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World Book Day
Our World Book Day celebrations started with Adam Bushnell leading a wonderful assembly for everyone and then worked throughout the day with all classes..
A huge well done to our World Book Day winners from today who were chosen by our special visitor. They each received a special prize for their efforts! Super work everyone!.
And of course the adults in school had to get involved with World Book Day too. I think some of them enjoyed the day as much as the children did!
A huge well done to our Internet Safety Competition winners. Olivia, Ava and Matilda all made a huge effort with their posters and leaflets. Thankyou to all that entered.
Goodbye and Good–luck! Miss Hughes has been working with us as a teaching assistant in Y2 and as lunchtime supervisor. After half–term, she will be moving to a new school to continue with her career. I know that Miss Hughes will be a huge miss in school but we wish her the best of luck on her exciting journey!
Mrs Hilton is also retiring (again) and we wish her a happy retirement and hope she takes a well–deserved rest! I know
she will have many adventures planned but I also know that we will certainly see her soon and she is always very welcome
Year 6 – Chinese New Year Celebration, Durham Town Hall
Year 5 had some first aid training. The children picked up some valuable, life-long skills for how to react in an emergency.
To view this years Carol singing, please click on the link below:
Carol Singing 2021
Diwali through traditional artwork
Ahead of Diwali, the festival of lights ( 4 November 2021), artists Jayamini de Silva and Veena Soni, director of English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Diversity Solutions, showed us how to produce our very own rangoli art.
The workshop is part of a special programme created by Durham County Council, the local Hindu community, Durham University international students and the arts agency GemArts to help children discover more about Hinduism.
The community ambassadors worked this morning to help spot any drivers that were speeding down Wood Lane near school. It’s important to raise awareness so we can all live in a safe and clean environment.
Thanks to Tidy Ted and Kate today who came into school from Durham Civic Pride to speak to the children about littering and gave us some important messages too.
Y4 have arrived at Arbeia! We are really excited to learn more about the Romans!
Year 1 enjoyed our PE lesson outside on the field understanding the difference between running and jogging. We also checked how fast our hearts were beating afterwards and talked about why they did this.
Go Well Heart Project
The Go Well HEART project is up and running with schools selecting their pupils for our Secret Mission! Thank you to AAP funding partners Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership, Spennymoor, Bishop Auckland and Shildon and East Durham Rural Corridor, plus County Durham Sport.
Fantastic effort Year 4! You all did amazing in your first swimming session!
Year 5 have started their space topic today. They enjoyed dressing up and even tried some space food.