The Year 1 children leave school to start their walk.
Year 1 went for a walk around the local area to look for lots of things to learn about like different types of buildings, the materials they are made from, seasonal changes and plants. They stopped off at St. Gabriel’s Church to have a look inside and learn lots about the features of a Christian church.
In amongst all of that there was even time for a quick play in Barnes Park. They had a great morning out.
In the morning the school was visited by Northumbria Police who did a special assembly on the danger that can confront children while using the internet and the things they can do to stay safe online.
Two members of Northumbria Police who did an assembly on internet safety.
In the afternoon all individual classrooms watched videos and did classroom exercises in order to help with awareness of potential problems they may encounter online. Each year group had exercises tailored to their age. Topics covered included such things as sharing media including photographs and videos online, playing games and online games with friends, social media and online chat facilities, and online addiction.
A classroom discussion about sharing photos online.
The children watch a video about the potential dangers on online gaming and internet addiction.
On Monday the schools held a Craft Afternoon for both children and parents. The fun filled afternoon allowed parents to spend time wither their children and families while taking part in craft activities organised by the school. Everyone took part in various craft activites including decorating a paper mache tree and we also had Rosebud Ceramics offering a workshop where children and parents could glaze either a Christmas decoration or mug.
A great afternoon all round. Below are some photos from the event:
The children wore a variety of outfits to raise money including their own clothes, spotty and Pudsey clothes. They also baked and sold cakes, bought toys, had a name the bear competition…and lots more!!
The theme was the Olympics with Rio 2016 close approaching. It was fun all round as each performed group sports activities such as hurdles and a sack race. They finished with a relay and then where treated to a staff relay race.
The children getting ready to practice the Green Cross Code.
Year One have been learning about crossing the road safely. Lorraine from Walkwise came to our school do talk to the children about the rules for crossing the road safely. The children then went out to practice everything the’d just been taught. In particular they practiced the Green Cross Code, to STOP, LOOK and LISTEN.
Last week the children learnt all about St George’s Day, the Queen and British Values. We finished this special week with a 90th birthday party for the Queen. All of the children made an English flag and were given party food which they ate out on the school field. After this the children played traditional British games such as duck duck goose, cricket and hopscotch. Everyone had an amazing afternoon – one that would have made the Queen proud!
The children having a picnic on the school field.
The Children Celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday.