Thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas Fair yesterday, it was a great turn out.
So far we have raised a grand total of £1417.56
Our pupils have worked extremely hard over the last few weeks to make some fantastic gifts…
Our café had a selection of tasty homemade cakes for sale
The wheel of fortune was very popular, giving you the chance to win some great prizes!!
We raised an amazing £200.56 for Children in Need, and all the children had a fabulous day with fun activities.
We are making Christmas Plates in enterpise which can be made personalised.
Cost will be £6.00
Please note your plate may differ slightly with same design on each plate.
Personalised Christmas baubles £1.00
If you would like a personlised plate or bauble please e-mail our school office VScott2@keelmanswayschool.co.uk
Another great turn out for our Macmillan coffee morning. Lots of delicious homemade cakes were on sale made by some of our talented staff!
We raised almost £200!!!!
Thank you for your support
The School Council has 6 new members this year and they have been hard at work already. They had a meeting to organise the healthy tuck shop trolley which will run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays with everything costing 50 pence. They have visited Jarrow Town Hall and met with the Mayor and now plans are underway to arrange a Halloween event. It is going to be another action packed year for the Council and the school.
We have had a busy first few weeks back in school
Everyone has taken part in lots of exciting activities all about space….
Rockets made from fruit
Experiencing what it would be like to eat like an astronaut!!
Post 16 created some fantastic space drawings
On Friday we could come to school in space themed fancy dress!!
Lots of fantastic art activities and science experiements
Nissan Monozukuri Caravan
Key stage 4 and Post 16 pupils had an exciting opportunity to experience the world of manufacturing through an interactive workshop, based at the Nissan Sunderland plant. The session has been developed by Nissan to allow young people to see, hear and touch in a safe learning environment. The children experience the equipment and methods used in Europe’s biggest and most efficient car plant.
- Two elements to the event
1) Hands on Lego production line
- Teams compete to build a model car as quickly as possible
- Working in teams, removing waste, making improvements and building a quality product
2) Hands on manufacturing equipment
- Looks at how we make things safely and the equipment we use to protect staff
- Learn how we turn sheets of steel into a finished car
- Opportunity to safely use actual production tools, manual dexterity exercises and parts selection
Today we say our final goodbyes to our leavers. From everyone at Keelman’s Way school we wish you every success for the future.
School celebrates the opening of new facilities
Keelman’s Way School celebrated the official opening of its new facilities alongside pupils, families and friends at its Summer Fayre.
The new addition, known as ‘The Hide’, is an exciting project delivered by timber construction specialists The Stable Company. The fully accessible building features two changing rooms with disabled bathrooms, a kitchen area, an open plan classroom, café seating area and outdoor decking. The Hide will be used for a range of activities benefitting both school children and the local community. It will be as an outdoor learning space that will help Keelman’s Way pupils access the pond area of the school. Local community groups will have the opportunity to use the facility for a range of organised activities.
The summer fayre was in full swing too. We had fairground rides, ice-cream van and lots of traditional summer activities in the playground. The children we particularly impressed with the chance to have ice-cream ‘with everything on’. Thanks to our school cook everyone had their own picnic box and we were able to have lunch outside in the summer sunshine. Thanks to the many parents and visitors we have raised some much needed money for our school fund and had a great time. We are hoping to use the money raise to make our grounds a more interesting and exciting place for the pupils to learn even more about the outdoors and how to enjoy it.
Paula Selby, Headteacher at Keelman’s Way School said: “The Hide is a valuable and exciting new asset for our pupils and soon, the wider community. From October 2016 we hope to offer three relevant and inspiring courses for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities around the use of mobile phones, building relationships and being healthy. The aim of these courses is to support our young people to become successful adults who feel valued and part of their own community. The school has a very strong association with the South Tyneside Ability Football group that use our site each Wednesday evening and Sunday Morning.” If you are interested in any of these activities please contact the school 01914897480.
Gareth Barber, MD of The Stable Company added: “It has been a pleasure to bring to life the vision for this build at Keelman’s Way. The school is an exemplar when it comes to meeting and exceeding the needs of its pupils and its commitment to providing these facilities is testament to that. We are confident this building will endure for many years to come and continue to support the great work being done here.”
Our Post 16 pupils were definitely given the red carpet treatment when they celebrated their prom yesterday.
The Little Haven Hotel pulled out all the stops to give our students an afternoon to remember!
The girls were certainly pampered..
Arriving on the red carpet…
Everyone had their tissues ready for the speeches…
Pupils received a certificate and a trophy to celebrate their achievements…
Then it was time to party!!
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Summer Fair yesterday.
The theme was 1950’s and pupils and staff dressed up to celebrate!!
We had traditional games such as pot luck, the wheel of fortune, we even had a coconut shy and candy floss stall. We had a visit from Minchella’s ice cream van which went down a treat!! The tea cups were also a huge hit.
Pupils made gifts to sell as well as our usual tombola and raffles.
All pupils then enjoyed a picnic lunch…
Nissan Primary Engineer Event
Some of our pupils took part in an engineering event at Nissan.
The children had to create a team name and a logo and then use a shoe box to create a moving vehicle. They were involved with designing the vehicles and then working through the process of measuring the holes for the axel and then making the holes. They also measured the dowling rods and then cut them and then sanded them down. They then covered their shoe box to represent their design.
The children then went to Harton Comp on Wednesday 6th July to take part in a celebration event. The children explained their design process to the judges and then raced them down a ramp. At the end of the event, the judges award all children with a certificate and our very own ‘mini mechanics’ won the award of best themed design and received medals.
Green Class 1 have been learning about droughts across the world and thought of how to raise money for Water aid. The pupils thought of having a backwards race across the yard.
All the pupil got sponsors from home and we raised £66.00. we had great fun and everyone got involved.
Well Done Green Class 1!!!