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We would like to say a huge WELL DONE! to the Cook and all the staff in the school kitchen.
They were recently inspected by the Environmental Health Officer and received a 5 star rating, which is the highest grade available for cleanliness and hygiene.
Keep up the great work!
Reception look forward to their weekly visits to West Boldon Lodge where they take part in a wide range of Forest School activities.
STEM Week theme: To explore the connection between human actions and climate change.
What does STEM mean?
STEM stands for Science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
This week, the whole school were involved in STEM Week. The children from Reception to Year 6 took part in a variety of exciting and informative STEM activities throughout the week linked to the theme of climate change and human connections. The activities included:
- STEM challenge (science / design technology).
- A litter pick- doing our part to help the local area and community.
- Coding using Lego WeDo 2.0- using modern technology to help combat climate change.
- Professor Bubbleworks Workshop – science and connections.
Why is STEM important?
STEM-based education focused on hands-on learning with real-world applications and helps develop a variety of skill sets, including creativity and 21st-century skills. STEM Teaches Critical Thinking and Innovation and gives children the skills to tackle problems confidently.
Watch the video below to see a showcase of all the STEM activities the children have been involved in this week:
Please click the link to access a letter regarding the vacancy for Parent Governor at Laygate Community School.
We would like to say a big THANK YOU! to everyone who kindly donated food towards our Harvest Festival.
Your generosity is very much appreciated, especially as times are difficult for most at the moment.
All of the donations will go to Hope and Hospitality to help families who are struggling in the local area.
At the Healthy Schools Awards on 13th July, Counsellor Joan Atkinson (Deputy Leader at South Tyneside Council), said: ‘Laygate Community School staff shine at modelling healthy lifestyles for their students, promoting positive relationships and meaningful interactions. There is an environment of mutual respect evident between teachers and pupils, and children feel safe and confident to raise any issues.’