We are always bowled over by what an amazing community spirit we have here in East Boldon. The children were so generous with their pre-loved toys and so many of you came and grabbed a bargain. Last year they gave 686 Christmas gift parcels. The organisers have asked the school to pass on their gratitude to everyone.
The school football team needed a single point in the final week of the season to seal the league title and they did it! Well done to all and a huge thank you to everyone who supported the school and the children.
Our Y5 classes welcomed Cloud Singh into school to tell us more about Sikhism and help us with our religious education.
Our Y6 pupils had Formula 1 cars revving in the hall during their Maths in Motion day. The pupils used maths, science and computer programming to calculate the track length, car speeds, engine temperature, tyre wear, petrol consumption, aerodynamics and gear shift ratios. They finished the day with a big race. Sounds like we may have a few budding race engineers in our school. Well done to everyone in Year 6!
The Year 6 pupils had a wonderful time learning to surf in South Shields. The pupils were absolutely brilliant. It is always wonderful to hear people that we meet remark positively about our children’s behaviour. Here are three examples of this from the trip:
- Two schools boarded the Metro after us and our Y6 pupils offered younger children from these schools their seats. The teachers were very impressed.
- The surfing coaches were very impressed by the way our pupils supported one another in and around the water, ensuring everyone’s safety at all times.
- Finally, the lady that served us ice creams in the park said that she had never received so many ‘thank yous’ from a group of children, as she did from our Y6 pupils.
It is great to receive this feedback because we know that our pupils are great but we are biased!
Year 5 raised over £800 during their Enterprise projects this year. They decided to put the money towards a trip to an indoor trampoline park (with a little bit of help from school). This venture has taught the pupils about business acumen: setting budgets, profit margins and setting financial targets. They had a lot of fun in the centre and by the looks of it teachers did too!
Our annual matches against local police officers (boosted by the addition of a couple of teachers) were completed last week. Thank you to Northumbria Police and to the players and staff for their enthusiasm. It was a lot of fun!
The Year 4 classes visited Marsden Beach as part of their topic ‘Coasts’. They were able to see the effect of erosion on the natural landscape, as they walked to South Shields.
Take a look at the Year 4 page to see more great photographs of our day at the coast.
A massive thank you and congratulations to all who organised and supported the Spring Fayre.
An unbelievable £4142.65 was raised, smashing last year’s total by over £1500.
All of the money raised is used to enhance the education of the children in East Boldon Schools.
I must also say a huge well done to Isla and Fern McCully. Along with their mum and their friend, Grace Ramm, they made enough cakes for the whole school. The sale of the cakes and donations from friends and family raised, raised £245.32 for Comic Relief.
An excellent effort! We are all proud of you.
One of our year 6 pupils was recently approached by Waterstones and asked if he would like to read and review a pre publication copy of a book – ‘Who let the Gods out’ by new author Maz Evans.
Joseph was very happy to accept the invitation and the book has since become Waterstones national ‘Book of the Month’ for February which means that his review and accompanying photos now feature on their in-store and exterior window displays.
It is lovely to know that Joseph and so many of his friends love reading – a pleasure that will stay with them for life.
Well done Joseph! This is a lovely way to begin our World Book Day preparations. Remember to get your costumes ready for 7th March everyone.