School Events and Visits

We aim to add extra value to the curriculum by arranging a wide variety of in- school events and external educational visits.

 

What a load of rubbish!

Year 4 had a fun-filled time this week visiting a recycling centre where we learnt all about how rubbish is transformed into other products that can be re-used. We got our hands dirty making our own paper and we can’t wait until our finish product is delivered to school next week.

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Forest school explorers !

This week 12 children from Reception and KS1 were very fortunate to explore visit Oakfield Infant school,  in Gateshead, and experience some activities in their amazing forest school. We toasted marshmallows around a camp fire, built new homes for the forest fairies,...

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Rock Pooling Fun!

As part of our ‘From Me To Sea’ project, Year 4 visited Seaham Beach to find out about the pollution levels and what this means for our local environment and sea creatures. We had fun in the rock pools where we found lots of interesting creatures. Ice creams in the sun finished off a lovely day for us all.

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Super Skip Dancers

Last week, we took part in the skip dance finals. We are so proud of ourselves reaching the final 7 schools out of the 43 which took part. Unfortunately we aren’t the overall champions this year but did ourselves and the school proud. We have many gold, silver and bronze winners amongst us too – what a talented bunch we are!

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Time To Clean Up!

This week, we spent some time in Hetton town centre picking up litter and analysing the main types of rubbish in our local area. We then made our way to Hetton Burn to take part in a river fly sampling activity where we observed the creatures in the water. As we found fresh water shrimp and a cased caddis fly, we determined that the pollution was moderate to low level. Finally, we enjoyed some free time in the park and an ice lolly to cool off! It was a fun day had by all and the staff were so proud of us!

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Blue Reef Aquarium

Year 4 visited the Blue Reef Aquarium as part of our topic ‘From Me To Sea’ where we looked at how pollution can ultimately affect marine animals. A fun-filled day with sharks, otters, seals, rays, turtles and thousands of fish was had by all!

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Terrific Tri-Golf

Some of our Year 3 and 4 children had lots of fun taking part in a tri-golf competition with lots of other local schools. We showed off our chipping and putting skills and demonstrated super accuracy. Mrs Wardle and Mrs Donkin had a fantastic time with us!

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Easter Egg Competition

We had some ‘egg-cellent’ entries for our Easter egg competition this year. Here are our proud winners with their designs. Well done to everyone who joined in the fun!

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1/2, 1, 1 1/2, 2 …

Counting in halves is tricky but when you use pictures of pizza to help it makes it so much easier. Ask me to count in steps of a 1/2 for you ? I know you will be amazed...

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Skip Dance Champions

A huge well done to our fantastic Year 4 children who won today’s Skip Dance festival at Houghton Kepier. Amazing skills and dancing from you all – super teamwork! City finals in June here we come!

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Groundworks Competition

Our Year 5s and 6s have been taking part in a competition to design posters encouraging people to care for their environment and keep Britain tidy. Our local councillors and staff from Groundworks came into school to present the winners with their posters and certificates. Well done to all of our children for taking part!

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World Book Day Winners

Here are our winners from each class for the best dressed book character for World Book Day! They each got to choose a book of their choice from the book fair. Well done!

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KS2 Reading Breakfast

On Wednesday 1st March, KS2 took part in a fantastic ‘Reading Breakfast’ where we were joined by members of our family to share our love of reading. We read our books, answered challenge cards and enjoyed drinks and snacks too!

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Books and Breakfast!

Wow, we were very pleased to welcome so many of you to our 'Reading Breakfast' this morning. The children had a great time sharing their favourite stories with you whilst enjoying a drink and a delicious...

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Super Souter!

Year 2 had a wonderful day at Souter Lighthouse.  Everyone had lots of fun and we found out some fantastic facts about the lighthouse and the surrounding area.  Our day out will help us with lots of subjects in our curriculum.  We were very brave and climbed over 70...

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Years 5 and 6 Carol Service

Years 5 and 6 hosted our annual Christmas carol service this week at St Michael’s church. We really enjoyed coming together and celebrating the story of the nativity as a community. Merry Christmas everyone!

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Cake Off Coffee Morning

A huge thank you to you all for your fabulous contributions to our Macmillan Coffee Morning. We raised a staggering £434.41. It was a great success and we all enjoyed eating lots of cake.

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