Upper Key Stage 2 News

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Enrichment Clubs Autumn 1

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September 6th, 2018

Enrichment Clubs Autumn 1 All parents have been emailed our enrichment clubs for Autumn 1. Enrolment starts on Monday 10th September and closes Wednesday 13th September.

We have the exciting opportunity for parents to take part in the NUFC Family Learning Programme for six weeks. Children will also have the opportunity to take part in other enrichment activities during lunchtimes.

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Entomology Fun for Year 5’s STEAM Week

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May 24th, 2018

Entomology Fun for Year 5’s STEAM Week Year 5 have been learning all about Maria Sibylla Merian who was an entomologist who loved bugs.  She was a fantastic artist who had great attention to detail of the flowers and bugs she painted.

 

The children have also enjoyed building a huge bridge with ICE Bridges.  They have been amazing engineers this week and throughly enjoyed STEAM 2018.

 

 

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Year 1 – Coding Club

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May 18th, 2018

Year 1 – Coding Club Year 5 Digital Ambassadors have started their coding club with Year 1 children.  They decided to use ‘Daisy The Dinosaur’ coding app to introduce coding skills.

The Digital Ambassadors recorded the children’s learning and progress using Seesaw and annotated their screen shots with a caption about how the learner had got on.

They have now planned challenges for the next session.

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Cube investigation – Y5

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May 18th, 2018

Cube investigation – Y5 Year 5 have enjoyed a morning exploring nets of 3D shapes.  They investigated how many different nets of a cube they could create.

 

Lots of excellent maths talk and reasoning.

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Year 5 visit to Newcastle Central Mosque

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May 2nd, 2018

Year 5 visit to Newcastle Central Mosque We had a great morning learning about the five pillars of Islam at Newcastle Central Mosque.  The children were able to ask questions and see images of mosques from all over the world.

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Tyne Together 2018 – 7 Billion Ideas Project 2018

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March 31st, 2018

Tyne Together 2018 – 7 Billion Ideas Project 2018 This year, children in KS2 took part in the second Tyne Together - 7 Billion Ideas Project.  Children worked in small groups to develop a world changing invention. They then had to make a prototype and present this to their class.  Each class selected a winner and each class winner presented their idea to the whole school.

Year 5’s team ‘The Underwater Protection’ were selected as the school winner and took place in the finals day alongside 25 other schools.

They were recognised for their great stall and won an award in this category.

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Year 5 – Easter Crafts

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March 31st, 2018

Year 5 – Easter Crafts Year 5 enjoyed making Easter cards and decorating their egg competition entries.  There were lots of amazing designs this year but our winner was Declan with 2 fantastic penguins! 

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Summer Term 1 – After School Enrichment Clubs

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March 25th, 2018

Summer Term 1 – After School Enrichment Clubs The enrolment form for enrichment clubs for Summer 1 has been emailed to all parents. The deadline for enrolment is Thursday 29th March 2018.

Paper copies of the enrolment form are available from the school office.

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Junior Reporters – Year 4 & 5

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March 5th, 2018

Junior Reporters – Year 4 & 5 As part of our Junior Reporters Project with Newcastle United Foundation, Year 4/5 went to visit St James’ Park to interview a ‘new signing’ to the club.  They developed their own open ended questions and recorded their answers in note form.  They will use this next week to create their report.

They were also lucky enough to have a tour of the stadium, Mr Chapman was very pleased about this! 

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Congratulations to our first Judo Champions

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February 23rd, 2018

Congratulations to our first Judo Champions Congratulations to our first judo champions for our after school club during Spring 2 term. As part of the Judo initiative 21 children in Key Stage 2 are learning the art and sport of Judo.

Judo is one of many enrichment clubs which children can join at Redesdale in helping them to develop new skills and to link to clubs in the local community.

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