Year Three have achieved 100% attendance this week. A fantastic effort from all the children. Well done Year Three.
Year 6 visited Nissan for an aspirational careers day. They learned about the benefits of becoming an engineer at a large company like Nissan. Throughout the day they took part in activities such as: learning Japanese; working on a production line; designing their own car; bolting rivets; taking out dents from car body work; speed tests; and a tour of the factory floor, where they programmed a robotic arm.
Before we went, the children took part in a competition to design the new Monozukuri Caravan logo. Scarlett won first prize, with Vanessa and Millie A coming runner up.
We had a great day and when we left, 18 of the children said they would consider a career in engineering!
This week,we have been looking at Inspirational Maths. We have looked at numbers in different ways, studied famous mathematicians, investigated patterns and we all took part in a fantastic puzzle day. During the puzzle day, we worked in teams to attempt several different puzzles. Some of them weren’t as easy as they looked and really made us think.
This half-term, during our gardening session, Year 4 had the very important job of planting the garlic. We learnt that each single clove of garlic planted can grow into a new bulb, which is made up of ten new cloves! We quickly did some mental maths and worked out that for every one bulb (ten cloves) that we planted, we will be growing 100 new cloves! Other jobs included: collecting leaves to place in the compost bins, creating a bug hotel and helping to make pancakes around the fire pit for everyone to share. We ate our pancakes with banana and Nutella whilst singing some Christmas carols to entertain Emma.
In Year 4, after our visit to Whitburn Methodist Church, we thought about ways in which we could help people in our local community. One of the charities that the Church supports is Hospitality & Hope in South Shields. The charity has a foodbank, a clothes bank, a soup kitchen and also a shower and washing machine for people to use when they visit. We are very grateful to all of our parents, carers and extended families who have been collecting old clothing to donate to this very important cause. Miss Peart has delivered a mountain of bags to their warehouse unit and all of the staff were overwhelmingly grateful.
Our school choir have been very busy recently. They visited the Barnes Institute to sing and all sang beautifully.
The choir also went on the bus to Tesco’s where we were singing some of our favourite Christmas songs. We were all a bit nervous at first but once we started singing we relaxed. Our behaviour was impeccable and the customers were very generous. We even sang songs on the bus home and raised even more money. Well done everyone we made £120.
Year 4 visited The Customs House this week as part of the UK Into Film Festival. They travelled there by public bus and have been complimented on their manners and brilliant behaviour whilst out of school. They all enjoyed the film and were even lucky enough to meet Pikachu afterwards.
Our first football match was awesome! Our team did really well and Kayden even did a backflip! The other teams were really good. We may have lost both matches, 1-0 & 2-0, but we tried our very best. The training was also intense, but we worked very hard! We are looking forward to the next matchday.
Year 6 had an excellent time at Beamish. For our history focus, we took part in an immersive experience project: being WWII evacuees for the day. Evacuated to Home Farm, we worked the land, looked after the animals, baked carrot cookies with rationed ingredients and followed blackout procedures. Training for the Home Guard after lunch was intense but purposeful. We finished the day with a stay in the Anderson shelter and then writing postcards to our loved ones. Following this, with war being declared over, we were finally allowed to come home!