Our pupils looked fantastic dressed in their non-uniform and Pudsey Bear themed clothing for Children in Need Day on Friday 15th November. Contributions of one pound were made by the children to raise money for this fantastic cause. £569.16 has been raised so far and we would like to say a huge thank you for your support. The day got off to a great start with all pupils from Nursery to Year Six participating in Joe Wicks' 'Big Morning Move', one of the Children in Need fund-raising activities which many schools throughout the country took part in by tuning in to the live stream at 9am. The children had a great time and displayed high levels of energy, effort and enthusiasm throughout the mini morning workout. Afterwards, our very own Mr Broughton was interviewed on radio Humberside about Old Clee's involvement in the event! Have a listen by clicking on the link below and start at 53:08.
The children of Old Clee wore their odd socks with pride on Tuesday 12th November to mark 'Odd Socks Day', a special day which recognises and celebrates the fact that we are all different. 'Odd Socks day' is an annual event and is part of the national anti-bullying week which takes place in November each year. This was a fun way of conveying an important message to our pupils which helps to promote the anti-bullying campaign.
A special assembly was held on Friday 8th November to discuss the upcoming anti-bullying week with the children of Old Clee. Anti-bullying week is an annual event which happens in schools in England every November. This year, the week commences on Monday 11th November, and the theme is 'Change Starts With Us'. In our assembly, Miss Hazelwood talked to the children about what bullying is, who might be a bully and a victim and how both might feel, and how to deal with bullying and prevent it from happening. She explained the purpose of anti-bullying week and urged the children to wear their odd socks for Tuesday's 'Odd Sock Day' which will celebrate the fact that we are all unique.
On Monday 28th October, we were very lucky to have a special visitor in school - local poet, Ian Bland, spent the day at Old Clee working with all of the children from Key Stage 2. An assembly was held in which Ian shared some of his poems. Each year group then took part in a poetry workshop during which they created their own poems inspired by Ian's work. To conclude the day, some pupils were given the opportunity to perform their poems to the school. The children had a fantastic time; their enjoyment of the different aspects of the poetry sessions was plain to see, and the quality of the work which they produced was astounding. Please visit the year group pages to see a selection of videos of the children sharing their poems. We are sure you will be incredibly impressed by their achievements and by the enthusiasm which they displayed.
Our half-termly 'Terrific Ticket Tea' was enjoyed by pupils, parents and staff on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th October. Terrific Tickets are awarded to pupils throughout each half-term in recognition of excellent behaviour and positive attitudes towards learning. The lucky winners of the draw are then invited, along with their parents and carers, to enjoy morning tea with Old Clee's Wellbeing Team. It was wonderful to see the children enjoying their reward for their exemplary behaviour and attitudes and to see everyone celebrating their achievements together.
We had a special visitor in school on Tuesday 8th October - Father Nik joined us to help us celebrate Harvest Festival. Each key stage held an assembly in which all of the items which had been kindly donated were displayed, and the children sang the harvest song which they had been busy practising. Father Nik then told a story all about the importance of thankfulness - boxes were stacked, one on top of the other, to spell out the word HARVEST, but when thankfulness was removed, everything came tumbling down! Father Nik concluded the assembly by asking us to consider the things which we are thankful for. We would like to thank everyone who contributed items for Harvest Festival.
Our cake raffle was held on Thursday 26th September to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. We would like to thank everyone who made a donation and bought tickets and are delighted to have raised £224.45 for this great cause.
On Friday 13th September, pupils and staff throughout the school joined in the fun of 'Roald Dahl Day' by dressing up as characters from the late, great storyteller's books for children. A huge amount of thought and effort clearly went into the costumes; the pupils looked fantastic as Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Charlie, George and many, many more. Thank you to all of the parents and carers at home who helped the children with their costumes and supported the school in celebrating the annual event. A variety of Roald Dahl themed activities took place in all year groups throughout the day, such as speaking and writing about chosen characters and books, listening to extracts from some of Roald Dahl's classic works and recreating a range of his colourful characters in art based activities such as sketching and collage work. To conclude the day, each key stage gathered together for a group photograph to capture the wonderful costumes on display. Take a look to see how many different Roald Dahl characters you can identify in each group!
Our first terrific ticket afternoon tea for the academic year took place on Friday 12th October 2018. The children and their parents thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Congratulations to all of the children that attended, we are sure that many more children will have the opportunity to enjoy this special experience throughout the year. Keep up the good work.
We would like to say a huge thank you to everybody for their generosity. The children had a wonderful Harvest Festival assembly where they discussed how their kind donations would be sent to help others. All of the donations that we received were sent to Grimsby Soup Kitchen and Women’s Aid.
Year 3 Science Project
This week Year 3 had an exciting science lesson from a company called 'Airproducts'. They want to inspire children to go in to science jobs when they grow up. Our science ambassadors used liquid nitrogen to freeze objects such as a sausage, a banana and a flower! We noticed how these objects changed due to 'speed freezing'. We also looked at fire as they set cotton buds alight to show how flames need oxygen to survive. They also showed us how gasses expand and made a balloon pop! Eventually we got to eat ice lollies, speed frozen by liquid nitrogen, and they were delicious.