Friday 16th June 2023
We’ve been loving the sunny weather this week in North America class and have been super excited every day to tear our last few pages out of our ‘sleeps til London’ book that Billy Joe, Joseph and Mrs Evans made.
In DT this week we have designed and made picture frames (photos included) using measuring, sawing and gluing skills. I hope that you agree that they look really impressive.
In PE we have been learning the skills of French handball and having some quite competitive house team round-robin tournaments.
It’s also been ‘Healthy Eating Week’ this week and we have been considering what we need to keep ourselves healthy. I was really impressed with the children when we (as a class) scored 100% in the Keeping Healthy Quiz we did online.
We’ve also been learning the songs this week for our ‘end of the show, show’ – the children sound fantastic and it is so lovely to hear them filling the corridor with their beautiful voices.
Hope you have a lovely relaxing weekend.
Friday 9th June 2023
We’ve made an excellent start to the second half of the summer term in North America class. The first run through of the ‘end of the show, show’ was really encouraging, and the children are enjoying adding their own trinkets of humour into the script; we can’t wait to share it with parents and teachers.
In geography this week, we were focussed on World Ocean Day and learning all about how we can protect our oceans for future generations. Our knowledge was then tested when we had a lovely trip to Thorp Academy, as part of the children’s transition programme, where Beth Khalil shared a lesson all about the message of World Ocean Day. The children worked so well during the lesson and really impressed their future teachers. We were so proud of them. A special congratulations to James who won the prize for the best booklet which he worked so hard on.
Well done North America class,
I hope you all enjoy the sunshine over the weekend.
Friday 19th May 2023
We’ve had a packed week in North America class this week. We began our week with a new writing topic: non-chronological reports – a genre that the children have become quite skilled at.
In science we also began a new topic: Animals Including Humans where we studied the workings of the circulatory system. Thank you to Georgia’s mum for letting us borrow an excellent model of the human heart.
In geography this week, the children really enjoyed using a new resource school has just purchased called Digimaps which helped us to work on our mapping skills. We focused on using it to locate and study estuaries around the UK.
We’ve also been problem-solving in maths whilst designing a theme park!
Congratulations to the girls from North America that represented Emmaville at the Blaydon and District football tournament this week winning all of their matches and looking like favourites to win the tournament. Congratulations also to Nicholas and Isaiah who were chosen to attend the ‘Showing Potential’ workshops hosted by the Gateshead School Sports Partnership. And finally, congratulations to Amelia who gave a really confident performance of her Earth poem to win this term’s oracy challenge.
In amongst all the lovely busyness, we took fifteen minutes off on Wednesday afternoon when we were treated to an amazing magic show by George (photos attached). It was an absolutely phenomenal performance from our young magician and we all were left in awe of his amazing skills – well done George.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend in the sun.
Friday 28th April
I couldn’t be more proud of the children’s attitude and effort whilst preparing for their end of Key Stage 2 SATs. Their hard work and determination has been second-to-none.
It’s not been all work and no play though: it was lovely to see them working on their cricket skills with Rems (our Zimbabwean national cricket coach and player); they are definitely improving each week.
The children also had lots of fun this week when they took part in a spelling bee. Congratulation to the winning team; oddly named ‘I’m not reading that!’ and consisting of Roo, James, Rose, Reilly and Isaiah.
I hope you all have a lovely relaxing bank holiday weekend.
Friday 21st April
I couldn’t be more pleased with the way the children have returned from their Easter break and their enthusiastic approach to the weeks ahead.
In English this week, the children have written some fantastic newspaper reports which inform their readers about the circumstances surrounding the crucifixion of Jesus and the role that the apostles and Pontius Pilate played in this.
We rounded the week off with a cricket lesson (see photos) with Rems - an international cricket player from Zimbabwe who was excellent at teaching the children batting skills. It’s so good to be back out on our school field – the children had such a lovely time.
I hope you have a lovely weekend.