Year 5/6 Sleepover
In aid of Crisis, Year 5/6 slept over at school for the night to raise awareness for the homeless. We built a shelter, designed an outfit, had a soup kitchen and listened to real life case stories about young people and the reason why they were homeless. We managed to raise £60 for the charity.
UNCRC Article 27
Children have the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and mental needs.
Year 5/6 Athletics
Year 5/6 went to New College Durham and took part in an athletics festival with other schools in Durham and Chester-le-Street. The team came second place. Well Done!
2017-2018 Class Activities
Year 6 Prom
Well done to our amazing Year 6, who we wish all the luck in their new schools.
Some of Class 4 have been on tour to Robinwood.
They have pushed and challenged themselves beyond all expectations, never giving up if it was a little scary.
A massive well done to the children who went – they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
I hope the clothes washing wasn’t too bad?!
Class 4 have turned their talents to baking. They have designed and made some amazing buns.
They were delicious!
A big thank you to Mrs Shaw for helping us!
Class 4 put on their annual production of Cinderella and Rockerfella.
It was a roaring success – we may even have some budding thespians at Nettlesworth!
Outstanding Class 4 🙂
Class 4 had a very successful afternoon raising money for the local charity, Heel and Toe.
The children were amazing. They took complete control and organised a fantastic afternoon for all the children, parents and staff.
Well done Class 4 – you are making a true difference!
Strictly Dancing in Class 4
Gemma, our Dance Teacher, came in and taught Class 4 some new moves…who knew they had so much rhythm!
They were cheerleaders, Bollywood dancers, Street dancers and finally Salsa dancers. It was so brilliant that they might show their new talents off again soon…
We have been outdoors having a go a fencing and archery…it was so much fun!
Callum and Alfie won our Robin Wood hats, they really hit the target.
The children love trying new activities, they have worked with British Judo to complete lots of different tasks. They balanced and flipped until they were masters. Well done Class 4!
Taking on the TALL Challenge
Class 4 have showed grit and determination when they took on the challenge of the mighty climbing wall.
They all tried their best, some even made it to the top!
We travelled down the country to visit the amazing Eden Camp. We got the chance to see actual Spitfire planes and experience what it would be like to be in The Blitz. It was so exciting 🙂
Good Luck Alex
Good Luck to Alex, who will be doing his Grade 2 music exam, playing the drums on Saturday 16th June.
Well Done Bailey
Well done Bailey, who won a football award from his club for performance.
WE unite! Global Citizens of Class 4
We has an extremely interesting visitor, Rob from WE Schools. He help us to realise that we have the power and the ability to make changes in the world. That by doing something good for others, we can feel good ourselves.
As a class we decided that our first project would be to raise money for disabled people in our area. We came up with lots of different ideas, but agreed that our chosen one would be the best.
Watch this space for more details…
Some of Class 4 visited The Riverside Stadium to take part in an athletics competition. They really enjoyed themselves and showed what excellent sportspeople they are by cheering each other on.
GO TEAM NETTLESWORTH!!
Who is the fastest?
Class 4 were set the challenge to design and make a vehicle to travel across the hall. They also tried their hand at water travel.
Class 4 have been using their mapping and orienteering skills to challenge each other around the school grounds.
Let us chill!
During SATs the Year 6 completed a Relax Kids course, to ensure that they were relaxed and ready.
Year 6 SATs tests
Well done to Year 6, who are practising so hard towards their tests-week beginning May 14th- you are all a credit to the school
More secondary fun…
Class 4’s Year 5 members were given another chance to sample what learning life is going to be like at secondary school, when they visited Framwellgate Moor School.
They had the chance to show off their “spider skills” and their “head for heights” on the fantastic climb wall. This was then followed up with another Science lesson, where they were asked to design a space nappy for Tim Peake.
Go Team Nettlesworth!
8 members of Class 4 have this week competed in the first ever Durham Schools Triathlon. They ran, swam and cycled as much as they could – WELL DONE!
We were all very impressed by their effort and determination 🙂
DCBC – Spectacular Science
Class 4 were lucky enough to be invited to DCBC to take part in “Fizz Pop” Science.
They got the opportunity to witness some amazing science with Astro – who knew hot water could have that effect on dry ice!
They also were able to experience what Science lessons would be like in secondary school. The children created their own potions and then bent water using nothing but a plastic rod…WOW!
Games Leadership Session
Today 9 children from class 4 came to class 3 to test out their leadership skills. They worked with Mr Beveridge to set up a range of games to develop lots of different skills. They planned a warm up, main game and cool down.
Class 3 children had lots of fun playing all the different activities that were set up. Class 4 children did an amazing job and were especially fantastic at telling the younger children what they had done well and how they could improve next time.
Well done to all!
We really enjoyed the Tag Rugby competition at Maiden Castle.
Nettlesworth 1 and 2 were fabulous! We showed excellent team work and sports leadership.
We decided that the best way to investigate Fair Trade food products was to eat them!
Do you like our chocolate biscuits?
Journey to Jo’bury – Beverley Naidoo
In English this half term, we have been looking at the book Journey to Jo’burg.
We are researching the life of Nelson Mandela and the important changes that he made in South Africa.
Internet Safety Coffee Morning
We have wrote promises about keeping safe on the internet. We talked about likes and dislikes about being online.
We have been learning about the water cycle and produced cartoon strips to show this
We have been doing Tag Rugby with Mr Beveridge in PE. In April we are going to a Tag Rugby inter competition.
“Trickster Tales” from other cultures
Year 5/6 have been comparing different “Trickster Tales” from other countries. This will help us to write our own tales.
Year 5/6 have been looking at the work of the famous abstract artist Jackson Pollock. We were so impressed that we decided to try our own using lots of different “tools”
Year 5/6 did self portraits inspired by Modern and Traditional African Art.
Year 5/6 made their own banana and mango smoothie using their own pedal power with Durham and Chester-Le-Street Partnership.
Martin Luther King Assembly
Well done to Grace and Jack, who read some information about Martin Luther King and his beliefs in Miss Grant’s theme assembly.
What a Performance!
As part of our Art projects, we have been designing and making hats. We used our designs for Christmas Calendars and tree decorations.
Elliott, Matthew, Harvey, Mackenzie and Alfie performed, ‘A Sailor went to Sea’ and some Christmas songs while Ruby, Bailey and Liam performed some songs written by the Beatles. Well Done!
Year 5/6 all ready for this years Christmas Party
Designing,Making and Testing Shelters
As part of our D/T topic, we have been making and designing shelters.
Christmas Nativity Play
Class 4 all ready to perform Bethlehem- this years exciting new Christmas Performance
Well done to Year5/6, who have achieved many awards in swimming skills, strokes and distance.
Year5/6 School Sleepover
We raised money for Crisis, by doing a school sleepover. We had a soup kitchen, designed an outfit and built shelters to raise awareness.
Children in Need
Well done to our Year5/6 Sports Leaders and SSOCS, who organised a fabulous dodgeball tournament in aid of raising money for Children in Need
Alison from the Dog Trust came to talk to us about careers within the Dogs Trust
Year 5/6 Hockey Festival
Well done to our Year5/6 hockey teams, who competed in the Durham/Chester-Le-Street Sports Partnership hockey festival
We had to design a package to protect an egg, which will be dropped from 2m onto a concrete surface, using as little materials as possible.
Physical Fantastical Field of Fun
Well done to our year 5/6 Sports Leaders, SSOCs and Playground Buddies, who showed children how to use our new equipment at our grand opening.
Matthew played the leading role of Aladdin at Peterlee College with Olivia (year 3). We are so proud of you both!
Visit to Hermitage
Mackenzie went to visit Hermitage school as he hopes to go there in year 7. He loved the Science Department and enjoyed taking part in the Science experiments. This was a cup!
We had great fun using a static bike, with the Sports Partnership, to see how fast we could pedal in 45 Seconds. Bailey, Liam and Leah were our winners.
Mrs Bell came to talk to us about Parliament and how it was structured. We did a workshop which involved debating. We had to make up new rules and say why we wanted them.
Well Done Mackenzie
Mackenzie gained and award for completing Sports Ambassador Training. He is now a Sports Ambassador for Durham and Chester-Le-Street.
Well done Jessica and William, who hit the target in tri-golf. Mr Beveridge has been teaching us for a golf festival.