We have all worked hard this term doing our own homework projects. We could choose any topic that interested us and it has been great fun!!!
Mr Hymers said, ‘I am so proud of you all for the effort that you put in and I would like to thank your families for engaging with the projects.’
Year 3 and 4 have been practising hard over the last few weeks with Mr Gilmore to perfect and improve their gymnastic routines: it has certainly paid off!
This week we went to Temple Park Gymnastics Hub and competed against lots of other schools from South Tyneside. The standard was extremely high but our gymnasts were SENSATIONAL winning the Year 3 team competition and our year 4 girls picking up 1st and 3rd in the individual section.
Mr Hymers and Mrs Dunn were so proud of all the children who really enjoyed the experience and were great ambassadors for Dunn Street.
We would like to thank Mr Gilmore for his expert coaching.
Last Wednesday, as part of our work on The Stone Age, Mr Hymers’ Class experienced their own Stone Age Day. Activities included making (and eating!) bread, discussing Celtic huts and finally building dens in the woods. Everyone had a marvellous time!
“It was the best trip ever because I had never made bread before!” Millie
“I loved making the dens because I love making things!” Leah
“I loved collecting stuff for the den!” Benjamin
“I loved building the dens. Mr Hymers’ was the best!” Alice
“I loved the trip because we made Stone Age huts!” Connor
“I was absolutely shattered at the end of the day, but it was worth it because the children learnt so much and it was a day they will never forget!!!” Mr Hymers
As year 3/4 are studying Italy this term they were set the challenge to go home and research The Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Colosseum. The children then had to choose which they were most interested in, create a model of it then present it to the class.
All of the models were fantastic, and the children did a brilliant job in presenting to their peers. Well done year 3/4.
Year 3 / 4’s class author is the Great British Author Roald Dahl and this year, Year 3/4 celebrated Roald Dahl Day 2015 by dressing up as their favourite Roald Dahl characters. The children joined in with an interactive online session which involved the children learning about Roald Dahl’s life and his inspirations for his stories, a quiz that asked questions about different Roald Dahl books and the children also learned how to draw Mr Twit from The Twits. The children looked fantastic and they all had a great day. A massive congratulations to Ciara and Kristopher, the winners of the fancy dress competition.
Click here to visit the official Roald Dahl web-site….
Year 3 / 4 visited the Salvation Army in Jarrow to celebrate their 150th birthday with the Major and Majoress of Jarrow . The children learnt about the charitable work that Jarrow Salvation Army does for the local community. The children had the opportunity to dress up in Salvation Army uniforms, including a Brazilian uniform that Jaydan enjoyed modelling. They played musical instruments such as African drums and learned about the Ladies Fellowship work and how they help people in Britain as well as less developed countries around the world. The children discovered the harsh realities of life that children living in less developed parts of the world are faced with on a daily basis and were amazed at the wooden toys they had made. The morning ended with the children enjoying juice and biscuits and a little sing song before returning to school.
Click here to find out more about The Salvation Army and the work they do…
We visited Warkworth Castle as part of our studies. We were amazed by the size of the castle! During lunch, we had to guard our food as the local birds were feeling rather hungry as well!!
Year 3/4 went to Newcastle Keep as part of their studies into castles. We would like to extend our thanks to Steve and the guides who made our day even more special.