Year 3 had the most amazing time at South Shields for their end of year trip. The focus for the trip was fun and emotional well-being, great time had by all!
Our cook has requested that the children of our school take part in a campaign called ‘Veg Power’ which starts after half term, the first vegetable is tomatoes.
She will be doing a load of tasters each week around the chosen vegetable and also running a competition each week for the best ‘Vegetable Creation’. This can be anything at all, a model, picture, painting, food item as long as it is about the vegetable of the week. Children are requested to bring their best vegetable creations into school by each Friday for the chance to win a small prize (stationary or similar NOT sweets) and the winner of each week will go into the main draw for overall winner at the end of the campaign.
Children must keep checking the school kitchen hatch for more details.
The ‘power packs’ were sent home yesterday so families can read what it entails. We will keep the gallery below updated every week to feature all the entries…
Now we’ve heard people saying that Teams meetings are getting a bit old and boring but have you ever had a call from someone over 3000 years old……. well Year 3 have! We were surprised with a call from Cleopatra today 😲(and she wasn’t as old and wrinkly as we’d expected).
We were transfixed by her ancient tales and terrors and learnt many interesting facts. Did you know that the Egyptians invented toothpaste? Except it wasn’t minty flavour… it was made from Ox hooves and ground egg shells *🤢YUCK*
We bid Cleopatra a fond farewell and are looking forward to examining our mummified tomatoes in 10 days time!
Dear year 6 families,
We have a keen and growing entrepreneur in year 6 and he is wanting to sell bags of sweets to the students to ‘test the market’ every Friday. He will roll this out in year 6 initially. If children would like to purchase a hand picked sweet bag can they bring £1 to school tomorrow. These sweets are to be brought home at the end of the day. His parents have supported him with this and images are below.
CJS Team (on behalf of our young entrepreneur)
First we were sent a mysterious letter and had to answer the questions to crack the hieroglyphics code which unlocked our new class book!
Then Miss White became an embalmer and turned poor Carly into a mummy!! Although Carly wasn’t hurt in the demonstration she did get VERY sticky with ‘jelly gore’!!
Then it was our turn to mummify a tomato 🍅
First, we scooped out all of the tomato gore! The Egyptians removed the lungs, liver, stomach and the intestines and placed them in canopic jars.
Next, we covered our dead bodies (tomatoes) in palm wine (anti-bacterial handwash) to clean the body.
Finally, we covered the tomatoes in salt to dry them out, just like the Egyptians used natron! We created natron using a mix of salt and bicarbonate of soda.
Now we will wait patiently for 50 days to see the results… stay tuned!
Year 6 had an absolutely brilliant time getting into the hula yesterday! The instructor was so amazing we will be having her back before the end of the summer term…
We have been asked to share this with our school community:
In line with the roadmap out of lockdown Durham County Council are now offering free LFD testing and home testing kits to residents. To book appointments http://www.durham.gov.uk/CovidLFT
Durham County Council now offer free LFD testing and home testing kits. Find out more and book appointments http://www.durham.gov.uk/CovidLFT
Free LFD testing and home testing kits are now available. Find out more and book appointments http://www.durham.gov.uk/CovidLFT
You can now access free LFD testing and home testing kits in your local community. Find your nearest testing site and book appointments http://www.durham.gov.uk/CovidLFT
The new 14 LFD testing sites are below, all will be open for testing from Friday 15 April, these are all listed on the web page we are signposting to:
Annfield Plain Library, DH9 8EZ
Belmont Library, DH1 2AA
Brandon Library, DH7 8NN
Chilton Library, DL17 0EX
Easington Colliery Library, SR8 3PN
Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre, DL5 4HT
Pelton Library, DH2 1HS
Spennymoor Leisure Centre, DL16 6DB
Teesdale Hub, DL12 8TD
Willington Library, DL15 0PG
Woodhouse Close Library, DL14 6JX
Lanchester Library, DH7 0NT
Trimdon Library, TS29 6PY
Wolsingham Library, DL13 3AB
Please see the wonderful decorated Easter egg entries from all children who took part. Two winners from each class were selected and received their prizes today.
Have a ‘cracking’ Easter
From all the team at CJS
Miss White’s class were in their element yesterday trying out the machines in the outdoor gym, they had a fabulous time!