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Welcome to year 4′s page. Here we will be keeping you up to date with the units we are studying, as well as showing off examples of our work. Don’t forget to leave your comments- we love to here from you!
It was a a golden day at the Handball Festival for schools in the Birtley cluster today as the Kibblesworth A team came out on top in a Year 4 competition. George, Matthew, Jake, Charlotte and Thomas not only won the gold medal, they also won every game they played, and didn’t concede a single goal! The whole team excelled themselves, with each and everyone involved playing an invaluable part in the success: Jake lived up to his reputation in goal by proving impossible to beat; Matthew worked tirelessly to chase down every loose ball that came his way; Charlotte blocked practically every pass and hassled and harried the opposition players throughout, and George and Thomas provided the ammunition up front by chopping in with 10 goals between them!
They weren’t the only team to excel today though – Kibblesworth B were incredibly unlucky not to be facing their classmates in the final, missing out only on goals scored to Barley Mow D. Macy, Eve, Erin, Jamie & Elena were devastated at not being able to challenge their friends for the gold, but showed their class and sportsmanship by cheering them on throughout.
A final mention too for Kibblesworth C, who came an unfortunate 2nd in their group, another team missing out on the next round by virtue of the dreaded goal difference! Abby, Owen, Sarah-Jane and Daisy even managed to do it all with one player less than their opponents!
The children suggested that we make a school handball team in the future, even offering to help with the coaching. Judging by today’s results that doesn’t sound like a bad idea!!
For the second year, our school has raised money for the People’s Kitchen in Gateshead through our Millennium Centre soup kitchen. In October, our school council visited the Millennium Centre and served soup to local residents – soup that had been prepared and made in school by after school club and some of the classes using vegetables from our school garden, and donations from the allotment holders and our friends around the village. It was a real community effort, and Mr Baker – a former teacher at the school – came to school today to collect the money on behalf of the charity. He assured us that the money would be put to good use, and for the second time in a day, we had helped others, and made ourselves feel good in the process – another huge drop in the bucket for everyone!
The nice people from Operation Christmas Child were amazed when they came to school today to collect our shoeboxes to send to children overseas who will have little to look forward to this Christmas. Since 1990, more than 124 million children in over 150 countries have received the gift of a shoebox from families they have never met – just to spread some good will at Christmas time.
This year our school and our community added an amazing 92 boxes to that total – That’s 92 children who will have a smile on their face this Christmas who wouldn’t have one otherwise. Apparently, that’s the largest single number of shoe boxes collected by the team from a single Primary school this year, and considering our school only has 171 children, that is a fantastic effort.
Congratulations everyone on a brilliant effort – you have done the school and the village proud!