The World Around Us

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Another wonderful week in nursery!

Another wonderful week in nursery!

This week we have participated in the whole school Olympics Celebration Day. We made some fantastic Argentinian Flags on Monday and Tuesday. We painted the appropriate sections light blue and glued on the Argentinian badge. We stripped some Willow sticks of their...

Liz Million visits Windy Nook!

Liz Million visits Windy Nook!

Yesterday, Liz Million came to Windy Nook for the day to share her amazing knowledge on illustrating. She worked with the whole school in workshops across the day. Liz began to share her story to the children about how she is from Darlington, went to university in...

UKS2 Take a Trip to Felling!

UKS2 Take a Trip to Felling!

This term in geography, UKS2 have been looking at trade. In class, we learnt about how trade has changed over time and what is classed as local, national or international. We then had the opportunity to go out on a fieldwork trip where we looked at the different types...

What is the Torah and why is it special to Jewish people?

What is the Torah and why is it special to Jewish people?

This week the children have been looking at the the Jewish holy book the Torah and why it is special to them.  They found out that in the synagogue there is at least one Torah and it has a special cover called a mantle. Jewish families have the Torah as a book at home...

Windy Nook -vs- Ghana

Windy Nook -vs- Ghana

This half terms geography topic was comparing Windy Nook to Ghana in Africa. The children began the topic by locating the UK and Ghana on the map of the world as well as naming and locating the world's 7 continents and five oceans. Next they compared human and...

Art around the world!

Art around the world!

In LKS2, this term, we have been looking at art for our topic and in particular, focussing on the skills of a range of artists from all over the world. We began our topic by using a map to find four figure grid reference for the places that artists such as Picasso,...

Studying the Stone Age

Studying the Stone Age

This term in history UKS2 having been studying the Stone age and where it fits on a timeline in history. During these lessons they researched and planned a report on Skara Brae. They also learned about farming from the Stone Age through to the 1900s and visited the...

Me Presento – UKS2 Spanish

Me Presento – UKS2 Spanish

This half term, children in Upper Key Stage 2 have learned how to talk about themselves in Spanish. They have practiced conversational Spanish and spoken about where they live, their age and their name. Children have had lots of opportunities to work on the speaking...

Comic Relief at Windy Nook

Comic Relief at Windy Nook

Staff and children at Windy Nook made a great effort on Friday to support comic relief, with many wearing red to support the day. Children shared their best jokes in a competition which saw a winner chosen from each class. As well as the show of support in clothing...

Learning about Life Cylces

Learning about Life Cylces

During our science lessons the children were learning about 'Living Things and Their Habitats'. In one particular lesson they researched the life cycle of a mammal of their choice. They then used two paper plates and a split pin to create a life cycle wheel for their...

La Fruta

La Fruta

We all know it is important to eat plenty of fruit and now, should the children from Key Stage 2 need be in a Spanish-speaking country, they will be able to ask for their favourite fruit in Spanish. This half-term children have learned the names of different fruits...

Road Safety in Year 3

Road Safety in Year 3

This term, Year 3 have been taking part in road safety lessons. Children have been going outside of school and considering how we can cross the roads safely. They have been taught the green cross code and can now remember this excellently. In our summary lesson, we...