Hatching chicks


On Monday, the boys and girls in Early Years had a delivery of chick eggs. By Friday, seven healthy chicks had hatched out. The children have absolutely LOVED watching nature in action! We cannot wait until next week when they will be old enough for us to hold.

Exploring Negative Space in Art!

Year 6 have been exploring negative space in art through exploration of Nōtan. Nōtan is a Japanese design concept involving the play and placement of light and dark elements as they are placed next to the other in the composition of art and imagery.

Christmas Greetings from France

Year 6 created some Christmas messages for their pen pals at La Salle School in Amiens in France on coloured paper strips so that the French pupils could make some paper chains. We were delighted to receive some back and enjoyed reading and translating these festive greetings!

Joyeux Noel!

Early Years Welly Walk

The children in Early Years really enjoyed their sponsored Welly Walk from School to Hadrian’s Wall. There were lots of opportunities to test out their wellies in muddy puddles! Together you and the children have raised an amazing £842.80 which will be spent on buying additional outdoor equipment for Early Years.

Christmas Jumper Day!

Everyone enjoyed wearing their Christmas jumpers in School. The bright colours and designs really brightened up everyone’s day! We are pleased to let you know that we have raised £144 which will be donated to Save the Children and be used to help children where it is needed.

Staying Safe Online

We are aware that during lockdown and over the summer some children have spent a lot of time online.

We would like to share a number of ‘What parents need to know leaflets’ about a variety of the games and social media platforms which the children may be accessing.

These leaflets are produced by National Online Safety and aim to inform parents about the platforms, any risks and practical steps to help the children stay safe.

Hopefully these guides will support you in having conversations with your children about thieir online activity.

Whatsapp – Click Here

Tik Tok – Click Here

Netflix – Click Here

Houseparty – Click Here

Fortnite (Chapter 2) – Click Here

YouTube – Click Here

Minecraft – Click Here

Instagram – Click Here

Snapchat – Click Here

To find out what Age and PEGI ratings mean – Click Here

Purchase your own piece of art and help the NHS

You may remember a few weeks ago I shared with you some amazing art in the style of Banksy by Andie in Lindisfarne class which she did in response to COVID-19.

Andie is now selling her artwork on to raise money for the NHS.

If you would like your own copy of her ‘girl with rainbow balloon’ you can purchase one for £3 and £1 will go towards the NHS.

The art work can be made unique by changing hair colour and clothing and uniform can also be added in the picture along with a choice of balloon shape and colour.

If you would like to check this out and purchase one please click here

Our very own Banksy!

Lindisfarne class have been researching the street artist Banksy as part of their home learning. As part of this work the children were challenged to have a go at recreating one of his artworks.

We wanted to share with you this stunning artwork by Andie who has not only produced an amazing interpretation of ‘Balloon Girl’ but has also created her own COVID-19 inspired version incorporating a rainbow.

These pieces of artwork certainly brightened our day and we hope you enjoy looking at them too!

Oak National Academy Online Lessons and Resources

Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the Coronavirus lockdown.

Their online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. Available for both primary and secondary levels, it covers a range of subjects. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. We’ll provide new lessons and resources each week.

Oak National Academy will fit alongside other resources such as BBC Bitesize to offer a structure for the day for children until schools fully reopen.

Oak National Academy was built at speed; at present resources are for pupils who usually access their schools’ curriculum in mainstream education, from reception through to year 10, without significant support or adaptation. They are currently working on providing support for teachers working with pupils with additional needs, and teachers based in specialist settings. Next week they hope to launch materials for pupils not able to access all aspects of their current offer.

How it works: Each Oak National Academy lesson will be an hour long, with elements such as a quiz, a video explanation from the teacher and a worksheet.

Currently the staff at Heddon are looking at the materials and will direct Year groups to particularly appropriate materials via the class blogs during this week.

To check out Oak National Academy please click here

Check out our green fingers!

While most of you are at home the key worker children have been working hard with the staff in our new allotment at School.

Thanks to a very generous donation of plants, flowers and vegetables from Halls of Heddon Garden Centre our allotment is looking amazing. Thank you so much Halls of Heddon, your kindness is much appreciated!

We hope that we are all back in School in time to pick and eat all the wonderful things that are now growing.

Keep your eyes peeled for our scarecrow, Bob, who will be out in the allotment scaring the birds once he is completed by the children!

We hope that you enjoy looking at the photos of all of our hard work and we would love to know if you are growing something special at home too.