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Autumn 2013

Check out what we got up to in Autumn term!

Mrs McGettrick and Mrs Watson took a basketball team to compete with other primary schools across the city.


This is part of our 'Hoops for Health' initiative with Newcastle Eagles basketball team.


The team played well and came joint forth - a good effort.

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Friday 15th November

Today we dressed up in hero or book character costumes to celebrate the end of Literacy/Book week and raise money for Children in Need. We also visited a story teller who told us the story of Beowulf, it was really interesting. All throughout the week the book fair has been selling books. We also took part in a competition in UKS2, where we had to design a DVD for a film version of a popular children's book. The winner is going to be announced on Monday, when they will win a book (1 winner per class). Finally Mr Outterside is asking for us to take pictures of us reading in extreme places, to become an extreme reader! This has been a fun week and it has shown us how important and fun reading can be. We LOVE reading!



Tuesday 5th November
Today Sarah from the Darlington railway museum came to talk to us about locomotive number 1. She told us things about it and when it was built, it was also built when a famous bridge was built too. We had a fantastic morning looking at photographs and items.



Wednesday 23rd October
Today we handed in our Victorian peg dolls to go into our victorian rooms! Some of us created rich people and other made servants.



Every Wednesday we have had a Newcastle Eagles coach teaching us Basketball skills. You can see some of the pictures below.



Wednesday 16th October
Today we handed in our Victorian shoe box projects. We had to design and make a Victorian room in shoe box. We planned everything before and then had 2 weeks to make the room. Some children thought of clever ways to make furniture and other Victorian items. Also below there are photos of our Victorian shoeboxes.



Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th October
We took part in Fencing this week as part of Premier Sports Clubs. We were taught new words like 'lunge' and 'foil' and we were shown how to compete in this skillful sport. We really enjoyed competing against our class mates and taking part in this 'unusual' sport.



Thursday 3rd October
Today we visited Cragside House, a house once owned by Lord Armstrong, Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius. The house was truly a wonder of its age.