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!
Engineering club have been meeting every Thursday and working really hard to design and build a working vehicle! In the final session, children got the chance to finish and test their vehicles in three tests: a straight line challenge, a weight challenge and a race! The winners’ vehicle has been kept in school to compete in a finals challenge later in the year. The next group for Engineering club starts on 31st January.
Year 5 had the honour of being the first school children to visit the newly opened St Hilda’s Pit in South Shields. They were shown around by two ex-miners who told them all about life as a miner, and how important the mines were to our town. The class had the opportunity to squeeze into a cage which would have taken miners down to the coal face – more than 300 metres underground! The visit enabled everyone to understand what they had learned in class, and to handle real artefacts.
This Wednesday, Year 4 became the first children EVER to set foot inside South Shields’ brand new 21st Century library, The Word. We couldn’t wait to get back to school and tell everyone about the VIP event.
We looked at the hundreds of brand new books, played with the mechanical Lego, learned about local shipwrecks on the giant ipads and were read stories in the magical 3D StoryWorld. We even saw Harry Potter and Professor Dumbledore!
The library opens to the public this Saturday (22nd October) and we can’t wait to get back there.
Last week we had a very exciting time of nominations, speeches and voting at the ballot boxes. The results came in and all of our new school councillors were very popular choices. They are looking forward to working together and representing the views of all the children at Marine Park Primary School.
This week in class we are thinking about writing a persuasive argument. We have visited the park to consider why it is important to keep dogs under control. In our Big Write lesson we are going to share our ideas to persuade people to keep their dogs on leads so that everyone can enjoy a visit to the park.