Wellfield Middle School Newsletter

12 June 2015

Dear Parents & Carers

Yet again we've had a very exciting start to the half term with lots of events to tell you about.

Last week we had a whole school assembly to announce the nominees for the North Tyneside Learning Trust start awards. All pupils who had been nominated were presented with a certificate and a letter including detail about their nomination. As you will already know we won the school award for the greatest number of nominees. In addition to this two of our pupils have made the final short list. Congratulations to Amy B and Jack L in Year 8 for a fantastic achievement. They will be attending the ceremony at The Discovery Museum in July and we will keep you informed about how they get on.

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Well done to all of the year 6 pupils for attending Kingswood outdoor education centre last weekend, fun was had by all. I would also like to thank the staff not only for organising the event but also for giving up their weekend to take the pupils.

Year 5 Skipping

On Tuesday afternoon, a team of 26 Year 5s took part in the annual North Tyneside Middle Schools skipping festival.

They all did extremely well with every child winning a gold, silver or bronze certificate and Wellfield Middle were the overall winners for the first time in six years.

Some of the children were particularly dedicated in practising before the competition, and this was reflected in their gold certificates.

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Craig McCann

Craig McCann, Paralympian, came in to school again to see us on Monday. He worked with our year 5 pupils. They have then been working on a biography of his life so far. I'm sure that you will agree that it makes writing activities even more meaningful when they have opportunity to write in context and using their own experience to help them. Thanks to Mr Richardson for organising this event.

In the News

We featured in the local paper this week as part of the Whitley Bay carnival. Thank you to our Year 7 pupils, and Mrs Gordon for dancing around and performing during this event. If you want to check out the video clip then go to this link.

Heritage Project

The anticipated arrival of the Judges from the Heritage Skills Initiative Group finally occurred this Wednesday. The 6 students who planned and designed a new use for the Watch Tower, a historic building, overlooking Cullercoats Harbour had to present their ideas to a panel of Judges. All the Judges commented how impressed they were with our students and the way they worked together with such maturity, one of the Judges, the Architect even tweeted about us! I am so proud of how the students demonstrated excellence and represented Wellfield Middle School. The next step is waiting for the awards ceremony which is being held on the 25th of June in Newcastle, to see what position our students have reached in the competition. Regardless of whether they win an award they should all be proud of what they have achieved over the last year, all us at Wellfield Middle School are.

Those students involved were Jack L, Alex H, Benn R, Olivia N, Katherine T, Isla G

Summer Fair

As you know our annual summer fair event will be taking place in July. The pupils have all been sent home with a letter from the FWS, our PTA, asking for donations. Check out the letters page on our website for a copy of the letter if you haven't seen it yet.

Lost Property

There are a large number of unnamed items in school. If your child has lost anything please ask them to check in the lost property boxes in the school entrance. Any items not collected by the end of term will be disposed of. Thank you

Nearly New Sweatshirts

We still have some nearly new sweatshirts for sale, especially in the smaller sizes. If you would like to buy one, price £2, please ask at the school office.

Year 7 & 8 Athletics

Year 7 & 8 enjoyed a fantastic day at Churchill Running track. A 36 full squad competed against the other middle schools in all different types of events on a glorious day. The aim of the day was to get through to compete for Whitley Bay at Monkton stadium. Thirteen of our squad made it through with brilliant performances all round including Robert & Jessica leading the field in the sprinting events.

Year 6 Athletics

A year 6 team joined primary schools and other middle schools in a competition at Churchill playing Fields. With some superb performances, Helen D really shone through showing great speed to win her 80m event. The day really was about participation with as many pupils as possible taking part in different events.

A poem about Athletics, by Lauryn and Sam.

On a sporty day

The athletes play

at the grounds of Churchill fields.

Everyone tried hard

We really deserve a card

At the grounds of Churchill fields.

No one will fall.

We can beat them all

At the grounds of Churchill fields.

When we came to the bend

That was the end

At the grounds of Churchill fields.

Noone came last

Because we where too fast

At the grounds of Churchill fields.

In the end, we lost, drew and won

It was nice weather thanks to the sun

At the grounds of Churchill fields.

Our new Astro Turf

Over the half term a company were in laying our fantastic new Astro turf which is available for use at break, lunch and during PE lessons. This great addition to the school means no more boggy grass during the winter and gives us a superb space to teach our lessons come rain, snow or brilliant sunshine.

This Girl Can

Check out our website or twitter page @wellfieldmiddle to see our brilliant 'this girl can video'. It really shows just how brilliant our girls really are in PE.

Wellfield Sports Stars

Well done to our very own Footballing superstars.

Lauryn F has won the golden boot award from her local Football team. Let's hope her superb form continues as she moves into Year 7 and comes across more school fixtures.

Sarah C, has won the Golden Boot for her local club, Whitley Coast Soccer Under 13s, by scoring 28 goals in the season.

and also Olivia C, who won Player's Player in her first season with Coast Soccer Under 10s.

Josh F & Callum E were awarded "Managers Player of the year". Callum plays for the first team and Josh plays for the third team. They have been best friends since the first day in reception for first school, seeing them achieve this together was a very proud and special moment for their parents and for the boys!

Well done to all our footballers!

Key Stage 2 Heroes

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