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Decorations Day!

Friday marked the 1st of December and as such, Swalwell's annual Decorations Day! Early Years thoroughly enjoyed their morning making an array of special decorations to deck our classroom in. This gave us an opportunity to showcase our art skills and wonderful...

The Christmas Countdown Has Begun!

This year our afternoon children were chosen to help Mrs Cunningham decorate the school Christmas tree! All of the children involved enjoyed taking part, using their fine motor skills to add the decorations and working as a team to complete the task. This led to the...

Box of Treasures – Year 2

Year 2 received a box of treasures, owned by a child who lived through the Great Fire of Gateshead. We had a lot of fun working out what the artefacts were.

Christmas craft day

A big thank you to all of the parents that came and made Christmas crafts with the children, including handprint Santa's, tree decorations and cards. The children had a fantastic time and love spending time in their class with parents and carers. [gallery link="file"...

Science – Living Things

To help us with our topic, year 2 were visited by Mrs Leaver’s dog and Kristie’s pet rats to help us work out what makes something a living thing. We looked at what they had in common and then learnt all about the life processes. We made up actions for each of the...

Beep Beep Day!

Early Years enjoyed participating in 'Beep Beep Day' on Wednesday for Road Safety Week. We played lots of games and engaged in a range of fun activities designed to teach us how to keep safe by the road. We started the day by playing a listening game in partners...

Bird Watching in Early Years

Following our visit to Chopwell Woods last week Early Years were keen to hang their bird feeders in our garden. We considered the safest locations and hung them with the help of our adults. We couldn't believe our luck when we noticed a range of birds eating their...

Zootropolis

On Wednesday Year 5 and 6 pupils visited the Odeon cinema at the Metrocentre as part of the Into Film Festival. They were there to watch Zootropolis as part of the PSHE curriculum.. All pupils were a credit to the school displaying superb behaviour and a brilliant...

Year 4 Remembrance Day

Today we wrote some poems in English about Remembrance Day. We also created some poppies and poppy lanterns in art. We thought about how important Remembrance Day is and what the poppy...

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