Ten Year 5 pupils enjoyed a morning at South Shields School participating in a maths team event against other schools. It was extremely well organised and a great morning was had by all.
Linking to our science topics of Earth, Sun and Moon and Forces, we were given a design brief to make a moon buggy that could carry 3 moon rocks (rubbers). We investigated different types of circuit, axle, chassis and pulley, deciding which we wanted to use for our vehicle. After a lot of trial and error, perseverance and problem solving, we all managed to make a moon buggy that travelled forwards (some more successfully than others!) We then raced them at the end to see which was the champion. After a slight technical difficulty to start with, Coben, Kieran and Harvey made the moon buggy with the smoothest ride, most steady speed and straightest line of travel – well done boys!
As part of maths, science and technology week the children enjoyed completing various puzzles.
On Tuesday 16th January, 30 year 5 children visited Boldon School to take part in a dodge ball tournament. We all tried extremely hard and showed great sportsmanship and enthusiasm but unfortunately were defeated. We all enjoyed ourselves and Mrs Walls and Mr Eddon were very proud of our fantastic effort.
This year the children in year 5 and 6 performed a play called ‘The Stars Are Coming Out For Christmas’. The choir and actors put a lot of effort into learning the lines of the play and the songs. We were very impressed with the children’s efforts and behaviour throughout. We would like to thank any parents or carers who came to watch and support the children, we hope you enjoyed it.