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Year 5 on Ancient Egypt | October 24, 2019

Year 5 Ancient Egypt
Year 5 children perform in their Ancient Egypt Assembly.

Year 5 performed their annual assembly this morning. The topic was about Ancient Egypt to fit into their history lessons. They sang songs and performed acting about mummification, the discovery of Tutankhamun and about King Tut himself.

Year 5 Ancient Egypt
Year 5 children perform in their Ancient Egypt Assembly.

Great Fire of London Drama Workshop | October 2, 2019

On Monday Year 2 participated in a Great Fire of London drama workshop to introduce their new topic.

They firstly looked at the houses in 1666 and why the design of the houses contributed towards the fire. They worked in groups to make houses using their bodies. They then learnt about the ways people fought the fire and came up with actions to match. Finally they looked at who helped and hindered during the Great Fire of London and worked in groups to make still ‘photographs’ of this.

A great day enjoyed by all that will definitely inspire their new history topic.

Great Fire of London Drama Workshop
The children making still photographs.

Year 5 visit the Oriental Museum | October 1, 2019

Year 5 at the Oriental Museum
Year 5 at the Oriental Museum.

Year 5 visited the Oriental Museum in Durham as part of this term’s history topic; the Ancient Egyptians. They looked at and were able to handle a range of real Egyptian artifacts and also dressed as Egyptians and learned all about how to mummify a body and why this was important to the Egyptians. Finally, the children saw (and smelled) a real Ancient Egyptian Mummy.

Year 3 reenact Boudicca and the Battle of Watling Street | July 10, 2019

Year 3 used a poem to reenact Boudicca and the Battle of Watling Street as part of their Romans history topic. The class was split into Celts and Romans and dressed up accordingly. Enjoy!

Year 3 reenact Boudicca and the Battle of Watling Street.

Year 4 visit the National Glass Centre and St Peters Church | January 27, 2019

Year 4 went on a visit to the National Glass Centre and St Peter’s Church as part of their Art and RE work. The children are looking at Aspects of Sunderland in their art lessons so they walked to the Glass Centre to take in the sights and give them inspiration for their glass painting. The visit to St Peter’s Church allowed the children to look at the beautiful stained glass windows as well as seeing the part of the church that is still standing from Anglo-Saxon times over 1600 years ago.

Year 4 at the National Glass Centre
Year 4 watch a demonstration

Dinosaur Day | January 23, 2019

Dinosaur Day 2019
Year 2’s trashed classroom

Year 2 had a very messy visitor last night! A T-Rex came into our school and wrecked Year 2’s classrooms, leaving dirty footprints and poo behind!! We are really enjoying learning about Dinosaurs and today enjoyed a day full of roarsome dinosaur activities! We excavated fossils, made lots of dino crafts and had lots of fun!

Dinosaur Day 2019
Children from year 2 watch scary footage!

To see a footage of the scary dinosaur, see our twitter feed!

The Great Fire of London Drama Workshop | October 9, 2018

The Great Fire of London Drama Workshop
The children take part in the drama workshop.

Year 2 have been learning about London and The Great Fire of London. Today the children took part in a drama workshop around The Great Fire of London. Children re-enacted the different methods used to try and put the fire out, such as using water squirts and leather buckets. They made still photographs in groups to show how people help or hindered London during and after the fire. Children also worked in teams using their bodies to create the shape of houses in 1666.

Year 4 Visit to Cragside | October 5, 2018

Year 4 at Cragside
Year 4 at Cragside.

Year 4 visited Lord Armstrong’s mansion in Cragside. The mansion was the first house in history to be powered by hydroelectricity. The children learnt about water wheels, dynamos and electrical turbines.