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Little Kickers

Mars had lots of fun learning football skills with Coach Vicky. We can't wait for our next session.

Jupiter Visit to St Mary’s Church

Jupiter visited St Mary's Parish Church in Whickham yesterday after learning all about the role of the church in class. Thank you to Father Barry for showing us around. The children had a turn playing the organ, sang a song and observed the baptism of a doll that they...

Forest School

On Friday, KS1 were introduced to their first tools at forest school - it was all about hammers and nails as they were challenged to create their own webs with as many shapes as possible threaded amongst the nails. Some chose to make larger webs, with ropes tied with...

Signs of Spring

As part of science Jupiter took to the woods to look for signs of spring. We used all of our senses to identity the different signs. We used our ears to listen to the birds in the trees and the leaves rustling. We then moved around the woodland to look for changes in...

Egg Hunt

Jupiter enjoyed designing a capsule to keep their egg save. The children made their designs and had a go at testing their capsule by dropping it from a great height in the woods! Did they survive?

All different, but connected!

Jupiter have been exploring the similarities and differences between ourselves and our families. We used wool to show that we are all connected and had a lovely discussion. After we decided that being different just makes us special.


Jupiter had a fantastic time collecting their world book day stories from Waterstones in the Metro Centre.

Forest School

With the recent sunshine, Spring looks like it has sprung in Washingwell’s woods! Jupiter and Venus used their eyes, ears and noses to search for signs of Spring, using their knowledge of habitats to explore the site to try and find each sign on their sheet. There was...

Let’s share a story 📚

There was an exciting buzz around the library this afternoon as Mercury were choosing a range of different books to share with children in Jupiter. To finish the afternoon we had hot chocolate and Mr Barnes shared on of Jupiter's favourite stories with Mercury....

“We will help!” Said Jupiter

All day Jupiter enjoyed listening to lots of traditional tales. We read the Little Red Hen and decided to bake a loaf of bread and of course Jupiter offered to help Mr Barnes and Mrs Gibson. We also worked together to write the instructions and sequence the story....

Amazing Animals

Jupiter had a fantastic time at Whitehouse Farm. We learnt all about a range of different animals including; mice, rats, guinea pigs, skinny pigs, rabbits, snakes, lizards, tarantula, parrots, lemurs, pigs, cows, owls and much more. We had the opportunity to bottle...


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