Thank-you to everyone who supported our fundraising earlier this month…
We raised a fabulous £200 for…
… and £230.01 for…
“I’m lost for words… This is an extraordinary achievement. I can’t thank the parents, the teachers and staff enough for this! This is something the school should treasure for how long it is an education establishment. Everybody in the club thanks you all for giving us the chance to achieve this.
When we found out the club couldn’t make it to London because of coronavirus, we were devastated, appalled and furious. We thought INTO Film Awards had been cancelled and we had lost our chance at winning… until this morning when we watched the Virtual Award Ceremony and won!
The club is bamboozled in the sight of winning one of the biggest award shows in The UK! Mrs Baxter, our film club teacher, supported us in the pursuit of winning the award and becoming the best under 11’s film club in the UK. She helped us with basic animation, flip books and many more astonishing activities!
What I remember from the film club last year, is the smiling and bright faces of the children involved and the teachers knowing that they had created something that enhanced over time. This film club has inspired me to reach new heights with art and many more subjects which I did not think I would like!
This film club is not about coming in and watching movies every week!
This film club is not about the popcorn or the food and drink!
This film club is about ambition, inspiration, and mental, physical drive. Pushing you to your limits, creating imaginations within the children young or old, using subjects from the primary curriculum and making it into humorous work which makes the pupils want to work and achieve the highest they can. This is not a club. This is a community.”
This message was received from INTO Film:
Congratulations on winning an Into Film Award for Club of the Year 11 and Under!
We hope you’re pleased and enjoyed the online screening of the ceremony. You can watch the full screening again here: https://vimeo.com/476214487
We’ve also published an article on our website including all the winners: https://www.intofilm.org/news-and-views/articles/into-film-awards-2020-winners and announced on our social media channels!
The club members, Mrs Burden and Mrs Gilmore met with Mrs Baxter and Mrs Moore today and received some bags stuffed full of goodies as well as a superb trophy!
The “Jerusalema” dance challenge is taking social media by storm. The song that has transcended its national boundaries, the continent and has people across the world dancing to its vibrant rhythm. They are sharing videos of themselves dancing to the hit song Jerusalema by South African musician Master KG, featuring the voice of South African songstress Nomcebo. According to Master KG, the dance challenge, that has sparked craze around the world, started in Angola when a group of friends recorded a video of the dance choreography that has since gone viral.
From hospital hallways in France and Sweden, to roof tops, public places in Italy, Romania, the UK and Canada, the beaches of Cape Verde, in a Jamaican compound, somewhere in Tanzania; on Facebook, Twitter and TikTok, the #JerusalemaDanceChallenge has hundreds posting videos of themselves or others dancing to the song.
We hope you enjoy watching our version as much as we enjoyed doing it!
BBC Children In Need
Dear Parents / Carers
Historically, at Dunn Street, we have supported this appeal. It will be no surprise that this year will be very different.
Pupils are being invited to come into school for a DOTTY DAY on THURSDAY, 12th November. If pupils would like to, they can come dressed with as many dots as possible. They will take part in a range of activities within their classes / bubbles during the day.
We are aiming to collect £150 as a school. A suggested donation of £1 can be made via our Just Giving Page:
To conclude our work on the text ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ by Roald Dahl, we held a debate arguing for and against Stealing. We looked closely at the character Mr Fox and considered his actions (how he stole to provide for his family); motivations and the consequences of his stealing for both himself and other characters within the story. We had some excellent points to support our views, and were able to provide examples from the text to strengthen our arguments. In the end, our class vote was very decisive! 9 pupils voted that Stealing is Never Justified; whilst 16 voted that it is justified in certain circumstances! A super end to an absolutely ‘fantastic’ book!
North East Counselling Services have funding to provide counselling free of charge to people who live in South Tyneside whose mental health has been impacted by Corona Virus. Funding is limited but can deliver support to around 50 people by Zoom or telephone.
To access counselling people can be referred in by their GP, make a self-referral by visiting the website www.necounselling.org.uk or calling the office on 0191 4661314. Please mention South Tyneside Corona Counselling to access the counselling free.
Yes, Halloween this year will be different. But even if your family is in quarantine, there are lots of creative and safe ways to celebrate right at home.
1. Go big on DIY decorations.
Build anticipation for the big day by making your Halloween décor a showstopper. Get your child started on crafty sessions now. Think: Paper chains around the mailbox, lights over the door and construction paper silhouettes in the windows.
2. Create a Halloween home movie or play.
It’s the perfect scenario: everyone already has a costume! Get the family involved in writing a script, building or arranging a “set,” picking out theme music, rehearsing, and filming. Then share it as a “Quarantine-O-Ween” family greeting.
3. Learn a Halloween dance.
This could be the big finale for your home video or play – or just a great way to get some exercise and laugh together as a family. Search YouTube for “monster mash dance,” “monster shuffle” – or choreograph your own, featuring your child’s best moves! Practice then perform, preferably in costume.
4. Plan a scary (or not-so-scary) movie night.
Host a full-length feature with a theme that ties to Halloween or your child’s costume, or plan a marathon of Halloween-themed TV episodes. To make sure your selections are age appropriate, check commonsensemedia.org.
5. Have a Halloween-themed reading hour.
Check your library for book suggestions! (And if you need help getting your child excited about reading, check out these suggestions…
6. Make Halloween treats.
From cookies frosted to look like witch hats to tangerines peeled and garnished with mint to look like pumpkins, the options are endless. Whatever you decide, you’ll be spending time with your child building kitchen skills and having fun. Click on the picture for more ideas…
7. Camp out under the blue moon.
In case you hadn’t heard, there will be a full moon on Oct. 31, 2020 – something that happens just once every 18 or 19 years. It’s also a “blue moon,” aka the second full moon of the month. So set up a tent, and enjoy the show. Howl if you want to.
8. Host a video chat costume party.
Use a video chat app like Zoom, FaceTime, Google Hangouts or Skype to host a virtual event. Invite your child’s friends to participate in a spooky singalong, dance party or group chat.
9. Join a virtual pumpkin-carving or painting contest.
Host your own with family and friends, or try searching your online community for virtual events open to the public.
10. Create a Quarantine-O-Ween scavenger hunt.
Instead of your child trick-or-treating around the neighbourhood, they can trick-or-treat around the home or yard. Hide treats, create clues, and send your child on a spooky scavenger hunt.
11. Have your child “art direct” a Halloween family photo shoot.
Make planning part of the event. Invite your child to brainstorm several locations to take photos, and make a list of any props you’ll need to have on hand. Then let them “art direct” the photo session – setting up family members in different funny or scary scenes based on their costumes.
12. Create a Halloween home gallery.
Have fun going through old photos of your child and other family members in costume over the years. Display your favourites in a corner of your home with description cards – the year, age and costume inspiration, for example – and have your child to draw or paint original Halloween-themed artwork to add to the collection.
Here are our spellings for this week. As usual, we will have time to cover them in school, but it would be helpful if you had a look at the patterns at home so you are confident for Friday.
Words with the long vowel sound /a/ spelt with ai
Adding the prefix im- (before a root word starting with ‘m’ or ‘p’; and words with the short vowel sound /i/ spelt with a y