St Bede’s Mini Vinnies organised a fundraiser for Children in Need. All children were invited to pick a rubber duck to enter into the Annual Children in Need Duck Race. Thank you to everyone who took part – we raised a fantastic £193.00.
The children gathered in the hall to watch the race live with thousands of other people around the country.
With much excitement, the children watched their ducks live on screen make their way along the dramatic course, eager to see their duck win the race.
Of course, the winner was Pond, James Pond!!
And the winning children were …
The children in Year 2 welcomed a visitor, Mr Mark Stutt from FORESTed Outdoor Learning, to St Bede’s last week who helped bring the Great Fire of London to life.
Having built their own Tudor houses in DT, the children set up their very own Pudding Lane in the school grounds. Mark proceeded to set the houses on fire and the children watched from a safe distance as their houses went up in flames!
The children were instantly immersed in the ‘Great Fire of 1666’ as the historic event was recreated, unfolding before their eyes. Their gasps and screams of delight and excitement could be heard all over South Shields as they soaked up the sights, sounds and smells of 17th Century London.
After all of this excitement, the children learnt about the fire triangle and the dangers of fire.
Lastly, they toasted marshmallows and apple coated in cinnamon and sugar. Delicious!
KS1 enjoyed a super Halloween party with lots of dancing, games and parading around in their outfits!
The winners of the best costumes in each class are …
The Scientists used plastic bottles and green card to make monsters. They then added bicarbonate of soda (alkali) to coloured water and stirred it until it dissolved. A squirt of washing up liquid was added and finally a glug of vinegar (acid). When mixed together, the vinegar and bicarbonate of soda caused a chemical reaction and the bubbles of carbon dioxide that were released caused a volcanic eruption!
The young Scientists made a material called Oobleck using cornflour and water, investigating whether something can be a solid or a liquid at the same time. Oobleck is a non Newtonian fluid that acts both as a solid and a liquid at the same time – a solid when pressure is applied and a liquid when left alone.
This investigation got a little bit messy but the children had oodles of fun!!
Mrs Kennedy showed the children some gummy bears, one of which had more than doubled its size.
The children were tasked with carrying out an investigation to see what happens when a gummy bear is soaked in different liquids.
The liquids they tested were coke, water, washing up liquid, vinegar, milk and salty water. Each child predicted which liquid they through would have the greatest affect on the gummy bear.
Washing up liquid Vinegar
Milk (Our Junior Helpers)