Author Archives: Mrs M. Whitelaw

Meet Our School Council Members 2019-2020

Meet Our School Council Members 2019-2020

Hello everyone!  We are your new School Councillors for 2019-2020.  Thank you for your votes!   We are all committed Ambassadors of Mindfulness and are looking forward to helping you to make our great school even greater!  We are all ready to collect your suggestions on how to improve various aspects of school life and will do all we can to implement them!  We will also be running ‘Friend Fridays’ from the Y3 classroom on Friday lunchtimes to help you solve any problems or worries you might have.  We will keep you posted on our display in school – it is at the door where Y2-Y6 enter in the morning…

“We have a WORRY BOX for you to place any worries that you might have.  You will find this in the library.  Lift the monster’s mouth and it will eat your worry – we are always here to listen to you and to help you!”

“If you have a suggestion, then put it in our SUGGESTION BOX in the LIBRARY and we will discuss how to help at our next School Council meeting.  I’ll listen to anyone, even if you want to tell me something random, like llamas and sloths jumping over the moon!”

“I want to help people be the best they can be in school!”

“I want to be the best friend I can and help everyone touch a rainbow!”

“I want to make sure more children enjoy our school meals, rather than just bringing packed lunch every day, by finding out what people might want to add to the menu.”

“I will do anything it takes to solve any problem in this school!”

“I am looking forward to all the meetings we will have.  I am a good listener.”

“I will do my very best as a councillor and am looking forward to all the jobs we will do for this school, like decorating display work.”

“I am looking forward to trying to help people.  We will have lunchtime sessions in Mrs. Whitelaw’s class to listen to any problems you might have.”

“I want music in the lunch hall for dinner and in the classes to spread happiness.”

“I want to help people bring fun equipment back into the playground.”

“I would like to get ‘Fruit To Suit’ back!”

“I want to make the school a better place so no one gets hurt and everyone has a good time!”


Y3 Tynemouth Trip!

Y3 Tynemouth Trip!

We had the most wonderful time on our trip to Tynemouth on Wednesday 10th July.  We visited the park (where the monks of Tynemouth Priory kept their gardens), North Shields Fish Quay (where we saw the superb sculpture commemorating all the fishermen lost at sea), Admiral Collingwood’s monument, Tynemouth Priory, and King Edward’s Bay.  Thank…Read More

Y3 Geography: Comparing Chile and England

Y3 Geography: Comparing Chile and England

We are very lucky that Alice in our class is from Chile and would like to say a huge thank you to her Uncle Luis for giving up his time this morning to share his knowledge about the country in which they were born.  Take a look at all the work we have been doing…Read More

Elections for School Council 2019

Elections for School Council 2019

Today Y1 to Y6 have been voting for their chosen candidates to elect as new School Council members.  Candidates delivered their manifestos very well, and class members voted for one boy and one girl to represent their class.  Watch this space for the results…      Read More

Y3’s Prehistoric Pottery

Y3’s Prehistoric Pottery

Last Wednesday we had a visit from Sarah Lord, an iron age woman who taught us all about the history of pottery from the Palaeolithic era to the Iron Age.  We made our own Prehistoric pots using natural objects and tools that Prehistoric people would have used.  You can see it all here!  What a…Read More

Y3 Science:  Investigating Dispersal of Tree Seeds

Y3 Science: Investigating Dispersal of Tree Seeds

Using models of different tree seeds that Mother Nature had designed to disperse far from the parent tree (in order to have space, more light and more water to grow), Year 3 investigated the design of 8 different seeds.  Each Year 3 scientist, with the help of our Work Experience volunteers, pretended to be the…Read More

Y3 Design And Technology:  Tynemouth Priory

Y3 Design And Technology: Tynemouth Priory

Y3 were given card, double-sided sticky tape, scissors, crayons and felt-tips, as well as some great techniques for designing (such as scoring, joining hinges, standing feet, etc.) to creat a replica of Tynemouth Priory that would stand alone.  Just look at what they accomplished independently!          Read More