A belated 'World Book Day'
With last week's bad weather causing the cancellation of World Book Day, we have all been celebrating today instead and we've been impressed with the costumes once again. It is clear that a number of famous children's authors are well liked by Newburn pupils but it has been lovely to see some less well known authors and characters represented throughout school.
We had a special assembly today. Instead of our usual family time, each teacher brought in a favourite story or book and had to sell it to the children. Pupils then decided which story sounded like the one for them and they visited the teacher of their choice for some special story telling time. Stories included 'Oi Frog' by Kes Gray and Jim Reid, '006 and a half' by Kes Gray and Nick Sharratt, 'Killer Cat on the Run' by Anne Fine, 'Revolting Rhymes' by Roald Dahl, 'Leon and the Place Between' by Angela McAllister, 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' by J K Rowling, 'Green Eggs and Ham' by Dr Seuss and 'NO-BOT' by Sue Hendra.
February Fun in the Snow
We have thoroughly enjoyed spending time in the snow at playtime and lunchtime today. Children have built snowmen and played with snowballs. Everyone loved watching some of our Year 6 pupils building an igloo with Reception and of course it wouldn't be the same if Mr Vyle wasn't sat around his lovely warm campfire making delicious treats ...
Halloween Disco 2017
Last night we celebrated Halloween with our fantastic school disco. It was great to see so many children having fun and dancing the night away ... there were some fabulous costumes. A huge thanks to our PTA for organising the decorations and refreshments, they helped make the night a huge success.
Author Visit: Vivian French
Year 3 and 4 children had a brilliant time when they met author, Vivian French, whose book 'The Adventures of Alfie Onion' we have been reading this term. Vivian really encouraged and inspired us, very kindly answering lots of our questions! We left with many new ideas and approaches we could use in our own writing. Thank you Vivian.
British Heart Foundation 'Jump Rope for Heart' Skipping Challenge
We Three Kings
Many thanks to everyone who came along to watch the Reception and Year 1 Christmas production for 2016 - We Three Kings. It was lovely to see so many people enjoying the performances. Please take a look at our photos.
Christmas Around the World
Many thanks to everyone who came along to watch the Year 2, 3 and 4 Christmas production for 2016 - Christmas Around the World. It was lovely to see so many people enjoying the performances. Please take a look at our photos taken during the dress rehearsal.
The Year 5 and 6 carol singers have had a busy few weeks. We have been singing carols in Eldon Square to raise money for the Rotary Club and the Toma Fund. We sang in the Grainger Market today and then visited the Grange in Throckley to sing some carols there too. Mrs Gill was very proud of everyone involved.