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2017-2018

 

History in Mowbray Park  - November 2017

Year 2 visited Mowbray Park to explore people from the past. They also paid their respects at the War Memorial.

 

Year 1 and Year 2 Parents - November 2017

Our parents have been coming into school to help the children with reading, phonics and craft work. We love it when they come in!

 

Year 3 and 4 Parent Drop-In Session - 14th November 2017

Parents were invited to take part in a Maths lesson where they learned about the different strategies the children use in Maths. The children really enjoyed showing off their skills!

 

Nursery Rhyme Week Launch Event - 13th November 2017

Early Years children are joining in with National Nursery Rhyme Week from 13th - 17th November. Children have been sponsored by their families to singa different nursery rhyme each day. On Monday 13th November we had a launch event in school. Lots of parents cam to join in with the children. There were nursery rhyme activities and stories and cakes to buy. Everyone had lots of fun.

 

Edina Trust- November 2017

2M are taking part in the Edina Trust Bulb Project again this year, looking at climate change.

 

Bangladeshi Centre Visits - November 2017

Since the beginning of the school year, the Year 3 children have been visiting the Bangladeshi Centre every Monday afternoon to take part in a very special intergenerational project called 'Syedpur to Sunderland'. This projects allows the children to work with people of all ages from the community. They are busy learning about life in Bangladesh, in particular the area of Syedpur.

 

Remembrance Day - November 2017

Nursery have been busy finding out about Remembrance Day. They made poppies using paper plates and made poppy biscuits. The children were able to talk about the soldiers in the war and know why we wear our poppies.

 

Broom House Farm  - 9th November 2017

Year 3 visited Broom House Farm to learn about what happens on a working farm during the winter months. The children met many animals and even had the chance to hold a hen! . They also visited an orchard and collected apples to feed the pigs. After the children explored the farm, they ventured out further into the woods and completed the 'Forest Challenge' in order to find the dragon. See if you can spot the dragon amongst our photos. The children thoroughly enjoyed being outdoors and exploring nature.

 

Author Visit - 8th November 2017

Author Julia Jarman visited our school. The children enjoyed hearing her stories and singing songs with her. Everyone had a lovely afternoon. Some of us bought her books and she signed them for us - we were very lucky. 

 

Apple Store - 2nd November 2017

Classes 5/6J and 5/6T went on a visit to the Apple Store in Eldon Square. They worked with the Genius's to learn about coding and programming. They used coding to complete puzzles and to program robots - they had lots of fun. Coding the robot was very tricky, as they had to program it so that it would follow a path on the floor.

 

Nursery Halloween Fun - 31st October 2017 

 

Hancock Museum  - 19th October 2017 

Year 2 had a great visit to the Great North Museum, learning about the world around them and space.

 

Grainger Market  - 18th October 2017 

Children from Year 5 and 6 visited the Grainger Market in Newcastle to conduct some market research, as part of their 'Make £5 Grow' project. They asked members of the public and shoppers if they liked their product ideas and asked them what they would be prepared to pay. After analysing their data, the children found that fairy doors and pompom wreaths were most popular. They also took the opportunity to walk over the Millenium Bridge and go on to the viewing platform at the Baltic Art Centre. The views were amazing!

 

The children hope that lots of people will support their project at their stall in the Grainger Market on Thursday 14th December. 

 

Bethesda Church - 12th October 2017 

Both Year 3 and Year 4 children visited the Bethesda Church for 'The Bible Comes Alive' workshop. They listened to stories from the Bible and even met some of the people featured in these stories.

 

Year 5 & 6 Spennymoor Activity Day - 26th September 2017 

Children from Year 5 and 6 went to Spennymoor Outdoor Centre where they explored the outdoor environment. They played games and developed their skills to build towers, construct dens and worked as a team during blindfold trails. On a campfire, they cooked their own lunch. They made chocolate bananas, burgers and hotdogs.

 

2016-2017

 

Year 6 Prom Meal - 19th July 2017 

After all their hard work and performing, Year 6 children spruced themselves up, let their hair down and enjoyed a meal at Lucianos.

 

Year 6 Leavers Concert - 19th July 2017 

Our Year 6 children entertained us and left us emotional after their fantastic performances. Well done year 6.

 

Key Stage 1 Picnic - 18th July 2017 

Year 1 and 2 enjoyed a picnic to say goodbye to Mrs Scott and Mrs Barrow. They will be missed by both children and staff but we wish them the very best for the future.

 

Annual Big Picnic - 7th July 2017 

Thank you to everyone who supported the Big Picnic again this year. Everyone had a fabulous time with face painting, tea, cakes, sweets and ice lollies. We have raised an amazing £332.80.

 

Sports Week - 19th -23rd June 2017 

During the course of the week the children were given lots of opportunites to try out some new activities. We also had our annual sports day - we had a great turn out from parents and carers who were more than happy to join in on the fun.

                                 Karate          Ceilidh Dancing          Obstacle Course          Sports Day

 

Whole School Sports Tournament- 16th June 2017 

The whole school took part in a sports afternoon, participating in  a range of activities.

 

Northern Powergrid Christmas Light Final - 12th June 2017 

The Year 5 finalists for the Northern Powergrid Christmas Light Final, took part in a range of activities at Kepier Farm Training Centre. The children enjoyed an action packed day which involved building circuits, off-road driving experience, presenting their christmas light idea and other engineering competitions. Well done year 5!

 

Year 2 featuring on BBC Look North - 25th May 2017 

Year 2 were on Look North on May 25th talking about their wonderful visit to New Dotland Farm and the work they do with The Country Trust. Mrs McGrory invited parents into school to view the show together. We are all very proud of our children.

 

Girls cricket tournament - 17th May 2017 

The year 5 and 6 girls represented the school in a cricket tournament at Eppleton Cricket Club. They were unbeaten and,  as a result, they will be heading to Chester Le Street to represent Sunderland in the district finals. Well done girls!

 

Washington Wetland Centre - 16th May 2017 

Year 2 had an amazing day with Cath from WWT -  pond dipping and minbeast hunting. The children were very excited to see and feed the wildlife at the wetland and to find out how important the wetlands are to wildlife.

 

Zoolab UK - 9th May 2017 

Rob from Zoolab came into school to show the children from Early Years to Year 5 a selection of interesting creatures. The children were very excited to find out about the creature's natural habitats and their sleeping and eating patterns. The children were given opportunities to hold and touch the creatures and many of our children were very brave and did so!

 

Book Character Dressing Up Day - 7th April 2017

The school has been taken over by all sorts of wonderful story characters -take a look and see  Coraline,   Horrid Henry, the cheshire cat and many,many more!

 

Book Quiz - 6th April 2017

The whole school was represented with selected team members to take part in a book quiz. Early Years and Key Stage 1 competed against each other. The questions were very tricky, but the children knew their story books very well! The final scores were 5 points for each team!!

 

Physical Agility - 3rd April 2017

2M took part in the Sunderland Physical Agility day with other schools from Sunderland. The children took part in range of skill driven activities.

 

Comic Relief- 24th March 2017

All children, from Nursery to Year 6, took part in an obstacle course. Children and staff dressed up in funny wigs and tutus. They climbed, crawled, jumped and hopped. Even some of the teachers had a go!.

Thank you to the Year 6 sports leaders for leading the children through the course.

 

Edina Trust- 14th March 2017

Year 2 have been very active in the garden looking after their daffodil bulbs. They sent their measurements to Professor Plant as part of their research into climate change.

 

Year 4 Beamish - March 2017

Year 4 visited Beamish Museum to find out about childhood through time. They visited Pockerly Manor, the schoolhouse and Home Farm. At Pockerly Manor and Home Farm, the children completed chores such as folding sheets and putting up blackout paper. During the visit to the school, the children were put through their paces with an arithmetic and handwriting session. It was a brilliant day and the children really got into the spirit of the activities.

 

Year 2 Curriculum Kitchen - February 2017

The ladies from Curriculum Kitchen came to work with Year 2 children. The children made a healthy leek and potato soup and a delicious toffee apple cheesecake. Each child took home a bag of soup ingredients so they could make the soup at home with their family. Our thanks go to Mr David Thompson from the Country Trust and the Tynedale Agricultural Society who supported us in this activity.

 

Year 6 Derwent Hill Residential Visit - February 2017

Year 6 had a brilliant time at Derwent Hill and took part in so many exciting activities.

 

Stadium Of Light -  18th December 2016

Mrs McNeilly, Miss Cameron and 4 pupils were lucky enough to be invited by the local authority to attend the stadium of light on Saturday 18th December. They were given a tour, they enjoyed a meal , they watched the match from VIP seats and even saw man of the match afterwards!

 

Key Stage 1 Christmas Party  -  14th December 2016

Key stage 1 had lots of fun at their Christmas party - a special visitor dropped in too!

 

Key Stage 1 Christmas Show Dress Rehearsal   -  December 2016

Key stage 1 performed their Christmas Show , "Grandpa's Special Birthday", in front of an audience for the first time. The children have worked very hard and they performed brilliantly.

 

Key Stage 2 Carol Concert Dress Rehearsal  -  5th December 2016

Key stage 2 performed their carol concert in front of an audience for the first time. The children have worked very hard and they performed brilliantly.

 

Nursery Visit to Santa -  1st December 2016

Nursery children were very excited to see Santa in the Bridges. He was very friendly and gave everyone a lovely present.

 

Early Years Christmas Show Dress Rehearsal  -  6th December 2016

Our  nursery and reception children performed their christmas show for our school audience. They did a magnificent job - lots of singing and dancing - guaranteed to put smiles on faces.

                                              a.m. Nursery            p.m. Nursery               

 

Christmas Fair  -  29th November 2016

Our Christmas Fair was a great success this year, with many parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles  and friends coming along to join in with activities and support our evening. So far we have raised over £780 towards school funds - with sales of raffle tickets ongoing we may well bring that amount to £800! A big thank you to everyone for helping us to raise such a fantastic amount.

 

Year 5 Robin Wood   -  21st-23rd November 2016

Year 5's residential trip to Robin Wood was amazing! Their back-to-back activities started at 8:30 after a filling breakfast and they didn't stop until 9pm. The wide range of acivities tested their skills, independence and bravery. There were puzzle rooms which helped to develop teamwork, speaking and listening and social skills as well as their nerve! Some children even risked running across the Piranha Pool! The children particularly enjoyed the giant swing, zip wire, climbing and trapeze tasks which were a bit scary, but they conquered their fears and had an incredible time. The experience (and the food!!) was unforgettable.

 

Northern Children's Book Festival Author Visit  - 18th November 2016

Each year the NCBF run a two week festival of book related activities working with schools and communities across the whole of the North East Region. As part of this festival we were privileged to be visited by children's author, Jonny Duddle. Jonny spent a full morning with key stage 1 children. He told the children about his experiences as an author and shared one of his stories,  "The Pirate Cruncher".

 

Planting Trees

The Woodland Trust have kindly donated trees and bushes. We are adding them to our outdoor areas to enhance learning opportunities for the children.

 

Year 2 Violin Tuition

Year 2 have started their violin lessons with Mrs Mapplebeck and are making great progress.

 

Edina Trust Bulb Project

Year 2 are taking part in the National Data Collection,  investigating climate change. The children have planted bulbs and are collecting and recording the rainfall and temperature each day and submit their findings to the trust.

 

Bedtime Reading Day - 27th September 2016

Year 1 and 2 have enjoyed a 'Bedtime Reading' Day where they have shared Bedtime stories, wrote about bedtime routines and have even had a go at writing their own bedtime stories.

 

 

2015-2016

 

Attendance and Year 6 Awards Assembly - 20th July 2016

Our end of year assembly celebrated some wonderful achievements from our Year 6 children. We were also able to award many attendance awards. A very well done to everyone who has managed to achieve such high attendance this year and a very big thank you to parents and carers for supporting your children.

 

Sports Awards – 19th July 2016

Our sports awards assembly was held on Tuesday 19th July - congratulations to all of our winners.

 

Seafarers Awareness Week Competition – June 2016

Children from year 2 entered the Seafarers Awareness Week competition and were runners uo - winning £100 for Science resources for the school.

 

3rd Annual Science Exhibition VIP Preview – 4th June 2016

A big thank you to all of our visitors who came to see our science exhibition. Our visitors were very impressed and commented that the children were all engaged and excited to share their science learning.

 

Sports Week - 27th June- 1st July 2016

Throughout the week our children took part in a wide range of sporting activities including dancing, cricket, football, using the smoothie bike and an obstacle course. The whole school showed exceptional team work and everyone had a very good attitude towards taking part. Unfortunately, due to poor weather, we had to cancel our whole school sports day - although Early Years were lucky enough to have good weather for theirs. Although scores were very close, the overall winners for the week were Green Team.

Click on the following links to see some of our activities. Dancing; Early Years Sports Day; Smoothie Bike: Other sporting activities.

 

Churches Conservation Trust Event – 27th June 2016

Mrs Ridley, Mrs Platten and a group of Year 6 pupils met Dr Lloyd Grossman, Chair of the Churches Conservation Trust, to find out about plans to transform Holy Trinity Church in Sunderland's East End into a centre for heritage and learning. Marty Longstaff, the Lake Poet, performed a song written with Year 6 to highlight Sunderland's heritage and culture.

 

Annual Big Picnic for the Queen’s 90th Birthday – 10th June 2016

Everyone had a lovely afternoon at our Big Picnic - we had face painting, mendhi body art, races , cakes and an ice cream van - the weather even held out long enough to enjoy our picnics on the grass. As well as having lots of fun , we raised £181.57.

 

Nursery Bus Visit - June 2016 

As part of careers week in school, nursery children were visited by Stagecoach Buses. The drivers, Steve and Wayne, brought a brand new bus for the children to look at and to go for a ride. The children had to get their tickets, find a seat and then they enjoyed a ride along to Roker Beach. The children had great fun sitting in the drivers seat and sounding the horn - they said it was very loud!

The children had a brilliant time, and on their return to school they made a bus in nursery.

 

Dogs Trust Visit - June 2016 

During careers week an education officer from Dogs Trust came to school to talk to the children about the important work that Dog Trust does, and she brought one of their rescue dogs , Molly,  to meet the children.

 

Year 3 & 4 Visit to Benton Animal Shelter - June 2016 

As part of careers week in school, class 3/4T  went to visit the cat and dog shelter in Benton North Farm, Newcastle. They met their fundraiser, Marie , who showed them around and introduced them to lots of lovely cats and dogs who are hoping to find new homes. They also got the opportunity to feed the pigs and sheep who live at the shelter.

 

Year 1 Visit to Pets at Home - June 2016 

As part of careers week in school, the children in Year 1 went to visit Pets at Home.

 

Year 6 Desert Island Survival Day  - 19th April 2016 

Year 6 had a 'Desert Island Survival Day' , imagining they were Michael in Kensuke's KIngdom. They learned how to make fire; build shelters; clean and filter dirty water- they even ate insects!

 

Year 1 Visit to Blagdon Farm Estate  - April 2016 

Year 1 went on a visit to Blagdon Farm Estate this term. They found out that it is a dairy farm and they learned how the cows are looked after and how they give us milk. The estate has a very large garden and a forest which the children enjoyed walking through and exploring.

 

Puma Centre Visit  -  March 2016 

Year 1 children visited the Puma Centre in Silksworth. They participated in a carousel of activities alongside many other school children; this complimented the current topic in school "Fit For Life". They all had a really good day and many children said they would like to do it again.

 

Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey - 14th March 2016 

As a result of our partnership with a school in Bangladesh, we were invited to attend HM The Queen's 90th Birthday Commonwealth Day Interfaith Service at Westminster Abbey . Mrs Westgate, Mrs Swanepoel, Mrs Ahmed and four of our Year 6 pupils attended the service in the presence of the Royal Family and Commonwealth leaders. We had excellent seats with a full view of the proceedings and we felt very honoured to be selected as one of the small number of schools to take part.

 

Visit to Lambton Estates - 8th March 2016 

A group of 12 Y6 children visited Lord Lambton's house and rounds to learn about the jobs & careers available working on an estate. They learned about beekeeping, horses and stable work and what a gamekeeper does.The children also learned a lot about the Lambton family and their influence in the North East.

 

St Peter's Church - 7th March 2016 

Year 3 & 4 children visited St Peter's Church to learn about the great St Bede. They learned all about his life in the monastery and about the church itself.

 

WWT - 4th March 2016

Year 2 children were very lucky to receive a free visit to the Wetland Centre in Washington. Despite the terrible weather, they had a fantastic time pond dipping, feeding the ducks and hunting for mini-beasts.

 

Year 2 Visit to Durham University- 29th February 2016

Year 2 pupils visited Queens Campus at Durham University to engage in Science activities with current university students.

 

I CAN "Chatter Matters Tea Party"- 12th February 2016

On Friday 12th February , Nursery and Reception took part in the "Chatter Matters Tea Party", to raise money for the I CAN charity and to develop the outdoor area in Early Years.

The children were joined by parents, grandparents and family members, and together they took part in lots of activities, coloured pictures and shared stories. Everyone was given a certificate for taking part and over £300 was raised for the charity and the outdoor area.

We would like to say a big Thank You to everyone who came along, took part and helped us to raise a lot of money. Everyone had so much fun and we are looking forward to the Tea Party next year!

 

Year 6 Circus Skills- 10th February 2016

This activity was linked to science work about balance and forces. During the session children learned how to walk the tightrope, spin plates, walk on stilts,  use a diablo and ride on a pedalo (which is used as a practise before riding a unicycle!)

 

Christmas Parties - December 2015

The children have had a fun packed week with visits from Santa and christmas parties.

 

Foundation Stage Christmas Perfomance - December 2015

Nursery and Reception children performed beautifully in their performance of "Whoops A Daisy Angel".

 

Key Stage 1 Christmas Perfomance - December 2015

See our budding Year 1 and Year 2 performers all in role for "A Snowman At Sunset".

 

Year 6 Derwent Hill Residential Visit - December 2015

Year 6 had a brilliant time at Derwent Hill and took part in so many exciting activities.

 

Year 5 Robinwood Residential Visit - 23rd November 2015

Take a look at the fun that Year 5 are having.

 

Let Sunderland Shine Light Festival - 18th November 2015

Our first annual light festival was a huge success. Thank you so much to everyone who came along.

 

Parent Mornings in Year 1 and 2 - November 2015

Parents were invited to take part in literacy sessions with their children. Parents were able to see how their children are taught phonics, reading and writing. The sessions were a great opportunity for parents and children to work together and for children to share their learning.

 

Parent Day in Nursery - October 2015

Mams, Dads,Nanas,brothers and sisters visited nursery. We showed them how clever our nursery children are by telling them all the colours they know through stories and songs. They stayed to play and had a lovely time. Look at all the things they got up to!

 

West Boldon Lodge - October 2015 

Class 2M children visited West Boldon Lodge to make shelters and dens from natural materials. They had a fantastic day. Thank you to the PSTT for their funding.

 

Parent and Child Lantern Making Workshops- October 2015

We had a great response to our workshops - see everyone getting their lanterns ready for the lantern festival on November 18th.

 

Reception Children visit the Fire Station - September 2015

Following the childrens' interest in fire engines and fire fighters the children in Reception made a visit to our local fire station.

 

Year 3 and 4 Outdoor Painting Activity

Class 3/4C

Class 3/4T

Class 3/4S