Weekly Round up
What a week it has been!
We have had children out on trips, celebration events and parental engagement sessions throughout the week and it has been amazing to see how well the children have represented our school in each activity.
Year 2 have been working incredibly hard through their KS1 SATs this week, showing off how much progress they have made and applying their knowledge to their questions – we are very proud of them all.
Reception had a great day at the beach this week – spending time in Saltburn exploring, creating and asking lots of questions to extend their understanding. A big thank you to all the parent helpers who volunteered to come along for the day!
Year 3 headed out on a historical trip to the Dorman Museum to learn more about the Egyptians. They had a fantastic day handling artefacts, investigating the mysteries of the pyramids and learning more about some of the gruesome burial practices the pharaohs used – why not ask the children about what they learnt?
Year 4 parents dropped in to the academy for a Monet inspired art session on Wednesday, and together with the children created some beautiful watercolour paintings, based on the photographs they took at Locke Park. Year 5 also invited in their families to help them with their artwork, and we are excited to share their results soon!
Our Brilliant Club have also been to Newcastle University this week to celebrate the work they have undertaken this year – they have done some amazing work and we think they are great!
One more week until the holidays, we look forward to sharing more news with you soon!
This week it’s the turn of B1R, B2S and B3G to show what they’ve been up to since recently.
For the last couple of weeks, B1R have been learning about our new King, King Charles III, and the royal family.
We read the story The King’s Runaway Crown and enjoyed retelling and reenacting the story.
We also made our own Union Jack bunting, set up afternoon tea parties in our home area and mud kitchen and built Buckingham Palace using wooden blocks.
As part of our coronation celebrations, the children made their own crowns and flags to show off to our parents and carers at the coronation parade.
B2S have been very busy the past few weeks. In English, we have been planting sunflower seeds and writing instructions. Our seeds are now growing and are looking really good.
Also, we have been retelling the story of The Little Red Hen. We have sequenced pictures of the story and started writing it.
This week is Mental Health Week and we have been talking about anxiety and what that means. We looked at ways to help ourselves relax and talked about all the feelings that we may have if we are feeling anxious.
Lastly, in music we have been playing the boom whackers. We have been reading music and playing along.
What a lovely half term. The children have been busy and working hard. From colour to Coronation and back again. Here are some of the highlights we have enjoyed over the last few weeks.
The children really enjoyed attending the Athletics Festival at Middlesbrough Sports Village. The children showed great sportsmanship and skill, trialing out various activities.
RE has been insightful, looking at what colour symbolises in various religions, which led us nicely into Art where our focus has been Monet.
The children have looked closely at how impressionists use light and dark to create an impression of what they see.
Using Monet’s technique of small dashes the children have seen how small details contribute to the bigger picture.
Each week we have an ‘Awesome Attendance’ competition for the class or classes with the highest attendance. The class with the highest attendance will receive a letter and the first class to spell out ‘Awesome’ receives a treat for the whole class.
Which class will be the first to receive that treat?
This weeks winners are………..B1R and B2S
Diary Dates and Reminders
Next weeks choices will be week 3
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As we are all being affected by the cost-of-living crisis, we have a small stock of preloved uniform and coats/jackets that parents can come and purchase, all we are asking for is a donation. This will be open for you to come and have a look on a Tuesday & Thursday between 08.50 – 09.15 and 14.40 – 15.00 via the main office.
You can also get your children’s uniform here.
Lollipops have a preloved rail out on the shop floor with various items on including polo tops, trousers, sweatshirts/cardigans, shoes, plimsolls, summer dresses etc. All items on the rail are free for anyone to take, they just ask for customers to be considerate of others when taking items. There is a box for anyone who would like to make donations which we then add to the rail.
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