Reading Week- Thursday

Today we have had Mark Carton a children’s author in school. He worked with years 3, 4, 5 and 6. The children have been inspired and are now budding authors.

Year reception and year 2 went to find book characters at West Boldon Lodge.


No Pen Day!

Year 6 rehearsing their performance of The Queen’s Orang-utan by David Walliams as part of our No Pen Day.

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Reading Fun!

This week year 6 came to share a story with year 2. Year 6 read with the year 2 children and they then worked together to answer questions about the story. Great team work! Thank you year 6!

What’s the Matter? – Newcastle University Outreach Visit

Years 5 and 6 were treated to a morning from Newcastle University last Thursday where they explored various states of matter. They had great fun, with lots of hands on activities, in finding out the difference between solids, liquids and gases.

Admittedly (even for us) the “Elephant’s Toothpaste” experiment was a hit! We’ve put our science heads on to tell you a bit about it

The foam that’s made is special because each tiny foam bubble is filled with oxygen. The yeast acted as a catalyst (a helper) to remove the oxygen from the hydrogen peroxide. Since it did this very fast, it created lots and lots of bubbles. The children were drawn towards noticing that the bottle got warm. The experiment created a reaction called an Exothermic Reaction – that means it not only created foam, it created heat!

This experiment is called “Elephant’s Toothpaste” because it looks like toothpaste coming out of a tube, but don’t get the foam in your mouth!

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