Archives for the month of May 2017

Year 2 Sports Competition at Thornhill | May 24, 2017

Year 2 Sports Competition at Thornhill
Year 2 Sports Competition at Thornhill.

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:

  • 1st place – Team 10 (2R)
  • 2nd place – Team 12 (2R)
  • 3rd place – Team 6 (2C)

Parent Achievement | May 22, 2017

Sonia with her son and tutors
Sonia with her son and tutors.

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.

Well done Sonia!

Trip to Kirkley Hall | May 20, 2017

Animals of Kirkley Hall
The children stroking a rabbit.

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.

Animals of Kirkley Hall
Capybara of Kirkley Hall.
A Cockatoo talks to the children.

New Wear Crossing Trip | May 19, 2017

The New Wear Crossing
The New Wear Crossing.

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.

The New Wear Crossing
The children at the New Wear Crossing.

Roker Pier Photography Competition 2016 Winner | May 15, 2017

Lucy Wall Roker Pier Photography Competition Winner
Lucy and her winning image and trophy.

The school is pleased to say that one of our children has won a regional photography competition.

Lucy Wall from Year 5 has won the Young Persons Award in the Roker Pier Photography Competition 2016. The category was for photographs taken by young people aged 16 and under.

Lucy Wall Roker Pier Photography Competition Winner
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.

Lucy Wall Roker Pier Photography Competition Winner
Montage of Lucy’s achievement.

Well done Lucy!

Key Stage 1 Agility Games | May 11, 2017

KS1 Agility Games
Key Stage 1 children at the Agility Games.

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.

Year 6 Rugby League Tournament | May 2, 2017

Year 6 Rugby League Team
The Year 6 Rugby League Team.

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.