Year Five began their new Geography topic on Economics and Trading this week. To get the children thinking about this new topic, we played the fair trade game. The children were given specific roles (either a tea farmer or buyer) and had to trade with the other role. They quickly realised that trading isn’t always fair which is great as we will be exploring these issues within our next couple of lessons. The children LOVED this activity and can’t wait to learn more! Well done Year Five.
Dear Year 6 Parents,
Please find attached the details for the opportunity to meet the Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher of St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy.
Today Year 5 were investigating the role of pulleys, levers and gears in our world. They were very interested to look at the different objects that use these mechanisms including bikes, drills, clocks, toilets and window blinds. Each group worked as a table to create an eye catching poster showing how each mechanism works.Team captains led their groups with confidence and as a result there was lots of learning and lots of fun.
For our Community School involvement project, Year 5 decided they would like to support a local charity called Hebburn Helps. Our children and their families have been extremely generous and an overwhelming amount of tins were brought into school so they could be passed on. I know the charity were very grateful to us and once again we are very proud of our children. Thank you to everyone who supported this.