September 26th 2011
European Day of Languages
There was an international flavour in school today as children celebrated the European Day of Languages. A variety of food from different cultures was available for children to taste outside the dining room and stickers were given out which said 'HELLO' in lots of different languages.
Year 6 also entered the poster competition organised by NE Routes into Languages. The theme was Citius, Altius, Fortius, which is Latin for "
Faster, Higher, Stronger" and the motto for the Olympic Games. Fingers crossed we win....first prize is £50 HMV vouchers!!! WOW!!!
The week was jam packed full of day trips and activities ...
Stephanie loved fencing!
Morgan was on target with her Archery skills!
Josh loved the monkeys at the animal refuge!
Here we all are at Fougere castle.
Kate thoroughly enjoyed the nightline experience!
and the trip to St Malo was brilliant!
This was just a taster of the adventures that we got up to whilst we were there!
However the best was yet to come.....on our final day we went to...
Check out the blog page to see what we`ve been up to in our venture to Japan!
Mrs. Fellowes-Prynne, Mrs. Wigg and Miss Scott have taken ten lucky children to visit our new international link school, Seka Elementary during the half term holiday!
Year 3 invited an African drummer into school to show them how it’s done.
They spend the afternoon learning the correct way to generate sound from the drums and an african dance.
Some of the drums were even bigger than us!
I was so much fun though and after that we learn some African gumboot dancing.
it was quite hard but we had a great afternoon.
MONDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2010.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL SOON!
PLEASE NOTE ALL CHRISTMAS PLAYS WILL BE RESCHEDULED. INFORMATION WILL BE SENT OUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Over the last year, children at Chopwell primary School have been raising funds to support a charity known as The Imani Foundation. The foundation has many projects ongoing to help people in a place called Samburu in Africa.
Chopwell Primary children are helping the project by raising money to build a borading school for children. There are many reasons for this project and you can find out more by visiting www.trustinyourheart.com
So far the children have raised nearly £600, Mrs Lynch has already sent £510 off to the charity and we have recently received a letter of gratitude from the international director.
We hope to raise as much money as possible to help those children who are less fortuante than ourselves.
These are some of the children you are helping by raising lots of money through events in school
Mrs Lynch and the school council are getting together to form an Eco Warriors Team! Their aim is to gain an Eco-School Award that will show how Chopwell Primary School are taking care of the environment. They will tackle issues such as recycling, water usage and energy consumption. Each class will dedicate an Eco monitor who will take care of classroom duties such as switching off lights and turning off computers. Look out around school for helpful tips on how to make the school greener!!
This year Chopwell Primary School hosted the Hookergate Cluster Key Stage One Play Day Festival.
The pupils had a great time throwing, jumping, running, catching, kicking and skipping!
Thanks to the pupils and staff who attended from both Rowland's Gill and High Spen for coming to our school for the afternoon.
Also thanks to Mrs Needham and our Year Six pupils for leading the event.
Year 6's final trip this year was to Whickham Thornes activity centre. What a time they had! Just look at all the activities they got up to, some harder than others, but EVERYONE had a go!
Would you go again?
A huge thank you for all the 'Helpers' not just on this trip but for all the trips this year group have been on. Without your support we couldn't have gone. Thank you from all the staff and especially year 6.
A huge well done goes out from all staff to year 6, the SAT's are over! A massive amount of work has been going on at school and home in preparation for these tests. Each child did their best.
Now the waiting game starts, results due late June/July.
Under the watchful eye of Mr Shenton the school took part in a week of fun Maths challenges. These ranged from cooking, puzzles, using the Lego NXT's, Nintendo DS challenges, Parent maths workshops, maths art and fun with numbers.
Monday: Challenges set by the Head for each year group!
Tuesday to Thursday: Parents had the opportunity to see what their children will be covering in numeracy lessons through our school.
Parent/children work shops: each year group had a range of exciting activities to complete.
Friday: A special maths assembly involving songs and performances.
The whole school took part in a Maths week, lead by Mr Shenton. After finishing their SAT's 6K were given Maths activites linked to ICT and art. Look what they produced!
Click on the link below to see what they acheived.
Year 6 went to the CLC, next to the metro Centre, to have the opportunity to program lego robots. Their challenge was to direct an NXT robot through a maze using a laptop. Click on the links below to find out how successful some of them were. Would you like a chance to do this?
Simon, one of our after school athletics coach was in school promoting a range of holiday activites avaliable to all. Many of the activites take place in near by Ryton comprehensive school leaflets have been given out so take a look!
What a great laugh we had on Friday. We certainly did 'Something funny for money' this year. Mr Shenton's class kick started the day with an entertaining assembly, making sure we all knew why we were raising money.
The whole school came dressed up, children as teachers and teachers as children! We had the opportunity to show off our costumes at the special Red Nose performance assembly hosted by Mrs Shenton!
Here are a few photographs and videos from the day:
The total raised for Red Nose will be posted soon, this year every school has the chance to choose which area the money is used. We'll keep you up to date once it's all confirmed!
Monday saw a visit by Gateshead council's dog warden. He demonstrated how to be a responsible dog owner as well as letting everyone know he can micro chip dogs for free!
Key stage 2 took part in an army style boot camp.
Tuesday everyone had the opportunity to have a go at ice skating. Well Done everyone who gave it a go.
Health Stars came to school on the Wednesday, this involved teams answering questions based on healthy living,
The final event took place on Friday when Expo Chef came to show parents and children how easy it is to eat healthily.
A team of musicians who had done a workshop for the year 5 and 6 before Christmas returned so our children could show off what they had learnt to their relatives and friends. The concert, which took place on Friday at the end of another workshop, included many famous Geordie songs. Click on the links below to get a taster of some or the singing and check out their costumes!
6K have been busy in the kitchen making fortune cookies to celebrate the Chinese New year. Fun was had by all when trying to fold the cookies before they cooled down. If you fancy giving it a go then follow these tips:
"The best gift we ever had" shouted one little Infant child with joy and excitment, when I told them our great news in assembly!
This month the children of our school have been give a most generous donation towards their School Fund. Chopwell Amateur Boxing Club, after the loss of their premises and the recent death of one of the founder members, decided to disband and to give their remaining funds to the children of Chopwell. A cheque for a massive £5,145.47p was received last week and since then the children, lead by the School Council, have been excitedly planning what they would like to spend the money on. They would like to make their time in school more enjoyable through extra play equipment, treats and outings which we would normally not be able to afford.
The children, staff and governors would like to say a huge "THANK YOU" TO Chopwell Amateur Boxing Club for their generosity-it will make a fantastic difference to the lives of the children of Chopwell for many years to come.
A play aimed at raising awareness of anti bullying performed for children and parents in the sports hall.
To hear a little of their performance click on the link below:
Year five and six took part in a music workshop based on north east songs. It is hoped that the talented team who helped us form a huge choir will be returning in the new year to help us put on a performance for our parents.
As part of the on going art project that Miss Neesam has set up another workshop was held on Friday based on African masks.
To find out how to make a clay mask like we did click on the links below and follow the sequence of videos.
Now try this!
Got that? Now move onto this
What did you think?
Mrs B Fellowes-Prynne along with a group of nine other headteachers is taking part in a ground breaking venture to China. The Headteachers are being shown around some of the amazing sights of China and relaying their experiences back to England via their own Blog!
Each head has been given a link with a Chinese school. Through the coming week each head will visit and teach in their link school and promote their own school to the Chinese children.
To keep upto date with the latest developments and find out more information click on the link below:
See how Year 5 have been introduced to their Chinese pen friends.
What would you like to see as a result of this visit?
Year 5 and six took part in a workshop called 'Show Racism The Red Card'. The idea is to get rid of any form of racism in sport and our day to day lives. Both year groups took part in a range of activities to help promote the importance of working together. In the afternoon year 6 were coached by John Anderson, who also spoke about his experiences of racism.
Anyone know anything about John Anderson?
Click on the link below to see some of our year 6 in action. Did they manage to score a goal?
Key stage one and two took part in Doctor Brendon Renwick's music work shop. This month the music was linked to science. What was your favourite bit?
Click on the link below to watch a little of our music workshop. What did you think to the workshop?
30 Children from all over the school were given the opportunity to show off their creative side thanks to Miss Neesam and the Hatton Gallery. In a new project aimed at getting children involved in art the Hatton Gallery have created a link with Chopwell Primary to create a lasting project for children to get involved with.
The day consisted of a tour round the gallery, finding out the artists inspirations and listening to how the paintings were created.
Year six had a trip out to Heworth to yet another CLC (City Learning Centre). They spent the day composing, recording and editing their own songs and video clips. Watch this space as X factor has nothing on these children!
A big thank you to the people who helped out on the day. We all learnt new skills!
Year 3E took part in a history treasure hunt at the local library. What could this possibly be!
Yamaha keyboard and guitar club came into school to promote the guitar. We discovered some budding stars.
Key stage two took part in a music workshop, we were all making music by the end of the session, let the bells ring out!
As part of their science topic this term on adaptation year six took part in a workshop run by the RSPB. Working in groups the children used their knowledge of birds and adaptation to match the correct beak and feet with it's body.
Using our nature garden the RSPB lady explained which birds would be visiting our garden and how to encourage others to come and feed.
Once back inside we all made bird feeders, which was rather messy, some of us enjoyed this more than others!
Book week this term included a workshop for parents and relatives to attend. In year 6 many parents joined in making book reviews and showing off their arty side.
The week ended with a grand parade of amazing costumes!
Peter Bolger from Gateshead City Learning Centre will be visiting school today to demonstrate the school site to colleagues and to explain its functionality and feature sets. Time allowing, you will have the opportunity to have a hands-on go at publishing multi-media content to the site.
Publishing is pretty straightforward and you are NOT expected to have any technical expertise at all.
The application is web-based so approved editors can publish to the site 24/7 from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection.
A new User Guide is currently being prepared which will walk you through the most common tasks.