A visit to Bays Leap Farm – Made in the North East Week

The children in Reception and Nursery have been learning about dairy farms and cows this week as part of our whole school Made In the North East Project. We were lucky enough to visit our local dairy farm, Bays Leap Farm, to see for ourselves the process of how milk comes from the cow to our glass or plate. We even got to sample some milkshakes and ice creams … a perfect treat on a hot and sunny day!

Shipbuilding – Made in the North East!

Year 6 really enjoyed meeting Iain today from Sunderland Maritime Heritage, who told us the amazing history of shipbuilding in the North East. We are super excited to visit the museum tomorrow to learn more about our fascinating shipbuilding past.

Bee-ing Animators!

Year 6 have been working with Haltwhistle Film Project to make a stop motion animated film about the importance of bees. This is their part of the Pele Trust bee transition project for High School.

Working in teams the children have planned, created their props and used video recording equipment to make their animation.

We look forward to sharing our finished animations with you.


Roman Herbs in Heddon!

As part of the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 celebrations we were invited to come and plant some herbs the Romans would have used in some new purpose built planters near the Butterfly Garden in Heddon.

The children enjoyed meeting Lesley who organised the planters and getting the herbs from Halls of Heddon.

It was great fun planting the herbs and getting our hands dirty and we look forwards to going back to regularly weed the planters.

Visit from the Bishop of Berwick

Yesterday  we were delighted to welcome the Right Reverened Mark Wroe, Bishop of Berwick to School for a visit.

The Bishop was beginning the day with us before setting out to walk along Hadrian’s Wall to meet up with the Bishop of Carlisle at The Sill.

We enjoyed Collective Worship together where we sang and explored the celebration of Pentecost.

The Bishop then spent time visiting each classroom and meeting both the children and staff.

Composing with BoomWhackers!

We have had a great time putting all the musicianship skills we have learnt this year to good use in our composition lessons.

We are using BoomWhackers, which are tuned percussion instruments, to work with a partner and compose our own piece of music.

Once we have our final compositions we look forward to sharing them with you on video.

Moving with Dance City!

It was great to be able to welcome Dance City into School to lead a dance and movement taster session with Year 6.

The children worked closely with the coach and looking at ballet and contemporary dancelearnt and developed their own movement techniques and dance routines.

Following this work some of the children were invited to audition at Dance City in Newcastle.

Rugby with Newcastle Falcons

The children are enjoying the opportunity to learn the skills and to play Tag Rugby.

We are really lucky to have our sessions led by Michael, one of the coaches from Newcastle Falcons. Michael is also an ex-pupil from Heddon Primary so it is fantastic to be able to welcome him back and to have such a great role model for our current pupils.