||Key stage 1 testing period.
|Monday 9 May 2016
||Key stage 2 English reading test, reading booklet and associated answer booklet.
|Tuesday 10 May 2016
||Key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, Paper 1, short answer questions. Key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, Paper 2, spelling.
|Wednesday 11 May 2016
||Key stage 2 mathematics, Paper 1 arithmetic test. Key stage 2 mathematics, Paper 2 reasoning.
|Thursday 12 May 2016
||Key stage 2 mathematics, Paper 3, reasoning.
|Weeks commencing 6 June and 13 June
||Key stage 2 science sampling test period.
|Week commencing 13 June
||Phonics screening check week.
Following on from Parents’ Week, we thought parents of Year 2 and Year 6 pupils would find this short video about this year’s SATs helpful:
CLICK HERE FOR 2016 National Curriculum Tests (SATs): information for parents
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Further information about assessment at Dunn Street can be found by clicking here.
We have been working with Sarah from Groundwork to develop our knowledge and understanding of plants and to improve our school garden.
We tried out our new High Visibility vests on our recent visit to Jarrow Library. It was a dull day and you can easily see the reflective strips doing their job. Thank you Community Corner! We can’t wait to wear them to keep us safe on our next trip!
All of the children came to school for World Book Day with their favourite book. They discussed why they were their favourite books and we read them all! Some of the books Mrs Finnigan hadn’t even read! We loved the book called “There’s a Diplodocus at the Door” which Lennox Heslop brought in. It was a mixture of fiction and non-fiction which we all thought was very clever.
Year 1 have been learning all about the importance of breakfast throughout the topic “Bring on Breakfast” taken from the British Nutrition Foundation. We found out that most of us were eating cereal for breakfast, so we took a trip to Frankie and Benny’s to try a range of different breakfasts. It was so delicious!
A big thank you to all of the staff at Frankie and Benny’s!
As part of E Safety day, we watched a video from the CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre). It was called Lee and Kim’s Adventure: Animal Magic. Lee and Kim log onto a computer game on the internet where other people play too. They soon realise that not everyone is who they say they are.
We made masks and joined in with role play to highlight the importance of keeping our personal information to ourselves as we do not know who we are talking to. We now know we should not share the following things:
If we are worried about anybody or anything, we should tell a trusted adult immediately. This adult could be a parent, another family member or a teacher.
Stay safe everyone!
For more information about keeping safe online, click here.
We had our first percussion session with Mr O and it was so much fun. We used the instruments in and on our bodies – our voices and our hands to sing and to make patterns. We can’t wait for next week!
On Monday 5th October, we visited the Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth to support our Science topic, “Animals, including humans”. Although the weather was miserable, we had a fantastic time seeing all of the animals there.
We saw lots of different types of fish…
We saw mammals…
The otters didn’t smell very nice…
We saw reptiles…
and we felt the Bearded Dragon’s dry, scaly skin.
We enjoyed our packed lunches…
We had a rock pool experience and felt a sea urchin, a starfish and a sea snail…
Thank you Blue Reef Aquarium! We had a super time!
After reading the story “The Bog Baby”, the children in Year 1 created their own story maps. They picked out the main parts of the story from the beginning to the end and drew pictures to help them to retell the story. The children drew some fantastic pictures, particularly of the Bog Baby himself.
Super work Year 1!