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.


Lions of Zululand!

On Monday, Year 5 had the fantastic opportunity to see the Lions of Zululand at Hetton School. They are an educational group from South Africa who tour schools in The UK to teach about African culture. During the day, the children watched a performance by the group...

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Wow Week!

Can you solve and Anglo-Saxon riddle? Do you know how to make ink? Can you win a game of Nine Men's Morris? Year 3 can! With so many new things to learn about and new skills to learn, Year 3 have been extremely busy. This week has been Wow week. Year 3 have been...

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Year 6 have taken part in Bikeability this week.  We have had a great time and learnt a lot about cycling safely.  We would like to say thank you to Barry, Steve and Vaughn for an excellent...

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Finding out about festivals

On Wednesday, we welcomed Kirtida to our school to talk to us about the Hindu Festival of Holi. Kirtida brought lots of things to show us and played us some traditional music. She even brought some traditional clothing for some children to try. Everyone really enjoyed...

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From Europe to North America in 2 days !

Wow, what a start to our journey! The intrepid explorers of year 2 have began their 7 day journey around the world. First stop Europe followed by a trans-Atlantic crossing to North America. Take a look at the fun we have...

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A Step Back in Time…

Today our classroom was filled with Anglo-Saxon artifacts! We were visited by Durham University and they brought with them lots of interesting Anglo-Saxon artifacts to help us learn more, about our current topic. Everyone spent the whole day taking part in different...

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Bible Stories

Whats so special about the Bible? This morning, the children took part in a workshop to teach the children about important stories from the bible. They learnt about the parable The Prodigal Son and The Good Samaritan. There were lots of fantastic activities including...

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RE Barnabas Day

Chris from Barnabas in Schools visited our school today. During assembly he talked to the children about the bible, told some stories and shared some songs with everyone. Children in Year 3, 4 , 5 and 6 each took part in a workshop which was based on their RE topic...

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Royal Visit

It’s not often you can say you have been in the company of royalty, but for some of our Mini Police that is exactly what they got up to on Wednesday 21st February 2018.  As many of you will have seen on TV, and local press, Prince William and Princess Kate were in...

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Northern Spire.

Year 5 visited Sunderland's newest landmark this week - the beautiful Northern Spire bridge. It was fascinating to learn about how it was built and how important it is going to be for the local area. The children learned about the many different skills needed on a...

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Christmas Carol Service

Years 5 and 6 performed the annual Christmas Carol Service at St. Michael’s church today. The children gave a beautiful account of the birth of Jesus through readings, singing, acting, poetry and there was an amazing violin performance by one of our talented year 6...

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Breakfast With Books!

At our Reading Breakfast event, Key Stage 1 and Year 3 had a great time reading with friends and family while enjoying their breakfast at the same...

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Reading breakfast

        All of KS1 thoroughly enjoyed their reading breakfast this week with loved ones. We love to read at home and...

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Remembrance Day

Thank you to everyone who supported the Royal British Legion this week by buying poppies, badges and wristbands. A big thanks also goes to the children who attended and took part in the remembrance service at St Michael’s church on Sunday; you represented our school so well.

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Year 6 visited SafetyWorks in Newcastle on Wednesday afternoon this week.
SafetyWorks is an innovative, interactive centre which enables children to experience a range of safety scenarios in impressive, true-to-life settings. The centre is amazing; it has its own police station, A & E room and even a replica of the metro inside.
During the visit, pupils took part in activities to learn how to keep themselves safe in various situations. They learned all about keeping safe on the roads, staying safe at home if there was a house fire and dealing with peer pressure to make the correct personal choices.

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The life of Venerable Bede

Did you know that Venerable Bede was born in 673 and he lived near Monkwearmouth in Sunderland? When he was 7 years old he was sent to a monastry and became a monk. This week Elizabeth, from Tillytoo Tales, came into school and spoke to the children about the life of...

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Sportshall Athletics

In P.E. this half-term, years 5 and 6 have been learning to do the various events in what is known as Sportshall Athletics. This topic is split into track and field and encompasses standing triple jump, chest push, speed bounce and many others. Some children were then...

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Year 5 Mini Police

Today was an exciting day for ten children in year 5! They were sworn in as Mini Police officers and received their uniform in a special assembly. Superintendent Steve Heatley gave a short talk to the whole school, explaining the types of activities that the Mini...

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