Year 6 enjoyed their Christmas Party!
Year 6 designed and made Christmas stampers using polystyrene tiles, we then created our own Christmas wrapping paper using paint and brown paper to sell at our Christmas fayre.
To work out what profit the school could make we calculated how much each sheet had cost (including paint) and what we would could sell them for.
We also created some hot chocolate reindeer gift packs. These contain hot chocolate power, chocolate drops and marshmallows – everything needed for an amazing hot chocolate drink!
Year 6 were exceptionally lucky to have a visit from craft company who came in to work with the children to decorate ceramic baubles. It was great fun and the children tried extremely hard.
This year the children in year 5 and 6 performed a play called ‘The Stars Are Coming Out For Christmas’. The choir and actors put a lot of effort into learning the lines of the play and the songs. We were very impressed with the children’s efforts and behaviour throughout. We would like to thank any parents or carers who came to watch and support the children, we hope you enjoyed it.
Our Year 3 and 4 children loved performing their Christmas performance to all their parents and carers.
On Thursday 7th December 2017 4 teams from Year 5 took part in the Hoops4health tournament at Temple Park. All the teams played well and two of our teams progressed to the knock out stages. Unfortunately, we were knocked out in the quarter finals. All the children had a fantastic time and represented the school brilliantly.
On 14th November Year 4 were visited by Bob Knox from the electric board. He exposed the children to plugs, sockets and wires and the dangers involved in them. He spoke about substations and staying safe around pylons and high voltage electricity.
To celebrate our book week an author (Mr Anthony Wooten) visited school and worked with each year group in the hall. He told us all about the books the he has written, what inspired him to become an author and how he gets ideas for each of his books. Book club also delivered book cases full of books which the children had the opportunity to buy.
In Biddick Hall Junior School we think that the issue of bullying is an important one in which to educate our pupils. We invited The Take Away Theatre Company into school and they performed a production and workshop called ‘Hope’.
Hope was a drama specially commissioned by The Take Away Theatre Company. Both powerful and entertaining it told the story of three young people whose lives were affected by bullying.
The project explored Emotional and Social Health issues of relationships, decision-making and friendship by promoting good behaviour and respect for others.
The workshop after the performance was attended by the Y5 and Y6 pupils. The actors led a participatory workshop exploring the various issues that arose from the play. Pupils were encouraged to examine the actions of the characters and how they could have made better choices. The workshop consisted of various forum theatre activities which helped the children to identify different forms of bullying and how to combat it.
We thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the workshop and learned a lot from it.
On Wednesday 1st November, 3 squads of 12 children went to Boldon School to take part in a Rugby Tournament. The children played extremely well, developed fantastic team skills and had exemplary sportsmanship. One of our teams – Team B came first in their group, receiving a medal each. The other two teams came second in their groups. A great result!