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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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Author of the Week – Jeanne Willis

We have been so lucky to receive a signed copy of Jeanne Willis’ story, Mayfly day. Although this book is aimed at a younger audience, we have been captivated by the life the Mayfly and how Jeanne uses such rich language and imagery to take us on a journey of life of that little Mayfly. To find out more about …

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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. First we had Reece who was really proud of his non-chronological report about Mayflies. Then we …

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Fun maths Friday!

It’s Friday! Today in Maths is fun, Year 2 have been practising and consolidating their number bonds. We had lots of fun trying lots of different activities.  

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Maths is fun

We had great fun today using lots of manipulatives sequencing and then representing our numbers to 20.

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Y2 Shabbat

We have been learning all about Shabbat this week. We have learnt about how Jewish people celebrate Shabbat and enjoyed tasting some of the special challah bread. We have also wrote our own Shabbat blessings.  

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Y2 Reader of the Week

This week’s star reader in Year 2 is Freddie. Well done Freddie, you have tried super hard this week in our guided reading in phonics and have done so much reading at home. Keep up the hard work. we are so proud of you!  

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Multiplication fun!

Year 6 have enjoyed a morning revising their short multiplication method by using a dice to roll their own calculations. They found this was a good way of finding out which multiplication facts they are confident with and which ones they need to keep practising.  

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Charcoal drawings

Today Year 3 have been drawing feathers with charcoal. We have already used charcoal to give soft and strong lines and using a lighter charcoal or rubber to give light and dark tones. We chose to draw feathers as we have been reading about The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, so thought it would be nice to look …

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