ST ANNE’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
                           MAY 2011 NEWSLETTER
                                            Tel: 0151 477 8260

Thank you to the children for raising funds throughout Lent by collecting loose
change. The money raised will be donated to the Parish ‘We Can Make a
Difference’ appeal.

March:    1st Prize        No 50 Mrs P Arnold
          2nd Prize        No 58 Mrs J Mellor
          3rd Prize        No 67 Mrs L McQueen

April:       1st Prize     No 57 Mrs C Davies
             2nd Prize     No 72 Mrs A Markey
             3rd Prize     No 49 Mrs L Riccio - Jones

First Holy Communions will take place during May and June and we ask you to remember all of the
following children and their families in your prayers:

Niamh Shields, India Fishwick, Jack McDonald, Charlie Craven, Olivia Huxley, Grace Forshaw,
Ellie Modiak, Jade Thorold, Jack Cullen, Owen Cullen, Phoebe Vedmore, Gemma Manville,
Dylan Anderson, Kyle Monaghan, Penny Roberts, Lily Bascombe, Ellie Jensen, Hannah Hibes,
Isobel Bergquist, Lewis Higgins, Keelin Davies, Nathan Denton, Joseph McQueen, Georgie Miller,
Kieran O’Hanlon, Matthew Johnston, Molly Burke, Olivia Haines, Charlotte Wilson, Alfie Moore,
Mia Millen, Eva Millen, Joseph Walker, Alex Henesy, Stephen Rawlings, Milly Wright, Maisie Wright,
Hannah Courtney, Joshua Oliver, James Murphy, William Cargill, Ella Lynch, Scott Smith,
James Owens, Joseph Blenner-Hasset.

The school will be used as a polling station on THURSDAY 5th MAY; the school will be open for
staff training but closed for all children except Year 6.

The children in Year 3 and Year 2 will be going to Mass on FRIDAY 6th MAY as part of their Holy
Communion preparation.

We have collected a great deal of lost property which is not labelled with children’s names so we
cannot trace the owners. It will be put out in the school hall on FRIDAY 13th MAY from 2.45pm
onwards and any items not claimed will be recycled or disposed of.

The Year 6 SATs tests will take place from MONDAY 9th MAY TO FRIDAY 13th MAY inclusive.
Mathletics Club will therefore finish on THURSDAY 12th MAY. Many thanks to all the school staff for
running clubs and one to one tuition sessions to support the children in the lead up to SATs.

Reminders have been sent home to those families who have not yet paid the school levy for this
academic year. Please send in your contributions as soon as possible.
This will be held on SATURDAY14th MAY and the price per pitch will be £5.00. The car park will be
open from 8.15am for setting up, and the car boot sale will take place from 9.00am until 11.00 am.
Pitches will need to be booked in advance either by using the attached pro-forma, or through the
school office.

Well done to the following children who participated in Gymnastics lessons and represented the
school at a Gymnastics competition:
Alex Henesy, Ella Lynch, Stephen Rawlings, Maleah Bailey, Curtis Earle, Johnny Jarauta,
Megan O’Donnell, Callum Cunningham, Joe Wray.

Congratulations to the following children who were chosen to represent school at the Merseyside
Police Matrix Shield at Everton Training Ground:
Kyle Landry, Harry Kane, Sam Hudson, Joe McKay, Jake Molyneux, Charlie Rossiter,
Jonathan Ward, Kieron Donovan, Thomas Warburton and Nathan Guy.

KS2 children who attend after school activities are awarded credits towards a Children’s University
National Award. Each hour they spend attending activities earns them a credit - once a child has
earned 30 credits they will receive a Bronze Award; 65 credits earns a Silver Award and 100 credits
earn a Gold Award. The Awards ceremony will take place later this term and you will be contacted if
your child is to receive an award. Those children who have not earned enough credits this time can
continue adding to them next term.

At St Anne’s we are looking at how we can make our school even more energy efficient and
sustainable. We aim to continue with the recycling projects that we are currently involved with, but
also intend to examine the way we use the everyday resources we sometimes take for granted,
such as water and electricity. We aim to cut down on the amount of waste we produce.

Parents and children can support us in this by making small yet valuable changes within their daily
routine. Some children are bringing plastic bags into school instead of lunch boxes which are then
left behind as waste. It is better for children to bring packed lunch to school in a lunchbox labelled
with their name and year group. This is beneficial for two reasons: firstly, parents should be able to
see what food their child has eaten at lunchtime and secondly, lunchboxes are reusable and
therefore more environmentally friendly.

Congratulations to Chloe Dawson and Tilly McTigue, who have been appointed as the
School ‘Eco Monitors’.

Good luck to Miss Kidd as she begins her maternity leave this month. Miss Yould will be covering
Dragonflies class during her absence.

We offer a warm welcome to Mr Ronan as a class teacher and member of the Leadership Team.

Congratulations to Miss Roberts who will be getting married on Saturday 7th May and will return to
school as Mrs Reale-Smith. .

The Governors have wished to improve the front entrance of school and make it much more
welcoming and inviting. A bespoke planter has been commissioned and grateful thanks are offered
to Mr and Mrs Quinn for all their hard work completing the planting. When established, the
Boston Ivy will cover the wall with a blaze of red. A mosaic has also been commissioned from
artist Ann McArdle, which was created from designs by Year 3 pupils.
 All boys in Years Reception –Year 5 should now be wearing short trousers. Long trousers may
  be worn by Year 6 boys.
 Correct footwear of black shoes, for both girls and boys, should still be worn as outlined in the
  school prospectus.
 Children with long hair (beyond the collar) should have it tied back for school with discreet hair
  bands or ribbons in school colours. Flowers and hair decorations should be only worn on non-
  uniform days.
 Parents are reminded that all items of clothing should be clearly marked with children’s names
  and that PE kits should be left in school for the half term.
 Rain coats are needed even on sunny days so that the children can get fresh air even in light
 Pump bags are available for purchase at a cost of £2.75 from the school office Mondays –
  Thursdays from 8.30am – 2.30pm. BACK PACKS should NOT to be sent into school as there is
  not sufficient room in the classrooms and they cause a trip hazard.
 Earrings should not be worn to school - children getting their ears pierced should have this done
  during the summer holiday so there is sufficient healing time, as outlined in the school
 REMINDER – School fleeces are now available to order from the school office. Please see
  attached order form for details of sizes and prices.


            Our playgrounds do get very hot during the summer, and parents are advised to ensure
            that children come to school well-covered with sun cream as unfortunately the staff are
             not in a position to administer cream to every child.

Water bottles are also a must so that children can sip water throughout the day. They should be
transparent 50ml bottles labelled with your child’s name so that they can be taken onto to the
playground at lunchtime.

School caps can be purchased from the School Office for £2.75 on Mondays – Thursdays from
8.30am to 2.30pm. Please ensure that they are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

The children will have some shelter from the sun from the shaded seats next to the activity
playground as well as the outdoor classroom and the awnings.

If your child is particularly sensitive to the sun, or if you have a particular concern, please do not
hesitate to contact us.

 Parents and carers are reminded that dogs (except guide dogs) and chewing gum are not
  permitted on the school grounds. We are still having a problem with our school field being used
  by dog walkers leaving dog dirt behind. The children had to tread a very careful path over the
  field last week on the way to the swimming baths for their lesson.
 We ask that parents are considerate of our neighbours when parking on Marina Crescent by not
  blocking driveways and by observing the ‘no parking’ road markings at the entrance of the
 The activity play area must only be used by children under the supervision of school staff.
Parents are requested to check their children’s hair for nits and lice on a weekly basis and take
appropriate action if an infestation is discovered. This is so children are not re-infected and the
cycle perpetuated. Head lice and their eggs (nits) are nothing to do with lack of hygiene.
If there is sufficient interest I can organise a work shop session by the school nurse to answer
questions and give advice. Please contact the school office by telephone or in writing if you are

Year 6 parents will soon receive a letter containing all the details for the Boreatton
Park holiday - just a reminder that the children will need to be at school for
12.30 pm on MONDAY 13th JUNE. Please ensure that your child has eaten
lunch before they leave. The staff are looking forward to an exciting holiday with all
of Year 6.

There will be an information meeting for parents of children going to PGL, on
TUESDAY 17th MAY at 3.00pm. The children will be supervised by staff during the meeting.

The school will be updating the website with details of the children’s activities as the week
progresses. Children will be encouraged to send a postcard home on their first day - they may
bring with them a stamped addressed card, or alternatively cards and stamps can be purchased
from the PGL shop.

 Dinner money is £1.70 per day and needs to be paid on the FRIDAY of the
   week before.
 Dinner money should be sent into school in an envelope that is clearly marked
   with the child’s name, class and amount payable.
 Please ensure that all dinner money cheques are made payable to KMBC.
 Dinner money payable from Monday 6th June to Friday 22nd July 2011 for the
   term is £59.50.
 Please note - children wishing to change from main meals to packed lunch, or vice versa, should
   only do so at the beginning of each half-term.

School breaks up on Thursday 26th May 2011 at 3.00 pm and reopens on Monday 6th June 2011.

We would like to wish the following children ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’ this month:-
Madeleine Bell, Harry Higgins, Ruby Roberts, Joshua Jones, Riad Bentaleb, Rosie Burgess,
Kyle Monaghan, Grace Cammell, John Paul Gallagher, Adam Lyons, Kaitlyn Owens,
Amber Bigelow, Alfie Lang, Charlotte Matthews, Olivia Harnick, Thomas Manville,
Matthew Johnston, Macy Critchley, Erin O’Flaherty, Matthew Cunningham, Scott Smith,
Hannah Courtney, Patrick Bradshaw, Nathan Denton, Thomas Richardson, Oliver Lang,
Niamh Shields, Amy Bryan and Ruby Lynch.


Mrs. M. Keating

Thursday 5th May                Polling Day; Staff training day. School closed to all children except
                                Year 6
Friday 6th May                  Mass at St Agnes’ – Years 2 and 3 only
Week Commencing 9th May         SATs week for Year 6
Saturday 14th May               Car Boot Sale
Tuesday 17th May                ‘Acorn Farm Animobile’ to visit Foundation Stage
Tuesday 17th May                PGL meeting for Year 6 parents at 3.00 pm
Thursday 19th May               Mass at St Agnes’ – Year 3 only
Saturday 21st May               First Holy Communions at St Agnes’ Church at 10.30 am
Wednesday 25th May              Year 5 Transition visit to St Julie’s High School (boys and girls)
Thursday 26th May               School closes at 3.00 pm
Friday 27th May                 Staff Training Day
Monday 6th June                 School re-opens
Tuesday 7th June                KS1 visit to World Museum, Liverpool
Wednesday 8th June              Year 6 and Reception Group photographs, 9.15 am
Thursday 9th June               Mass at St Agnes’ – Year 3 only
Saturday 11th June              First Holy Communions at St Agnes’ Church at 10.30 am
Monday 13th – Friday 17thJune   Year 6 residential trip to PGL
Monday 20th June                New reception children’s introductory visit at 1.15 pm
Wednesday 22nd June             Upper KS2 Rejoice Assembly on the theme of “Freedom and
                                Responsibility” – parents invited
Wednesday 22nd June             New reception children’s introductory visit at 1.15pm
Wednesday 22ndJune - Y6B )      Year 6 – ‘Health Factor’ sessions (sessions run once a
& Thursday 23rdJune - Y6A )     week for 4 weeks)
Thursday 23rd June              Sports Day 1.00 pm – further details to follow
Friday 24th June                Years 5 & 6 visit to St Edmund Arrowsmith CfL
Thursday 7th July               Foundation Stage trip to Underwater Street
Monday 11th July                New reception children’s introductory visit at 1.15 pm
Monday 11th July                Parent’s evening
Wednesday 13th July             New reception children’s introductory visit at 1.15 pm
Tuesday 19th July               KS1 End of Year Assembly at 1.30 pm
Wednesday 20th July             Year 6 Leavers Assembly at 1.30 pm
Thursday 21st July              KS2 End of Year Assembly at 1.30 pm
Friday 22nd July                School closes for Summer Holidays at 1.30 pm
Monday 5th September            School re-opens after Summer Holidays

Congratulations and well done to the following pupils who achieved a 100% attendance
record for the Spring term:

Mia Ainsworth, Sam Ainsworth, Olivia Arnold, Poppie Arnold, Victoria Bell, Isobel Bergquist,
Connor Brown, Sophie Brown, Grace Cammell, William Cargill, Maia Christiansen, Grace Coleman,
Charlie Craven, Ella Critchley, Macy Critchley, Emily Cuckson, Hannah Culshaw,
Caitlin Cunningham, Callum Cunningham, Matthew Cunningham, Ryan Cunningham,
Gemma Cushion, Ewan Denton, Nathan Denton, Cora Douglas, Cole Duncan, Patrick Dunne,
Louise Egan, Jack Fagan, Holly Fenn, Poppy Fenn, Olivia Fieldstead, James Geraghty,
Megan Gerrard, Sean Gillies, William Greenall, Chloe Gregory, Hannah Gregory, John Gregson,
Aimee Guy, Nathan Guy, Lucy Harding, Sophie Harding, Olivia Harnick, Bradley Harrison,
Luis Harrison, Libby Hassall, Jessica Hemlin, Alex Henesy, Abigail Hewitson, Leila Hoey,
Sam Hudson, Olivia Huxley, Johnny Jarauta, Euan Jones, Hannah Jones, Heather Jones,
Joe Jones, Melissa Jones, Neve Keegan, Zach Keegan, Lucy Kenny, Hayden Ladusans,
Jessica Landry, Alfie Lang, Oliver Lang, Sam Lee, Sam Lunt, Gemma Manville, Charlotte Matthews,
Robert McArdle, Jack McDonald, Louise McDonald, George McGrath, Patsy McGrath, Dan McKay,
Joe McKay, Georgie Miller, Ellie Modiak, Tayla Modiak, Alex Monaghan, Kyle Monaghan,
Sean Murray, Nathan Nguda-Collins, Mya O’Brien-Hart, Kieran O’Hanlon, Sean O’Hanlon,
Charlotte Olmos, Eleanor Platt, Sonny Richardson, Thomas Richardson, James Riley,
Thomas Riley, Harry Rimmer, William Rimmer, Penny Roberts, Jemma Roscoe, Jessica Roscoe,
Charlie Rossiter, Harry Rossiter, Sam Scarth, Thomas Shields, Lucy Skinner, Olivia Stanhope,
Amy Tapp, Lilly-May Todd, Courtney Warburton, Jonathan Ward, Matthew Woods, Joe Wray,
Josh Wray and Milly Wright.
                     CAR BOOT SALE – SATURDAY 14th MAY 2011
When: Saturday 14th May 2011

Time: 9.00 am – 11.00 am (Car park opens at 8.15 am for setting up)

Where: St Anne’s Car Park, Marina Crescent, Huyton.

Price per pitch: £5.00

Please complete the slip below and return to the school office with your payment as soon as
possible; pitches will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Contact No. ________________________________________________

Please allocate me a pitch at the car boot sale. I enclose £5.00 cash / cheque.


                                  ORDER FORM FOR FLEECES

Child’s Name__________________________________________________

Class ________________________________________________________

Size required: 20/22;    24/26;   28/30;   32/34 (Delete as appropriate) - £11.00 each

Size: 34/36 - £13.00 each

I enclose payment of £_____________

Signed ______________________________________________________Parent / Carer)

Contact telephone number______________________________________

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