We celebrated Childhood Day today and helped raise awareness of the work of the NSPCC by wearing green and looking at the the important work done by the NSPCC to protect children’s rights
On a Friday afternoon Mrs Convery runs a cookery enrichment group.
In these groups pupils learn a number of different skills, some being turn taking, weighing of ingredients, following instructions and communication and listening.
Pupils learn to use different equipment and try to complete the task independently.
This week the group made chocolate crispies.
Today in Hazel class we have been talking about forces and how different forces can move objects.
Today we focused on the push and pull force and experimented using a balloon and cup shooter and marshmallows.
The class had to predict which marshmallow would go the furthest the big marshmallow or the little one.
Some pupils measured the distance using their feet.
Pupils loved watching the marshmallows fly through the air.
Next week we are going to talk about whether or not the experiment was a fair one and what changes we could make.
Great news, we are now officially registered as an eco-school, which is a step forward in empowering our pupils to help the environment. Since we began our paper recycling programme approximately one month ago we have more than doubled our weekly output. The last collection was 8 1/2 bin liners of scrap paper. We have also collected 76 plastic bread bags from breakfast club and these will be going to a specialist recycling centre. Just imagine if every school in County Durham did this every week ? Then if every child from those schools also did this at home ? We would be saving tonnes of waste from land fill and helping them build life long habits for a better future.
Today Hazel class enjoyed singing sea shanties in the sun with the lycra sheet.
Pupils had to work together to make sure they all had the same rhythm to prevent Captain Hook from falling off.
We moved the sheet up and down and left to right before playing a game where we had to make Captain Hook fall over board.
Pupils were all engaged in the activity, joining in with the songs and moving the sheet together.
Well done Hazel class, you demonstrated great turn taking, team work, listening and rhythmic skills.
Hazel class enjoyed a pirate themed day today to introduce the last part of our topic.
We dressed up, listened to sea shanties, explored pirate themed resources and completed some pirate arts and crafts.
We also tried answering some pirate questions and explored our curiosity cube that someone had left treasure in.
We have all had a lovely day!
I hope you have all had a good half term.
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