We had an amazing turnout for our Christmas Fayre. We had some brilliant prizes, and there were lots of stalls. All of the staff, and a few of our parents, did a great job organising, selling and clearing up. We made an fantastic £450! Lovely to see so many of our families enjoying themselves.
Everyone at Beamish was involved in science activities on Friday. The theme of all the classes was the outdoors. There was lots of digging and planting, in our lovely wildlife area, and Key Stage 2 made bird feeders and hedgehog homes.
Everyone had a brilliant time at the Halloween disco, which was held in the school hall. Mrs Tyson was a great DJ and led plenty of fun games. We luckily had other staff helping, plus some lovely parent, and grandparent helpers. In between games and dancing everyone had a hot dog and a drink.
Neptune class had an amazing day out at The Centre for Life. Everyone loved the dinosaur exhibition and the science show.
As part of the Durham Book festival, Jupiter Class attended a workshop led by the author David Almond. We are currently reading his latest book, Half a Creature from the Sea, so it was fascinating to hear how he develops his ideas, and what is involved in the writing process.David told us to basically write about what we know. The class were so inspired, we started to plan our own stories as soon as we got back to school.
Beamish has a new special science area, and lots of amazing new science resources. Here are EYFS enjoying the new area by creating a whole lot of bubbles.
All of EYFS had a fantastic week enjoying a range of forest school activities. Everyone was dressed for all weathers, but the sun mostly shone.
Here the children are making their very own magic wands.
Year 6 celebrated moving onto their new secondary schools, with a fantastic lunch at San Lorenzo restaurant in Beamish Village. They enjoyed a three course lunch, which even included making their own pizzas. Everyone had a great time and the lovely staff could not have made us more welcome.
It was lovely to see so many families in school for Jupiter Class assembly this week.
The class told us all about the different planets, and even sang a song about the phases of the moon!!
On Friday the whole school wore yellow, or an equally bright colour, to raise awareness of CF, and to raise money. We had a lovely assembly were we learnt about the disease and we raised a super £88.