Y4 had a brilliant time at The Word learning how to program using Scratch. They made their own projects and programmed their sprites to move, speak and interact with each other.
Lots to do for the whole family.
Last week, our Year 3 children visited Waterstones in Newcastle to purchase new books for our Key Stage Two library. The children participated in a book recommendation workshop before looking around the shop to select a book of their choice. The children put a great deal of thought into their selections and tried really hard to buy a fantastic range of books to appeal to children across the juniors. Every child had the experience of purchasing their chosen book over the counter before carrying them back to school to be put on our library shelves. We are all very excited to see the books being borrowed and enjoyed by our Key Stage Two children from September.
A lucky band of Y4 children had an amazing day at Temple Park on the 26th June. They took part in a carousel of activities including: dance, cheer leading, tennis, skipping and parkour. They were ably assisted by pour excellent Y5 Change 4 Life champions.
A lucky selection of our Year 4 children participated in a workshop entitled “Where did all of the animals go?” in March this year. The exhibition has been sponsored by the Born Free Foundation to raise awareness about animals which are endangered or in some cases almost extinct.
On Wednesday, 3rd July birds of prey experts came to visit year 4. They brought six birds with them, five owls and a falcon. We were told all sorts of interesting facts about the birds, including the fact that Florence Nightingale used to carry a Little Owl in her pocket! The children had the opportunity not just to handle the birds, but also to fly them!
On Thursday 6th June all of Year 2 visited Washington Wetland Centre. As part of their Habitats topic in science they took part in three lead activities. They enjoyed pond dipping, a mini beast hunt and a map work session looking at world habitats and adaptions of the creatures living there.They had talks on otters and flamingos. They then had free time to visit the mini beast garden, the duckery, hide and of course the play park. A great time was had by all.