Today (Tuesday 7th December) the Year 6 children took part in their DARE graduation. For me personally, it was amazing to listen to all of the superb knowledge and facts that the children had gained and how interested and curious they were about the many different topic areas. A huge thanks must go to Mrs Beale & Mrs Hilton for working with the children throughout the programme.
Below are two parts of the assembly (website file size dictates why it is presented how it is), the DARE graduation photos that were taken with Mrs Beale and the DARE reports that the children wrote independently last week – there are no names on the work, please ask your child to show you their piece.
Boys Ryder Cup - Europe 28 - 17 USA / Girls Solheim Cup - Europe 26.5 - USA 26.5
As part of our big question about Europe and Black History Week, where we looked at Tiger Woods, the children took part in Stonebroom Primary School's version of the Ryder/Solheim Cups. Teams were drawn at random and the children then took part in putting and chipping competitions against each other to score points for their teams. As you can see from the scores, the girls' competition was really tight and whilst we should have had a play-off to decide the winner, we unfortunately didn't have time as the hall needed to be set up for lunch - a problem that the golf professionals don't have to face!
Anyway, below are some photos of the event for you all to enjoy.
SAFER INTERNET MORNING
As part of our safer internet curriculum, Traci Good came back to school to talk about internet safety. The children took part in a range of activities where we looked at the positives of being online, how we regulate our emotions online, the importance of sleep, grooming and sending/receiving inappropriate messages.
It was a very informative morning where the children shared information on websites they visit and use, their use of apps and the new series 'The Squid Games'. From here, Traci was able to guide the children in terms of safety and the law.
Below are a few photos of the morning and I will put a short optional activity on Seesaw.
FIRST AID MORNING
Last year, a number of parents enquired about the children taking part in a first aid course so Mrs George booked a session for the Year 5 & 6 children.
They had a superb time and the instructor said they were 'the best class she had taught in a long time' - it is fair to say that I am one very happy teacher!
They were taught what to do in an emergency, how to place someone in the recovery position and what to do if someone is choking amongst many other things. Whilst we hope they never have to use these skills, it is important that they know what to do in an emergency and if it helps just one person then it has all been worthwhile.
Below are some photos that were taken by Mrs Horner during the event.
YEAR 5/6 FOOTBALL COMPETITION
On Wednesday 23rd September, some of the Year 5/6 boys took part in a football competition at Tibshelf Community School. There were three groups game which we lost by 1 goal in each case - Henez was the scorer of our only goal. In the final play-off game, we lost 3-0.
We (Mr Walmsley & Mrs Marshall) were very impressed with the effort the children put in and the improved teamwork that went on throughout the competition - some of the children only play football on the school playground!
So whilst the results did not go our way, the performance in each game was impressive so well done boys!
CONNECT FOUR COMPETITION
Last week, the children took part in the annual battle of the sexes Connect Four competition. This event has taken place for the last 3 years and the boys went into the event leading 2-1. There were 7 points up for grabs with each win counting for 1 point. In the event of a tie, each team would be awarded half a point. The girls needed 4 points to win whereas the boys would retain the trophy if they achieved 3 and a half points (as they held the title).
As you can see from the photos below, the competition was very close but the girls came out on top, levelling the overall score at 2-2. Congratulations to the girls and commiserations to the boys. It will be interesting to see how Year 5 go next year!
Hopefully, at the end of the this week or beginning of next week, I will have some work to attached to the photos below.
MOVE UP MORNING
Monday 12th July saw the children come to me for move up morning. During the morning, we look at the expectations of a Year 6 child, our curriculum for the year and did a range of different work on sharks. Unfortunately, with less than 2 hours available to us, we were unable to produce the art work I wanted to create however we did take the self portraits in readiness for the first day back.