School Visits

Year 6 go Behind the Scenes at the BBC

On 6th June, Year 6 travelled to the BBc studios to have a tour around the building; we were so enthusiastic to find out where some well-known television programmes were filmed such as: Hetty Feather, Diddy Dick and Dom, Wolfblood, The Dumping Ground and the local...

Breaking News. Year 6 make the headlines!

An exciting announcement for Year 6 children (and staff!) On the 15th March the class will be visiting the BBC Newcastle Studios. They will be going 'behind-the-scenes' to visit the famous BBC news studio (Look North) and see how everything works. If they are lucky...

Year 5 Transition – English

This week, year 5 were lucky enough to experience a second English lesson at Whickham School. This time, however, we focused on poetry and using metaphor to write poems. We studied metaphor poem 'Hang Pham' before moving on to create our own version about a person...

Y6 at Killhope Lead Mine

On Wednesday 28th September Y6 pupils travelled to Killhope Lead Mine in Durham, to experience what life would have been like for a Victorian miner. After a long journey we eventually arrived and were greeted with typical weather for the area – wind and drizzle-...

Nissan – ARMS

It was the turn of our ARMS children to visit Nissan in Washington to learn about the world of work. As well as producing Lego cars on a production line, pupils also tried their hand at jobs available to employees in the Nissan factory e.g body shop work. Our thanks...

Y6 Discovery Museum

D o you know why Newcastle was a target for bomber planes during WW2?  Y6 have all the answers after attending a wartime tour at The Discovery Museum in Newcastle. Mrs McCall and her Y6 class linked their visit to this term's topic on World War 2.  Children enjoyed...

Poppies at Woodhorn

On Monday 28th September , Y6 children visited Woodhorn Museum as part of this term's topic on World War .  They  viewed the 'Weeping Window' poppy sculpture which honours fallen heroes. Pupils  also experienced exhibitions at the site. Photographs in...

Nissan – Careers Related Learning

On Wednesday, 16th September, our Year 5 and Y6 pupils visited Nissan  in Washington . As well as learning about the work of Nissan, they gained first-hand experience of carrying out tasks associated with working on a production line. Children learnt about Japanese...

Centre For Life – Y5/6

Children in Y5/6 learned how to use NetLogo to construct a computer game  during a hands on coding workshop at the Centre for Life. Afterwards they explored the Game On 2.0 exhibition of computer games, visited the Planetarium, experienced the 4D Motion Ride, stepped...

Y4/5 Sunderland Winter Gardens

Y4/5 children visited Sunderland Winter Garden and Museum on Tuesday 2nd June . The trip linked with this terms topic on Rainforests and climate and pupils learned all about the forest floor, understory,canopy and emergent layers and the animals which live in each...

Grace Darling Museum

On Thursday, Year 1 went to visit the Grace Darling Museum at Bamburgh. They have been learning about her in their Topic and in Literacy lessons. They met Grace’s mother at the museum who told them lots of stories and some of our children  dressed up in costumes. The...

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