Remembrance Day

Yesterday I had the privilege of joining children, parents and grandparents from our school at the Remembrance Service at the War Memorial in Monkton Village. The children were amazing and were a credit to their parents and our school, we were able to lay the poppy wreath on behalf of our school as part of the service. Thank you to all who attended.

We will remember them.

Victorian Slums project

Year 6 have been learning about Victorian slums as part of their ILP. All of the children did a fabulous job. Mrs Todd and I were so impressed by one in particular that we asked the creator to write a blog about it (below). Keep up the great work!

Mrs Faulkner

‘In class, we were asked to create a slum house which was based on the 19th century Victorian slums.  I have designed an alleyway which has three buildings made into five small living areas.  To create these tiny homes I have used: cardboard, boxes, tubes, string, matchsticks, material, tea bags and weeds.  People lived in dirty, crowded conditions and many shared beds.  Times were very hard; people had very little money and poor hygiene. I have created a washing line for each slum to share, with clothes and bedding on.  The pathways are all dirty.  Everything I have used has been recycled, including used tea bags, which I have steeped material in to give a used and filthy look!’

Gracie Keenleyside, Year 6

Year 5’s day with our Chinese visitors!

Year 5 enjoyed a very busy day with our visitors from our Chinese sister school.

We started the day off with some memory games – this gave us a chance to learn each other’s names and work in a team. As well as games, we constructed and decorated our own butterflies, birds or planes; created optical illusion pictures with our hands and we were also lucky enough to be taught some Chinese writing.

To top it all off, we were able to go and watch the Bede Burn Primary School vs Meiyuan Primary School football match. Bede Burn reigned victorious with an 11-0 win and we were very pleased indeed.

It was an invaluable experience meeting our new friends and it’s certainly one we won’t forget in a hurry!

– Miss Beadling

Day 6 with Year 4

On Monday Year 4 were lucky enough to have our Chinese visitors finally join them.

During the day they built Towers in mixed groups to see who could build the tallest structure. They also showed their guests some of the games they play in there PE lessons which everyone had a great go at.

It was a fantastic experience learning with all the new students and teachers and I hope we get to experience it again in the future.