Events and Visits

Recycle your batteries here!

As part of our commitment to the environment and as a rights respecting school we are collecting batteries to recycle . Hopefully by now, you will have received your recycled  battery collection box . School Council / Rights Respecters will collect the batteries every...

Year 6 – pond dipping!

Environment Week has been fantastic for all of us - it culminated in Year 6 visiting our pond to investigate the different insects that live there. Article 13: You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or...

Tremendous Tetrahedrons

Today the Elms, Oaks and Beeches had an excellent session with Wilmont Dixon turning canes and elastic bands into mini tetrahedrons. We then connected all the mini tetrahedrons together and created a tremendous tetrahedron, which towered over everyone.

Quadkids Final at Kingsmeadow

We had a fantastic time representing Windy Nook Primary at the Gateshead Final of Year 3 and 4 Quadkids at Kingsmeadow School in Dunston. The sun was shining, the team was smiling and every team member gave each event 100%. You can tell by some of the looks on their...

Can We Build It?

Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education. Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. Yes we can! Clare from Wilmott Dixon came to work with Y2 today and set them a challenge to build structures only using...

Last day at Ford Castle!

Here are the final photos from our last day at Ford Castle - apologies for them being late. Article 24: You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.

Governor viewpoint – Ford Castle Residential

This week I was lucky enough to accompany year 6 on their residential to Ford Castle and it was absolutely fantastic! The adventure started on Monday morning , the excitement from the children on approaching the castle was a delight to see. After lunch and an hour...

Ford Castle: Year 6, the trailblazers!

I took this photograph on Tuesday evening and as you can see the sun was shining brightly on the outer walls of the castle. For me this pic just about sums up our visit this year. This is the first year that Windy Nook has visited Ford Castle and because of the...

A very good morning from Ford Castle.

The children are well-rested and everyone has enjoyed a full breakfast and ready to take on today's activities: Nightline, Archery, Survival Skills and Leap of Faith are just a few of the sessions that the children are looking forward to participating in today. We'll...

Greetings from Ford Castle

What an amazing first day we've had! Lunch in the gardens was very quickly followed by some excellent activities including: Crate Stack, Zipwire and Aqua Challenge. We are all off to have our evening meal now and looking forward to tonight's session. Please keep...

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