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Interstellar Learning Archive: 2019-20

This is Mr Outterside’s blog and where he gets to celebrate learning from across our school. Have a look below to see the pupils who have stood out for their ‘interstellar learning’.

Some brilliant writing in Year 4 by these two pupils to add to their impressive display.

Some brilliant writing in Year 4 by these two pupils to add to their impressive display. 1
Some brilliant writing in Year 4 by these two pupils to add to their impressive display. 2
Some brilliant writing in Year 4 by these two pupils to add to their impressive display. 3

This pupil had an interesting trip to the Great North Museum during the holidays and was very much interested in beginning a rock collection.

This pupil had an interesting trip to the Great North Museum during the holidays and was very much interested in beginning a rock collection. 1

A superb piece of writing about the Stone Age from this pupil in Year 3 today.

A superb piece of writing about the Stone Age from this pupil in Year 3 today. 1

These boys have worked really hard lately.

These boys have worked really hard lately. 1
These boys have worked really hard lately. 2

These pupils have created their own Anglo-Saxon settlements.

These pupils have created their own Anglo-Saxon settlements. 1
These pupils have created their own Anglo-Saxon settlements. 2
These pupils have created their own Anglo-Saxon settlements. 3
These pupils have created their own Anglo-Saxon settlements. 4
These pupils have created their own Anglo-Saxon settlements. 5
These pupils have created their own Anglo-Saxon settlements. 6

The discussions during the book trail highlighted the love of books that many children have.

The discussions during the book trail highlighted the love of books that many children have. 1
The discussions during the book trail highlighted the love of books that many children have. 2
The discussions during the book trail highlighted the love of books that many children have. 3
The discussions during the book trail highlighted the love of books that many children have. 4

This pupil can swim like a fish! She has achieved her 200m already.

This pupil can swim like a fish! She has achieved her 200m already. 1
This pupil can swim like a fish! She has achieved her 200m already. 2

What could this be? It was found on a beach in Saudi Arabia by a parent from our school. Is it a fish or fossil?

What could this be? It was found on a beach in Saudi Arabia by a parent from our school. Is it a fish or fossil? 1
What could this be? It was found on a beach in Saudi Arabia by a parent from our school. Is it a fish or fossil? 2
What could this be? It was found on a beach in Saudi Arabia by a parent from our school. Is it a fish or fossil? 3
What could this be? It was found on a beach in Saudi Arabia by a parent from our school. Is it a fish or fossil? 4

More pupils achieving accolades out of school.

More pupils achieving accolades out of school. 1
More pupils achieving accolades out of school. 2
More pupils achieving accolades out of school. 3

Year 4 learning to play the recorder this week.

Year 4 learning to play the recorder this week. 1
Year 4 learning to play the recorder this week. 2
Year 4 learning to play the recorder this week. 3

More coding sessions with Mr Thoburn this week.

More coding sessions with Mr Thoburn this week. 1
More coding sessions with Mr Thoburn this week. 2

A great week with the Bikeability in KS2.

A great week with the Bikeability in KS2. 1
A great week with the Bikeability in KS2. 2
A great week with the Bikeability in KS2. 3
A great week with the Bikeability in KS2. 4
A great week with the Bikeability in KS2. 5
A great week with the Bikeability in KS2. 6

Year 2 mocked up some houses so that the Great Fire could be recreated.

Year 2 mocked up some houses so that the Great Fire could be recreated. 1
Year 2 mocked up some houses so that the Great Fire could be recreated. 2
Year 2 mocked up some houses so that the Great Fire could be recreated. 3

Mr Outson and Mrs Purdy demonstrated how the actions of the King prevented further destruction of London during the Great Fire. By pulling down some of the wooden buildings they halted the progress of the fire.

Mr Outson and Mrs Purdy demonstrated how the actions of the King prevented further destruction of London during the Great Fire. By pulling down some of the wooden buildings they halted the progress of the fire. 1
Mr Outson and Mrs Purdy demonstrated how the actions of the King prevented further destruction of London during the Great Fire. By pulling down some of the wooden buildings they halted the progress of the fire. 2
Mr Outson and Mrs Purdy demonstrated how the actions of the King prevented further destruction of London during the Great Fire. By pulling down some of the wooden buildings they halted the progress of the fire. 3

Our cave painters used earthy colours to recreate the earliest form of art.

Our cave painters used earthy colours to recreate the earliest form of art. 1
Our cave painters used earthy colours to recreate the earliest form of art. 2
Our cave painters used earthy colours to recreate the earliest form of art. 3
Our cave painters used earthy colours to recreate the earliest form of art. 4
Our cave painters used earthy colours to recreate the earliest form of art. 5
Our cave painters used earthy colours to recreate the earliest form of art. 6

More impressive Stone Age writing in Year 3 today.

More impressive Stone Age writing in Year 3 today.  1
More impressive Stone Age writing in Year 3 today.  2
More impressive Stone Age writing in Year 3 today.  3

Some great methods of calculation observed around school this morning - teachers working closely with pupils to demonstrate efficient methods.

Mr Devlin was so pleased with the efforts of these two writers.

Mr Devlin was so pleased with the efforts of these two writers. 1

A Go-Kart champion who has recently appeared on TV and a cheerleader have scooped awards out of school this week.

A Go-Kart champion who has recently appeared on TV and a cheerleader have scooped awards out of school this week. 1
A Go-Kart champion who has recently appeared on TV and a cheerleader have scooped awards out of school this week. 2

Year 1 were baking today. I was so impressed with the way they described the process.

Year 1 were baking today. I was so impressed with the way they described the process. 1

More impressive computing. Mr Thoburn has been looking at databases involving insects.

More impressive computing. Mr Thoburn has been looking at databases involving insects. 1
More impressive computing. Mr Thoburn has been looking at databases involving insects. 2
More impressive computing. Mr Thoburn has been looking at databases involving insects. 3
More impressive computing. Mr Thoburn has been looking at databases involving insects. 4

Reception have been thinking about what they would like to do in the future. We love their display.

Reception have been thinking about what they would like to do in the future. We love their display. 1

Mrs Purdy has been so impressed with the diary entries from the Great Fire of London!

Mrs Purdy has been so impressed with the diary entries from the Great Fire of London! 1
Mrs Purdy has been so impressed with the diary entries from the Great Fire of London! 2
Mrs Purdy has been so impressed with the diary entries from the Great Fire of London! 3
Mrs Purdy has been so impressed with the diary entries from the Great Fire of London! 4

I loved these evaluations of the designs the class made for ‘Ug’. Not only great work on the trouser garments but critical thinking about how to improve next time.

I loved these evaluations of the designs the class made for ‘Ug’. Not only great work on the trouser garments but critical thinking about how to improve next time. 1
I loved these evaluations of the designs the class made for ‘Ug’. Not only great work on the trouser garments but critical thinking about how to improve next time. 2
I loved these evaluations of the designs the class made for ‘Ug’. Not only great work on the trouser garments but critical thinking about how to improve next time. 3
I loved these evaluations of the designs the class made for ‘Ug’. Not only great work on the trouser garments but critical thinking about how to improve next time. 4
I loved these evaluations of the designs the class made for ‘Ug’. Not only great work on the trouser garments but critical thinking about how to improve next time. 5
I loved these evaluations of the designs the class made for ‘Ug’. Not only great work on the trouser garments but critical thinking about how to improve next time. 6

Mr Thoburn was so impressed with the use of Roman numerals today.

Mr Thoburn was so impressed with the use of Roman numerals today. 1
Mr Thoburn was so impressed with the use of Roman numerals today. 2
Mr Thoburn was so impressed with the use of Roman numerals today. 3
Mr Thoburn was so impressed with the use of Roman numerals today. 4

How would you design trousers for a Neolithic hunter? Well these children have used their design skills as well as stitching techniques to dress ‘Ug’.

How would you design trousers for a Neolithic hunter? Well these children have used their design skills as well as stitching techniques to dress ‘Ug’. 1
How would you design trousers for a Neolithic hunter? Well these children have used their design skills as well as stitching techniques to dress ‘Ug’. 2
How would you design trousers for a Neolithic hunter? Well these children have used their design skills as well as stitching techniques to dress ‘Ug’. 3
How would you design trousers for a Neolithic hunter? Well these children have used their design skills as well as stitching techniques to dress ‘Ug’. 4
How would you design trousers for a Neolithic hunter? Well these children have used their design skills as well as stitching techniques to dress ‘Ug’. 5
How would you design trousers for a Neolithic hunter? Well these children have used their design skills as well as stitching techniques to dress ‘Ug’. 6
How would you design trousers for a Neolithic hunter? Well these children have used their design skills as well as stitching techniques to dress ‘Ug’. 7
How would you design trousers for a Neolithic hunter? Well these children have used their design skills as well as stitching techniques to dress ‘Ug’. 8
How would you design trousers for a Neolithic hunter? Well these children have used their design skills as well as stitching techniques to dress ‘Ug’. 9
How would you design trousers for a Neolithic hunter? Well these children have used their design skills as well as stitching techniques to dress ‘Ug’. 10
How would you design trousers for a Neolithic hunter? Well these children have used their design skills as well as stitching techniques to dress ‘Ug’. 11

Year 1 demonstrated dynamic movement around the grid and were able to stop, start and undertake different actions to the whistle.

Year 1 demonstrated dynamic movement around the grid and were able to stop, start and undertake different actions to the whistle.  1
Year 1 demonstrated dynamic movement around the grid and were able to stop, start and undertake different actions to the whistle.  2
Year 1 demonstrated dynamic movement around the grid and were able to stop, start and undertake different actions to the whistle.  3
Year 1 demonstrated dynamic movement around the grid and were able to stop, start and undertake different actions to the whistle.  4
Year 1 demonstrated dynamic movement around the grid and were able to stop, start and undertake different actions to the whistle.  5
Year 1 demonstrated dynamic movement around the grid and were able to stop, start and undertake different actions to the whistle.  6

A brilliant piece of writing from this Year 1 pupil. Highly impressive!

A brilliant piece of writing from this Year 1 pupil. Highly impressive! 1

Great work understanding metaphors and similes. They ‘blew our socks off’.

Great work understanding metaphors and similes. They ‘blew our socks off’. 1

This pupil works really hard in the woodland area with the Hextol Gardeners.

This pupil works really hard in the woodland area with the Hextol Gardeners. 1

A pupil working hard with his writing this week.

A pupil working hard with his writing this week. 1

A great effort in selecting words from the English wall to tell the story of ‘Little Red Hen’.

A great effort in selecting words from the English wall to tell the story of ‘Little Red Hen’. 1

Some excellent whole class discussion on chronology from Year 3.

Some excellent whole class discussion on chronology from Year 3. 1

Excellent effort from this young learner with Ms Holisz.

Excellent effort from this young learner with Ms Holisz. 1

This young Beaver has received an award from Bear Grylls. He is the Chief Scout and responsible for recognising the achievement of the Beavers.

This young Beaver has received an award from Bear Grylls. He is the Chief Scout and responsible for recognising the achievement of the Beavers. 1

Great research from this pupil.

Great research from this pupil. 1

Mrs Dalkin is finding we have some great reading detectives who are able to scrutinise news reports. This strange looking vehicle was stopped by the police on the motorway.

Mrs Dalkin is finding we have some great reading detectives who are able to scrutinise news reports. This strange looking vehicle was stopped by the police on the motorway. 1
Mrs Dalkin is finding we have some great reading detectives who are able to scrutinise news reports. This strange looking vehicle was stopped by the police on the motorway. 2

Great work on the Summer Challenge from these young learners.

Great work on the Summer Challenge from these young learners. 1

Archives 2018/19

Family Science Fun - We have been designing, making and launching rockets on our school field. We had to protect our egg astronaut!

Rocket launching fun with my Family Scientists

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Year 6 has a great day exploring Gosforth Nature Reserve with the help of some knowledgeable volunteers . They showed our pupils some fascinating habitats of a variety of creatures.

Year 6 has a great day exploring Gosforth Nature Reserve with the help of some knowledgeable volunteers . They showed our pupils some fascinating  habitats of a variety of  creatures. 1
Year 6 has a great day exploring Gosforth Nature Reserve with the help of some knowledgeable volunteers . They showed our pupils some fascinating  habitats of a variety of  creatures. 2
Year 6 has a great day exploring Gosforth Nature Reserve with the help of some knowledgeable volunteers . They showed our pupils some fascinating  habitats of a variety of  creatures. 3
Year 6 has a great day exploring Gosforth Nature Reserve with the help of some knowledgeable volunteers . They showed our pupils some fascinating  habitats of a variety of  creatures. 4
Year 6 has a great day exploring Gosforth Nature Reserve with the help of some knowledgeable volunteers . They showed our pupils some fascinating  habitats of a variety of  creatures. 5
Year 6 has a great day exploring Gosforth Nature Reserve with the help of some knowledgeable volunteers . They showed our pupils some fascinating  habitats of a variety of  creatures. 6
Year 6 has a great day exploring Gosforth Nature Reserve with the help of some knowledgeable volunteers . They showed our pupils some fascinating  habitats of a variety of  creatures. 7

These Roman shields were exhibited to other classes this week. What an amazing effort and good to see our pupils can talk about Roman Britain with confidence.

These Roman shields were exhibited to other classes this week. What an amazing effort and good to see our pupils can talk about Roman Britain with confidence. 1
These Roman shields were exhibited to other classes this week. What an amazing effort and good to see our pupils can talk about Roman Britain with confidence. 2
These Roman shields were exhibited to other classes this week. What an amazing effort and good to see our pupils can talk about Roman Britain with confidence. 3
These Roman shields were exhibited to other classes this week. What an amazing effort and good to see our pupils can talk about Roman Britain with confidence. 4
These Roman shields were exhibited to other classes this week. What an amazing effort and good to see our pupils can talk about Roman Britain with confidence. 5
These Roman shields were exhibited to other classes this week. What an amazing effort and good to see our pupils can talk about Roman Britain with confidence. 6

A delightful letter received at school in praise of this young volunteer. She helps within the community in her spare time.

A delightful letter received at school in praise of this young volunteer. She helps within the community in her spare time. 1

A wonderful effort with hundreds of pages read at home from these two stars.

A wonderful effort with hundreds of pages read at home from these two stars. 1

Fantastic stitching and fine motor skills in Year 3.

Fantastic stitching and fine motor skills in Year 3. 1

More great writing this week.

More great writing this week. 1
More great writing this week. 2
More great writing this week. 3

What an amazing tale!

What an amazing tale! 1

Our wonderful writers in Reception who have shone this week!

Our wonderful writers in Reception who have shone this week! 1
Our wonderful writers in Reception who have shone this week! 2

This Reception class pupil has dazzled audiences on the stage!

This Reception class pupil has dazzled audiences on the stage! 1

Making a difference on the Bubble Run!

Making a difference on the Bubble Run! 1

More great sporting stars!

More great sporting stars! 1
More great sporting stars! 2
More great sporting stars! 3
More great sporting stars! 4
More great sporting stars! 5

Year 1 had a great session with the Coastguard Service today. They learned about water safety and the work of the RNLI.

Year 1 had a great session with the Coastguard Service today. They learned about water safety and the work of the RNLI. 1
Year 1 had a great session with the Coastguard Service today. They learned about water safety and the work of the RNLI. 2
Year 1 had a great session with the Coastguard Service today. They learned about water safety and the work of the RNLI. 3
Year 1 had a great session with the Coastguard Service today. They learned about water safety and the work of the RNLI. 4
Year 1 had a great session with the Coastguard Service today. They learned about water safety and the work of the RNLI. 5
Year 1 had a great session with the Coastguard Service today. They learned about water safety and the work of the RNLI. 6

Some wonderful work in Year 6 today. They were classifying the leaves of trees within the school grounds and then using watercolours to accurately represent them for a guide book.

Some wonderful work in Year 6 today. They were classifying the leaves of trees within the school grounds and then using watercolours to accurately represent them for a guide book.  1
Some wonderful work in Year 6 today. They were classifying the leaves of trees within the school grounds and then using watercolours to accurately represent them for a guide book.  2
Some wonderful work in Year 6 today. They were classifying the leaves of trees within the school grounds and then using watercolours to accurately represent them for a guide book.  3
Some wonderful work in Year 6 today. They were classifying the leaves of trees within the school grounds and then using watercolours to accurately represent them for a guide book.  4
Some wonderful work in Year 6 today. They were classifying the leaves of trees within the school grounds and then using watercolours to accurately represent them for a guide book.  5

What did the Romans do for us? Well they were really clever engineers! Year 3 have looked closely at the mechanics of catapults.

What did the Romans do for us? Well they were really clever engineers! Year 3 have looked closely at the mechanics of catapults. 1
What did the Romans do for us? Well they were really clever engineers! Year 3 have looked closely at the mechanics of catapults. 2
What did the Romans do for us? Well they were really clever engineers! Year 3 have looked closely at the mechanics of catapults. 3

Great effort with reading at home. This young book worm has gained extra playtime for his class by filling up his reading diary.

Great effort with reading at home. This young book worm has gained extra playtime for his class by filling up his reading diary. 1

Our land yacht champion.

Our land yacht champion. 1

Our race with land yachts demonstrated how effective we were with our designs.

Our race with land yachts demonstrated how effective we were with our designs. 1
Our race with land yachts demonstrated how effective we were with our designs. 2
Our race with land yachts demonstrated how effective we were with our designs. 3
Our race with land yachts demonstrated how effective we were with our designs. 4
Our race with land yachts demonstrated how effective we were with our designs. 5
Our race with land yachts demonstrated how effective we were with our designs. 6

Two great pieces of writing from these KS1 pupils.

Two great pieces of writing from these KS1 pupils. 1
Two great pieces of writing from these KS1 pupils. 2

Many pupils winning sports awards with their clubs during Sports Week.

Many pupils winning sports awards with their clubs during Sports Week. 1
Many pupils winning sports awards with their clubs during Sports Week. 2

Amazing research by this pupil! He travelled with his family to the sites of the Great Fire of London based upon his topics in school. He photographed his adventure and made a scrap book of the landmarks.

More sporting success from our pupils who attend clubs outside school. Well done to them.

More sporting success from our pupils who attend clubs outside school. Well done to them. 1
More sporting success from our pupils who attend clubs outside school. Well done to them. 2

A 100m swimmer achieving their certification this week.

A 100m swimmer achieving their certification this week. 1

An interesting investigation into the material within a nappy. This was stimulated by a question from the class. Why do nappies contain salt? We found out it was not salt and compared how salt an the unknown material absorbed liquid.

An interesting investigation into the material within a nappy. This was stimulated by a question from the class. Why do nappies contain salt? We  found out it was not salt and compared how salt an the unknown material absorbed liquid. 1
An interesting investigation into the material within a nappy. This was stimulated by a question from the class. Why do nappies contain salt? We  found out it was not salt and compared how salt an the unknown material absorbed liquid. 2
An interesting investigation into the material within a nappy. This was stimulated by a question from the class. Why do nappies contain salt? We  found out it was not salt and compared how salt an the unknown material absorbed liquid. 3
An interesting investigation into the material within a nappy. This was stimulated by a question from the class. Why do nappies contain salt? We  found out it was not salt and compared how salt an the unknown material absorbed liquid. 4

One of our Year 4 pupils in class 10 made a model representation of Claude Monet’s famous painting.

One of our Year 4 pupils in class 10 made a model representation of Claude Monet’s famous painting. 1

More great learning in Reception. These two superstars were commended for their writing and their work on ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.

More great learning in Reception. These two superstars were commended for their writing and their work on ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. 1

A great end to the season for these two footballers. We are proud of their sporting efforts out of school.

A great end to the season for these two footballers. We are proud of their sporting efforts out of school.  1

We loved watching this group performing the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ in Reception. FEE FI FO FUM!

We loved watching this group performing the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ in Reception. FEE FI FO FUM! 1
We loved watching this group performing the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ in Reception. FEE FI FO FUM! 2

A simply wonderful writer who dressed like a teacher to receive his house points.

A simply wonderful writer who dressed like a teacher to receive his house points. 1

This superstar in Year 2 has been an amazing learner this week.

This superstar in Year 2 has been an amazing learner this week. 1

What’s in an egg? Well our super scientists in Reception have been finding out with Jet and Phoenix in school.

What’s in an egg? Well our super scientists in Reception have been finding out with Jet and Phoenix in school. 1

A brilliant effort to achieve a national bronze medal from this young judo expert.

A brilliant effort to achieve a national bronze medal from this young judo expert. 1

Brilliant written work from this Year 2 learner.

Brilliant written work from this Year 2 learner. 1

Year 5 learned how to do a basic bike check to prepare them for a tour around the grounds.

Year 5 learned how to do a basic bike check to prepare them for a tour around the grounds. 1
Year 5 learned how to do a basic bike check to prepare them for a tour around the grounds. 2
Year 5 learned how to do a basic bike check to prepare them for a tour around the grounds. 3

STEM week has proved to be a resounding success with some wonderful learning opportunities in all curriculum areas and all related to bees!

An amazing museum of iconic architecture and natural physical structures was on display in Year 3 as the children told Year 2 about their research.

Year 4 have immersed themselves in literature involving legendary beasts this term.

A yellow belt in karate and a pen licence have been achieved by these two pupils.

A yellow belt in karate and a pen licence have been achieved by these two pupils. 1

Two really successful sporting stars in school this week. One gaining a purple belt for takwondo, the other a footballer with a recent award from his club.

Two really successful sporting stars in school this week. One gaining a purple belt for takwondo, the other a footballer with a recent award from his club. 1
Two really successful sporting stars in school this week. One gaining a purple belt for takwondo, the other a footballer with a recent award from his club. 2

Our children familiarised themselves with children’s authors on Mrs Russell’s book trail for WBD.

Our children familiarised themselves with children’s authors on Mrs Russell’s book trail for WBD. 1
Our children familiarised themselves with children’s authors on Mrs Russell’s book trail for WBD. 2
Our children familiarised themselves with children’s authors on Mrs Russell’s book trail for WBD. 3
Our children familiarised themselves with children’s authors on Mrs Russell’s book trail for WBD. 4
Our children familiarised themselves with children’s authors on Mrs Russell’s book trail for WBD. 5
Our children familiarised themselves with children’s authors on Mrs Russell’s book trail for WBD. 6

Brilliant writing in Reception - all related to their favourite fruits. Some great examples of our young learners applying their learning in phonics to their independent writing.

Brilliant writing in Reception - all related to their favourite fruits. Some great examples of our young learners applying their learning in phonics to  their independent writing.  1

Brilliant homework on the ‘Great Fire’ from Year 2.

Brilliant homework on the ‘Great Fire’ from Year 2. 1

Some wonderful writing in Year 2 today. We were so impressed with the letter formation!

Some wonderful writing in Year 2 today. We were so impressed with the letter formation! 1

Mr Devlin was pleased with the gymnastic work on the large apparatus this week. We were attempting to climb, hang, balance and orientate our bodies at a higher level. This is more complex when performed away from the floor!

Mr Devlin was pleased with the gymnastic work on the large apparatus this week. We were attempting to climb, hang, balance and orientate our bodies at a higher level. This is more complex when performed away from the floor! 1
Mr Devlin was pleased with the gymnastic work on the large apparatus this week. We were attempting to climb, hang, balance and orientate our bodies at a higher level. This is more complex when performed away from the floor! 2
Mr Devlin was pleased with the gymnastic work on the large apparatus this week. We were attempting to climb, hang, balance and orientate our bodies at a higher level. This is more complex when performed away from the floor! 3
Mr Devlin was pleased with the gymnastic work on the large apparatus this week. We were attempting to climb, hang, balance and orientate our bodies at a higher level. This is more complex when performed away from the floor! 4
Mr Devlin was pleased with the gymnastic work on the large apparatus this week. We were attempting to climb, hang, balance and orientate our bodies at a higher level. This is more complex when performed away from the floor! 5

This Year 4 pupil produced another amazing Dragon’s eye at home. Great artistic flair, well done.

This Year 4 pupil produced another amazing Dragon’s eye at home. Great artistic flair, well done. 1

Great writing stamina demonstrated in Year 4 this week.

Great writing stamina demonstrated in Year 4 this week. 1

Our Year 6 pupils working so hard at the moment.

Our Year 6 pupils working so hard at the moment. 1

A great day for baking, cooking and tasting Greek food in Year 5.

A great day for  baking, cooking and tasting Greek food in Year 5. 1
A great day for  baking, cooking and tasting Greek food in Year 5. 2
A great day for  baking, cooking and tasting Greek food in Year 5. 3
A great day for  baking, cooking and tasting Greek food in Year 5. 4
A great day for  baking, cooking and tasting Greek food in Year 5. 5
A great day for  baking, cooking and tasting Greek food in Year 5. 6
A great day for  baking, cooking and tasting Greek food in Year 5. 7
A great day for  baking, cooking and tasting Greek food in Year 5. 8
A great day for  baking, cooking and tasting Greek food in Year 5. 9
A great day for  baking, cooking and tasting Greek food in Year 5. 10

This Anglo-Saxon clothing was designed and made by this Year 4 pupil. She took 3 days to stitch the dress!

This Anglo-Saxon clothing was designed and made by this Year 4 pupil. She took 3 days to stitch the dress! 1

Some wonderfully creative Egyptian homework from Year 6 this week.

Some wonderfully creative Egyptian homework from Year 6 this week. 1

Some excellent displays of learning around school currently.

Some excellent displays of learning around school currently. 1

Year 3 are using Antony Gormley’s ‘Field’ idea to sculpt the ‘Westerhope Field.’

Year 3 are using Antony Gormley’s ‘Field’ idea to sculpt the ‘Westerhope Field.’ 1
Year 3 are using Antony Gormley’s ‘Field’ idea to sculpt the ‘Westerhope Field.’ 2
Year 3 are using Antony Gormley’s ‘Field’ idea to sculpt the ‘Westerhope Field.’ 3
Year 3 are using Antony Gormley’s ‘Field’ idea to sculpt the ‘Westerhope Field.’ 4
Year 3 are using Antony Gormley’s ‘Field’ idea to sculpt the ‘Westerhope Field.’ 5
Year 3 are using Antony Gormley’s ‘Field’ idea to sculpt the ‘Westerhope Field.’ 6

More excellent responses in Family Science once again. Well done to our parents and carers again.

More excellent responses in Family Science once again. Well done to our parents and carers again. 1
More excellent responses in Family Science once again. Well done to our parents and carers again. 2

Great fencing technique in Year 4 with our Premier Sports coaches.

Great fencing technique in Year 4 with our Premier Sports coaches. 1
Great fencing technique in Year 4 with our Premier Sports coaches. 2
Great fencing technique in Year 4 with our Premier Sports coaches. 3
Great fencing technique in Year 4 with our Premier Sports coaches. 4

Great mathematics in Year 1 today. Mrs Trowell was so impressed!

Great mathematics in Year 1 today. Mrs Trowell was so impressed! 1

Wonderful progress in her writing for this year 2 pupil. Miss Stewart was so impressed with her sentences and handwriting.

Wonderful progress in her writing for this year 2 pupil. Miss Stewart was so impressed with her sentences and handwriting. 1

Good use of the atlas in Year 3 to locate places.

Good use of the atlas in Year 3 to locate places. 1
Good use of the atlas in Year 3 to locate places. 2

Good use of French vocabulary when composing a song.

Good use of French vocabulary when composing a song. 1

Brilliant progress shown by our super learner in Reception!

Brilliant progress shown by our super learner in Reception! 1

Another good example of a learner putting their skills to use at home. More impressive textile work from a year 4 pupil.

Another good example of a learner putting their skills to use at home. More impressive textile work from a year 4 pupil. 1

This Vincent Van Gogh inspired piece of artwork certainly demonstrates the effective use of pastels with a watercolour wash.

This Vincent Van Gogh inspired piece of artwork certainly demonstrates the effective use of pastels with a watercolour wash. 1

The research Year 5 have undertaken is highly impressive. They demonstrated the ability to question the scientific theories about space.

The research Year 5 have undertaken is highly impressive. They demonstrated the ability to question the scientific theories about space.  1
The research Year 5 have undertaken is highly impressive. They demonstrated the ability to question the scientific theories about space.  2
The research Year 5 have undertaken is highly impressive. They demonstrated the ability to question the scientific theories about space.  3
The research Year 5 have undertaken is highly impressive. They demonstrated the ability to question the scientific theories about space.  4
The research Year 5 have undertaken is highly impressive. They demonstrated the ability to question the scientific theories about space.  5
The research Year 5 have undertaken is highly impressive. They demonstrated the ability to question the scientific theories about space.  6
The research Year 5 have undertaken is highly impressive. They demonstrated the ability to question the scientific theories about space.  7
The research Year 5 have undertaken is highly impressive. They demonstrated the ability to question the scientific theories about space.  8

Our secret night vision cameras are in place to track the wildlife on the school site. Our Science Ambassadors will change the location regularly.

Our secret night vision cameras are in place to track the wildlife on the school site. Our Science Ambassadors will change the location regularly. 1

Some brilliant work in Year 3 . Mr MacDonald was so impressed with this historical writing about Maiden Castle.

Some brilliant work in Year 3 . Mr MacDonald was so impressed with this historical writing about Maiden Castle. 1

Our LKS2 pupils have produced some delightful calendars.They put to use their painting skills and learned how to create an effective border.

Our LKS2 pupils have produced some delightful calendars.They put to use their painting skills and learned how to create an effective border. 1
Our LKS2 pupils have produced some delightful calendars.They put to use their painting skills and learned how to create an effective border. 2
Our LKS2 pupils have produced some delightful calendars.They put to use their painting skills and learned how to create an effective border. 3
Our LKS2 pupils have produced some delightful calendars.They put to use their painting skills and learned how to create an effective border. 4
Our LKS2 pupils have produced some delightful calendars.They put to use their painting skills and learned how to create an effective border. 5
Our LKS2 pupils have produced some delightful calendars.They put to use their painting skills and learned how to create an effective border. 6
Our LKS2 pupils have produced some delightful calendars.They put to use their painting skills and learned how to create an effective border. 7
Our LKS2 pupils have produced some delightful calendars.They put to use their painting skills and learned how to create an effective border. 8
Our LKS2 pupils have produced some delightful calendars.They put to use their painting skills and learned how to create an effective border. 9
Our LKS2 pupils have produced some delightful calendars.They put to use their painting skills and learned how to create an effective border. 10
Our LKS2 pupils have produced some delightful calendars.They put to use their painting skills and learned how to create an effective border. 11

More technological learning with Year 3 designing and making their ‘space sliders’ to show the rocket blasting across the Solar System.

More technological learning with Year 3 designing and making their ‘space sliders’ to show the rocket blasting across the Solar System. 1
More technological learning with Year 3 designing and making their ‘space sliders’ to show the rocket blasting across the Solar System. 2
More technological learning with Year 3 designing and making their ‘space sliders’ to show the rocket blasting across the Solar System. 3
More technological learning with Year 3 designing and making their ‘space sliders’ to show the rocket blasting across the Solar System. 4
More technological learning with Year 3 designing and making their ‘space sliders’ to show the rocket blasting across the Solar System. 5
More technological learning with Year 3 designing and making their ‘space sliders’ to show the rocket blasting across the Solar System. 6

Where have Year 3 been today and what have they been doing?

Look at this photograph for clues. You can find out in more detail on Year 3's class page under Autumn 2.

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These space buggies require an electric circuit to power a mechanism that rotates and drives a wheel forward. Well done Year 5.

Year 3 examined the equipment utilised by a scientist working in Greenland.

Year 3 examined the equipment utilised by a scientist working in Greenland.  1
Year 3 examined the equipment utilised by a scientist working in Greenland.  2
Year 3 examined the equipment utilised by a scientist working in Greenland.  3
Year 3 examined the equipment utilised by a scientist working in Greenland.  4
Year 3 examined the equipment utilised by a scientist working in Greenland.  5

Our Year 4 pupils interviewed explorers from the Antarctic. They asked some excellent questions on living in such extreme conditions.

Our Year 4 pupils interviewed explorers from the Antarctic. They asked some excellent questions on living in such extreme conditions. 1
Our Year 4 pupils interviewed explorers from the Antarctic. They asked some excellent questions on living in such extreme conditions. 2

Our Year 5 pupils competed against 550 other Newcastle athletes in the Newcastle School Games Indoor Athletics Championships. They demonstrated speed and agility across a range of running and field events.

Year 4 demonstrating dynamic movement when fencing with Premier Sports.

Year 4 demonstrating dynamic movement when fencing with Premier Sports. 1
Year 4 demonstrating dynamic movement when fencing with Premier Sports. 2

Two Year 5 writers impressed Mrs Dawes this week.

Two Year 5 writers impressed Mrs Dawes this week. 1
Two Year 5 writers impressed Mrs Dawes this week. 2

Mr. William Messer visited our school today. He is a former pupil of our school and grandson of William John Allan, who was School Manager in 1910. He told Year 3 all about his school days and memorable stories of school life at Westerhope. Members of the School Council gave him a guided tour and talked with him about school life today.

The third week of ‘Family Science’ - some wonderful responses to Mr Bell’s investigations.

Our Year 4 pupils were demonstrating their knowledge of rivers through PowerPoint today. Some excellent ‘live shows’ on display.

Fluency with number facts is a ‘big idea’ with Maths Mastery - being confident with instant recall makes reasoning and problem solving easier. This week we have achieved our Maths Badge target once again.

Fluency with number facts is a ‘big idea’ with Maths Mastery - being confident with instant recall makes reasoning and problem solving easier. This week we have achieved our Maths Badge target once again. 1

On the computer Year 5 have been modelling how the Earth orbits the Sun and how the Moon orbits the Earth. Clearly preparing for their ‘Techno Space Build’ event coming up.

On the computer Year 5 have been modelling how the Earth orbits the Sun and how the Moon orbits the Earth. Clearly preparing for their ‘Techno Space Build’ event coming up. 1
On the computer Year 5 have been modelling how the Earth orbits the Sun and how the Moon orbits the Earth. Clearly preparing for their ‘Techno Space Build’ event coming up. 2

Historical detection was apparent in Year 3 with our pupils using lots of evidence to decide upon the identity of ‘The Amesbury Archer’. Some great thinking, use of historic evidence and team work.

A great PE lesson with Year 2. They demonstrated good preparation for sport; good warm-up movement; an understanding of how their bodies respond to activity; skill development when passing and receiving as well as the enjoyment of sport.

Mrs Russell helped our Neolithic hunter gatherers make a dough to soak up their stew of meat and vegetables.

Year 3 made some super Neolithic spears to catch fish and to chase small creatures. These were our prototypes using materials such as willow, sphagnum moss, flint and a material to bind them together. We used a type of string but hunter gathers might have used tree bark.

Making a difference. This pupil from LKS2 went out of his way to read to another younger pupil over lunchtime. Well done to him!

Making a difference. This pupil from LKS2 went out of his way to read to another younger pupil over lunchtime. Well done to him! 1

Well done those who recited a poem to the school.

Well done those who recited a poem to the school. 1
Well done those who recited a poem to the school. 2

Over 40 pupils performed a poem without the text to aid their memory.

Over 40 pupils performed a poem without the text to aid their memory.  1

Year 3 pupils demonstrated their enthusiasm for their study of The Stone Age by creating some wonderful cave dwellings and shelters.

Wonderful homework from this Year 6 pupil - spells and magic galore. She even ‘enchanted’ a feather for Mr Outterside to write with!

Wonderful homework from this Year 6 pupil - spells and magic galore. She even ‘enchanted’ a feather for Mr Outterside to write with! 1
We have some very talented children at Westerhope but this is our first Year 1 to win a medal in a skiing competition at the weekend - wow!
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Great to see our pupils interacting with real life writers such as local poet Beda Higgins.

Great to see our pupils interacting with real life writers such as local poet Beda Higgins. 1

This lower KS2 pupil impressed Mrs Dalkin with her ability to recite poetry.

This lower KS2 pupil impressed Mrs Dalkin with her ability to recite poetry. 1

Our older pupils were attempting to write in the style of J.K.Rowling today. We really enjoyed this opening to a ‘Potter style’ adventure.

Our older pupils were attempting to write in the style of J.K.Rowling today. We really enjoyed this opening to a ‘Potter style’ adventure. 1

This Year 4 pupil really worked hard at her addition methods of calculation.

This Year 4 pupil really worked hard at her addition methods of calculation. 1

Progress across KS2 with textiles was apparent in these example of work. Year 6 revisiting stitching that Year 4 are currently working on and clearly building upon previous learning.

Progress across KS2  with textiles was apparent in these example of work. Year 6 revisiting stitching that Year 4 are currently working on and clearly building upon previous learning. 1 Great work and development of skills.
Progress across KS2  with textiles was apparent in these example of work. Year 6 revisiting stitching that Year 4 are currently working on and clearly building upon previous learning. 2 Application of skills in Year 4
Progress across KS2  with textiles was apparent in these example of work. Year 6 revisiting stitching that Year 4 are currently working on and clearly building upon previous learning. 3 Monster making in Year 4
Progress across KS2  with textiles was apparent in these example of work. Year 6 revisiting stitching that Year 4 are currently working on and clearly building upon previous learning. 4 Skills development in Year 4

Brilliant writing from Mrs McManus’s class as part of their ‘Stitch Head’ topic.

Diversity Day was a great success. We have exhibited some of the images in the foyer with books selected to highlight difference.

Diversity Day was a great success. We have exhibited some of the images in the foyer with books selected to highlight difference. 1

The Stone Age topic in year 3 has proved to be a great stimulus for homework. Look at this model of an ancient dwelling.

The Stone Age topic in year 3 has proved to be a great stimulus for homework. Look at this model of an ancient dwelling. 1

This pupil is admiring the collective artwork of Year 6. Guess what their topic is this half term?

This pupil is admiring the collective artwork of Year 6. Guess what their topic is this half term? 1

The contribution of Year 3 towards the OWL Trust Great North Exhibition was magnificent!

Our Curriculum Drivers are highlighted in the school entrance to demonstrate what we are aiming to achieve through the Westerhope curriculum.

Our Curriculum Drivers are highlighted in the school entrance to demonstrate what we are aiming to achieve through the Westerhope curriculum. 1
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