School Council have been working on a project to show and explain how school dinners are generally healthier and cheaper than packed lunches. Here is a poster that they produced.
As already mentioned on our November newsletter, Friday 15th December children are welcome to come to school wearing a Christmas jumper, or a decorated jumper with a Christmas theme. Donations would be welcomed towards this very worthy cause.
(Jumpers should be worn instead of school cardigans or sweatshirts with normal uniform, i.e. navy trousers or skirt.)
Carrying on the Christmas spirit…
As we have done in other years, children are invited to wear their Christmas jumpers again on the last day of term instead of school cardigans and sweatshirts with normal uniform.
Well done to our Y5 and Y6 children who performed two beautiful Carol concerts on Monday and Tuesday this week.
As some of you may remember, Mrs Lawrenson set a competition for Years 5 and 6 to design a canvas bag which represents our school. The winner of the competition was a child in Miss Fenwick’s class.
These bags will only be available for KS2 to buy as KS1 have book bags. The bags will be able to be stored in the children’s trays which will help to tidy up the cloakrooms. A sample of the bag is shown below.
The bags are £4.50 each and if you wish to order one, any orders would need to be sent back to Mrs Lawrenson before 20th December.
Nursery have designed a tea-towel which is available to buy for £4 each or two for £7. Orders can be placed direct with nursery staff.
A huge congratulations to our Y5/6 lego club who took part in the Regional Finals of the First Lego League hosted by ICT in Schools at The Word held at South Shields Museum.
This was a very tough competition consisting of many elements including programing a robot to complete tricky challenges on an obstacle board, a technical round to explain coding of the robot, an unseen team work round and a presentation about a project that they have researched and developed a solution to. Many of the elements of the competition scoring are based around fundamentals of communication and team work.
We can proudly say that our team brought home a trophy for best presentation, they had researched a problem and came up with a solution to help reduce water wastage from taps.
The competition on the day was fierce with our children competing not only against primary school children but also secondary schools.
It was a fully packed day but they still managed to sneak in time for an ice-cream as a reward for their hard work and a look around the museum.
As always, we were very proud of our children, their behaviour, attitude and team work skills were all commented on by other schools and a team of judges; they were excellent ambassadors for our school. Well done Mortimer Master Builders!