As part of World book Day celebrations , children from KS2 took part in a competition to design a ‘book in a jar’ There were lots of great entries but these children were the overall winners after a very democratic vote. Well done to all who took part . Mrs Middleton was very impressed with all the entries, some of which are displayed below.
We had a brilliant morning when pupils donned their PPE ( personal protective equipment) and headed up to the school field for the turf cutting event to mark the beginning of the new school build. We were joined by Councillors Stuart Dunn and Maura Mckeown, Councillor Olwyn Gunn , Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services , Mr John Collinson , Chair of Governors, as well as representatives of Esh Construction and DCC. It was very exciting , the sun shone , and we even got to see the huge truck get stuck in the mud! Only a year to wait until our lovely new school will ( hopefully) be ready.
All of the children in school have had fun celebrating World Book Day !
Another day and another trip out for year 5 this week when we visited Newcastle’s Life Centre to consolidate our science topic, ‘Earth and Space.’ Each class had the opportunity to explore ‘coding’ to make a ‘Lego Mars Rover’ move around a Martian terrain. The children got to work very quickly and surprised the staff with how easily they were able to complete each – highly complex – challenge. The teachers didn’t have quite as much success ! After lunch it was off to the Planetarium to go on a guided tour of the night sky. The children watched in awe as they were taken on a journey through the solar system, constellations and galaxies. It really was a mind-blowing session. The children have been fascinated with the enormity of space ever since our visit and it is lovely to see their enthusiasm and wonder grow.
Fieldwork, Coastal Erosion – Roker beach, Sunderland
Year 5 have been studying coastal erosion and the effects it has on homes, businesses and the community and also how coastal erosion is managed in our area. The children have been fascinated by the different types of erosion and so we decided, what better way to consolidate their understanding than to go to the beach and see it for themselves. The day was very cold but we got wrapped up and not a single child complained ! We were really lucky because the recent storms had wreaked havoc along the coastline and the children were able to see wonderful examples of transportation, deposition and longshore drift. The children had a great time observing, measuring and recording their findings and were able to use their fieldwork back in school to draw maps, write explanations and understand what their data showed. Fantastic fieldwork!
Children in our Mini Police visited the police canine training centre at Spennymoor. It was really interesting and fun to find out how the police dogs are trained !
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A special Chinese themed school lunch was made to accompany our Chinese New Year celebrations!
The children enjoyed a choice of rice, noodles, spring rolls and sweet and sour!
Continuing our Chinese New Year celebrations, the Outreach Team from the Oriental Museum in Durham, came in to school to work with Nursery, Reception and Year children. Stories, craft and drama made their visit to school a really fun and informative day.