High Ropes

It was hard to handle. – Degan

I conquered my fears and it was fun because you had to work as a team to help people. – Lucy

I’m so proud I did the Leap of Faith!  I felt like collapsing – which I couldn’t as we were harnessed in! – Lillie

I was scared at first until I did it and then it was fun! – Natasha

Harder than it looks! – Millie H

Don’t look down! – Kieran

Archery

I liked archery because it was something new and when you try it, it is fun! – Erest

This was one of the best activities.  I found the superheroes game fun where you had to get the colours of your favourite superhero. – Kara

Archery was hard because I had not done it before, but, for my first time, I think I did pretty good! – Katie

I found archery entertaining when we reversed the board and the bulls-eye was worth 1 and the outer ring was worth 10! – Kayleigh

Low Ropes

Stop being a wimp and get dirty! – Grace

Only me and Keenan did the monkey crawl! – Emily C

It was fun – just needed to sit on a bin bag on the bus home…arghhhh! – Lennon

This was scary when me and Mr Reader tried to cross the ropes! – Ashleigh

This was a great test of balance, skill and bravery. – Thomas

Orienteering

I remember that I stood in the river and didn’t know how deep it was!  I was in a forest all of my own! – Demi

I guess I was known as Granny! – Ashleigh

Be prepared to be soaked… up and down… splish splash… eyes peeled! – Keiran

Swimming

Synchronised dabbing with my friends: laughing with embarrassment – it was the best! – Jadon

I loved standing on the raft with my “shadow” friend Emily Miller! – Lillie

I tried to do the pencil jump, but Emma did less splash than me! – Demi

Zip Wire

Just do it! – Ashleigh

Last year it looked scary – this year I just did it!  It was my favourite part! – Jake

Although we were nervous, the excitement over-ruled it! – Emily M

There was a glorious view on the way back up to the top! – Lillie

Scary? Nah! Push yourself! – Kayla

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Dab!

Use some, or all, of the contents of the bag (and nothing else) to protect a raw egg, from a drop of approximately 3m, onto a hard surface.

This presentation is to be completed either on your own, in a pair or a group of three.  You are encouraged to work with someone at home and talk about what you are doing.  Can they help you with ideas, skills and thoughts about your presentation to the class?

You must produce a presentation explaining your design.  Be informative and scientific.  Try to prepare something original – something that others will enjoy watching.  Avoid reading from a script – especially a script that you haven’t rehearsed or don’t understand.  Your presentation should have form and structure like a piece of writing: explain the process you have gone through and what you hope will happen and why.

Aim to improve and work on the targets you have been given.

The presentation will be marked out of 50:

Confident speaking to the audience (use of voice, looking at people) – 10 marks

Keeping the audience interested (use of questions, not reading from card all the time) – 10 marks

Quality of props – 10 marks

Quality of homework (time and effort) – 10 marks

Success of project – 10 marks

   
 

 

   
   
   
   
 
 
Total marks out of 50

 

Year 6 Transition Day – Jarrow School

Jarrow School’s Transition Days for their new September intake pupils will take place on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July 2017.

Each day will start at 840am and finish at 235pm.  During this time, pupils will meet with staff and take part in sample lessons from the secondary curriculum.

Pupils need training shoes.

If you pay for school lunch, the cost of the meal is £2.10 a day.  If you wish them to purchase these meals, £4.20 will be collected on the morning of Thursday 13th.  Alternatively they can bring a packed lunch.

If you have any questions, contact Miss Gillies or a member of the senior team, who will be happy to help.

Tel: (0191) 4283200

e-mail: headspa@jarrowschool.com

 

Young Carers Talk Upper Key Stage 2

https://carers.org/about-us/about-young-carers

Today we learnt:

There are about 700,000 young carers in the UK.
That’s about one in 12 secondary aged pupils.
There are likely to be young carers in every school and college.

Primary school pupils who are Young Carers meet on Wednesday at Temple Park.  Details of local services can be found by clicking here:

https://www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/35756/Young-carers

Prince William Award Taster Session

Today, Miss Noble’s Class welcomed Sarah Haigh from SkillForce – the charity that runs The Prince William Award.

Dear Sarah,

I’m writing to say gigantic thank you for the fantastic day you came to spend with us.

I am confident that my skills, like cooperation and trust, are going to get better over time. So I thank you for tugging us along the trail a little quicker and helping us talk to each other more confidently and respectfully.

I enjoyed everything especially Toxic Swamp: it was challenging but crazy fun. I wish I could do this again, but I won’t be here if it happens again.

Yours sincerely

Aiden

Dear Sarah

I’m writing to thank you for the day you prepared for us.  I liked the toxic swamp.  I learned teamwork and not to give up and challenge for confidence.  I thought it was a challenge for us.  I love the phrase “slow and steady wins the race”.

I liked “dare to be your best self” but I am not confident yet.  I really enjoyed the day but the tunnel ball was the hardest.

Yours sincerely

Lennon

Dear Sarah,

We are writing to say thank you for our active morning with you. Since you have been in, we have learnt many useful things.

Problem-solving has helped us work as a team and has showed us that every task you get cannot be as simple as it seems. We now know that if you get chosen to be a leader in the team, it is not just about you telling other people what to do, it’s about working as a group and having an idea that everybody agrees on.

We have learnt that resilience means you don’t just give up. If you don’t succeed the first time you try, try, try, and try again. Before you came in, we would get frustrated and sometimes get upset if we didn’t win, so we have learnt to control what we feel inside.

We have enjoyed today. Working in a team was fun because we had to solve the activity before we did it. That’s why we would like to say another big thank you to you for coming in and helping us. We really enjoyed today and, if we could, we would make this event happen again tomorrow!

Yours sincerely

Demi and Lucy

Morning Miss Noble

Wow thank you so much for those kind and thoughtful words from your students. I had a wonderful time at your school and hopefully look forward to working with you all in the future.

Many thanks

Sarah

Another Successful QE Visit

Dear QE Collage,

I’m writing to say thank you for the exceptional, enthusiastic Tuesday you gave us.

During the day, I was having a whale of a time, but my favourite part of the day was Easter Tag Rugby. When I heard that we were playing Tag Rugby, I thought we were just going to put tags on our sides (I was wrong). We were actually using the tags as a tail and the objective was to get as many tags (tails) as you can. I love that idea! This is my favourite part of the day, but overall the day was epic.

As soon as the day had started, which was beautiful and sunny, I knew it was going to be full of excitement. The team leaders were very well organised and great role models for young people, who want to be active. When we did the quiz, I thought it was very helpful and factual. I like working with young people. How about you?

In school, we do a programme called Young Leaders, which is where we go into the infant yard and do sporty activities. Personally, I want to be an actor when I grow up because I like expressing myself and being a part of a team.

Like I’ve said, the day was exciting, enthusiastic and exceptional. Tuesday was filled with laughter and education (which is a good mix!).

Yours sincerely

Thomas

 

Macbeth Conclusion

Year 5/6 have done some phenomenal work on Macbeth over the past weeks.  The high quality work has been evident for all visitors to see.  OFSTED commented on older pupils being “thoroughly engrossed in discussing literary qualities and moral issues arising from their work on Macbeth”.

A successful Play In A Day resulted in pupils fully engaging to produce a performance shared with the rest of the school:

Yesterday we did Play in a Day. Play in a Day is like a play or theatre in a day. We did a play about Macbeth so in addition I want to tell my evaluation. If you do a play most of the people are under pressure and I was because it was my first time. My character was “Ross the Boss” not really… my name was just Ross. I want to explain my difficulties because a play is not easy for the actor. You had to concentrate and be confident because if you don’t remember the words you are under pressure. I think Banquo (Thomas) wasn’t under pressure and I like his confidence. It was a great day because we all had a part and we were very important. I think it was a fantastic day because I enjoyed it. Thank you Holy! It was a very good day!
Erest

We are also delighted with the strong links we are now developing with Jarrow School and Miss Wood from their English Department.  We had a Macbeth Challenge with her Year 11 pupils and here are our questions and answers:

Macbeth Challenge: Jarrow Vs Dunn Street

Jarrow School Questions – Dunn Street Answers

  1. Which two countries are in battle at the start of the play?

Norway and Scotland

  1. Macbeth is promoted from Thane of Glamis to Thane of Cawdor – what happened for him to receive this honour?

The Thane of Cawdor was a traitor.  Macbeth had fought fantastically in the war and killed the enemy so he was rewarded by King Duncan.

  1. In Act 1, who does Macbeth meet on the heath?

He meets three witches aka The Weird Sisters with a side of supernatural effects which gave Macbeth heinous thoughts.

  1. How does Lady Macbeth hear of Macbeth’s news?

A letter is sent from the battlefield which described what had happened when Macbeth met the witches.

  1. Who fled the country after King Duncan’s murder?

Donalbain and Malcolm who were related to King Duncan (they were his sons) fled so people didn’t know their whereabouts and could avoid being accused of the murder.  Donalbain went to Ireland and Malcolm went to England.

  1. Why did Macbeth order the murder of Banquo and Fleance?

He was afraid they might become King as the witches predicted.  He was also worried in case Fleance told people about how Banquo had died.  If Banquo has any more children they could be royalty.   Macbeth wanted to remain king.

  1. Which two characters switch personalities as the play progresses?

Lady Macbeth and Macbeth

  1. Why does Lady Macbeth become suicidal?

Lady Macbeth becomes suicidal because she can’t deal with having the strange imaginings: she is guilty and feels like a she is crazy.  She kept seeing blood.

  1. Why can only Macduff kill Macbeth?

Only Macduff can kill Macbeth ecause he was cut from his mother’s womb before time (caesarean).   

  1. Who became king once Macbeth was murdered?

Malcolm his son, the rightful heir to the throne became king once Macbeth had been murdered.

 Dunn Street’s Questions – Jarrow School Answers

We voted and decided these were the best questions to send you:

Emily:  If you were Macbeth, explain how you would feel if you were about to kill you leader.

He will feel anxious, pressured and over-whelmed.  He will be having second thoughts.

How did Macduff feel about his family being murdered and what did he do about it?

He was furious, enraged and filled with grief this led him to join forces with Malcolm and build an army up to over-throw Macbeth.  Plus he swore to be the one to kill Macbeth.

Why did Shakespeare use the two words “foul and fair” together?

They are oxymoronic showing the lines between good and bad are blurred in this play.  Things aren’t always are they initially appear.

Jack:  Where was Macbeth when he saw the ghost of Banquo?

At the feast.

Kieron:  If you were Fleance, what would you do if your father was slaughtered?

He fled.

Jadon:  Which Thane is Macduff?

He is the Thane of Fife who had a ‘wife’…’where is she now?’

Lillie:  What do you think “silent screams of death” is referring to and why?

The weather (wind) – pathetic fallacy.  This occurs after Duncan’s murder – the gods are not please (supernatural).

Grace:  How can Macbeth stop seeing the dagger?

By killing Duncan.

Millie:  What do you think is the main moral of the play?

Don’t be greedy; value what you have and don’t abuse your position of authority.

Keenan:  Why, in your opinion, did Macbeth deserve to die?

He went against the Natural Order and abused his power.

This presentation is to be completed either on your own, in a pair or a group of three.  You are encouraged to work with someone at home and talk about what you are doing.  Can they help you with ideas, skills and thoughts about your presentation to the class?

You must produce a presentation based around “Exploration”.  Be imaginative and think outside the box.  Try to prepare something original – something that others will enjoy watching.  Avoid reading from a script – especially a script that you haven’t rehearsed or don’t understand.  Think of different forms of presenting: drama, poetry, sketches, interviews, diary entries…  Your presentation should have form and structure like a piece of writing.

It can involve anything from famous explorers of the past to the present… from personal explorations to ones involving whole communities (eg exploration of space)… the choice is yours…

Aim to improve and work on the targets you have been given.

The presentation will be marked out of 40:

What is being marked: Mark out of 10:
Confident speaking to the audience (use of voice, looking at people)
Keeping the audience interested (use of questions, not reading from card all the time)
Quality of props
Quality of homework (time and effort)
Total marks out of 20