Lifesaving Skills by Dyllan Heath
We go swimming in Freemans Quay every Thursday, we have been going for a long time and it was finally time to demonstrate all of our skills also knowledge which could help us. We had to take pyjamas (mine were Lightning McQueen), swimming clothes and a swimming hat. We felt nervous and also excited about the challenge. We worked in pairs, I worked with Mattie Boyd. We had to jump in to the pool and shout “help!”. I had to pull Mattie ou then everybody had to swim a length. I felt excited and proud about our class achievement.
In Class 3 in literacy we have been working on creating model characters to react to a background.
Our aims were:
Year 4 – I can find out about a character by hot seating/him/her. I can explain how my altered photographs create different atmospheres. I can make my own fantasy setting by using a photograph editing programme.
Year 5 – I can identify key parts of the story and characters motivation. I can plan my own myth using modelled strategies.
Our day as an evacuee by Mollie Nattrass and Ellie Musgrove. We went on a bus to Beamish from School. It took about half an hour to get there. When we arrived we went on an evacuee bus. It was fun but very bumpy. When we were standing waiting at the bus stop a farmer and his wife came to meet us (Lee and Sylvia) and took us to the farm. They were expecting 3 and 23 of us arrived – they said they would have to see how hardworking we were before they decided who could live with them. We went around the farm – firstly we saw a massive pig and then we saw little baby piglets they were pink and black having a great time rolling around the mud. We went up the stairs to the house and we done a workshop. In the workshop we blacked out the windows to keep the light in so that the Germans couldn’t see us and bomb us. We then made beds out of hay and old clothes that was fun but messy. Finally we made plant pots out of old newspaper and cans. It felt a bit scary as we were living like evacuees. We were given torches and tissue paper to put over the light so it dimmed the light off the torch. We wrote postcards pointing the torch to the ground. It was very scary when the clacker was going off it sounded like wheels and we had to put our gas masks on – if you didn’t put it on fast enough you wouldn’t have survived. When the jobs were given out Jamie put his hand up to clean the toilet which we think would have been a stinky job. After our workshop finished we went for lunch and then we walked around the shops – our personal favourite was the sweet shop and in Mrs Shaw’s group we were told how the old fashioned tills worked. We went to the gift shop then returned to school – we had an awesome day and we cant wait to go again.
Message from Class 3 to Mikaella
Composed by Mollie Nattrass, Ana Lee and Ellie Musgrove
We received a lovely picture of Mikaella in her new uniform as she has started school last week in the Phillipines. We are very proud of her as she has adapted so well to her new school we think it would have been strange as she is so used to coming to Nettlesworth and not used to being in the heat as it is rather chilly here. We hope you have a lovely Christmas in the hot weather and go to the water park you said you were going to. See you soon!!
Vision Skills North East
Last week we had a lovely visit from Vision Skills North East. They came to talk to us about what it is like to be visually impaired and deaf.
They brought alot of aids which they use in their everyday life. This was further demonstrated by children taking part in different activities such as filling a cup without being able to see and using a long cane.
Our Rights Respecting Council from Class 3 have produced a piece of work to explain what happened in their words.
Mrs Lee had a go of bop it, with special glasses so she couldn’t see however she was experiencing what it would be like to be blind. Daisy the guide dog helps blind people to get around she is very sensitive and is not harmful.
A man called Paul had a cane to help him get around instead of a guide dog like daisy . but when you have a cane you have got to be careful you don’t bump in to anything. There was a talking clock and it helps you with the time you press a button and it talks to you.
Devin Creighton SSOC’s Team Member Class 3
Devin has achieved a silver medal for winning a swimming race held at Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre. The race was 4 lengths – which included 1 length at breast stroke, 1 length at butterfly, 1 length at front crawl and 1 length at back stroke. There were 5 people in the race each in a lane and when we raced we were timed. As a reward we got to go to a party at Beamish Hall for all our hard work. At the party I got a medal for being the best dancer too for dancing to Gentle Man by PSY.