Our 2015 Sports Day took place on Thursday 2nd July. During the summer term, pupils have been training for this event in their P.E. lessons and at athletics club after school. This whole school event evoked fierce competition in each of the track and field events. Pupils demonstrated skill, determination and tremendous support for each other.
Congratulations to all who took part – there were some very impressive performances. The overall winners were the red team!
A very big thank you to staff, parents and governors for supporting the event.
We visit Harehope Quarry on Wednesday 3rd June. We went on a trail using a map to find clues. Each time we had to find things to make our Green man. We used sticks, leaves, flowers, soil and bark to name just a few. We had to find things for his eyes, ears, hair, beard, an animal for his beard and something to make him special.
After lunch we looked at the different shapes of leaves and tried to identify which tree they belonged to. We wanted to make a different hair style for the Green man.
Finally we did some pond dipping to see which mini beasts we could find. We caught caddis fly larvae, pond snails, great diving beetles, blood worms, water spiders as well as a fish! It was a great day out and everyone enjoyed themselves.
We were asked to found out what happens as a river travels downstream.
“On the trip I thought it was fun measuring rivers with a tape measure, meter stick and bonio!”
“The trip was great. The weather was boiling so it was fun to have a dip in the river!”
“On the trip I really enjoyed going in the river to see if it became faster or slower, wider or narrower, shallow or deeper as it went down stream. When we were measuring the river I fell into the river, making me soaking!”
We discovered that as the river moves downstream it becomes wider, faster and deeper.
Assembly at Frosterley Village Hall
On Friday 22nd May, children, teachers, parents and the wider community joined together to raise money for Alzheimer’s Awareness. The morning started with all children taking part in an assembly and was followed by a coffee morning and a bring and buy sale.
We raised an amazing £261.98. Frosterley Community School would like to say a huge thank you to everybody that came and supported us once again.
Athletics Festival 2015
On 20th May Team 1, Team 2 and Team 3 went to St. John’s Chapel to compete in the small schools’ Athletics Festival. Children took part in a variety of track and field events. We had a great time putting or mental as well physical ability to the test.
Results of the Key Stage 1 event are as follows:
1st – Frosterley 366 pts
2nd – St John’s Chapel 280 pts
3rd – Hamsterley 253 pts
4th – Wearhead 248 pts
5th – Rookhope and friends 247 pts
Our five Key Stage 2 finalists achieved some good results and we demonstrated excellent team spirit! Thank you also to St John’s Chapel for making us so welcome and for the use of their lovely grounds.
Red Nose Day
Pupils and staff at our school raised money for Comic Relief. We all come to school in non-uniform and took part in a carousel of fun activities across the day. We managed to raise £230.00 Well done and a great big THANK YOU to pupils, parents and carers for your support. Look at the photographs to see what we got up to.
On Monday 29th of September, two professors, Professor Rex and Professor Diplodocus came in to school with some devastating news. The last dinosaur egg had been stolen from their University by the evil Professor Doyouthinkhesaurs. For its safe return Professor Doyouthinkhesaurus demanded ‘Dinomonds’ matching the weight of a Tyrannosaurs Rex. Pupils at Frosterley Community Primary school had to solve as many maths problems as possible to earn dinomonds. Children worked really hard all week solving different maths problems and earning thousands of dinomonds. The Professors returned at the end of the week to thank children for their amazing work and to announce that they had accomplished their task and had saved the world from being taken over by dinosaurs! The week was rounded off with a Dinosaur Extravaganza Feast which consisted of Dino eggs, Prehistoric trees, Dinosaur grass, Forest Bites, Fossil cake, Dinosaur biscuits, jungle juice, Forest Fruits or a swamp pot.
Finlay said, ‘Dino Maths week was brilliant! I liked designing my own shape dinosaur. I called it Finlayosaurus.
Linda Edwards, deputy head teacher said, ‘The whole school was buzzing with maths. It was great to see children working together to solve different maths problems.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Friday 26th September 2014, children, families, friends and teachers all joined together to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research. An overwhelming response of cakes and biscuits were donated by children, families and friends of the school. We held a coffee morning which was well attended and we raised an amazing, £351.11. Children we invited to come in non uniform for the day at the cost of £1 and we had a guess the amount of hundreds and thousands on the cake and a guess the cuppa that contains a double espresso. A great community feel for an amazing charity.
Deputy Head teacher and organizers of the event, Linda Edwards said, “I am absolutely overwhelmed by the donations of cakes and biscuits we have has donated. For a small school our families have been so generous, we have raised an amazing amount of money for a charity which is close to so many hearts”.
Frosterley Community Primary would like to thank everyone who made a contribution.