We were so proud of the children, who listened so well, identifying all the instruments that were playing and the musical families they belong to. We even got to meet Rachel from the orchestra afterwards, who showed some children her violin and received some instant feedback from Brandon: “I wish we could see this every day!”
Year 2 have just enjoyed a fantastic trip to Thurstaston! Mr Kirwan took us on a brilliant walking trail along the beach and showed us where smugglers used to try to sneak in banned goods in the past! We also made some amazing sand sculptures based on our designs as part of our art topic. Miss Shack also took a group of artists to draw some sketches of the beautiful surroundings. What a great day!
Year 5 led a beautiful collective worship in our assembly yesterday, and gave each class a wish box, with messages to help us reflect every day. Thank you Year 5!
Today in school council, we were talking about our science lessons and all comments were positive. We discussed why we like them, our favourite things about them and how can we make them better than befor. Some of the things that we liked about them were that we do lots of experiments, that the teachers explane the topic really well, that we do lots of them and
that we get challenged so we can learn more. These are some things we thought about to make science better which are a science and a chemistry club and making shore that we do science every week.