Here we are at the Easter break already. Time is flying now that activities are back up and running and a normal routine is in place. We have had some lovely sunny days too and are looking forward to the summer term.
As you will know, we have had our Ofsted inspection this week and we have to tell you how proud we are of our children. They have been so welcoming and eager to show off our wonderful school. They were commended on their behaviour for learning and care for each other. It was lovely to see.
Thank you for your support as always. We appreciate the ‘botheredness’ in completing surveys and talking to our visitors on the gate despite your own busy schedules. We greatly value the support of our wider school community and believe that we work together in striving for the best opportunities for our children.
We will let you know when the Ofsted report is available to view, hopefully this will be around early May.
Thank you once again.
Rights Respecting School SILVER Award
In March, we were so proud to be accredited as a SILVER level Rights Respecting School. Our school is now considered to be 'Rights Aware'. This is a programme led by UNICEF that we are so very proud to be a part of.
The programme is centred around the Convention for the Rights of the Child, a philosophy that we truly believes grows confidence and courage in our children, as well as the awareness of the rights of other children all across the world. The report we received commended the work we do on integrating the rights of the child into our curriculum, the opportunities we offer and the positive culture of our school in welcoming and celebrating all children and adults - recognising that we are 'all different' but 'all equal'.
Once again, the children on our pupil steering group were vocal, expressive and committed to making our school a special place to learn - FOR ALL.
We have been advised to strive for the GOLD award as we have so many elements already in place.
Watch how this continues to grow!
PCP Good Food
We are very proud of the high standard of food choices available to our children and love nothing more than seeing the children enjoying their meals with their friends. A new menu has been planned for after Easter and can be found here:
Say hello to chilli nachos and spicy chicken wraps!
Early Years Update
It has been another fantastic and busy half term in EYFS. We began by joining in with the whole school Monarch Monday looking at family trees. It was lovely to discuss families and look at photographs with your children.
In Reception, the children explored a healthy lifestyle in their ‘Ready, Steady, Grow’ topic. We found out about life on the farm and baby animals; the great outdoors and even investigated frozen buds and flowers. In Nursery, the children really enjoyed their topic ‘Are eggs alive?’. We walked around the school grounds looking for signs of spring; planted beans and cress and even looked after our very own caterpillars until they were ready to hatch into butterflies. We discussed life cycles and loved it when the caterpillars turned to cocoons. The afternoon Nursery children have continued to settle well and we can’t wait to welcome our new children after the Easter holidays.
We are now looking ahead to September. If you have a child who will turn 3 before September please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s name, date of birth, address and contact number. It is never too nearly to register your child we have children on our waiting list who were only born in 2021. Please do let any friends or family know that they can add their child’s name as well.
Getting back out there!
Year 4 finally had a chance to escape to the country this term and what an amazing trip it was!
Kingswood, Colomendy was our destination for an action packed 24 hours of fun, challenge and adventure. It was fantastic to see our children face new challenges, build stamina and determination when they tackled climbing walls and faced Jacob’s Ladder. The activities certainly worked up our appetites. We enjoyed a lovely evening meal before heading over to the activity room for some teamwork games. It was lovely to see the children work together and celebrate their success as a year group when they successfully managed to move a ping pong ball along a set of drain pipes.
The year group bonded extremely well and enjoyed an evening around the campfire, telling jokes, stories and riddles and eating toasted marshmallows before heading off to our lodges for a good night's sleep.
Next stop - PGL!
Parent Governor elections
Congratulations to our new Parent Governor, Lorna Gerrish. The Governing Body is looking forward to welcoming you to the team.
Knowsley have produced a new attendance strategy. For more information click here:
Can we remind all families that children must be in school for 8.50am. Gates will be closed and your child will be marked later if they arrive at this time. Children who regularly arrive late can have an unsettled start to the day and feel unprepared for their first lesson. We would urge you to think about the impact that lateness has on learning and minutes lost as a result.
Goodbye Mrs Donachie!
Many of our children, both past and present, have been lucky enough to be cared for by Mrs Donachie. Mrs Donachie has been a member of TEAMPCP since 1996 and has supported the children in class and at play. It is now time for us to say goodbye to Mrs Donachie as she leaves to start her retirement.
Mrs Donachie has a special place in our school for both adults and children. She naturally cares for everyone around her, she is warm and positive and it has been an honour to have her in our team for so long. We wish her the very best as we say goodbye to our (unofficial) ‘Head of Wellbeing’.
Y3 Tigers go exploring.
It was wonderful to take Y3 out to the World Museum, Liverpool. The children were so excited to be going on their first 'proper' trip and even getting on the coach created a real buzz!
Our aim was to go back in time to explore their prehistoric project of 'Tribal Tales'. Alongside this the children visited Ancient Egypt, the land of the dinosaurs and the aquarium.
We all took so much from this trip and it was great to see fabulous learning behaviours and attitudes all round.
Well done Y3!
Easter Competition Winners
Our families showed lots of botheredness this week as they got creative with recycled materials to create some brilliant Easter decorations. We saw crocodiles, castles, caterpillars and beautiful headbands, wreaths and hats. Egg Sheeran even made an appearance! Congratulations to our winners:
Marlin McLeod and Ewan Mcleod, Alicia Benyon and Zachary Morris
Thanks to everyone who has taken part in our Easter Raffle. We have raised over £300 to go towards the cost of coaches for our whole school Chester Zoo trips in the summer.
Congratulations to our winners:
Leo Furlong, Owen Parr and Dan Williams.
Our readers are flying high again this half-term.
Our new Word Millionaires are: Milly Campion, Will Benyon, Abiram Srikant and Finlay Craine. Such an achievement! Jak Chao became a Double Word Millionaire which earned him a much coveted medal, while Jessica Naylor blew us all away by reaching her Triple Word Millionaire status! That earned her a book token to help her on her way to 4 million words! It will be the first time ever at PCP. Good luck Jess.
Altogether, our bookworms have read over 70 million words so far this year, and have borrowed nearly four thousand books from the library.
115 readers reached their half-termly targets by achieving their points totals and quizzing with a high level of accuracy. Well done to you all and enjoy not only your yummy treat, but that lovely feeling inside when you know you’ve done your best.
70 WAYS IN 70 DAYS - COUNTDOWN!
Many of you will have seen on Twitter our ‘70 Ways in 70 Days’ initiative. This has been planned to take us all the way through to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June. It is also a way of counting down to the school’s 70th anniversary! Two celebrations in one!
We have some provisional dates for your diary:
Tues 24th May 2022
School 70th Birthday Celebrations
Fancy dress - ‘Time Tunnel’ theme (1950 - Present Day) although we’d prefer no football kits. As usual, uniform is also fine.
Lunch in school as usual. Children will complete activities that illustrate the importance of our school in the Prescot community over time.
Thurs 26th May 2022
Jubilee Street Party in school.
Dress in red, white and/or blue.
Party plate needed.
For the street party on Thurs 26th May, we would love to start collecting some jubilee themed decorations. After Easter, we will place a box outside the office in which to collect bunting, tablecloths and decorations, balloons and other jubilee related merchandise. We really do want to make this a day to remember.
Do you know of any ex-PCP pupils from across the years who may like to join us to celebrate our 70th birthday with us in school on Tues 24th May?
If you do, or you yourself are a past pupil, please ring the office on 0151 432 7100 to add your name and contact details to our list of alumni - we'll be in touch! Please spread the word.
It feels like it's been a long time coming for Lola and the Blue Team but they have finally succeeded in winning the half termly house competition!
The Blue House can look forward to an own clothes day after Easter. Details to follow.
The Holiday Activities and Food funded SNAP programme is returning between the 18th – 22nd April 2022 further details will be released shortly. Please check: