Antony Wootton Visits Class 4/5

Today we have been delighted to have author Antony Wootten in our class to talk about his books and also what it is like to be a writer. In addition we have had some of the children’s family members in to listen to him and to see him formally open our reading area, Reader’s Books. Many thanks to Antony for doing the honours.

South Tyneside Gymnastics Programme

Members of Year 5 and 6 today represented our school in the South Tyneside Gymnastics Tournament at Temple Park Leisure Centre.

We are delighted to announce that the Year 5 squad were second overall which is a super achievement.

We are also very proud to say that Emma Smith in Year 5 was third in the Open Floor Competition and has therefore qualified for the Regional Finals at Silksworth later in the year.

Well done everyone and thank-you to our coach, Mr Gilmore, for his hard work over the term.

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Bookshop nearly ready to open

Signed, sealed and ready to be delivered

Signed, sealed and ready to be delivered!

Once again, sincere thanks to all the parents and other adults who have helped to make this project work. The interior is being sorted now by Mrs Dunn who is painting scenes from well-known stories. The children have already started to read more, which is why we have done it. We now need an official opening. Any thoughts readers?

Many hands build a bookshop

Another very busy day working on the class bookshop which we are building to make sure that the children continue to read regularly. Another massive thank you to all the adults who came in to help. As you can see from the pictures, it was very busy, but the day went very well and the children learnt a lot about measuring, angles and teamwork.

Readers’ Bookshop

Class 4/5 decided they wanted a bookshop for their reading area. After a business competition in class, the winning group decided on the design of the shop. We needed a lot of adult help to make this dream come to life! This is our first day working: thank you to all the adults who came in to help.

Gurdwara Visit

On Thursday the 27th November Year 4/5 visited a Gurdwara in Newcastle to find out more about the Sikh religion. The children were made very welcome by Mr Harjit Singh who told them interesting facts and showed them all around their place of worship. Whilst they were there, the priest read from the Holy Book the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, and they also met the man with the world record for the longest beard – 9 feet long!

 

We all listened to Mr Singh explaining about the Gurdwara.

We all listened to Mr Singh explaining about the Gurdwara.

The place where the Guru Granth Sahib Ji is placed.

The place where the Guru Granth Sahib Ji is placed.

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The priest read from the Holy Book for us.

The priest read from the Holy Book for us.

21st Century Lego at Open Zone

 

Year 4/5 went to Open Zone today. The children made some film clips in the studio which will be going to our partner school in Faridabad and also completed digital animation using Lego and iPads…

…even Mrs Dunn and Mr Rafferty managed it – eventually and with help!