Year 5 and 6 delivered a spectacular performance of Gabriel’s Big Break this year. the singing, acting and narrating was amazing, the children shone like stars !
This week our pupils attended the 10th annual South Tyneside FAB (Friends Against Bullying) awards and we won !
The children spoke about going to farm school and working with Shadow our pet therapy dog and looking after our school chickens ! We wanted to bring a chicken to the awards but we were not allowed !!
Our children were amazing, acting as great ambassadors for our school.
Our newly elected school council from Valley View and Hedworthfield were welcomed by the Deputy Mayor for a tour of the Town Hall in South Shields this week.
The children learned about the history of the Town Hall, they created their own school crest, they participated in a very challenging question time and took a vote on whether to ban homework or not !
It was a great visit, our school council were amazing ambassadors for our schools.
Thank you so much to the Town Hall staff, Deputy Mayor and Councillors who made us feel so welcome.
Our Year 5 children started their farm school experience this week. They made a journey stick as they familiarised ourselves with the farm surroundings, meeting and feeding some very interesting animals on the way !
We had a visit from the Dog Trust today, The children learned about how dogs have feelings and how we would approach a dog to keep us safe and not to distress the dog.
Year 5 and 6 have made a wonderful start to maths this year: we have been thoroughly enjoying revising our understanding of place value. We have used number discs and diagrams to practise partitioning numbers in lots of different ways. We have also been outside finding number bonds to 10,000 and 1 million in the sunshine. We can now find our ‘number partner’ in 2 mins 47 seconds! Maths is so much fun!
Parents and Carers joined their children for an afternoon helping bees, butterflies and other insects. Everyone planted wildflowers to help the school grounds for nature, they then made a recycled butterfly feeder, plant pot and hanging basket full of butterfly friendly flowers to take home.
Thank you to everyone who took part and to West Boldon Lodge for working with us.
Look at our baby chicks hatching !
The children are learning all about plants in gardening club. They have been working very hard planting flowers around the school grounds and sowing seeds in the Hedworthfield vegetable plot.
We are very proud to share pictures of PC Talbut presenting one of our pupils with a well deserved Citizenship Award for his participation in the Eco Bricks project under way in school.