The success of Canny Friday continues as our School Council led project has received national recognition. The project, which involved the collection of 1213 cans for the South Tyneside Food Bank, has received a ‘highly commended’ rating in the national Speaker’s School Council Awards 2017. Well done to all of our School Council members who worked so hard to make such a difference to our local community.
The whole school have participated in Art workshops with local artist Zoe Emma Scott.
Zoe inspired the children by sharing pieces of her artwork and explaining ways in which they can make their work their own.
All children were set the challenge to illustrate their idea of a happy day. The artwork the children produced throughout the school was fantastic!
After much deliberation Zoe chose some final pieces to receive an art award and one lucky person had their art work printed! The children who received the art awards are as follows:
Year 1-Maizie R
Year 2-Lily D
Year 3-Andrew A
Year 4-Maisie S
Year 5-Daniel R
Year 6-Kaitlyn E
Excited by the delivery of our Buddy Bus Stops, School Council members met to discuss how these might best be used to help children feeling lonely in the yard. Council members explained that it will be important to have thoughtful children playing close to the bus stops if those feeling lost are to receive the help that they need. Could you be one of these helpful children, or Buddies, that the School Council are looking for?
Skipping ropes will be available throughout the rest of the school year. If you would like to purchase one, please send £4.50 in a named envelope to your child’s class teacher. The skipping ropes will then be distributed on a Friday.
Please indicate if your child will need a Key Stage 1 rope or a Key Stage 2 rope (the latter are slightly longer).
Wow! We received 234 cans for this week’s ‘Canny Friday’, bringing the total number of donations received to an amazing 1213! The South Tyneside Food Bank are looking forward to collecting their cans, which will make such a difference to the lives of so many local people.
Y3R have been busy putting their column addition skills to use this week. Led by School Council member Sadie, the children collected all of the cans received as part of ‘Canny Friday’. Having counted the cans collected from each class, the children then worked together to find the total using column addition. They found that, last week, we managed to collect 234 cans for the South Tyneside Food Bank, bringing our total to an amazing 1013!
The children also used their knowledge of previous weeks to estimate the number of cans and dried foods that they expected to receive as part of our final ‘Canny Friday’ this week. They were excited to explain their reasoning. What would your estimate be?
This term we have been learning all about People who help us. As part of our topic we have been visited by The Fire Service, The Police Service and The Ambulance service. We found out how these people do their job, what special uniforms they wear and the different transport they use.
The children loved meeting people from our community who help us and have been thinking about what they will do when they grow up!
A big thank you to all of our visitors from everyone in YRM.
To conclude our ‘People who help us’ topic we have been learning about Firefighters and how they help us within the community.
The children know so much about firefighters they have even written their own information booklets about them.
Yesterday, they were shocked to see the firefighters from the South Tyneside Fire Brigade at our school.
The children enjoyed seeing the equipment in the fire engine and looking at their uniform. They even had the opportunity to sit inside the fire engine with their friends.