Selling Christmas crafts

Year 3 have been involved in the Big Local inter-generational project for quite some time now and have really enjoyed their visits to allotment on Bensham Bank.
During the colder months we have also visited Rosewood and Fountains Court care homes where the children recently made some beautiful Christmas decorations and crafts.
To help raise funds for new seeds and tools, some of Year 3 were invited to help sell these in Gateshead Civic Center recently. I was really impressed with some of the sales techniques!

Advent Prayer

This week in school, our hall has been set up to help us learn all about the story of the Nativity. On Thursday we went to visit and were helped in our reflections by some of the chaplains from Year 6. The children enjoyed the experience and were very prayerful and respectful throughout. We now…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading


On Tuesday Fit4Kids came to tell us all about healthy eating and how to have a balanced diet. We looked at the packaging on a lot of different foods and found out all about the traffic lights system. Children had to find examples of foods that were healthy and which ones were full of fat…Continue Reading

More allotment pictures!

The second group of children had their visit to the Big Local allotment last Friday. It was a lovely sunny afternoon and the children learnt about lots of different vegetables such as radishes, squashes, pumpkins, carrots and leeks! They then watered all of the plants and collected seeds from the flowers that have been cut…Continue Reading

Lego Club

Lego Club began this week and it was lovely to see all the children being so creative, what wonderful imaginations they have! They were tasked with making something that begins with the letter D. We had dogs, dinosaurs –  a Diplodocus to be specific, dens, diggers and a dancefloor. It was great to watch them…Continue Reading

Year 3 visit an allotment

Welcome back to school after the Summer holidays. Year 3 have made a great start to life in the juniors and have been working really hard. On Friday, half of the children had the opportunity to visit and work in an allotment run by the Big Local organisation. They learnt all about safety and how…Continue Reading

Arbeia Roman fort

Last Friday, we had our end of year trip to Arbeia Roman fort in South Shields. There was so much to see and do! First we found out about archaeology and had a go at digging for artifacts in the Timequest area. Some of us even found a skull! Next we had a tour of…Continue Reading

Healthy Eating

Today Year 3, 4 and 5 took part in a healthy eating workshop with Marcus from cycle generation. We discussed the food groups and how much sugar our body is allowed on a daily basis. We realised that we often go over our daily allowance without realising. We then had a go at designing a…Continue Reading


On Monday some of the children took part in a quad kids competition taking part in four activities to collect points for their teams and themselves. The events were a standing long jump, vortex howler throw, sprint and a long distance race. We all did fantastically despite the weather! We hope to put our skills…Continue Reading