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On Thursday 5th March, the school came alive with a wonderful array of book characters. The children were buzzing with excitement and the costumes were outstanding! The children put on a parade to showcase their fantastic outfits.
Across the day, the children took part in book related activities. Our theme this year was Julia Donaldson books. We also held a book swap and all of the children took home a book. Happy reading everyone!
Thank you so much to everyone for helping to make it such a special day for the children.
Well done to Aidan for being our Star of the week this week! His musical guidance and leadership held guide us all through our performance at the St. Chad’s festival at Durham Cathedral. You are an absolute super star!!!
What a week it has been, with an amazing day on Thursday for World Book Day and all the hard work we have been doing each day.
In RE, we have started our new topic, we looked at how the church prepares for mass and all the different jobs people do.
In Geography, we looked at the seas and rivers of the UK and developed our skills of using an atlas to find tricky information.
In Science, we looked at the functions of each component of the digestive system and built an interactive digestive system that links the term with its definition.
Wishing you all a happy weekend and see you all next week.
We had the great pleasure of being invited to join the staff and students of St. Chad’s College, Durham for their St.Chad’s Day celebrations.
A service was held in Durham Cathedral and we had the honour of singing a song (written by Mrs Priestley) about St. Chad during the service.
After the service, we got to watch the College’s annual race around the green which was great fun!
Then, the staff of the college kindly put lunch on for us.
As a thank you, we received a St. Chad’s College pin badge from the principal of the College, Dr. Masson.
Well done to Harry for being our star of the week! His brilliant methodical work in Maths has allowed him to really flourish in his work this week. Fab working Harry, keep it up!
This week has been a busy one starting with a snow day and ending with a cross county competition.
We have been working very hard in Maths this week; utilising and developing our key multiplication and division skills.
We have started our new geography topic ‘The UK’; we used an atlas to help us name key cities within the UK and then completed a challenge using a compass.
In Science, we are still looking at the human body; though we are investigating the digestion system and which organs form it.
We are all super proud of everyone who took part in the cross country competition, they represented the school impeccably.
Good luck with the sponsored read! I can’t wait to see how many minutes everyone does.
Enjoy your weekend and see you next week!
Well done to Sam for being our star of the week this week! He has produced some marvellous maths work this week and the effort he puts in during PE is always exemplary. What a superstar! Keep it up!
What a week, we have been doing some brilliant maths and literacy this week.
In RE we started a new topic of journeys and looked at a journey through a year.
In history we learnt about King John and how he is an important part of our British history.
In science we have been learning more about the nutrients we get from the food we eat and how it is important to have a balanced diet.
In Art we have been looking at Henry Moore and his sculptures. We drew charcoal drawings of people mimicking his work.
In PE we finished off our gymnastics assessment and we always love our swimming lessons.
Wishing everyone a lovely weekend, see you all next week.
Mental maths: Section 2 test 2
Spellings: week 3
This week’s star is Kristen. Kristen has been a fantastic role model , always following instructions and being ready to learn. Well done Kristen.
In English we have been looking at the features of instructions this week. The children identified features, followed instructions, gave instructions then write their own instructions on how to become a super hero. The children have really enjoyed their writing this week.
In maths year 1 have been subtracting in different ways and Year 2 have been dividing.
In RE we have learn that the bible is a special book and acted out examples of how the stories in the bible show us how to behave.
The most fun has been had in art where the children have created amazing junk monsters with Mrs Tippey.
Firstly a huge well done to our star of the week, Bonnie-Blue! She never fails to put a smile on our faces with her positive attitude and enthusiasm. She has also blown us away with her turn taking when reading in a group.
This week’s highlights have included; measuring dinosaurs in Maths, building rafts and planning a map route for the dinos to get back to Dino Island in topic and creating a huge stegosaurus using collage in art!
Our star this week is Jessica who not only created a pinch pot with intricate detail at Binchester but who also has a terrific attitude to learning and prepared for our visit. She wowed our guide at Binchester, Liz, with her knowledge of how the Saxons used stone from Binchester to build Escomb Church. Great history detective work, Jessica.
So, the Romans successfully invaded Britain in 43AD and St Chad’s successfully invaded Binchester ( or Vinovia) in 2019. We had a great, if hot day, exploring the most intact Roman bathhouse in Britain, excavating and cleaning artefacts, creating mosaics, counting in Roman numerals and dressing up, as well as creating pinch pots using clay.
Liz, our guide for the day, was overwhelmed by the quality of the children’s questions and their thinking as they tried to find solutions. And Viva-Rose was the first school visitor ever to identify Deere Street using the cobbles near the new cavalry bath house. Brilliant work, Class 3.