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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Year 2 Building Bridges at The Discovery Museum

Year 2 took part in Day 2 of their 2 day: Building Bridges Science and Technology challenge.at The Discovery Museum.

We learnt all about the History of the bridges on the River Tyne.


We then built on our skills learnt yesterday about the strength of materials and completed two experiments about building strong bridges which will hold different weights.

Year 2 are definitely becoming expert bridge builders!

Building Bridges in Year 2

Year 2 have been learning all about materials in their Science lessons this term. We have been learning about the properties of materials which make them suitable for particular tasks. Today we had a visit from Technology Tom who led a workshop in our class called Building Bridges. We learnt all about paper and how… Continue Reading

Christmas Toy Day

As part of our Speaking and Listening curriculum the children were all asked to bring in one of their favourite Christmas toys. This morning the children told each other about their toy and why they liked it. We had such a range of toys – and the children all enjoyed finding out how each others… Continue Reading

Fairytale Reading and Writing in Year 3 – Hansel and Gretel by Anthony Browne.

In Year 3, we have been enjoying reading Hansel and Gretel by Anthony Browne. We split the story into three parts; the beginning, the middle and the ending. We have discussed in small groups the features of a fairytale and how Browne’s version also includes these conventions. Over this topic, we have developed our skills… Continue Reading

Hoops 4 Health Tournament 2020

Year 5 were lucky enough to take part in the Year 5 Hoops 4 Health Basketball Tournament at the Newcastle Eagles Community Arena last Friday. We played in small teams against lots of different primary schools in Newcastle, winning many of our games!  Year 5 showed fantastic sportsmanship throughout the day; they played to their… Continue Reading