Dear Parents of Year 5 and Year 6,
There will be an e-safety workshop which will be held on Wednesday 12th December from 3.30 until 4.30pm.
Please see attached…
Dear KS2 Parents,
This year, there will be two Carol by Candlelight services. For years 5 and 6, they will be held on Tuesday 18th December and for years 3 and 4, they will be held on Thursday 20th December.
Please see attached for details…
Year Two have been very busy at IT club this week. The children decided they would like to explore an app called ‘Quiver’. To begin with, the children coloured in an image downloaded from http://www.quivervision.com/coloring-packs/ Once they had completed their colouring, the children launced the Quiver app and had so much fun bringing their picture to life. They were so excited and wanted to do a second one! The app is free and called ‘Quiver’ if any children did want to have a little play at home.
This week, we started our non-fiction unit in Year Two! As Brian sent us a special message from Iceland asking for our support on ‘How to survive a Winter storm’, we spent some time thinking about new vocabulary which we didn’t understand YET. The children thought about lots of new words, such as, ‘avalanche, hypothermia’, frostbite’. The children all had lots of fun using iPads to search for definitions on the Oxford English Dictionary app. They were fantastic and worked so well as a team!
In Year Three we have been thinking carefully about the affect our words can have and how we can make others feel special by being kind. We listened to the chosen reading which taught us to always show love and compassion to one another. We then began to discuss how this would look in a modern society. The children shared some extremely thoughtful ideas. We then moved onto discussing the effect our words can have on an individual. As a visual example of the implications of hurtful comments, we looked at an apple. We discussed how an apple might look healthy on the outside but that we cannot see what lies under the surface. Miss Carabine then demonstrated how mean comments can make someone feel really hurt, by repeatedly dropping the apple to the ground emphasising each time that each drop represents a hurtful or mean comment. Eventually the apple broke apart and we discussed how this resembles a person’s feelings. The apple also turned brown inside whilst still maintaining its normal outer colour and we then discussed how someone may look perfectly normal on the outside but be hurting on the inside. In response to this we each thought about one positive attribute that we admire about our partners and recorded this on a heart. We then shared these and discussed how happy you feel when someone uses their words to make you feel special. We decided that this week we would all make a huge effort to make others feel special and discussed practical ways we could do this.
This week in Year Two, we were sent a message from Brian who lives in Iceland. He went to explore a glacier and realised he had left his instructions at home for how to stay safe in the cold weather. He set us a task to write instructions to explain how to survive the freezing weather!
Last week, Year two attended a Mini-Tennis Festival at Temple Park. The children all got onto the coach and went into Temple Park ready to participate in a range of activities to show off their tennis skills. The activities involved, throwing a ball, catching balls, hitting them with a racket and working well as a team. The children were a credit to our school and had so much fun!
Today, some of our school council children visited the ‘Shoe box Appeal’ warehouse, in Jarrow. It gave them the chance to see first hand the work of the fabulous volunteers who work for the Samaritan’s Purse.