All children took part in a free Easter Egg Raffle. There were lots of happy winners!
We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 4th March. As part of this day the children took part in many different activities linked to books. Year threes activities were mainly focused around a book called ‘Dirty Beasts’ by Roald Dahl, year fours tasks were based around a book from a series, ‘You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum!’ by Andy Stanton’, year 5 completed tasks that linked to a book called ‘Wolf Brother’ by Michelle Paver’ and year sixes work focused on a story called ‘Malala’s Magic pencil’. We also listened to a virtual reading from an author called Stuart Reid. Many of us dressed up as book characters in school and at home.
Today Year 6 are taking part in an online quiz organised by ICT in Schools, South Tyneside. They will be pitting their wits against other schools in South Tyneside to see who knows more about keeping safe online. This year the theme for the day is about reliability, can we trust everything we see in the online world? Their skills will be tested to see if they can spot fake news stories and photographs.
If you would like to know more about Safer Internet Day, go to their website https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2021 And for more information about keeping your family safe online, check out these videos made by the ICT in Schools team.
Here is some advice from leading e safety experts on how to support your family.
Fitness factor challenges for the 6th and 7th February were to challenge someone with how many times you can throw a ball up, clap once and catch it in 60 seconds and also to make up a new game. Here, Sophie and her sister are playing a ‘the floor is lava obstacle course game’ they developed.
As part of Children’s Mental Health week, we expressed ourselves in a variety of ways. We thought about how ‘amazing’ we all are and, after completing some sentences, we decorated the word. After reading the story of ‘Beautiful Oops’, we discussed how mistakes are a good thing as they help us learn. We changed an ‘oops’ into something beautiful. We also thought about how emotions could be represented on masks and faces. We had a great week exploring how to express ourselves!
As part of our work in Children’s Mental Health week, we thought about doodling ‘Zen patterns’ and how this form of expression could help us with our emotions. We found it really relaxing, listening to some classical music whilst doodling.
When we had finished our doodles, we chose two of them which we liked the best and used printing ink and polystyrene tiles to print an alternating pattern. It was great fun and we were really proud of our work!
Fitness challenges this weekend were to challenge a classmate or family member to throw beanbags into a hoop or to try the challenge with rolled up socks into a laundry basket. On Sunday, you could create a fun dance to your favourite song. Sophie and Penny had fun doing both activities.
In our history lesson this week, we learned about the Blitz. Children were set the challenge of producing a picture which depicted the Blitz using whatever mediums were available. Just like the children at school, our children who are working at home produced some lovely art work.
Next week we are going to be taking part in Children’s Mental Health Week, organised by Place2Be. The theme of the week is ‘EXPRESS YOURSELF.’ We are going to achieve this through finding creative ways to share feelings, thoughts or ideas, through things like art, writing, music , dance and doing things that make you feel good.
We will be doing loads of activities at school and those working remotely at home will be asked to join in. Keep checking your Google Classroom to see what is going on in your class.