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South Wellfield First School, Otterburn Avenue, South Wellfield, Whitley Bay, NE25 9QL

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South Wellfield First School

Welcome to South Wellfield First School where We Shine Brightly! SEND TRANSITION - see SEND page for transition information

  1. Curriculum
  2. Shining Brightly
  3. Science Day

This year our theme is Connecting to the world: Making plastic pollution a thing of the past. As well as raising awareness of the impact of plastic on our local environment through our visiting authors we will be exploring the transferable skills held by people who work in the field of STEM. These personal attributes include being observant, creative, curious, patient, logical, collaborative, to name a few and will all enable our children to be well equipped one of our core curriculum vales.

All our classes got involved from investigating the best insulator in Reception to testing the acidity of various liquids in Year 4, everyone had a hands on experience. Our children were also introduced to a STEM person not only to broaden their understanding of careers involving science but also to break any stereotypes of what a 'scientist' might look like. If this is something you would like to explore further take a look at these websites: Smashing Stereotypes: The profiles - British Science Week, STEM Person of the Week - NUSTEM.

 

Our children had two very special visitors today, both local authors with an environmental message. Little Turtle Turns the Tide is written by Lauren Davies and tells the story of Little Turtle, who finds himself swimming in an ocean of plastic debris and sets off to make a difference. Our second story Maloula the Mermaid  is written by Mallory Smith. She is a lady from Tynemouth who was inspired to write after seeing piles of rubbish at King Edward's Bay. She know regularly clears rubbish from the beach and we hope our children have been inspired to help out too.