Class 5: Blog items

headteacher's Weekly update , by Miss Murtagh

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 5:55pm

I am really pleased you all enjoyed the Virtual Reality workshop this week.

The teacher's and I have been very impressed with the response to last weeks homework; where ideas were presented for this terms Eco Project.  The Ministers for the Envrionment will be sharing some of these ideas in their assembly.  In the meantime, please remind family members that we are collecting batteries again this year as part of our re-cycling endeavour.

I am looking forward to joining year three for their Enrolment mass on Saturday evening. I  hope you all have a good weekend.

Headteacher Weekly Update , by Miss Murtagh

Date: 22nd Nov 2019 @ 5:15pm

As part of our new behaviour policy, I have requested that those children who have gone over and above showing (model behaviour) are nominated by their class teacher to meet with the Headteadher and enjoy a drink of hot chocolate or a juice and a biscuit.  This is the ideal time for me to cathch up with the children and to hear what they have been doing to make a big impact.  I along with Mrs Grealis also had a chance to hear about things the children have particularly enjoyed throughout this week.  Topic work, new vocabulary and the Big Maths day were high on the agenda. 

Congratulations to Amelia, Lydia, Harvey, Zac, Lola, Chloe and George.  Who will be joing us next week?

Have a good weekend evrebody.

Headteacher's weekly update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 15th Nov 2019 @ 5:19pm

Thank you to everyone who took part in the national ‘Odd Socks’ day.  By doing so, you were helping to raise awareness of Anti-Bullying Week and the importance of  showing  respect to one another.  RESPECT is one of our golden rules; we have been focusing on this through our new behaviour policy and through our Gospel values.  Following next weeks celebration assembly, I am looking forward to sharing a hot chocolate and a chat with those children who have been nominated for going over and above in their behaviour towards others. 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.


Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Frodsham Football y3/4 5/6, by Mr Taylor

Date: 8th Nov 2019 @ 4:44pm

Football at Frodsham Leisure Centre

Thank you to Frodsham football club for organising this event.  Our year 3 and 4 team won the entire competition and go through to play in the finals at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.  What an opportunity to show teamwork and an enjoyment of sport.  Thank you to those parents who offered their support.  This event would not have been a success without you!


Congratulations to our year 5 and 6 team who missed narrowly missed out on the finals and finished a respectable 4th place out of 16 teams.  Mrs Harrogate said that everyone was a credit to our school.  Special mentions to each player taking a turn to go in goal so everyone go to get some outfield experience. 

Headteacher's weekly update, by Mrs Bell

Date: 8th Nov 2019 @ 3:44pm

I would like to extend my congratualtions to year 3 and 4 football pupils who participated in the football competition on Thursday.  We are very proud of the fact that you all returned with a gold medal.  

Thank you to everyone who bought a poppy this week, I hope you will wear it with pride.  I will be attending the service at St.Lawrences on Sunday, the service begins at 10 am,  I look forward to seeing you there if you are able to attend.

I hope you all have a good weekend.

Best wishes.

Miss Murtagh

Headteacher's Weekly Update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 25th Oct 2019 @ 4:02pm

During this final week of half term we have provided further enhancement to our curriculum with the continuation of the computer workshops.  As ever there was enthusiasm and excitement for learning.  When I spoke to pupils in year 3 and 4 they explained that they said…

I enjoyed creating an animation where people told funny jokes. We learnt about de-bugging and Alogrhythm.  It was really fun.” Thomas Redpath Year 3

“We went on Codo, we programmed a Robot to move. I enjoyed learning about programming.” Joseph Kennedy Year 4

The teachers are looking forward to their inset day on Monday 4th November where they will be developing their computing skills.

It was also very interesting hearing about the books each class has read during ‘Black History Month’  Children were chosen from each class to share who they have found out about and how they have changed the course of history.  Rosa Parks was one of the people who impressed the children with her resilience and determination to make a difference.

We had our St. Luke’s Feast Day mass yesterday; this was a special celebration with a focus on the life of our patron saint, Saint Luke.   Thank you Father Kenny and to all the children who contributed to the liturgy of the word, also a very big thank you to Mrs Gonzalez who led us in our singing.

We had a wonderful time at the Halloween Disco last night.  Everyone put such a lot of effort into their costumes, and as a result there was lots of fun on the dance floor.  On behalf of the children and staff, we would like to extend our thanks to our FoSL parents, who as ever worked extremely hard to make this another successful event.

We wish all our families a very happy and safe half term break. Children return to school on Tuesday 5th November.   Parent’s evenings will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evening, we look forward to meeting with parents and discussing pupil progress.  During this week we will be selling poppies on behalf of the British Legion we encourage everyone to support this very worthwhile cause.

On behalf of all the staff thank you to everyone for your continued support.

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Headteacher's Weekly Update , by Miss Murtagh

Date: 11th Oct 2019 @ 4:58pm

We had the launch of our vocabulary tree this week.  It has been designed to help us grow our own use of vocabulary, as well as having a clear understanding of the meanings of each word. During yesterday’s learning walk I was really impressed with the way pupils are eager to improve their choice of vocabulary.  My word of the week is asteroid (Greek-aster – star) (Greek – asteroeides – starlike). 

Congratulations also to our Junior Leadership team; who were presented with their badges at assembly today. I am looking forward to meeting you, along with our new school council next Friday morning after assembly. 

Class 4 is the most improved legendary line this week, well done to all for a great team effort, you have each earned an extra five house points.  Which class will lead on the legendary line next week?

I hope you all have a good weekend.

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Headteacher's weekly update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 7th Oct 2019 @ 8:23am

Headteachers's Weekly update - Friday 4th October 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in our ‘Brighten up our World’ non-uniform day, for Cafod’s Harvest Family Fast Day. Toni shared lots of important messages with us during Tuesday’s assembly. I don’t think I would like to walk miles every day before school, just to collect water.  Would you?  The money donated we will help to support children and their families who are less fortunate than us; making their world a brighter place too.

This week Class 5 are still taking the lead when it comes to legendary lining up, however, Class 4 are a close second.  Who will be the winner next week?

I hope you all have a good weekend.

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh


Headteacher's Update , by Miss Murtagh

Date: 27th Sep 2019 @ 12:14pm

This week, as part of focus on behaviour,  we have been working on ‘Legendary Lines’, taking the time to make sure our classes line up quickly and quietly and move sensibly around school.   This has improved as the week has gone on.  I have been particularly impressed with Class 5; they have been an excellent example to all.  Do you think your class could have a ‘Legendary Line’ next week?  I am ready to give out extra dojo’s and house points.

Have a good weekend.

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Headteacher's Weekly Update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 3rd Sep 2019 @ 5:45pm

I hope you have all enjoyed your summer holidays.  The teachers have been in school the past few days, working hard to get your classrooms ready for tomorrow.  They like me they are looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow and are excited to hear all about your holdiay experiences. 

Sleep well tonight ready for a prompt start to the new school year tomorrow.

Best wishes


Miss Murtagh

Headtecher's Weekly Update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 23rd Jul 2019 @ 5:23pm

On behalf of all the staff at St. Luke's Catholic Primary School I would like to wish you and your family a very enjoyable summer break.

See you in September.

Best wishes


Miss Murtagh

Headteacher's Weekly update , by Miss Murtagh

Date: 19th Jul 2019 @ 10:44am


Congratulations to our year 6 pupils and to our Key Stage 2 Choir for the excellent performance of Robin Hood and the Sherwood Buddies  .  We were so proud out of each and every one of you. 

Our leavers mass on Thursday was a very special celebration of all their skills, talents and achievements.  Our Key Stage one pupils sang beautifully, thank you to Mrs Gonzalez who has been coming into school to lead hymn practices.

You will have noticed the new canopy in our mindfulness area.  Friend of St. Luke’s have bought this for us to make this area a place that you can sit quietly, talk to friends, read a book or do some colour and calm.  We hope you will look forward to using this area next term.

I hope you all have a very enjoyable weekend.

Best wishes


Miss Murtagh


Headteacher's Weekly Update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 12th Jul 2019 @ 4:11pm

This week pupils and staff had the opportunity to say thank you to the many people who work tirelessly to support our school.  The year six pupils served afternoon tea. The younger pupils entertained with their singing.   We hope everyone enjoyed the afternoon. 

Many of our year, six pupils have been attending their new high schools this week. I know everyone is now beginning to think about the next  academic year and the new challenges that lie ahead.  A letter has been sent out today outlining the staffing arrangements for the next academic year.

I hope everyone has a very enjoyable weekend.

Best wishes


Miss Murtagh

Headteacher's weekly update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 4th Jul 2019 @ 5:49pm

The last two weeks have be very busy, so I have rolled two weeks into one.  I had a great time last Tuesday afternoon, as I joined Mrs Grealis and Class 5 on their trip to the Bridgewater Hall to play with the Halle Orchestra. I am really proud of everyone's mastery of their chosen instrument.  What a way to celebrate this achievement!

On Friday, we had another spectacular Summer Fayre.  There was lots of fun in the sun. Each class used their singing talents to entertain the visitors, throughout the event.  A great time was had by all, young and old.  Thank you to FoSL and all the parents who worked so hard to make this a very special occasion. 

This week we have two sporting events to participate in.  The first is the annual district sports.  I am so pround of all who participated.  On Sunday some of you will be participating in the Peace Celebrations Centenary - Inter-School Sports. I am looking forward to being part of this special event.  I know many of you will be there with your families or will be joining in with other community groups.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

headteacher's weekly update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 21st Jun 2019 @ 5:44pm

Thank you everyone for making a special effort today with your donations for the Summer Fayre.  Just one week to go, I know I am really looking forward to it.

This week has been one of lots of activity.  I was so proud of the team spirit amongst everyone, it is all about the taking part. 

We all had a great time at the Royal Cheshire Show, a super choir, who gave an excellent performance.

I know many of the year 6 pupils are attending transition taster days in the next couple of weeks, I hope you are all enjoying finding out about your new schools and getting to meet new friends.

I hope you all have a good weekend.

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Headteacher's Weekly Update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 14th Jun 2019 @ 5:37pm

We had a wonderful day at St. Luke's today.  The children experienced a day of scientific investigation thanks to Doctor and Mrs Davies. There was a buzz of excitement at all of the stations, with everyone engaged.  I have heard really positive feedback and I am delighted everybody enjoyed developing their scientific knowledge.

I hope you all have a good weekend and that you are able to enjoy the sunshine.

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Headteacher's Weekly update , by Miss Murtagh

Date: 7th Jun 2019 @ 5:26pm

I am really delighted to see that so many of you were busy doing your active homework during the school holidays.  I really think this was a brilliant idea.  Hopefully we will be having more in the future.  It is so important that we look after our wellbeing ensuring we have healthy minds and bodies.

Thank you to everyone who brought dontations to school today for the Summer Fayre.  With a few weeks to go we will have the shopping trolley out each Friday to fill.

Today our Key Stage Two pupils went to visit 'The Danny', this was an oporutnity to be creative outside of the classroom.  I know you all really enjoyed it.  Thank you to Miss Mc Veigh for organising this trip and to all the parents and helpers for their support.

Next week we will be hosting a book fayre in the school hall everyday after school.  We invite you all to come along.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.


Best wishes

Miss Murtagh



Intra house team athletics, by Mr Taylor

Date: 7th Jun 2019 @ 10:23am

Intra House Team Athletics

Well done those who took part in our intra house team athletics. 

All of our house teams Matthew, Mark Luke and John were represented.  Great efforts in preparation for sports day.  It was good to see everyone encouraging their teammates.

Cricket, by Mr Taylor

Date: 7th Jun 2019 @ 10:13am

Great day of cricket with other our A Team and B Teams taking part.

Weekly Update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 26th Apr 2019 @ 7:07pm

Weekly Update


I hope you all enjoyed a very happy Easter weekend, in the beautiful sunshine.   I would like to congratulate all the pupils who either helped organise or supported our Easter egg raffle, and guess the number of mini eggs.  I am delighted to let you know that we raised a total of £100.

Olivia and Lukas from Class Five – representative of the mini Vinnie’s have also been busy raising money.  They raised £75 by designing and making Bookmarks.  They provided a selection after mass on Palm Sunday and kindly requested a donation.  I am sure you will agree they did particularly well to raise such a large amount of money.

These are just two examples of the way the children at St. Luke's place the needs of others first.

On the sporting front, our Year Six pupils came third in Thursday’s volleyball competition, as always we are very proud of their achievements.  Well done to all who took part.

On Thursday afternoon, the Fire Service visited our Year Five Class.  They shared very important messages about what to do if you are involved in a fire.  Key words to remember were “STOP, DROP, and ROLL”.  Thank you to the Fire Service for taking the time to visit our school, we value their hard work support and advice.

I hope you have a good weekend.

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Weekly Update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 23rd Apr 2019 @ 9:57am

Weekly Update


We have just returned from our two-week spring break, there was lots of excitement in the school playground on Monday with children catching up with their friends and sharing their holiday news. Our focus this week has been Holy Week.  This has included fund raising for Cafod, a whole school mass and Stations of the Cross.

Thank you to pupils in year six who spent their break times selling raffle tickets to win one of the three Easter eggs.  Also for completing the list of guess how many eggs in a jar.  Thank you to everyone who supported this by having a go, and congratulations to the winners.

The children read and sang beautifully at our mass on Wednesday.  Many positive comments were received from parents and grandparents about the excellent behaviour of the children and the meaningful way in which the participated in the mass.  Thank you to Father Kenny for leading this celebration.

Our week ended with the Stations of the Cross. Through a selection of readings and images, we remembered the journey Jesus took to his death on the cross. 

At the end of Thursday afternoon our class four returned from their residential, while they were away they worked on a beautiful mosaic of Jesus.  We will proudly display this in school for everyone to enjoy.

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter.

Cross Country Running, by Mr Taylor

Date: 22nd Mar 2019 @ 4:05pm

Thank you to our AMAZING Cross Country Running Team.  Everyone who took part represented the school well.  Massive congratulations to our parents who supported this event in numbers.

Extra mentions to those who looked after some of the nervous year 3 runners and those who marshalled the event around the track. 

Headteacher's Weekly Update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 17th Mar 2019 @ 8:47pm

This week we have all taken part in National Science Week.  Each class has taken their own investigation and with lots of fun and enjoyment they have developed their scienftific understanding.  I am really looking forward to Wednesday afternoon, when we will be having a 'Sharing Assembly' to find out what each class has been learning.

On Tuesday I was lucky engough to join the school choir on their visit to the Chester Storyhouse theatre, as part of the AmaSing project.  This was a wonderful experience, proving that we have many talented pupils.  I know everyone really enjoyed themsleves.  

Although it was late when we returned from the Storyhouse, it didn't dampen the spirits of all those pupils who were leaving early next morning for Y5 residential to Dobroyd Castle. Each day I looked forward to seeing the images on thier class page, they certainly looked like they had a fabulous time.  I will look forward to hearing about it next week.

On Friday evening, the pupils on this year's Sacramental Programme celebrated thier First Forgiveness.  It was a very meaningful service.  Thank you to Father Kenny and all who are supporting their preparation.  The evening ended with a family shared table, a perfect end to the evening.

Best wishes 

Miss Murtagh

Weekly Update , by Miss Murtagh

Date: 1st Feb 2019 @ 4:53pm


On Wednesday we woke up to the first real snow covering of the season.  For adults, this always brings the added worry of how to travel to school and work safely.  For children it is all about the excitement and fun in the snow.  Fortunately, we were able to keep the school open all day.  The day began with a DVD; after break everyone went to their classrooms and lessons went ahead as normal. I was very fortunate to be able to spend the day with year four.  Thank you year four, I really enjoyed my day as all of you have an excellent attitude to learning.   Everyone was very excited when they were leaving school.   I hope you all had lots of fun in the snow when you arrived home.

Unfortunately we had to postpone Movie Night this week due to the wintry conditions.  This will now go ahead on Thursday 7th February.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the NSPCC Number day today.  I was really impressed with the inventive ideas that were used in the creation of the costumes.  We had numbers displayed on rulers, cash machines, dice and dominoes to name but a few.  I hope you enjoyed the many fun number based activities throughout the day.

Take care in the icy conditions, enjoy your weekend and we will look forward to seeing you next week.

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh

Weekly Update, by Miss Murtagh

Date: 29th Jan 2019 @ 4:49pm

On Saturday evening the pupils were enrolled onto this year’s Sacramental Programme, the children were joined by family, friends and staff from school supporting them as they take this next step in their faith journey.  The children will now wear the medals presented to them by Father Kenny.

This week our link with Chester Zoo was developed further.  Our Key Stage One pupils visited the Zoo on Tuesday.  Despite the cold weather, the children had a wonderful time finding out lots of information about the animals; this will be used to develop their writing skills, in both English and Topic work. It was also their turn this week to experience the workshop on the unsustainable production of palm oil; as well, as lots of interesting facts for our pupils to think about.  

As we found out last week; this is one of the biggest threats facing the forests and wildlife of Borneo and Sumatra –and demand is increasing.  Forest and habitats are being lost, animals are losing their homes and carbon is being released into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming.

On Wednesday morning, it was an early start for members of Class 6.   At 6 am, we left Frodsham, to travel down to London to visit the Houses of Parliament and Downing Street.  This was an opportunity to experience democracy in action.  We were really fortunate to meet our local MP, Mike Amesbury.  I was really impressed by the way our pupils participated in the workshop and the questions they asked, it definitely looks like we have some budding politicians. 

Thank you again to the parent helpers who have volunteered their time to support both educational visits this week.

Hoping you all have a good weekend.

Best wishes

Miss Murtagh


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The Willows, Frodsham

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