Key stage 2 children enjoyed a magical visit from Mr Delf of WSCC and his friend the nutty professor. They came to talk about choices. Mr Delf talked about personal choices including important choices like choosing your Secondary school. However, the children had lots of fun as the nutty professor kept catching them out with his magic tricks – no matter what choices they made.
Class 3 have been learning recycling and the importance of it. We have started to recycle in school and the children have been very interested in it. They learnt the ‘Busta and Pong’ recycling song and performed it in assembly.
Class 2’s assembly ‘was linked to their class reader ‘The Minpins by Roald Dahl’. In the book the main character, Little Billy, helps the Minpins defeat the terrible Gruncher by flying on the back of the swan. In the book there is mention of Cloudland. The children planned their own story about an adventure in Cloudland, they wrote descriptions about what they thought it would look like and then created a description of their own monster. They then wrote their stories which they read out in assembly.
Please keep voting and sharing our project – there are still 12 days until voting closes!
We are currently in 1st place with 1442 votes (Sunday 8th October), with 2nd place only about 100 votes behind us.
Remember to complete your child’s lightbulb voting card with 10 names who have voted for our project and return it to school by Friday 13th October to receive a prize.
Thank you for your support!
On Monday 25th September we had a visitor from the Woodland Trust visit our school to give our pupils in Key Stage 1 and 2 an assembly about the impact they, individually and as a school, can have on the environment. The children listened carefully to a story about planting trees and woodland.
Our ‘Green Leaders’ group are looking forward to working towards achieving the ‘Green Tree Schools Award’ this year (run by the Woodland Trust).
We took seven of our Key Stage 2 pupils to the Marks and Spencers store at Arnison Centre, Durham on Saturday 23rd September. The aim of the visit was to promote our project and attempt to get people to vote for us. The pupils were fantastic at spreading the word through handing out leaflets, having conversations with the public and using the iPads to get people to vote there and then.
Since returning to school from the visit we have received a lovely email from a lady we met on Saturday in store: ‘Just thought I would drop a line and say what a credit to your school the young boy is who was in Marks and Spencers canvassing for funding for your school. He was a pleasant, lovely boy and I am sure he will have won many votes for you school. Well done and good luck’.
All of the children who we took on the visit were absolutely fantastic and we are very proud of their behaviour and attitude towards this important task. Also, a massive thank you to the staff in store who looked after us brilliantly on the day.
And remember: PLEASE VOTE FOR US! Voting is open until Friday 20th October 2017.
We are currently in first place with 434 votes.
Please keep voting and sharing our link to family and friends to keep us there!
‘Tidy Ted’ came into our school to teach our pupils about litter and the damage that it can cause to the environment.
In association with the Area Action Partnership, Durham County Council are running a poster competition and the winning poster will be displayed around Tow Law to encourage people not to drop litter.
Our ‘Green Leaders’ group are very excited to be taking part in the poster competition.
Look out for updates on the winning poster later in the year!
We had our rearranged sports day on Thursday 14th September. Even though the weather wasn’t completely nice to us, we managed to go ahead with a slightly reorganised timetable of events. Chris Cook, who has been working with our pupils on the Inspire Programme, joined us for the afternoon.
The young leaders from Year 6 were fantastic in leading the activities and organising the younger children.
Well done to team ‘Mo Farah’ for getting the most points from our races and to everyone for taking part!
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We are currently trying to raise money and gain votes through the M&S energy fund projects.
We are trying to raise money to install LED lighting to reduce our carbon footprint and energy costs.
Please click the link below to find out more information and to vote for our project (you will need complete a very simple registration including name and email).
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On Friday 8th September, we had Val and Vicky visit our school to teach us about anti-bullying. First, they worked with our new Buddy group for 2017 – 2018. The Buddies learnt to spot signs of bullying and how to support people who they think might be being bullied. Val and Vicky then completed a workshop with our lunchtime supervisors. Finally, they gave an assembly to the whole school. Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed the engaging assembly in which they learnt about different types of bullying and helping others in our school.
Look back on our website soon to see what our new Buddy group have been up to!