October 17, 2014
Olympic Medal Table
October 15, 2014
Ennis House win inaugural Tag Rugby 2014 Competition
To celebrate the end of the Tag Rugby unit of sport, a Year 5/6 house competition took place. Eight teams (two from Ennis house, Farah, Simmonds and Weir) competed to earn a house point for their team. The children had the opportunity to practise the skills they had been developing over the last seven weeks in a competitive environment. There was some fantastic tries, tags and passing. After winning their group and semi-final, Ennis House Team 1 were the eventual winners, with a 7-4 victory over Farah house in the final.
The staff would like to thank the children for their great attitudes and teamwork and also to James and Jordan, our tag rugby coaches, who supported the refereeing of the games.
Next week, 3 teams of children will be attending the Gateshead Schools Tag Rugby competition. Hopefully, all the practise will mean a successful tournament for each team.
October 10, 2014
Chocolate Packaging Designs
As part of the Year 5/6 'Chocolate' topic, the children have been designing packaging to hold and advertise a homemade chocolate brownie. After researching the different features of many chocolate bar packages, the children used these to help inspire their own designs. The children were fantastic at coming up with catchy slogans, bold fonts and appealing product names. They also considered the necessary package information required by law for the potential consumer. Once the packages are complete, the children shall make a delicious chocolate brownie to placed inside their wonderful products.
September 26, 2014
As part of our RE topic, the children have been learning about the Qur'an. In order to take our learning further, we invited Mrs Akeel and Mrs Yusof to talk to us about the holy book. Our visitors were able to talk about what the Qur'an means to believers of Islam and how they use it in their daily lives.
As part of their presentation, the children were able to enjoy looking at different versions of the Qur'an as well as looking at out religious artefacts associated with the Islamic faith. The children followed up the visit by writing an explanation text about this special book.
This half term, during English lessons, Year 3 and 4 are learning all about recipes. An important part of this was making sure that the children were given the opportunity to do some cooking of their own. After identifying the different features of recipes and talking about the impact they have on the reader, the children were asked to work in small groups, using the Banana Bites recipe, to prepare the delicious treat. The children had great fun covering their Banana Bites in delicious chocolate and choosing between colourful sprinkles or desiccated coconut. What a tasty lesson!