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Author Archives: Mrs K. McWeeny

Wheely Fun Day

The Reception children have been taking an active part in the Walk to School Week and Clean Air Day. All week we have been trying to come to school without the car and we have taken part in a Daily Mile challenge each day too. However, today, we made a special effort to come to school with our bikes and scooters. We spent time decorating them this morning – the time and concentration the children spent on making their bikes look so amazing was incredible! Every child was fully involved in making their bike or scooter look special by tying on ribbon and tinsel, sticking on baubles and other decorations – our outdoor area has never been so sparkly! This afternoon we had chance to ride them in the big yard. It was a ‘wheely good day!’

Thornton Moor Farm

The Reception children went on an adventure to a farm in the middle of Northumberland today. It was a long journey but worth it for the experience the children got of the countryside and of a real working farm. The day was filled with new experiences: collecting pine cones and other interesting things in the… Continue Reading


During the last 3 days of term, 30 Y5 and Y6 children were on a residential trip to Borrowdale in the Lake District. During the 3 days ech child had opportunity to go canoeing, rock climbing, ghyll scrambling and hill walking. We also did orienteering, problem solving activities and team games. Throughout their time away… Continue Reading

We won the cup!

The Reception children were delighted that we won the Attendance trophy. They chose to have a ‘picnic’ to celebrate and we spent a hot afternoon on the field with ice lollies followed by using the climbing equipment. Such fun! Continue Reading


The Reception children went to Asda to buy the vegetables mentioned in the story ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’. They had a shopping list of all the vegetables to identify and then we went to buy some of each one. We gave the lady at the checkout some coins and she gave us some change. Once back at… Continue Reading

Chinese New Year

We have had an exciting week learning about Chinese New Year. We went to Chinatown to sketch the Chinese Arch; we visited a Chinese Supermarket and then tried some Chinese food back in school. Today we have found out more about the celebration. We retold the story of the Chinese Zodiac and dressed up as… Continue Reading

Story Party

Elena came to school last week and held a ‘Story Party’ for us based on 2 books – Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and ‘Pick a Pine Tree’ by Patricia Toht. During the party she read the stories, played games with the children related to the stories and brought the stories to life through her… Continue Reading