We have all had a fabulous time at Great Tower. The children have excelled themselves in many ways and have shown new and superb qualities. Many have faced personal challenges from being away from home to facing their fears and they did it with courage, sheer determination and best of all a smile. We, as staff are immensely proud of the children and they have made our trip very special.
Miss Hall, Mr Askwith and Mrs Slater xx
Eva's 100th Birthday
Year 6 pupils regularly enjoy writing to their penpals at South Chowdene Care Home. Its Eva's 100th birthday so to join in with her celebrations Year 6 have made her a beautiful birthday card and recorded a 'Happy Birthday' wish to her. Take a look on the video resource centre to enjoy the recording.
Visit to The Shipley Art Gallery and Museum
We had a great morning at The Shipley, working alongside our friends Laura, Amelia and Tess from New Writing North. After a short introduction to the gallery from Hannah, we embarked on a series of quests and challenges around the gallery. Activities included an artefact hunt with very challenging clues, the creation of a riddle based on what they observed in the gallery and the appreciation of the history of the gallery and museum; its significance for the residents of Gateshead.
Litter Pick in Beacon Lough
Braving the wet and rain, year 6 enjoyed making a difference in their local community. We the help of Martin our Housing Officer and members of the local council, year 6 pupils collected over ten bags of rubbish found within a small areas around the school. Litter grabbers and bin bag holders, as well as high visible jackets and gloves ensured that we were safe to collect litter from the locality. It has alerted us to the importance of not dropping litter and caring for our environment.
Pupils in Y5 and Y6 enjoyed their first taste of Tag Rugby in an exciting tournament with other Gateshead schools. Some fantastic tries were scored by Layton Bowering, Tyler Gregory and Ivan Wong. What a great afternoon!
RSPB Wildlife Challenge
We have recently enrolled on a very exciting journey as part of our science curriculum. Our Animals and their habitats topic lends itself very well to outdoor learning. Our first wild challenge was to create our own bug log pile homes using resources in our outdoor environment. Lawn clippings, rotten turf, soli, leaves, twigs and logs created the most comfortable homes for mini beasts. Take a look at their creations...
Sports Coach Surprise!
Today we were given the exciting treat of starting our day with some lively exercise. We played a series of interactive games in the glorious sunshine with with our Elder bubble group. Year 6 have some surprisingly good throwing and catching skills. Well done!
Good morning. After a very hearty breakfast, we are off climbing the great Jacobs Ladder. Who will get to the top? Will anyone get to the top?
Following that, the children will be throwing tomahawks (at a target, not each other!)
After lunch, we are off canoeing and paddle boarding. Who will fall in the water first? We are in for a very soggy afternoon.
After a very challenging morning, abseiling and flying down the zipwire it was off to the Birds of Prey Centre. Ray and his team kept the children enthralled with their knowledge of the birds and after a very exciting display, it was time for a hike back to the lodge.
We have arrived.
Bell boating in the rain, what fun. Rowing over to the forest and a game of hide and seek before heading over to the swings. Tired and very wet, the children changed and headed down for tea. Tonight we will be hiking through the forest by torch light. How exciting.