16th June 2021 Year 3 Science Week What a fantastic week Year 3 have had! Thinking about innovation and our recent work on pollination, we made a range of robobugs to perform tasks that we might need in the future. For example, did you know that around 80% of crops in Europe are pollinated by bees? What would happen if we didn't have any bees? We thought about the features our robobugs would need to help to do the job of bees. We also investigated the types of plastic we could find in our class- you wouldn’t believe how much we spotted! We have all decided... 9th June 2021 Year 4 Science Week1 As part of Science week, Year 4 were set a mission from Mrs Harm, to design her a waterproof coat for her trip to the lakes. We tested different materials and decided that plastic would be best. We then discussed different types of plastic and came to the conclusion that the plastic had to be soft and flexible like a carrier bag. Finally, we discussed plastic pollution and how using carrier bags for Mrs Harm's coat would reduce the about of bags being dropped into our oceans. Well do 9th June 2021 Year 1 Science Week Year 1 were so surprised to receive a message from Mr Grinling the lighthouse keeper this week. His zipwire on which his lunch is transported to him had broken! He needed our help inventing a way to get his lunch to him. It needed to be able to float, to be waterproof, wind proof and even seagull proof! The children worked so well in their teams to create a boat for his lunch, and we then tested them using fans, water trays and weights. Our fantastic inventors were so proud of their creations and loved seeing them in action!... 9th June 2021 Year 6 Science Week! During Science week, Year 6 learnt about the actions and impact of innovator Greta Thunberg and her work on climate change. This led us to using plastic to create mini greenhouses so we could measure the temperature increase as the CO2 became trapped - thus helping us to understand the greenhouse effect. We loved making our own bugs by reusing plastic bottles - we even made them glow with a chemical reaction (glowsticks)! 9th June 2021 Year 5 Science Week! Year 5 had an amazing time learning all about the properties of plastics so that they could recycle plastic more efficiently. As true innovators, the children though about how they could design a plastic-based 'robobug' to solve a problem, for example, to clean up the beaches. Using a design template, each child created their innovation, and then went on to build the prototype. We discussed the versatility of plastic and considered how we could make positive changes to our environment as a result. Well done Year 5! 7th June 2021 Year 2 Investigate Plastics Year 2 have been investigating the properties of different plastics. We asked the questions: Are all plastics flexible? Are all plastics waterproof? Are all plastics strong? We enjoyed carrying out investigations to find the answers to these questions. We have also been learning about the importance of recycling and the impact that plastic has on the environment. 7th June 2021 Year 3 Clay Sculptures The children in Year 3 have absolutely loved exploring clay this half term! They all designed a sculpture, made it using clay and wire and then painted in. They have all worked incredibly hard and we are very impressed with all of them! 7th June 2021 Where are the landmarks? Year 3 were shown some photographs of some famous landmarks and they were very good at naming some. They used the iPads to locate the countries they are in. 7th June 2021 Fractions in Year 3 This term, Year 3 are loving learning about fractions and all of the children are wowing Mrs Cowan and Mrs McLean with their understanding! They can confidently explain what a tenth is, draw tenths and count in tenths. Super work Year 3 IMG_0043 IMG_0044 IMG_0045 IMG_0046 IMG_0047 This term, Year 3 are loving learning about fractions and all of the children are wowing Mrs Cowan and Mrs McLean with their understanding! They can confidently explain what a tenth is, draw tenths and count in tenths. Super work Year 3 IMG_0043 IMG_0044 IMG_0045 IMG_0046 IMG_0047 This term, Year 3 are loving learning about fractions and all of the children are... 7th June 2021 Science Week in Nursery Nursery were budding scientists during Science Week! We have explored plants and seeds, grown cress, made gloop and created our own natural paint. It was fun using pestle mortars to grind fresh flowers, leaves and berries to make paint which allowed us to paint pictures. We simply love to learn and investigate through play and getting messy. 24th May 2021 National Numeracy Day To celebrate National Numeracy Day, all the children in school thought about how maths was all around them. From nursery to Year 6, each class created ‘Maths about Me’ posters to share facts about themselves that linked to number! Like how many fingers they had, how many pets, their shoe size and their birthdays. Some year groups even made their posters a little trickier by creating calculations to reveal their answers! Along with this, we danced and rapped counting the beats with some familiar faces! Maths really is EVERYWHERE 😄 24th May 2021 Thank You Lg Fitness! A huge thank you to our company sponsor Fit Kids, LG Fitness for ensuring that our youngest children are able to access outdoor learning in all weathers! We have been able to purchase 60 new waterproof suits for our Nursery and Reception children. They have been enjoying jumping in muddy puddles, making mud pies and sliding down the hobbit hole in the rain!. Please check out the LG Fitness facebook page to your child(ren) a FREE taster session on Tuesday 1st June. The classes do not just focus on a child's fitness but also on mental health to develop... 20th May 2021 Burger Themed Lunch Our Burger themed lunch day has been a great success! Our children have enjoyed the choice of beef or quorn burger with American diner style fries. As previously mentioned today is 'Census Day', which means data is collated including the number of children who have been provided with a school meal. This data collated can impact on the amount of funding allocated to a school. We have seen one of the highest take-up of meals to date! A huge thank you to parents/carers and the School Meals Team for making today so special! Do you any suggestions for our themed lunch day... 19th May 2021 Parking and Road Safety Assembly Mrs Anglesea and Mrs Cox led a whole school assembly to promote walk to school week and to outline the importance of parking safely, considering the impact our behaviours may have on pedestrians and local residents. The assembly was in response to some of the complaints we have received from our residents and our safety concerns for the safety of our community. The timing of the assembly also supports our children taking part in the nations National Walk celebration (17 - 21 May), where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school. As well as... 21st April 2021 Y3 Geography - maps and map symbols Since coming back from remote learning, we have been learning about maps and map symbols. We had to work out what each symbol meant and then plot them on our own mini maps of the school grounds. We had no idea that we'd need so many of the symbols for our forest school area! We've now begun to draw our own aerial maps of the school grounds with our friends. Next step: add the symbols to that too! 21st March 2021 World Book Day! The children have enjoyed lots of different activites for World Book Day. They have been reading here, there and everywhere! They decorated potatoes as their favourite book character, they have dressed up and some of them became illustrators! They have enjoyed listening to stories from Mr Sutherland and Mrs Anglesea too. 4th March 2021 Welcome back March 2021 - social stories We can’t wait to see you back in school! We have made social stories for for each class to help to prepare for coming back to school – we hope you enjoy! Social-Story-NurseryDownload Social-Story-RCDownload Social-Story-RBDownload Social-Story-1BDownload Social-Story-1TDownload Social-Story-2BDownload Social-Story-2JDownload Social-Story-3CDownload Social-Story-3MDownload Social-Story-4CDownload Social-Story-4WDownload Social-Story-5ODownload Social-Story-5BDownload Social-Story-6RDownload Social-Story-6PDownload 18th December 2020 3M Christmas Party Day! We had the best party day ever on Wednesday! We danced, we played musical statues, musical bumps and pass the parcel, we had a fashion show and we even had a Blinding Lights dance off with 3C across the hall (socially distanced of course!). Our party lunch was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed Muppets Christmas Carol with popcorn and sweeties in the afternoon. What a day! Merry Christmas to you all! Love, 3M.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 17th December 2020 3C's Christmas Party 3C had a brilliant Christmas party! We loved playing party games and dancing in the hall and then enjoyed a movie with popcorn in the afternoon. It's definately put us in the festive mood! 17th December 2020 Year 3 Virtual Athletics This half term, we have used some of our PE lessons to take part in the Virtual Athletics. There were 5 events for the children to do - standing long jump, shuttle runs, speed bounce, chest push and vertical jump and they have wowed us with their scores! 17th December 2020 How do you cook your sprouts? Year 3 have loved creating a persuasive advert for sprouts! A few weeks ago, they all watched the BBC Sprout Boy 2015 advert and used this as a stimulus to encourage people to buy and eat sprouts this Christmas. They enjoyed looking at the features of a persuasive text and used the iPads to research positive facts about sprouts. They are all very proud of their final adverts where they have used rhetorical questions and exaggerated language to persuade people to eat them. 17th December 2020 It's Party Time! 4W had an amazing party day! We watched 'The Santa Incident' in the classroom whilst enjoying some delicious popcorn. We then played one of our favourite games 'Mrs Bear Likes Honey' before eating our party plate of food. In the afternoon, we headed to the hall where the real party took place! 4W showed off their fantastic dance moves and won lots of prizes during our party games. We all needed a well deserved rest at the end of the day. Background Yellow Poly Blue Fade-01 Yellow Fade-01 Home Button DHPROS Home Button2 DHPROS 16th December 2020 Multiplication and Division in Year 3 This term, Year 3 have been learning how to multiply and divide using cubes and pictorial representations to help develop their understanding. The children have been impressing the Year 3 staff with how quickly they are learning their time tables and they are even using this knowledge to help them divide! Background Yellow Poly Blue Fade-01 Yellow Fade-01 Home Button DHPROS Home Button2 DHPROS Background Yellow Poly Blue Fade-01 Yellow Fade-01 Home Button DHPROS Home Button2 DHPROS 16th December 2020 French in Year 3 Year 3 were super excited when they found out they were learning French this year. Already, they have been wowing us with how quickly they have learnt basic greetings, feelings, numbers and colours. Background Yellow Poly Blue Fade-01 Yellow Fade-01 Home Button DHPROS Home Button2 DHPROS 15th December 2020 Year 2 enjoy working scientifically! This half term we have been learning about materials and their properties. We have learnt some new scientific vocabulary such as transparent, translucent, opaque, flexible and rigid. We enjoyed sorting objects made from different materials based on their properties. 15th December 2020 2B Party Day What a fantastic party day we have had! We loved having the opportunity to sit in Santa’s sleigh with our friends as well as enjoying party games and dancing! We were also provided with a yummy Christmas lunch. After lunch, we enjoyed Christmas crafts and watched a Christmas movie with juice and popcorn. We really are in the festive mood now! 15th December 2020 Class RC Christmas Party The children in Class RC thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas Party. They enjoyed pass the parcel, musical statues, musical bumps and Christmas corners. We danced and had lots of fun. The children enjoyed their Christmas party lunch and finished the day off with Arthur Christmas and popcorn. 15th December 2020 Party fun in class 2J! 2J had a super day today at our Christmas party! Not only were the children dressed to impress, we did so many different things. First, we just had to take our turn to sit in Santa's sleigh and have a photo. It made us feel so christmassy! Next, it was time for games such as pass the parcel, corners and musical statues. We really enjoyed having a bit of a dance! After that, we did some crafts in our classroom. We had a lovely day and loved having our party lunch in the classroom, too! 10th December 2020 Where am I? In Georapghy, Year 5 mastered the art of map reading by using grid references to find their way through a section of countryside. They learned that the first coordinate is called the 'easting' and the second is the 'northing' which helped them to find specific locations. They realised that it was very similar to x,y coordinates in maths too! Well done Year 5 - you will never be lost! 9th December 2020 Feelin' Fine! In PSHE, Year 5 have spent time discussing how feelings can change over time and how we can deal with a range of different emotions. We talked about how much our feelings can change in just one day, as well as over a longer period of time. We were able to think about who and what can help us when our feelings may feel a little overwhelming, or hard to deal with. 9th December 2020 Friction is fun! Year 5 have been working hard in their forces unit and today they tested the force of friction. We collated the results of our investigation and used a table and a bar graph to represent our results. Very scientific Year 5! 7th December 2020 Year 5 have spent time today discussing the importance of keeping safe online. We looked at the issues of edited images, images with filters and the unrealistic expectations that comes with these. The children talked about how important it is to be happy with the way that you look and that it would be boring if everyone looked the same. A very mature discussion - well done! 7th December 2020 A-MAZE-ING Mazes! 5O wowed Miss Ornsby in Forest School this week when they were given the challenge to create their own Mayan mazes! Everyone worked together in groups, creating mini and life-size mazes from sticks, bricks, stones and pebbles! Luckily, everyone found their way out! 7th December 2020 Amazing Athletics Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in Gateshead SSP’s Virtual Sportshall Athletics today! The children took part in 5 different activities and worked so well as a team, recording scores and cheering each other on! The wind did not stop us! Well done Year 5! 7th December 2020 It's all in the delivery! Year five blew our socks off with their brilliant poetry recitals this term. The children worked diligently to rehearse and deliver a range of poems and then wrote their very own poem, bringing our classroom to life.They made a brilliant audience too! Well done Year 5! 2nd December 2020 Year 2 turn into a snowman! Christmas has arrived and Year 2 were so excited to explore our new English unit of work based on John Lewis' Christmas advert from 2012 called the Longest Journey. It was made even more special by the fact that we were dressed in our festive clothes! Before re-telling the story of Mr Snowman in the first person, we made predictions as we watched the clip, pausing at important moments. Would he make it over the river? Would the mountain be too high for him to ckimb? Why did he go on such a long journey? Next, we thought about how... 26th November 2020 Bonjour from 4C! For our first French lesson, we started by recapping some familiar phrases. We learned how to pronounce lots of different greetings in French, such as: Bonjour, Salut, and Au Revoir. We then moved onto asking each other how we are feeling and responding in French. Miss Conway was super impressed by our accents and we added some work into our new class book. 26th November 2020 Using 2Logo in Year 4 Our new unit in Computing involves using '2Logo' on PurpleMash. 2Logo allows us to practise basic single line Logo programming, before moving on to multi-line programming. For our first week, we learned about how the programme works, and practised controlling an on screen Turtle using a range of commands. We then inputted a list of codes to create different shapes. We were then set the challenge of working our way through a maze. 26th November 2020 Keeping Safe Online! Our first unit in Computing has been based around keeping safe when online. We have discussed personal information and we understand that this is not something that we should share, and we have also looked at using avatars so that we don't reveal our identity. We then recapped what to do if something does not feel right, and how we can report someone. This week, we created our own online safety to consolidate everything that we have learned. We have displayed these around our classroom to remind us throughout the year. 26th November 2020 Check out our Rangoli Patterns! During our R.E lessons, we have enjoyed exploring the Hindu faith. We have learned all about the Diwali festival, which they celebrate every year in November, and we have researched how they prepare for this event. We learned that Hindus create Rangoli patterns and display them around their houses, and then we decided to create our own. Check out our designs!