Year 3 visited The Dunes on Friday for their end of year trip and all of the children behaved brilliantly and had an amazing time. They all waited patiently for their turn and encouraged each other to do well. There was lots of skilled bowling and there were lots of ‘strikes’. Fantastic! We ended our visit to The Dunes with lots of juice and tasty meals before heading over to the park to end a perfect day with some fun on the swings and climbing frames.
Today the children in Year 3 were joined by Dean from South Tyneside Council to help them with their litter picking project as part of our work for Community Involvement Week but also as part of the ‘Big Great Britain Clean Up’. The children were armed with litter pickers and plastic sacks and started by searching the school playground for rubbish. We then ventured outside of the school gates and the children collected litter that people had thoughtlessly thrown on the ground nearby. They found plastic bottles, drink cans and crisp packets galore but Hebburn is now a lot cleaner and this is all thanks to our fantastic Year 3 children who care about their local environment. We think that they could teach people a thing or two about respecting the place where you live and how to keep it nice and clean for everyone to enjoy. Thank you, children!
Due to the change in weather on Monday, the after school Gardening Club was held inside. The children looked closely at different plants and made observational drawings. They also tasted one of our homegrown cucumbers!
There will be an initial interest meeting for Year 3 parents of children who wish to make their First Reconciliation and Holy Communion next year. The meeting will take place on Thursday 11th July at 6pm in the Junior School hall. We will give an overview of the programme and there will be a chance to ask questions and fill in the registration form. Children must be baptised as a Catholic in order to join the programme.
Last night, the children helped to make our large den area. Everyone worked together as a team! The children were also shown how to light a fire using a flint and steel. We will be making a big fire towards the end of the sessions when we will all remember everything about fire safety. Well done everyone.
Tonight some of our juniors came to the secret garden for our first after school gardening club. We started by moving the old den area to make way for our big build. We have been collecting bike wheels to create our new den. All of the children were very involved in connecting it all together. Fantastic team work everyone! We are going to complete the den next week. At the end of our session we looked after the plants in our greenhouse . We also re-potted our tomato plants.
A huge thank you to St Aloysius Enterprise Group who provided us with penny whistles to enable our group to begin. We were very grateful and started tonight looking at how to hold the whistle, different notes and we began to tackle Twinkle Twinkle. Watch this space as we are aiming for Britain s Got Talent next year!