Year 3 and Year 4 had a great time at Silksworth Sports Complex for their summer trip. We had to complete lots of activities such as problem solving, orienteering and skiing but I think the best part of the day for everyone was the snow tubing (even the teachers had fun racing each other down the slopes!) Of course in true Mr Monaghan style he won the races.
Mrs Gofton and Mr Monaghan
We had a fantastic day at Baltic with our artist. We looked at the different exhibitions and decided to use the Tyne Deck exhibition by Ryder and Yates as our inspiration for our artwork today. We looked at these architects vision in 1969 and discussed how we think Newcastle will change and what the buildings will look like in the future. We created some fantastic futuristic artwork using a range of materials and will continue with this piece of art in class.
We had a great morning creating our eggs for the Easter egg competition this morning there are lots of eggciting ideas and some wonderful designs. We can’t wait to see who will win!
We had a lot of fun at the Easter Disco. We danced and played games to win prizes. I think it is safe to say we all had a lot of fun!
This week we created some Greek masks in Art after learning about Greek theatre. As you can see our masks are very dramatic and the reason for this is in Greek plays masks were exaggerated so that people at the back of the theatre could see the facial expressions. We hope you enjoy looking at them just as much as we enjoyed creating them!
During Healthy Week we wanted to investigate how much carbon dioxide is in fizzy drinks and whether or not we think it is good for our bodies. We took part in a Mentos and Diet Cola experiment to test our theories. As you can see in the videos below it was an explosive lesson.
Today we received some First Aid training and what to do should we need to call the Emergency Services. The children were able to perform CPR on mannequins remembering the important steps.
As part of our healthy week we had a visit from Mrs Scammell who is a nurse in the NHS. She spoke to us about her job as a nurse and what to do if we need medical help at home or in hospital. We learned how to stop germs spreading and the tools needed for every nurse to help their patients. Life in the accident and emergency department sounds hard but with nurses like Mrs Scammell we know we are in very good hands.
We have had a lovely day celebrating World Book day and all the children have made a great effort with their costumes. We have created character selfies and have solved a quiz using emojis that tell us what story book the emoji is showing (this was a lot of fun)
We had a great time at Simply Greek restaurant in Newcastle today. We were introduced to the chef and owner of the restaurant who told us he was head chef at the Olympics in Greece and showed us how to make a simple tomato sauce that is used in most Greek cusine. We also learned how olive oil is made too! Our favourite part had to be the food. We had meatballs in tomato sauce, chicken pasta with Greek cheese and bread with hummus. It was absolutely delicious! We would recommend you go as they cater to all needs and the food is more than ‘Simply Greek’ (more…)