Class 3 2019-20
Class Three have been learning about the Circulatory System in Science. We would like to say a huge thank you to Dr Louise Coates, who works in Cardiology at the Freeman Hospital, for our fantastic Heart workshop! She kindly came in to school to talk to us about her job and to teach us about the Heart. We learned all about the parts of the heart and how it works, ways to keep our hearts healthy and also what Doctors can do when something goes wrong. We were also able to check our pulse and blood pressure using stethoscopes and BP monitors and we also took ECGs of our heart traces. Thank you also to Turnbull's Butchers in Alnwick who very kindly donated two ox and two lamb hearts for us to dissect. We had a fantastic afternoon and have learned so much!
Class Three were very lucky to be part of the audience for the Rotary Christmas Lectures held in Arcinova, Alnwick. World Record Holder - Ash Dykes, an extreme athlete, told us all about his many adventures around the globe! We had a fantastic morning and were all very inspired by Ash's determination and drive to succeed!
12 of our Year 6 pupils were lucky enough to take part in Rotary North's STEM competition in Sunderland. The two teams were involved in a range of engineering tasks, including building their own bridge and designing a water filter system. They were judged throughout the day on their creativity and team work and we are delighted to announce that we won 1st and 2nd place! Thank you to the Rotary for coming up to Whittingham to present our medals and lovely trophy. Well done Year 6!
As part of our voluntary work; Year 5 and 6 painted the fences and tidied up the Early Years Garden. Great job everyone!
During the time of the Rugby World Cup we took part in a Tag Rugby Festival and our teams got 2nd and 3rd place overall. Well done everyone.
12 of our Year 6 pupils were invited to join other schools to learn about using Adobe Spark.
Our Year 5 and 6 class has two football teams. Our mixed team hosted their first match at home to St Paul's. Well done a 5-1 victory. Our girls team won their first round of the County Cup too. We all have training sessions each week with Coach and Manager Athey to ensure we can be the best we can be.
Inspirational pupils from Year 5 and 6 independently organised and ran a cake stall in aid of The Stroke Association. £ 81.81 was raised.
We visited Alnwick Gardens, bartered books at Barter Books and then joined in with the Pearl of Africa workshop and evening performance.
We held a democratic vote this week and members of a Pupil Parliament were given the task of debating against other schools at Swansfield Park Primary. The issue raised was - Should we limit screen time?
Our first week back in September! Country dancing, computing, reading and so much more!