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Category Archives: English

World Book Day in Key Stage 1

Year 1 and Year 2 have enjoyed taking part in a story  reading carousel today to celebrate World Book Day. We came into school dressed in our own clothes. We enjoyed choosing and reading story books.   We enjoyed listening to four different stories. We completed lots of different activities about the stories. We had… Continue Reading

Year 6 Start University Challenge

Year 6 had a fantastic 1st day as part of a week-long project with IntoUniversity Newcastle East. The scheme – in partnership with Newcastle University and Northumbria University – is designed to give children a glimpse into life at Further Education.  Year 6 are following an engineering syllabus this week, which includes a trip to… Continue Reading

Year 2 Penpals

Today Year 2 enjoyed taking part in a ZOOM with our penpals from Belsay school. We are taking part in The Linking Project which links schools from different geographical environments. Both schools read the book; Incredible You; We thought about the things which make us unique. We recorded these on a book work. We also… Continue Reading


It is a very exciting time in Reception! The children are becoming more confident with their super phonics skills and they are applying them in their play by writing words independently. We are very proud of all your hard work! Well done Reception! Continue Reading

Not a Stick

When is a stick not a stick? If you ask Reception I am sure they will share lots of ideas! As part of our literacy curriculum the children have been using their imagination to change sticks into lots of different objects. They have also been using their fantastic phonics knowledge to record their ideas in… Continue Reading

Year 3 Writing Workshop at Live Tales

On Friday we enjoyed a fabulous story writing workshop at Live Tales, part of Live Theatre, We worked with a team of writers, illustrators, directors and playwrights to create our own story. We had such a wonderful time and impressed the editor, who had originally believed that children couldn’t write exciting stories – we soon… Continue Reading

Nursery have enjoyed their first half term at school!

We have enjoyed a busy few weeks in Nursery!  The children have learnt lots of new skills and taken part in a range of activities linked to our ‘All about me’ and ‘Autumn’ topics. We have read many stories but a particular favourite was ‘Leaf Man’ by Lois Ehlert.   The children were introduced to printing… Continue Reading