School News

Boardroom Challenge

Earlier this term, Year 5 had a visit from representatives of Newcastle Building Society. The children were set a challenge to create a small business that would generate funding for a local charity. The group with the best idea would be selected to take part in the Boardroom challenge. Over the past two weeks, the six children have been working very hard with Mrs Myers to perfect their presentation and make sure everything was just right. On Friday 12th July, the children did us proud by delivering a fantastic presentation to Andrew Haigh (CEO of Newcastle Building Society), Liz Twist MP and three other judges. Well Done!!

 

Flying High With Graham

A big thank you to Graham Brooks who joined us and told us all about life as a pilot.

Graham explained how he had become a pilot and showed us some of the different aeroplanes he had flown during his career. We were fascinated to see the inside of the cockpit and also watch a video taken from this place showing us a landing, whilst Graham talked us through what he would be doing.

He also demonstrated with a piece of paper what happens to the wings as air rushed over and under them.

Thank you Graham, we had a wonderful time and learnt lots.

 

Summer Reading Challenge!

Last week we were joined by a local librarian who told us all about the summer reading challenge which takes place every year during the summer holidays.

All you need to do is sign up at your local library, then read six library books of your choice to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part!

The Summer Reading Challenge website helps you keep track of your reading all year round: find new books to read, take part in competitions and mini challenges, and play games.

The Summer Reading Challenge 2019 theme is Space Chase, an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

The librarian used some of our children and Mrs Robinson to get dressed up for the first space visit.

Will you join in with the Summer Reading Challenge?