ISSUE 3 18th February 2010 EDITED BY MRS MILLWARD & THE NEWS TEAM
BeBe Vox The News Team (Year 6)
Editor- Amber Molly, Jessica, Isobel, Natasha Taylor, Patchoulia,
During assembly Cassie, Lucy, Dominic, Sam, Katie and Olivia and Hannah - School News
on Monday 14th
NRJS are Youth Speaks Winners!
BeBe Vox. A group of children from Year 6 are delighted to have won this
BeBe Vox is a year’s Youth Speaks competition which was held at Fir Tree
young female Primary School on Thursday 17th February.
She brought Youth Speaks is a speaking competition where a team has to give
along her team; a a speech about a topical issue. They are then judged on their
sound engineer individual performances and the content of the speech.
and compere to
help her set up in Dominic Gill was the Chairman and he had to talk for two minutes.
the hall ready It was his job to introduce the theme of the speech and the rest
for the of the team. Amber MacFarlane was the Speaker. She talked for
performance. five whole minutes about the issue of animal poaching in Africa!
The children Finally, Amy Austin was the Proposer. Her job was to thank the
thoroughly judges, everyone who came to watch and especially to thank the
enjoyed the show team! Samantha Forrester also worked hard as the back-up for
and were all the event.
and dancing along The reason they chose the topic of animal poaching in Africa is
to the Christian because they have been learning about it in class, and they
songs that she thought that it was a very important issue to research more
sang. It was just
about and discuss.
like being in the
MEN arena! As well as being part of the winning team, Amy was also awarded
By Mrs McNulty an individual prize for the best Proposer! We are all very proud of
their fantastic achievement.
We are all very proud of their achievements.
In our topic, we have been learning about
Europe. At the end of the topic, we have all Year 4 have been learning all about
designed a board game which will help people Space this half term. As part of our
other people learn different things about
topic, we visited Liverpool World
Europe. One of the things we liked the best
museum where we went into the
was when a travel agent came in to talk to us.
Planetarium for a light show. In the
She asked us about places we would really like
to go to on holiday.
exhibition we saw pieces of moon rock
and we were even able to hold a real
We learnt about different European artists meteor, which was really heavy!
and tried our own version of Pointillism, using a
program called Dazzle on the computer, in the In school we made our own space
style of the fabulous Seurat. We also learnt buggies, why don’t you come and see our
about the scientist, Isaac Newton and gravity. amazing exhibition in school?
By Charley and Marcus 3H
This term year 6 and 5/6M have been learning
We have been learning about where our food all about Africa! We have been doing lots of
comes from and how it gets from the farms different activities such as painting cloth with
onto our plates. We learnt about the stages different colours of dye and then printing on a
that some food goes through before it picture which showed a typical Kenyan scene.
reaches us, from growing on the trees in
We also really enjoyed having an African
countries far, far away, to being picked,
drumming lesson, where we learnt about the
labelled, packed and shipped by boat, plane
drum itself (which is called a Djembe) and how
and lorry to our supermarkets. We visited
to play them. Later that day we gave a
Morrissons supermarket recently and looked
performance in front of the school and some
for products that were Fairtrade, things like
bananas, grapes, coffee, cotton and, of
course, chocolate! 5T and 5P have also been Finally we have also enjoyed learning about the
designers this half-term. We designed our serious issue of animal poaching in parts of
own car parks, both in pastel and chalk and Africa where animals like rhinos and elephants
also using ICT skills that we have learnt. We are killed by hunters just for their tusks,
also designed and built our own shopping horns, fins, teeth, skin and fur! We wrote
baskets, which was really fun! They look poems which showed our feelings about animal
amazing and we wish all shopping baskets poaching.
were like ours!
By: Cassie Hodson-Ridgway and Lucy Jackson.
Safer Internet Day 2011
This year Safer Internet Day took place on 8th February.
Safer Internet Day is organised by Insafe each year, in
February, to promote safer and more responsible use of
online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst Fantasy Football League
children and young people across the world. This month winners are:
The children all had the opportunity to play games which Year 4: Jacob Alexander-
helped them learn about some of the dangers faced when Rothwell
using the Internet and how to keep themselves safe. They Year 5: Ryan Merrick
then discussed their top tips for using the Internet
safely with the class.
And the staff winner is
If you want to know more, why not visit
http://www.saferinternet.org/web/guest/safer-internet- Mrs Thompson
day for advice. Or try some of the games and activities A special mention to Mr
with your child at http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk Merrick for having an
outstanding parent team!
Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Charlotte Millward
at school if you would like any more information. Congratulations to
everyone and we hope
that you are all still
having fun taking part!
National Sing-Up Day 2011
North Reddish Juniors had great fun taking part in this year’s National Sing-
Up Day. Each year group learnt a song based around their topic for this half
term, and then performed it for the rest of the school during assembly on
Wednesday 9th February.
Year 3 treated us all to a French song sung beautifully in a round. Year 4 sang
all about spaceships, whilst year 5 children sang a song about Fairtrade
bananas. Finally class 5/6M and the rest of year 6 sang an African song called
The Sea Of Success is a new display in the hall which allows children to
celebrate things that they think other children have done well. Children
get nominated by their class and whoever gets picked gets to go up in
assembly and wins a prize!
In each class, there is a box to put secret nominations in during the week.
Children have been put onto the Sea of Success for being good friends,
helping others with their work, being kind and having nice manners.
Why not take a look next time you walk through the hall?
By Hannah Bulman and Patchoulia Taylor
Your Problems Solved!
Half term- Friday 18th
Well I have one problem to answer today that is from an unknown
messenger. This problem states that their friends keep falling out February until
with them and they are not sure why. Tuesday 1st March
Well if this is happening to you, first I would recommend that you Parents Evening-
should NOT retaliate because you might just end up in lots of trouble Monday 4th April
yourself and also you may lose those friends forever because they
End of Term- Monday
might think that you were being mean.
8th April until Tuesday
Instead, perhaps you should ask them why you fell out with you and 26th April
see if you can sort the problem by talking? I find most problems can
be solved by talking. Remember, you should always talk to an adult in
school to get help and advice as well.
Hope this helps! By Rebecca Hopley