Good luck England!!
Today we came to school dressed as pirates! First we went to Pirate School and learned the secret pirate code. We then went on a scavenger hunt to find lots of clues. The only problem was – they were written in a SECRET Pirate code! We were very clever and worked as a team to solve the clues to find the treasure. Our day ended with a whole school pirate party. What a fantastic day!
We were really pleased that the weather was kind, when we held our annual Sports Day. It is always a fantastic day but a little bit of ‘blue sky’ goes a long way! We had the usual wonderful turn out, by our families. A massive thank you to the parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and brothers and sisters, who made the day such a success.
As usual, the children were immaculately well behaved and gave their all in every event! Thank you to our staff for organising/ensuring everything ran as planned.
On Thursday 28th June we had a visitor in assembly from the library service to tell us all about the reading challenge for this summer ‘Mischief Makers’. To see what it’s all about, why not join the library this summer, get hooked into a book and receive some goodies along the way!
We loved our sponsored hooping day. As you can see, we have a lot of talented hula hoopers in Year 6!
Year 6 had a fantastic time at our Caleigh as part of sports week!
School nurses came to visit not only year two pupils but ALL pupils at Mill Hill in March.
Why you may ask?
Well, to raise awareness of the importance of keeping our bodies fit and healthy. This healthy roadshow was linked to the curriculum of science and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and got our pupils REALLY thinking!
The nurses posed lots of open–ended questions about four main areas:
- the importance hand washing
- the importance of dental care
- the importance and benefits of exercising
- the importance of eating a well–balanced healthy diet
This road show was very interactive and made learning fun! Fun! Fun!
Quotes from year two pupils:
“Eeeh, I didn’t know you should NOT wet your toothbrush with toothpaste before you brush your teeth! Now I know why. I’ll have to tell my Mam why.”
“Gor……. I can’t believe that magic machine could show us where the germs were on
the door handle – I’m going to wash my hands and thumbs properly now with soap.”
“I LOVED learning about the heart and I can’t believe it’s the size of my fist – that’s tiny! It must be really strong. I need to keep it strong by exercising.”
All year groups enjoyed ‘The Wind in the Willows’, a show performed by Image Musical Theatre Group. The children were able to display their excellent singing skills by learning and joining in the chorus of each song. A small number of our children were also lucky enough to dress up and perform as part of the show.
On Thursday, we celebrated Harvest Festival in our school. We collected lots of tins and packets of food for the County Durham Food Bank. We needed very strong muscles to carry them all when Reverend Thorpe came to collect all the bags. Thank you to all who contributed!
This week, we had a visit from the RNLI. We learnt not only to be safe in water but how to stay safe around different water sources. Don’t we look like we had fun?