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Christmas Card Competition!

This week Key Stage Two were given the opportunity to design a Christmas card for Liz Twist, the MP for Blaydon. All children put in a great deal of effort, using a range of media and techniques to create their designs. Three designs were shortlisted from each class...

The Emoji Movie

On Thursday Year 1 and 2 visited the Vue cinema in Gateshead to watch the Emoji Movie as part of the Into film festival. We all had sweets and popcorn whilst we watched the movie. Everyone had a great time laughing at the jokes, dancing and singing to the songs and...

Year 6 Tag Rugby

In PE, Year 6 have been training for their tag rugby championship, which took place at Blaydon Rugby Club. They played extremely well in the competition and were only one point away from qualifying for the finals. All staff were incredibly proud of their performance...

The Anglo-Saxons

In Year 3, as part of our Anglo-Saxon topic, we have been designing and creating our own Anglo-Saxon shields! Photos can be viewed in our Photo Gallery.  

Year 5 Christmas Card Competition

Monday afternoon saw Y5 turn into Christmas card designers as they had the opportunity to design a Christmas card for Liz Twist, the MP for Blaydon. After making 4 initial designs in their sketchpad they selected their favourite design to turn into a...

Year 6 Class

  Hello, I am Mr O'Sullivan, the new Year 6 teacher. I am very pleased to be a part of the Swalwell Primary School team and look forward to working with Year 6 children this year.

The Tunnel

In guided reading, we have been learning to make inferences and predictions.We imagined we were the girl from the story The Tunnel by Anthony Browne and inferred how she would be feeling before she crawled through the tunnel and discussed what she might be thinking. We then crawled through the tunnel and imagined what it would be like at the other end using clues from the story. We thought about where we were, what time of day it was, what we could feel, smell and hear. We had a lot of fun and all made very good inferences and predictions. Everyone was extremely keen to find out what happened next and see if their predictions were correct.

Acting Out Guy Fawkes

We have been learning about Guy Fawkes and why he is remembered. We worked in a small group to act out the story of the gun powder plot and then drew story maps and wrote messages as if we were Guy Fawkes. The children were very interested to learn about why we celebrate bonfire night and loved learning the rhyme. 

Gunpowder, treason and plot

In Year 1 we have been learning about why we celebrate Bonfire night and how to stay safe when at a fireworks display. We all acted out the story of Guy Fawkes and King James I, drew fireworks in pastels and using a paint programme and for homework made safety...

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