On Tuesday 23rd May, year 1 and 2 went to Thornhill School to take part in a range of sport activities. Pupils from Thornhill and sports leaders from Barnes Junior School looked after the groups at each activity and timed the groups or kept scores. The children worked in teams of 8-10 children and aimed to score the most points. The results were Mrs Robson’s teams taking first and second and Miss Cherrett’s team coming in last:
One of the parents of Shabad in 2C, Sonia has been attending different courses through Sunderland College. While attending her ICT class she recently entered a Competition ran by the college to produce a poster about happiness. She was picked in first place over all entrants and received a gift voucher for her achievement, presented by the colleges Vice Principle Judith Quinn.
She also has passed her ICT, English and Maths courses with the help of her tutors Judith Vasey and Zoe Hepplewhite.
On Friday 19th May, year 2 went on a trip to Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens in Northumberland. Although it rained for most of the day the children still had a brilliant time looking at lots of different animals and even getting to hold a guinea pig and stroke a rabbit.
As part of the research and understanding of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), Year 5 wanted to find out about the jobs that are available around our local area. They were one of the first local school groups to visit the site of the New Wear Crossing, which is due to be complete in Spring 2018. While their they were given a lot of amazing facts about what it takes to complete an amazing piece of art, such as the bridge.
The children used the viewing deck to see how th work on the bridge was taking shape and saw a range of STEM workers undertaking their daily activities. The were told about the importance of the new bridge and how it is set to bring in millions in revenue to the local area.
Lucy’s photograph that won her the Young Persons Award.
The judges commented that “Lucy, aged 9, captures the mouth of the river perfectly with the uncommon sight of a sailboat in the harbour. As a regular visitor to Roker Park, Lucy has titled her image ‘Spottee’s Ship at Roker Pier”.
Lucy was presented with a framed copy of her wonderful photograph as well as a trophy made out of original oak flooring, salvaged from the lighthouse during its recent restoration.
Ten children from KS1 went to Silksworth to take part in the Agility Games. They developed skills in running, jumping, throwing, dribbling, balancing and teamwork. They had a great day and on returning to school showed off their new skills to their friends and teachers.
Ten children from year 6 represented the school in the Sunderland Rugby League competition. They played 4 games in the group matches, won 3 and drew one, meaning they won the group and progressed to the semi finals. In the semi final they won 4-1 and reached the final. In a close game they just missed out on winning the tournament but finished as fantastic runners up. Really well done.