Today has been an incredibly busy day with the groups all typing out their favourite poems in readiness for an anthology!
The cover art and back cover art was provided by Benjamin and Emma. All of the poems were selected by the children for the anthology. They are really looking forward to showing everyone their hard work.
In the afternoon, Valerie taught the groups all about the Viking poem called a Kenning.
Working in pairs, the children came up with their own kenning, reading each one out to the rest of the group.
At the end of the day, some of the children went to make dinner for everyone; the others are working hard to create ideas for a show they are going to perform for John and Valerie tomorrow before they go home.
The children have really enjoyed this experience and have lost themselves in words!
Members of the School Council explained in their recent meeting that the yard can, at times, be a lonely place for some children. It is not always easy to find someone to play with, especially when close friends are absent or are eating lunch. After a lengthy discussion of possible ways around this issue, the School Council decided upon installing a ‘Buddy Bus Stop’ in each yard. Children who are feeling lost and in need of a friend can come to one of the Bus Stops to receive the help that they need.
Our School Council members have been carefully counting your cans of food. They were thrilled to find that our first ‘Canny Friday’ resulted in 249 cans being collected for the South Tyneside Food Bank.
We’re looking forward to our next Canny Friday (17th March) already!
This half term the children in the nursery have been visited by the staff from The Foundation of Light. All the children are taking part in Little Dribblers sessions and as you can see they are clearly enjoying themselves.
I’m sure our Year 2 parents will agree that their performances on Wednesday 6th July were amazing with everyone getting involved in the drama and songs. And who doesn’t love dressing up as a pirate, mermaid…or parrot!