Special Poppies

Special Poppies

Nursery thought about the importance of Remembrance Day by making poppy biscuits to eat.  Tommy told us that he saw some soldiers with his family and he knew why many people wore poppies. We were amazed by the knowledge of our three and four year old...
Year 2 Visit –  The Great Fire of Gateshead and Newcastle

Year 2 Visit – The Great Fire of Gateshead and Newcastle

Year 2 had a fantastic time at the Quayside learning all about the Great Fire of Gateshead and Newcastle. They learnt that the fire started in a cloth factory in Gateshead on 6th October 1854. It then spread to the warehouse next door, which contained sulphur. This...
Toys – old and new!

Toys – old and new!

As part of our History topic, Year 1 have been focusing on the difference between past and present. We had a special delivery from the Discovery Museum – a box of delights! This box was full of 21st century toys that the children were able to explore. We...
Fire, Fire! Gateshead is on fire!

Fire, Fire! Gateshead is on fire!

On Thursday 7th November, 2J visited the Gateshead and Newcastle quayside to learn all about a devastating event…the Great Fire of Gateshead and Newcastle! The fire broke out in the early hours of the 6th October 1854, in the Mayor’s cloth factory, which...
Ancient Greece: Olympic artefacts

Ancient Greece: Olympic artefacts

Y6 competed a line of enquiry this week. They were presented with a variety of artefacts dating back to the Olympics and asked to apply their knowledge as well as their skills of deduction, analysing and hypothesising to state what they thought they may have been used...
Year 4 visit Vindolanda

Year 4 visit Vindolanda

What a day we have had! Our first stop today was The Roman Army Museum and whilst there we visited a Roman classroom where we met our Roman teacher Velius Longus, we had a very entertaining lesson and learned several Latin phrases.  Whilst there, we also watched a 3D...