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Dinosaur Drama at Windy Nook!

There was huge excitement at school this morning when we returned from the half term holiday to find a huge bone in our wild life area! Some of the children wondered if it was the bone of a Tyrannosaurus Rex or perhaps a Pterodactyl? There was lots of speculation!...

Phonics fun in nursery

We have been writing and saying the phoneme 'p' today.  Pirate Pete helped us by saying, 'Down the plait and over the pirates face',  which helped us remember which way to guide our pens.We practiced writing it in the air and on a white board and then we tasted some,...

Super reading skills in the Dragonflies

The children in Dragonflies have enjoyed reading questions and working out if the answer is yes or no. They had lots of fun sorting the questions. The children used their super phonic skills to help them decode the words and make sense of the questions. Article 28:...

Lunch time buddies

There's so much going on at lunch time in Windy Nook. Specially trained buddies from KS2 meet up with buddies from KS1 to play word games and enjoy reading together. Not only are our children learning, they are making new friends too!     Article 31: You have the...

Gateshead Library

Christina from Gateshead library came to visit us today. She told us that the library is free to join and that you can borrow twenty books at one time! Christina also read us a story which we really enjoyed! We all agreed that books and reading are fantastic and we...

New non-fiction books!

Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education. Article 31: You have the right to play and rest. Lots of new non-fiction books have been put in the KS2 library this week. They have been bought using some of our 'rewards' from the book fair we held in...

Owls research Leonardo da Vinci

Article 13: You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way unless it harms or offends other people. Article 17: You have the right to get information that is important to your well-being,...

Da Vinvi Research in Robins

This week, children in Robins have been learning about Leonardo Da Vinci as it is almost 500 years since his death. They have enjoyed learning some very interesting facts about him and can't wait to write their non-chronological reports later this week. Did you know...

A busy week of learning!

This week we have been reading the story of The Gingerbread Man.  In Maths, we counted gingerbread men onto our baking trays, but some of them ran away! We had to count how many were left! Also, we have enjoyed using the new enhancements in our writing area. Our...

How do you write an explanation?

Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education. Year 2 have been finding out how to write an explanation text. We have all become frog fact experts. First we read a piece of text about the frog life cycle. Then we looked carefully for enriched vocabulary....

World Book Day in the Dragonflies

The Dragonflies came to school in their pyjamas for world book day. They enjoyed reading books, writing stories and swapping books with their friends. The winner of our story writing competition won our Laugh out loud book "Oi Cat!" Article 28  All children and young...

Celebrating World Book Day!

The Ladybirds have been enjoying celebrating World Book Day today.  We talked about the books they had brought into school and then the children enjoyed reading and sharing them with their friends! It was lovely to see the stories that the children choose to read and...

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