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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.

Monitoring of History and Geography

One of the best bits of being a school governor is having the opportunity to speak to the children about their experiences of learning at Windy Nook. I recently visited school to monitor how History and Geography are delivered and this began with a discussion with...

It’s All About Team Work!

Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education. Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents. Nightingales have been developing their teamwork skills in preparation for Key Stage 1 Sport's Day and School Games Day which will be...

Look at our d-eye-nosaurs!

This week, Robins have been working on their art skills looking at dinosaur eyes. They researched different eyes before designing 2 of their own. They then practiced making them using a glass eye and play dough to see which looked the most effective before they make...

Happy Fathers’ Day, from Snowdrops

To celebrate Dads, Step Dads, Grandads and any other important gentlemen in their lives, the Snowdrops got crafty and made some wallets for Fathers' Day. First, they had to fold their card just right. After that, they created seams with silver and gold pen. Once they...

Tulips’ Homework for 20.6.19

The homework pages for this coming week are the following: English (CGP Year 4) p36-37: Full stops and capital letters Maths (CGP Year 4) p6: Multiples Homework is due for the 20th and marked on the 21st. Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education. You...

Elms morning class homework for 21.6.19

This week’s homework is as follows: Maths p 70 & 71 Line graphs English p 38 & 39 Exclamation marks/sentence practice Reading p 12-13 Facts about hurricanes Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to...

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...

Freshly squeezed fruit juice lollies!

This week we have been making our own ice lollies form fruit juice. The children have helped me write this post by reminding me how they make their lollies. They have very good memories! "Get some oranges, lemons and limes. Squeeze the juice out. Put it in ice cube...

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...

Well done to Windy Nook!

A huge well done to everyone at Windy Nook Primary School who worked hard to achieve this award: Gateshead Schools’ Health and Wellbeing Bronze Award. We will continue to develop health and wellbeing provision in our school - next stop, Silver then Gold. Article 24:...

Quadkids Athletics

A team of children from Years 3 and 4 took part in the annual Quadkids cluster tournament at Colegate Primary.  The athletes took part in four events that tested their running, jumping and throwing capabilities.  Windy Nook finished top out of the seven schools,...

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