Wellfield Middle School Newsletter

13 March 2015

Dear Parents & Carers

Red Nose Day

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Today we have been raising money for Red Nose Day. We held a non-uniform day, a cake sale, and a 'Make yourself look funny' Photobooth at lunchtime. Altogether we have raised £600! Well done everyone.


There are lots of photos from the day on our website including all the Photobooth photos.

Tenner Challenge

Year 5 learn the guitar

James Peacock, our peripatetic guitar teacher, has been providing guitar workshops to two year 5 classes (5M and 5N). Pupils have been taught riffs, chords and the parts of the guitar. The unit will run until the end of this half-term. After half-term, 5E will take the guitar workshop with James.

Sumdog

We have entered Sumdog's first North Tyneside maths contest of 2015 which starts today, Friday and will run until next Thursday.


Children have all been set up with a user name and password. It only takes an hour to get a decent score. Students play online and they can compete in school or at home. The website only works on a computer, but a free app is available for iPads.


Currently Jack G (6W) is in the lead with 155 points :-) and class 7P are winning across North Tyneside, but the situation is always changing so keep on playing.

Year 8 Maths Roadshow

This week Cem, Benn, Alex, Emily and Holly took part in a maths roadshow at Whitley Bay High School where they were coached by some of Year 9 students.


Check out how it went and read the interview here

http://www.wellfieldmiddleschool.org.uk/mathematics/

NTLT Star Awards 2015

Reminder that the closing date for nominations is 27th March 2015, anyone can nominate using the link http://ntlearningtrust.org.uk/nominateastar/ or obtain a paper copy from Miss McElderry.


We have just heard today that we are currently topping the leader board for most nominations with 47 so far, so please keep us in that position and get nominating.

Science News

Most classes have taken home a 'Takeaway Home Learning Menu' this week and this is how homework will now be set most weeks. One task from the menu should be completed each week and merits will be awarded depending on the task choosen and the effort put into it.

The choice element gives pupils the chance to choose a way of learning that best suits them and they can be as creative as they want. It's also useful if they have a busy week and want to do a shorter task that week and more in depth tasks on a week when they have more time.

The response to the menu has been fantastic, there was a real buzz in class as they read through the menu and children seem very enthusiast about the prospect of homework (which is rare!).

If you would like to see a copy of the menu, please click this link

There will also be examples of the takeaway tasks put onto the Science Curriculum area on a regular basis, so keep looking at our website.

WOW 'Walk Once a Week' competition

Lots of children have been designing a badge for the WOW (Walk Once a Week) Scheme in and out of school. The theme for the competition is 'Our Healthy Planet'. The winning designs will get made into collectable badges and distributed to thousands of children who take part in the scheme, the school also wins a years supply of badges and memorabilia.

If you haven't submitted a design and would like to, please get a template from Miss McElderry and return by Thursday 19th March 2015.

http://www.livingstreets.org.uk/walk-with-us/walk-to-school/primary-schools/walk-once-a-week/wow-badge-design-competition-2015

Wellfield's Sports Stars

Girls take Football outside of school

As you may already know Girls Football is really popular here at Wellfield. And Holly, Ella, Kate, Sarah, Joely, Lauryn and Darcey are taking it that bit further by playing for clubs outside of school as well. It is brilliant when pupils carry on an interest outside of school and I know their involvement in a team will have a really positive effect on the girls.


Well done to our Football captain Sarah Clews (8H) and her Football team, Whitley Coast Soccer for getting through to the Wade Financial Cup Final beating North Shields on penalties. Sarah scoring two goals.



Netball players keep it going

Like the Footballers, the Netball girls have had a strong season under the guidance of Mrs Gordon and Mrs Henderson. They completed their last match on Monday and there is a match report in the newsletter. However Kate, Annabel, Olivia, Holly, Beri & Jessica are keeping their Netball going outside of school with the Seatonians, which is fantastic. Could I also express a special thank you to Mrs Ridley who has continuously come down to umpire the girls' games and offer support to Mrs Gordon.

Meet some of our stars

What an amazing young lady

Amelia H in Year 6 is currently raising money for the charity, Locks for Love. They provide hair which makes wigs for people with alopecia and other conditions associated with hair loss. On Thursday night she donated her hair. Good luck to her and well done for doing something so courageous.

Netball News

On Monday 9th March, Year 7 and 8 girls played St Thomas More and Marden High School.


Year 7

Wellfield 2 St Thomas More 4

Wellfield 5 Marden High 2


Year 8

Wellfield 4 St Thomas More 7

Wellfield 6 Marden High 5


Well done to all the girls who played .


On Sunday the 15th March year 5 and 6 girls will be taking part in a High 5 competition at Gateshead Stadium, and on Monday the 16th March we will be taking part in a U12 competition at John Spence Community High School.


Match report by Annabel Ridley & Kate Heaney


Well done to the year 7’s who played the match on Monday, 2nd. We won 6-0 against Valley Gardens. Well done Annabel Ridley, Alex Berry, Kate Heaney, Jessica Lively, Ella Welsh, Joely Thompson and Lucia Kane! Lucia, Jessica and Kate played extremely well that night!

Gregg's Cancer Run

The Children’s Cancer Run is a 5-mile cross country family fun run set up to raise money for the North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund (NECCR), and is sponsored by Greggs.

We always have a great day come rain or shine, with lots of entertainment, as well as medals, a free t-shirt and Greggs picnics for all participants.

Wellfield will once again be entering a team, and if you would like to participate Form's are available from the office.

Cooking Projects

Just a reminder that we are still accepting £3 voluntary donations towards the cooking projects taking part this term.

Thank you.

English News

We have been doing lots of writing in English, there are many examples of our work on the website.

http://www.wellfieldmiddleschool.org.uk/english/

Key Stage 2 Heroes

Attendance

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