April, 2018

  • 23 April

    Gardening Club

    In our first session of gardening club we have planted potatoes and tomatoes. We will keep you posted on how they grow. We were very lucky to have such nice weather for our first session.

  • 23 April


    Reception class are looking at growth, food and where our food comes from. This week we have planted cress, sunflowers and beans. We are enjoying watching to see what happens next to the seeds.

  • 18 April


    As part of science week, year 6 enjoy looking closely at an actual brain. We learnt how the brain works and how the different hemispheres control different things. The brain did not look or feel how we expected.

  • 18 April


    Year 6 really enjoyed their Judo taster session. We had some promising athletes among us.

  • 18 April

    Living Eggs 2018

    Day 1 – Monday Our 10 eggs have arrived. The children were very excited by their arrival and have been watching the incubator closely for signs of movement. Nothing yet!         Day 2 – Tuesday One of our chicks have hatched early this morning! There is ‘pipping’ in some of the other eggs so we are watching …

March, 2018

  • 29 March

    Why We Love Our School Lunches

    #TaylorShaw #Schoolmeals

  • 29 March

    Ceilidh dancing

    Chris came in to teach us some dancing. This was a different sort of dancing. Chris taught us four different dances where we had to move around in a circle. We then had to spin around with our partner. You can do these dances at a Ceilidh. Bring your family to our Ceilidh dancing at our school in May and …

  • 28 March

    Year 6 really enjoyed the Ceilidh

    A nice break from Sats practice! 

  • 27 March

    The Owl and the Pussy Cat went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat.

    The children were set the problem of how the owl and the pussy cat could carry their money on their boat. How big would their boat need to be? What material would float the best? The children worked in pairs and drew their design and worked together to make it. Once they made a design they were happy with, we …

  • 27 March

    The Owl and the Pussy Cat

    We had a lovely surprise when the theatre group Kitchen Zoo came to visit. They performed their version of The Owl and the Pussy Cat. It was really good and lots of fun. We were then lucky enough to work with the actors who played the roles the cat and the owl.

  • 20 March

    Violin Performance 2018

    Year 3 children had the opportunity to represent our school and perform with East Durham Orchestra at the Sage Gateshead as part of Durham Music Service’s Showcase event. We were one of only two school invited, as the rest were orchestras and choirs. The children were an absolute credit to their parents and our school. I am very proud of …

  • 20 March

    Dance Festival 2018

    Year 5/6 and Year 3 and 4 took part in a dance festival to show other schools what they have been learning at dance club. Mrs Strong and Miss Armes are both very proud of the children in their behaviour and how they performed. They should be proud of themselves.

  • 14 March

    Science Week

    This week is Science Week and we have been busy investigating dinosaur footprints. We have been thinking about how dinosaurs left footprints behind. We had lots of fun making our own Imprints.

  • 12 March

    Year 2 – Hoopstarz

    Last week Year 2 took part in Hoopstarz where they learnt different skills using a hoola hoop.  Mrs Wilkinson and Miss Armes were very proud of their children even when they found things difficult they persevered.

  • 12 March

    Science Fair

    Join us this Friday 2:30 – 3:00 for our ‘Science Fair’.

  • 8 March

    Rights Respecting School Silver Award

    We have successfully achieved the second stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award. We are now Silver: Rights Aware.

February, 2018

  • 21 February

    Dancing with Francesca

    Francesca came into work with us today. We have been learning about Chinese New Year. So Francesca helped us with a dragon dance. We had great fun.

  • 20 February

    Our Liturgy

    Our Liturgy was all about love. We talked about who we love and why. We made our own hats. We drew a picture of who we loved on the love heart.

  • 20 February

    Adam Bushnell comes to visit

    We got a lovely surprise on the last day of term. Adam Bushnell who is a real author came to our class and told us a fab super hero story. Adam brought his real life Turtle in to show us its super powers but they were not working so we needed to help.