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Friday 14th January

Here are some examples of the excellent numeracy and literacy work we have been doing this week.


In numeracy we have been learning about the perimeter of shapes. Our problem solving was never ending!

In literacy we are in the process of writing a persuasive letter to High Court Judge Lord Mersey to show why Captain Smith was to blame for the sinking of the Titanic. It is a good job we weren't around in 1912 because he would definitely have been blamed if Lord Mersey had read our letters!

Friday 7th January

Partner work on the introduction to our Egyptian Slave Dance.


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Tuesday 5th January


In PSHE today we have been looking at aspirations for our future and what type of jobs we would like to go into.

Here is a selection of our work:

Autumn Term 2021


Opal Class have packed a lot into this term. We have participated in a number of PE enrichment activities such as mobile rock climbing, archery, caving, trampolining and gymnastics. We have been swimming across this term and have been fortunate enough to use Hetton School's sporting facilities for PE. 


We have taken part in Remembrance Day services.


We have worked really hard in numeracy and literacy, producing some great work. In topics we have learned about Brazil, The Anglo-Saxons and how our body changes during puberty and the different stages of the human life cycle. 


I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and stay safe. I look forward to seeing you all in January for another hard working term.


Mr Snelson



Thursday 16th December

Carols by the Christmas tree.


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Monday 13th December 

Year 5/6 Christmas Party.


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Friday 10th December

Opal Class Christmas Dinner and Santa Dash.

Thursday 25th November 

Opal Class at AAA Sport, Sunderland 

Tuesday 23rd November

This week we have been investigating Fauvism artwork. We then looked at mixing primary colours to create vibrant secondary colours in the style of Fauvist art. 

Wednesday 17th November

We have had a very informative session this morning about how we are influenced by online platforms such as Instagram and You Tube during our Online Safety session.

Tuesday 16th November

Another super tag rugby session at Hetton School this afternoon. Opal Class have some very talented tag rugby players.

Thursday 11th November

Opal Class showing their respect at Remembrance Services today. 

Tuesday 9th November 

Opal Class at Hetton Secondary School - Tag Rugby Training

Week beginning 1st November

This week we have been busy planning and writing a story based on the movie Mourning Dove.

The pupils' writing has been nothing short of amazing.

Here is our planning sheet for the end of the story next week. 

We have really enjoyed how our writing has come to life this week and we are looking to impact on the reader next week.

In maths this week, we have been learning to interpret information from line graphs.

Monday 18th October


In art we have been investigating the artwork of Friedrich Hundertwasser. He noticed that there are no straight lines in nature and many of his paintings depicted spirals and lines which he saw everywhere. In our own tree sketches and paintings we have focused on lines, shape, colours and pattern like Hundertwasser.

Monday 11th October 

Our science investigation into soluble and insoluble solutions.

7th October 2021

Team building with Chris from Forest School.

6th October 2021

Sunderland Wall visit us.

Today we took part in rock climbing, caving and archery. 

A big thank you to Hetton School for letting us use their tennis courts to hold the event.