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Category Archives: Humanities

Heritage Lottery Fund Donation

Year 4 have been working closely with the Heritage Lottery Fund over the last few months. As a parting gift, they have kindly provided us with a huge selection of books related to World War One.  There is a fantastic mix of fiction and non-fiction to add to our new library stock.  Many thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund for their very kind donation.

Year 5 visit Sunderland Winter Gardens

Last week, Year 5 had a fantastic day at Sunderland Winter Gardens.  In the morning, we explored the interesting exhibits including Worlds Alive, about living creatures on Earth, Lost Worlds, about creatures of the past and 20th Century Sunderland, which showed us what life used to be like in cities.  We learnt lots of facts;… Continue Reading

Year 3 recieve a visit from RSPB.

We had a wonderful afternoon exploring the natural world on our door step! We went on a nature trail around our yard and field. We worked in groups of three to search for wildlife on our doorstep. We used magnifying glasses, identification charts and binoculars to search for birds and insects. We collected insects such… Continue Reading

Year 2 visit Discovery Museum

Year 2 visited the Discovery Museum today.   We enjoyed trying out all of the experiments in the Science Maze. After lunch we had a fun time  in the circus exhibition.       In the afternoon we took part in a history workshop about the Great Fire of Newcastle. We learnt all about life in Victorian times and we acted out the story of the fire. 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

Y6 Evacuues

Yesterday, Y6 found out what it was like to be evacuated.  Dressed as wartime children, we travelled back in time, to Home Farm, Beamish. We learnt how to look after livestock (pigs, geese and cows), tape up windows for the blackout and use our rations to bake carrot cookies – they were very tasty!  Next… Continue Reading

Japan Day

Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic Japanese day as part of their topic looking at the Michael Morpurgo book ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’. John, from the Oriental Museum in Durham, helped arrange a variety of activities such as origami and Japanese calligraphy. He also allowed the children to handle different Japanese objects including kimonos, ceremonial displays and domestic… Continue Reading