Author Archives: Mrs K MacKenzie

Schools 500

Schools 500

Our school entered a number of teams into the Newcastle Schools 500 Games this year and everyone who took part showed excellent commitment, determination, passion and teamwork in their sporting activities.

Both of our cross country teams won medals for their team efforts, with the boys coming in first place and the girls winning silver. Two of our pupils also won gold in the individual sections.

Our tag rugby team won silver in their tournament, the badminton team won bronze and the Year 3/4 multi skills team also won bronze. Our Year 2 Multi skills team, football teams, netball and bench ball teams also played extremely well and only just missed out on medal positions. It was a great celebration of sport and we are very proud of all of our pupils who took part.

World Book Day 2019

World Book Day 2019

The school celebrated World Book Day this year with a bit of a difference. Instead of the traditional dress up as a book character we held a ‘vocabulary parade’ where the children could choose a word and dress up as a clue to that piece of vocabulary. After a whole school assembly, the children took part in various… Continue Reading

Dukeshouse Wood 2019

Dukeshouse Wood 2019

Year 5 had a brilliant time on their residential trip to Dukeshouse Wood in Hexham. They got wet, muddy and windswept all at the same time, but that did not stop them enjoying a fantastic array of adventurous activities. It was an excellent opportunity to build important skills such as team spirit, encouragement, communication, resilience, risk taking and challenge… Continue Reading

Year 5 Rainforest Painting

Year 5 Rainforest Painting

As part of their topic on South America Year 5 spent an afternoon painting some beautiful Amazon Rainforest paintings. They worked in the style of the French artist Henri Rousseau by trying to use sharp lines and bold colours. They started by only using white, yellow and blue to make different shades of green leaves and they only mixed… Continue Reading

New Sports Clubs

New Sports Clubs

Two new sporting clubs have started in school this week. The first Futsal Club began on Wednesday. This is being run by Lewis Cann who is working with the children on their football skills. We also welcomed back Christina who is helping some of our children prepare for The Newcastle City Dance Festival in April. This… Continue Reading

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Heaton Space Project

Heaton Space Project

Some children from Year 5 and Year 6 took part in a project about their local area with Sean Peacock who is studying for a PhD at Newcastle University. After an initial briefing, they walked around the local area of Heaton and recorded the amount of pollution using specialist technology. The following day, they discussed their findings… Continue Reading

Year 5 Science

Year 5 Science

As part of their science curriculum, Year 5 have been learning about the different parts of a flower. They worked methodically to dissect a daffodil to identify all the different parts including the male and female parts. They also discussed pollination and looked around our local school environment to identify plants that grow in our area. Continue Reading