Author Archives: Mrs K MacKenzie

Year 5 Collective Worship

Year 5 Collective Worship

Year 5 produced some wonderful RE work during their Lenten topic on Sacrifice, and as a celebration of their work at the end, they planned their own class worship. The children contributed their own ideas, symbolic objects, readings and prayers and then led the worship themselves. They chose to sing the hymn ‘The Servant King’ as they felt the lyrics demonstrate Jesus’ service and sacrifice to the world.

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

English Learning Walk

English Learning Walk

Mr Turner and Mrs Mackenzie very much enjoyed visiting each class to see the children working on their writing skills. They saw lots of wonderful work on descriptive and persuasive writing, as well as grammar and sentence building skills. All pupils showed great enthusiasm for their learning and it was wonderful to see our English curriculum in action. Continue Reading

Playground Leaders Training

Playground Leaders Training

The pupils in Year 5 (assisted by some of our lunchtime supervisors) took part in Playground Leaders training last Wednesday with Rachel from Newcastle PE and School Sports Service. They developed their skills of leadership, communication, imagination and collaboration to begin setting up a range of games that younger children will be able to join in with during their playtimes.… Continue Reading