Class news 14.06.24

What a week! Early nights all round tonight as we are all exhausted. Monday brought us the beginning of week 2 of our final Summer term and we started our assessments. The children displayed great attitudes and it was a wonderful start to the week. On Monday afternoon we carried our a Science investigation as part of our new states of matter topic. Ask us which liquid was the most viscous! We continued our assessments on Tuesday and tried our best. Wednesday and Thursday was a bit different this week as each year group went on a trip to Tees Barrage in Stockton as part of our Rivers topic. The children represented our school brilliantly and we received compliments for their behaviour and interesting questions.

On Wednesday the Y3 children learned a lot about the River Tees and its history. They created their own representation of the Tees Valley. The remembered to include a source for the River Tees, some meanders and the mouth leading out to the North Sea. Each group were then given a variety of buildings (including farm houses, factories and coal mines) and a surveyor was chosen to be in charge of workers to create new canals. The weather held off so we managed to enjoy our lunch on the bandstand before exploring the control room on the afternoon. We were hoping to spot some seals in the river but we could not see any. It was so informative and all of the children really enjoyed themselves.

On Thursday the Y4 children were lucky enough to observe and assist a national research project on the measurement of eels. They are endangered and volunteers visit each week to measure the eels at the Barrage and record their findings. The children worked in small groups to measure the eels in plastic bags (human skin is harmful to eels) and they impressed the volunteers. We were so lucky as seals kept popping their heads out of the river too. After lunch the children managed to take part in a shorter session about the River Tees and its history before creating a representation of Tees Valley in groups. What a busy couple of days!

We’ve ended the week by completing the last of our assessments and reflecting on our trip. We have lots of new knowledge to build on as we continue our River topic.

Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child arrives at school on those days wearing the correct kit. Spare kits are limited, but will be provided for those children who aren’t in PE kits.

Our kits are a plain white t-shirt, plain black shorts, leggings or jogging bottoms and their red school jumper.

We have an Athletic event on Monday – please could those children who are attending (they have returned consent slips) wear their full PE kit on Monday and bring their packed lunch.

Choir trip on Wednesday – please could Choir members wear their full school uniform on Wednesday and don’t forget a packed lunch.

It has certainly been a hard choice this week!

In 2SS, Helen has worked hard all week. Great news 😀

In 2BH, Chloe was a brilliant representative for Newham Bridge Primary School on our trip this week and made her teachers proud.

Another great representative for our school on his trip was Is’Haaq in 2HH. Well done!

A big Happy Birthday to both Riley and Isla-Isobelle who have celebrated this week. We hope you enjoyed your special days.

This week has been a different week but we wanted to say thank you to all of the children for continuing to try their best and follow our school rules. Another big thank you to all parents and carers for your continued support 😀

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