News from the School

PM visits the National Glass Centre | February 12, 2020

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson participates in a workshop with children. Photo: David Wood.

The school were honored to be invited to a special event at the National Glass Centre to meet the Prime Minister and members of his cabinet.

A group of 30 Year 4 children visited on Friday 31st January to watch the amazing glass blowing demonstrations and also designed their own pieces of fused glass. During these activities, the children were joined by members of the government cabinet and some children got to work on their glass alongside Boris Johnson.

It was commented on how well behaved and knowledgeable the children were about Sunderland and its history from their recent visit to the Glass Center and St Peter’s Church. All of the children had a fantastic afternoon and, even if a little nervous at first, soon got in to their stride when talking to all of the guests.

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Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove talks with children. Photo: David Wood.

Year 5 visit Herrington Country Park | February 11, 2020

The Children at Penshaw Monument
The Children at Penshaw Monument.

Year 5 visited Herrington Country Park to look for physical and human features as part of our Geography topic. Filling in work sheets as they went, the children spotted such features as different types of trees, hill formations, and man made features, such as the skate park. They made map drawings from different vantage points, such as the viewing deck at the park.

Later that day they visited Penshaw Tea Rooms and had a hot chocolate to warm up, followed by a climb to the top of Penshaw Monument to see the amazing view.

The Children at Herrington Country Park
The Children at Herrington Country Park.

Hoops4Health Basketball Finals | January 29, 2020

The Year 5 Basketball Team
The team in action.

The Year 5 basketball team recently played in the Hoops4Health Finals at the Newcastle Eagles Arena. They played a brilliant game and had the majority of possession and shots on basket.

However, they were caught on the break and the other team scored with their only shot.

A fantastic effort by the team and well deserved medals.

The Year 5 Basketball Team
The team with their medals.

Some Sporting Success | January 16, 2020

Year 5 Basketball Team
The Year 5 Basketball Team.

Three Y5 teams entered the Hoop4Health basketball tournament.

All the teams showed great basketball skills in their matches. Team 1 won all of their games and made the final where they played team 2 who only lost one of their games. In the final Team 1 won 6-0 and progress to the Sunderland Finals at the Newcastle Eagles Arena on Friday 17th January.

The Year 5 Basketball Teams in Action
The Year 5 Basketball Teams in Action.

Our year 3/4 hockey team took part in the Sunderland Hockey Finals.

After starting with a loss, the team showed great determination to improve and went on to win their next 3 games. A great effort by all of the team.

The Year 3/4 Hockey Team at the Sunderland Finals
The Year 3/4 Hockey Team at the Sunderland Finals.

Christmas Productions for 2019 | December 20, 2019

KS1 The Little Fir Tree
KS1 performing The Little Fir Tree.

Over the last few weeks we have been a hive of activity preparing the school for Christmas. This includes the amazing decorations the staff put up around school and all the hard work that has gone into the Christmas productions and performances.

The first performance was by Key Stage 1 who performed ‘The Little Fir Tree’, for teachers, children, parents and carers.

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KS1 performing The Little Fir Tree.
KS1 Perform ‘All Alone’ at their Christmas Production, ‘The Little Fir Tree’.
KS1 Perform ‘Hear the Rain’ at their Christmas Production, ‘The Little Fir Tree’.

Later in the week we were treated to EYFS performing their production, ‘Christmas Counts’ during which we heard both amazing singing and the children pulling off some extraordinary dance moves and solos.

EYFS perform Christmas Counts
EYFS perform Christmas Counts.
EYFS perform ‘Who Can Count the Angels in the Sky’ as part of their Christmas Production.
EYFS perform ‘Christmas Counts for Everyone’ as part of their Christmas Production.

The final production of the week was KS2 performing their Carol Service. A time to bring everyone together we watched some beautiful singing of many Christmas staples.

KS2 performing their Carol Service
KS2 performing their Carol Service.
KS2 Performing ‘We Three Kings of Orient Are’ at their 2019 Christmas Carol Service

Its really been a wonderful and festive last few weeks and we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy your holidays everyone.

£932.62 Raised for Children in Need | November 28, 2019

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The children applying face paints to Mr Williams.

On Friday 15th November we celebrated Children in Need and made a great effort with our fundraising. We had a range of activities in school on the day such as a cake sale, face paints and the children being able to wear their own clothes for a donation. As well as this we had games going on in the hall throughout the day where children had the opportunity to win prizes. In total we raised £932.62 which is a fantastic effort and we should all be very proud.