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Newburn Manor Primary School

Learning together, growing together

Autumn term

We are very proud of our achievements this week.  We had 100% attendance, 100% in our spelling test and the best punctuality in key stage 2.
We had a great time performing a 'gig' at the end of our 'rock in a box' lessons.  Many thanks to Franco and Steve.

Key stage 2 enjoyed a marine biology day.  We thoroughly enjoyed dissecting a squid.  Although we were all a bit wary at first we soon got 'stuck in'.  We identified many parts of the squid and even got to remove its brain!


We enjoyed taking part in the BBC Live Lesson with Doctor Who.  We were faced with a cosmic conundrum.  A rogue planet called Tenebris had entered our solar system and blocked out the light from our sun!  We had to help The Doctor save the planet by taking part in practical activities.
Watch out Ed Sheeran!  Here we are writing verses to our song.  We will be performing it as part of our'Rock in a Box' project with Franco and Steve.
Children in Need day 2018.  
We thoroughly enjoyed performing our 'Greek Extravaganza' assembly in front of parents, carers, teachers and pupils.
On Tuesday 6th November we took part in a 'Murder Mystery' workshop at Beamish.  We were called in to help find out the identity of a 'body' discovered at Rowley Station.  Working in teams we discovered clues and interviewed witnesses.
We are enjoying learning to play simple rhythms on the drums, electric guitar, bass guitar and keyboard with Franco and Steve.  Watch out for an invitation to a performance in a few weeks time.
Year 6 pupils celebrated the end of our work with Elaine and Sarah of the Dodgy Clutch Theatre Company in style.  Parents, grandparents and carers joined us to celebrate the 'wedding' of Persephone and Hades.

Take a look at some of our fantastic homework.

We all enjoyed sampling Paige's homework of homemade olive bread and hummus.

We used lentils, kidney beans, rice and onion seeds to make rangoli inspired pattern boards. (Sorry for the mess Mr Leiper!)

The finished patterns

We enjoyed taking part in a 'Commedia dell'arte drama workshop with Elaine of the Dodgy Clutch Theatre Company

We borrowed an Ancient Greek 'Box of Delights' containing replicas of Greek objects from The Discovery Museum.

We enjoyed reading 'Clockwork' by the author Philip Pullman. It inspired us to write our own narratives entitled The Workshop of Dr Kalmenius

Read a selection of our narratives here

Adding hair and 'make-up' to our Greek god and goddess masks.

Using Crumble

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We enjoyed making masks with Elaine and Sarah members of the Dodgy Clutch Theatre Company.

A trip to Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. A beautiful autumn day at Belsay and some wonderful writing.

Making Greek temples as part of our history project.

We enjoyed taking part in a workshop with performance poet Jess Green.