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Hitting the High Notes in Year 5

Y5 have been working hard with Mrs Kendrick on music notation and playing the recorder. After only 3 weeks the children are able to count the number of beats in a bar, can identify different note lengths and which note they have to play. They're currently practising...

Exploring the seasons

This week as part of our science work we have explored the snow and ice and the changes that winter brings. The children investigated how the hours of day light changes through the seasons and what is really meant by short days and longer nights. [gallery link="file"...

Iron Hans as told by Chris Connaughton

We had a visit from Chris Connaughton who told us the story of 'Iron Hans'. It was a traditional tale from Germany that none of us had ever heard before but we loved listening to it, particularly laughing at some of the events. We are learning to write traditional...

Chinese New Year 2018

Year of the Dog Pupils of Swalwell Primary School are celebrating Chinese New Year on Friday 9th February 2018. We would like all children to wear red as this colour in Chinese culture is a lucky colour. Children will enjoy a fully interactive programme of cookery,...

PSHE

Dear Parents and Carers The theme for this half term's work is on developing children's emotional and behavioural skills will be going for goals! We will be exploring how children can motivate themselves in their learning and across the school. As part of the theme...

Breathing and balancing in yoga

Today we had our first Yoga bugs session. Yoga started in ancient India which is our topic this half term. We started with the 'sun salutation' and the 'warrior' before retelling the story of the Gingerbread man through yoga. We finish with a breathing and relaxation...

Introducing a new behaviour system

Today Mr O'Sullivan introduced the new behaviour system 'Growing from Green' to the whole school. Through displaying positive qualities and behaviours, children can move up through bronze, silver, gold and platinum on a chart. Those reaching gold will take part in a...

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