Friday Newsletter

20th July 2017
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Friday Newsletter

14th July 2017
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Maths Buddies

Most days Year 6 pupils go to Year 1 to help them with their number formation and their number bonds. We give them encouragement to help with their maths. Both Year 1 and Year 6 children are really enjoying the experience Written by Holly and...
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Whickham Awards Evening

On Tuesday 11th July, pupils from Year 5 and 6 represented our school at the Whickham Awards Evening. All of our pupils behaved impeccably and were a credit to parents and staff. We performed 'No Wars Will Stop Us Singing' with some of our Year 6 pupils being...
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Early Years Sports Day

The weather eventually decided to behave itself and we managed to have our Early Years Sports Day this week. The children were all fantastic and tried their very best. The yellow team were our overall winners, beating the blues at the last minute in a tie-break race....
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Athletics Workshop

This week Year Five were lucky enough to have a visit from Mr Dowson, owner of Shape Performance. We took part in an athletics workshop in which we competed in a number of different events. We were split into teams to compete in throwing, long jump, 660 meter,...
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Ancient Greek Assembly

This term Year Five have been studying The Ancient Greeks. As part of our studies, we have been looking at Ancient Greek plays and the theatre. For our class assembly, we decided to perform our own version of a famous Greek play which is still performed today, The...
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Welcome to Swalwell Primary School

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200At Swalwell Primary School we work together to promote learning and achieve the highest standards for every child through high expectations and high quality teaching.

We provide an education that is enjoyable, inclusive, stimulating and challenging and which allows individuals to develop their educational potential and skills for life.

The school promotes fundamental British values and is at the heart of the community and provides a safe, secure and respectful environment which enables pupils to develop emotionally, physically, socially, spiritually and academically.


Mrs J Smith: Head Teacher

ATTENDANCE – week ending 21/07/2017

  • Reception 96%
  • Year 2 94%
  • Year 4 98%
  • Year 6 85%
  • Year 1 95%
  • Year 3 78%
  • Year 5 91%
  • Whole School Last Year 95.3%

Every Lesson Counts...

discover what our classes have been learning below


Cyber-bullying Workshop

On Wednesday 14th June, a man called Ben arrived to give us a special workshop using drama, designed to help build our confidence. Year 6 were split between Year 5 and Year 4. Our workshops were about cyber-bullying. At the end of the workshop we performed our play to...

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Ice-cream Treat

On Tuesday 13th June Year 6 had a special treat in the afternoon. We were all so excited because an ice-cream van was outside, we were able to choose from a large selection what we wanted to have. Mr Bubble (a blue ice lolly) was definitely the favourite. We ended up...

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Konflux Theatre

On Wednesday, the children in Year 4, 5 and 6 were lucky enough to have a visit from Ben from Konflux Theatre Group. Ben came in to work with the children on internet safety and together, we put together an assembly for the rest of the school. Miss Bell, Mrs Leaver...

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Potato project

A group of children have been taking part in a potato growing competition. We planted them in March and have been watering them and watching them slowly grow. Finally, we harvested them and were amazed to see how big they had grown. After asking the kitchen staff for...

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Pentominoes investigation

Year 5 have been working on a very tricky investigation this week in maths - how many different ways can they arrange 5 squares? Eventually they were able to find the correct answer of 12. Next they had the even harder task of trying to arrange their 12 pentominoes...

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