School Council would like to share with everyone a short summary of the work they have undertaken this year:
Year 4 enjoyed their Ancient Greek Day celebrations. During the morning we tried some Greek foods including feta, honey, yogurt and olive oil. The afternoon was spent participating in the Olympic Games with games which included discus, sprinting and chariot racing (unfortunately not with real horses!).
On Monday Mrs Allan’s class were visited by Durham University’s History Outreach officer. John brought objects from our past with him for the children to handle and they enjoyed being ‘Museum Detectives’. They then compared two maps of the local area to see how it had changed from 1889 to 1938. The children rose to the challenge and had a fantastic afternoon.
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.