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The latest from across the school...

Nursery Pirate Day

On Wednesday 30th June Nursery had a pirate day. Many of the children came dressed as pirates for the session. They played games and had a pirate picnic. Everyone had a wonderful time thanks to the hard work and dedication of Captain Purvis and First Mate Vanner!...

Y5/6 Educational Visit

On Monday 28th June Y5/6 took part in an educational visit to the Derwent Walk.This was linked to this terms topic on Robinson Crusoe. A range of activities took place - fishing, pond dipping, shelter building, weaving, seed collecting and model raft making. The trip...

Y4 Visitor

John Chadwick, an author and illustrator, helped children in Y4, to write and illustrate a historical story about Swalwell. He spent last Friday working with our pupils on this exciting project and will be returning to school on Tuesday 29th June. J...

Watermark CLC With Mrs Wheatley

As part of their curriculum work Reception/ Year 1 visitied the fantastic facilities in the ICT suite of The Watermark City Learning Centre. They worked on' ICT and the Foundation Stage'. The session supported knowledge and understanding of the world, communication,...

Bruce Tuckey – Robinson Crusoe

Another week of creativity for Y5/6 ... On Wednesday we welcomed Bruce Tuckey, an artist, into school to work with pupils on the Robinson Crusoe project. We began with a discussion about the island - the plants , animals and weather. We talked about how to harness...

Y2/3 Charitable Event

On Tuesday 22nd June Y2/3 held a fete in class to raise money for charity. They worked hard planning and making items to sell on the stall. The fete was initiated by the children and raised a massive £113. Well Done Y2/3 we are all very proud of you! Link to...

ICT at the Watermark

Y2/3 /4 visited the Watermark City Learning Centre on Wednesday 16th June. They worked with excellent ICT facilities on a programme called 'North East Heroes'. Using Chromakey television technology, pupils were able to re-enact scenes for famous North East Heroes for...

World Cup Fridays

A World Cup menu will be served every Friday for 4 weeks in school and is available to all pupils. The lunch costs £1.85 but is free to those qualifying for free school meals. The football theme days would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of Mrs...

Skills Days

What an exciting start to the new half term, with children receiving skills lessons from specialist coaches... We had kite makers , mask makers, mathematicians, orienteerers and lots of musicians, street dancers, break dancers, clever magicians, gardeners,...

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