Year 1’s visit to Beamish
What an amazing time we all had at Beamish!
At the beginning of the day, we were transported back in time 100 years and learnt about the Penny Farthing and the tram. The children enjoyed finding out about the conductor’s job and each collected their own ticket so they could ride the tram. I think their favourite part was pressing the bell to warn other people the tram was about to set off! We were then sent back another hundred years and found out about how the steam train works and how horses were used as transport.
Next was the sweet shop, lots to choose from and lots of surprised children when they couldn’t find any Haribo!! Just as a reminder of what happens if you eat too many sweets, we visited the dentist. The children enjoyed looking at all of the different tools and listening to the different ways the dentist could pull a tooth out.
After dinner, we travelled by bus to the mine where I was very impressed with how brave the children were going underground in the dark. We all agreed we wouldn’t have liked to work down the mine! To end our day we visited the school. The children tried to write in their best handwriting using the slate but all found this quite tricky. We found out about the cane and decided we like Whitburn Primary more than Beamish Primary!
We were thrilled to receive an exciting update about one of our year two pupils and his incredible achievements in football over the space of one month.
Theo was asked to play for Blackburn Rovers in a mini tournament and he’s been asked back by them to play away to Aston Villa. He played in a mini tournament at Manchester United’s Training academy and did so well that he’s also been invited down by Manchester United for training!
He also played at Sheffield Wednesday’s academy helping another team out.
Theo was lucky to be a mascot for Sunderland’s first team v Doncaster on Good Friday and got to meet all his favourite players.
We were thrilled to see so many of our children receiving their 100% attendance awards for spring term. Many of the children received their bronze award but we also had numerous children who achieved silver awards for full attendance since September. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that they can continue to attend every day in summer term.
A huge thank you to everybody who came along to help the children with their Easter craft activities. We thoroughly enjoyed welcoming you to school and we think the standard of egg designs was incredibly high. We hope you all have an amazing Easter break and we’ll look forward to seeing the children after the holidays.
Year five visited the Openzone to film and produce our own movies about landmarks on the River Tyne. We learned how to use a range of different apps on the Ipads to create movies with us as the stars! We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and can’t wait to use our new movie-making skills to produce more great films.
Michelle, who works in the lab for Northumbrian Water, came into year 6 to do some experiments. She taught us about what to not put down the toilet and the sink. We learned about the toilet water cycle and that it is healthy. We also conducted experiments about what happened to certain materials that were put down the toilet. We talked about littering and the environment and we have filled an eco-brick with non-recyclable plastics in school too. We learned a lot – but it was fun too. Phoebe, Y6