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!
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!
Year 5 and 6 visited the Urban Factory in Hebburn.
We did cheerleading, gymnastics and parkour.
Thank you to Kimberley, Stacey and Corey for a fantastic afternoon!
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.
Year 5 had a great time making things for the Christmas market. It was lovely to see so many parents and younger siblings who came to help too. We are sure our reindeer pots will be a hit at the market.
Year 5 had a great time at The Curiosity Cafe in Amble. We spent the day making new friends, learning about local history, playing games from the past and making up new ones.
We had a great morning navigating our way around the park using maps. We worked in teams to complete challenges and find markers.
A fantastic two days was had by all.
We tested space nappies for absorbency!