Inter school Multi-skills Competition - Class 1 travelled to Otterburn RTC on Wednesday 5th February to take part in a morning of multi-skills activities with children from our mini-partnership schools. They tried “curling” and hurdling, throwing and catching team games.
Class 1 have used the school grounds and surrounding environment to learn which trees are deciduous, or evergreen, as part of our Science curriculum and our understanding of the world around us. We created our classroom display using the colours that we could see on our lime, cherry, birch, horse chestnut and oak trees as we decided they were definitely deciduous. We are already thinking ahead to what the next season will bring and have noticed changes in the trees, weather and temperature already...brrrrrr! We are sure it is getting darker earlier and earlier too as the day length varies.
The whole school had a fabulous visit to Kielder Winter Wonderland on the last day of term before breaking up for the Christmas holidays. It was a truly magical day for all. The day included helping Mrs Christmas get ready for Christmas, helping in the Elves workshop, visiting the snowy owl barn and visiting the two beavers who gave their version of the Christmas story. Thank you FOGS for your help in making this visit possible.
Magic Lantern – Recently the children enjoyed a visit from Margaret who is part of a charity working with schools bringing art into the classroom to help the children explore a variety of topics. As part of this visit they looked at pieces of art showing a variety of landscapes by different artists. This is a Class 1 pupil working on a Cezanne watercolour!
Class 1 plus a Year 3 addition visited The Land of Joy, Buddhist Retreat Centre 14/11/19. Being our next door neighbours, we wanted to meet, greet and understand aspects of Buddhism to help develop our understanding of important aspects of our nearest, and consequently, wider community. We were warmly welcomed, learned more about the teachings and philosophy of Buddha, and shared a chanting and meditating experience. We had such a lovely time, we did not want to leave, but as we know we are able to return at any time to see our friends, could walk back to school singing and full of happiness. We are already looking forward to our invitation to help plant trees at the Centre in March, and will soon put our lovely garden area leant to us within the walled garden, to bed for the winter.
Thank you Jenni and friends.
Our fabulous cook Julie made the children a very healthy fruit kebab for pudding as part of their Halloween midday meal!
The children all enjoyed a lovely autumn walk to St Aidan's Church for our Harvest Festival Service on Friday 11th October 2019. It was a beautiful morning and we were joined by friends and family for our nature walk, studying the beautiful countryside and hedgerows. The children gathered leaves in the school grounds and enjoyed their beautiful colours.
Here we have members of Class 1 sitting in their open air Sukkah to celebrate the Jewish Harvest Festival of Sukkot which took place in October.
All of Class 2 enjoy pocket trumpet lessons on a Monday afternoon. This is part of our Music Service agreement and the lessons will run for 15 weeks during the Autumn 2019 term and part of the Spring 2020 term. The previous instrument that was taught to the whole class was ukuleles, and there have been many others over time including Djembe drums and Penny Whistles.
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