“Concerned about what your child is seeing on the Internet? Not sure how to keep them safe online? Want to know how to set privacy settings on mobile devices? For these answers and a lot more information on how to keep yourself and your family safe online come and meet the Southern Community Engagement Team and our partners from O2 on Tuesday 6th February between 10am and 12pm at The Word South Shields. O2 will have two of their technical ‘gurus’ there to answer any questions you may have as part of ‘Internet Safety Day’ “ If you would like more information on this event please contact the Southern Community Engagement Team atsouthern.ceo@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

4HA Multi Skills

Last week, 4HA took part in a Multi-skills tournament at Temple Park against several other schools. the children participated in a variety of activities, including relay races, treasure hunt, target throw and many more.

Y6AS Class Assembly

Year 6 are currently studying about the life and work of Charles Darwin. This video was played at Mrs Stelling’s class assembly to show examples of inheritance.

Y6 Reverse Advent Calendar

Some of our Y6 children decided after learning about different advent calendars to do a reverse advent calendar to help others at Christmas.

We talked about a local charity called Key Project, which supports and helps homeless young people in South Tyneside and decided to donate to them.

Mrs Hayton, Vice Chair of Key Project, was thrilled with the donations and couldn’t praise the children enough for their generosity.

Year 2 Science Club

Some of our Year 2 children have enjoyed a fantastic six week programme of exciting science activities. All of the children worked extremely hard and have broadened their scientific knowledge by fully participating each week. Making bouncy balls, growing a crocodile, mixing colours, diving sultanas and laughing chickens are just some of the activities the club engaged in. A great time was had by all involved.

Y5/6 Carol Concert

Well done to our Y5 and Y6 children who performed two beautiful Carol concerts on Monday and Tuesday this week.

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Art and Design Competition


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.

First Lego League Presentation Winners!

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!