The High 5 netball team were victorious in School Games Finals, which means they are South Tyneside champions and will go onto represent their borough in the North East High 5 Final at The Beacon of Light, Sunderland on the 28th March.
Five Year 5 children were given an exciting opportunity to take part in a workshop at The Word which was a follow up of the Match Day Experience from the South Shields vs Bamber Bridge football game. They watched highlights from the match, practised using their word processing skills to write it up then filmed their report! Children read from autocues while standing in front of green screens to give the impression of real match commentary. They were then shown how footage can be edited with music and special effects. What a great experience!
Year 4 had a fantastic day learning all about Viking life to enhance their history topic. They dressed as fierce Vikings, sampled the food that they would have eaten and made butter and clay pots. They also got to hold real (but blunt) weapons, wrote in runes and tried Viking weaving. What a fantastic day!
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.
On Tuesday 7th January as part of the programme we are participating in with the Newcastle Eagles, our Year 5 children were joined by members of the team. The professional players delivered a roadshow within the school aimed at teaching the value of a healthy lifestyle incorporating short seminars, practical sessions and fun games. The children thoroughly enjoyed their day with these ‘giants’ of their game.
The junior children acted as ‘detectives’ to guess the jobs of several professionals who came in to school. The visitors (a nurse, doctor, electrician and firefighter) then gave overviews of their jobs. They told the children that they can do anything they put their minds to as long as they work hard and try their best! A very inspiring assembly!
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