We are racing towards Christmas and the weeks are filling up with new and exciting activities. Over the last two weeks we’ve been very busy:
Beamish Museum Trip
Class One visited Beamish Museum to find out about the experiences evacuees got during World War 2. During the day the children took part in a range of activities covering topics such as the black out, rationing, dig for victory, the black market, war time cookery and the Home Guard. Everyone had a great day and found out lots of useful information about their topic.
Durham Cathedral Trip – Class Two
Class 2 went on a trip to Durham Cathedral to learn all about the Northern Saints. They had a tour around the cathedral and while they were told stories about the saints they were able to dress up as them and carry around their important symbols. After lunch Class Two went to one of the outdoor classrooms and the children worked in groups to create representations of the symbols using natural materials. They had lots of fun!
Year 6 – Safety Carousel
The Year 6 pupils visited the Fire Brigade Safety Carousel this week. It was a really informative day with workshops being led by the Fire Service, Northern Power Grid, the Police and the RNLI.
Year 3 Recorders
Our Year 3 musicians performed three songs in our Celebration assembly this week. It is amazing how talented our pupils are! They’ve only been playing since September and managed every note perfectly.
Children in Need
Our school council asked if we could support Children in Need again this year by having a non-uniform day – of course we said yes! We also had a Children in Need themed lunch – what a great day.
Dinosaur Egg Found!
On Monday morning, Class Four went outside to do a Science lesson and we were shocked to discover a dinosaur egg on our school field! We had a close look at it and wondered where it could have come from. We abandoned our Science lesson and decided to learn about the egg instead. All week, Year Ones have been writing stories about the egg and learning about dinosaur eggs. The Reception children wanted to bring the egg into the classroom to keep it warm and they thought it would be thoughtful to make cards welcoming the new dinosaur into our class (when it hatches). We will have to see next week if it has hatched…