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When ‘Thank you’ feels like winning the lottery.

The entire staff would like to thank our parents for a thoughtful act during this morning's leaver assembly. Emotions were running high as we unwrapped the framed montage of our leaver's names and we were completely overwhelmed by the individual gift jars for each of...

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Magna Carta

We enjoyed our introduction to Magna Carta and the birth of British law so much, that we decided to visit the real document in its home at Durham Cathedral. We toured the building, thrilled the curators with our knowledge and enjoyed lunch in the Monk's Garden. Once...

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Gaining Green Fingers at St Alban’s Church

Great job 5b and 6b for growing green fingers and doing an awesome job planting in our local church, St Alban's.  We worked as a team to weed, plant and water the new shrubs and flowers and can't wait to go back and see them in bloom!   Any top tips...

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Forest School Fun!!

This week Mrs Chandlers class spent an afternoon in our forest school area. They had a series of challenges to complete including building and cooking on our camp fire,  building dens and some natural art activities. The children took on all the challenges...

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Exploring Seaside Habitats

Year One had a great time exploring  rock pools on South Shields beach. The children used their knowledge and research to identify plant and sea life. They also completed their National Sports week mile a day challenge by running a mile along the beach. [gallery...

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Fairy Tale Trail at Gibside

As part of our fairy tale topic, reception children visited Gibside and went on a fairy tale trail. The Gibside fairy had left challenges for us to complete all around Gibside! The first clue was from Snow White, she asked us to look for and count all of the apple...

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Working together with the NSPCC

Today we had the company of our friends from the NSPCC. Having joined us earlier in the week for some informative assemblies, today we worked together in classrooms. We explored our rights, our welfare and how we seek help if we need this. We were also joined by our...

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  This term we have been learning all about the life cycle of a butterfly. Today when we came into school we were so excited to find some caterpillars in our classroom! They have heard that we are caterpillar experts so decided to come to live with us for a...

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Year Four reach new highs at Whithaugh Park

Year Four have just returned from their annual residential visit to Whithaugh Park, on the Scottish Borders, where we've worked as a team, challenged ourselves and shown persistence and determination when trying new things.  Most of all, we've enjoyed spending time...

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Sainsbury’s Vouchers

It's that time of year again. Please keep any Sainsbury's sports equipment vouchers to help bolster our supplies. Sainsbury's Active Kids is a scheme run by this retailer and provides us with some exciting new resources each year. We will be accepting these vouchers...

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Red Nosed Nursery

Today in Nursery we have been raising money for Comic Relief. We have had so much fun making chocolate crispy cakes and playing in our areas wearing our red...

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Destination Judo

The children had a fabulous session with their coach from Destination Judo.  They packed so much into the session and you can see that everyone had a fabulous time from the smiles on their faces!  Some of us were even brave enough to help with a demonstration. What...

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