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Insects in Year 4

To start our new art topic in Year 4, we had an insect workshop with Guy from Bugsnstuff. It was great fun and very educational. We were introduced to all kinds of insects (plus some that weren’t insects) such as cockroaches, beetles, moths and spiders. We found out about what makes an insect an insect, why they are so important to our ecosystems as well as lots of interesting facts about each one. Guy let us hold some of them and we even got to stroke a tarantula’s legs. It was very exciting.

    

Year 4 at the Laing

As part of our Autumn art topic, we visited the Laing Art Gallery for a printing workshop. We started by looking around one of the galleries for inspiration. We looked for anything that we thought represented autumn in the pictures. We found leaves, plants, trees, fruit as well as abstract images and colours. After that,… Continue Reading

Y5 Basketball Roadshow

Year 5 had a fantastic afternoon with some of the Newcastle Eagles basketball team yesterday. Three of the players, Rahmon Fletcher, Jeremy Smith and Victor Moses, came in to school to deliver Hoops for Health. As part of the road show, the children undertook some fitness activities, such as running on the spot, star jumps… Continue Reading

Farmer Thompson Visits Year 5

Mr Thompson, a farmer from Northumberland, came to visit us in school on Tuesday 26th February as part of the Country Trust Project. He brought with him a friend, another farmer from Northumberland. They came to talk to us about contrasting locations; we compared how different the farm/countryside is to the city.  Mr Thompson told us about how seeds and… Continue Reading

Dissecting Lilies

As part of our Science topic on plants, Year 5 had a go at dissecting lilies. We have been learning about reproduction in plants and found out that a flower has both male and female parts. There are two types of reproduction: sexual and asexual. Living things that use sexual reproduction have sex cells called… Continue Reading