Year 3 children have been learning about Rosa Parks as part of Black History Month. Rosa grew up at a time when black people and white people were segregated in their everyday lives. At that time, black people had to sit at the back of the buses while white people sat at the front. The children were horrified to discover that, one day, Rosa was put in jail for refusing to give up her seat on the bus for a white man. They were impressed that she did not let the incident stop her trying to get equal rights for black people in America. Jake said, "She never stopped helping black people to get equal rights." Emily said, "She changed the world by saying it doesn't matter what or who you are, everyone should be treated the same way." Ella-Rose said, "She took risks to improve the lives of black people." Oscar said, "Even when she met the President, she thought she was still a normal person." Daisy said, "Rosa helped black people and white people be friends. We all agreed that everyone should be treated equally, no matter what.
Year 2 have been studying the famous middle- and long-distance runner Sir Mo Farah as part of Black History Month. We have learned about where Sir Mo was born, his dreams and about what it takes to be a great athlete and win four Olympic Gold Medals. The children have made and designed their own gold Olympic Medals using clay, we have then painted them gold. We then thought it would give us an idea of how fit Sir Mo is so we ran the daily mile where we had to keep active for 15 minutes, It was very hard!! Our reward was to receive our gold medal in celebration assembly from Mrs Shaw. We are very proud of our Year 2 Gold Medal Athletes.
Across school we have been wearing odd socks as part of antibullying week. This week we have been celebrating the fact that we are all uniquely different.
Today Mr Maitland from the Community Centre kindly collected the huge collection of groceries from last Friday that we collected as part of Children in Need. These will all directly help people within our own community. Your generosity is always wonderful and so much appreciated. We did keep a small amount to restock our emergency grocery stock cupboard in school. If ever any of our families are struggling to put food on the table please let either myself or Mrs Collins know and we will do our best to help. No-one should ever go hungry. A massive thank you for all that you were able to contribute.
Year 4 have been learning about how never to stop trying or giving up during our achievement and success Happy Schools' topic. Today we learnt about a speed skater Olympian who tried three times to win a gold medal and eventually won one. He never gave up. After reading and discussing some inspirational quotes from famous people, we then made a kite. We tried to fly them and then afterwards we tried again to improve them. We learnt a lot today about the importance of perseverance.
As part of our happy schools lesson, this week we have discussed what the differences are between people who have a growth mindset and those who have a fixed mindset. The class came up with some statements which they thought best represented both and we are going to try and apply these to our learning.
All ready to be delivered! Lots of beautiful Christmas cards and letters written to the residents of Croft House by our very thoughtful children ❤️ We’re very proud to have such lovely, caring children at Shotton Primary School.
REMEMBRANCE DAY:Our children showed their respect by taking part in the two minute silence at 11am
During happy schools today, 6R have been sharing their worries and concerns about moving up to secondary school. Once the children had shared their worries we talked about ways they could cope and discussed some possible strategies. We were lucky enough to have a former pupil with us during the session, who was able to answer a lot of the children's questions
Today was Holocaust Memorial Day. In KS2 assembly we thought carefully about the British values of tolerance and mutual respect, learning about what the Holocaust was and the terrible things that have happened in history because of prejudice and discrimination. We all have a responsibility to speak out.