Our Year 5 children have visited our church graveyard to learn about some of the people who used to live in our local area. The ladies from church explained a little bit about some of the families and the children were able to calculate how old they were.
We held our own Blaydon Races in school last week. The children ran 1 mile around our school grounds and the Year 2 children learnt to sing the famous Blaydon Races...
We organised our own Blaydon Race in school. The children all competed a 1 mile route around our school field and playground.
Back in 1862, the Blaydon Races started. It was originally a horse race from Newcastle to Blaydon. Over the years it has changed from a horse race to a running race. It follows the same route and takes place each year on June 9th. Blaydon is the town where our school...
A short walk from our school we have a watermill. The children visit this often to learn about how the water wheel was used to grind flour. Many people who lived in our village worked here in the past.
The children looked at some old maps of the local area to try to find some of the features they spotted on the walk.