Reception Class visit 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 and we showed her our excellent listening.  She told us to come back with our families to join the library.

Back at school we have been learning that print has meaning and moves left to right.  We have been learning how to handle books correctly, talking about the illustrations and the text.  We enjoy telling others about our favourite books!


Reception Class visit to Saltwell Park!

As part of our learning about seasonal change, we went to Saltwell Park to look for signs of Autumn.  We collected a variety of leaves, conkers, berries, leaves, nuts and seeds, some of which we used to make our own special crowns! We asked the many kinds of wildfowl if they were ‘going on holiday’…Continue Reading

Baking Gingerbread Men!

After reading this traditional tale we wanted to make some Gingerbread Men of our own to see if they would run away too!  We found a recipe to read and helped Mrs Conway make a list of ingredients to shop for. We enjoyed measuring out the ingredients and mixing the dough.  We cut out extra…Continue Reading

Holy Island 2017

Last week the children in Year 6 spent three days on Holy Island. The weather was reasonably kind to us and so we were able to spend nearly all of our time in the beautiful outdoors. Holy Island is a wonderful place steeped in history and incredible beauty. The children hiked and talked and talked…Continue Reading

Behind the scenes at the BBC

Last week some children from Year 4 and 5 went for a behind the scenes looked at what goes on at the BBC in Newcastle. They played mummifying games in the Horrible Histories set and imagined life at a Victorian school on the set of Hetty Feather. The children saw how the news is delivered…Continue Reading

Rocking and Reflection at the Primary Festival!

Year 6 attended the Primary festival  at Emmaus Youth Village at Allensford. They sang, danced, made lots of new friends that they may well meet again in Secondary school and also spent some time in quiet reflection. The theme of the festival was ‘Razed’.  The children watched some powerful scenes from the movie Hacksaw Ridge…Continue Reading