Poppy Production Line!

Residents from Mariposa Elderly Care Roseway House worked alongside KS2 pupils this afternoon to add to our fabulous “Weeping Window” instillation.

As they painted, pupils heard about what the residents had done during the Second World War.  An impromptu singalong also made for an enjoyable afternoon.

 

Christmas Crafts @ Jarrow Hub

Prince William Award – National Graduation

On Tuesday 19th September, Ellie, Josh, Kurtis and Morgan accompanied Mrs Ramshaw and Miss Noble on a trip of a life-time to Birmingham University and the Great Hall (created by architect Aston Webb who also designed the principal facade of Buckingham Palace and the main building of the Victoria and Albert Museum).

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The programme for the day included an introduction by guest speaker David Walliams.

There was also the first showing of Skillforce’s new video: a powerful film on the impact of The Prince William Award.  Click here and see how many faces you recognise!

After the video, the awards took place.  From all the children who took part last year, Ellie was selected as one of three students who received a “Student of the Year Award”.  She received her award from the Duke who apologised for making her “walk such a long way” to get it (we were sat right at the back of the hall)!  We couldn’t be more proud!

 

The children had been selected as one of the few schools that the Prince and David Walliams spoke to after the event.

As reported on the Hello! web-site:

Earlier in the day, as Prince William toured through the Great Hall at the Aston Webb building, he met some of the young people who had graduated following the first year of the Prince William Award, which aims to help build school children’s character and confidence.

He confessed to one group from Dunn Street Primary School in Tyne and Wear, in the northeast of England, “I got scared in school sometimes.”

Speaking to the children about what they’d learned from the award program that helps build resilience in school, he said, “I was nervous about putting my hand up in class. There’s no such thing as a silly question.”

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Birmingham University’s motto is: Per Ardua Ad Alta.  It is the same motto as the RAF.  It means: through difficulty to heights.  How apt!

Green Tree School Award

The Green Tree Schools Award is free, fun and has fantastic activities to help Dunn Street celebrate woods and trees.

More details can be found by clicking here.

They reward schools for completing environmental projects and encouraging outdoor learning. Their award is a fantastic way to enhance our school’s green credentials while inspiring youngsters about woods and trees.

Schools gain points for completing activities and progress through bronze, silver and gold levels to the prestigious platinum award.  We are currently a “bronze” school, but work this term will see us move to “silver”!

We get a certificate when we complete each level and receive a fantastic wooden plaque to display in school when we reach gold.

As part of the scheme, KS2 welcomed the Woodland Trust for an assembly all about how fabulous trees are…

We have also applied for a schools’ tree pack and our application has been successful!  This means we’ve earned two Green Tree Schools Award points for Dunn Street!

We can’t wait to get planting our Medium Wild Harvest (105 saplings)!

Cheer and Tumble Camps over Easter

Are you looking for something different to keep the kids busy over the Easter Holidays?

We have some amazing camps on offer for them!

Cheerleading Camps

Open Cheer Camp – South Shields

Wednesday 4th April – 10.00am – 3.00pm

Cost: £12.00pp
Venue: Mortimer Community Centre

This is a fun based camp working on all aspects of cheerleading and is open to all levels of ability.

Open Cheer Camp – Newcastle

Wednesday 4th April – 10.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: £12.00pp

Venue: Ouseburn Community Centre

This is a fun based camp working on all aspects of cheerleading and is open to all levels of ability.

Tumble Camps

Flicks & Tucks Camp

Tuesday 3rd April 10.00am – 3.00pm

Cost:£12.00pp
Venue: Mortimer Community Centre

Athletes are required to have a minimum of a standing flick or round off flick.

Cartwheels, Round Offs & Flicks Camp

Tuesday 10th April 10.00am – 3.00pm
Cost: £12.00pp
Venue: Mortimer Community Centre

A dedicated tumble camp for beginner level tumblers, who would like to progress onto higher level skills including flicks.

Please Note: Booking is essential, you can do so by following the link below:

https://app.iclasspro.com/parentportal/necallstars/camps?camptype=1

If your child is attending a camp, they will need to bring along a packed lunch and plenty to drink.

If you would like any further information or would like help booking, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We hope to see you in camp very soon,

Many Thanks
Rachel/Kim/Stacey

World Book Day

Although we were unable to celebrate World Book Day this year (due to the adverse weather conditions), we are proud to say that our donation of old mathematics text books was received by the charity Books2Africa.

Our donation (of four 20kg boxes) helped reach a total of 388 boxes donated throughout February.  This will go some of the way to meeting the 70,331 books that were requested by individuals and institutions across Africa through 45 book request applications via the Books2Africa website in February.

The books shipped have led to the creation of libraries (within schools, academic institutions, communities) and improvement in teaching and learning. You can read the most recent impact report from Ghana, where 1,049 books were donated by Books2Africa by clicking here.

New data from UNESCO and World Bank now suggest 90% of children (202 million children) who go to school in Africa would not be able to read or write after finishing school. In light of this sad fact, the need for quality educational materials is more crucial than ever… and we are pleased, that in some small way, or donation has had a positive effect.

Charity Updates!!

Thank-you to anyone who was involved in, or made a donation to, our Poppy Appeal, Children in Need or Walking with the Wounded.  We are very proud of these totals!

An Artful Day in Year 3/4

What a great day we have  had today. As we continue to forge links with the Customs House in South Shields we were visited by Elizabeth Kane who is the Learning Officer at the Customs House.

Elizabeth had invited us to participate in a project entitled ‘Power and Protest’  which the Customs House were delivering and has been funded by Historic England.

As a class we discussed what the words meant and looked at three protests that had taken place in South Tyneside:

The riots at Mill Dam, the Jarrow Crusade.and the Miners’ Strike. We had an excellent discussion about how people would have felt at the time.

Next we looked at a famous artist called Bob and Roberta Smith and we looked at his art.

Elizabeth then explained to us that we were going to use his art to inspire us to create our own using oil pastels on card.

The whole class spent the afternoon, working in pairs to complete their own piece of artwork.

As you can see below the results were fantastic.

As part of the project we will have our art displayed at the Customs House and the children will all receive an Arts Award.