Year One visited the Methodist church with Reverend Jane to find out what kinds of things we would find inside. We sat in the pews while Reverend Jane talked to us. She showed us lots of different features like the beautiful stained glass window, the font where babies are baptised and the communion table where they have the bread and wine on a Sunday. We asked lots of really fantastic questions and at the end we sang a hymn together. We learned a lot from our visit and can’t wait for the Reverend Jane to come into school and share some stories with us all.
The CO-OP hosted a competition over the summer to design a beach clean up poster and all the entries were displayed on the wall in CO-OP – there were some brilliant pictures! They judged the competition last weekend and Matilda won, she was over the moon and very surprised as she loved some of the other pictures that were entered.
Year 5 had an amazing day at Jarrow Hall learning all about life in an Anglo-Saxon village. We heard the heroic story of Beowulf around the fire in the Great Mead Hall; visited the animals and discussed the natural resources they provide the settlement; created our own magical, pagan amulets; and were part of a moot to judge crime and punishment in the settlements.
One of our pupils, Emily, wanted to do a good deed and clear the walkway of leaves and litter behind school ready for us reopening – look at what a good job she did!
On Thursday, we had our first school assembly in just under 2 years! It was great to all sit together and see who got pupil of the week!
Durham Cathedral Choir is looking for the next generation of Boy and Girl Choristers. We would like to invite children from your school, and their parents/guardians, to attend our free Chorister Experience event on Saturday 2 October at Durham Cathedral.
This is a unique opportunity for any child in school years 2-6 to sing with the Choristers in the Cathedral.
We have achieved the School of Excellence Award through the Road 2 Recovery Mark here at Whitburn Village Primary School!