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Ofsted- Letter to Parents

17 June 2019 Dear Parent or Carer, Inspection of Swalwell Primary School by Ofsted We have just told your child's school that we will inspect it on 18 June 2019. The lead inspector will be Jonathan Chicken. We are writing to you because we would like to know what you...

Swalwell Pizzaria

We have been busy making pizzas in Early Years. The children all chose their own toppings and wrote a shopping list of the ingredients they would need. We had some very unusual topping choices such as broccoli, blueberries and cake! We then all made our own pizzas...

Story time in Early Years

Early Years were lucky enough to receive a visit from Maria and Joanne from Gateshead Library Services. We listened and took part in a story, ”Car, Car, Truck, Jeep” joining in with the actions and noises that the vehicles made. Then we sang some songs and made a...

Ready, Set, Go!

As part of our work on Healthy eating week we participated in the daily mile, running laps of the KS2 yard. We soon realised that we needed to run at a steady pace that we were comfortable with as our heart rates increased quickly! [gallery type="slideshow"...

Blind taste testing in Year 1

As part of Healthy Eating Week today we did a blind taste test with a range of fruit. The children loved the strawberries and all said they would like them more often as a healthy treat. [gallery type="slideshow" link="file" size="large"...

How to play Dreidel

In Year 1 we are learning about Hannukah this half term. Today we learnt how to play Dreidel which we loved! We played with ten counters each and followed the instructions on the Dreidel that we spun. At the end of the lesson we all got special Hannukah chocolates....

Breakfast bites

For the second day of Healthy Eating week we looked at the importance of eating a good breakfast. We learnt about the different food groups and how much of each food group you should be eating. We shared our favourite breakfasts and then created healthy, balanced...

Fantastic Field Sketches

Key Stage 1 have been taking a look at the local area and field sketches this week in our topic lessons. We explored the view from our school field, paying attention to physical and human features before attempting our own field sketches.     [gallery...

Sleep matters

This week is Healthy Eating week and we started it by looking at sleep. We learnt why we need sleep, what happens to our bodies whilst we sleep and how a bed time routine can help us. We then discussed and acted out our bedtime routines which included a tidying our...

Year 1 and 2 love Judo!

Today we had a Judo taster session. The children learnt how to perform a range of Judo moves and skills, they particularly enjoyed learning how to pin each to the floor. [gallery type="slideshow" link="file" size="full"...

Relay Racing

In PE Year 1 and Year 2 have partnered up to develop our athletics skills in preparation for sports day. This week we focused on running, learning how to use our arms to drive us forward and impact our pace. We then worked in teams  to complete a  range of relay races...

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