On Friday 19th November, the children came to school in fancy dress, pyjamas and Pudsey clothing to raise money for Children in Need. We raised a fantastic total of £431.20, thank you for your continued support.
Remembrance Day 2021
Thursday 11th November 2021 marks this year’s Remembrance Day. This is an annual day to remember and reflect upon the sacrifices made for our country. It is a day to honour the armed forces who have fought or died to defend our country. These sacrifices have been made throughout history, stemming back to the First World War. They remind us of the importance of being empathetic, benevolent and responsible citizens. Each year we take part in a two minute silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. This was a tradition first started by King George V in 1919 and was initially called Armistice Day. Many citizens around the country also wear a poppy upon their chest to show solidarity. This is due to the poppy being the flower which grew on the battlefields after World War I. Hence, why Remembrance Day is also known to many as Poppy Day.
At Old Clee this year, we have marked this special occasion by taking part in different activities linked to Remembrance Day.
Over the last couple of weeks, all year groups have focused their writing on a specific element of Remembrance Day. These include:
Some year groups have also taken part in craft activities linking to the poppy and what it symbolises.
Please take the time to look at our wonderful photos below of the children taking part in these reflective activities.
Diwali is the five-day Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world.
Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.
The festival is usually some time between October and November, with the date changing each year.
This year Diwali takes place over five days from 2 November to 6 November with the main day of celebration on Thursday 4 November.
Children at Old Clee have been learning and celebrating Diwali in many ways. See below all the exciting activities which have been taking place!
Nursery children explored creating fireworks in different ways, and making Mehndi patterns in their dough.
Reception children made a diva lamp out of clay.
Year 1 retold the story of Rama and Sita and made lanterns.
Year 2 made Diawli lanterns
Year 3 created bright and bold Rangoli patterns
Year 4 learnt a Diwali dance
Year 5 retold the story of Rama and Sita and used the computers to type their final drafts
Year 6 created a story board, which retold the Rama and Sita story
Autumn 2021 Sporting Events
Year 6 Girls football
The Year 6 girls played at Oasis Academy Wintringham in a 7-a-side football tournament. There were 8 other school teams competing and our girls were amazing! Most of them have never played competitive football before, but they worked as a team, supported each other and smiled the whole way through (even in the torrential rain).
They won one game 5-0, lost one game 1-0 and drew five games! What a great effort, girls! We are incredibly proud of you!
Year 5/6 Boys football
Year 5/6 boys played in a football tournament held at Oasis Academy Wintringham. The boys worked extremely hard, played well and scored some amazing goals! There were lots of teams down on the night and they came 5th overall, which was a great effort for their first time playing together!
Well done boys, you represented the Academy superbly and we are very proud of you!
Year 5 Boys football
Some year 5 boys also played in a football tournament held at Oasis Academy Wintringham. The boys worked extremely hard for each other, played some great football and scored some great goals! They won 4 games on the evening, drawing 3 and only losing twice! There were 10 teams competing on the night and they came very respectable 5th place overall, missing out on the top 4 by goal difference!
What a fantastic effort for their first time playing together, you represented the Academy superbly and we are very proud of you!
National Poetry Day!
7th October 2021
National Poetry Day is a British campaign to promote poetry, including public performances. National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 by William Sieghart. It takes place annually in the UK on the first Thursday in October. This year, our national poetry day theme is 'All about us' and it promotes the wonderfulness that we all have inside of each of us! Old Clee have performed the poems, 'Everything that Make me Smile' and 'All about Me'. Please look on your year group pages to find our wonderful contributions to this fantastic day!
Harvest Festival 8th October 2021
Harvest Festival is a yearly celebration of the food grown on the land. Christians use the Harvest festival to think about how God loves the world and cares for it. Churches are decorated with the things that Christians are thankful for, and they sing songs of gratitude. They also show they are followers of Jesus by doing the sorts of things Jesus himself used to do, such as looking after people who are less fortunate.
Old Clee celebrated this year, by coming to school in autumn coloured clothing and donating a food item. This was then collected by Father Nick from Old Clee Church for the local food bank. We held an assembly to share with the children why this is an important celebration and to also show them how kind and generous they had been with the amount of food that had been donated. We would like to send a huge thank you to all the children and parents!!
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On Friday 20th March, the last day that many pupils attended school before closures across the country, the children of Old Clee remained positive and supported the local community by making a food donation to come to school in colourful non-uniform. All food items will be distributed to residents of Old Clee by Father Nick (vicar of Old Clee Church) in order to support those most in need during these challenging times. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the families of our pupils, and we are incredibly proud of the way in which our children are taking recent events, and the measures which have had to be put in place, in their stride.
Pupils throughout the school helped to raise money for Sport Relief on Friday 13th March by donating £1 to come to school in their sportswear ready to run a mile for this great cause. Within their year groups, pupils from Foundation Stage to Year 6 were given half an hour to attempt to run nine laps of the Key Stage 2 playground - a distance of exactly one mile. Led by Mr Broughton, the children, and adults, put in maximum effort, and many enjoyed the activity so much that they continued to run extra laps during their break time and lunch time! Thank you to everybody for the energy and enthusiasm with which the event was approached, and of course, for your kind donations to Sport Relief which have so far raised a total of £490.16.
Year Five pupils have been busy over the last two weeks developing their cycling skills and working towards becoming safe cyclists for the future. We are so proud of the way in which the children have persevered and grown in confidence whilst practising first on the playground and then out on the roads.
From Wednesday 11th March to Friday 13th March, groups of Year Two pupils visited the Grimsby Fish Docks as part of their History work. They found out all about the history of the docks and how it has changed over time, and why the Dock Tower was originally built in 1852. Upon their arrival, they visited the Grimsby Fish Market and enjoyed looking at the different types of fish which had been caught that morning. They walked along the quayside to see vessels coming in and out of the docks and learnt all about how the lock gates open and close to control the tide. The children discovered so many interesting facts during their visit. We are very grateful to Martyn Boyers, who runs the Grimsby Fish Market, and Richard Claridge from ABP for all of their help.
To celebrate British Science Week (6th - 15th March, 2020), pupils across the school took part in a range of practical, engaging Science investigations. Bubbles, Rainbow Walk, Electrical Circuits, Light and Magnetism were just a few of the fun activities which pupils participated in, and as you can see, the children (and adults!) really enjoyed getting involved.
On Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th March, classes from Year 1 visited the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre to learn more about North East Lincolnshire. They studied maps, focusing on the land in and around Grimsby and Cleethorpes, and located Old Clee, the beach and the Humber estuary. The children learnt so many interesting facts and the visit really enhanced their learning in History.
The pupils of Old Clee enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day on Thursday 5th March. They participated in lots of fun activities such as writing book reviews, designing book marks, taking part in quizzes and paired reading with children from other year groups. Our School Councillors were lucky enough to visit Waterstones; during their visit, they collected the books which children throughout the school had ordered using the £1 book tokens, and then presented them upon their return. The pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day and looked fantastic dressed as some of their favourite literary characters.
On Tuesday 11th February, two of our local PCSOs visited Old Clee to deliver an esafety assembly to each key stage. The children listened very well to the important messages given about how to enjoy using the internet whilst staying safe online.
On Friday 7th February, Old Clee Primary Academy took part in a fund-raising day on behalf of two charities. Pupils throughout the school made a small donation to come to school wearing red in recognition of CHSF (Children's Heart Surgery Fund) and the children then had fun participating in a range of number activities as part of the NSPCC Number Day. A total of £580.42 has been raised so far which will be split between the two charities. We would like to say a huge thank you for your generous contributions to these two very worthy causes.