In this weeks Friday Flyer we’ve got news about the children visiting Beamish and Whitehouse Farm, information about our new terms dates for 2022/23, details of a new governor appointment, and much more. Happy reading!
We are working with members of the community on plans for a Community Summer Fair which will take place in our school grounds on Saturday 16th July between 11am and 3pm. Please save this date in your diaries for now and we’ll tell you more in the next few weeks… All welcome!
The boys football team.
Football. A team of boys represented the school in a football festival at the Sunderland Beacon of Light this week. They performed very well, scoring some great goals and showing determination. Well done all! Special mentions to Arafaat for being selected as the player who showed the best attitude from all the schools taking part and to Lucas, who was identified as a player with talent and was invited to attend the Foundation of Light’s development programme.
Cricket. Some of Year 4 took part in a cricket festival at Eppleton Cricket Club this week, developing their skills in bowling, batting and fielding. They focused on technique and also learned about the role of wicket keeper. It was a great morning during which we spotted some cricket talent for next year’s tournaments. Who knows, we may well have the next Ben Stokes in the making!
The year 4 children at the cricket festival.
Quadkids. Well done to the Year 5/6 Quadkids Athletics Team who finished 6th out of 19 schools in this week’s competition. They completed in: long jump, howler throw, 75m sprint and a 600m run. Huge well done to Mehreen, who was the overall girls winner from 76 girls in the long jump competition!
The Year 5/6 Athletics Team.
A group of 35 year 5 and 6 children have just returned from a fantastic week at Derwent Hill in the beautiful English Lake District
The children on top of Barrow in the Lake District.
The children had an action packed week with some great outdoor activities including: canoeing, mountain walking, gorge walking and of course the infamous “big swing.” Because the children were completing their John Muir award, they also had the opportunity to visit Blackwood Farm and meet the award-winning farmer, Paul Barnes . This session allowed the children to see what Paul is doing to improve biodiversity and they got involved in a number of conservation tasks to learn about the importance of respecting the natural environment.
The children getting ready to go out onto the lake.
It was great to see how our children have pushed themselves to achieve some great things during their visit and have made memories that will stay with them for a long time to come. All children have returned with a new set of skills in confidence, teamwork, communication and a healthy respect for their wider environment.
You can view our Google Photos Album to see loads of photos and videos taken from the week.
Derwent Hill is open to children in year 6 each year and letters will be going out for our June 2023 visit in early September. Any remaining places will then be open to year 5 children.
In this weeks Friday Flyer you can read about the children’s visit to Derwent Hill in the Lake District, some amazing artwork we made for the Queens Jubilee, a parent online safety update, and much more. Happy reading!
World Environment Day on 5 June is the biggest international day for the environment . Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and held annually since 1973, the event has grown to be the largest global platform for environmental outreach, with millions of people from across the world engaging to protect the planet
We have #OnlyOneEarth (World Environment Day 2022)
Each year, World Environment Day is hosted by a different country where the official celebrations take place. The host country for 2022 is Sweden.
Share your events and actions by taking part in #OnlyOneEarth and #WorldEnvironmentDay on social media
The children wearing crowns they had made.
Throughout the week we’ve been celebrating the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee. The staff and the children have been getting involved in all sorts of activities in preparation for a picnic we had planned. This included making bunting, crowns and decorating two large portraits of the Queen drawn by Miss Howard.
Mr Williams was also going round school to sit down with some of the children who answered questions about our Queen.
As part of the school’s jubilee celebrations, some of our children sat down and answered questions about our Queen.
Unfortunately, due to the British rain, the picnic with the parents could not go ahead but we did manage to find a break in the rain so the children could go out and sing the songs they had prepared, which represented different decades.
The children performing their songs.
It was great for everyone to be together outside and as it was something we hadn’t been able to do for a long time it felt extra special.
You can see some of the videos and photos from the day in our Queens Jubilee Album
In this weeks Friday Flyer you can read about our upcoming Queens Jubilee Celebrations, a visit from The History Bloke and Zoolab, trips the children have been on and sporting events they’ve taken part in, and much more. Happy reading!