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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...

African Day

Year 5 were very lucky to have a visitor in school. Luca, a student who had first hand knowledge of African culture and who had visited the country himself came into school on many occasions to show children African artefacts and to talk about his travels. Masks,...

Beamish Trip – Year 5

Year 5 had an interesting and stimulating visit to Beamish open air museum. The museum is divided into areas joined by footpaths. In the town pupils saw Georgian houses and shops and were able to purchase sweets from the old-fashioned sweet shop. A visit to the pit...

Trips and Visits

Evening Chronicle Newsroom In September we visited the Evening Chronicle Newsroom, to professionally produce our own front pages of the 'Swalwell Star.' After preparation work in class we used the same software as journalists to create our news stories and added plug...

Mini Olympics

Whickham school hosted the mini olympics on July the 1st. This involved year 6 children from cluster primary schools participating in small games events. Although we didn't win medals we had a fabulous afternoon and have lots of good memories. Sun, rain, thunder and...

Swalwell Primary Sporting events

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