Year 4 were very excited to take part in an assembly with MP for South Shields, Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck. Mrs Lewell-Buck told us about her job as a member of parliament and explained why she loves representing South Shields. The children asked some fantastic questions about her work and offered suggestions about ways to improve South Shields, including having more recycle bins around the town.
Last week, Year 2 visited St Lawrence’s Church to learn about baptism and how Christians welcome people into their faith. Thank you so much to Sharon and Adam for hosting.
Today we all planted a sunflower to celebrate being different and unique.
Our sunflowers just like us will all be different and special.
We are excited to watch them grow.
We had a great time celebrating the King’s Coronation. Check out our super day! We even had a royal lunch!
Today we celebrated the coronation of King Charles. Across the school the children have been finding out about King Charles and the history of coronations. We came to school dressed in red, white and blue then had our own coronation party!
Year Three student council members had the opportunity to visit the town hall. We learned about democracy and sat in on an election hustings where candidates tried to convince us to vote for them. We discussed the impact our votes would have on the local community- for example one candidate said they would listen to all constituents and advocate for them. One candidate wanted to build a new swimming pool! After this we voted, waited as the votes were counted and welcomed the new prime minister of Staryland! We even met the mayor and had our picture taken with her. It was a great morning and we now have a much better understanding of democracy and the impact this has on our community.
As part of the Easter unit in RE this half term, Year 4 had the opportunity to visit St Lawrence’s Church and take part in Ash Wednesday, Lent and Easter related activities.
“We used oil and palm leaves to make a cross on our forehead. When Christians do this they are forgiven for any sins they have done.” Sienna
“We put ribbons on a rope and wrote down our hopes and dreams on butterflies.” Luka
“We shared bread and thought about Jesus sharing bread with his disciples at the last supper.” James
“We wrote down things that we are thankful for onto crosses and then stuck them to the wall.” Isla
The children really enjoyed their visit and we’d just like to say a big thank Adam and all of the volunteers at St Lawrence’s for organising and hosting the activities.
To round off our work on Earth, Sun and Moon, we had a visit from Kielder Observatory.
We looked discussed the different types of light and created UV bracelets.
We then had to create landers to safely transport an egg to the ground – similar to the space capsule.
To start the afternoon, we worked together to order the planets correctly, before examining different types of rock – including rocks, some that were once asteroids and even rocks from the moon.
Today we held our annual Remembrance Day commemoration. All across the school we have been learning about Remembrance Day. Each year group created wonderful Remembrance Day art. At 11 am we held our 2 minute silence to honour and respect the memory of the all those who have fought for our country.