Year 5 have made an excellent start to the term across all curriculum subjects, including their new topic ‘Earth and Space’. We have dived into our new class text: ‘A Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Philip Pullman, focusing on fluency when reading aloud and learning about the context of Indonesia and the experiences of rice farmers and sulphur miners.
Today our School Councillors acted as Ambassors of our school when they visited Calf Close Home to present some gifts and well wishes to the residents.
Year 5 using concrete representations of bar models to support converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers. We knew that we had to look at the denominator to help us understand how many parts were in each whole.
Year 5 investigating different representations of fractions to strengthen their understanding.
Year 5 guided reading group enjoying classic texts and practising reading with fluency and expression. We know to check for meaning as we are reading out loud and self correct if we need to.
Maths club: developing strategic thinking and problem solving skills through learning how to play chess.
We made lovley community links with Calf Close residential home last year when pupils from our choir visited the residents to sing Christmas songs.
This year the children participated in the Hearts for Home project. Each child designed a heart with a personal message of kindness or Seasons greeting!
Today members of our school council, delivered the hearts to our friends and wished them a Happy Christmas!
Children from Valley View and Hedworthfield Primary Schools produced some stunning art work to commerate Remembrance Day 2020.
The art work was placed at the Cenotaph in Monkton Village.
We will remember them.
We are so proud of two of our pupils who were honoured at the I Love South Tyneside Awards.
The pupils were awarded books by North East Author Yvonne Carlin Page in recognition of their dedication to litter picking in our local area.
Year 5 and 6 delivered a spectacular performance of Gabriel’s Big Break this year. the singing, acting and narrating was amazing, the children shone like stars !