We had a very busy time carrying out lots of healthy eating and sports activities during Healthy Eating Week, which ran from 3rd – 7th June. Nursery and Reception learned about food that they need to eat lots of and food that should be saved for a treat. They also chose toppings for their delicious individual pizzas. Year One created tasty fruit and vegetable kebabs and enjoyed eating them together. In Year Two, the children have been learning about balanced meals and where food comes from. Years Three and Four designed mouth watering snack bars and Years Five and Six baked their own bread. We were also extremely pleased to win £100 for our school, for our competition video entry which showed our Year Six children teaching a range of exercises to some of our younger children. Well done to everyone in school for making it such a successful Healthy Eating Week!
Trampolining club will begin on Monday 24th June at Charles Thorpe and will run until the end of term. Children from Years 3 to 5 will be learning lots of gymnastic skills as well as having lots of fun!
Look out for photographs coming soon!
On Monday 24th June the House of Objects will be visiting Nursery and Reception. Well known artist and sculptor Richard Broderick will lead creative workshops based on our bi-centenary theme of “Trains”.
We need to collect plastic bottles and cardboard tubes for the sessions, so please send in as many of these items as possible by 24th June.
Look out for photographs from the day!
As part of ‘Healthy Eating Week’ Oak class had a bread themed day last Thursday where they learnt about bread from around the world, how bread is made: from grain to loaf and even made their own bread buns.
During the morning, children followed a recipe to make a bread bun each, which they kneaded and formed into a shape of their choice. We then left the buns to prove over lunch time and they expanded to almost double their size!
We used the ovens downstairs to bake our buns until they were golden brown in colour and while they were cooking we designed individual labels for our bread and discussed marketing strategies.
We used what we had learned to produce information leaflets about bread, with interesting facts, instructions to make it and information on bread from around the world.
The children reported back that the buns tasted fantastic and some children went on to make their own bread at the weekend. The class have also had some fantastic plans about how we can follow up this work….
Watch this space for more details!
Should Greenside Primary School Have a Pet Elephant?
As part of our Literacy Year 5 and 6 have been learning how to write a balanced argument. We had great fun having a debate about whether our school should get a pet elephant! We were able to come up with very convincing arguments both for and against this issue including; using it to fill up our water bottles and questioning who would look after it on the weekends. What do you think?
The trail was devised by Greenside Local History Group to mark the 200th anniversary of the founding of Greenside School. Groups across the school have been out walking the trail with David and other volunteers from Greenside. The trail is a lovely walk with wonderful views from High Greenside across the Tyne Valley and David provided the children with information on the history of Greenside concentrating on the 1800′s which was a time heralding a huge expansion of industry across the country. Read the rest of this entry →
Healthy Eating Week has begun and some classes have already been preparing healthy snacks to eat – delicious! We have lots more exciting activities planned for the rest of the week including a special breakfast club. Check back soon for pictures of us having fun learning about healthy eating.
Before the half term holiday we arrived in the Nursery classroom to find a letter from some pirates! We read the letter and found out that the pirates had taken one of our teddy bears. We wrote messages to the pirates asking them not to take anything else from our classroom. The pirates asked us to make some treasure for them and in exchange they would give us our teddy bear back. We made crowns, jewellery and coins for the pirates and they were very pleased and sent us clues for a treasure hunt to find our teddy bear. After some super detective work, we found jigsaw pieces that we matched together to show a picture of our teddy bear waiting for us in the cloakroom. Our teddy told us of the fantastic adventure he had been on with the pirates!
Year one were over the moon to win the attendance award this week. As a special reward we enjoyed ice lollies, treats and a DVD! Scales was given the warmest welcome and placed with pride above our board so he can watch over our learning. Let’s hope he remains in year one next week…fingers crossed!
Over the last few weeks in science Oak class have been learning about their circulatory systems and their muscles.
Did you know that the blood which travels from the lungs to the heart and the rest of the body is oxygenated and the blood which returns to the heart and back to the lungs is deoxygenated? They created a diagram using red and blue wool to help explain this. The blue wool represented the oxygenated blood and the red wool represented the deoxygenated blood.
They also used their bodies to recreate how a muscle contracts and relaxes when their legs move.