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.
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 6 started Farm School this week. They were introduced to all of the animals including Sausage and Bacon two enormous pigs !
The children loved this experience and are hoping to persuade Mrs Jeynes to enrol some animals into our school !
Watch this space !!!
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.
This term year 5 and 6 have been learning about fossils, evolution and inheritance. We investigated our own fossils including a plesiosaur’s vertebrae and a mammoth’s molar. After observing, we began to hypothesise about the lives of these pants and animals. We also had a fascinating trip to the Hancock museum where we learned all about how animals adapt to their environment.We loved looking at the skulls and thinking about what they tell us about human evolution.