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Maths Day - Friday 13th May

 

Today, we celebrated Maths Day by starting the day off with an exciting Maths Scavenger Hunt. The children worked in teams and used their skills as mathematicians to answer a range of problem-solving questions! The children had a great time and enjoyed winning their prize from the treasure chest! The theme this year was maths across the curriculum. Just a few examples include, Year 5 looked at the Fibonacci sequence in Art, Year 3 investigated the number systems across History and Reception completed maths activities linked to their class book, Jack and the Beanstalk.   Please head over to the year group tabs to see more examples, information and pictures of the day. 

🌟 Our Science Week poster winners 🌟 

A big thank you to all of the children who entered our Growth poster competition. It was a difficult job to choose the winners! Well done to the following children on their fantastic posters. They chose a science set as a special prize! Their posters have also been entered into the National Science Week competition.

Girl's Ramsdens Cup football!

 

On Wednesday 27th May our year 6 girls took to the field in this year's Ramsdens Cup. 

The girls played 4 games, drew 3 and lost just one game which saw us finish 3rd Place!

They battled hard all evening, showed real determination and commitment and were a credit to the school!

Well done girls, we are very proud of you! 

 

Goodbye Mrs Roberts

On 5th April 2022, it was time to say goodbye to Mrs Roberts who is retiring from education.  

Whilst it was sad to say goodbye, Mrs Roberts' last day was filled with lots of fun and laughter, and it was all a surprise.

 

It started with a surprise assembly where the whole school and whole staff had sneaked into the hall, where they waited for Mrs Roberts.   Each year group made something very special for Mrs Roberts and this was presented to her by the children - they were handmade special gifts that she can treasure forever.  One of the gifts was a very special photograph of the whole school with year groups making up each letter of OLD CLEE.  This was secretly arranged a few weeks before.  Some year groups sang and some videoed themselves reciting a poem they had made up about Mrs Roberts.  The staff also presented some very special gifts to Mrs Roberts too.  

 

Whilst Mrs Roberts thought the festivities had finished, we also surprised her with ‘flashmob’ dance to Pharrell Williams – ‘Happy’.  This was great fun and the whole school danced away. 

 

Mrs Roberts got so many lovely cards, gifts and flowers on her last day it was incredible and very moving. It was a wonderful and fitting way to remember Mrs Roberts and everything she has accomplished at Old Clee since 2016, as Head Teacher.

 

We wish Mrs Roberts lots of luck in the future. 

 

 

DODGEBALL!

 

On Tuesday 29th March, a team of eight year 6 pupils represented the Academy at this years N.E lincs Dodgeball competition.

This was an extremely competitive event with 11 schools competing to be crowned champions. Amazingly, we made the podium and finished a very respectable 3rd place! 

Old Clee won their group fixtures without loosing a game and qualified for the finals, only to be beaten by Wybers and Littlecoates who were eventually crowed Champions. 

Well done to everyone involved, you represented the school brilliantly and should be very proud of your 3rd place finish! 

 

 

Dodgeball Action Shots!

This week it is National Poetry Day. 

The children across the academy have enjoyed learning, writing and performing different types of poetry.

Here are some fabulous examples x

RDJ CHOP CHOP

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Furry Furry Squirrel 🐿

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RNH - Chop Chop 

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1JL Dirt on my Shirt

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1AW Dirt on my shirt

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Year 2's Riddles

2SM's Riddles

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Here is Hetty-Mae, Ayva and Jaxon performing the riddles they have written.

A few of the riddles we wrote ourselves.

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Ivy Rose, Oscar, Kaiden and Isaac shared their own riddles.

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Our favourite poem that we have been reading.

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We all learned a verse so that we could perform it together.

3RS - Kenning Poetry

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3JB’s Kenning Poems

4SW - From a Railway Carriage

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4PC 'A Very Merry Playground'

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4LH - From a Railway Carriage

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Marley - 4LH

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Emily - 4LH

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Olly - 4LH

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Lilly - 4LH

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From a Railway Carriage by Robert Louis Stevenson performed by 4CW

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Poem perfomed by Cali-Mae 4CW

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Poem performed by Ava-Louise 4CW

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Poem performed by Joshua 4CW

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Poem performed by Ethan 4CW

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Poem performed by Ava 4CW

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Year Five Haiku Poems

Year 5 Haiku Poem

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Alfie created his own Haiku poems linked by a theme.

Year 6 Poems

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Here are some fantastic animal riddles from 2AA

Year 2 trip to the Fishing Heritage Centre.

See our Year 2 page for more pictures!

Spring term Sporting Success!

 

 

On Thursday 17th March, nine children from Year 6 represented the school at this years North East Lincolnshire Key stage 2 Boccia Competition. 

Boccia is an all-inclusive event similar to bowls. 

We had 3 teams of 3 competing and incredibly we finished 1st  , 2nd and 3rd !

Not only did they try their best and perform incredibly well, but they represented the academy brilliantly with one of our students winning a special recognition award for his SUPERB qualities of kindness ,compassion and helpfulness.

Well done to everyone, we are so proud of you all!

 

 

British Science week 

British Science Week is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that took place between 11th -20th March 2022. The theme this year was ‘Growth’. We kick started the week with a visit from Science Boffin Harry! He showed us lots of exciting experiments such as elephant's toothpaste and a balloon kebab! 

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The children in each year group have been investigating the theme of growth in lots of different ways. The children had lots of fun being scientists and there was a real buzz around school! Have a look at our photos below to see what we been up to!

Our Early Years children explored big bubbles, made a cress head and did a gummy bear investigation.

Year 1 investigated ‘The Growth of Communities’ starting with how to make a waterproof shelter. The children linked this to helping the people of Ukraine and tested the materials they may have at hand to make a shelter. Once we had come to the conclusion that plastic was the most suitable material .... we had to test it out. The children made a shelter using a plastic sheet and we turned on the hosepipe to test it out x

Year 2 - How will you encourage biodiversity? The children made bird feeders.

Year 3 and 4

How will we cross the river? Children designed paper bridges.

How will people keep fit? The children worked together to design a River Leisure Zone.

Year 5 and 6

What happens when there is no space left? The children designed and made tall structures.

How will supplies be transported? The children designed and made paper aeroplanes. They evaluated which designs were ther most aero-dynamic.

World Book Day 2022

 

What a truly fantastic day we all had on Thursday 3rd March in celebration of World Book Day. It was fantastic to see so many amazing characters from the children’s (and adults) favourite books - a big thank you to all of our parents! The children participated in lots of reading and story activities throughout the day and also took part in the ‘Decorate your classroom door’ competition across the school. A huge well done to FS2 for their incredible door creation representing the story 'Room on the Broom' and 3RS who were the overall winners for KS2 with their take on 'The Dragon Machine'. 

As part of the celebrations, our school councillors also had the opportunity to visit Waterstones in Freshney Place to exchange the book tokens for each of our pupils. They were extremely excited and took part in lots of activities put on by the staff. 

Have a look at our fabulous costumes...

Children's Mental Health Week February 2022

'Growing Together'

As part of Children's Mental Health Week, we decided as a school to dedicate a whole day to raising awareness of how we can keep ourselves mentally healthy. On Thursday 10th February the children took part in a range of workshops based around this year’s theme, ‘Growing Together’.

Growing Together is all about the ways that we can grow as people. As part of our whole school assembly, we talked about how as human being we change and grow all of the time and in many different ways and how some growth is easy to see, like when we grow from babies into children, teenagers to adults, or when flowers grow in spring. But other growth may be more difficult to spot – for example how we grow emotionally.

Each year group planned their workshops around the ‘NHS 5 ways to wellbeing’.

 

This saw our children getting active through a range of activities. For example, we saw our Reception children take part in a physical obstacle course, our Year 1 children enjoyed skipping, Year 3 children took on the challenges of orienteering, a number of Year groups relaxed through yoga and our Year 5 children were exhausted after running a mile around the school grounds.

We also talked about how the simple act of trying something new or stepping outside your comfort zone, as scary as it is, does really help us to grow. This saw our Year 3 children take part in preparing and cooking a meal from scratch; Year 4 learned how to speak Spanish; and our Year 5 children learned how to use sign language.

As part of our ‘Connecting and Take Notice’ sessions, we talked about ‘What lifts you?’, and how we can support each other through life’s ups and downs. This saw the children and adults in the school come together to each create a feather for our collective display that will feature down our corridor (more photos to follow once complete).

The staff were not left out as SLT served them breakfast as a thank you for their continued hard work and also to raise awareness of the mental health of adults. Just taking time to talk about the kinds of issues we all face, makes a huge difference.

All in all, the day was a huge success and all the children left school on a high, knowing strategies that they can use in order to keep themselves mentally healthy.

Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 8th February 2022

Exploring Respect and Relationships Online

 

This year for Safer Internet Day, the focus is exploring respect and relationships online which poses the question ‘All fun and games?’

 

Throughout the week, each year group teacher will deliver an assembly, suitable to the age of the children, all about how to stay safe online and how to show respect to others when using the internet. As many of you will be aware, a number of games online now enable children to speak to people from all over the world which is why this is such a big focus this year. This day is all about ensuring children keep safe when talking online, showing respect and knowing what to do when they encounter unkind behaviour online.

 

To celebrate the information they will be taught over the next week, we are asking that the children complete a task through the programme that we use in school (Purple Mash) relating to Safer Internet Day. Your child/children will have a parent letter - which they have been given this week – so that they can login at home with you being able to monitor their activity.

 

Below are the tasks which have been set as ‘2Dos’ for your child – they should know what this means from their computing lessons!

 

  • KS1 – Digiduck and Safer Internet Quiz

This is quiz based on the story in the assembly, also to be accessed online (there is a short video on this which will be on the website). We can screenshot their scores once handed in.

  • Lower KS2 (Y3/4) – Recipe: Respectful Relationships Online

Children will use their knowledge of this day / event to create a recipe to a respectful online relationship.

  • Upper KS2 (Y5/6) – Who to Talk to?

Children will create an information sheet on who to talk to about online relationships.

 

The information from the assemblies can also be found below to help you to support your child when they are completing their task on Purple Mash. Please remind your child to ‘hand in’ – they will know what this means! We look forward to seeing your fantastic work.

National Story Telling Week

This week we are participating in National Story Telling Week here at Old Clee Primary Academy. Each day this week, teachers have read a short story to every class in their year group which both they, and the children have thoroughly enjoyed. Here are some of our Year 5 children enjoying a story.

Reception children enjoying Story Telling Week 📚

Xmas Jumper Day 10th December 2021

On December the 10th we held Christmas Jumper Day and asked for donations to be shared between St Andrews Hospice and one of our own children's charities, Bear Named Buttony. 

Buttony is a special bear for children having surgery to create a stoma. Buttony has had similar surgery and offers children comfort and friendship. A Bear Named Buttony is a charity supporting children and young people who have a stoma.

Children In Need 2021

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.

Year 3 Children in Need Day!

Year 1 doing the Joe Wicks morning challenge for Children in Need

Year 5 Children in Need pictures

Year 6 Children In Need

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:  

  • Researching World War I and II using different sources and discussing/exploring these facts.
  • Writing letters from the perspective of evacuated children and soldiers fighting in the war.
  • Writing diary entries from the point of view of soldiers.
  • Writing emotive war poetry to express the feelings and emotions of Remembrance Day

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.

Nursery creating their beautiful poppies!

Year 1 poppy craft and Remembrance writing

Year 2's beautiful poppy craft and Remembrance writing!

Year 3's Remembrance Evacuee letters and mind mapping!

Year 4's Remembrance Day role play!

Year 6 reading their wonderful war letters!

Diwali

 

 

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

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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!!

KS1 Harvest Festival Assembly

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Big Talk Education Zoom Meeting Links

Lynnette Smith is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

BigTalk Education Staff & Parent Session (Nursery - Year3)

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Wear Colour Day

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.

Sport Relief

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.

Reception Children Running for Sport Relief

Year Four Running their Mile for Sport Relief

Year Five Bikeability

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.

 

Being Historians - Year Two Visit the Grimsby Fish Docks

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.

British Science Week

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.

Bubbles in Reception

Rainbow Walk in Reception

Electrical Circuits in Year One

Light Investigation in Year Two

Bubbles and Water Investigations in Year Three

Magnetism in Year Four

Buoyancy Investigation in Year Five

Air Resistance Investigation in Year Six

Being a Geographer - Year One Visit the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

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.

World Book Day

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.