Our Y5 children were delighted to receive a visit from Helen Goodman MP on the afternoon of Friday 21 June 2019. As part of their English lessons, they had written letters to their local MP outlining their concerns about environmental issues. It was wonderful for the children to have this opportunity to discuss their concerns face-to-face with a real politician. The children would like to thank Mrs Goodman for taking time out of her busy schedule to see them in school.
On the afternoon of Thursday 20 June 2019 we had a whole school music concert with singing, recorders, ukuleles and violins. Everyone had a great time! Many thanks to Mrs Coulls (our Durham Music Service teacher) for organising the event.
On Wednesday 19 June 2019 Class 4 worked with Shelley O’Brien (Lynx Theatre in Education) to learn, rehearse and perform ‘The Mayan Mystery’ in the space of a few hours. The children were amazing and they performed so well in front of the rest of the school. Well done to everyone involved!
On Monday 17 June 2019 Class 3 went on a tour of Byers Green looking for evidence of what the village was like when the colliery was in operation. Many thanks to Mr Henderson and Mrs Palmer for sharing their knowledge of the history of the village with us.
Class 1 had a great day at the Washington Wetland Centre on Thursday 13 June 2019. They really enjoyed hunting for minibeasts, pond-dipping and finding out all about theAsian short-clawed otters and the Chilean flamingos from the centre staff.
Children from Y4-Y6 had an amazing time at Dukeshouse Wood, Hexham from Monday 10 – Wednesday 12 June 2019. They would like to thank the school and centre staff for making it such an enjoyable experience.
Congratulations to our Y5/6 kwik cricket team for taking part in the competition at Mainsforth Cricket Club, Ferryhill on Tuesday 4 June 2019.
We hope you had a great half-term break. School reopens on Tuesday 4 June 2019.
On Tuesday 21 May Class 3 visited Spennymoor Town Hall to see the Durham Mining Museum and Bob Abley Art Gallery. The children were very grateful to all the volunteers who showed them around and answered all their questions.
On Saturday 18 May six children from our school took part in the Northumbria Megafinal of the UK Chess Challenge 2019 at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle. The children played very well and were, as always, a credit to our school. Many thanks to the parents who attended for their support on the day.