KS2 Sports Day

KS2 Sports Day took on a new format this year.  Parents and pupils enjoyed watching Year 3 and 4 boys and girls race over 400m and Year 5 boys and girls race over 600m to gain points for their teams.

There was then the culmination of a week of “Kicky Rounders” with all teams playing for more points.

Tug-of-war completed the morning with parents, teachers and children all being involved.

Thank-you to helpers on: refreshments – Mrs Moore, Mrs Ramshaw and Mrs Dunn; scoring – Mrs Hird and finish line co-ordinator / tug-of-war starter – Sarah from PWA!

Monies donated will go towards kit for next year’s event! Thank-you.

Rugby Rampages Through School!

From our Parent/Pupils After-School Club to Year 3/4’s Sky Try Rugby coaching and tournament to Year 5/6’s PE lessons, rugby has been enjoyed by many pupils this term!

Thank-you to Mr Taylor for fabulous sessions where everyone showed good progress whilst having a giggle!  Thank-you also for your generous gifts of rugby balls for each pupil participant!

Sky Try is all about helping more children enjoy Rugby League nationwide. It’s a ground breaking new partnership initiative between the RFL, Sky and the Rugby League Foundations.

Sky Try is the biggest ever programme of Rugby League opportunities in primary and secondary schools.
Sky Try is helping 700,000 more children and young people have fun, get active, grow in confidence and enjoy Rugby League.

The Sky Try campaign inspires children and young people through professional Rugby League clubs and major Rugby League events. Sky Try is changing the future of Rugby League by giving hundreds of thousands of children and young people a high quality introduction to the sport and helping them to find more playing local opportunities – from school teams to local community clubs and the award-winning talent pathway.

Fractions Wall in Maths 19.02.18

In Year 4/5 we have started a new Maths topic all about fractions. To help with our visual understanding of fractions, and particularly equivalent fractions, we created our own fraction walls. Using our understanding of division to help calculate equal parts, we then used our measuring skills to identify different fractions. We even managed to have some fun at the same time!

Homework project: Famous Author presentations 25.02.18

To coincide with World Book Day on March 2nd, children in Year 4/5 have completed a homework project all about their favourite authors. Some chose to complete a poster; others a PowerPoint presentation and some planned a group presentation to share to the class. We found out lots of exciting things about authors, such as Roald Dahl (Did you know he did a lot of his writing in a shed?) and David Walliams (who has raised thousands of pounds for charity swimming the Thames and the English Channel). A super effort, Year 4/5! Well done!

To read Jonathan’s project on David Walliams, click here: Jonathan’s project on David Walliams

Children In Need Ramble

What a day we had in the Durham countryside!  Huge thanks to Mr and Mrs Greenwell for their continued generosity in allowing us to ramble across their land!

The weather failed to dampen our spirits and there were smiles and giggles all round – what a wonderful way to raise money for such a good cause!

If you haven’t returned your sponsor money, or made a donation, please do so!

Handwriting Upper Key Stage 2

Our September handwriting competition was judged by Mr Miller whose chosen top three showed “good size for easy reading and consistent formation of letters.”  Well done to Katie, Emily and Macey for 1st-3rd places respectively

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CountryFile Ramble for Children In Need

The Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need 2017

This year’s Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need is taking place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October and pupils in Y4/5 and Y5/6 will be doing theirs on 11th October.  We will be raising money to help some of Britain’s most vulnerable youngsters.
Last year our combined efforts raised more than £1.5 million – money that right now is helping children in desperate circumstances. By taking part we really will help change lives.
Our ramble will take place over private land in County Durham thanks to generous friends of Dunn Street Mr and Mrs Greenwell.  They will join us alongside school governor, Mrs Smith, more friends of Dunn Street: Mrs Noble and Katie.
Please start collecting sponsorship money and hopefully we will have as good a time as the previous two years!