Basketball Team -the Sunderland Hoops for Health Champions
Well it was an exciting on Friday, watching our fantastic Y5 team triumph in the Sunderland Hoops for Health final. Our first match in the semis was a tough match against Farringdon Primary. We left it late, but eventually won 4-0. Having watched the first half of the main match in which Newcastle played Cheshire, the moment came as we walked out to take on St Cuthbert's RC Primary. The children worked really hard, particularly in defence, winning 4-0 and lifting the trophy for the second year running.
The children received marvellous support from a while section of parents and family, who were rightly proud of their achievements. Among them were Mr Smith and Mrs Houston, leading the cheerleading from the stands.
Thank you to the Newcastle Eagles, but particularly Mr. Ashton for his enthusiasm and giving up his own time to train the team on many lunchtime and after school training. Next stop, North East finals.
Focus on Reading
As reading is the key to unlock all learning, we are continuing on our journey to becoming a real reading school. Staff are maximising every possible minute so that we are able to hear more children read during the school day. Story telling is a key part of our assemblies and our classroom routines. You may see our signatures in the margins of that day's Reading Journal-it means that a member of staff or trained volunteer has listened to your child read. We've set ourselves a real challenge but there's not a more important skill for children to acquire so that every possible opportunity is available for them as they move through education into the workplace. It is vital that children understand the words they reading so exploring the language of the text is crucial even if reading is fluent. Your support in this can make a huge difference.
Busy PE week
It's a busy sporting week - as ever - at Seaburn Dene, with gymnastics with former Team GB Sports Acrobatics athlete and gym coach Dannie Hailstone and DanceCity's Paul Allen, who is delivering breakdancing and street dance in lower key stage two. Our football team are in five-a-side action on Friday at Goals for the McCauliffe Trophy - which we won in 2018. There is of course, swimming for Yr 5 at the Aquatic Centre on Thursday. As a result of this activity - it is essential PE kits remain in school and are named.