We've All Moved Up
It may be cold with downpours this week, yet it is that time in the Summer term when we all move up into our new classes. There was great excitement this morning as children moved classes with their trays in hand to begin working with their new teachers. The children in Year 6 who are going to Monkwearmouth are experiencing their new school for a whole week so the other children in Year 6 children are enjoying some down time, working with Mrs Cruddas in Year 2.
Year 3 Present A Superb Assembly.
Thank you to Year 3 who taught us all amazing geographical facts during their very entertaining class assembly. Every person in the class spoke with confidence and their rendition of the Status Quo song had us rocking in the aisles. Thank you Miss Seel.
Year 4 Weekend at Derwent Hill
The question is......what does it take to wake Jamie up?
On Friday a large group of Year 4 children left school by coach with Mrs Smith and Mr. Howe for an adventurous weekend away at Derwent Hill. You can see some photographs in the Year 4 gallery. Children really challenged themselves to overcome fears and difficulties with heights, water etc to have a very successful weekend. That is apart from the faulty fire alarm that rang several times during the night on Saturday. Exhausted after the day's activities, it was almost impossible to wake children up with staff having to carry some and others refusing to leave the warmth of their bed. All's well that ends well with a full day of activity on Sunday. A few early nights are definitely needed this week!
Podium Position for our Athletes
Last Tuesday a group of elite athletes from Years 3 and 4 took part in the city's Quad Kids Athletics meet. Each member of our team performed fantastically well to achieve a team third place. This week sees the athletic Olympics at Monkwearmouth so fingers crossed for a dry day!
Today we have been asked to learn three songs by Revd Child to perform on 3rd July as part of St. Peters' celebrations. Distinguished guests will be in the congregation so Mr. Dawson will be working hard on Mondays and Fridays for the next 10 days. Not much time to perfect them but I am certain choir and Drama Club will shine as always.
The new tablets have arrived so teachers will be trained in their use and care next Wednesday. After that, classes will have access to them to support their work. Miss Brunton had a trial session with her class resulting in the internet crashing. let's hope it's a coincidence rather than a technical glitch.
New Curriculum Topics
We are continuing our work on the new topics for the next two years so information will be uploaded about next term's learning very soon. It's a long, arduous but fascinating task and I am thoroughly enjoying my own learning as I investigate different approaches to the various themes.