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.

 

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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SafetyWorks!

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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The Northern Saints!

No, the Northern Saints are not our current year 5's! The Northern Saints lived in the 600's and greatly influenced our region by spreading the message of Christianity and promoting education. Class 5RO have been on an educational visit this week to Durham Cathedral...

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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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