Year 1 and 2 enjoyed their first hot chocolate club tonight. The children really enjoyed sharing stories with a grown up and drinking delicious hot chocolate.
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.
On Wednesday afternoon, Year 1 and 2 got the chance to be Systems Engineers! We learned all about what kind of job this is, and what a Systems Engineer does. We then had to work together in teams to build a marble run, just like real engineers! Our challenge was to keep the marble rolling for as long as possible, linking pieces together, testing and changing to make the best, longest marble run. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
Year 1 and 2 visited the Discovery Museum in Newcastle to learn all about toys through history. We searched the exhibits and found old toys, and listened to a story about a toy museum. We even looked at old toys. Some of them were over 100 years old! We made a thaumatrope toy too. A picture is on each side of the card, and when you spin it, the pictures blend together. We had a great time!
We were very lucky when some students came from Sunderland University to teach us all about science! We took part in 5 different activities: a snowstorm in a bottle; making snow from nappies; making snowmen fly with static; creating musical instruments from paper plates, straws and cups; and protecting an egg to stop it from cracking. We loved it, it was great fun and we learned lots.
Reception, Nursery and Year 1 and 2 were very lucky, and some birds of prey came to visit our school! There was a Barn Owl, a Harris Hawk and a Falcon. We learned lots of bird facts, and were lucky enough to see the hawk fly!