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Explorer Kids!

Published on Friday 7 June 2019 by Mr Askew.

On Wednesday, we kicked off our Explorer Kids topic by visiting Hamsterley Forest. We had a carousel of activities on the morning including coordinate sink my battleships, find the treasure, symbol bingo and nature compass building.

Explorer Kids!Explorer Kids!

After this activity, we attempted to put into practice the skills we learned to follow an orienteering route through the forest. Unfortunately, Mr Askew took us to the start of a different route, so our children had to navigate us to the start of the correct route. Luckily, we had some very good navigators.

Explorer Kids!Explorer Kids!

Once we had completed the route, the children were rewarded with lunch, and then had free time to explore the park!

Everyone had a great day, and the children were impeccably behaved.

Explorer Kids!Explorer Kids!


Fajita Fun

Published on Friday 24 May 2019 by Mr Askew.

This week, the children have used their designs to make their Maya inspire fajitas. The children cut the vegetables and meat and cooked it themselves. They learned about food safety and washing their hands when cooking. It was an enjoyable afternoon and apologies if some children did not eat their tea that evening.

Fajita Fun Fajita Fun

Fajita Fun Fajita Fun


Summer Term

Published on Friday 3 May 2019 by Mr Askew.

We have kicked off our summer term by looking at sources from the Ancient Maya. The children had to discuss what the objects were, their purpose and who might have used them. They then had to discuss which type of evidence that they thought was the most important for learning about the Maya.

Summer TermSummer Term

Summer TermSummer Term

Keep an eye out for the letters that we have sent out on Friday 3rd, May as these have all the important dates and information for this term. Please contact us if this has not made it home and we will be able to provide you with another copy.


Shakespeare, Scientists and Sewing.

Published on Friday 29 March 2019 by Mr Askew.

Over this last week, the children have had some fun and exciting new experiences. Last Friday, 5A were part of a multi-school performance of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The children had been working really hard for weeks with Miss Gentles on the performance and this showed. They loved the experience and were a credit to the school and Miss Gentles.

Shakespeare, Scientists and Sewing.Shakespeare, Scientists and Sewing.

This half-term, we have been looking at 'Super Scientists'. The focus this week was on forensic scientists and the role that science plays in capturing criminals. The children had the opportunity to discover the different types of testing that they use, and suggested ways that this would help to identify a criminal.

Shakespeare, Scientists and Sewing.Shakespeare, Scientists and Sewing.

On Thursday, we started our D.T project. We designed our products, which were pouches or bags that would use applique in the making. With the help of parent helpers, the children were able to practice different types of stitch that they can use in the making of their products next week. Keep an eye out on her for our final products!

Shakespeare, Scientists and Sewing.Shakespeare, Scientists and Sewing.


Easter Journey and Red Nose Day

Published on Friday 15 March 2019 by Mr Askew.

On Monday, Year 5 visited St Catherine's Church, Crook to experience the Easter Journey. The children visited 8 scenes from the story in order to experience Holy week and Easter. Each scene was interactive and included drama, animated film, crafts and storytelling. The children really enjoyed the experience and learned much more about the importance of Easter to Christians.

Easter Journey and Red Nose DayEaster Journey and Red Nose Day

Today we had Red Nose Day, where the children brightened up the school by wearing red. To finish off the celebrations, we had a whole school conga line making its way around the halls of the school.

Easter Journey and Red Nose DayEaster Journey and Red Nose Day

Well done to those children who entered the Science Fayre. Steven, Isobel and Ava from 5A, and Ava and Ruby representing 5T.

Easter Journey and Red Nose DayEaster Journey and Red Nose Day

A reminder that on Monday, children can come to school dressed as mad scientists for our Science Day. Donations of £1 will go towards funding the Science Boffins that are coming in to work with each class during the day.


World Maths Day!

Published on Tuesday 12 March 2019 by Miss Lee.

World Maths Day

Thursday 14th March

World Maths Day!

With the upcoming World Maths Day, this week is Mathletics challenge week! As before, there will be a prize for the year group champion and runner up.

Opportunities will be provided during the week in school but we would like all parents to help us encourage their child to engage in Maths at home too!

If you need any help or children's log ins, please contact your child's class teacher who will be happy to help!

World Maths Day!