The children in Year 2 worked very hard to create their own WANTED posters for the Lambton worm. The children wrote their own detailed descriptions of the worm. They tried hard to include lots of adjectives and similes to make their descriptions the best they could.
As part of the creative curriculum topic based on the ‘proposed’ developments on Blaydon Burn, Year Six have been studying different types of land use and land use changes in and around the Blaydon area. They have been looking at the effects of each of these different land uses on the local area.
What types of land use can you see in these pictures ?
Year Six have been set a challenge to design a new bridge to go over the river at Newburn. Their first task is to write an article about the new bridge for a local newspaper. They worked together in groups to generate ideas and come up with their own individual design.
What do you think the landscape would look like in 2064 ? Year Six have been looking at the area around school and discussing changes over the years. They were challenged to sketch what they thought the landscape would look like in the year 2064 and justify why they thought that.
To complete their artwork on the local environment in 2064, year Six looked at the work of local artist George Hunter. His work is quite modern and used broad colours. Year Six replicated his techniques using pastels.
Do you know who has been influential in the development of modern day Blaydon ? Year Six do ! When they were told they were going to find out about influential individuals, they didnt realise that meant doing some orienteering ! Using a map of the grounds they found different pieces of information which built up a picture of each individual. We also discovered that one person in class is related to Coffee Johnny and someone in the house where Joseph Cowen was born !
The children in year 2 used Google Maps to locate various landmarks and well known buildings from our local town Blaydon. The children were able to identify; The River Tyne, Blaydon train station, Metrocentre, Scotswood Bridge, McDonalds and school.
The children in Year 1 and Year 2 were very lucky to welcome a doctor and nurse to school today.
Doctor Williams and Mr Hutchinson, Lily’s mum and dad came to tell us about their jobs as a doctor (GP) and a nurse.
They told us many about the things they do help patients and how they make people feel better.
The children were able to look at some of the equipment that they use. Mr Hutchinson wore his “blues” that he wears in the operation theatre as well as his hat and mask. He explained how this helps to prevent spreading infections which is very important.
Year six are in the midst of creating their own Blaydon race songs. Working in groups, they wrote their new version, having listened to the 2013 version, written to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Blaydon race.
Here are some of the new versions of the Blaydon Races as written by Year 6 …..
Au jumped on the metro train, Loic Remy was there.
Oh ma gosh I got a shock and aw began to stare.
I went to Newcastle stadium to se the famous Toon,
It was two thousand an’ fourteen on a summer’s afternoon.
Oh me lads ya should o seen is gannin’,
Passing the folks along the road just as they were stannin’.
Al the lads and lasses there al the smiling faces,
Gannin’ along the Geordie Road…
To see me favourite places.
We went to beat the Sunderland team, I knew that we would win.
But when we got beat them I felt like a rubbish bin
I was very angry that we lost ‘cause we have a good team
I was so in shock that I was about to scream.
I got in ma brothers car, he has just past his test.
We flew roond corners an’ I nearly lost me vest!
I knocked on me Movers door, but I divent think she saw me.
All I wanted was to have a hot cup o tea.
The children at St. Mary & St. Thomas Aquinas Primary School celebrated European Language Day. The children in Year 1 and Year 2 learnt to sing the song “If your’re happy and you know it clap your hands” in Italian.