News & Events
A BOB Box for Archbishop McMahon
Children from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Huyton, have made a BOB (Bat or Bird) Box for Archbishop McMahon to put up in the grounds of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.
Information for parents: 2018 Tests for Year 2 and Year 6 Children
New information leaflet and videos published for parents of children in years 2 and 6, who will be taking national curriculum assessments (commonly called SATs).
Knowsley Gymnastics Champions
‘Tackle Child Abuse’ campaign
Anything you notice can help a child at risk.
We all have a role to play in protecting children and young people from child abuse and neglect.
Visit https://tacklechildabuse.campaign.gov.uk/ for more information and guidance.
Attendance winners make a BoB box for Archbishop Malcom McMahon.
Attendance winners from YR and Y6 making a BoB box for Archbishop Malcom McMahon.
Visit to Hurst Park Court Care Home
Our school choir visited Hurst Park Court Care Home to sing Christmas carols in December.
Phil and Phoebe the Pheasants
Phil and Phoebe the pheasants are recent visitors to our school. Phil seems to enjoy looking and pecking at his reflection in the windows on the school roof and has been spotted while the children are working in class and also when eating in the hall, even pecking on the windows during morning assemblies.
He has also been seen on the field and playgrounds and is quite happy to be strutting around while the children are at play.
Phoebe has joined him on the playground and also seems at home in our school grounds. We hope to be able to report that we have spotted pheasant chicks in later in the spring of 2018!
Fun Facts about Pheasants
- Phil is a male pheasant.
- Male pheasants have a green head and colourful feathers, female pheasants have brown feathers all over.
- Male pheasants are known as “cocks” and females are called “hens”.
- The average length of the cock pheasant is about 91cm. The average hen length is 51cm.
- The main predators to pheasants are foxes, cats and dogs
- Pheasants like to eat a mixture of berries, seeds, young shoots and insects.
- The average clutch size of a pheasant is 12 eggs.
- Pheasants do not migrate, and stay locally the whole year round.
- Pheasants can fly for short distances at a speed of up to 48 mph. Most of the time, they hide in grasslands and stay on the ground.
- Pheasants build their nests on the ground.
- Pheasants are often a symbol of good luck. Legend has it that a Burmese hunter once found an emerald in a pheasant. When he went back to the pheasant’s home, he found an emerald mine.
Christmas through the Decades
Today the children were lucky to have a performance from Pop Project of ‘Christmas through the Decades’. Both the children and staff enjoyed the show!