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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.

Port 300 Exhibition | June 27, 2018

Port 300
The Year 2 and 3 Football Team in action.

To celebrate the Tall Ships coming to Sunderland this July, the children have visited the Port 300 exhibit in the school hall provided to us by the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.

Children Enjoyed learning about the River Wear, ship building in Sunderland, and the many famous local people involved in shipping.

Port 300
The Year 2 and 3 Football Team in action.

Easter Assembly 2018 | March 29, 2018

Easter Assembly
The children with their book prizes for outstanding homework about women in history.

In our final assembly of the term we celebrated the students work on a number of fronts.

Two of our children attended Sunderland’s Anti Bullying Awards ceremony earlier this month to receive an award for their work. This event was held in the Council Chambers at the Civic Centre and the major was present to acknowledge the winners. Both children created brilliant posters to raise awareness of ‘Everyone Different, Everyone Equal’. They were recognised for their design and art work.

Elsewhere our Healthy Pack lunch winners where picked out of a hat to win a prize. The prize is awarded to students who demonstrate a healthy pack lunch.

Finally over the past few weeks we’ve been celebrating Women’s History Month. One of the activities the children did was a homework about women in history. Out of all our great pieces of work we picked a number of children from each class who won a book. Well done to all, and happy Easter everyone.

Kielder Observatory Planetarium | March 20, 2018

Kielder Planetarium
The children in the planetarium.

Year 5 have recently been learning about Earth and Space in Science and were given the opportunity to visit the planetarium at Thornhill School. The staff from Thornhill and the Kielder Observatory taught the children about the planets, star constellations and many more amazing facts. They had a brilliant time.

Kielder Planetarium
A planet in the planetarium.

Year 2 learn about Dinosaurs | February 2, 2018

Year 2 learning about dinosaurs
Year 2 learning about dinosaurs.

Year 2 went on a visit to the Centre for Life in Newcastle to learn more about dinosaurs. The Dino Jaws exhibition was fascinating and the children loved seeing the dinosaur models up close! Later they enjoyed exploring the Centre for Life, watching a Science Theatre Show and even trying ice-skating! A brilliant trip thoroughly enjoyed by all!

Cragside Trip Update | October 10, 2017

Year 4 recently visited Cragside. Below is an account of the day by one of the attending pupils and an accompanying video slideshow:

On Monday 2nd October all of Year 4 went to the Cragside country house to learn about hydro electricity. Lord Armstrong lived here 150 years and he used the water from lakes and waterfalls to make electricity for his massive house. We walked around the mansion seeing lots of interesting antiques. We then had lunch and walked around the forests and found the power house where Armstrong made his electricity using a generator. We saw the water wheel and the iron bridge. We didn’t go across it though. We were worn out from walking up lots of hills in the forest. I enjoyed my day at Cragside because it was very interesting and learnt new facts about electricity.

Hana, Year 4 pupil
Cragside photo slideshow.

Year 4 trip to Cragside | October 4, 2017

Year 4 Children at Cragside.

Year 4 visited the Cragside Estate in Northumberland. Cragside was the home of Victorian inventor Lord Armstrong who was the first in the world to power his home using hydroelectricity. The children were given an opportunity to see how he did this and to find out all about how he was able to generate his own electricity in this way. Because our science topic is based on electricity this was the perfect opportunity to find out about more sustainable ways of generating this precious resource. It was also great to see this beautiful house and the stunning grounds it is set in.

I liked the power station the best. But also the lake and the wheel.

Isabelle, Year 4 pupil

Year 1 walk to St Gabriel’s Church | October 2, 2017

The Year 1 children leave school to start their walk.

Year 1 went for a walk around the local area to look for lots of things to learn about like different types of buildings, the materials they are made from, seasonal changes and plants. They stopped off at St. Gabriel’s Church to have a look inside and learn lots about the features of a Christian church.

In amongst all of that there was even time for a generic ambien quick play in Barnes Park. They had a great morning out.