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Fire Safety Y6

Year 6 showed a great knowledge and understanding of fire safety and now understand the risks of fire and how to check their house is safe. They also looked at fire safety from the point of view of the firefighters who risk their lives to save others and how they might feel as November 5th approaches. They wrote some of …

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Y2 Reader of the Week

This week’s reader of the week in Year 2 is Sonny. He has been trying super hard with his reading and we are very proud of him. Well done Sonny.  

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Confirmed Catch Up Clinics

If you have missed the flu nasal and you would like your child to to have it please click here for available catch up clinics

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Fire Safety Day

As part of our Fire Safety Day Reception Class had to look at the difference between hot and cold. We also had to find out how and why it is important to be careful around fire. Mrs Groark lit lots of candles in class so we could see how fire can give us light and heat. We also had a …

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Get a Jab, Give a Jab – Article 24

What is Get a Jab, Give a Jab? Get a Jab, Give a Jab was created by staff in the NHS and other health organisations. The campaign encourages staff to take up a free flu vaccine and in turn, NHS trusts will make a donation to Unicef UK for the equivalent number of vaccines for children around the world. Durham …

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Halloween Fun

Reception Class have had lots of Halloween fun this week. Some pumpkins were kindly donated to us so we sketched them using pastels. We then split into teams to design and carve our pumpkins. Once we finished we tried to make our faces look the same as the pumpkin! We dressed up in Halloween costumes and our writing was to …

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Year 5 Spooky Day

We enjoyed writing some amazing transmogrification descriptions where a person turns into something spooky. The part where we read them by torchlight was most fun!  

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Spooky Fun

We have had a super couple of days pumpkin carving and completing some spooky maths and story writing. I was very impressed with the stories. We have some very spooky imaginations. The children looked fantastic in their costumes and have had lots of halloween fun. A lovely end to our first half term and I must say how brilliant all …

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Spooky day 2020

What a terrifying day we’ve had in Year 1! We have written some fantastic spooky acrostic poems, crafted our own pumpkins and bobbed for apples! Everyone looked extremely scary in their costumes too!           

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Buddy Time

We enjoyed a spooky and socially distanced buddy time to see what our buddies were dressed as on our spooky day. We all agreed they looked great! We did some socially distanced halloween dancing before saying goodbye!  

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Spooky Day 2020

Year 6 looked fantastic today in their halloween costumes. A day filled with spooky activities from art in the local graveyard, to finishing off our spooky Alma stories, re-creating famous halloween songs on the boomwhackers and learning about the history of halloween.

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Year 5 visit to Jarrow Hall

Year 5 LOVED their visit to Jarrow Hall to learn about life in Anglo Saxon times.  This post is very late – apologies! All the photos were in a strange format that didn’t want to upload!  

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Mrs Prest’s Very Easy Method

What could be more scary during our spooky week than having to attempt long division. Little did year 6 know, Mrs Prest performed some sort of witchcraft which made long division seem easy! Mathishan and William must have had a double dose of magic because after one lesson they were almost as good as Mrs Prest. Then today, the magic …

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Y2 Pumpkin Carving

Year 2 had such a lovely afternoon pumpkin carving. Afterwards, we thought of some amazing adjectives to describe what we could see, smell and feel. We are looking forward to lighting them tomorrow whilst we do some spooky writing.  

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#WeAreWonderful

We have really enjoyed celebrating our successes in year 6. It is nice to see what each child is proud of. They choose their own work to go onto the wall. This week we have had a few new entries to our #WeAreWonderful wall. Reece, Devon, Lily and Freyja were keen to share their amazing vocabulary choices which they will …

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12 word stories – Alma

Year 6 have kicked off their spooky week with the short animation of Alma. If curiosity and creepy dolls appeals to you then you will love this! They have produced some amazing 12 word stories which capture each scene of the animation using only one powerful word per scene. Then to make their 12 word story even more ominous, they …

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Reading Plus Update

We are in a our final week before half term. So far we have read 726819 words and have a target of 1000000 before half term. Can we do it? We have already exceeded our combo target of 250 as we are currently on 270 combos. Check our last week’s Reading Plus leaderboard:

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Article of the Week – Article 27

As seen in our last post, October 17 was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. During the pandemic child poverty has increased by 15% globally, with almost 1.2 million children worldwide living below the poverty line – 4 million of these children live in the UK. Our donations to the East Durham Trust Food Bank are much appreciated …

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Food Bank Donations – Article 27

October 17 was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, so right now is a great time to explore Article 27. During the pandemic child poverty has increased by 15% globally, with almost 1.2 million children worldwide living below the poverty line – 4 million of these children live in the UK. Leading up to this important day in …

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Autumn Art

Reception have been looking carefully at the changes outside. On letter l day we went outside to collect some leaves. We used these leaves in class to do some transient art work. Back outside we looked more carefully at the trees. We looked at the patterns on the bark and did some tree rubbings we also tried to do some …

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