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EYFS - Hook a Duck

Date: 9th Jul 2024 @ 8:34am

After our success in market place last week, the children wanted to continue playing our 'Hook a Duck' game. 



"Quick before the timer runs out" - Meredith 


"Ahhh get the ducks" - Gracie 



"Quick!!" - Tommy 

Whole School - St Basil's Marketplace

Date: 5th Jul 2024 @ 10:56am

We all had a chance on Friday afternoon to visit our annual St Basil's Marketplace

Throughout the week, we have been creating, budgeting and presenting our items in year groups to sell.

There are activities to try our luck at, such as sweets in the jar, guess the name of the teddy and coordinate treasure maps

We also have a chance to play some carnival games to win prizes, including hook a duck, tombola, penalty shoot outs and a coconut shy.

This year our MartketPlace has raised ... 

EYFS - People Who Help Us Bikes

Date: 3rd Jul 2024 @ 7:40pm

How lucky are we! This week we have had all new bikes delivered. We now have a police car, ambulance and fire engine.  


The children have loved pedalling around the track and dressing up.


“Watch out there is a fire!” – Harry


“We’ve been called to a robbery!” – Grace


“The doctor is on his way!” – Ezra

EYFS - Den Building

Date: 3rd Jul 2024 @ 7:36pm

What lovely weather we have had!    This week we have loved being outside in the sunshine.


We have worked together to make dens and hammocks to relax in.


We talked about sun safety as a class and how we keep our bodies healthy.


“I love the swing” – Harry


“I’m in the den” – Elliott


“It’s so nice outside” – Sophia

EYFS - St George's Day

Date: 2nd Jul 2024 @ 7:15pm

This week we have been learning about a very special person, Saint George.

We found out that he lived a very long time ago and was a soldier. He protected people and tried to do good things. We discovered that he was known for rescuing someone from a dragon!


We learnt that he is the patron saint of England and that the English flag is called the St George’s cross.

EYFS - People Who Help Us

Date: 2nd Jul 2024 @ 6:54pm

This week we have been learning all about the People Who Help Us in our community.


The children have loved dressing up as these special people. 


We asked the children who are some of the people that help us?


"We have learnt about nurses, doctors and ambulance drivers" - Jonas 


"Policeman" - Elliott 


"Bin drivers and rubbish men" - Polly


"Our teachers who teach us in school" - Delilah 


"Bus drivers" - Matthew 


"Firemen and women" - Zach 




EYFS - Chinese New Year

Date: 2nd Jul 2024 @ 6:27pm


This week, EYFS have been learning about Chinese New Year. The children found out about this very old festival and its traditions.


They looked at the timeline of Chinese New Year. We found out that on New Year’s Eve, families spend time together and share a special, traditional Chinese meal. On New Year’s Day, the children wake up to red envelopes which contain money and lollies. In the evening, families celebrate in the street with fireworks. These are set off to frighten evil spirits away.

The children enjoyed Chinese mark making, dressing up in traditional Chinese clothes and food tasting.

Environment Council - Wonky Garden Visit

Date: 1st Jul 2024 @ 4:56pm

The Environment Council took a visit to the Wonky Garden in Widnes.

This is a community garden who have transformed disused land into a space for all to enjoy nature.

We went along with Mrs Sheppard to gather some ideas for our own school grounds work.

We had the chance to harvest some potatoes, which we brought back and cooked with butter and herbs!

The volunteers also gave us some pumpkin plants to plant in our EYFS area. We will keep these nurtured ready for harvesting in Autumn.

Y3 & Y4 - Visit to Liverpool Empire Theatre: Awful Auntie

Date: 1st Jul 2024 @ 4:45pm

After reading Awful Auntie by David Walliams as our class novel, everyone in Year 3 and 4 took a trip to Liverpool Empire Theatre to see the production performed live!

We travelled on the train to Lime Street Station, then took our seats in the stalls ready for the show. 

"Even though we knew what was going to happen, it was really exciting seeing the book come to life!" - Annie

"I've read the book twice, I was so excited to see the show and it did not disappoint" - Henry

"I've never been to the theatre before, it was an amazing building and I really want to go again now" - Jacob

Y5 - How To Look After Your Teeth Visit

Date: 21st Jun 2024 @ 1:59pm

Year 5 were lucky enough to learn all about how to look after our teeth thanks to Kerry and Sandra

I enjoyed the activity were we brushed the teeth - Alex

I learned that you shouldn't rinse after brushing because it takes away the floride that protects your teeth - Isla

I learned that you should only use a pea sized amount of toothpaste when you brush - Rosie

Whole School - Fun Run

Date: 21st Jun 2024 @ 7:40am

Everyone in school took part in our annual Fun Run to raise contributions for PTA school projects.

Unfortunately due to the weather this year we could not take part all together on our field.

Instead each class took their turn to complete laps of our playground track in Fancy Dress.

We counted our laps in 10 minutes.

"I always look forward to the Fun Run. This year I brought my dinosaur costume but still managed to do 15 laps!" - Josh Y4

"I really enjoy dressing up every year and doing the laps with my friends. We always end up on the same because we run side by side" - Holly Y5

"I'm sad that this was my last Fun Run in St Basil's. I managed to do 26 laps this time" - Alma Y6

EYFS - Teddy Bear's Picnic

Date: 19th Jun 2024 @ 1:46pm

To celebrate or first week in EYFS, we brought in our favourite teddy bears from home and had a Teddy Bear's Picnic! We had jam sandwiches, biscuits, juice and sausage rolls! We all made our own teddy bear headbands to wear for the picnic. The children enjoyed talking about their favourite teddy bear with their new friends! What a lovely day!

"My favourite teddy bear sleeps with me." - Delilah

"Mine is a bunny because it is my favourite animal." - Polly


Y3 & Y4 - Visit to Delamere Forest

Date: 18th Jun 2024 @ 9:46am

Year 3 and 4 spent a wonderful day at Delamere forest doing lots of different things. To start the day, the children took a long walk up to Old Pale to take in the great views and what we can see in the North, South, East and West.

The rest of the day consisted of a walk around the forest, den building, sketching, natural artwork made from stones and sticks and a treasure hunt looking for different types of trees and plants. 

Y5 - Visit to the Lowry Theatre

Date: 12th Jun 2024 @ 10:13am

Y5 enjoyed a live performance at the Lowry to watch 'Boy in the Back of the Class'. This was our class novel which we had been reading in class, then children were very lucky to be able to watch it live! What a fantastic trip.

EY & Y6 - Easter Crafts with Prayer Partners

Date: 10th Jun 2024 @ 2:33pm

We met with our prayer partners to create some Easter crafts. 

We made cards, hats, Easter nests and decorated crosses to hang on a tree. 

"I liked all of the different activities and helping my prayer partner to make their crafts." Freya

"I liked that we helped the reception children to create things which they could keep as a memory." Matthew

EY & Y6 - Christmas Crafts with Prayer Partners

Date: 10th Jun 2024 @ 2:13pm

Year 6 met with our prayer partners to help them to create Christmas crafts. 

We made cards, hats and baubles. 

"It was nice to spend time with my prayer partner and help them to make their Christmas decorations." Lilliana

"I thought it was nice to show my prayer partner how to take part in the activities and to help them to do it more independently." Freddie

EY & Y6 - Meeting their Prayer Partners

Date: 10th Jun 2024 @ 1:32pm

As part of our leadership roles in Year 6, we met our prayer partners in Reception. 

We read books and played with our prayer partners to get to know them. We will meet with them throughout the year and work on various activities together. 

"I liked playing with my prayer partner. They were calm and played nicely with us." Kian 

"I liked how enthusiastic the reception children were to meet us." Sierra

Whole School - Christmas Jumper Day Coffee Morning

Date: 10th Jun 2024 @ 11:20am

As part of our Advent Charity event for Nugent Care, each year group learns a Christmas poem and performs a Christmas song during our Jumper Day Coffee Morning.

Whole School - Mental Health Awareness Week

Date: 20th May 2024 @ 3:34pm

As part of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week theme of 'Moving more for Mental Health'.

The whole school took part in some active Zumba and watched the BBC live lesson. 

"I really enjoyed making my own Moodboosters routine with Henry to make us active and positive" - Maro

Y4 - Residential to Tattenhall

Date: 20th May 2024 @ 2:44pm

In April, Year 4 went on an overnight residential trip to Tattenhall.

While we were there, we were able to take part in activities such as low ropes, tree climbing and the zip wire. We also completed an orienteering activity with Mr Gallimore and Miss Stockton.

We really enjoyed this trip and had lots of fun being outside.

In the evening, we had a very wet campfire and enjoyed singing camp fire songs. 

"I really enjoyed when got to climb up the tree and go down the zipline" - Joey

"I faced my fear of climbing the tree" - Heidi 


Y3 - Residential Catalyst Museum

Date: 20th May 2024 @ 11:19am

On Thursday 2nd May we took a trip to the Catalyst Museum in Widnes,

We took part in some orienteering, outdoor games and sound hunting before entering the museum galleries to learn more about our Science topics.

Then we had a workshop where we made soap whilst learning about the history of the Gossage's soap factory that the Catalyst is built in.

After dinner and watching 'Night at the Museum' we settled down for the night in the Observatory gallery. 

On Friday we took part in a Fantastic Light show before venturing back to school.

"I really enjoyed making my soap to take home" - Annie

"I thought I would be a bit afraid of sleeping at the top, but it was great fun" - Henry 

Y5 - Fire Brigade Visitors - Smoke Tent

Date: 15th Mar 2024 @ 3:52pm

The children in year 5 had a visit from the local Fire Brigade which involved the smoke tent, the children found this really interesting and wanted to get involved.

Whole School - Online Safety Performance

Date: 14th Mar 2024 @ 3:22pm

All of the children in school enjoyed a performance from Altru Drama all about Online Safety. 

This included

  • Why it is important not to share information online
  • Safe use of apps and social media
  • Cyber bullying

"I know now not to share my personal information and that once something is posted it can't always be deleted!" - Freya 

Whole School - Anti-Bullying Week Performance

Date: 14th Mar 2024 @ 3:06pm

On Thursday 9th November children in Year 1 to 6 attended an Anti-Bullying performance, led by Altru Drama Company.

The performance was called ‘Superhero School’.

The performance was about a girl called Max who loves science and she enjoys school, but doesn’t enjoy being picked on by Mikey.

Mikey thinks it’s just a laugh, and he’s too busy with his YouTube and TikTok videos to worry about Max’s feelings.

One day Max goes to school as normal, but everything has changed.

She finds herself at a school for superheroes – meeting the strangest characters – but learning a lot about herself and what to do about bullying.

The performance helped children to think about:

· How to use your voice and prevent bullying

· How to keep yourself and others safe

· Difference and diversity

· The importance of kindness

· What to do if you are being bullied – who to talk to and where to go for support

· How we make our schools fantastic places to be!

Y5 - Town Hall Visit

Date: 14th Mar 2024 @ 2:09pm

Our Y5 children visited the Town Hall for Parliment week.

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