Key Stage 1 thoroughly enjoyed their samba music workshop this week. They had the opportunity to listen to some samba music and play some of the instruments too.
Everyone had lots of fun!
On Monday afternoon, the whole school took part in a special liturgy to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost. Everyone assembled in the hall to hear the story of Pentecost and to think about the Fruits of the Holy Spirit (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Generosity, Gentleness, Faithfulness and Self-control) and how we use those gifts for the good of others. After that the children processed out to the field waving or wearing their flames and streamers which they had made in class to represent the power of the Holy Spirit. The liturgy continued outside with prayer and ended with a hymn.
Earlier in the year, we had a visit from Sam at Space camp. Sam spoke to us about the many wonders of space travel and we were able to experience first hand some of the training an astronaut has to go through. Before Sam left, the children were set a challenge to design a badge that could be used on an astronauts suit. Well done to: Antonia, Alexander, Ciaran, Ethan, Declan, Evan, Ellie, Luke, Charlie, Myles, Alex and Elise who will all be going to meet an astronaut on Tuesday 11th June. Here is just a small selection of the work that was presented to the school office. I’m sure you will agree they look fantastic!
Well done to everyone this week on taking part in Health & Well Being Week!
We’ve been trying so hard to get more active during school hours and also eat healthy snacks.
We started the week with an assembly getting the children active – we did some great dance moves.
We’ve also had a healthy tuck shop every morning break and we’re going to continue it every Friday.
And some of our older children led Fit15 sessions on the play yards. We also had lots more equipment on the yards at playtime.
We’ve also had some visitors in school to help us get more active and healthy.
Today, a representative from the Blaydon Foodbank came to talk to the children in assembly. Lucy explained that the foodbank work to tackle food poverty and hunger in our local community. She explained that everyday people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference to many families, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.
Many local schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank to help and support people within our communities who are in need.
As a school, we have decided that we would like to work together to help people in need in our local community through the Blaydon Foodbank.
We have set up a food collection point in school and the children are invited to donate some non-perishable foods and toiletries over the next couple of weeks. These may include; breakfast cereal, soup, pasta, rice, pasta sauce, tinned beans, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits and snacks.