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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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World Book Day 2018

avatarFoundation Stage
February 27th, 2018

World Book Day 2018 Nursery children have enjoyed coming to school in fancy dress for an early celebration of World Book Day 2018. We enjoyed reading the story 'Supertato' by Sue Hendra and learnt about how potatoes grow.

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Earth and Space visit to the Life Centre – Year 5

avatarLower Key Stage Two
January 22nd, 2018

Earth and Space visit to the Life Centre – Year 5 To launch their Science topic - Earth and Space - Year 5 enjoyed a workshop in the Planatarium at the Life Centre.  They had a very busy day explorin* rest of the Centre and even had time for ice a skating!

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Reception Diamonds exploring for signs of Autumn during our Autumn Nature Walk.

avatarFoundation Stage
October 4th, 2017

Reception Diamonds exploring for signs of Autumn during our Autumn Nature Walk. Reception Diamonds have enjoyed exploring for signs of nature during our Nature Walk. We then shared our findings and discussed what we found.

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Reception Stars enjoying our Autumn nature walk.

avatarFoundation Stage
October 4th, 2017

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Reception Building Dens And Hunting For Mini-beasts At The Rising Sun Country Park.

avatarFoundation Stage
July 14th, 2017

Reception Building Dens And Hunting For Mini-beasts At The Rising Sun Country Park. Reception have enjoyed walking to the Rising Sun Country Park. We explored different ways of building dens and then looked for mini-beats. Using our mini bug viewers with a magnifying lens on the top we looked closely at many different mini-beasts.

The children loved exploring how they moved and looking at the bodies of the mini-beasts. We closely at slugs, centipedes, millipedes, a dragon fly, a bee, spiders, worms, beetles, woodlouse, daddy long legs and more.

Some of the dens had interesting features including a washing line, a washing machine, a rabbit trap

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Year 1 ‘s Trip to St. Mary’s Lighthouse

avatarKey Stage One
July 11th, 2017

Year 1 ‘s Trip to St. Mary’s Lighthouse Year one had an excellent day learning about the lighthouse and looking for signs of life in the surrounding rock pools. We climbed all the way to the top of the lighthouse and really enjoyed finding the crabs; some of which were rather large!

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Year 1 visit to Old Low Lights

avatarLower Key Stage Two
June 20th, 2017

Year 1 visit to Old Low Lights Year 1 enjoyed an excellent trip learning about the life of fishermen and history of industry at the Old Low Lights on North Shields Fish Quay. They had the chance to find out about life boats and how they operate too.

To finish the day we had a walk along the river to Tynemouth. A super day had by all!

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STEAM Day 4 in Reception, River Tyne paper mache model and plastercine river animals.

avatarFoundation Stage
May 25th, 2017

STEAM Day 4 in Reception, River Tyne paper mache model and plastercine river animals. Reception children have been creative today investigating what animals they might find in and about the River Tyne and then making their choice through manipulating different colour plastercines for effect.

We have also started writing our River Tyne poems and will be finishing these tomorrow.

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STEAM Day 3 in Reception, Cross the River Challenge and Bridge Building

avatarFoundation Stage
May 24th, 2017

STEAM Day 3 in Reception, Cross the River Challenge and Bridge Building Reception children have enjoyed building bridges and improving their models today. We then played Cross the River Challenge in our house teams. The children also had fun predicting what would happen in our Science experiment when adding raisins to lemonade.

Looking forward to our poetry writing linked to bridges tomorrow, painting our river bed and making river creatures using clay and fish puppets.

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