What We've been Up to
Anti-Bullying Week Role Play
Inter Schools Sports hall Athletics
On Tuesday 7th November we went to Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre to take part in a sports hall athletics tournament. We enjoyed lots of different field and track events such as relay races, obstacle races, throwing and jumping events. We were thrilled to come away with bronze medals and will be taking part in the County Finals later on in the month!
Gymnastics with Brittany
In the Autumn Term we were very lucky to have sport's coach Brittany in our school to teach us acrobatic gymnastics. We learnt how to warm our bodies up properly for gymnastics and how to include different balances in a routine. We look forward to including all that we have learnt in our school gymnastics routine at the end of November!
Outdoor Learning in Science: is it alive, dead or has it never been alive?
On Monday October 30th we started our science topic: Living things and their habitats. We explored our school grounds to see what living things we could find around us. We took photographs using Ipads and then classified them into 3 categories: living, dead, never alive.
In our first Art Day on Tuesday 26th September we spent the morning session studying the work of North American artist Jean-Michael Basquiat and then having a go at drawing in a similar style using a range of media. Our afternoon session focused on Geography, where we used different media to recreate a map of the British Isles for display in our classroom.
Writing stories with Tony Wilson
On Monday 18th September, Tony Wilson (a storyteller) visited our school to inspire us with his story telling and writing ideas. We thoroughly enjoyed singing songs with him and his fun ways for generating story writing about our topics.
Classifying living things from our school environment
After exploring our school environment for living things, we printed off the photographs and had a go at classifying them into different groups based on observable characteristics.
Democracy and Law week
Our first week back at school was packed full of activity during democracy and law week! First of all we picked our nominees and their parties, each candidate then gave a speech to the school and then the whole school voted on who they wanted to be Head Boy and Head Girl. If this wasn't enough, we also paid a visit to Durham County Council Chambers in order to meet our MP for Durham: Roberta Blackman-Woods. We had the great privilege of asking her questions about her job and and also meeting the Mayor and Mayoress of Durham and our local Coxhoe councillor Maura McKeon.
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