Reception Class Visit to Gibside!

We had a great day at Gibside trying out some Forest School experiences.  We followed Snowdrop the Fairy’s story trail, built a house for a mouse, created our own natural trails, had a go at den building and enjoyed toasted marshmallows around our own camp fire!




On Tuesday morning, the nursery children found a lost, little creature outside, looking in through the window.  It seemed very sad.  Mrs Lilley brought it in and it was shaking.  The nursery children wanted to look after it.  It could not understand our words, but seemed to understand when we used Makaton sign language.  We…Continue Reading


Some exciting visitors came last week as part of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Week in school.  Mr Bonello, who is an Automotive Technician, brought his amazing motorbike into school.  He talked to us about what it is like to do his job.  Inside his toolkit, there were tools of all different shapes and…Continue Reading

Royal Wedding Party

We were so excited to find out about the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.  We used the internet to find out who they are and what happens during a royal wedding.  We made bunting to decorate our nursery.  On the day, we made cucumber sandwiches and strawberries for a tea party, just…Continue Reading


Last week was STEM week in school.  This stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.  Throughout school, in all classes, we had visitors who talked to the children about their various careers in these fields.  It was so inspiring and helped the children to think in more detail about the sort of work that they…Continue Reading

Understanding the World

During STEM week we have been thinking about what job we would like to do when we grow up!  We enjoyed a visit from David a garage mechanic.  He talked to us about his job fixing motorbikes and cars.  We enjoyed having a go with his tools and motorcycle helmet.  He even joined us for…Continue Reading


Gateshead Library Service came to present the “Boogie Bird” in “A Busy Day for Birds”.  We really enjoyed the storytelling, drama and mask making activities.  Continue Reading

Share the Journey

Year 6 have also been reflecting on the the refugee crisis to mark #RefugeeWeek2018. Pope Francis has challenged us to ‘Share the Journey’ and walk the distance of the world – 24,900 miles! We walked (and ran) around the school yard on Monday to start of the school’s bid to walk the earth. It was…Continue Reading

Order, Order!

Year 6 were visited by two magistrates this week, Emily and Ray, as part of their Humanities topic ‘Crime and Punishment’. In class we have been looking at how crime and punishment has developed over time, right back from the Romans through to the present day. The children have been particularly interested in the different…Continue Reading


This week, Year 6 have been orienteering in Saltwell Park and having a jolly good time too! Andy from BOutdoors was excellent at leading activities that promoted teamwork and problem solving. In the morning the children worked in teams to solve a range of physical problems, from untying knots in ropes, working together to transport…Continue Reading