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Dance Club 2016

Miss Armes and I would like to say a huge well done to the dance club children from years 3,4,5 & 6 for their outstanding performances at the Dance Festival today. You all put you heart and soul into it and made us very proud indeed!  Please see below for our performance in front of parents after school today.

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Year 5 – Crumble DT Project

For our DT project this term, we have been exploring and designing a mood / sensory light in pairs and have been writing code to program our crumble boards and lights. Thank you to all parents who came in to help us with our projects today.

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Reception – Beamish

Last week we went to Beamish Museum for our school trip. We visited the farm where we met Elizabeth, Ian, Lee and Rebecca. They needed help on the farm so we all got a job to do. With Elizabeth we had to help her make bread for everyone to eat. We helped Ian feed all the animals and we had to …

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Reception – Weighing Scales

This week we have been weighing moon rocks using our homemade outdoor scales made by Mrs Cook.

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Gardening Club Update

This week as part of our gardening club we tested out our recipe for our farmers market in June. We then asked the staff to test our sweets and give us their comments.

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Year 3 – George Elmy

The George Elmy was involved in a disaster in 1962 where, after carrying out an heroic rescue, was overcome by a gigantic wave leading to the loss of all but one person on board. The boat then left the area and was eventually rediscovered in April 2009, converted into a fishing boat and laid up in Holyhead. The boat was …

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Year 5 – Reading Corner

Year 5 have created a wonderful reading corner in their classroom where the children will choose an author of the week.  This weeks author is Georgia Byng chosen by Ella. For more information on this weeks author please click here.

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Year 5 – DT Project

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Computer Club – Robotics

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Year 4 – Palace Green Library

On Thursday 3rd March 2016, Class 4 visited Palace Green Library at Durham. In our History lessons we have been learning about the Romans. At Palace Green Library, we met a man named John who was an expert in Roman history. First we chose our own Roman names. A Roman first name is called a ‘Nomina’ and a surname was …

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Quality Mark Award

Dear Parents and Carers, I am delighted that your child’s school has recently been awarded a Basic Skills Primary Quality Mark Award for the sixth time. This national accreditation is awarded to schools which meet the Quality Mark Standard and will last for three years, after which a renewal assessment is required. The Basic Skills Quality Mark promotes, supports and celebrates progress …

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World Book Day 2016

We celebrated world book day.  We had lots of fun and came to school dressed as our favourite book character.  We also brought and shared our favourite books.  More photos coming soon.

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World Maths Day 2016

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Year 2 – Hoopstarz

Some of the children from year 2 enjoyed a morning at East Durham College where they took park in a Hoopstarz festival. The children had a fantastic morning and learnt many different techniques using a hoola hoop. All of the children were very well behaved and were a credit to our school.

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Reception – Gymnastics

This week Francesca came in to teach us about gymnastics. We learnt the names of the different shapes we can make with our body eg, tuck, star, pike. We learnt how to walk and sit like a gymnast.

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SATs Evening

You can download the power-points below from our SATs evening earlier in the week: Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2  

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Year 1 – Beamish

Year 1 visited Beamish to listen to traditional tales however when we got there all of the tales from the book had disappeared. Our mission was to look around Pockerly Manor to find clues.  We found lots of clues and together made our own traditional tales storybook.

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Reception – Chinese New Year

This week is Chinese New Year. We have celebrated by making a vegetable stir fry, writing stories about The Great Race, trying to write chinese numbers and making new year cards and decorations. This year it is the year of the Monkey.

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Year 5 – Indian Themed Dancing

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Performance Assessment Audit

We recently received this letter from an unannounced audit in our school kitchen: Congratulations to Jan (our school cook) for the fantastic news.

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