Year 6 have worked incredibly hard this week, doing their SATs. Mrs Pigott, Mrs Jones and Mrs McKeown have been highly impressed by how sensible, and hardworking the whole class has been this week.
No matter what the results, we are very proud of every single one of you!
The School Council, also part of the Fair Trade Steering Group, visited the Co-Op to speak to the Manager about all the Fair Trade products he sells in his shop.
The children managed to find lots of Fair Trade products such as fruit, flowers, chocolate, coffee, sugar, tea, wine and even some baby products.
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The theme this half term is 'Relationships'.
Year 6 have been working very hard on their revision for the past two weeks, as the Key Stage 2 SATS are getting very close.
Mrs Pigott and Mrs Jones have been impressed with how hard the children are working, and are looking forward to the whole class showing eveyone just what they can do. GoodLuck , Year 6.
We were very lucky in Reception this week, some of our lovely Year 6 children came to help us with our learning. They worked in different areas in the class with us. We had help with building models using blocks or playdough, cutting and sticking, reading, they even helped us with our letter formation!!
They were very grown up and sensible and lots of help. We have such wonderful big people in our school who help us stay safe while we are learning.
Year 6 have been working with a football coach on Wednesday afternoons. They have worked on their basic skills, and today showed off what they had learned on the top yard.
The teams kept changing pitches and played a series of four a side games. Mrs Pigott was really impressed with how well the team members supported one another. There was a lot of helpful advice and encouragement being called out to team mates. It was great to see all members of the class joining in and having fun.
The Dance Club have been working really hard to get ready for the Gateshead Schools' Dance Festival. Children from Years One to Six have been meeting after school on a Wednesday. They have put together a fabulous dance to the song "A hard knock life" from Annie.
Mrs Pigott is really proud of each and every one of you. You have all shown fantastic commitment, and worked really hard to learn the dance in such a short space of time. I cannot wait to see you performing on stage at the Sage.
The Festival takes place on Tuesday 12th March, at The Sage, Gateshead. Can I just take this opportunity to also thank parents for their support.
The theme this half term is 'Good to be me'.
This week has been Book Week. Year 6 helped Miss Allen to organise and run the stalls for the Fun Afternoon in the Key Stage 2 Hall. They designed signs for their stalls; helped with setting up the area; and encouraged the younger children to join in and have fun.
Everyone had a great time, and the Year 6 did a fantastic job of running the afternoon. Well done and thank you, Year 6.
Mr Nevins continued his work in Year 6 this week. He read the story of The Sissy Duckling by Harvey Fierstein. In the story, the duckling is called names just because he likes to do things which are different from the things which the other ducks enjoy.
As part of the discussion work generated by the story, the class tried out a 'conscience alley'. The children formed an alley by making two rows facing one another. One member of the class walked along the alley, taking on the role of the Sissy Duckling, and the children offered advice to him about what he could do to solve his problems. A lot of thought provoking comments were offered, and formed the basis for a class discussion about bullying.
FA Football coach Robbie Pringle has been coming into school on a Wednesday afternoon to develop ball skills with Years 3, 5 and 6. After only a couple of weeks there are already great improvements in children's ball skills and confidence. Its great fun aswell!
Helping Hands PTA will be holding their Easter disco on Friday 22nd March 2013.
Tickets are priced £3:00 per child,
Early Years and KeyStage 1 4:15 - 5:15 (nursery parents to stay)
Key Stage 2 5:30 - 6:30
Please note that tickets WILL NOT be available to buy after 15th March 2013.
Any furthur information please see Mrs Lacey after 3:30 at the infant door.
Mr Nevins came into Year 6 yesterday, to introduce some work which he will be continuing with next week. He started by reading a story, and discussing relationships within families. There was lots of interesting discussion, and the class really enjoyed the story.
Mr Nevins left the children with some homework, fillling in sheets all about themselves. These will be used as a starting point for some work next week. He will also look at the story, 'Mini Mia and Her Darling Uncle', in more depth. The class are already asking when Mr Nevins is coming back to work with them again.
Year 6 have introduced an element of competition, to make learning their times tables fun.
One person plays 'Multiple Wipeout' on the interactive whiteboard, while the rest of the class race to try and record the same table on their own wipe boards even more quickly. There's nothing like a bit of competition to fire up enthusiasm. Our recall of times tables is getting better all of the time.
Introducing Book Week 2013
(11th – 15th February)
THIS YEAR’S THEME IS:
BOOKFAIR GARDEN…CATCH THE READING BUG
Book Week 2013
(11th – 15th February)
THIS YEAR’S THEME IS:
BOOKFAIR GARDEN…CATCH THE READING BUG
It’s nearly time for this year’s Book Week which has always been a fantastic and enjoyable time for the children as well as being supported by parents exceptionally well. There will be loads of events and loads of ways to get involved!
The Bookfair arrives in school on Monday 11th February and will be with us until Thursday. As always, it will be based in the Junior Hall and books, posters and stationery will be available to buy each night from 3.30pm. This year the theme is ‘Bookfair Garden: Catch the reading bug’ (An Eco theme) and some of the books you can purchase are shown in the catalogue. There is always a great selection and the school also benefits from the fair. Last year the school received just over £200 which was put towards buying further Literacy resources.
Fun Afternoon (Wednesday 13th)
The children love this! This is an afternoon in celebration of Book Week where the kids simply enjoy themselves. The Year 6s will be running this as an enterprise project and look after stalls selling all kinds of things. We will also have various competitions like guess the name of the ‘cuddly toy’ etc. Children are free to bring in money on this day and spend it during the afternoon. The Book Fair will be open during the fun afternoon and there will be face painting which is always popular so fill in the form below if you do not wish your child to be painted! If you have any old books/comics or story tapes/DVDs you no longer want, please start bringing them to school and place them in the boxes beside Mrs Redhead’s office. They must be Universal DVDs and suitable books only please. Also if you have any good items for a tombola - gift sets, cuddly toys etc they would be greatly appreciated.
Children can get dressed up on Wednesday 13th to match the theme of our Eco Book Week. There will be prizes for the best costume! Anything linked with the Eco theme will be great. Your child could be a farmer, gardener, flower, tree, mini-beast! This non-uniform day will be great fun.
Parent/Guardian & Child competition
Last year we ran a parent and child competition which proved very successful – a few parents and guardians proved to be budding writers! This year, we want to encourage you to take part in something a little different. Take a photograph of your child or your whole family reading somewhere. Send in a photo of you reading anywhere…in a boat…upside down…in a tree…underground…on a trip…the sky’s the limit! The winning photograph will be chosen by a special visitor and will not be chosen for its quality, but its level of interest! There will, of course be prizes for the most inventive! Photos must be sent into school by Thursday 14th February. Good Luck!
500 words Event
This year we will be taking part in the 500 words Radio 2 competition. Teachers may choose to organise the competition differently but most will bring home some talk homework linked with the writing competition challenge, so carers have the opportunity to give their child ideas to include in the writing. During ‘Pirate Writing’ sessions your child will write a story and the best in each class will be sent to the Radio competition. For further details on this competition, please visit:
I’m sure the whole week will be a great success. There will be loads of prizes and exciting events during the week. Let’s raise as much money as possible to buy further resources to boost our children’s learning and enjoyment in school.
Thoughout this week, the school grounds has been covered with the 'white stuff'!!!
Children in Key Stage 2 have taken the opportunity to take part in different activities using the vast amount of snow we have spread around school.
Year 4 and 5 had a snowman building competition in which they learnt that they got on much better if they split the jobs up and worked as a team.
Lots of children from various classes built on our experiences from the Summer Olympics by trying a Winter Olympic sport by doing some sledging. Great fun was had by all!!!
In our Whole School Assembly this week, we heard from lots of children about what they had learnt.
Callum from the ARMS unit told us that he had learnt how to add and take away numbers higher than 100,000 by using vertical methods. Also within Numeracy, Shannon has been learning how to simplify fractions to their lowest form. Peter from year two has also learnt about vertical addition and subtraction. Elicia from year 5, talked about how she had learnt how to use brackets and the BoDMAS method for carrying out operations in the correct order.
Year 3 are reading the story of the 'Iron Man.' Toni has learnt about how to find particular things about the story and also how to make a model of it within the Creative Curriculum.
Children in year 4 and 5 have been looking at playscripts at different stages. Year 4, including Charley, have learnt about the structure and tried some acting. Year 5 have looked at advanced layouts and also characterisation.
Within Science and the Creative Curriculum, Zak from year one was able to tell us about the parts of a skeleton and other children put their hands up to tell us that the skeleton protects the main parts of the body such as the heart.
Courtney from year 5 told everyone about how she has learnt to use an atlas to find different places and features. She also told us that some towns and cities were built next to rivers to be next to water.
Neptune were once again house point champions.
Find out what we are doing in class !!!!
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Any ideas or suggestions you have about making Roman Road Primary School the best in Gateshead speak to a member of the School Council and it will be discussed at the next School Council meeting.
The whole school took part in a homeless shoebox appeal and Nick the chef came to tell us how we can help the homeless at Christmas. Roman Road's shoebox, designed by Year 1 child, Shelby Champney came first out of 7 schools across Gateshead. Roman Road organised the event with Nick and we hope to move into South Tyneside next year to extend the challenge.
Miss Allen read 'Stick Man' by Julia Donaldson at a follow up assembly to remind us that not all people live in lovely homes at winter time. Some have no home and no-one to take care of them. Overall we filled 80 boxes at Roman Road. Gateshead's total number was 450! They were given out at the people's kitchen party as well as Hospitality and Hope in South Shields.
On Friday, Destination Judo visited school to give the children a taster session of judo. This was to try and encourage children to try out different sports, and to keep fit and active.
Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their session, and loved having the opportunity to try out their "judo grip". The session was fast and fun with lots of opportunities to play games and compete against one another. Some of the group found out that they had talents they did not know they had.
Year 6 have been revising co-ordinates this week with a festive theme. After a bit of trouble drawing the axes, we all managed to plot Rudolph and Santa Claus.
Next week we are going to be working on some Festive Fractions, and also solving some Wintery Word Problems.
The Helping Hands PTA organised Christmas discos for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 last week.
All of the children had a fabulous time dancing to music played by Santa DJ; playing party games and eating a lovely party tea prepared by members of the PTA. The behaviour of all children was excellent. A big thank you to Mrs Lacey for organising the event.
Our Friday assembly this week was held in the Infant Hall for a change.
Miss Allen told us how Shelby from Year 1 won the People's Kitchen shoebox competition. This is the second year running the winner has come from our school!!!
Some children represented the school earlier in the week.
Elicia from year 5 told the Assembly how she had learnt about rationing in World War 2 and how people had to figure out different ways to use their small rations.
Connie from Reception told us that she had learnt that when it gets very cold in winter 'Jack Frost' makes everything white. There are also lots of other changes.
William from year 6 told us that he has learnt that he works better whilst under pressure.
The housepoint trophy was shared by Mercury and Neptune.
Castles, castles and more castles !!!!!!
Year 1 showed us their model castles which they have been making at home with their parents. They are fantastic!!!
Some children from Key Stage 2 came out to tell us what they had learned this week.
Charlie from year 3 confidently told us that he'd found out that the inverse of multiplication is divide. He went on to explain that inverse means opposite.
Jordan explained that he had learnt about decomposition when carrying out subtraction sums using a compact method. He was able to do thousands - thousands using double decomposition.
Cameron in year six told us that he'd learned lots about circles including that the perimeter is called the circumference. He also said that the radius is half of the diameter which runs through the middle point from side to side. As part of this work, he can now use a pair of compasses to draw a circle to a particular size.
The House trophy was won by Apollo.
This week in Literacy, Year 6 have been finding out about balanced arguments.
We discussed whether it was a good idea for children to have mobile phones in school. It was quite difficult to see things from other people's point of view. We split up into groups, and took on the roles of child, teacher, parent and medical expert, looking at the situation from lots of different angles. We then role played a discussion, or balanced argument, on the topic. Some of us got into character very well!
This week in Literacy, Year 6 have started a unit of work on persuasion. We had fun role playing some scenarios, and putting various class members in the 'hot seat'. We moved on to look at some persuasive texts, finding out successful ways of recording our opinions.
We ended the week by doing some research into the harmful effects of smoking. We were horrified by some of the facts and statistics which we read. There were also a lot of things which we did not realise were caused by smoking, such as gum disease, and premature ageing. It has certainly put us off the idea of smoking when we are older.
Dvd's of the fantastic Year 6 Production, Roman High Musical, are now on sale for the bargain price of £5.00. If you would like one, please see Mrs Pigott.
This week Miss Allen spotted lots of stars with her new star shaped glasses!!!
Lots of children told us what they had been learning.
Jack told us he'd learnt how to find a missing angle while Ella told us what she'd put into her story to make it interesting. Jason had found out about the parts of a dinosaur while Louis had learnt they were meat eaters so are called carnivores.
Marie had learnt how to make a cake whilst Chloe had learnt what life was like during the Blitz. Cameron has been learning how to write a newspaper report.
In addition to this, Ruby has been working hard at home to find information on a wolf to link in to her Creative Curriculum topic.
The winning house this week was Apollo.
Miss Allen introduced her friend the scarecrow and launched a competition to give him a name.
What have you learnt this week ??? Make a comment on the site please.
This week in Maths, Year 6 have been learning all about angles. We started the week by measuring and drawing angles using protractors. We then progressed to calculating missing angles in triangles; on straight lines and around a point.
At the end of the week we worked in the ICT suite, on Education City, to test our knowledge of angles. We impressed ourselves with how much we knew!
As part of our "Wonderful Life" topic, the children have been working in pairs to invent an animal. They have thought about a suitable habitat for their creatures, and have drawn the animal in its environment. They have added labels to illustrate how the animal is adapted to live in its habitat.
They word processed a short piece of text which gives the reader a brief overview of their animal, and also produced a picture of it using the computer. Some of the ideas were very creative. Why not pop into Year 6 and have a look at them?
Miss McMullen from Hewort Grange Comprehensive School came into Year 6 for the first of our transition visits. She worked alongside the children in Literacy this morning, talking to them about their work. She was very interested in the way that they were carrying out self assessment of their writing.
She will be visiting Year six every fortnight, to aid their transition to secondary school. This is very beneficial to the children, as they have a familiar face, and point of contact, when they move on to secondar school.
Year 6 had a really interesting visiting Teacher this week. Mr Roberts is working with Upper Key Stage 2, teaching them all about financial capability. They started this week by thinking about what money actually is. A question which has countless answer,s if you start thinking about all the ways in which we actually pay for things in this day and age.
The class were fascinated by some of the things which have been used as money in other cultures, and at other times. The children were absolutely bursting to tell Mrs Pigott everything that they had learned at the end of the session.
This week, we heard from some year 5 children who told us what they had learnt when working with equivalent fractions.
They had used the 'whatever you do to the bottom you do to the top' rule to convert some really tricky fractions to their equivalents. In addition to this, they were able to explain the differences between the numerator and the denominator.
Information was also given out about the Toma Children's Cancer Fund. We would everyone to look out for the tokens in the Evening Chronicle newspaper which we are collecting to help children and their families who have been affected by childhood cancers. Please support by looking in the newspaper and cutting out the vouchers. The box for the vouchers is in the Key Stage 2 entrance.
Year six have been working very hard, solving word problems in Maths. The children worked with a partner to read the problem, and then decide which information was important, and which was not relevant.
Everybody showed great cooperation, and communication, skills which led to a lot of successful learning in the lesson. One of the boys even remarked, "This is great! The questions are all about insects, and that makes me want to find out the answers.".
Dance Club met for the first time in the Key Stage 2 Hall after school today. Mrs Pigott was delighted with the enthusiasm and excitement of all the members.
Everyone worked extremely hard, and picked up the moves really quickly. We are hoping to put together a routine to perform at the Cheerleading Festival in December. A huge thank you , and well done, to everyone who attended tonight from Mrs Pigott.
The buddies have started working on the Key Stage 1 and 2 yards this week. They have been praised by several members of staff for their excellent attitude towards the younger children.
The buddies have been encouraging the other children to join in with games, and teaching them new games as well. They are truly being fantastic role models for the rest of the school. Keep up the good work!!
The Year 6 Buddies were presented with their Buddy caps in Assembly this morning. They are very keen to take on this important role within school.
The Buddies are made up of Year 6 children from Mrs Pigott's class, and from the ARMS class. They work alongside staff on the Key Stage 1 and 2 yards at playtimes and lunchtimes. Their role is to mentor the younger children, supporting any child in need of help, or who may be in need of a friend. The Year 6 have started the year with a very mature attitude, and I am sure they will act as fabulous role models for the younger children.
Remember - if you are on the yard and you need help, or you want somebody to play with, just look out for the bright yellow caps of the buddies.
Attached is the details of what is being taught in each class this term.
We have put it on to the website to inform parents and carers about the various topics.
During last week in school, children from various Key Stage Two classes experienced Sitting Volleyball during their lunchtimes.
In addition to this, some classes also tried Sit Down Basketball and Goalball in their PE lessons.
The whole idea was to give the children the idea of what these versions of the sports are like and what challenges Paralympians face. It was also the theme for our assemblies during the week.
Find out more about these sports by following the links:
Come along and enjoy the Year 6 production...
Roman High Musical
Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th July at 6pm in the Key Stage 2 Hall.
Tickets £2 (£1 for current Roman Road Pupils) available in school or on the door.
The children have been working incredibly hard on this amazing production. Come along and enjoy amazing acting, superb singing and dazzling dancing. I guarantee that your toes will be tapping, and you will be humming the tunes all the way home.
It's not every day that you can come into school and watch Mr Allsop, Mrs Jones and Miss Allen on stage!!
For the first time ever, Roman Road held their Sportsday at Gateshead Stadium.
The sun shone, the parents and supporters cheered wildly and above all the children showed a fantastic spirit as they raced aginst each other representing the original five Olympic continents.
From Reception to Year 6, everyone tried their best and showed lots of the Olympic values. An example of this was the courage and determination shown in the 400 metre races.
After three hours of sprinting, distance running, beanbag races, skipping and relays, the team from Africa were victorious. Well done to them and thank you to all the children and their parents that attended which made this a sportsday to remember.
A huge thank you must also go to Mrs Inkster who organised our amazing afternoon. Everyone will realise the time and effort that goes into sorting out something like this and our wider Creative Curriculum fortnight of events.
We are now looking forward to the Primary Athletics Festival where our top Key Stage 2 athletes will be representing the school against forty seven others back at the Stadium in July.
More photos of the day, including some from Key Stage One, will follow in the gallery section of the site.
Twenty eight children plus five staff have just returned from a very enjoyable but tiring five days in Scotland.
The mostly sunshine filled week saw the children take part in various activities including some which are included in the up and coming Olympics.
Olympic and Paralympic values were shown all week especially courage and determination to achieve some tasks which a few children found challenging.
More photographs can be seen in the gallery by following the link at the top of the page and then clicking on the 2011/12 school year.
Finally, well done to the children from years 4, 5 and 6 for their efforts through the week.
This term, our Eco Council have been extremely busy! We have been planning to involve the whole school in a Climate Change Awareness Campaign which will be integrated in all parts of the curriculum in a creative way. In the weeks leading up to the Easter break, everyone will learn why our world is becoming warmer and how to look after it so future generations can enjoy it’s beauty. Our fab work will soon be published in the Climate Change Lead School Newsletters!
In an assembly, we reminded all the children about our adopted polar bear and how these animals are being affected by Climate Change. Each class collects spare change in their own ‘Polar Bottle’ and so far we have raised £300!
Our Year 2, 3 and 4 classes have thoroughly enjoyed working with ‘Groundworks’ to make fantastic bird boxes and feeders as well as constructing an outstanding Bug Hotel! The Eco Council are preparing our gardens ready for planting so we can sell our own vegetables. Over the next couple of weeks, everyone in the school is working with ‘Nick the Chef’ from ‘Cooking for Life’ and Alan Barlow, our Bike-it officer to learn about food miles. We are working very hard at present to win the virtual bike race…last year we came fourth in the country! We are also collecting plastic bottle tops and working with local artists to produce recycled landscape art! Northumbrian Water will be popping into school to talk about water saving ideas. Local MP Ian Mearns recently visited our school and met our Eco Council! He was certainly impressed with how ‘Green’ we are!
It’s nearly time for Green Day 2012! The Eco Council are preparing to sell recycled crafts made in school to the local community during our Green Breakfast. Everyone will dress in green and all the food will be green. Money raised from the crafts will go towards supporting our Indian Orphanage…we have already helped raise in excess of £5000! Awesome!
Learning about healthy eating in Read Write Inc Comprehension. The Dragon Fruit was yummy, but looked extremely odd!
Our Parents all loved working with their children in Literacy and RWInc.
We are a model school for RWInc! Yeehah!
It’s nearly time for Eco Theme. This time we are taking time out of this half term to think, talk and learn about Eco Issues. This year’s theme is:
We are a Climate Change Lead School!
Your child will be learning all about Climate Change and how we can be kinder to the environment. We will be talking about all the categories of the Eco Award:
Waste & Recycling
Our intention this year is to teach our children how to look after their world. After all, they will inherit the earth whatever state it is in!
During Eco theme, the children will be involved in many activities and visitors will talk to the children about ‘Climate Change’.
Indian Day - Friday 23rd March-children to school dressed in colours of Indian flag (green/white/orange) or in Indian dress. We will remember our children in the Indian orphanage. Come to school at 8:15 am for Indian Breakfast in the Junior Hall. Yummy cakes to buy! Bring your 1p and 2p to see if we can cover a piece of Indian dress…
A DVD will be set up to show parents what happened when Living Waters Church took the £250 raised by Roman Road to our Indian orphanage.
Green Day Friday 30th March – children to school dressed in green. This is a country wide day to remember green issues.
There will be a ‘Green Breakfast’ in the Junior Hall at 8.15am for carers and children with green food to eat! Amazing Recycled Crafts made by Year 3 to buy! All welcome!
Indian Orphanage Update: The money raised during India and Green days last year was taken to India by 4 members of Living Waters Church along with money raised by members of the Church Community. It was used to buy uniforms for the orphans in Pastor Emmanuel’s school. Thank you for your amazing support! Church members took a DVD of children at the orphanage receiving a card and letters from Roman Road School.
Polar Bear Update: We are able to support the Svalbard Polar Bears for another year so please keep bringing in your coppers to put into our Polar Bottles which will be in every classroom during Eco Week.
Your challenge is:
Use as many recycled materials as you can and create an Eco Egg !
Bring your Eco Egg to school before the Easter holiday. Everyone who enters the competition will get a prize but there will be 3 main winners. Don’t forget to put your name and class on your egg. Leave it in the Junior Hall during the week beginning 26/3/12
Prizes given out on Friday 30th April.
Last year’s entries were BRILLIANT!!!
If you want to win…
be as inventive as you can and transform your egg into something fantastic!!!
Two sports teams represented the school last week and both showed the Olympic Values.
On Tuesday evening, the year 5 Netball team played in a High Five competition at Heworth Grange. For most of the team, this was their first ever netball event and they puts in lots of effort and their attitude was fantastic.
On Thursday evening, the year 5/6 football team played Carr Hill in a league match. Despite the long grass some great football was played by both schools. We went on to record our first league win this season. Goals from Jack (4) and Steven made up the 5-1 win.
Everyone experienced and enjoyed Bookweek in the last week of the half term.
Lots of different activities took place during the week related to reading and writing. The Scholastic bookfair was in school and we finished with our traditional fun afternoon.
A few more fun afternoon photos can be seen in the gallery by clicking on this link:
Fun Afternoon Photos
Year six worked really hard setting up and manning the stalls at the fun afternoon on Wednesday. There were games, refreshments, face painting, nail painting and competitions.
It was lovely to see the whole school having fun. The afternoon raised more than £350. Thanks to everyone for their support.
Year 5 and 6 children are continuing to take part in a lunchtime Animation club that is ran by Mr Bradshaw.
They use the digi-blue camera to take lots of photographs of a scene after it has been slightly adjusted. All the photos are then put together to make a short film.
Some of the year 5 children are getting ready to represent the school in the annual competition at Heworth CLC.
Twenty five children from year 5 & 6 had a fantastic trip to London.
After setting off early from Newcastle Central Station on the Tuesday, we reached Kings Cross after three hours.
During the rest of the first day the children saw Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, The Mall and Trafalgar Square. We also went inside the National Art Gallery and the Aquarium.
After a nice meal at the hotel, we went on a night time walk where we saw Hyde Park and the outside of the Royal Albert Hall.
Day two started with a brief visit to look at Big Ben and then Downing Street.
From there, we had an outstanding tour around the Houses of Parliament. This was followed by an excellent workshop about elections and voting (some children got voted to be MP's). Our trip to Parliament finished with a very interesting talk by our MP, Ian Mearns.
After leaving Parliament we got the Tube to Piccadilly Circus and then walked down the Haymarket to Planet Hollywood restaurant where we had a great meal. It was then time for shopping and a look at the lights at Piccadilly Circus before heading back to Kings Cross.
All the children were extremely well behaved. They were very sensible especially while making a number of journeys on the London Underground and walking in some busy places.
Year Six have started a new science topic all about materials and their properties. We have been planning, organising and carrying out investigations.
We started by carefully observing what happens when we mix various materials with water. Mrs Pigott was really impressed with the detail and language used to describe any changes which took place.
This term Year 6 are working on a 'Space' topic, which is largely science based. As part of our work we studied the work of space artist Donald E. Davis.
We recreated some of his artworks using chalk pastels. We used blending and layering techniques to produce some high quality spacescapes. Why not pop into Year 6 to see some of our finished artwork on display?
School will be OPEN on Thursday as per the following arrangements:
Year 1 to Year 6 plus the ARMS unit - normal times (9am - 3.30pm)
Reception class - adjusted times - 10am - 2.30pm
(Reception children need to be brought to the Infant hall at 10am)
Nursery will not start until Monday 12th September (9am - 12 noon)
We look forward to seeing everyone at the times above.
As you may know, the school has had a substantial amount of work carried out over the summer holidays. This has involved the heating system being totally replaced.
Unfortunately, there has not been enough time for the school to be cleaned and tidied.
Therefore school will remain CLOSED on Wednesday and we will aim to open at 9am on Thursday morning (8th September).
We regret the inconvenience this may cause but for health and safety reasons we have had little choice.
Please keep following the website for further updates and listen to local radio.
We would like to invite you to watch our end of year production, Sleeping Beauty. It will be performed in the junior hall on Wednesday July 6th and Thursday July 7th at 6pm.
Tickets cost just £1 for children who attend Roman Road, and £2 for all other children and adults. Tickets are available in school from Mrs Lawson or Mrs Pigott.
The children and staff have worked very hard, showing great dedication by practising after school, and also coming into school on weekends and holidays. I am sure that the performance will be amazing, so don't miss out. Tickets are selling fast!
Just a reminder- UPDATED
School will be closed on the following days:
Thursday 23rd June 2011 (Staff Training Day)
Friday 24th June 2011 (Occasional Day)
Monday 27th June 2011 (Royal Wedding Day)
School will re-open on Tuesday 28th June at 9am.
Thursday 30th June - School will be CLOSED to the children because of industrial action.
The school will not be entering teams at the Gateshead Primary Schools Athletics Festival on Friday 24th June at Gateshead Stadium.
This year’s Book Week was, as always a great success and the children had a fantastic time!
Thank you for all your support. You especially excelled at the adult and child competition – all entries were fantastic!
Bookfair Total - £449
Fun Afternoon & Sponsored Event Total - Just over £400!
All monies raised will go straight towards buying school resources for Literacy and the Library.
I have put together a KS2 Hall Display showing photos and work completed by children and parents during Book Week. Please come and have a look! In past years we have really benefitted from this money raised. We bought our sound system with it which we use during performances. Also, we purchased a lot of Read Write Inc products which has been a massive success.
The next big literacy/drama event will be at the end of the Summer Term when Year 6 will be performing ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at 6pm in the Junior Hall. Fliers will be distributed next term to promote this exciting event.
Thank you for your continuing support in all our Literacy projects.
We have recently had a whole school Eco Week which was a brilliant success! All children took part in Eco activities across the week and the school theme was 'Waste Not, Want Not!'
'Waste Not, Want Not' incorporated recycling, waste, water and energy which are all themes within the Eco Award. After receiving our Bronze and Silver Eco Awards last year, we are striving towards our Green Flag which we will hopefully receive in the Summer Term. Everyone rose to the challenge this year and included Eco issues within their Creative Curricular Themes. But in Eco Week we had a fantastic time. This is a list of activities we enjoyed:
*making recycled musical instuments
*making wind turbines
*making shelters using recycled canvas
*setting up recycling of paper towels
*making quality items from recycled items to sell on a stall to raise money for our orphanage/polar bears
*making bottle top flower garden decorations
*research about polar bears/reducing, reusing, recycling
*making a water filter
*pie charts and data handling about recycling and water usage in the home
*Cooking with leftovers alongside nick, our resident chef!
*Biking to school
*Making Eco eggs from recycled materials for a competition
*Washing cars with recycled water
*Picking up litter
*Weaving with plastic bags
*Using cans to make garden buddies
*Thinking about a life without energy
*Making collage patchwork quilts
*Alan's visit to classes to talk about Eco Issues
We finished the week with Green Day. We dressed up in green and went to a green breakfast in the Junior Hall. We ate green food and watched a video about our Indian orphanage. four people from Living Waters Church in South Shields have now visited the orphanage and handed over the £500 raised by Roman Road so far. It bought uniforms for the children and was greatly appreciated by the Tsunami orphans.
At the breakfast, Year 2's Recycling Retail raised £56.20 which will go towards supporting our orphanage and polar bears!
Well done to everyone for your unwavering support!!
Roll up, Roll up ... It's time for Book Week and the Circus Book Fair is here in town!
In addition to the exciting events we always have, this year, our children will receive circus training from a professional circus visitor who has actually worked in the travelling circus for 2 years. Alan, our Bike it officer will also be joining the junior children to work on some circus creative writing. It's going to be a fantastic week and an exciting end to this half term!
Book Week 2011 (14th-18th February)
It’s time for this year’s Book Week which has always been a fantastic and enjoyable time for the children as well as being supported by parents exceptionally well. There will be loads of events and loads of ways to get involved!
The Bookfair arrives in school on Monday 14th February and will be with us until Thursday. As always, it will be based in the Junior Hall and books, posters and stationery will be available to buy each night from 3.30pm. This year the theme is ‘Roll up, Roll up and read!’ (A Circus theme) and some of the books you can purchase are shown in the catalogue. There is always a great selection and the school also benefits from the fair. Last year the school received £300 which was put towards buying further Literacy resources. Children can bring their £1 off voucher which they received last Friday when they come to the fair. We will have a special visitor this year at the bookfair each night...I wonder who it could be?
Fun Afternoon (Tuesday 15th)
The children love this! This is an afternoon in celebration of Book Week where the children simply enjoy themselves. The Year 6s will be running this as an enterprise project and look after stalls selling old books/videos. We will also have various competitions to guess the name of the ‘cuddly clown’ etc. Children are free to bring in money on this day and spend it during the afternoon. The Book Fair will be open during the fun afternoon and there will be face painting which is always popular so fill in the form below if you do not wish your child to be painted! Thank you for all your generosity in sending books, toys, gifts and DVDs which you no longer want.
Children can get dressed up on Tuesday 15th to match the theme of our Circus Book Week. There will be prizes for the best costume! Anything linked with the Circus will be great. Your child could be a clown, trapeze artist, circus animal or ring master! This non-uniform day will be great fun.
Parent/Guardian & Child competition
Last year we ran a parent and child competition which proved very successful – a few parents and guardians proved to be budding writers! This year, we want you to write a poem/story/information booklet around the theme of ’Circus’. Your poem/story/information text could be about anything to do with Circus. Remember to decorate it then hand it in to your child’s teacher and they will pass it on to me. If you would prefer to be more creative, you could make a model of a circus instead with some information attached! There will, of course be prizes for the most inventive!
This year we will be doing a Sponsored Circus Writing Challenge set by each teacher around a Circus theme (Foundation Stage will learn a rhyme). Each child will bring home some talk homework linked with the sponsored challenge, so carers have the opportunity to give your child ideas to include in the writing. Sponsor forms and further details have been sent home with this letter. All money raised goes straight back into school funds. Last year this money was spent on buying Literacy Resources for KS2 which are used within our new ‘Pirate Writing’ initiative to raise writing standards in school. As always, children who raise the most amount of money will receive a fab prize!
I’m sure the whole week will be a great success. There will be loads of prizes and exciting events during the week. Let’s raise as much money as possible to buy further resources to boost our children’s learning and enjoyment in school.
Thank you, as always, for your continuing support.
Miss E Allen
A BIG thank you to staff, children, parents and visitors who raised £250 for our Indian orphanage yesterday (Friday 14th January). The day was a massive success!
Visitors included parents, who came for their second authentic Indian breakfast which included paranthas (pancakes) and mango jam, fruit and scrambled egg.
An artist worked with children from Year 1 to Year 6 making rangoli patterns. These are Indian floor patterns used as a welcome to Hindu gods in the Indian Culture.
Mrs Robson, our Eco Governor visited for the day and worked with the artist as well as visiting all classes!
Foundation Stage children had another visit from Sheila from Miss Allen's church who told an Indian story and painted faces and hands with tigers and mendhi patterns.
Sheila also led a whole school assembly and used balloon modelling to tell the Christian story of Creation and perform a magic trick to tell us that God loves us all equally. We saw pictures of the Indian orphans whose parents were the victims of the 2004 tsunami.
The £250 raised will be taken to India in February by 4 members of Miss Allen's church and it will be used to buy school supplies. Money raised by Living Waters Church will go towards the building fund for Pastor Emmanuel's secondary school in Malakapatnam in India!
Thank you again for your generosity!
Nick from Cooking For Life has been in school doing Christmas cooking with all of the classes from Reception through to Year 6.
Year 5 made some delicious mince pies. They really enjoyed working with Nick and could explain everything that they had done.
The staff were delighted to be able to sample the lovely treats which Nick made with the various classes, including Christmas muffins, gingerbread biscuits, and my personal favourite (not that I am biased) the Year 5 mince pies.
A big thank you to Nick!
Year One have had great fun singing along with Santa and his elves at the North Pole.
Click on the link and try some of the games and activities for yourself.
Don't forget to bring in your coppers to fill your Polar Bottle this Winter time!
We support the Svalbard Polar Bears who are being affected by Climate Change!
Have a look on our map in the Junior Hall to see who else we support around the world!!
Parents came into Literacy sessions throughout the school and 100% said they loved working with their child. It was great having carers into class!
Some parents of children in Read Write Inc came to share learning then found out all about the scheme in a meeting. We are proud to be a model school for Read Write Inc. It's a great phonics scheme!
With the school being closed on Thursday and Friday, why not try some of these interactive activities online ? Just click on the links. This little unexpected break is a great chance for you to improve your times tables!!!!!!!! Please leave a comment if you've used any of them and what you've learnt.
Year 6 recently had a visit from SMART to learn about alcohol and the effects on the body. The children got the opportunity to undertake a simple activity, however there was a catch! The children had to wear special glasses, which would make the children's reactions the same as after taking alcohol. The children found this activity so funny as they could not achieve the simplest of tasks, but despite all the fun the children learned a hard hitting lesson!
Ben found it very difficult to kick the ball!
As part of our 'Wildlife Protectors' theme, we wrapped up and went on a trip to Thornley Woods to learn how wildlife is protected in Gateshead. The children loved going into the hide, where they had to be very quiet and got the opportunity to see a variety of birds and squirrels feeding! We learned lots of fantastic information and enjoyed an orienteering challenge on the afternoon.
On our recent trip to Thornley Woods, Year 6 have taken photos their own photos. We now know how to zoom in and out to get the perfect picture! Some children can delete a photo if they are unhappy and retake it. When we returned to school, we learned how to upload a photo onto the computer and add text. We have some expert photographers in the making!
A photo taken by Lauren Johnson!
Don't forget. On Friday, we are dressing up as PIRATES!
We have challenges to face...and we will meet them head on!
We will become the BEST WRITERS IN THE WORLD!
We will be bringing home TALK HOMEWORK! Please help us with it because our writing on Friday depends upon it! ARRRGGGGHHH!
‘Pirate Writing’ is a whole school initiative adopted by Roman Road Primary School to improve writing standards. It is a strategy which emphasises the development of the writer’s voice. Children will be introduced to the concept:
‘If you can’t speak it…you can’t write it’
Using a variety of techniques, children are encouraged to ‘steal’ the best ideas to use in their own writing.
The main focuses are:
• 4 basic skills (GHASP: Grammar,Handwriting,Spelling,Punctuation)
• VCOP (Vocabulary,Connectives,Openers,Punctuation)
• Rainbow Reading and Writing using WoW words:
Red words WoW doing words (verbs)
Purple words WoW descriptive words (adjectives/adverbs)
Blue words WoW connectives
Orange words WoW openers
Green words WoW additional phrases and clauses
• Using OSIE (Openers, Senses, Imagery, Emotions)
• Stealing the best ideas from other writers
• Talk homework
• Assessment for Learning strategies:
(peer/self assessment, paired talk, questioning)
• Creativity & linking to Creative Themes – making the writing process meaningful
• Addressing all learning styles
• Specific Targets (of which the child is aware)
• Lots of praise and rewards
• Silence for writing (where appropriate)
• Tracking of progress
Pirate Writing culminates in a whole morning session every alternate week:
Lesson 1:‘Build up’ to writing using a variety of lively games/whole class modelling and planning/use of Rainbow Writing etc.
Lesson 2: ‘Pirate Writing’ session. The atmosphere of the room is altered to create an environment conducive to creativity.
We hope to become excellent writers and 'steal' all the best ideas...like pirates!
As part of our 'Wildlife Protectors' theme, year 6 are travelling the continents of the world. On our recent visit to Antarctica, we located two weather stations and compared temperatures on Antarctica. To sum it up, we all think it is very, very cold!!! The children carefully inputted the data provided on Microsoft Excel and then created a bar chart to make the data easy to interpret. Year 6 were able to change the colour of the backgound and the bars to make the information easy to read. They have also added a title and labelled the x axis and y axis.
After studying the work of Franz Mark, year 6 have now completed their own painting in the style of Franz Marc. The children chose an endagered animal they felt strongly about, and sketched it with a backgound to show its habitat using geometric shapes. Just like Franz Marc, year 6 used fantastic tone of colour in their work. We hope you like them as much as we do!
During music week, year 6 had a challenge to work as a group to compose a piece of music for an animal's habitat! We used a variety of percussion instruments, keyboard and voice to compose music for grasslands, ocean, rainforest and desert. Year 6 worked well in teams and wrote musical scores in beats of 4 to help them play in time and whether to play quietly or loudly. We then practised lots and recorded our music on audacity, so that you can listen to our work. We hope you enjoy!
Pastor Emmanuel from our Indian Orphanage has sent a thank you email for the massive £205 raised during Eco Week for our orphanage/school. It was sent over the summer holidays, along with £500 from Living Waters Church. Pastor Dave and Siman from LWC in South Shields are going to visit the orphanage in February.
The Indian Breakfast was a real success. Thank you to everyone who made it possible! We ate Indian fruit (mango, apple, strawberries and grapes). These treats would be reserved for rich indians. We also cooked and ate parantas (Indian pancakes) with mago jam or scrambled eggs. Yum Yum! Parents, Staff and children all enjoyed the experience and a DVD of our Indian children played in the background.
As part of our Eco Week challenge, we raised money for the Svalbard Polar Bears. We raised over £200 altogether and every class received a certificate to put in their portfolio. this amazing amount raised means we can support the polar bears for another 2 years.WOW!
A few coppers goes a long way to support the polar bears, who are being affected by global warming! Send in all the coppers you can!
During the summer term 2010 as part of Eco Week, we took part in a creative curriculum theme about India. this was mainly to raise everyone's awareness of the problems faced by the country and the religious beliefs of the people. Sheila, Bethan and Nim (from Miss Allen's church) came to tell us about an Indian Orphanage we could support together.
Sheila left us with a selection of Indian desserts which were very sweet. We learned that the children in the orphanage in Machilipatnam did not have sweets like this. Most of them were orphans due to the Tsunami of 2005. Pastor Emmanuel (the principal of the school) is a Christian who has asked us to raise money for these children so a secondary school can be built. We learned that the only clean water they receive is between 6am and 7 am
Mrs Banergee taught us how to wear a sari. She taught us about the differences between schools in India compared to England.
Nick the chef came to work with Year 1 and 2 to make a biriyani. It was YUMMY!
Year 6 have been looking at the world map and now know the 7 continents of the world. Throughout our theme, we will be learning about each continent of the world and it's endangered species. This week, the children have packed their suitcase and have braved the rough waters of the Southern Ocean and have visited the freezing continent, Antarctica. They have written their own diary of their day, and have included description of what they saw and have included feelings. Lucas had a husky ride - wow! Chloe saw a blue whale! Although Year 6 were extremely cold, they were sad to leave Antarctica but had a truly amazing time!
Year 6 have also researched the endangerd blue whale. Did you know they are killed for meat and also get killed by ships because they swim close to the surface of the ocean?! Ask your child more facts, they know lots!
As part of our 'Wildlife Protectors' theme this term, year 6 have been studying the work of Franz Marc. The children have used geometric lines and tone of colour effectively to reproduce a Franz Marc painting. Paul Jobson's is fantastic so far, so I have given you a littel sneak peak! I can't wait to display the finished pieces of artwork and hope you enjoy viewing them!
Next week, each child will choose an endangered animal that they feel strongly about, and will produce their own piece of artwork in the style of Franz Marc. Year 6 are very talented artists and I am looking forward to seeing the finished pieces!
In the first week of the new term, I could not wait to find out all about the new year 6 children. So, the children eagerly wrote an autobiography sharing lots of information about themselves. It is obvious year 6 have many talents, have high aspirations and are keen to do well in year 6. I am looking forward to the year ahead! They also produced a self portrait where they concentrated very hard to ensure correct size and proportion and realistic colouring. What do you think?
This clip is a Public Information Film which was broadcast throughout the seventies and the early eighties. I can remember seeing it as a kid so it makes me fell instantly older. I'm sure some parents (and grandparents !!!) will also recognise it. (If anyone wants to admit to remembering it, please leave a comment on the site - it will make me feel better)
On a serious note,PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure your child knows how important swimming is. If you talk to another parent on the yard who doesn't look at our website, please tell them as well !
Swimming lessons at school are provided in years 3 (Summer term), year 4 (all year), year 5 (all year) and year 6 (Autumn and Spring terms).
The school sees swimming as one of the most important elements of PE. We commit a high proportion of PE funding towards it. It is a lifeskill and life preserver!!!
At the school residential in June, every child attending took part in each one of the three water based activities. This was the first time this has happened.The year group were the first to have swimming lessons throughout Key Stage 2 and it is clear the impact it has had.
We are concerned that some parents and pupils do not hold swimming as important as what we do. Class and swimming registers are monitored to look for patterns of absence on swimming days.
Swimming kit with your child needs to be in school on the right day.
Please help us to help your child to become water confident - just in case !
A knowledge of e-safety is essential if your child goes online.
The internet is an amazing resource which has meant children have developed their understanding of the technological and wider world to a degree that just wasn't possible in the past.
However, there are hidden dangers that can lurk at the other end of the Facebook, Bebo, MSN etc accounts.
There are some very good resources about e-safety and we encourage all parents and carers to look at them.
Next Generation Learning have an online e-safety quiz for adults:
Other sites are:
Children from across the school took part in our annual Sports and Health week. What's more it isn't over yet. Due to the postponement of Sports Day last Tuesday, it will go on a little longer!!!
Over the week, children took part in various activities. The aim of the sports element was to try some sports that were new them.
Years 1 to 5 worked with Karate coaches, years 4 & 6 experienced rowing machines while all year groups including the nursery were able to tray sports such as hockey, tennis, golf, bowling, basketball and badminton amongst others. Hopefully some children will take up some of the sports.
Year 5 continued with their hula hooping whereas year 3 were trained in netball by a visiting coach.
Our visiting chef Nick, taught children from different classes how to cook healthily.
There were visits from the school nurse, Alan from Bike-It and also predestrian training.
To finish off the week some year 6 children planned an afternoon of coaching that they did with Reception.
The fantastic weather made a good week even better.
Lookout for photos in the gallery.
A squad of twenty children from years 3,4,5 & 6 took part in the Gateshead Primary Schools Athletics Festival at the International Stadium.
All the children worked extremely hard both in performance and above all attitude.
It was a great day with twelve semi-final places gained.
Well done to all the squad and thank-you to the adults that made the day possible.
For the first time since we've been going to the Scottish Borders for our school residential, we did not see one drop of rain !!!
An amazing week saw seventeen year six and seven year fives enjoy a wide range of activities over five scorching days.
Just look at the long list of activities that the twenty four enjoyed - Swimming, abseiling, raft building, kayaking, gorge walking, bride and groom game, making shelters, paper aeroplane competition, tee-shirt painting, the maze, Low Ropes assault course, tracking and basketball.
There are bound to be ones I've forgot about !!
The week showed the impact of the high amount of swimming we do in Key Stage 2. Every child took part in all the water activities. This is the first time this has happened and it shows the increased confidence we have at Roman Road when in the water.
A great time was had and lots of new skills learnt. Teamwork was certainly improved across the week which was great to see.
The photos are now in the gallery. Follow this link to see them:
Well done to the twenty four for all their efforts over the week.
Get ready to launch into ECO WEEK!!
Week beginning 7th June 2010!
Get ready to launch straight into…
when you return after the half term holidays!
During the week beginning 7th June 2010, we will be learning how to become Eco Eagles!
Roman Road Primary School is embarking upon a journey to achieve our Green Flag Award. This is an internationally recognised award. During this year’s Eco Week, we will be launching Eco Themes in a BIG way and will hopefully achieve our Bronze and Silver Flags during the week.
As a school, we are already looking for ways to be more Eco friendly:
*Our School Council are also our Eco Council and Staff members include Mrs Lacey, Mrs Phillips, Mr Bradshaw and Miss Allen.
*Teachers are including ‘Green themes’ in their Creative Curriculum.
*We are brilliant at ‘Bike-it’
*Our garden club has been up and running for a while and the vegetables grown are very tasty!
*We have our Healthy School Award!
In order to improve further, we need to review the 9 Topics of the Eco Award:
Waste & Recycling
The Theme of Eco Week this time is…
Our particular focuses will be:
India & Global Warming.
Aims of ECO WEEK :
*To create an understanding about Indian culture
*To make links and raise money for an Indian orphanage in Malakapatnam
*To raise whole school awareness of Climate change issues
*To sponsor a polar bear
*To devise a school Eco Code
Indian Orphange Information:
It’s a Christian school based in the middle of a Hindu community. The children are mainly orphans due to the Tsunami hit on December 26th 2004. The children are of the lowest caste system (or ‘untouchables’) and without education would end up living in the worst possible conditions. We want to help them build a school and keep in touch with them to find out about life in India.
Events during the week:
The children will be taking part in loads of activities during the week which will raise their awareness about Indian life and Climate change. An Indian expert will be talking to the children, a drama company will be visiting to tell an Indian story and a visitor will be doing art work with the children.
On Friday 11th June we are having a Green Day.
This is a national event and children can get dressed up all in green.
Please bring £1 and all the money raised will be sent to the Indian Orphanage.
If you would like to donate more it will be greatly appreciated.
How PARENTS/GUARDIANS can get involved:
*Encourage your child to bike-it to school during the week and bring your own bikes as well!
*Each class will be given a ‘polar bottle’ through the week. Any spare coppers you have, please send them into school and we use the money collected across the year to sponsor a polar bear.
*You are invited with your children to an Indian breakfast on Friday 11th June at 8am in the Junior Hall. The event is free, but if you would like to bring a donation for the orphanage/polar bear, there will be a collecting box available.
KEEP A LOOK OUT ON THE WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ECO WEEK!
Thank you for all your support...why don't you begin looking for ways in which YOU can become more eco friendly?
Six players from year 6 six and three players from year 5 made up the Roman Road squad that faced other local schools in the Felling Gateshead SFA Astro competition held at Gateshead Stadium.
Six schools were split into two groups of three with inter group placing matches being used at the end.
We started off against Windy Nook. After lots of chances at both ends, Windy Nook scored a second half goal and won 1-0. Caedmon were next and we didn't play as well losing 4-1. Keith Candlish scored our goal.
This meant we then played in the fifth place play off against St. John's. Despite hitting the bar twice and the post once, Roman Road could not get the vital goal meaning it finished 0-0.
Windy Nook beat South Street 1-0 in the final.
Well done to everyone who entered the egg competition. They were all 'egg'cellent'!!!
Well done to the winners and runners up.
Nursery - Hannah Marshall
- Jennifer Callighan
Reception - Ryan Pearson
- Elliott Loews
Year 1 - Alex Gore
- Dylan Callighan
Year 2 - Kyle Mclean
- Daniel Hick
Year 3 - William Fair
- Brooke Champney
Year 4 - Kirsty Lacey
- Chloe Percy
Year 5 - Nathan Nelson
- Jake Archibald
Year 6 - Caitlin Stewart
- Liam Thompson
MSB - Kieran Smailes
- Jake Reed
Best solo effort - Aimee-Lee Brooks
- Sophie Platts
More pictures can be seen in our Gallery by clicking on this link:
Year 6 took part in the Felling Swimming Gala on the 18th March and were absolutely fantastic. The boys team won bronze medals for both the freestyle and the medley relay. Andrew won a bronze medal for backcrawl. All the children who took part improved their personal best. Well done, you were great ambassadors for Roman Road!!!
Monday 10th May - Raeding test
Tuesday 11th May - Writing tests
Wednesday 12th May - Mental Maths & Maths Paper A
Thursday 13th May - Maths Paper B
During this week please ensure your child goes to bed early and has breakfast as this will help improve your child's concentration during this very important week.
We made our own songs using a program called 'Garage Band.' We had to find 30 different sounds covering bass, rhythm and melody. Then we used these to build up a song out of even building blocks. We then learned how to fade in and out the song and add pauses. Mrs Lawson and Mrs Pigott were very impressed by the results.
We then used our songs as background music to a film that we produced from a variety of space clips. We are awaiting our finished product to view in class. We are very excited!
Over the course of the year, year 6 have had the opportunity to visit Heworth Grange Secondary School for a variety of transition lessons. We have had a French lesson and have learned how to say animals in French. Can you remember what le lapin is? We also learned how to use Movie Maker in ICT and have started creating our own e-safety movies, Miss McMullen has invited us back next half term to add sound to our movies.
Year 6 worked so hard to set up the book week fun afternoon. They designed posters, set up all the stalls and games and organised all the reources they needed. Miss Allen, Mrs Lawson and Mrs Pigott are so proud of all the year 6 children who ran the afternoon independently.. Fun was had by all and over £200 was raised - FANTASTIC!!!
Well done to Year 6 who raised just over £200 during Wednesday's Egyptian fun afternoon. The money raised will go towards the Year 5/6 end of year concert. Everyone was fantastic and enjoyed a brilliant afternoon...thank you to all the parents and children who donated gifts for the tombola. Thank you to all staff who gave their help and support. Another big success!!!
In Year 2 we had some really difficult spellings to learn for the BookWeek Sponsored Event.
One of the words was 'papyrus'. Miss Allen is giving out the prizes for the most sponsor money raised this Friday (19th March). there will be a bronze, silver and a gold prize so keep collecting!!! Good Luck!
Tomorrow is the launch of Book Week 2010. Let's make it the best ever and spend the week 'Wrapped up in Reading!'
There will be lots of exciting things to learn and get involved with at school. Two prizes to look out for are Gold Writer award and Poetry Prize. These are given out every year to one person in KS1 and one in KS2.
Remember to learn your song or spellings for the sponsored event and return your money soon. Also get ready for the fun afternoon and dress up day on Wednesday!
Thank you for your returned parent/child competition entries. Winners prizes given out on Friday so return quickly please.
Keep checking the website for events happening this week and see how much fun we are having and all the learning going on!!!
As part of our 50th Anniversary Celebrations, Mrs McKeown wanted a mural on the school site. It was to be placed on the side of the boiler house. Last year, Miss Allen asked a few talented artists to design the mural.
This week, they were invited back to use special paints to create the mural. It will be placed on the wall shortly!
The dress up day has been changed during Book Week to Wednesday 10th March. Letters were sent out this Tuesday sharing this information. Remember, it's an Egyptian theme so you could come as an explorer, a pharaoh, Cleopatra or a mummy! Prizes for the best costumes.
Remember, it's also the fun afternoon on the same day so bring your money!!!
We are an Eco School! We will shortly be asking pupils and staff to join our bid to win our Bronze, Silver and Green Flag Award. this will make us an Eco School. A Green Flag Award is an internationally recognised Award and we will win it!
Parents, let us know if you are interested in joining our Action Team!
You might be able to give us some tips on how to become more Eco Friendly. We already have a gardening club run by parents and staff. We have a rag bag bin so all your old clothes can go to be recycled. We are an amazing Bike-it! school and we can only get better!
Look out in the future for Eco Events and join with us in our journey to win the Green Flag!
It's the week you've all looked forward to...
Book Week is Monday 8th - Friday 12th March!
The theme this year is 'Wrapped up in Reading' - an Egyptian theme...
Keep working on your parent/child competition entries and pass them to Miss Allen as soon as you can. There will be loads of competitions and activities to get involved in during the week:
*Every night from Mon - Thurs the Bookfair will be in the Junior Hall from 3.30pm!
*Wednesday is the Year 6 Enterprise Project where they run a sale in school ...bring your money as there will be loads of fab games, food and prizes as well as books to buy!
*Friday is the BIG competition day. All prizes will be given out on this day. This is also when you can get dressed up...Egyptian style!
(For other information about Book Week, please check the letters sent home before half term)
REMEMBER...Book Week is when we choose our Gold Writer in KS1 and KS2. It could be anyone, so work hard!
If anyone reads this entry and you find information about Ancient Egypt using the internet/researching in the library...Miss Allen will give you a Frogget!!!!!!!!!!!!! Roll on March 8th!
The amazing Summer 2009 Musical is now available to buy on DVD for a bargain price of £5!! If you would like to purchase a copy, ask Mrs Redhead at Reception or Miss Allen in the Y2 classroom.
The Year 5 and 6 children put in loads of time and energy to make this a fantastic musical. Many people said it was 'better than going to the theatre'! Our children can match the talent of those on the stages of London! I can't wait for this year's musical...
Please make a comment on the website to say what you enjoyed about Oliver!
Year 6 have designed and made their own cakes. They weighed out their own ingredients at home and worked independently to make and decorate fairy cakes, and they look scrumtious I'm sure you will agree!
Year 6 attended Heworth Grange CLC last week to develop robotic skills. As we are the reigning champions of the robotics competitions we were given an exclusive invitation to trial a new piece of equipment. The children had to use the robot, find codes and complete the challenge to avoid mass destruction! In addition to this we also learned about energy and had to present our findings to the class and answer challenging questions. We now know about tidal power, wind power and nuclear power!
Sheila and Katie came to see us today. They are from Miss Allen's church (Living Waters Church).
As part of Interfaith Week, Sheila and Katie came to talk to us about their faith. They visited all our classrooms and led a whole school assembly. Sheila made a banana appear from nowhere in a magic trick. She wanted us to eat dog food! Don't worry parents...it was only chopped up mars bars and jelly with a different label on. She told us that we should never judge people by their outward appearance!
We heard the story of Frd with the wobbly legs (the paralysed man story in the Bible) and asked Sheila questions about what she believed. What a fab day! She wants to come and visit again!
Dates for your Diary
SCHOOL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
Week beginning 23rd Nov
* Writing our favourite school memories.
* Choosing what will go in our time capsule.
* Making a display on what makes Roman Road such a special school.
* Thurs 26th Nov - 1950's lessons and school lunch.
* Fri 27th Nov - Balloon Release at 3pm (Parents welcome to attend)
Week beginning 30th Nov
* Mon 30th Nov - Time Capsule
* Tues 1st Dec - Over 18 Reunion (4 - 7 pm)
* Wed 2nd Dec - Anniversary plates to be made
- Under 18 Reunion (4 - 6pm) for Students currently attending Heworth
Grange or another local comprehensive school.
Not for children who currently attend Roman Road.
* Fri 4th Dec - Bling Your Bike and Yourself
Ben and Danny, BMX Stunt Riders Return
PTA Disco for Y1 - Y6 (4.30pm - 6.30pm)
Week Beginning 7th Dec
Tues 8th Dec - Roman Road is 50 years old today.
Re-dedication Service in KS2 Hall at 2pm. (Parents welcome to attend)
OTHER IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Thurs 10th Dec - School Christmas Lunch
Tues 15th Dec - Foundation Stage and Key Stage One Christmas Play (10am)
Y1 / Y2 children can be taken home for lunch to return for 1pm
Y1 / Y2 Christmas Party (1pm - KS1 Hall)
Wed 16th Dec - Y3 / Y4 Pantomime (10am)
Nursery / Reception Christmas Party (1pm - KS1 Hall)
Y5 / Y6 Christmas Party (1pm - KS2 Hall)
Y3 / Y4 Panotmime (6pm)
Thurs 17th Dec - Y3 / Y4 Christmas Party (1pm - KS2 Hall)
Fri 18th Dec - Carol Service at St. Andrews Church (2pm)
Thank you to everyone who supported our Wear Pink Day. The children really enjoyed it whilst raising money for an important charity. We are delighted to let you know we raised £103.50 for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Ten children from year 6 took part in a tag rugby event which was held at the Dryden Centre.
After two postponements due to the weather and tournament being moved to this new venue, everyone was raring to go.
After starting brightly against Oakfield 'B', we were just beaten. Further matches were lost against St. Peters & Harlow Green schools. Continued effort paid off as we beat St. Oswalds in our final match.
Well done to all the players. The attitude and effort was fantastic !!!
Twenty five year 6 children and six year 5 children have returned from an action packed week at the Barnabus Trust's Centre at Whithaugh Park. It doesn't seem a minute since we did our first visit to the centre in 2003 and this visit was number 7!!!
During the week we had mixed weather, some sunshine and some rain (well actually alot of rain on the Wednesday!!!!) - serves us right for going in the week when the Hoppings starts in Newcastle.
Various activities were undertaken including abseiling, rafting and kayaking. For the first time we had Gorge walking which lots of children enjoyed the most. A pity the rain was too heavy to take the camera out to snap Mrs Miller coming down a bank on her stomach!! An act that had everyone including Naomi (one of the instructors) creased up with laughter.
Lots of children took part in all the activities. A lot of them getting over the fear of water or heights as well as living with a group of other children for five days. This was one of the best groups we've had for taking part in the activities so well done everyone.
The photos are in the gallery and be got to directly by clicking on this link:
Not long to go until Whithaugh Park!!!!!
All children need to make sure they are involved in packing their bag or case so they know where things are.
Lets hope for spectacular weather.
Oliver is coming to Roman Road ... that's the MUSICAL Oliver!
All of Roman Road's Concerts are brilliant because the children are brilliant and everyone works really hard to make them spectacular. This year we are going to perform our own version of the famous musical. It will be performed in the Junior Hall in the penultimate week of the Summer Term! Looking forward to seeing you there!
WOW! We won a gold medal for back crawl at last night's swimming gala.
A team of five boys from Year 5 and 6 spent their evening at Felling Baths last night, competing in one of Gateshead's Schools Swimming Gala's. Kieran, Kevin, Andrew, Jake and Ryan represented our school well in all their events, and only just missed out on medals in both the freestyle and medley relay.
Well done lads. You were a credit to our school.
Last night 18 children from Year 5 and 6 attended Gateshead's dance festival at The Sage. We had rehearsed for weeks our charleston dance and we were ready to jive!
All of the schools were brilliant. But of course we were tremendous. I am so proud of each and every one and think you really deserved the huge appalause you received. Many thanks to all the staff and governors who helped on the night and a special thanks to the children themselves.
You Rock Roman Road!!!!!
Well done to Celine and Andrew from year 6 who represented our school in the Heworth Cluster Sportshall Athletics team at Gateshead Stadium last Thursday.
They were both involved in track and field events as part of a team which involved children from three other Primary schools.
The girl's team came fourth overall while the boy's team came fifth.
Not long now. The children who have worked extremely hard over the last seven weeks are finally prepared to take to the stage at the Sage a part of this years Gateshead's Dance Festival.
As Gateshead Leisure Centre is closed due to refurbishment, this years festival is taking place in the main hall at the Sage.
All dancers are to arrive in costume on Tuesday 10th March no later than 5.30pm. They will be met in the Reception area by a member of staff from Roman Road. Please ensure you have a bottle of water only (no other drinks or food are allowed into the auditorium).
Tickets can be purchased direct from the Sage booking office. Tickets are £5 per adult and £3 children and concessions.
The show will begin at 6.00pm prompt. There will be a short interval and the estimated time of finish is 9.15pm. Children can be collected from the concourse area.
Please remember to support all 32 schools in the festival, paying particular attention to Roman Road of course! Looking forward to seeing you all there. Mrs Inkster
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Dance Club will resume for Years 5 and 6 on Tuesday 13th January.
Children will be working on a dance which will be displayed at the Sage in Gateshead on 10th March 2009 during the Gateshead dance festival.
Dance club begins at 3.30pm and ends at 5pm. Tracksuit, trainers and a drink of water required.
Children who have requested to take part will be notified asap.
Year 6 have recently taken part in a Global Murder Mystery.
The children worked in groups to solve a murder. Actors came into school and took on the roles of different characters involved in the murder. Children then had the opportunity to question each character in order to find where the blame for the girls death lay.
More photos will be added to the Image Gallery soon.
Uploaded by Mrs Phillips
The year 6 Sports Club have started to train for Sportshall Athletics.
Preparations include relays, hurdling and using the bounce mat. New indoor hurdles have been acquired through the voucher schemes and some year 6 children put them to good use as the photos show.
By the time the indoor fetival arrives, it is hoped that we have a good amount of athletes that qualify to represent the cluster in the Borough competition.
Welcome back to a new term. I am pleased to be back after my maternity leave.
I have a lovely year 6 class and I am sure they will be the best year 6 class at Roman Road!!!
The whole class are really excited about their visit to Beamish next week.
This term we will be starting an exciting new project, which involves looking at how we fit in with the world and how we effect the world. We will be looking at debt around the world and fair trade. The children will also participate in a global murder mystery morning.
So get your thinking caps on year 6!!!
Mrs Phillips (year 6 Class Teacher)
Photos from the year 6 leaver's disco can be found in the gallery after following the link for 'Events' and then going to page 2.
First pictures from our excellent year 6 group (plus one year 5) as they performed in front of a packed hall tonight. Well done to everyone for an exceptional performance. Keep looking at the gallery for further photos.
We arrived at school on June 27th at 8.30am all kitted out and ready to go to Gateshead International Stadium, home of the 10th Schools Athletics festival. How did we do?
A selection of children from Year 3 -6 had taken part in trials across the month in school and were then chosen to represent Roman Road at the festival. We particpated in a huge number of events from sprints, skipping, relays, long jump, javelin, cricket ball throw and many more.
All of the children who participated were incredible! They had a fantastic team spirit and represented our school superbly both on and off the track.
We were able to secure a semi final place in all of our races: sprint, skipping and relays. With all of the children giving 100% effort. We went on to have three opportunities in the finals - Year 5/6 Boys skipping, Year 5/6 Boys 80m Sprint and finally the Year 5/6 Boys Relay.
David Kippen represented the school in all three events and was an amazing team captain. He was just pipped to a medal in the skipping. By the time the final race of the day approached we were all extremely nervous.
The relay started with a fantastic first leg by Josh Archibald who powered down the track, Liam McDonald had a great baton change and held our position well, Jamie McKeown roared down the track gaining ground all of the time and had a clean baton change to David Kippen who never gave up and was determined that our day would end with a medal.
It did! The boys brought home a silver medal for Roman Road. Fantastic!
By the end of the day Mr. Allsop was sunburnt, Mrs Inkster and Mrs Rushton had lost their voices and Mr Bradshaw was floating with delight at the results.
Congratulations to all of the children that took part you were amazing and a credit to our school.
Year 6 have just returned from an enjoyable week at Whithaugh Park.
You can see the first lot of photos in the gallery section of this site.
After beating a slow journey up to the site, the rainy weather and of course the midgies, year 6 took took part in lots of activities on the land (and under it), in the water and in the air with the famous parachute drop from the climbing tower.
Miss Allen didn't get lost on the orienteering - a first !!!
More children took part in activities than ever before and the year group were great at eating the excellent food served by Steve and his staff from Copshaw Kitchen in the village.
We even held our own disco in which the classic 'Don't Go Breaking my Heart' by Elton John and Kiki Dee was danced to by boy and girl partners. Look out for future photos to come - especially from the bride and groom competition.
A selection of children from year 5 and 6 amazed the audience with their rendition of What Time Is It? from High School Musical.
We arrived at Gateshead leisure centre at approximately 5.15pm where we eagerly awaited our turn in the 2008 Gateshead Dance Festival.
We were fourth on the dance floor and soon got the audience clapping and stomping their feet as we danced. We were all in time and gave maximum effort. Mrs Inkster and Miss Ternent were so proud of us after all of the hard work we had put in.
As soon as the girls split and let the audience see the boys with their basketballs the audience went wild! We received an amazing applause at the end.
We thoroughly enjoyed watching the other schools participate and were are very determined to be part of it again next year. Perhaps we might even bring some of Key Stage One along as they definitely get the audience attention with the "aah" factor.
Well done to everyone involved - your were FABULOUS!
Year 6 have been learning about the Victorians. They have planned and designed waterwheels which look fantastic and the team work was outstanding. The children have developed skills in sawing and drilling. We also went to Beamish Museum where the children learned lots of interesting facts, we especially enjoued watching sweets being made and of course eating them!!! Year 6 have also made gingerbread men and have written excellent instructions, so if you fancy making some, see the year 6 children!
Don Sweeney visited our school to help year 6 learn all about healthy living. It was not just a normal talk, it was gameshows!!! The children took part in Strike it Lucky, Bush Tucker Trials and much more. The atmosphere was excellent and it is clear the children at Roman Road are fit and healthy!
Don Sweeney visited our school to help year 6 learn all about healthy living. It was not just a normal talk, it was gameshows!!! The children took part in Strike it Lucky, Bush Tucker Trials and much more. The atmosphere was excellent and it is clear the children at Roman Road are fit and healthy!
Year 6 took up the opportunity to visit Heworth Grange Comprehensive School for the day to take advantage of the fantastic ICT facilities and expert staff on offer.
We spent the whole day in the City Learning Centre at Heworth Grange where we undertook fun activities using ICT. We used state of the art equipment to produce our own comics based on the adventures of 'Jonni Starr' in outer space. These were very successful and we anticipate the delivery of our comics from Heworth to share and display at Roman Road. We also used an internet trail to explore and learn about 'Earth in Space' and 'The Heart' to enhance our Science knowledge. We had great fun at the CLC and will definately return if the opportunity arrises again.
Time to announce - Roman Road Primary School will be performing at Gateshead's Dance Festival in March at Gateshead Leisure Centre.
Nearly 30 children in Year 5 and Year 6 have been getting put through their paces by Mrs Inkster and Miss Ternent every Wednesday evening, in preparation for their performance at Gateshead's Dance Festival.
Initially there were lots of red faces and aching muscles but we are now grooving away and looking like professionals.
The dance festival will take place on Thursday 13th March 2008 6.00p.m. - 7.45p.m.
Admission is by programme only and these must be rquested at school by Wednsday 13th February. Unfortunately there is a limit of two tickets per perfomer. The costs are as follows:
Children / Senior Citizens £2.00.
Parents may use video cameras or take photos provided they have signed the Lesiure Centre registration forms on the night.
Parking will be on the street around Gateshead Leisure Centre. Arrive early to ensure a space.
The centre doors into Maple Hall will open to spectators at 5.15pm. Dancers will need to arrive at the Leisure centre no later than this time. They will be met in the reception area by a member of staff from Roman Road.
The cafe in the leisure centre is clearly sign posted and will remain open until 7.30p.m. However food is not to be brought into Maple Hall. Children will need to bring a bottle of water with them on the night.
The orgnisers of the festival have requested that parents and children make every effot to remain throughout the festival and performances to share in the spirit of the festival "in sharing good practice."
If you have any further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Inkster.
We hope you will be there to see us excite and enthrall with all our cool dance moves!
Further information can be found by clicking on the link below.
Uploaded by Mrs Inkster
Our year 6 children are currently involved in a national indoor rowing competition. Wardley Primary and The Drive are also taking part. After round 3, we had the highest placed boys and girls teams in Gateshead. For the latest standings, click on the links.
Our basketball team played in the Gateshead Schools final held at Gateshead Stadium.
The squad consisting of Andrew, Jordan, Caitlin, Lauren, Kayne, Josh, Jamie and Laura performed well considering they hadn't played many matches to get to the final.
A win against Dunston Riverside was the highlight with the squad getting a draw and two defeats in the other matches.
Carr Hill Primary School were the overall winners after beating Winlaton West in the final.
Eighteen boys and girls from Year 6 took part in a morning of basketball skills and matches at Heworth Grange School as part of the SSCo programme.
We won all of our matches and eight of the children will represent the Heworth cluster in the final which will be held on November 27th at Gateshead Stadium.
The competition at Heworth Grange was ran by the school's year 8 and 9 sports leaders who did a great job.
We are learning to play the recorder!
In Year 6 we are learning to play the recorder! Mrs Cullen has been showing us how to play and some of us joined the Friday lunch time club! We are hoping to play for the rest of the school during assemblies and we will soon be learning some Christmas tunes to play i the Carol Service.
Year 6 visited Beamish Museum and had a Victorian experience to remember.
We have been studying the Victorians over the Autumn term and visited Beamish Museum to really get to grips with this era. We were really interested in finding facts on the internet about Queen Victoria and wrote biographies for our display in the classroom. We have also made Victorian Waterwheels in Technology and have really enjoyed using the saws and other resources to produce the models. We have loved learning new things for this topic
Mr Tellyn from Heworth Grange Comprehensive School has started a monthly schedule of visits to teach Year 6 on how to use rowing machines to stay fit.
In addition to the health benefits, the children’s team scores are being entered in a league database with schools competing against each other.
Everyone enjoyed the first session and they are looking forward to improving their performance on the next attempt.
Forget the Olynpics or the Boat Race, our children had introductory session with Mr Tellyn from Heworth Grange on how to use their impressive rowing machines.
Over the coming months, they will take part in challenges which will be entered on to computer. From this, league tables from different schools will be drawn up thus making it a real challenge.
The children really enjoyed their first event. It was exhausting but they can't wait for next month and a new challenge.
More from our excellent week at Whithaugh Park can be found by following the link.
23 children from years 4,5 & 6 took part in the Athletics Festival at Gateshead Stadium recently. Various different activities based around running, skipping, jumping and throwing kept the children busy.
As some of team were away at Whithaugh Park, others took their place and performed really well with a large number of semi final and final places being gained.
We won a gold medal in the year 3/4 skipping to cap a very good performance by both teams.
Above all, the behaviour was excellent as was our support from the parents. Well done everyone.
We have been doing loads of enjoyable activities such as kayaking, abseiling and rafting.We are having a fab time !!!!
By Zoe and Ryan
All the children are enjoying their week. Lots of things have happened including Miss Allen getting lost in the orienteering (3rd year running) and our rafts collapsing.
The year 6 football team came third in the Heworth Grange Cluster six-a-side football tournament.
This was a really good achievement as the team had just been put together within the last week.
Roman Road's scores were:
v. Bill Quay drew 1-1
v. The Drive won 1-0
v. Wardley lost 2-1
v. Whitemere lost 1-0
Danielle P. scored all Roman Road's goals.
The rest of the squad were : Zoe, Jessica, Abbie, Vicky, Holly, Carly & Rachel P.
Well done to all the girls on a really good performance.
At present Year 6 are working hard towards their end of year performance. We are extremely lucky to have been chosen to present our musical at the local Arts College, Heworth Grange Comprehensive. Our school will be the first to perform Aladdin and we are all very excited -because Heworth have a real theatre. This will be the first time we will have access to lighting, pyrotechnics and extensive sound equipment.
Rehearsals take place at least four times a week and include dancing, singing and acting. Miss Allen and Mrs Inkster say that by the end of this production they will either be grey or running away to join the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The cast consists of mostly Year 6 pupils with the chorus being helped out by Year 5. It is set to be our most fantastic production EVER! The main characters include
Aladdin - Bradley Botcherby
Jasmine - Melissa Stokoe
Jafar - Ryan Batey
Iago - Harry Thompson
Sultan - Danny Gore
Narrator 1 - Amber Smith
Narrator 2 - Ryan Edgar
Narrator 3 - Rachel Payne
Narrator 4 - Josh Archibald
Narrator 5 - Danielle Parker
Razoul - James McRoy
Tickets will be on sale at Roman Road School Office from 1st June 2007. Performances are Wednesday 13th June and Thursday 14th June at 7pm.
Tickets cost £2 for adults and non-pupils,
£1 for pupils, children
Free - under 5
Looking forward to seeing you in Our Whole New World!
On 8th January 2007, our school opened a new ICT suite which has 20 new Dell computers.They all have 19 inch screens.The computers provide us with programs that help us with our work.
We have decided to replace the old desks with better condition desks.
Most of the children in Roman Road have been in the new I.C.T suite. The children like having lessons in the suite and we learn many of things including Science, Literacy and Numeracy.
On the 16th November 2006, year 6 went on a trip to Heworth Grange, CLC.We split into two groups.One of the groups had a lesson on solids, liquids and gases on the computers.There were games which were really tested our brains. Another group had a music lesson, which included using the computer - choosing your own tracks - then putting it together to make a real life tune which was amazing. We now have downloaded them on to a C.D.We had a really good day.
Year 6 have started their new website, they are working together as a team, to make sure it goes well. We have all got a strong friendship, and we shall enjoy ourselves.
Year 6 visited Whithaugh Park in the border region of Scotland for their annual residential week just before Easter. They took part in lots of activities which were new to them and they also had to work as a team.
Water and land based activities included raft building, abseiling, archery, kayaking, an underground walk and an assault course.
The instructors let those pupils who were wearing a buoyancy aid jump in at the end of the sessions.
As we look forward to, or, rather dread the SATs let's look back at the first term. The children undertook work on jungles. The children loved this topic and looked at temperature differences, animals, artwork, masks, reports and internet research.
As the SATs draw closer we are working hard in Numeracy, Literacy and Science. Please help your child by encouraging them to complete homework, eat breakfast and have a good night sleep. Children are also working on Revisewise on www.bbc.co.uk in school so if you have the internet please encourage your child to log on and do some extra revision in preparation for SATs!
We have lots to look forward to - CAMP and the production of GREASE!!!