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Deep in conversation about animal offspring in matching mothers to young

19-10-2023

Deep in conversation about animal offspring in matching mothers to young #smithdownsci @baronbedford @Edu_Meadows

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We investigated the question are the oldest children the tallest today

19-10-2023

We investigated the question are the oldest children the tallest today in @SmithdownPrimY2 #smithdownsci

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SEND Processes for Parents

07-11-2023

Why not sign up for free online family learning? Friday 10th November 9.30am to 12pm.

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Parent and Toddler

08-11-2023

Thankyou to School Council for delivering a fabulous assembly on kindness and respect.

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What a day! Year 4 really enjoyed learning about the Hindu culture.

10-11-2023

 

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Remembrance Day

10-11-2023

We have created some beautiful poems after reading Flanders Fields and used watercolours/charcoal/pencils to create some poppy artwork to mark Remembrance Day.

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Remembrance Day

10-11-2023

For Remembrance Day, we read the poem ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ and after discussing the content, we embellished the poem with images of poppies.

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Year 2 have made remembrance poppies today

10-11-2023

2GH made some beautiful poppies to help us remember today.

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Year 4 celebrations for Diwali. We love our Diwali lanterns!

13-11-2023

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A happy Diwali from 3TS! We made beautiful lanterns to represent the festival of light.

13-11-2023

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Diwali candles in 2GH

13-11-2023

We have enjoyed creating our own Diwali candles today

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5EHD PE

14-11-2023

Congratulations to this boy in 5EHD who was chosen by our Everton coach, Connor, to receive this signed picture of Jordan Pickford for outstanding efforts in PE today!

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Thank you to all our parents who joined us today to help us celebrate World Nursery Rhyme week. We had lots of fun sharing our rhymes and activities with you all.

14-11-2023

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Speke Hall trip

14-11-2023

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Celebrating Diwali

15-11-2023

We have been learning all about the festival of Diwali this week. We made Diwa decorations and cards for Diwali. We also found how Diwali is celebrated and how Diwali means Festival of Light. ?

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Starting our new RE topic

15-11-2023

We started our new Christianity topic by looking at Christian symbols and artefacts. Christians believe God has many titles so we thought about the different labels we have.

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Thank you to all our families for joining us for our stay and learn to celebrate World Nursery Rhyme Week. It was lovely to share the morning with you all. ??

16-11-2023

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What was operation Pied Piper?

17-11-2023

We have been looking at evacuation and it’s impact on children during the war – we examined some sources and discussed what they were and their intentions!

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Year 4 have had an amazing children in need?!!

17-11-2023

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RLMc Speke Hall

19-11-2023

Parents and families just a reminder that Miss McFarlane’s class will be visiting Speke Hall tomorrow 20.11.23. The children can bring in wellington boots for the trip.
Many Thanks

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Year 4 had an amazing geography lesson creating their own structures of the earth’s layers, and how they link to earthquakes!?

20-11-2023

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We had lots of Pudsey fun on Friday whilst raising money for charity.

20-11-2023

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Young Scientist Centre

23-11-2023

5NA went to a solar system workshop at UCLAN. We did lots of investigations all about the solar system!

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Where did Ibn Battuta travel?

23-11-2023

We have been investigating our first explorer Ibn Battuta in Year 2. We researched the countries he visited and how he travelled today.

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Wellbeing Champions!

30-11-2023

Our Wellbeing Champions have been working hard to learn strategies to support other children in class and on the playground. They’re doing a fabulous job

 

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ESOL class awards

09-01-2024

Congratulations to our parents who have completed the 12 week Stepping Stones ESOL class. We celebrated with certificates and food.

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Stars of the Week in 4LA

12-01-2024
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Silver Dojo Award – 200 dojos to these SUPERSTARS in 4LA

12-01-2024
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Repeated Addition in 2GH

07-02-2024

We have started our multiplication journey. We have been busy learning about repeated addition this week.

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We enjoyed making puppets with our families yesterday!

07-02-2024

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We have made dancing Chinese dragons for Chinese New Year.

07-02-2024

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Painting – Impasto!

09-02-2024

2GH have been painting using primary colours. We made sure that the paint was thick so that we could move it around the page and created our own ‘impasto’ techniques.

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Expressive Collages! Titanic Art

19-02-2024

We worked hard in art today to make expressive collages of the Titanic.

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Should Jack go up the beanstalk?

17-03-2024

Should Jack climb the beanstalk? We tried to persuade him and we took sides in class. We came up with some great reasons for and against the idea.

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The Smithdown Romans!

25-03-2024

What a great day we had in Chester at the Deva Experience! We marched the streets of Chester and learned lots of interesting facts about the Roman Empire.

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Building our prototypes!

18-04-2024

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Taking the Role of a Reporter

18-04-2024

3KM had an amazing time being reporters today. They asked our ‘witness’ questions about a strange sighting he had. They then worked in groups and took turns asking and answering questions. This will help us when we come to write our own newspaper reports. 🙂  

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Exploring Light

18-04-2024

3KM have been working scientifically by exploring the question ‘do we need light to see things?’

The children had 5 boxes with a different item in each. They had to peer through the hole in the box and make a predication on what the object could be. When more light was added to the box, some objects could be seen a lot easier than others.

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2GH – ?Continents???

22-04-2024

We have been busy learning the continents song today!

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5EHD DT

23-04-2024

We have been working hard on our rail engineering project. Over the past couple of weeks, we have created our own locomotives, complete with a frame, wheels, axels and an electrical circuit.

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Great morning with our Everton project! We made our dough from scratch, cut up our own toppings and created wonderful pizzas!

24-04-2024

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Wow what a performance in our Y1 music assembly!

24-04-2024

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4KM had a great PHSE lesson coming up with different ways to cope with various scenarios.

25-04-2024

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Camp Fire

29-04-2024

This Friday (3rd May)  there will be a camp fire for year 2 children and their grown ups. Look forward to seeing you there.

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Teddy’s Bears Picnic

29-04-2024

To celebrate the end of learning of Goldilocks and The Three Bears we hosted our own Teddy Bears Picnic. We had party food and danced with our teddies. We had a wonderful afternoon!

         

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Listening to the harp in music today.

01-05-2024

Reception have been listening to Mrs Naylor play the harp in our music lesson today!

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Year 1 have been on a nature hunt

02-05-2024

For our first lesson about plants we have been on the playground to look for plants, seeds and animal evidence.

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Three Billy Goats Bridge

09-05-2024

This week we have been looking at the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. Outside we built a bridge to cross to the green grass. We made signs for the goats from the troll showing they can’t cross the bridge.

 

 

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Investigating money

10-05-2024

2GH have been busy using coins to make different amounts today.

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RLMc Farm Trip

14-05-2024

RLMc had a great trip to Croxteth farm today. We saw lots of animals including goats from the Three Billy Goats story. We loved brushing the horse and holding the rabbit and Guinea pig. We had a great day outdoors.

 


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It has been a busy after at stay and learn. Thank you for everyone who joined us. ☺️

14-05-2024

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5EHD Martin Mere trip

15-05-2024

Year 5 had a fantastic time learning about Anglo Saxon and Viking daily life in Martin Mere. We learned how to weave, fight in battle, make a thatched roof and forage for medicine and food in the woods

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Reception Parents and Children Visit to Calderstones Park

21-05-2024


We had lots of fun with our families at Calderstones Park. We played ring games, had a picnic, fed the ducks, rolled down a hill, explored the playground and looked at different plants and flowers in the sensory gardens. Huge thanks to all families for coming along.

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Check out our sketches ✍️

22-05-2024

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4KM had a great afternoon discussing what it means to be loved and creating their own collage about a person special to them❤️

23-05-2024

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Modifying Text and Images

24-05-2024

We created posters on Word.

We shared our favourite animals, changed the font, colour, size and style and even added images too,

Amazing work Year 2

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4KM had a great afternoon exploring and creating sculptures using different media🎨

05-06-2024

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100 Star Jumps to complete our daily challenge for Alder Hey.

17-06-2024

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University Trip

18-06-2024

We had a fantastic day at the University of Liverpool on Friday. We took part in workshops related to Maths and Science…. including sitting in mini Planetarium!

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Forest School

19-06-2024

We had a great time creating dens at Forest School Club. Many thanks to all parents for coming along.

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4KM created some amazing posters for refugee week!!

21-06-2024

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Year 3 and 4 had great morning during their rugby skills training!

21-06-2024

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Fantastic Family Picnic

21-06-2024

A fantastic community picnic. The sun shone.

An amazing community food table with so many lovely dishes to share.

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Trip to the beach!

24-06-2024

Year 3 had a lovely day at New Brighton! We collected a range of natural materials from the woods and the beach, and used these to create a painting of the seaside. I think everyone’s favourite part was playing in the sand!!!!

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ISing has started and we are so excited!

24-06-2024

We are loving iSing so far

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Finding out about the PEGI age rating system

24-06-2024

What are age ratings? How do they apply to us? What do they mean? Where are they used?

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Eid Mubarak!

25-06-2024

Happy Eid to all our families celebrating! We had a lovely day and week celebrating with all our children and adults.

 

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ISing 2024

25-06-2024

A few more pictures! More videos to come soon!  We are so proud of Year 2.

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Eid Mubarak!

25-06-2024

We loved celebrating Eid last week.

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2GH on the way into ISing 24

25-06-2024

Look at those smiles! Ready for a day of singing!

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1CP had the best time at the farm on Thursday!

28-06-2024

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1MS had the best time at the farm!

28-06-2024

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Map Making and Directions

07-07-2024

We made our own maps of Lila’s village and used compass point directions to direct a friend around the map.

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Pic Collage – Kenyan Village

07-07-2024

As part of our Geography topic we are comparing Kenyan villages and cities with Liverpool. We are making pic collages in computing to depict life in each area. On Thursday we made our Village posters of Maasai. Keep your eyes peeled for more next week as begin to compare and contrast in more detail,

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Blooket fun in Year 2

07-07-2024

In Year 2 we have discovered Blooket and we can’t get enough! We’ve used it to test our times table knowledge this week (as well as lots more too.)

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Happy Spanish day🇪🇸!!!

08-07-2024

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Year 1 loved Spanish day!

10-07-2024

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The Big Teddy Bear Sleepover

11-07-2024

Wow we have had a great time for our Big Teddy Bear Sleepover! First we started with a super singing assembly with Mrs Naylor. It was fun singing and dancing with our teddies. Then we made our teddies a bed to sleep in. We could not believe what they got up too when we went home. This morning we woke our teddies up with a lovely breakfast.

 

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Well one to our stars of the week in year 3 and 4⭐️!!!

12-07-2024

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