Class 7 have thoroughly enjoyed their trip to The Word in South Shields, dressed in World Book Day costumes. They certainly looked the part when they acted and read out their own poems in front of the camera. The children loved the Green Screen Room and enjoyed watching the finished product at the end of the day. When they weren’t acting, the children used a computer software called Lego Wedo. For this, they followed on-computer instructions to build a Lego model in pairs. They then had to code the model so that it would actually move. The activity really gave the children an opportunity to develop their problem solving skills as, if their model did not work, they had to debug the problem and work out why it did not move. Class 7 were extremely well behaved and enthusiastic during our visit. They really did our school proud.
Year 3/4 attended a workshop about historical religious figures from the Bible at Boldon Methodist Church.
Miss Swales invited Len from Bible Comes Alive back to our school on Monday to present Year 3 /4 with some prizes for their hard work. Each child was awarded a colourful bag during a special assembly.Well done Year 3/4!
Len finished the special assembly with a fun song that ALL of the children love to sing with actions.
Year 3/4 had a fantastic time at the Independent Methodist Church in Boldon with the ‘Bible Comes Alive.’ They listened to Bible stories told by people from the stories; they enjoyed some juice and biscuits and then they took part in a quiz to see what they had learnt. The children loved singing a song with lots of actions before heading back to school. Bible Comes Alive will be visiting school in the new year to tell us who got full marks in the quiz. We are very proud of all of our children, their behaviour was impeccable during the visit and they listened intently and carefully at all times
Over the past few weeks, Year 3/4 have been completing sessions all about road safety. Each week, some people come to teach us how to cross the road safely, which way to look and how to spot zebra and pelican crossings. The children are taken outside in small groups to put their skills into practise. They have learnt all about ‘Stop, Look and Listen.
Every Friday afternoon, Class 7 and Class 8 have Rugby lessons with John. The children always put in one hundred percent effort in all they do, whatever the weather. They always listen carefully to instructions and they have really practised their skills and grown in confidence with the game. The children particularly enjoy a game of Bull Dog using the tag belts to practise dodging and running skills.
Class 7 have been learning about forces and how magnets work in Science. First, we learnt all about friction and decided which surfaces would give lots of friction and those which only provide a small amount. Then, we investigated which materials are magnetic and which are non-magnetic by testing various items in the classroom. We also found out how magnets can repel each other and we found out how many paper clips a magnet could hold. Finally, the children put their theory into practise by designing and creating their own magnet games using magnets, magnetic balls and other chosen materials. We had football games, mazes and racing tracks! The children enjoyed working in pairs to test their games out and they thought about how they could make them even better. Well done Class 7!