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23rd February 2018
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9th February 2018
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“What’s done is done.” (Act III, Scene II)

Year 5 have been looking at Macbeth during Guided Reading lessons and have produced some amazing character descriptions of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth....
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Year 5 Creative Homework

Thank you to all of the parents and carers, who assisted and supported their children with last terms homework. Their work really was amazing and they are a real credit to you and the school. I'm sure that this term's homework will be even better! Children will come...
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Here We Go Again!

What a talented group of children we have in Year 5! Today, they entertained KS1 pupils with their superb singing and excellent recorder playing of Mamma...
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Celebrating the Year of the Dog in Year 5

Year 5 have helped to celebrate the Year of the Dog by learning to write Chinese numerals and even attempting some arithmetic! They have also designed and made their own Chinese lanterns whilst eating prawn...
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Swalwell win Basketball tournament

On Wednesday afternoon the year 5 and 6 basketball team competed in a tournament at Whickham School against the other primary schools in the cluster. They played extremely well, making Mr O'Sullivan and Miss Watkins tremendously proud. It was a fantastic win and the...
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Part whole model

Today in maths we recapped using a part whole model to partition numbers. We explored how a whole can be a number of different things and different sizes, how the parts can be different sizes and then applied it to numbers and partitioning in to more than two parts....
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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 23/02/2018

  • Reception 95%
  • Year 2 99%
  • Year 4 96%
  • Year 6 96%
  • Year 1 91%
  • Year 3 98%
  • Year 5 99%
  • Whole School Last Year 95.3%

Every Lesson Counts...

discover what our classes have been learning below


Centre For Life

Y3 visited The Centre For Life on Monday 5th December. Children explored the Body Worlds- Animals Inside Out Exhibition which enabled them to see the skeletons and muscles of different animals. The visit supported this terms science topic  'Animals' Pupils also had...

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Stone Age Artefacts

Year 3 received a "box of delight" from the Discovery museum which was full of Stone Age artefacts; children had to think like archaeologists to work out what the artefacts were and who would have used them. They then had to research one of the items and write a label...

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Enterprising Year 6

The enterprising children in Year 6 have turned their classroom into a mini-production line today to create reindeer food for the Christmas Fair. Not only using their creative skills but also needing to use their mathematical knowledge to work out costs of production...

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Christmas Jumper Day

Children and staff wore their favourite and cosiest festive sweaters to school today. Proceeds raised from this event will be sent to Save The Children. This is a charity which which helps to save lives in tougher parts of the world and gives children living in...

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Decorations Day

Not only was today (2nd December) our Christmas Jumper Day, it was also our annual Decorations Day. To mark the start of the festive season, pupils and staff were joined by parents, carers and other relatives who made light work of turning our classrooms into a...

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