Viking Visitor

On Friday the 17th of November Year 4 were visited by a viking.  She told us all about life during viking times and even let some of us dress up as viking ladies and warriors.

Woodland Trust Project

Each class, from nursery to Year  6, has been involved in planting trees delivered by the Woodland Trust. We’ve planted them in our yard, in the far field and around the car park. It has been a wonderful opportunity for everyone to work as part of a team and to help the environment. Toffee even joined some of the children. Can you spot him?

We can’t wait to see the trees grow!


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Save The Trees!

We were kindly given some trees to plant by the Woodland Trust Tree Project this week.

We had lots of fun planting our trees and cannot wait to watch them grow!



Exploring sound!

Last week, year 4 explored the way in which sound travels. The children looked at the sound vibrations using an oscilloscope, and how sound travelled through solids and gases. The children then investigated the way sound travels by making cup telephones and explaining how they work.




Anti-Bullying Week – Odd Sock Day!

This year’s anti-bullying week got off to a fantastic start with our school’s involvement in Odd Sock Day , organised by the Anti-bullying Alliance.

First, the children were involved in an assembly, where their views on how they are kept safe in school and suggestions for developing this further were taken into account.

After taking some ‘creative’ photographs of the vast array of children’s socks, we talked about being unique – All Different, All Equal.

We will be entering our photographs in an Odd Socks Day Competition on Twitter – we are proud to be All different and All Equal.


Year 4 Data Handling.

In Maths, this week, Year 4 have been learning all about Data. We carried out an investigation to find out what the most popular car colour was in the school car park. We recorded our results on a tally chart and then presented our findings on a bar chart. 



The success of Canny Friday continues as our School Council led project has received national recognition. The project, which involved the collection of 1213 cans for the South Tyneside Food Bank, has received a ‘highly commended’ rating in the national Speaker’s School Council Awards 2017. Well done to all of our School Council members who worked so hard to make such a difference to our local community.

Change4Life End of Year Celebration!

Today, the children who took part in the Change4Life club were invited to take part in a very special celebration to mark the end of the school year and being part of the club.

The children took part in a range of different sporting activities including : hula hooping, boxing and so much more.


Check out our photos to see what fun we had!

A canny afternoon at the food bank

The School Council were thrilled to visit the South Tyneside Food Bank last week. The trip, organised to celebrate the success of our ‘Canny Friday’ efforts, began with the children meeting the charity’s patron, Sir David Chapman. The School Council were keen to ask David and Maureen, a volunteer for Hospitality and Hope, about the difference that our donations had made to the lives of local community members. They were pleased to learn that almost all of our donations had already been placed into parcels and had been given to those in need.

After examining the contents of the food bank’s shelves, the children moved into another part of the building where they were surprised to find clothing, shoes, bedding and toys. Maureen explained that the charity were keen to support local families and individuals in a number of ways. The School Council could not believe their eyes when they discovered the soup kitchen, from which a variety of nutritious meals are served. The children enjoyed a drink and several snacks in the kitchen before returning to school.