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Exciting New Project!

Hello everyone!

As you know, we have a very desolate playground for our children to play on. The playground used to be a car park (to help raise money for school) which is why it was kept empty of any equipment. It is no longer a car park and now is the time to create an amazing space for our children to play and use their imaginations and spark their creativity! Our children have been deprived of spaces to play and deprived of the opportunity to play with their school friends for over a year now due to the pandemic and we want to give them every opportunity that we can. 

Click for an update about the raffle!

Because we live in York, we would like reflect our city’s heritage by building a castle with a moat & castle village with mini houses. We would also like to add a hobbit house and climbing tunnel. We can already think of hundreds of stories that the children will be able to enact! If every single family in school does some fund raising we can easily raise the money we need. 

Click here for some very exciting news about some successful fundraising! 

We will leave it up to you to decide how you are going to raise your donation! The madder the ideas the better! We can’t wait to see what you decide to do! 

THANK YOU

We have set up a JUST GIVING page and you will find the link below! Please share far and wide and let’s do this for our wonderful children! This will also give ALL of us something fun and exciting to think about rather than the current situation. EVERY member of staff and every governor will be doing something to raise money for this wonderful project.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stgeorgesrcprimaryschoolyork

Vacancies at St George’s Roman Catholic Primary School may also be advertised on the City of York jobs website and teaching and senior posts may be listed on TES  website.

Safeguarding and DBS
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We require any successful applicants to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All advertised posts are subject to the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009 and as such shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a Disqualification Declaration. Any information supplied will be discussed at interview.

All successful applicants should be fully committed to supporting our school’s Catholic ethos and our values regarding keeping children safe in education.

 

Coding in Year 4

In  our computing lessons in Year 4 this half term we have been exploring the important ideas of sequencing and repetition using a simple programing language called logo.  It has helped us to develop some important computational thinking skills – including persistence!  Today we applied what we have learnt in a different context, using a visual programing environment.

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If you would like to have a go at home, just click on the picture!

 

 

 

Beautiful Spring Flowers!

Year 4 used their coding skills to create these amazing bouquets!

Investigating Shape with Logo

In Year 4 we have been using Logo, a text-based computer programming language, to explore shape.  In this week’s lesson we started to use the power of repetition to help make the algorithms that we wrote as efficient as possible – and discovered that using spaces and punctuation correctly is really important when we are writing instructions for the Logo on-screen robot!  A key skill we are developing is ‘debugging’ – the process of finding and fixing the problems (or ‘bugs’) in our code.  This, together with persistence, is a very important part of computational thinking!

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Y6 took part in Maths Masterclass at St. Olave’s School

Three pupils from our class took part in a Maths Masterclass at St. Olave’s School last Saturday on the 6th February. Well done to Carla, Imogen and Anirudhan who tackled Maths problems and investigations about sequences. They enjoyed the Saturday morning at St. Olave’s and they were a great credit to the school due to their willingness to embrace the challenges they were set throughout the morning.IMG_9671IMG_9672  IMG_9673

 

Clever Coding, Year Two!

The children in Year Two have been working very hard at coding.

We have been learning how to sequence instructions to make an algorithm work properly so that it solves a problem or puzzle, as well as how to debug an algorithm that doesn’t quite do what it should.  There has been some terrific teamwork, real persistence and lots of good fun – we have learnt lots!

Year 4 Make a Noise for Anti-Bullying Week

Make a Noise about Bullying

 

This week has been anti-bullying week in school. This year has been about ‘Making a Noise about Bullying’. We have been talking about empathy and seeing if we can identify people’s emotions. We also did some role play about bullying.

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