Year 2 went on a trip to the National Glass Centre. The children learnt about the materials the Glass Centre building was made from and compared this to the materials St Peter’s Church was made from. Later they designed and made their own winter glass painting and then watched a demonstration of a glass snowman being made. A fantastic days for everyone involved!
Year 2 have been learning about the seaside and so went to Seaham to spot some features of the coastline.
Unfortunately it rained all day and they didn’t get to play in the sand! They did see Tommy (the sculpture) and sketched pictures of him. Tommy is a statue of a First World War soldier by artist Ray Longsdale. It is officially named 1101 (or Eleven-O-One), referring to the first minute of peace as the armistice came into force at 11am on 11 November 1918.
The children also visited Lickety Split and learnt about the history of ice-cream and how ice-cream is made while having a tour of the shop and looking at all of the huge machines they use to make their many different flavours of ice-cream.
Blue bubblegum was a popular choice for an ice-cream at the end of our workshop.
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:
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.
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!!
While there they performed some fun experiments to learn more about the properties and uses of glass. They also made some fantastic art work using glass and designed and made their own winter glass tile.
The trip ended with a fantastic glass blowing demonstration.