On Thursday night, CHJS Mini Police had the honour of attending and speaking at the High Sheriff Awards held at Wynyard Hall. In front of an audience of over 150 guests, Alex, Dylan, Harley and Harvie shared their experience of being in the Mini Police on the stage whilst other members greeted guests, handed out badges and formed a guard of honour for the High Sheriff of Durham, Caroline Peacock and the Lord Lieutenant, Sue Snowdon.
As part of our project with Alpha Boarding School in Nepal, children in year 3 have been investigating traditional tales. We are going to be writing traditional tales from England to share with the children in Nepal and hopefully will get the chance to read some traditional tales from Nepal. We began by reading some traditional tales and spotting the features. We each got a different traditional tale and identified the characters, setting, beginning, middle and end.
This morning, lower school breakfast club children were visited by 2 members of staff from Tescos who very kindly donated a selection of goods to our school. The children were especially excited about the Easter eggs! A huge thank you Tesco, it is very much appreciated!
In We Believe time, Year 4 read the story ‘Silly Billy’ which is all about Billy who is a worrier. We discussed what people might worry about and how that affects your body. In the story, Billy has worry dolls to share his worries with. We then made our own worry dolls using pegs and material and discussed what we would do if we had a worry.
This week we have been looking at roles and responsibilities and how we fit in to our families, class and group. We created a jigsaw to show we all fit together despite the fact we are unique.
This week we had a visitor from the Gas works to let us know that some important work will be taking place in our area in the next few weeks. We discussed the importance of staying safe at this time, and how we might do this. Our visitor talked through all of the possible dangers and what we must do as members of our community. We listened well and asked some brilliant questions.
Christmas jumper day for ‘Save the Children’ has once again been a great success. We attended school in our festive jumpers and outfits with happy smiles on our faces and collected money for this charity. By doing this, we have reflected carefully on the true meaning of Christmas and raised money to help others. A grand total of £114 was raised; thank you to everyone who contributed and helped a charity at this time of year.
For our RE Christmas unit of work, each class was presented with a challenge by Miss May. We each had a few weeks to prepare some work to showcase in a whole school assembly. Amazing effort and focus has gone into the whole school activities and we shared some brilliant examples of work which were each based around an important question. We found out lots of information about the Christian meaning of Christmas and looked at Christmas with a focus on different questions which we have all explored. It was a great morning of sharing learning.
Mrs Stevens and Miss Trow are visiting Nepal to view a school and see how they learn. 6H have created a booklet consisting of non-chronological reports and badges full of information about CHJ. Written by Raiyan, 6H.