Welcome to our school.
Our school teaches children from age 3 to 7 years.
We have a Nursery unit with morning and afternoon groups.
In school we have 6 classes from Reception to Year 2.
Our school has approximately 170 children.
Welcome to Year 1.
There are 2 classes in Year 1.
The children in our classes are aged between 5 and 6 years old.
For the foundation subjects we work within our own classes and set both classes for literacy and numeracy.
In Year 1 daily activities vary, ranging from class-based lessons in literacy to the more informal, practical tasks in art and technology.
We enjoy designing and making in technology. We make a menu for a party, pop-up toys and a jointed insect. We find out about colours and texture, and we learn how to print and make collage pictures.
In Science we investigate materials, forces and living processes using our termly topics of 'The Kitchen', 'The Toy Shop' and 'The School Garden'.
We use our computer suite for work in ICT.
In PE we enjoy practising ball skills and working on apparatus.
Year 1 visits to Timothy Hackworth Museum, Preston Hall Museum and Durham Botanic Gardens help us in our topic work.
Welcome to Year 2.
There are two Year 2 classes in our school.
Like Year 1 we work within our classes for the foundation subjects and set for literacy and numeracy.
We have three topics over the year, 'Journeys', 'Washing Day' and 'Living Things'.
In the Autumn term we study the journey of our local river, the river Wear and how journeys are made by various kinds of transport today and long ago.
In the Spring term we look at how washing of clothes, people and dishes were done long ago and today. We also learn about Durham Cathedral and the Water Cycle.
In the Summer term we learn about living things including people, insects and frogs. We also learn about life cycles.
In Year 2 we do a lot of work on our garden pond and look at how it changes over the year. We measure the length, depth, width and temperature of the pond.
We have interesting trips in Year 2 which help us with our topics. We go to Newcastle Discovery Museum, Durham Cathedral and St. Mary's lighthouse at Tynemouth.