Some of our Year 3 and 4 children took part in a local Hockey festival. They worked brilliantly as a team and had a great afternoon.
On Friday 6th October we had a fantastic presentation led by our in school Karate coaches. We had the opportunity to see what this club offers and how the children who already take part have progressed. We also got to see how their skills will be developed as they learn new skills.
We have space available for other children to join (Year 2 and above). If you would like to try this club then arrive at school on Friday 13th October at 8am for a free trial.
Please wear comfortable clothes such as jogging bottom and a PE t-shirt.
Year 6 have been recieving training to become 'play leaders' this week. They learned how to become good leaders through a series of games and activities designed to bring out leadership and teamwork skills. They learned a great range of new games that they can now teach their peers throughout the school.
They will be taking turns every day to lead a lunchtime session of games. These games will help support a range of skills needed in sports, classroom work and outside school.
Science at Hetton School
Class 5 went to Hetton School for a Science lesson.
In the Science lab we had to wear safety goggles and we used lots of different equipment including conical flasks and filter paper. We mixed acid and powder until it was completely dissolved. Then we filtered the solution and poured it into a dish. After 2 weeks we should have some crystals.
After that we had lots of fun with the Van De Graaff generator. The static electricity it produced made our hair stand on end! Finally we watched an experiment called Elephant's toothpaste - yellow oozing foam was created as a result of a chemical reaction. We thought our science lesson was really cool!
Kepier Choir Festival
The second choir festival took place at Kepier school on Wednesday 7th December. The children from all the schools were fantastic and sang beautifully. Kepier school choir started the concert off, followed by our choir here at East Rainton, then Eppleton and ending with Newbottle. The children were able to see how they could could continue their singing once they leave Primary school and move to secondary school by joining a secondary choir.
Thank you to all the parents/relatives and friends who supported the children-it makes the event even more special to them-I do hope you were lucky in the raffle?! Mrs Hall took some lovely photographs of the event.