Class 6 have been developing their historical knowledge of how children had fun in the past, focusing on the vast changes in the theme of fun since the Romans left Britain. To start their topic, they have created a British history timeline video, we hope you enjoy.
On Wednesday 16th March, Class 6 visited Newcastle City Centre for a self-led tour of the city. In their geography lessons, the class have been learning about the city Sao Paulo; located in Brazil. To end the topic, the children are going to compare Sao Paulo to their local city.
Prior to the trip, the class had the opportunity to plan their study, whilst exploring Newcastle City Centre. Some research questions involved; How many human landmarks are there? What is the main primary purpose of visits? What shop types are located in the city? What is the vegetation like? Is there more human or physical landmarks? What is the traffic like? What is the most common type of transport?
The class planned their research question, then identified the resources they would need to take with them and what collection methods they were going to use to answer their research question. During the trip to the city centre, the class walked for approximately 5 miles around the centre, making some stops to collect and gather their data. During the afternoon, the class visited BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, the children were able to freely explore some of the art exhibitions but were also able to visit the viewing rooms. The viewing rooms are located on the top floor of the BALTIC building, providing a fantastic view, overlooking the city centre.
The class were able to take pictures to add to their findings of the city. The children also used the viewing rooms to try to locate and view some of the landmarks they visited. They also were able to speak to a staff member who kindly showed the class the Millennium Bridge closing – which on the way back to the bus, the children were fortunate to watch the bridge close in person. Whilst exploring Newcastle City Centre, one student wore a GoPro, the footage from this can be viewed below. Although the children were exhausted after their 5 mile walk, a great day was had by all.
Pharaohs, priestesses, priests, crocodiles, mummies and even Queen Cleopatra herself walked the corridors of our school yesterday in our first whole school history day.
The day was jam-packed with workshops from the Oriental Museum in Durham, fruit mummifications, Egyptian jewellery making, hieroglyphics code crackers and so much fun for our young people, exploring the life and culture of one of the very first civilisations known to us.
Early Years spent their time carefully designing and making their own Egyptian neckpieces, wrapping each other up as mummies and investigated some Ancient Egyptian artefacts.
KS1 practised their hand at writing in hieroglyphics and sending secret messages around the classroom, as well as making Egyptian flatbread and creating their very own Egyptian jewellery and headpieces.
KS2 practised their Egyptian dancing and singing and became mummification experts. In their bespoke workshops with Durham University, the children handled artefacts and became archaeologists to discover secrets of Ancient Egypt from the clues the inhabitants left behind. At the end of the day, KS2 were joined virtually by curators at the Oriental Museum where they got to see a real life mummy!
Here at West Cornforth Primary School, we are passionate about creative and immersive learning. It is days like this that bring history to life for our young people and foster a love of lifelong learning. Next term, we will be having a Roman Britain themed history day.
Year 5 and 6 have an important message to share about online bullying. Please watch their creative music video below.
Please see the list of after school clubs (including P.E clubs) below. Places will be offered on a first come first served basis. To secure a place for your child, please message your child’s class teacher on Class Dojo. Clubs will begin week beginning Monday 13th September.
Little Authors – developing a love for creative writing (Year 1 and 2)
P.E Multi Skills (Year 5 and 6)
Maths Club (Year 3, 4, 5 and 6)
P.E Multi Skills (Year 3 and 4)
P.E Multi Skills (Year 1 and 2)
Sing for Fun (All)
Quiz Club (Year 3, 4, 5 and 6)
PE sessions will take place on the following days each week:
Reception – Friday
Year 1 – Wednesday
Year 2 – Thursday
Year 3 – Tuesday and Thursday
Year 4 – Tuesday
Year 5 – Monday
Year 6 – Monday
Children should come to school in their PE kits on the day that they have their PE session.
All children will return to school on Monday 6th September. We look forward to welcoming everyone back!
The summer holidays are just around the corner, and children will be looking forward to some well-deserved time off! However, holidays can bring with them their own challenges for children – from fears that they’re missing out on fun with their friends, to worries about starting a new school in September.
Ollee, a virtual friend developed by Parent Zone and funded by BBC Children in Need’s A Million & Me, is designed to help parents and children talk about difficult topics, and empower parents to give their children the support they need.
Please click the links below to access the parent letter and supporting resources below: