18th May 2018
A huge well done to every Year 6 pupil who has worked extremely hard this week to complete their SATs. We are so proud of each of them!
4th May 2018
We have enjoyed planning a balanced argument and thinking of our own reasons for and against. We will be writing our own balanced argument next week.
4th May 2018
We have had a lovely afternoon creating our own landscapes.
Today, some pupils in class 4 went to King James to perform Shakespeare’s Macbeth. All of the children were brilliant and have worked really hard over the last couple of weeks to learn their parts. Well done everyone!
Today has been kindness day in school. Class 4 have enjoyed thinking about ways we can show kindness. We began the day thinking about what it means to be kind and how we can show kindness in our daily lives. By playing pass on the kindness, we gave kind comments to our friends and teachers. To demonstrate our kindness we played board games together to show that we can work as a team, take turns, listen to each other and share. The children created cards and posters to show ways that we can be kind to each other.
The Year 5 children have had an amazing day at Parkside. We started with making packaging for Easter eggs before learning about key historical facts. After lunch we enjoyed learning more about our bodies.
We are really enjoying World Book Day. As well as reading together as a class, we have also read in small groups, created our own stories for children in Class 2 and enjoyed drinking hot chocolate. This afternoon we are looking forward to reading our stories to the younger children in school.
As part of our topic on the Ancient Greeks, we have been looking at Greek theatre masks in DT. This week, we started to make our own theatre masks.
07-February. Yesterday we celebrated Safer Internet Day. As well as watching a video about keeping ourselves safe online, we also explored how we feel about different situations and how we would deal with them. We were really impressed with the children’s responses and maturity towards internet safety.
02- February. As part of our work in PSHCE we have had a visit from Jess (our PCSO). We explored how to be helpful and be a good citizen in our community.
Activities, Visits and trips 2017
As we break up for the Christmas holidays, I would like to thank you for your support and wish you all a very happy Christmas and a wonderful new year. It’s been lovely to see the children mature, grow in confidence and have fun whilst learning this term. I am looking forward to us seeing the progress the children make in 2018!
We have had a lovely time at our KS2 Christmas party today
A huge well done to every child who offered to visit Willington Care Village to sing the to residents today. We had a good time and the children were a credit to our school.
We had a lovely trip to the Durham Botanic Gardens on Wednesday. Our guide showed us around and told us lots of interesting facts about the different trees and plants
A huge thank you, to all parents/carers who joined us in class this afternoon!
We enjoyed our assembly with our special visitor ‘Professor Poopenshtinken’ the Maths Genius. We looked how we square numbers. The Professor will be running a maths club in school, which will start in January. If your child is interested, they will be coming home with a leaflet about it tonight as you need to sign up online in order to attend.
We have had so much fun learning about parliament today. As well at hot seating Guy Fawkes and learning about the gunpowder plot, we have also had a visit from a local councillor and furthered our understanding of what parliament means.
Today we have been learning what it means to be a good citizen. As well as having visits from our PSCO and Jet (the police dog), we have also thought about the qualities that would make us good citizens. We explored our personal choices of important features for people to adopt and then used these ideas to create a poster for others to learn from.
We are looking forward to the final day of our SMSC week, tomorrow.
Class 4 had a very creative and productive time today on the first day of our SMSC-focused week. For our ‘Multi-Faith’ day, we made our own Peace Malas (which represent different religions, cultures and lifestyles) and considered the importance of respect and acceptance towards others. We explored different faiths and the differences and similarities between these – we had a particular focus on their key messages, or ‘Golden Rules’, and how these affect how we live our lives alongside others.
A great day, Class 4!
We have had a lovely time in Art. As part of our Viking topic, we have been designing our own necklace made from clay.
We have had a lovely day at the safety carousel. As well as learning about fire, road and water safety, we have also been learning about the dangers of electricity, keeping safe around the house and e-safety.
We have been very lucky to have a visit from the Fire Service to learn about having fun but keeping safe in the run up to Bonfire Night.
Year 5 visited Parkside today and had a brilliant time experiencing life as a secondary school pupil. We had English, Business Studies and PE lessons (the climbing wall was a big hit!) and were able to show off some of our skills. We saw a few familiar faces and a great day was had by all!
Working hard during an English lesson at Parkside, today!
We have had another interesting afternoon with our visitors from the Jorvik Centre in York. Today we discussed work, home and family life of a Viking and handled some common, everyday items. The comb made out of bone and the very thin, handmade coins were especially interesting!
We then added role-play to a Viking story where some characters definitely got more than they bargained for!!!
We’ve had a busy week in Class 4 this week. On Wednesday we had a Judo taster session and our Harvest celebration. The children enjoyed both of these events.
What a fabulous afternoon in Class 4 – the children were completing explanation tasks on the structure of the Earth, using prior learning and independent research to demonstrate their understanding. Some fantastic work was produced – well done Class 4!
We have had a brilliant afternoon with our Viking visitors from York. Today we focused on learning about weapons used and why they invaded England.
We are so excited as The Vikings are visiting us tomorrow in class for the day! The Jorvik Viking Centre from York are going to be delivering workshops with children in class 4. We can’t wait to update you on all of the fun things we will be doing.
Today, during our science lesson, the children in Class 4 really enjoyed dissecting a Lily and carefully studying the different parts with magnifying glasses. They were then able to separate the male and the female pieces of the flower and identify and name each part.
I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Have an early night tonight Year 6 so you are rested to do your best tomorrow. You have worked very hard so this week is to show how great you all are!
As part of our work in DT, we have been designing and making our own lighthouses. Using our knowledge of electricity from our science lessons, we managed to light up our lighthouses as well.
We had a fantastic day last week with Professor Tagtiv8. We enjoyed deepening our understanding of challenging maths problems in an active and energetic way. After the day, Mr Professor commented on the excellent attitudes of our pupils. Well done Class 4!
10th March 2017
All Year 5 children had a fantastic day at Parkside. We wrote our own fairy stories with a twist, investigated the size of a gnome’s house and explored our bodies in Science. All children showed fantastic attitudes and were excelent role models for our school. Well done!
7th March 2017
This afternoon Class 4 were doing some work for the ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ initiative. We talked about what we understood by the term racism. We then completed a task where we had to organise the pictures of different people into categories and decide whether we trusted them or not based on our first impressions. We talked about how everyone had the right to be treated the same regardless of someone’s skin colour or religion. We finished off the lesson by designing our own ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ posters.
03 March 2017
We have had a lovely trip to the Baltic; all of the class set a good example for our school. We visited the Millennium Bridge and took part in an artist workshop where we drew and made bridges, then we made our own boats out of clay.
02 March 2017. We have had a brilliant time at Willington Library. We really enjoyed exploring the books on offer and having a story read to us by the librarian.