Year 1 and Year 2 smashed their winter performance delivering a perfect show for their grown ups. The audience was spellbound by their beautiful singing, acting and outstanding narration!
Our newly elected school council from Valley View and Hedworthfield were welcomed by the Deputy Mayor for a tour of the Town Hall in South Shields this week.
The children learned about the history of the Town Hall, they created their own school crest, they participated in a very challenging question time and took a vote on whether to ban homework or not !
It was a great visit, our school council were amazing ambassadors for our schools.
Thank you so much to the Town Hall staff, Deputy Mayor and Councillors who made us feel so welcome.
We had a visit from the Dog Trust today, The children learned about how dogs have feelings and how we would approach a dog to keep us safe and not to distress the dog.
Parents and Carers joined their children for an afternoon helping bees, butterflies and other insects. Everyone planted wildflowers to help the school grounds for nature, they then made a recycled butterfly feeder, plant pot and hanging basket full of butterfly friendly flowers to take home.
Thank you to everyone who took part and to West Boldon Lodge for working with us.
Look at our baby chicks hatching !
The children are learning all about plants in gardening club. They have been working very hard planting flowers around the school grounds and sowing seeds in the Hedworthfield vegetable plot.
Our school nurse visited us to teach us how we can help keeping our bodies healthy and the importance of hand washing. We learnt where germs come from and how to wash our hands correctly to stop germs from spreading.
As part of their topic ‘Zoom’ Year 1 enjoyed a trip to the George Stephenson Railway Museum. The children enjoyed going on a train hunt, listening to the story of George Stephenson’s life and experiencing a very special train ride with Santa.
Year 1 and Language Unit 1 visited St Nicholas’ church to understand why it is so important to Christians.
Father Raymond talked about all the wonderful things the church provides for the Christian community. The children also looked around the different parts of the church and identified a range of features.
The children enjoyed exploring the church and finding out what it has to offer the local community.