Reception Class visit Washington Wetlands!


The outdoor environment is a rich, dynamic, natural space for learning and development and we value it as an essential resource.  Being outdoors has a positive impact on children’s sense of well being, gives them first hand experiences of weather, seasonal change and the natural world.  Reception class travelled to the adventure playground at Washington Wetlands Centre so we could have the freedom to explore, use our senses and be physically active.

We had a great time developing our physical coordination, experimenting with body movements and challenging ourselves in adventurous situations.  Outdoors we had the freedom to explore and develop our physical boundaries.  This developing awareness of risk taking had a huge impact on our self esteem and confidence.  We are learning to develop healthy and active lifestyles.


Mr Glickman came to visit.

Mr Glickman visited us this morning and talked about the Passover. He told us about the 10 Plagues and the story of the Passover. He also talked about the sacrificial lamb and the symbolism behind it. He then went on to describe the meal celebrated during the Passover and the symbolism behind it. Mr Glickman…Continue Reading

Ancient Egyptian Homework

In the first half term we enjoyed learning about the Ancient Egyptians. Some of the aspects we have studied were: Egyptian jobs The River Nile Mummification Tutankhamun Hieroglyphics Gods & Goddesses To show how much Year 6 learnt and to extend their learning even further, they chose some activities to complete over half term. On…Continue Reading

Turbo bike

Tuesday, 30th October Today Marcus from cycle generation brought his turbo bike into class and we each rode for a minute, trying to go as far as we could. To make things harder in between riding we had to answer on the spot maths questions about the results, including finding totals, differences, halving and dividing.Continue Reading

Philosophy for Children

Philosophy for Children We started the session thinking about ‘What is philosophy?’. We were given a number of different words such as: bravery, choice, duty, teapot, friendship, selflessness and jelly beans, and we had to decide which words related to the idea of philosophy and why. We decided that the words we chose: bravery, choice,…Continue Reading

Mapping Skills with Marcus

We worked with Marcus from cycling generation to develop our mapping skills. We started off by reminding ourselves of the different points on the compass which we talked about and labelled. We then had some time in pairs to explore the map before we started to practice using grid references to locate physical and human…Continue Reading

Be Bright! Be Seen!

Year 1 recently attended a workshop in school with Marcus. He came to tell us about how to avoid accidents in the dark by being seen through wearing brightly coloured clothing. The children gained some good advice on how to add sparkly touches to their clothes and accessories on these dark mornings and evenings. Even…Continue Reading

Homes and Toys from the past

On Friday, Year 1 met ‘That History Bloke’ for the first time. The children enjoyed a ‘hands on’ workshop which was delivered in two parts throughout the morning First the children learnt about homes from 100 years ago, and then investigated the toys children would have played with in those days. The day was lots of…Continue Reading

Year 6 Visit to Safety Works

This week we enjoyed visiting SafetyWorks in Newcastle upon Tyne. We learnt about: Fire prevention in the home What to do it there is a fire at home How to put an unresponsive person in the recovery position Peer pressure Consequences of breaking the law when aged 10+ How to keep safe when using the…Continue Reading