The Arts


In year 2, we’ve been learning about insects and working hard to design a new insect. It had to have three body parts, wings, 6 legs and antennae. We’ve sent our designs to the intu competition linked to the big bugs on tour exhibition. Watch this space to find out how we get on…


Today we gave our fingers a workout by using squirters to paint the snow. Then we enjoyed speeding down the hill on a sledge. We had to take turns and we were very good at sharing. Then some of us worked as a team to make an amazing snowman. What a lot of fun !


The children are loving making their dream catchers tonight!!!  They have worked so hard twisting wool and leather around the ring…next week it’ll be time for the beds and decoration!!


We had an AMAZING day on Ancient Greek day! After learning about the history of the different city states, we made our own clay offerings. Then we acted out Sophocles’ famous play, The Medea. Best of all, we investigated different artefacts. Some were over 2,500 years old!


An exciting and busy week at Front Street Primary: on Monday, we welcomed Debbie Morgan from the NCETM (the lady who created the TV programme ‘Numberblocks’) and also Professor Xingfeng Huang from Shanghai Normal University. They had a tour of school, observed lessons in Y2 and Y5 and then more less


We had a great day working with Durham University learning all about the Ancient Greeks.  We looked at primary and secondary sources of evidence, made votives out of clay and performed in our very own Greek Tragedy play!


We had a lovely time when it snowed. We enjoyed making patterns in the snow, colour mixing and helping each other up and down the hills! It was great fun.


We have had a fantastic morning at Baltic studying the bridges across The Tyne from the viewing platform.  We sketched our favourite bridge, drew with a continuous line and even drew with our eyes shut!!!  We then designed and made our own bridge…we were very impressed with our skills!! Article


We finished the book at half term but the children have kept reading and enjoying the series so much we kept Harry Potter Day until the end of term. It is always so wonderful to see all the fantastic costumes and outfits that are created!  Can you spot and name all of the characters in the picture?