Our school is taking part in the ‘walk-a-marathon-in-a-month’ activity. This is a whole school activity where staff and children either jog, run or walk at their own pace for 15 minutes at the beginning of each day. This initiative helps improve physical and mental health and wellbeing and helps to raise attainment. 

Elm Class enjoyed a lovely trip to The Grace Darling Museum. They took part in a workshop and made puppets to tell the story of Grace Darling.  They also visited the Church and the play park.

Ash Class were lucky enough to enjoy a fantastic day at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. They time travelled, witnessed a volcanic eruption, flew over a glacier, enjoyed the view from a submarine, took a 4D venture through Earth’s biomes and visited the Rainforest – as well as enjoying a ‘supervolcanoes’ film in the showdome.  Everyone had a busy day full of learning and full of fun!

Oak Class have produced some lovely self-portraits ......  can you guess who they are? 

Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust Infection Prevention and Control Nurses visited children in Elm and Oak Classes to education them about good hand hygiene and cough etiquette.  

Oak Class enjoyed making potions as part of a reading comprehension activity and a maths activity.  The class were reading George's Marvellous Medicine and had to make their own marvellous medicine by using their reading skills to follow set instructions, look at labelled ingredients and add the correct amount to their potion in the correct order.  They also had to measure capacity, compare amounts and problem solve. 

The whole school has enjoyed taking part in our Forest School activities learning to identify trees, making tree ID books, looking for and identifying mini-beasts then creating models of them using natural materials, building shelters, making ropes and tying knots........... here are just a few photos

The whole school visited St. Peter's Church in Scremerston  to join in a special celebration to honour the 100th Anniversary of the ending of the First World War.  There was a special blessing of the display of a cascade of poppies flowing down from the Church porch onto the graveyard.  Some of the children dressed up in WW1 clothing and they all entertained the congregation with the song 'Hey, Mr Miller'. 

Sunday 11th November  A wreath was laid at the War Memorial on behalf of the school.

Oak Class visited The Hirsel as part of their English topic on instructions. The children followed a set of instructions carefully to bake some Soda Bread. The children also had the opportunity to try some different types of bread such as baguettes, naan, ciabatta, seeded and wholemeal. As well as all of this the children went on an Autumnal walk around the estate. They collected acorns and Autumn leaves and were allowed to pick their very own corn cob. 

We celebrated Children in Need by having an own clothes day and the children took part in pudsey-related activities.    We raised £89.03 to send to Children in Need.

On Thursday 29th November we launched our '25 Books before Bedtime' challenge. The children were invited to wear their pyjamas in school for the day and at 3pm Mrs Smith explained how the challenge would work.  Parents and children then participated in a variety of activities including 'book swap', making healthy snacks, designing a character for a story, working out which book belonged to members of staff, enjoying hot chocolate with marshmallows and listening to stories.

Friday 14th December, we held our Christmas Craft morning and welcomed parents, guardians and friends to school.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their morning.  Special thanks to our Governor Barbara Reed who along with staff and children from Berwick and Tweedmouth Middle Schools, organised the craft activities.  Tea, coffee, mince pies and Christmas cake were served afterwards and special thanks must go to Iceland in Berwick who kindly donated the cake and mince pies.

On Wednesday 19th December we all enjoyed our Christmas lunch. 

The children have been enjoying using the new playground equipment at breaks and lunch times. We have got gardening equipment, large construction, a radio, different ball games, hoops, skipping and some large pieces of fabric for pretend play. 

The Year 4 pupils have recently been promoted to “Lunchtime Leaders”. As part of their new job, the children are expected to plan activities to help the younger children play nicely, safely and to keep all the children in school active over lunchtime break.

The Year 4 Lunchtime Leaders are currently planning and organising lunchtime clubs, such as football, cricket, basketball, tag rugby, den building, dressing up, dancing and gardening.

Jewson, building merchant in Tweedmouth very kindly replied to a letter written by the children and agreed to donate an outdoor site radio to the school in order to help the children establish a musical and dance area at lunchtime.

Hoop Starz

We had a visit from Hoop Starz this week. The children all greatly enjoyed learning some new trick and routines. It's great to see them practising at breaks and lunchtimes too! 

The children enjoyed participating in some Chinese New Year celebrations on Tuesday 5th February. We all enjoyed a special Chinese themed lunch with real chopsticks and fortune cookies! The children then had great fun doing some dragon dancing and Chinese crafts in the afternoon.