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.
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.
We thought that you might enjoy looking at a selection of the photographs from this year’s residential trip to Thurston. It looks like everyone had an amazing time.
This week Year 4 took part in Bikeability level one training. After completing some safety checks they practiced going through cones on their bikes before taking part in some slow races – Lexi was the slow race champion. At the end of the day, the children completed an obstacle course on their bikes. Fraser was the winner on the obstacle course. Well done to all of the children who took part.