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.
Last Thursday 30 Year 1 children went to a Trigolf tournament where they developed their ball control skills. They learnt how to use a golf club effectively to hit the ball and took part in a variety of activities including competitive target practise, a distance competiton for hitting the ball past a certain target and also a ball control assault course. They had a great time!
All Stars cricket visited our school this week to introduce cricket to our younger students. They delivered an assembly introducing their programme and then children received taster sessions which covered skills in bowling, catching and batting.
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.
All KS2 children received a true treat today when theatre company, Artyfacts, visited our school and performed a special WW1 themed play.
This play introduced children to the topic and will be used as a foundation to a special Literacy week for Year 6 next year which is in connection to Remembrance Day and 100 years since the end of the Great War.
Y6 had a very informative morning at the Fire Station this morning when they received micro-workshops to help prevent accidents in their home and social life.
They received workshops from the RNLI, Northern Gas, Fire Safety, School Nurses (Drug and Alcohol Awareness), NEXUS and train safety and staying safe when out and about at night in a dark environment.
The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the morning’s activities.