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.
Class 1 had a lovely afternoon visiting St Peter’s Church in Byers Green on Tuesday 14 May. The children were very grateful to Rev Friswell for taking the time to show them around the beautiful building and answer all their questions.
On Tuesday 30 April each class took part in workshops based around the theme of ‘Exploring Christianity around the world’ led by Chris Hudson from Barnabas in Schools. At an age-appropriate level the children were able to:
- explore in depth how the Christian faith is lived out in other countries
- understand Christianity as a living world faith
- use interactive and reflective activities to find out how Christianity began and developed
- learn about Christianity today in countries such as Ethiopia, Argentina, Spain and Russia
- compare differences and similarities in Christian faith and worship, as well as the key beliefs that are common across the world.