Our Afternoon at Fountain’s Court

Last Friday (15th November), Year 3 were invited to visit Fountain’s Court care home as part of our on-going involvement with the Big Local Community project. Now that the colder weather has set in, the project has moved to indoor activities such as crafts and planting bulbs.

On Friday, the children made some lovely bobble hat Christmas tree decorations and transferred little plants into decorative pots. They chatted with some of the residents who came to join in and all worked really hard.

































UN Article 29: Your education should help you to develop your personality, talents and mental and physical abilities. It should encourage you to develop respect in your own culture, for other cultures and for the environment. It should help prepare you to live
in and contribute to a free society.

Children in Need 2019

This morning, as part of our Children in Need activities, Year 4 participated in a fitness session. It was led online by Joe Wicks, a celebrity fitness trainer. After some technical difficulties, we managed to get going and completed a HIIT session which included squats, star jumps, running (on the spot), marching slow burpees and…Continue Reading

Using materials

Today in Year 4, we have been creating different 3d effects using different materials. This is all in preparation for us to design and build our own chair later this term. The creativity and concentration in these photographs is fantastic! RR: Article 29 – Having the right to develop talents and abilities.Continue Reading

Mapping Skills

In Year 4’s Humanities lessons we have moved on from studying Europe to focus on one country in particular, France. The children have been working on improving their map reading skills, using coordinates and compasses to locate France and it’s major towns, cities, rivers and mountains. In the coming weeks we will be comparing the…Continue Reading

Lego Engineering

Amy from Northumbria University came to do some STEM teaching with us, using Lego Education. We started thinking about what Science was and focused on Engineering. We were tasked with building Milo a lego robot following instructions given to us by a lego education app. We had the added pressure of time! It was a…Continue Reading

Investigating Bensham!

We went for a walk around our local area looking for aspects that were pleasing and things that needed some improvement.  We were disappointed to see so much grafitti and rubbish on our streets and talked about how we could make them better.  We found lots of good things though – shops, a park, a…Continue Reading

Confident Climbers!

Reception Class walked along to Saltwell Park playground.  We really enjoyed trying out all the different climbing, balancing, swinging and sliding activities on offer there.  It was lovely to be able to run around in the Autumn leaves on the grass.  We enjoyed looking at the swans and their cygnets and the ducks and geese…Continue Reading

Reception Class visit to Gateshead Central Library!

When Gateshead Library wrote inviting us to visit, we ‘wrote’ back saying yes please!  Some of us had never been before.  We were lucky enough to get a tour of the library and found out all about how to borrow books.  We especially liked the machines that record borrowing! The Librarian read us a story…Continue Reading