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Year 5 visited the Gurdwara in South Shields as part of their R.E. topic on Sikhism. They were made very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed their visit. The children highly recommend everyone to visit.
Our Mini Police visited the Seaman’s Mission to take part in a Remembrance Parade. Don’t they look amazing in their Mini Police uniform.
Year 5 were invited by Creative Seed to make flags which will be part of the Custom House’s 25th Anniversary. The children designed their music themed flags and then created them using silk and silk paints. It was fun and very messy! Look out for them when the celebrations begin!
Year 2 have been working with dance teacher Charlotte Rowe form Lumsdale Theatre Arts. They have been learning a new dance style each week – Hip Hop, Line Dancing, Jazz, Lyrical and Creative. A selection of children were chosen to take part in the South Tyneside Dance Festival. They performed a dance created by Charlotte to the music “One step Closer” by S Club Juniors. It was the first time the children had performed at the Customs House, on stage, in front of a live audience and they were fantastic. Everyone at Marine Park is so proud of them. Well done Team Marine!
Jayden was chosen as Dance Captain. He had the very important job of keeping everyone in time and remembering all the steps.
As part of their “Geography of Food” topic, Year 5 were invited to Morrisons to find out about how far food travels before it arrives on the shelves. This is known as “Food Miles”. Ian showed the children around the store and told them how important it is to make it clear to customers where the fresh food has come from. They discovered that some fruit and vegetables were imported from as far away as Kenya, Israel and South Africa. The class collected some items in a basket and Sebi and Zahra scanned the items through the till! Billy and Sian were also shown how to make a pizza (which the children took back to school to eat). The staff made Year 5 feel very welcome and it was the ideal way to finish off their geography topic.
Year 5 had the exciting opportunity to meet Michael Rosen this week. Michael, who was visiting The Word, told the children lots of interesting stories and recited some of his well-known poems. Events like this are incredibly beneficial for the children and helps to inspire them to find their own inner poet!
We are celebrating World Book Week! Come in and choose a book for £1!