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Reception Science Fun Exploring Which Material Will Keep Our Suoer-hero Dry

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May 18th, 2018

Reception Science Fun Exploring Which Material Will Keep Our Suoer-hero Dry Reception enjoyed our science experiment exploring the properties of material and predicting which material would be best for keeping the Suoer-hero dry. We tested out our predictions, shared our ideas and discussed what had happended for each.

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Year 1 – Coding Club

avatarLower Key Stage Two
May 18th, 2018

Year 1 – Coding Club Year 5 Digital Ambassadors have started their coding club with Year 1 children.  They decided to use ‘Daisy The Dinosaur’ coding app to introduce coding skills.

The Digital Ambassadors recorded the children’s learning and progress using Seesaw and annotated their screen shots with a caption about how the learner had got on.

They have now planned challenges for the next session.

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Cube investigation – Y5

avatarLower Key Stage Two
May 18th, 2018

Cube investigation – Y5 Year 5 have enjoyed a morning exploring nets of 3D shapes.  They investigated how many different nets of a cube they could create.

 

Lots of excellent maths talk and reasoning.

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Reception building dens.

avatarKey Stage One
May 15th, 2018

Reception building dens. Reception have been making the most of the nice weather. An afternoon of den building. The children worked together to make dens using a variety of materials. We predicted then tested the materials to see which material would keep us dry.

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Year 5 visit to Newcastle Central Mosque

avatarLower Key Stage Two
May 2nd, 2018

Year 5 visit to Newcastle Central Mosque We had a great morning learning about the five pillars of Islam at Newcastle Central Mosque.  The children were able to ask questions and see images of mosques from all over the world.

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Reception enjoying our PE with the NUFC foundation

avatarFoundation Stage
April 26th, 2018

Reception enjoying our PE with the NUFC foundation Reception have enjoyed PE playing ponds and frogs activities developing our problems solving skills, spatial awareness and ball control skills.

Looking forward to our next four weeks.

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Tyne Together 2018 – 7 Billion Ideas Project 2018

avatarLower Key Stage Two
March 31st, 2018

Tyne Together 2018 – 7 Billion Ideas Project 2018 This year, children in KS2 took part in the second Tyne Together - 7 Billion Ideas Project.  Children worked in small groups to develop a world changing invention. They then had to make a prototype and present this to their class.  Each class selected a winner and each class winner presented their idea to the whole school.

Year 5’s team ‘The Underwater Protection’ were selected as the school winner and took place in the finals day alongside 25 other schools.

They were recognised for their great stall and won an award in this category.

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Year 5 – Easter Crafts

avatarLower Key Stage Two
March 31st, 2018

Year 5 – Easter Crafts Year 5 enjoyed making Easter cards and decorating their egg competition entries.  There were lots of amazing designs this year but our winner was Declan with 2 fantastic penguins! 

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Summer Term 1 – After School Enrichment Clubs

avatarFoundation Stage
March 25th, 2018

Summer Term 1 – After School Enrichment Clubs The enrolment form for enrichment clubs for Summer 1 has been emailed to all parents. The deadline for enrolment is Thursday 29th March 2018.

Paper copies of the enrolment form are available from the school office.

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Reception go to Knight School at Newcastle Keep

avatarFoundation Stage
March 23rd, 2018

Reception go to Knight School at Newcastle Keep Reception have enjoyed a visit to the Newcastle Keep to take part in Knight School and to have a look in a castle which is over 700 hundred years old. We also visited the gift shop to purchase a souvenir from our visit.

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