Six of our Ash Class pupils were chosen to attend the Gymnastics Tournament at Willowburn Leisure Centre in Alnwick. They did brilliantly and although they didn't win, they put lots of effort in and had great fun! Well Done!!
Oak Class Assembly
Oak class hosted Family Assembly this week and fittingly told the story of Valentine with it being Valentine's Day. They did really well standing in front of lots of family members and gave out beautiful handmade cards to relatives in the audience.
Year 4 Cluster Day At Lowick First School
Here are a few pictures of some of the activities the year 4s got up to at Lowick as part of the cluster days that are arranged in preparation for Middle School transition.
Christmas Craft Morning
We held a Christmas Craft Morning alongside Christmas Jumper Day, we invited family members and friends to come along and do some organised craft activities with the children. We invited older children from Berwick Middle School and Berwick Academy to lead some activities too. The morning was very well supported and the children loved having family members and friends with them around school!
A few of our children were selected to perform in the local First School Choir at The Maltings in a showing of The Snowman with an orchestra accompaniment. They were absolutely fantastic and performed exceptionally well in front of lots of people, twice! Well done.
The Hancock Museum Trip
Everyone had a fantastic day away to Newcastle to the Great North Museum (also known as the Hancock Museum) as part of Space week. The children loved the experience, especially the Planetarium show!
Afterschool Cricket Club
Some of our Year 3 and Year 4 children have been enjoying our afterschool cricket club run by our cricket coach Mr Nutt.
Berwick Academy Music Festival
The children all did amazingly well in performing their song during the music competition in the morning at Berwick Academy. So well that we won a second place position to perform in the evening! Thank you all for attending and showing such a massive amount of support for music at Scremerston.
St Paul's Church Coffee Morning
Our Oak class attended the coffee morning at St Paul's church in Spittal on Thursday to talk to everyone about seaside conservation and protection. They talked about their fantastic displays and pieces of writing before having a picnic style lunch with some parents/family who were able to come along too.
Oak and Elm classes loved their trip to Spittal Beach, they found all sorts of creatures and learnt a lot about the protection and conservation of the seaside as well as having lots of fun!
Our Year 3 & Year 4s enjoyed a fantastic trip to Brinkburn Priory and took part in lots of different activities.
Ford Forest School
Here are some photos from the year 4 Forest School out at Ford as part of the cluster days before moving up to year 5. The children had a brilliant time working together and completing a number of different outdoor tasks.
Kielder Residential 2019 continued
As promised here are a few more photos from Kielder!
Kielder Residential 2019
Here is a snippet of some of the exciting activities the Year 4s got to experience at Kielder this year! Everyone had a fantastic time despite the weather being a little soggy! Keep a lookout, there's more photos to come...
Luckily the weather was on our side on Tuesday for our Biker's Breakfast to support Bike Week. Everyone who cycled to school that day enjoyed a well earned bacon roll when they got here, parents included! Afterwards our bikeability friend George set up some fun tasks for the children and got to work giving some of the bikes a little TLC.
Our fantastic new uniform being showcased by some of our children.
The children loved learning how to play Kidditch.
Y4 Tag Rugby
Some of our Year 4s in the tag rugby team.
Oak and Ash classes visited Jupiter Artland to learn about the types of sculptures they have there and their meanings.
Zoolab visited with all their wonderful animals for the children to meet and learn about.
Our year 3 children have had a fantastic time attending the Hoopstarz event at the Swan Centre for Leisure.
World Book Day!
We all had a fantastic day dressing up as our favourite characters for World Book Day. The children enjoyed taking part in book themed activities throughout the day.
Grace Darling Museum
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
First World War 100th Anniversary
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.
Children In Need
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.
25 Books Before Bedtime
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.
New Playground Equipment
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.
Lunch Time Leaders
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.
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!
Chinese New Year
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.
Sports Day 2020
We held a mini sports day for all of the children in school on Thursday 9th July! Everyone had a brilliant time and the effort was outstanding along with fantastic sportsmanship from all teams! Well done!!
All of the children paraded the Olympic torches they had made earlier in the day then the races kicked off with a running race, followed by the egg and spoon race, standing jump, bean bag throwing and the finale was the assault course, which was demonstrated superbly by Mrs Reid and Mrs Huntly!!!
There was a presentation at the end for Gold, Silver and Bronze winners from each 'bubble' and everyone enjoyed a well deserved ice lolly afterwards!
Well done everyone! It was a lovely little bit of normal in the current circumstances and brilliant for the Year 4s to be able to have their last Scremerston Sports Day!
Thank A Teacher Day 20/05/20
National Thank a Teacher Day is a day when we, as a nation, can come together to say Thank You to teachers and school staff across the country who make a huge difference to young people’s lives - not just now during these unprecedented times - but every day!
Please see the messages and artwork below, sent in by you for our teachers and support staff!
'I would like to say thank you to all Scremerston First School teaching and support staff for their patience, encouragement and commitment to our children’s education, safety and well being.
I am proud to say that my children attended Scremerston First School.
I think that you are all doing an especially fantastic job in the current circumstances and I appreciate you being there to provide care and support when we have needed to work. An extra special thank you for that.'
'Many thanks to all staff at Scremerston First School. We appreciate all your hard work and effort during the lockdown period - and at all times - and hope everyone is very safe. Lara is looking forward to returning to school!'
'Thank a teacher day , hope you are all well, you do an amazing job and we appreciate everything you do x'
World Book Day 09/03/20
We all had a great day celebrating World Book Day together with our parents. It was lovely to see everyone's costumes. All of the children did an amazing job teaching their parents a Speed Sounds session and then enjoying a range of phonics and spelling activities! We all enjoyed a picnic lunch together where we shared stories and then in the afternoon we were lucky enough to enjoy a theatre production of "Robin Hood." Thank you to the parents for making such an effort to come and spend the day (and get dressed up!) We also appreciate the lovely feedback...
"I enjoyed being in school and finding out what the children are learning and how fun it is."
"Was really nice to spend time with my child in school and see his world."
"I enjoyed seeing how confident and comfortable the children were in their learning."
"Seeing how the kids learn in school will help me to carry it on at home."
"Today has been an excellent experience of my child's school life."
"Great opportunity to spend the day together dressed up!"
Year 8 Collaborative Writing Morning
The Year 8s from Tweedmouth Middle School came to participate in a collaborative writing morning with Oak Class and Year 4. They all had a very productive morning, producing some incredible pieces of writing. Well done to all!