KS1 had a super time at Saltburn this week. In class they have been learning all about seaside’s past and present. The sun was shining and the children got to spend some time on the beach and in the sea. They walked along the promenade and spotted key features of a seaside town such as beach huts, cliffs and the pier. After a picnic lunch on the beach they cooled off with a delicious ice cream and a stroll along the pier. To see more pictures, visit Year 1 and Year 2’s Learning Page.
Following the NSPCC assembly last week, we have now started our sponsored events within school to support the charity. So far this week KS1 have done their part and KS2 will be doing their session next week. Please remember to return sponsorship forms by Wednesday 27th June 2018. Thank you.
This week, Year 1 to Year 6 had the opportunity to test their climbing and archery skills. All children enjoyed a go at climbing a wall which was erected in the school field for the day. Some were brave enough to reach the very top! In the second session, children got their hands on a bow and arrow and practised their shooting skills before having a competition against each other. The best climber and archer from each year group was announced in assembly on Friday. Well done everyone for having a go!
Adam Bushnell returned this week to teach Year 1 and Year 3. Year 1 had an exciting time writing stories about minibeasts whilst Year 3 worked on developing an adventure story based on a dragon and a knight. The children were inspired from the visit and wrote some fantastic stories as a result.
This week, Year 1-6 have had a table tennis taster session with Matthew from Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club. They learnt all about the basic skills needed to play the game, including how to hold the bat correctly and keep the ball under control. If you are interested in this sport, we still have spaces for this half term’s after school Table Tennis Club on Thursdays.
The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) came into school to talk to us about keeping safe. Cheryl from the NSPCC introduced us to Buddy; he is their mascot for the ‘Speak Out – Stay Safe’ program, and explained to us how it is important that we have a voice and that we speak out when we are not happy. We learned how it is important to speak to adults about how we are feeling and if we need to, use the NSPCC’s free phone number 0800 1111.
She also set us a challenge, we are going to be taking part in a sponsored exercise event so that we can help raise money for the charity – which we will be carrying out over the next couple of weeks
This week all children participated in a Flat Stan First Aid workshop. All children learnt the basics of first aid including how to deal with someone who may be unconscious, how to put someone into the recovery position and how to administer first aid for other injuries such as open wounds, nose bleeds and burns. They all had a fantastic time and felt that they would be confident to do this in real life.
A lady from Darlington’s Dog Trust came into school to talk to us this week. She brought Marshall the Dalmatian dog in and taught us how to behave around dogs that we know as well as dogs that we don’t know. We learnt about typical dog behaviours and what to do if approached by a dog we don’t know.