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A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…

… or does it? Year 6 spent a morning at Beamish working alongside Chemists who informed us of many weird and not so wonderful remedies they used to cure patients of many different ailments – ask our year 6’s about the metal ball-bearing. Year 6 had to made a suitable heartburn medicine for a patient, by mixing their stomach acid …

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World Book Day

Year 6 had great fun on World Book Day working alongside author Adam Bushnell and dressing as something from a poem. Year 6 worked with Adam to look at Lewis Carroll’s “The Jabberwocky” and re-wrote their own versions, in his style, using nonsense words throughout – it’s harder than it looks!  

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Y4 World Book Day

Y4 had a wonderful time on World Book Day. We worked with the author Adam Bushnell to create our own poems based on an extract from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. We also wrote some spells to turn us into different animals and had to guess the animal it would turn us into. We shared our work with the class and in groups. …

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Year 5 World Book Day

Some amazing creations and costumes in Year 5. Staff were all so impressed with the creativity of our families and pupils. From much loved Harry Potter characters, to graphic novels such as Spiderman. From traditional nursery rhymes, to fully written out poems, to poems written themselves. From books about football to Shakespeare, classics such as the Worst Witch, Street Child …

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World Book Day

Reception Class have really enjoyed their World Book Day activities. They were lucky enough to work with Adam the author where they made a story plan based on “Incy Wincy Spider. They dressed up in their favourite character costume and visited the library to choose a book to take home. Looking at books has been lots of fun. .   …

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Melting Chocolate

During our science lesson today, we were learning to use a thermometer accurately. We conducted an experiment. We used three tubs, water, chocolate, trays, thermometers and a stopwatch. We measured out 200ml of water into  each of the three tubs. We checked the temperatures of the water. The temperature of tub one was 50 degrees celsius, tub 2 was 21 …

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Pizza Making

Before half term, Y4 enjoyed making pizzas as part of their Design Technology lessons. They made the dough from scratch, rolled it out and shaped it and chose their own toppings. Everyone enjoyed getting very messy but the best part was eating the pizza! Thank you to everyone who supplied ingredients and to our parent helpers. re

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Knitting Lunchtime Club

Some of Y5 are enjoying their first ever try at knitting (although some are pretty good already!) Thank you to Mrs Bengston for giving up her time to teach us.

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Year 2 – Sculptures

Year 2 have been looking at sculptures by Antony Gormley. We had fun using our bodies to make sculptures. We made boats, bananas, The Angel of the North, numbers and much more. Can you guess what our sculptures are?  

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Augmented Reality

Today, Reception class have been learning about our solar system with their friends in Year 5 using augmented reality.

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Year 5 – Circus Dance

Year 5 performed their dance sequence based on an old fashioned circus show where things go wrong. We’ve enjoyed composing and bringing out different themes. Can you spot the hall of mirrors and the creepy dolls? Who is a strong man, a singer, a dog man or a sword fighter? Video 1 Video 2

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Impressionism

Y5 final pieces of work are well underway – we have used our observational skills to sketch local landmarks, painted a ground wash in a warm or cool tone then chosen warm or cool colours to paint using ‘tache’ style strokes like the impressionists.  

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Destination Judo

Y5 enjoyed learning some basic Judo moves this morning. All classes have taken part over the past 2 days so a huge thanks to the club. If anyone is interested in joining, your child will have brought a flier home. A free introductory session is available – contact 0121 728 6987. Classes in Seaham are at All Saints church hall …

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A visit from Adam Bushnell

Year 6 enjoyed a visit from Adam Bushnell this week where they created a spooky description of a face and read it in the dark using a torch to create a spooky atmosphere.

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A taste ofJudo

Today we had a taste of what it is like to do Judo. Adam came to show us some skills for new starters. We had great fun and some of us are really keen to join Judo classes.

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