Here are some images from this year's events.
"Decades" house forum
As part of our Golden Jubilee celebrations, the children learned some history in their house forums from the years that the school has been open. Each house took a decade - 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or 00’s -with one forum studying an aspect of local history and the other forum studying an aspect of national history.
Each house produced work for display in our school hall. Some children also recorded their work as sound files:
Sound file -"Gangsters"
On Friday 5 May, we commemorated the coronation of King Charles III. The children had entered cup cakes and crowns into a competition in the morning and the afternoon began by us all singing the national anthem in the hall - the first time we had all sung 'God Save the King' together. Afterwards, we enjoyed an hour of activities in the sun - running for the king, dancing, hula hoops, basketball and climbing - before heading back inside for those delicious cupcakes
Here are some of the royal cup cakes that the children baked and decorated for the occasion
Some examples of the crown competition entries
Coronation Party outdoors
Visit from Rachel Hopkins MP
In November, the pupils at Someries participated in Maths Week! Each year group enjoyed learning about Maths across the curriculum in different subjects and in different ways. There was lots of time to investigate important mathematicians, as well as use Maths in art, science, English, PE and more. The highlight for the pupils was the visit from The Happy Puzzle Company, who came in and did workshops with each year group – challenging the pupils to solve tricky puzzles and work together as a team, showing resilience and co-operation! It was also wonderful to see so many parents and carers in school that week, as we all enjoyed creating Maths games and having the opportunity to play them as well. Teamwork, creativity and communication were skills the pupils used to make innovative and fun games. It was a morning enjoyed by all! Maths Week has again been a highlight of the term and has given the pupils an opportunity to enjoy Maths and see its application across so many areas of life. Mrs Barton, Maths Leader
In Maths Week, we made Top Trumps Cards about endangered animals. We looked at the most endangered animals on the laptops. One of the most endangered animals is an elephant. The elephant population is dropping day by day. The internet says that if the population keeps dropping, all elephants will be gone by 2030. I really enjoyed it, as it was really interesting. It was a fun way to link Maths and Science. Jack – Year 4
In Maths Week, we created a poster about Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi because he was a mathematician. He was a Muslim and he made up numerals like 1, 2, 3, 4 … He is known as the Father of Algebra. I enjoyed finding out about him. Noa – Year 4
On Friday, we made Peppermint Creams. First, we looked at the ingredients we needed, icing sugar, condensed milk and peppermint essence. We used weighing scales to measure the condensed milk. We had to make a dough and split it equally. Then we had to flatten them in to sweets. We left them in the fridge for two hours. It was so much fun making them! I loved Maths Week! Elena – Year 3
On Wednesday, the Happy Puzzle Company came in and I played three games. One was a penguin game when you have a wobbly iceberg and we needed to put the penguins on the iceberg with letting them fall off. The second games was when you had road pieces and you had to make a big road out of them. The third games was when you had lots of shapes and you had to put them in a grid. Some of the games were hard but so much fun at the same time! Ben – Year 3
Normally I am not a fan of Maths, but Maths Week was really fun. One of my favourite activities was creating a tessellation. You had to draw a shape on paper and cover the whole sheet with no gaps. Then we had to colour it in. I had a great time with all the activities and I wish we could do more. I loved Maths Week! Millie – Year 5
In Maths Week, we did lots of fun activities including making games with carers and friends, so that we could play them during indoor break. We also had a workshop with the Happy Puzzle Company and we worked together in teams to solve puzzles. We had to use co-operation and teamwork. One of the challenges was to use one of your pinkies and someone else’s to pick up and balance a small, toy plastic figure of a penguin and balance it on a plastic, wobbly board. Many groups (including mine) got frustrated with some of the activities and we had to try many different ways to solve the puzzles until they worked. It took patience and tested our teamwork. Amillie – Year 5
My favourite thing about Maths Week was when we made our maths games because it made me feel happy as I got to spend time with my grandad and show my creativity. It also helped me understand maths better, as I find maths hard sometimes. Holly – Year 6
In Maths Week, I became a lot more confident in Maths. This is because we did so many activities that were fun and which we had not done before. The best thing for me was when the Happy Puzzle Company came in. They made us use our brain to solve puzzles! We had to be co-operative in our groups and it was loads of fun! Daniel – Year 6