Year 4 have been reading the ‘Matchbox Diaries’ in English. They have been bringing in precious items and sharing anecdotes from their own lives.
This week Year 4 have been learning about the Jewish New Year celebration of Rosh Hashanah which took place between 29th September and 1st October. To celebrate we had some apples dipped in honey and listened to some Jewish music. We greeted each other with the words, ” Shanah tovah’, which means, ‘Good year.’
First Holy Communion session on Saturday 12th October
In Year 4 the children have been taking part in a selection of activities on the topic of electricity. They played with a remote control car and a ‘Monster Surgery’ game and thought about how the games worked. They made their own circuits and discussed what life would be like without electricity. They even had a go at wiring their own plugs!
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.