We had a great time in Northumberland, when we visited Bolam Lake. We walked through the woods and saw swans flying over the lake! We also collected pine cones to take home with us!
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For the first Mini Bus Certificates I ask the teachers to choose children who have impressed them during the first week of the new Academic Year. So here they are! Libby and Emmanuel Year 1, Nicholas and Thomas Year 2, LexiÂ and Neve Year 3, Glem, CallumÂ and Nicole Year 4, Promise andÂ Zeiniddin,Â Year 5 and Bobbie and Raphael from Year 6.
Our first Mini Bus trip was to WoodhornÂ Museum near Ashington to see the poppy sculpture called `Weeping Window` designed by Paul Cummins. The thousands ofÂ ceramic poppies are hand made and were originally based at The Tower of London in 2014. WoodhornÂ Museum is the first place outside of London to be chosen to host the sculpture. Wow!
Today we had our first School Council meeting. During the week all the children in each class voted for their representative. So we have Bobbie and LilyÂ voted in byÂ Year 6,Â Shenai and Lee voted in by Year 5, Callum and Tabeer by Year 4, Macey and Miguel represent Year 3, Bruno and Fatima Year 2 and Alyssa and Libby voted in by Year 1.
We had a very entertainingÂ first meeting; we discussed whether classes should be allowed to keep pets! The School Council representatives had to ask their classes for ideas. I`d never heard of a Long Haired Russian Hamster!
Hi everybody; I hope you had a good holiday. Seven weeks; what a long time! Any way it was wonderful to see our children again looking so smart in their uniforms.
Well as you can imagineÂ todayÂ has beenÂ busy; we`ve admitted 16 children. That`s not our record though; lastÂ SeptemberÂ we admittedÂ 19 on one day.
We`ve had some new ideas for this term. They are:- awarding `Top Table` certificates to six children every week so that they can have lunch with myself and Mr Newton, running mini bus trips for parents on Wednesdays (no certificates needed!) and we`ve appointed a Librarian to help children who would like to be in the Library at lunchtimes.
What a fabulous day! All of the children have had a wonderful time learning about different books and stories in their classes. It was great to see so many children enthusiastic about reading, as well as getting dressed up as their favourite characters. There were 44 children who have moved to a higher reading book band in assembly today as well!
Well done to Year 5 and Year 6, who have produced an amazing film about feelings, using a range of special effects! The children worked alongside The Halwhistle Film Project to produce a high standard of work. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the film as much as I did. It just goes to show what a talented group of children we have at our school. I’m very proud!
We have a new display in school to celebrate our children`s wonderful handwriting. There are examples of children`s writing from each Year Group on the wall and a display of calligraphy pens, quills, books and even school Log BooksÂ from the olden days on the antique desk. Corey is the first person to use the quill, ink and parchment paper. Watching Corey writing brought back lots of memories of when I was at school getting ink all over my hands!
This week the children who received a Mini Bus Certificate went on a tour of the BBC! It was amazing.Â The childrenÂ were able to dress up as characters from the Tracy Beaker series using the actual scripts to act out the scenes, see the set of one ofÂ the Horrible Histories episodes, meet famous newsreaders and actually read the news and weather using the autocues! It was a fantastic tour. We were there 2 hours but it didn`t seem like it; the time just flew by.