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Year 2/3 trip to Arbeia

Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum is at South Shields. It brings the Romans to life by exploring excavated remains .Year 2/3 saw reconstructions of an officer's house, barrack block and gatehouse. These reconstructions are based on evidence unearthed on the site which...

CLC Trip!

Year 2/3 had a brilliant day at the CLC - the theme of the visit was the use of multi media and working with Jingle Jangle Jungle!J Anderson

Down to Earth !

STS-119 the crew of the latest shuttle mission to the international space station are visiting the UK and our children, from years 2 to year 5 have been lucky enough to be invited to meet them! The astronauts will speak to the children about science, education, and...

Trip to CLC – Heworth Grange

We had a brilliant day at the CLC on the 10th of June. The theme of our visit was Greeks and Romans. We made posters,wrote stories and played in the grounds of Heworth Grange School. Thank you to Miss Allen for organising this trip. The pupils of Year 3/4 had a great...

Pond Dipping

Ponds are fascinating habitats. They contain plants and animals. Year 3/4 discovered what was lurking beneath the water on their trip to the Derwent Walk. Sensible footwear, nets, containers, identification sheets, magnifying glasses, pencils, paper, camera and packed...

Raising money for charity

What a fun day! Swalwell pupils wore their pyjamas to school in order to raise money for comic relief. £150 was raised and sent to the charity for good causes in this country and abroad. A talent show was also held in school where children were encouraged to sing,...

Helping the environment

Year 3/4 were concerned that birds were disappearing throughout Britain. They were delighted when Gateshead environmental services involved them in the making of bird boxes and an owl box. The boxes were placed in Swalwell park with the hope that they would attract...

Year 3/4 Maths Morning

Children enjoyed a maths morning when parents and carers came into school to have fun playing number games which were organised in a very interesting way. Adults interviewed on the day said that the morning had been a success and they had enjoyed the lessons. Photos...

Year 5 Maths Morning

Children enjoyed a maths morning organised by Miss Smith, our numeracy co ordinator.Parents and carers attended the event held on April 27th. Lots of fun was had by all.The sessions were eventful , interesting and well organised . Photos can be viewed in our...

Playground Buddies

Playground Buddies is a playground leadership programme designed to develop leadership skills and to encourage children to partcipate in activities. The programme is aimed at children in Year 5 and 6. Our Year 5 pupils attended Whickham comprehensive for buddy...

St. James’ Park

St. James' Park; the home of Newcastle United football club was the venue for a Year 5 outing on the day Alan Shearer signed as temporary manager. Miss Busby and Mrs Anderson accompanied the children on a tour of the grounds. Dressing rooms, dugouts, private boxes and...

Saltwell Park – Literacy

Saltwell park was the venue for an exciting literacy/book week event. The Dryden centre at Gateshead had organised a literacy project which encouraged the sharing and reading of books. Staff were dressed as characters from their favourite books and our year 5 class...

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