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Wow! Listen to our African Drumming!

During African Day, each class took part in composing, performing and recording an African drum pattern. The children used iPads which allowed them to play authentic sounding African drums by tapping pads to compose and record their pattern.



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African Day

The children throughout the school enjoyed African Day last week. The children came to school dressed in brightly coloured clothes and took part in a range of fun activities.

The morning began with an assembly led by Mrs Innerdale. She told us about her son who is working out in a school in Botswana in Africa at the moment. We are trying to help them fund raise some money to buy football kits, guitars and sports equipment for the children in his school.

The children took part in numerous fundraising activities throughout the day;

As well as some language activities in class with Mrs Innerdale.

Walking Like an Egyptian

We spent today at the Great North Museum Hancock, exploring a fantastic Egyptian exhibit.

We started the day looking at many different artefacts. There were mummies, jewellery, hieroglyphics, pots and may other things. We also played some games where we had to find something in the exhibition with a certain characteristic, such as wood or man made or just beautiful. We also looked at the death scrolls and deciphered some hieroglyphics.




We also looked at a huge map of Egypt.  We talked about the key, grid references and also where a lot of the cities and towns were located.  We found a number of airports, located the rivers and seas and could find the main cities.  We then looked at how to use grid references to describe where these things were.


After lunch we explored the rest of the museum and saw a number of other exhibits, such as the Romans, Ancient Greeks, fossils and local wild life.

Rosary beads made by Mini Vinnies

Mini Vinnies have been making rosary beads to sell during the Month of May. They will be available from the School office for 50p.

The beads represent one decade of the Rosary, with a coloured bead next to the cross for the “Our Father”, 10 beads of the same colour for the “Hail Mary’s”  and a bead at the end for the “Glory Be”. Each decade will be in its own pouch along with a copy of the prayers.

All money raised will be donated to charity so please come along and buy one!