Welcome to Waldridge – Years 4/5
Waldridge class turned themselves into a French Patisserie Bolangerie for the day and opened their door to customers around school. As part of celebrating the International Language Day, pupils had to learn about a French occupation and what better way than with cakes and pastries. In preparation, they had a visit to the local supermarket to learn about French foods.
Over the Christmas term, children took part in the Under 5s Christingle service at the St Mary and St Cuthbert’s Church in Chester le Street, where, after the service, they also sold goodies they had made.
In science, children learned how the body moves. They made a hand showing how the muscles contract. They also explored shadows.
At the first sign of snow, Waldridge headed outdoors for some much needed fresh air and fun!
They learned how to perform CPR!
Waldridge were invited to take part in a gymnastics tournament which saw them receiving a certificate of excellence as well as meeting world silver medallist Shanice Davidson
The Store Manager, Ryan, (of Tesco’s Chester le Street) very kindly donated a huge box of fresh fruit to take with us to our gymnastics tournament.
Taking part in the gymnastics tournament saw everyone having a go on the beam, trampoline and parallel bars to name just a few of the activities!
One of the photos shows taking a huge leap of faith on one of the trampolining activities at the gymnastics festival in Durham!
Olivia Langlois with her award for being a fantastic hard working student.
Waldridge went for a day to the Shipley art gallery where they looked at classical, abstract and surreal art. They worked with new mediums and learned about oil pastels, drawing and sculpture with a focus on Anthony Gormley and the Angel of the North.