Class 6: News items

Writers of the Term

Date: 7th Nov 2021 @ 8:11pm

             Writers of the Term

Each half term we award a certificate to one pupil from each class who has excelled in writing. Congratulations to these budding authors, reporters and poets.


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Morrisons Competition Winners!!

Date: 12th Oct 2021 @ 9:38am

Before the Grand Opening of the Kirkby Morrisons Store (21st October 2021) Kirkby CE children entered their 'Children's Cancer Awareness' Competition.

You can see the winners below with Faye, the Morrisons Community Champion for Kirkby.

Well done to all the children that entered - I know that it would have been a really difficult decision to select the winners!

Kirkby C of E Lottery

Date: 21st Sep 2021 @ 9:27am


Dear Parents / Carers,

As you are aware, due to Covid-19 restrictions last year we were unable to undertake any of our usual fun, fundraising activities. Due to this we launched, The Kirkby C of E Lottery !!

By working with Your School Lotteries, we began operating a weekly school lottery, which saw the first draw taking place on December 5th, 2020.

Since then, there have been 40 draws, each producing wins of between £25 and £35, depending upon how many people are participating.

The School Lottery has raised over £1,400 for your child’s school, this money is being used to provide materials for every child in every class.

By playing the lottery, you are supporting your school - it’s that simple!

Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 per week, with a top prize of £25,000!

Each ticket consists of 6 numbers and each number will be between 0 and 9. There is a draw every Saturday night when a 6 digit winning combination is picked. Match all 6 and you win the JACKPOT!

There is also a guaranteed winner for each school every Saturday which is drawn on a raffle basis, so there are two chances to win a prize.

So please, continue to support our school, it’s so simple, just go online, go to Your School Lottery, click on Buy a Ticket, type in Kirkby C of E School, click on Support Us and then either choose your numbers or have them randomly chosen for you ! It really is that easy and it makes such a difference to our school!!

So, let’s keep our fingers crossed and you never know, IT COULD BE YOU!!!!

Good Luck!!

Ms Elaine Parr                                               Mrs Nicola Vella

Extended Services Manager                          PTA Staff Representative





Thank You Morrisons!!

Date: 7th Sep 2021 @ 3:16pm


We would like to say a massive ‘THANK YOU’ to Eddie the Manager and 14 volunteers from the new, ‘soon to open’ Kirkby Morrisons.

The volunteers have worked fantastically in roasting hot conditions tidying up, creating a vegetable patch and raised beds and restoring the school’s woodland area. This tranquil haven can now be used to support learning throughout the school curriculum and as a fantastic place just to relax and take care of the children’s well-being.

Thanks again!!

Fun Club - This summer!!

Date: 22nd Jul 2021 @ 12:28pm

          22nd July 2021.


Dear Parents,

                   As we approach the Summer holidays, we are very aware that for some children and families, finding something fun to do and somewhere safe for children, can prove difficult.


We are therefore offering the opportunity for children to attend ‘Fun Club’.


This will run for two weeks and will have lots of cookery, arts & crafts and other fun activities.


It will be run by Miss Parr (from class 8) and Mrs Vella (from Reception).


The clubs will run from 9am to 3pm. The cost will be £10 per child per day. Each child must bring a packed lunch and drinks for the day.


The clubs will run from Monday August 2nd until Friday 13th August.


There are a few places still available, however as they are limited please be quick to avoid disappointment.


To secure a place for your child/ children, please either email, or,

 or phone; 07849 472767.



Many thanks,


 Elaine Parr and Nicola Vella. 


A new PE kit is on its way!

Date: 7th Jul 2021 @ 1:03pm

From September 2021 on PE days the children in years 1-6 (classes 1-9) will no longer need to come into school wearing their uniform and change into their PE kits. This will give us all more valuable time actually involved in the physical activities themselves rather than the time spent on getting changed.

As such we liaised with our school wear providers Kids Kirkby and LiverPrint (who will be selling the new PE attire) and the children themselves to see what they wanted to wear.

Looking at the photographs below - I am sure that you will agree how smart the children will look on their PE days all wearing the new PE wear.

White Kirkby CE t-shirts are to be worn underneath and during warm weather and indoor sessions children can quickly change into shorts.

The cost of the silky hoodie and the tracksuit bottoms will be approx £25 a set which is excellent value..

Whilst the new tracksuit is not compulsory if the children do not wear it on PE days, they must bring their PE kit with them or wear plain black tracksuit bottoms, their PE t-shirt and their school jumper, other coloured tracksuits are not permitted.


Sports and Fun Camp

Date: 9th Jun 2021 @ 3:04pm

The 'Daley Sports and Fun Camp' is coming our way over the 6 weeks break.

Throughout certain days (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) in July and August,  Ex-Professional footballer Phil Daley will be running day long sessions here at Kirkby CE.

Activities will include Multi-Sports, Treasure Hunts and Arts & Crafts.

At a cost of only £13 your children will be catered for between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm.

Call Phil on 07549 991277 to book your place!

Dates available are:

July 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 29th and 30th.

August 3rd, 5th, 6th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 24th, 26th and 27th.

Book Tokens Competition - win £5,000 for our school library

Date: 12th May 2021 @ 4:37pm

Dear Children, Parents, Carers and Friends

Could you please spare a few minutes to enter a competition for school to win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for the library – and get £100 for yourself!

Go to the following website to enter – it only takes a minute and could make a massive difference to our library.

The more nominations our school receives, the greater our chance of winning, so please spread the word. 

Thank you in advance.

Mrs McCombs

Reading Co-ordinator

The Len Johnrose Ice Foot 92 Challenge.

Date: 22nd Apr 2021 @ 10:55am

The Ice Foot 92 Challenge

How much do you want to see your teachers squirm?

Well – here is your chance!!

       On Friday April 30th, your teachers have agreed to take part in:

The Len Johnrose Ice Foot 92 Challenge.

Since being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in 2017, the former Burnley, Blackburn, Bury and Preston footballer Len Johnrose has been working tirelessly to raise awareness of the illness for which sadly, there is no cure.

Staff will either sit or stand with their feet in icy cold water for 92 seconds. The number 92 represents every professional football team in England. The challenge is part of the former midfielder’s Project 92 campaign, where he plans to visit every club to talk about MND.

Around 5000 adults in the UK have the condition which affects the brain and nervous system – for which there is no cure.

If as a class you manage to raise £30 then your class teacher will have to undertake the challenge – BUT THAT IS NOT ALL – if all the classes raise £30 then Miss Hindmarsh has agreed to put her feet into a bucket of ice for 92 seconds as well!!

Please send donations into your child’s class before Friday 30th April.

All money raised will be to help to find a cure for this terrible disease.

A special thanks to McDonalds for agreeing to supply the ice!!


Struggling for laptops and data?

Date: 13th Jan 2021 @ 1:35pm

Tesco mobile have launched a digital inclusion partnership.
This two-year partnership is called
‘Tesco Mobile Reconnects’ and between now and 2023, will see Tesco Mobile commit to giving over £2.4 million worth of phones, devices and connectivity to help vulnerable and disadvantaged people reconnect with society.

If you know of someone who is in need of a device or connectivity, a request can be submitted by emailing

It is literally that easy just email them referencing Tesco Mobile Reconnects, how it would benefit the person and what devices are needed and hopefully they will send one out.


Also the phone company,VOXI, are providing unlimited data, calls and texts for any individuals on JSA, ESA and Universal Credit for just £10 a month. Anyone eligible can apply for this up to 31st January 2021 and the offer lasts for 6 months. No credit checks are done, nor is there a contract to sign. Payment is via a payment card.

 Anyone eligible can apply through the link below – they will need to upload a photo of proof of benefits.

Christmas Jumper Design Winners!

Date: 12th Dec 2020 @ 8:14am

Well - what a fantastic time the children had designing their very own 'Christmas Jumpers' all in aid of supporting  the charity - 'Save the Children'.

The staff had an extremely difficult time choosing the class winners but a choice had to be made - see the children's winning designs below.

Which one would you like to wear as you tuck into your festive dinner?

Spot the Star and win £50 with One Call Taxis!

Date: 8th Dec 2020 @ 9:36am

The stars the children have made are certainly brightening up Kirkby homes and the town centre.

Our good friends at ONE CALL TAXIS are giving you the chance to win £50 just in time for Christamas.

And it’s simple!

  1. Spot a star (with One Call Taxis written on it) in one of their taxis.
  2. Take a note of the vehicle registration
  3. Contact the taxi office on 0151 546 5555 to claim your prize.

Bird's Eye View Photographs - Eddie Pratt

Date: 22nd Nov 2020 @ 2:36pm

Sometimes taking a different view of things helps us to realise how fantastic things are.

Well, that is certainly the case with the brilliant photographs of St. Chads Church and Kirkby CE Primary School.

Many thanks to Eddie Pratt for his bird’s-eye view photographs ….. well a drone’s eye view!!

Children In Need 2020

Date: 10th Nov 2020 @ 3:47pm

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Kirkby CE support ‘Children in Need’ - Friday 13th November


This year, as part of the Children in Need fundraising appeal, Joe Wicks will attempt to work out for an incredible 24 hours for Radio 2’s BBC Children in Need Challenge 2020!

His challenge will start on Thursday 12th at 9.25am and finish a day later.

To support this challenge on Friday 13th Nov we would like all our children (and staff) to come to school in fun sportswear – the crazier the better – for a small donation handed to the class teacher. Each class will be joining Joe Wicks for the final 20 minutes of his work out on Friday morning and participating in this live event alongside schools all across the UK.

To support children’s mental health and well-being we will also be participating in Children in Need’s Five to Thrive programme – which is a unique programme of well-being activities for the whole appeal week (9-13 Nov) led by Joe Wicks, Dr Radha and Blue Peter. Inspired by the five ways to well-being, each day we will be taking part in classroom activities to make children feel better about themselves – as well as helping others.

Mr Tennant

Deputy Headteacher

Virtual School Library

Date: 2nd Nov 2020 @ 3:19pm

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How very true!

With libraries closed and the second lockdown almost upon us, we thought that we would share with you a fantastic free resouce -

The National Trust’s Virtual School Library.


This will give all of our children regardless of their age an opportunity to read and engage with great texts in the comfort of their own homes. 

Fun activities, free books to read, downloads, hearing from award winning authors – what more will the children need in order to nurture a love of reading and support their well-being in these difficult times?

So, what are you waiting for – Go and Explore!!

Mr Tennant

A - Z Alphabet Challenge!

Date: 22nd Jun 2020 @ 10:18am

Do you all know your Alphabet?

If you do then you can help us to create our very own ‘Kirkby Alphabet’ for our next lock down challenge.

Simply take a photograph of letters that you can see in and around Kirkby on your travels.

You don’t have to take a snap of all 26 letters – just send in the ones you have spotted.

Be as imaginative as you want – and hopefully we can complete our very own A-Z as a school.

The example below might help to get your brains ticking.

Please send your photos to either myself or your class teacher.


Knowsley School Sport Partnership Challenges Week 9

Date: 16th Jun 2020 @ 2:15pm

Good Afternoon Everybody,

Are you ready for Knowsley School Sport Partnership’s latest challenge?

Did anybody complete the ‘Pyramid’ challenge?

This week’s challenge is the ‘Animal Obstacle Course’ and involves you navigating yourself around a short obstacle course (set up by yourself) using different movements. Try to imagine how different animals would move around the course.

I had lots of fun completing mine. Can anyone think of 10 different ways to navigate the course?

 You can send any results or videos to me via email at

Enjoy all,

Mr Mawson 

Competition Time - Who's who?

Date: 2nd Jun 2020 @ 1:01pm

Who’s who?     

Put your detective skills to the test and work out which staff member is reading which book!

Lots of our school staff have posed for the camera reading a book that they have chosen especially for the occasion.

Can you work out who is who?

Look carefully – are there any clues that can help you?

Be careful – there is a special guest ‘lurking’ among us!

If you are a little stuck ask your parents for help.

Send your answers to your class teachers via email and see if you can get them all correct.

Knowsley School Sport Partnership Challenges Week 8

Date: 1st Jun 2020 @ 10:37am

Good Morning Everybody,

Are you ready for Knowsley School Sport Partnership’s latest challenge?

Did anybody complete the ‘Deck of Cards’ challenge last week?

This week’s challenge is the ‘Pyramid Challenge’ and involves push ups, squats and star jumps.

Can you progress down the pyramid and then back up successfully?

If you are completing the challenge outside please remember to be ‘sun safe’ as it is scheduled to be very hot and sunny this week J  

 You can send any results or videos to me via email at

Enjoy all,

Mr Mawson 

Knowsley School Sport Partnership Challenges Week 7

Date: 26th May 2020 @ 11:37am

Good Morning Everybody,

So as it’s the start of Half Term, why not attempt our latest Knowsley School Sport Partnership Challenge?

Did anybody complete the Yoga Challenge set by Mrs Melville?

This week’s challenge involves using a deck of playing cards. However, if you do not own a set (like me) you can use the following site


Draw a card from a deck of cards, each suit has an activity and you must do that activity for the number of reps on the card!


Hearts = Push Ups

Clubs = Sit Ups

Diamonds = Squats

Spades = Burpees


All picture cards (Jack, Queen and King) are 11 reps

Aces are 12 reps



2 of Clubs = 2 Sit Ups

Queen of Hearts = 11 Push Ups

Ace of Spades = 12 Burpees


Try and get through as many cards as possible – I completed 10 in the short video below.


You can send any results or videos to me via email at

Enjoy all,

Mr Mawson yes

'Build a Tower' Competition Results!

Date: 26th May 2020 @ 8:05pm

A massive well done to all the children who entered this competition – prizes will be on their way to you all very soon.

There were some very imaginative towers built out of all sorts of things and a great number of them were exactly the required height of 30cm.

A winner had to be chosen though and after careful deliberation between staff we selected one.

A round of applause please for ………….  Alysha Welch.


Knowsley School Sport Partnership Challenges Week 6

Date: 17th May 2020 @ 4:28pm

Good Afternoon Everybody,

Hopefully you are all safe and well at home enjoying some quality time with your family.

Did anybody get chance to attempt Week 5’s challenges?

This week’s challenge is a little bit more relaxed but targets the muscles in your whole body.

I have drafted in somebody to demonstrate the 6 yoga poses. Can you spot who it is?

Yep, you guessed it - Mrs Melville from Class 1. How well did she do! She assures me that they are a lot harder than she has made them look smiley

So, why not give them a go this week!

You can send any results or videos to me via email at

Enjoy all,

Mr Mawson yes

Knowsley School Sport Partnership Challenges Week 5

Date: 11th May 2020 @ 1:26pm

Hello Everybody,

Hopefully you are all safe and well at home. Can you believe we are up to Week 5 of the Knowsley School Sport Challenges already?

Did anybody get chance to play ‘Sock-ia?’

This week’s challenge is a good test of agility, hand- eye coordination, strength and balance. Plus it is just good fun laugh

So, if you want to test yourself have a go at the 6 challenges shown below.

You can send any results or videos to me via email at

Enjoy all,

Mr Mawson

Knowsley School Sport Partnership Challenges Week 4

Date: 3rd May 2020 @ 4:37pm

Happy Sunday Everyone,

Hopefully you are all safe and well at home. Did anybody attempt last week’s Pentathlon Challenge?

This week is an indoor activity – ‘Sock-ia.’

Has anybody ever heard or played Boccia? If not, Boccia is a Paralympic sport which tests both muscle control and accuracy. From a seated position, players propel balls to land as close as possible to a white marker ball, known as the Jack.

However, for our game children, we are using socks and the marker can be anything you like.

This is really great fun!

Watch me take on Mrs Mawson below – there was only ever going to be one winner wink

You can send any results or videos to me via email at

Enjoy and happy socking smiley

Mr Mawson

Knowsley School Sport Partnership Challenges Week 3

Date: 26th Apr 2020 @ 1:56pm

Hello Everybody,

Hopefully you are all safe and well at home. It is time for Knowsley School Sport Partnership's third challenge!

Did anybody complete last week's Alphabet Challenge? 

If you enjoyed last week's activity, I think you will love this week's one. 

This week is a mini Pentathlon Challenge. Does anybody know how many different activities that is? If you are unsure, think about a shape that sounds similar and how many sides that shape has. If you are still unsure watch the video and count how many activities I complete smiley

You can send any attempts to me via email at


Mr Mawson



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