Our High 5 netball teams played in the South Tyneside School Games yesterday. The A team won all of their games, winning gold medals and qualifying for the South Tyneside Finals which will take place at the end of February. The B team also played extremely well and just missed out on qualifying, coming a very respectable fourth place.
All Y6 children had their science topic brought to life when the award winning ‘Science Buddies’ visited to help enrich their science topic.
They have been learning this term about the role of the heart and other organs in the body and also how to keep themselves healthy. They discussed healthy diets, food choices and also had the opportunity to see and touch a real lamb’s heart and see the various areas with ‘hands on experience’.
The children quoted this experience as being:
“Can’t believe you could see the chambers, the arteries and the veins.”
“It made all the previous work suddenly feel real, it’s ok watching videos and looking at books but this was real!”
“That has really made me think about how important it is to look after my heart!”
Our Reception children enjoyed a visit from the school Dental Nurses this week to highlight how important it is to clean their teeth and how to keep their mouths healthy.
They really enjoyed the question and answer time and hands on experience with the dental equipment.
Tiny Tweeties came into nursery for a live singing session. They sang a mixture of songs, played instruments, danced and sang some traditional tales. The nursery children and staff had an amazing day!
Here are a couple of our videos.
Williby Roc’s came into school to give assemblies about Eco Bricks, which are plastic bottles filled, tightly packed with non-recyclable plastics. Children were educated about the huge worldwide problem of plastic pollution and shown how Eco Bricks can provide a way of reducing this. The school will be sending out a letter to parents over the next few days explaining how we’re going to get involved in this fantastic project.
Over 160 of our children will be taking part in the Big Garden Bird Watch this weekend. Details of what to do are below:
1) Choose an hour during 26th-28th January. Watch the birds in your garden or local park for one hour.
2) Only count the birds that land in your garden or park, not those flying over.
3) The same birds may land more than once. To avoid counting them twice, record the highest number of each bird species you see at any one time – not the total number you count over the hour.
4) Tell us what you saw – even if it was nothing!
5) Send your completed tally sheet into your child’s class teacher so that the results for the school can be collated and sent to the RSPB. Please do not submit your results on an individual basis to the RSPB as we are registered as a school.
Further guidance and information can be found on rspb.org.uk/birdwatch
If sheets can be returned to school during the week of 28th January we would be most grateful.