Our new display boards in the Community Room have been populated with the work of our hardworking pupils.
Keeping Safe Evidence
Y4L were learning that there are rules for visiting the allotment in order to keep it a safe and rewarding experience for everyone.
We agreed that we should always walk in the allotment, wear gloves when litter picking or digging the soil, and act respectfully towards the environment.
We had a great time exploring!
Kerry Leask from Operation Encompass came into Year 6 today to teach about Emotions and Empathy. We know who we can contact if we have worries or uncomfortable feelings.
Ant and Dec hosted a virtual assembly today on behalf of the NSPCC.
It addresses some of the worries or concerns pupils may have about returning to school. It’s well worth a watch!
For more mental health and emotional wellbeing resources, please go to the
Personal Development tab on our home page.
The following website links have useful tips and strategies for relaxation, resilience, promoting positive self-esteem, Anti-bullying/Self-care toolkits, and signposts to organisations for further support if required.
Coping Calendar – Great for the whole family!
The theme of this year’s Safer Internet Day which our pupils took part in, was Exploring Reliability in the Online World.
Year 4 pupils took part in a live quiz on Google Meet run by the ICT in Schools Team. There were teams involved from other South Tyneside schools too. It was a lot of fun, and it prompted a lot of discussion. We learnt a lot about keeping our information private, about real and fake images, and online bullying.
We have seen lots of fabulous examples of Health, Wellbeing and Relationships work across school, from our pupils engaged in remote learning and those pupils in school.
Some pupils in KS1 have been practising mindfulness by joining in with online story yoga, and also learning about what makes them special. Others have been learning about money, and having an awareness of saving money for something they need or would like.
In KS2, some classes have been thinking about what makes them happy, and their thoughts on this are all very unique. Researching issues facing cocoa farmers in Ghana and how organisations like Fairtrade are trying to improve working conditions and environment, has produced some interesting debate from some classes. Other pupils have created very informative posters based upon their awareness of basic first aid to do with nose bleeds.
Our Year 6 pupils have been looking at careers and potential jobs for the future, discussing things that might lead them to choose a certain job or career.
Tides of Change visited our school recently and we enjoyed a bit of festive fun and an understanding of how some risk can be incorporated into outdoor play and learning activities.
Pupils toasted marshmallows, used a flint, made S’mores, and learnt about fire safety. In class, pupils made reindeer models from natural resources like twigs.
Everyone was extremely sensible, and followed safety rules to ensure accidents were kept at bay.
Ava-Skye and Harrison had been making some Lego models in Lunchtime Club to remind us all to keep practising our healthy routines during the Christmas period. We think their basins and hand sanitizer look realistic!