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ACADEMY NEWS 2015-2016

Our dream sports day

Nissan helped us to create our dream 'Olympic' Sports Day on Tuesday.  Olympic athlete Laura Weightman and Team GB legend Darren Campbell MBE made guest appearances to make the day extra special and memorable.  All of our children took part in an opening ceremony, wearing masks and carrying flags.  Then the children were allowed to redesign a 'Nissan Leaf'  by covering it in good luck messages for the Rio-bound team.  The day was brought to life with a  host of Brazilian themed musicians and performers.  It was certainly a day to remember.  We are so thankful to Nissan, Mr Burn, Mr Pigford and Mr Carter for making this event possible and to everyone who was involved.  

Technology tom

Year 2 had a totally terrific time with 'Technology Tom' today making vehicles.   We learnt about forces like gravity and friction in science and did lots of great D&T work designing and making our own cars.  After we'd made our cars we tested them using ramps to investigate which car travelled the furtherest.  

Superhero day - cash for kids

The children were real superheroes today raising money for the 'Cash for Kids' charity.  The school have raised almost £400 and had a great afternoon dancing to the Superman song with Steve and Karen from Metro Radio and Black Lace.  A big well done to our school council for organising this event.  

FOREST SCHOOL - MRS WHITE'S CLASS (YEAR 2)

Year 2 have had another fantastic time in Forest School sketching flowers and going of a plant hunt.

Musical Extravaganza

Mrs Swirles and the children did us proud once again last night and put on another wonderful performance, however, I'm not quite sure what I can say about the staff choir.  Thank you to all those who attended and supported the event.  Tutors you are doing a fantastic job because they all sounded great! 

Christmas Carol Service

We would like to thank St. Matthews church in Newbottle for once again kindly welcoming us this year for our Christmas Carol Service.  The children's voices always sound so amazing echoing around the church.  

Christmas Jumper Day

We had lots of fun coming to school in our Christmas jumpers today.  We enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner and so did the teachers! Then we had an assembly about Kindness at Christmas.  The Christmas countdown has begun ... 

Christmas Pantomime

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 had a great time this morning watching Beauty and the Beast.  It was a lovely treat.  

Children in Need 

We had a non-uniform day and sold cakes to help raise money for Children in Need.  Thank you for all the cakes and kind donations.

Children in Need 

We had a non-uniform day and sold cakes to help raise money for Children in Need.  Thank you for all the cakes and kind donations.

Derwent Hill (November 2015)

Y5 / Y6 have returned from another exciting time at Derwent Hill.  We had a great time canoeing, gorge walking, orienteering, mountain walking, on the low ropes course and on the high challenge.  

Derwent Hill (November 2015)

Y5 / Y6 have returned from another exciting time at Derwent Hill.  We had a great time canoeing, gorge walking, orienteering, mountain walking, on the low ropes course and on the high challenge.  

Year 2 Visit - Hindu Temple

In RE Year 2 have been learning about Hinduism.  To help us find out how and where Hindu's worship we went on a visit to the Hindu Temple in Newcastle.  

We had lots of fun at the KS1 Halloween Disco tonight.  Thank you to everyone who helped to make the night possible.  

Anti-Bullying Conference

Year 5 and 6 eco and student councillors attended the Anti-Bullying Conference at Hetton Comprehensive School. Pupils took part in workshops focusing on cyber bullying and keeping safe online.

Meningitis Awareness Day

To raise awareness and funds for Meningitis Research we held a Meningitis Awareness Day in school.  The children were all given a purple ribbon to wear and some made a donation.  We had a whole school assembly.  Thank you for your continued support and kind donations.

To find out more information about the Meningitis Research Foundation please visit their website http://www.meningitis.org/