This year’s sport’s assembly was a great sucess, the children got a lot of award’s and didn’t fuss if they got the wrong certificate or medal. ALL of the children did well in there sports this year. If you didn’t come to the sports assembly, here are the photostories:
written by Libby and Dan, sports ambassadors for Windy Nook, 2013.
Please click on the links below to see the photostories again.
School is open today although there are some slight changes to ensure the safety of pupils, parents and staff.
The only entrance in use is the one by Nursery. The back gate from the Nature Park and Community Room side gates will remain locked for safety reasons.
All parents and pupils should follow the cleared path round the Infant Yard and pupils come into school using the Infant Entrance. The doors will be open at 8.40am to allow the increased number of children to use this door.
At the end of school, the Infant classes will all be dismissed in the usual way (from the classroom door) but Junior children (Years 3,4,5 & 6) will be brought along to Infant Entrance by their teacher and can be collected from outside this door. If you are waiting to collect your child, please make sure children can exit the door safely.
Here is our updated information about what we’ll be learning about in Dragonflies and Ladybirds. There’s a useful link to a website where you can read and find out about the life of the lovely Sebastian Swan!
Last week was great in school, where the theme was Around the World.
In Beeches we studied Trinidad and Tobago. We completed a range of activities and had so much fun, including a parents session; mask making; a carnival and fruit tasting. We even made some images from the fruit! Why not have a look at some of the pictures and let us know what you think.
The next step…maybe a trip to Trinidad?! Now that would be nice!
This week in Elms we have done a lot of exiting things!
When Mrs Liddle comes into the Elms she teaches fun things! Last week we made diva lamps, and this week we painted our diva lamps and finished our Rangoli patterns. Last but not least we made Diwali cards for our family; we went on the laptops to make them.
In Literacy, for some of us there is a new way of teaching writing called Read Write Inc. The rest of us imagined that we lived in a cave and then had to describe. We went outside to help us with our work.
Maths, we did perimeter, which is the distance around the outside of something. We used a ruler to measure the outside of a shape then we had to add it up and see what the total was.
During ‘All Around the World Week’ we learned about Kenya. We have learnt lots of facts e.g. Kenya only has two seasons, one rainy season and one dry season. The capital of Kenya is Nairobi.
On Wednesday some of the parents came in and helped us, and joined in, we had fun! We did some food tasting, the fruit was lovely.
We were supposed to play Lingey House and Kells Lane at football, but it was called off because of the rain.
As promised on the back of the leaflets going out on Friday, here is some extra information about the programme starting in school next week. Don’t forget – you have the opportunity to ask your child’s class teacher about this at open evenings.
Thank-you so much to everyone who supported our Help the Homeless week. Yet again the families and staff of Windy Nook Primary have outdone themselves with their compassion and generosity for those less fortunate. We have so far raised nearly 500 donations of food and toiletry items and over £35 in cash for the Aquila Way, Basis@336 Resource Centre in Gateshead. The goods will be collected on the 18th July by a representative from the project so until then anyone still wishing to donate can.
Well done to everyone who worked hard to make this happen. Especially the children from Oaks who did all of the groundwork and taught their peers about the real day to day issues of the homeless.
We took part in many activities around the theme of anti-bullying in our class. We wanted to understand the message “Stop and think – words can hurt.” We read stories, made friendship chains and bracelets. Best of all, we had an activity afternoon when our families came in to work alongside us. Have a look in the hall at the display to get a flavour of this themed week.