New paper based activities will be posted to those at home
Due to the current circumstances, Year 6 were unfortunately unable to perform the traditional Leavers’ Assembly this year.
The bubbles decided they still wanted to mark the occasion so they have prepared these short sketches for your viewing pleasure.
We hope you enjoy them as much much as we enjoyed making them!
Blue Bubble- A Touch of Lipstick and a Bit of Hair Gel
Red Bubble – Teachers Have It Easy!
Green Bubble – A.T.T.I.T.U.D.E.
Tomorrow is a special day for sport as it is the Tyne and Wear Virtual School Games 2020!
You can join in from the comfort of your home and you can choose to participate in one event or the full day. To find out more, click here.
The schedule of the day can be found below:
Virtual School Games 2020 – Running Order
10:00am Opening ceremony
Introduced by a famous sporting star with some brilliant motivational and inspiring anecdotes to kick start the day.
10.15am Good luck messages
We’ll be showing a whole host of good luck messages from some well-known sporting stars as well as some familiar faces.
10.30am Fitness with Andrew Pearson PT
A range of fitness challenges for both primary and secondary ages from personal trainer Andrew Pearson including balance and coordination activities.
11.00am Ball skills with Cramlington United and Andrew Cartwright Football Coaching
Skills for both primary and secondary level from Cramlington United and Andrew Cartwright Football Coaching including changing direction whilst throwing and catching a ball, bouncing and running with a ball, dribbling a ball around cones, bounce-kick-catch drills, and knee-kick-catch drills.
11.30am Cheerleading, Dance and Parkour with North East Cheer and The Urban Factory
Cheer challenge for all levels including putting your own routine together from a variety of moves demonstrated, and various dance challenges for all levels including a fun plank challenge to the ‘cha cha slide’. Parkour bodyweight challenges suitable for secondary level only.
12.00pm Daily Mile
A Daily Mile update and message from Daily Mile Ambassador Eliud Kipchoge
12.15pm Garden Games
A compilation of fun exercises and workouts using household items, to try at home or school.
12.30pm Lunchtime Mascot Challenge
We want participants to create their very own Virtual School Games Mascot. They can draw, paint, use arts and crafts – whatever they like! Older children may even want to write a message to go with theirs, perhaps a slogan like ‘Always try your best’. Once they’re finished, share them with us over at #VSG20 and the best idea will receive a prize.
1.00pm Ball Skills with Morpeth Hockey and Morpeth Cricket Clubs, and Cramlington Tennis Club
A range of hockey, cricket and tennis challenges for both primary and secondary levels including changing direction with the ball using the hockey stick, turning to catch the ball from behind and volleying the ball with the bat or racquet.
1.30pm Ball Skills with Newcastle Vikings Handball and Blyth RFC
Various ball skills including passing and catching with the same hand, passing from one hand to another, a figure of eight pass between the legs and passing the ball around the body.
2.00pm Yoga Challenge with Active Families NE
Our final session of the day is a great cool down and post-activity stretch. In this challenge, you can spell out your name in Yoga postures. Suitable for both primary and secondary levels.
2.30pm Closing ceremony
Closing speech from our star guest host. Remember, you can continue sharing your challenges with us by using #VSG20 on social media. All of our videos will stay on our Youtube channel in case you missed them or want to try them again. Our team will then look through all of the videos submitted via social media and the winners will be announced w/c 29 June. They will receive an Amazon voucher for their family or school (depending on where they took part in the Virtual School Games). Be sure to keep an eye on out social media pages to see if it’s you!
Marsden is full of amazing artists but art is all around us! Why not take a look through your own DIY frame? All you need is a piece of cardboard, perhaps from a cereal box, and cut out a shape. Then explore around you, framing beautiful scenes.
Remember you can send pictures of the nature you discover to email@example.com 😀
As some children will be returning to Marsden soon, they may be feeling nervous or unsure of what school will look like or how their day will work. To help to explain what a ‘bubble’ is, here are some resources to look at together:
To read the story ‘Everybody Worries’, click here.
There is also a free, short online course which you can complete at home. To find out more, click here.
🐳Quick question: Can any children name the world’s oceans?🐳
Monday the 8th of June is World Oceans Day. 🌊 🐠 🦈 🐬
On World Oceans Day, people around the World celebrate and honour the ocean, which connects us all. The aim is for people to get together to start creating a better future and protect our oceans.
You can join in at home by clicking on the website: https://worldoceanday.school/
🐳Quick question: Can any children name the world’s oceans?🐳
To celebrate the beginning of June, why not sign up to ‘The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Day Wild Challenge?
It’s completely free and it encourages you and your family to do one wild thing a day for the whole month to support your health, well-being and for the planet. That’s 30 days of random acts of ‘wildness’!
To find out more and to sign up for free, click here.
Thank you so much to all of you who have sent me the photos and entries for the 2020 Year Book. I’ve really enjoyed reading them and looking at how much you’ve all changed in your photos!
If you haven’t already, could all Y6 pupils send in their entries.
We need a paragraph each beginning with these sentence starters:
My favourite subjects are (please explain why you enjoy each one)
My best memory of Marsden
When I’m older I
Three interesting facts about me:
We also need a photo of each child as a baby and another in their leavers’ hoody.
Tomorrow we had planned to celebrate our annual Sports Day but for obvious reasons we are unable to go ahead with our plans.
However, instead of focusing on what we can’t do, why not turn the situation into a positive one and create your own ‘Sports Day’ at home?
You could race against members of your family, you could try and beat your own scores or you could just join in for fun!
Here are some suggested race activities:
Or you could always create your own amazing races!
Don’t forget to email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.