Archived Classroom Articles

Have a look back at all the exciting things we did last year at Lord Blyton.

  • Reception Summer Term 2017

    Reception Summer Term 2017

    The children have had a fantastic summer term despite a very rainy beach trip, we still had a great time!
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  • Year 1 at Souter Lighthouse

    Year 1 at Souter Lighthouse

    Year 1 had a lovely time at Souter Lighthouse, learning all about the lighthouse, the foghorn and the lighthouse keepers.
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  • Year 2 Go Rockpooling At Souter

    Year 2 Go Rockpooling At Souter

    Year 2 visited Souter Lighthouse on 27th June, as a nice ending to our work on lighthouses. Luckily the rain
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  • Year 5 Visit South Shields School

    Year 5 Visit South Shields School

    Year 5 got the opportunity to take part in some lessons at South Shields School. Amongst the lessons was a
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  • Year 4 At Adventure Valley

    Year 4 At Adventure Valley

    Year 4 had a lovely time at Adventure Valley despite it raining heavily for the first half of the day.
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  • Nursery Water Slide

    Nursery Water Slide

    We decided to make the most of the heavy rain and went out on the field and had
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  • Nursery Visit The Beach

    Nursery Visit The Beach

    Linking with our seaside topic we had a family fun day at South Shields beach. We took part
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  • Nursery Visit The Park

    Nursery Visit The Park

    We decided to take a trip to the South Marine Park to explore our local environment and to
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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    Year 2 have drawn inspiration from watching The Lighthouse, to write and then record their own stories based upon the
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  • Nursery Enjoying The Sun

    Nursery Enjoying The Sun

    We have been enjoying the sunshine here in nursery! We have had lots of fun in the water and even
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  • Year 5 Discover Science Works at the Discovery Museum

    Year 5 Discover Science Works at the Discovery Museum

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  • Gibside

    Gibside

    While some of the Year 5 & 6 pupils were on the residential trip to Dukeshouse Wood, the remaining pupils
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  • Reception Beach Trip

    Reception Beach Trip

    Even the Great British weather couldn't stop the annual Reception beach trip. Despite the weather, the children enjoyed
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  • Year 5's Wild Adventure Day at Hardwick Park

    Year 5's Wild Adventure Day at Hardwick Park

    Year 5 went on a wild adventure day at Hardwick Park. Have a look at their adventure in the gallery.
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  • Our New Seaside Topic

    Our New Seaside Topic

    We are enjoying our new topic of the seaside here in nursery! We have created a beach role
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  • Elmer Day 2017

    Elmer Day 2017

    We had a lovely day celebrating National Elmer Day. We dressed in our most colourful clothes to enjoy
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  • Trip to South Shields - Lily Windy & the Witch

    Trip to South Shields - Lily Windy & the Witch

    Year 3 went to South Shields to see many of the famous landmarks that are mentioned in our class novel,
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  • From Farm To Fork

    From Farm To Fork

    Year 3 went on a visit to Tesco to find out more about where our food comes from and how
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  • Tia's Letter

    Tia's Letter

    Tia from Year 2 wrote a lovely letter to everyone at our school. Here is what she said, The school
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  • Year 4 Outdoor Adventure At The Marine Park

    Year 4 Outdoor Adventure At The Marine Park

    Year 4 went on an outdoor adventure morning at the Marine Park. The outdoor education team had set up an
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  • 2 Year Old's Gardening Group

    2 Year Old's Gardening Group

    Today at gardening group the children and their parents worked together to grow a variety of different plants including grass
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  • Smoothie Shop

    Smoothie Shop

    After reading the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle, we were inspired to make a healthy smoothie. We
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  • Year 5 Become Young Engineers

    Year 5 Become Young Engineers

    The children in Year 5 have been taking part in a Primary Engineering Programme. This aims to encourage pupils to
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  • Year 3 Author Visit

    Year 3 Author Visit

    Yvonne Carlin- Page- ‘Lily, Windy & the Witch Year 3 have been reading the story ‘Lily, Windy & the Witch’
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  • Reception hunt mini beasts

    Reception hunt mini beasts

    Reception have been learning about mini beasts this term. We looked in our compost bin and found lots of mini
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  • Reception PE

    Reception PE

    This term in PE, Reception have been learning team games such as unihoc, netball and football. This helps us improve
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  • Year 3 Primary Engineer Winners

    Year 3 Primary Engineer Winners

    North East Regional Final Children in Year 3 and Year 5 have been taking part in a Primary Engineering Programme
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  • Year 5 at the Primary Engineer Regional Final

    Year 5 at the Primary Engineer Regional Final

    North East Regional Final Children in Year 3 and Year 5 have been taking part in a Primary Engineering Programme
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  • Where does milk come from?

    Where does milk come from?

    We’ve been learning about where milk comes from! We found out that cows make milk and it comes out of
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  • The Dentist Visits The 3 Year Old's Nursery

    The Dentist Visits The 3 Year Old's Nursery

    We were visited by the dentist and tooth teacher to learn all about how to take care of
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  • Year 4 Visit Tesco

    Year 4 Visit Tesco

    Year 4 visited Tesco to go on a farm to fork trail, to learn about food and where it comes
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  • The Dentist Visits The 2 Year Old's Nursery

    The Dentist Visits The 2 Year Old's Nursery

    Today Michael the dentist and Emma the dental nurse visited our nursery. We all opened our mouths wide so the
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  • Wiliby Roc's

    Wiliby Roc's

    Some of our nursery children were very lucky to take part in a session with Williby Roc’s who provide eco-friendly
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  • EYFS Gymnastics Festival

    EYFS Gymnastics Festival

    Our morning nursery took part in the EYFS Gymnastic festival at Hedworthfield C.A with some other schools. We got the
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  • 100 Things To Do Before You're Six

    100 Things To Do Before You're Six

    Over the summer term, we are taking part in ‘100 things to do before you’re 6’ to help
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  • Year 4 Working With The Polar Ambassador

    Year 4 Working With The Polar Ambassador

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  • Year 3 Working With The Polar Ambassador

    Year 3 Working With The Polar Ambassador

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  • Year 4 Visit The Word

    Year 4 Visit The Word

    Year 4 visited The Word for a creative writing workshop. The workshop was based on Ancient Greek myths to link
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  • Celebrating Easter in Reception

    Celebrating Easter in Reception

    The children have been learning about the Easter Story and about the different traditions we have to celebrate this special
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  • Easter Fun

    Easter Fun

    Today at group we had fun celebrating Easter. The children enjoyed picking up and sorting the little Easter
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  • Year 1 Maths Day

    Year 1 Maths Day

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  • Year 3 Easter Crafts

    Year 3 Easter Crafts

    Year 3 have had lots of fun decorating Easter eggs for the competition……they had some ‘cracking’ ideas!
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  • Year 3 Tag Rugby

    Year 3 Tag Rugby

    Year 3 and Year 4 took part in a TAG rugby tournament to celebrate the end of their ‘Tackling Health’
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  • Year 4 Tag Rugby

    Year 4 Tag Rugby

    Year 3 and Year 4 took part in a TAG rugby tournament to celebrate the end of their ‘Tackling Health’
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  • Reception at the Farm

    Reception at the Farm

    Reception had a great time on their visit to Hall Hill Farm. They go to hold 2 day old chicks,
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  • Year 3 Sow and Grow

    Year 3 Sow and Grow

    At Lord Blyton, we have teamed up with Innocent Smoothies ‘Sow and Grow’ initiative in order to encourage our pupils
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  • REAL Maths Event

    REAL Maths Event

    The parents from Nursery joined us for our REAL Math event this week. We did lots of fun activities to
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  • The Chicks Visits Nursery

    The Chicks Visits Nursery

    This week the children have been very excited to watch 10 eggs turn into chicks. The children enjoyed handling them,
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  • Science Week in Nursery

    Science Week in Nursery

    This week nursery have taken part in science week. On Monday we explored colour changing and found out what colours
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  • Year 2 have fun during Science Week

    Year 2 have fun during Science Week

    Year 2 did lots of experiments during Science week. We investigated seeds and classified them, and planted our own seeds.
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  • Year 4 Sing at Durham Cathedral

    Year 4 Sing at Durham Cathedral

    Year 4 had a lovely time singing at Durham Cathedral as part of the Music Outreach Programme and were privileged
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  • Year 3 at the Great North Hancock Museum

    Year 3 at the Great North Hancock Museum

    As part of British Science Week, Year 3 and 4 visited the Hancock Museum in Newcastle. Year 3 did a
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  • Healthy Eating at Time Together

    Healthy Eating at Time Together

    Today at time together we looked at healthy eating. The children and their parents made fruit kebabs using grapes, melon,
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  • Number Day in Year 2

    Number Day in Year 2

    Year 2 celebrated Number Day doing lots of fun maths challenges and games. We brought in loose change to compete
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  • Year 2 Project Winners

    Year 2 Project Winners

    In Year 2 we have been learning about historic and modern heroes. We have found facts in books and on
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  • Reception experiment during Science Week

    Reception experiment during Science Week

    This week the whole school has celebrated Science Week. The topic was ‘Changes’. In Reception we investigated specific changes in
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  • The Living Eggs Arrive

    The Living Eggs Arrive

    Follow Year 4's blog about the living eggs they are hatching in their classroom here.
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  • Year 4 Visit The Hancock Museum

    Year 4 Visit The Hancock Museum

    As part of British Science Week, Year 3 and 4 visited the Hancock Museum in Newcastle. Year 4 did a
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  • Number Day in Year 4

    Number Day in Year 4

    We took part in various number activities and challenges to raise money for the NSPCC.
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  • NSPCC Number Day In Nursery

    NSPCC Number Day In Nursery

        We took part in NSPCC Number day in nursery to raise money for the NSPCC. We took part
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  • World Book Day In Nursery

    World Book Day In Nursery

    In Nursery, we focussed on the theme of bedtime and looked at the story ‘Goodnight Peppa’ as our nursery children
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  • World Book Day In Reception

    World Book Day In Reception

    The school’s theme this year was ‘Bedtime Stories’ and the children came into school dressed in the pyjamas or as
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  • Match Report Lord Blyton vs Holy Trinity 2 6/2/17

    Match report v Holy Trinity 2   Before the second game of the evening against the same opposition there were
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  • World Book Day in the 2 Year Old Nursery

    World Book Day in the 2 Year Old Nursery

    To celebrate World Book Day the children in the 2 year old room came to nursery in their pyjamas and
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  • Space

    Space

    This term we have explored Space due to children’s love of our Sticky Kid’s song ‘Zooming to the moon’. We
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  • Nursery Library

    Nursery Library

    Following our visit to ‘The Word,’ we have developed our own nursery library. Children have the opportunity to select their
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  • Nursery Visit The Word

    Nursery Visit The Word

    As part of our REAL project (Raising Early Achievement in literacy) we decided to take a trip with our parents
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  • Greggs ‘Tackling Health’ Workshops in Partnership with Falcons Community Foundation

    Greggs ‘Tackling Health’ Workshops in Partnership with Falcons Community Foundation

    This half term, Year 3 and 4 are taking part in TAG Rugby/ Healthy Eating in association with Greggs and
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  • Funky Fingers

    Funky Fingers

    Today at Funky Fingers we had lots of fun exploring different ways to make marks and develop our hand and
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  • The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy & Jane Ray

    The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy & Jane Ray

    In Year 3, we have really enjoyed reading and writing about ‘The Lost Happy Endings.’ The story was written by
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  • Railway Revolution

    Railway Revolution

    Using the iPad’s to find out more about our topic- Railway Revolution Year 3 enjoyed using the iPad’s in their
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  • Pancake Day in Nursery

    Pancake Day in Nursery

    Nursery enjoyed celebrating Shrove Tuesday by creating their very own pancakes from scratch. We used the story Mr Wolf’s Pancakes
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  • What a busy half term in Reception!

    What a busy half term in Reception!

    This half term Reception have been very busy. As well as ‘Big School Bird Watch’ and our work on Transport
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  • Early Talk Boost

    Early Talk Boost

    Some of the nursery children have been taking part in a 9 week project called ‘Early Talk Boost’. This is
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  • Chinese New Year In Nursery

    Chinese New Year In Nursery

    Here in nursery we explored the celebration of Chinese New Year and compared it to our celebration of Christmas. We
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  • Balloon Space Launch

    Balloon Space Launch

    Our children were so intrigued to find out more about space and aliens that many of them chose to write
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  • Music Outreach Concert Practise

    Music Outreach Concert Practise

    Today, our school hosted a practise with children from three other primary school choirs and choristers from Durham Cathedral. Our
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  • Valentines

    Valentines

    We have been feeling the love in nursery and talking about who we love and why. We made some lovely
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  • Terrific Scientific - Taste Investigation

    Terrific Scientific - Taste Investigation

    Year 3 and Year 6 took part in the BBC ‘Terrific Scientific’ investigation last week. BBC Terrific Scientific is a
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  • Year 5 Science

    Year 5 Science

    Year 5 have been looking at the properties of materials. Here, pupils were investigating materials to see whether they dissolved
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  • Making Marks

    Making Marks

    This week the children have enjoyed making marks in the sand. We used sticks and our fingers to make marks.
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  • Durham Cathedral Music Outreach Programme

    Durham Cathedral Music Outreach Programme

    We are privileged to have been asked to take part in Durham Cathedral’s Music Outreach Programme. This is a wonderful
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  • Chinese New Year in Reception

    Chinese New Year in Reception

    Reception celebrated Chinese New Year by looking at souveniers from China and dressing up as a Chinese Dragon to perform
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  • Chinese New Year

    Chinese New Year

    To celebrate the Chinese New year we tried some Chinese foods at snack time. We tasted the crunchy
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  • Whatever Next

    Whatever Next

    After looking at the story ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy, we decided to go to the moon for
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  • Year 3 Class Pet

    Year 3 Class Pet

    This week Year 3 welcomed a new addition to the class….Pearl the goldfish! Pearl was kindly donated to the class,
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  • BBC 500 Words Competition - 2017!

    BBC 500 Words Competition - 2017!

    On Monday 15th January, pupils in Year 3 took part in a ‘live lesson’ which helped them to plan a
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  • Dear Zoo

    Dear Zoo

    Following our visit to the library the children in the two year old room have been learning about the story
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  • Reception Take Part In The Big School Bird Watch

    Reception Take Part In The Big School Bird Watch

    We put a bird house in our garden. We all made pine cone bird feeders.
    We hung them
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  • Snow Day In Nursery

    Snow Day In Nursery

    Morning nursery had such a wonderful time exploring the fallen snow! We made snowballs, a snowman and enjoyed
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  • Nursery 2s @ The Word

    Nursery 2s @ The Word

    The children in the two year old nursery went to visit The Word with their families. Jolene gave us a
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  • Year 3 & 4 Sing In French

    Year 3 & 4 Sing In French

    Year 3 and Year 4 have been fortunate enough to receive weekly French lessons with a specialist teacher Madame Smith
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  • Year 3 & 4 Sing In French

    Year 3 & 4 Sing In French

    Year 3 and Year 4 have been fortunate enough to receive weekly French lessons with a specialist teacher Madame Smith
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  • Year 4 Samba Drumming

    Year 4 Samba Drumming

    Year 4 are learning samba drumming this year. To finish off the term, we decided to make a video to
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  • All aboard the Polar Express!

    All aboard the Polar Express!

    All aboard the Polar Express! We had so much fun at our Nursery/parent Polar Express event. Once receiving the golden
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  • Santa’s Workshop at Souter Lighthouse

    Santa’s Workshop at Souter Lighthouse

    We travelled by coach to Santa’s workshop at Souter. First we enjoyed a story by the fire with Mrs Claus.
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  • Christmas Coding at the Openzone @ The Word

    Christmas Coding at the Openzone @ The Word

    Year 4 visited the Openzone @ The Word for some festive coding and ornament making. We were treated to a tour
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  • Boo Group 8 - Christmas Crafts

    Boo Group 8 - Christmas Crafts

    This was our very last Boo session. We explored different ways to make marks. We made marks with pens and
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  • Pirate Day In Reception

    Pirate Day In Reception

    Reception took part in the whole school pirate day event to coincide with the visit of author Jonny Duddle. We
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  • Reception Visit Sunderland Winter Gardens

    Reception Visit Sunderland Winter Gardens

    Reception had a lovely time at Sunderland Winter Gardens. Have a look at some of our photos from the trip.
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  • Boo Group 7 - Nursery Rhymes

    Boo Group 7 - Nursery Rhymes

    This week at Boo we have been looking at nursery rhymes. First we explored the nursery rhyme books with our
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  • Boo Group 6 - Postman Bear

    Boo Group 6 - Postman Bear

    Today at Boo we explored the story of Postman Bear. The children enjoyed turning the pages of the book and
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  • Year 3 Visit Durham Oriental Museum

    Year 3 Visit Durham Oriental Museum

    On Friday 11th November, Year 3 went on a visit to the Oriental Museum in Durham to learn more about
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  • Remembrance Day In Nursery

    Remembrance Day In Nursery

    Nursery took part in lots of poppy inspired activities this Remembrance day. We found objects in our nursery that matched
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  • Boo Group 5 - People

    Boo Group 5 - People

    This week at Boo we talked about families. We spoke about grandma, granda, mam, dad, brothers, sister’s and babies and
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  • World Nursery Rhyme Week

    World Nursery Rhyme Week

    Our nursery is taking part in world nursery rhyme week from the 7th of November – 11th of November. Each day
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  • Boo Group 4 - Threading

    Boo Group 4 - Threading

    Today at Boo we explored threading materials. We threaded beads onto string and then tried different types of threading i.e.
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  • Halloween 2016

    Halloween 2016

    We had so much fun during our Halloween fun day. We came into nursery dressed up and took part in
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  • Year 4 Visit to the Roman Fort

    Year 4 Visit to the Roman Fort

    As part of our British History topic on the Romans, Year 4 visited Arbeia Roman Fort.  We looked around the
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  • Reception Reading Event

    Reception Reading Event

    The Reception Reading Event was a huge success and very well attended by parents and carers. Thank you to all
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  • Autumn Walk

    Autumn Walk

    We went on a walk around our school grounds today to look at the signs of Autumn. We found lots
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  • Autumn in Nursery

    Autumn in Nursery

    We’ve noticed the changes outdoors as we move into Autumn. We’ve enjoyed finding different coloured leaves on our Autumn walk
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  • Boo Group 3 - Shape Sorters

    Boo Group 3 - Shape Sorters

    This week at Boo we explored shape sorters, the children explored the different shapes and had fun posting them into
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  • BENIN ART

    BENIN ART

    As part of our creative curriculum topic about the ancient kingdom of Benin, we used clay to replicate the tiles
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  • First Half-Term Draws to a Close!

    First Half-Term Draws to a Close!

    First Half-Term Draws to a Close! As we break up for the October holiday, just a brief overview of the
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  • SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD!

    SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD!

      On Thursday 13th October, we were lucky enough to be visited by former England and Leicester player Trevor Benjamin,
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  • RAP Event is a Huge Success!

    RAP Event is a Huge Success!

      On Wednesday 12th October, Year 6 visited the South Shields Fire Station to take part in an annually-run, half-day
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  • Year 1 get a special friend for their class

    Year 1 get a special friend for their class

    Year 1 recently visited Build-a-Bear to get a special friend for their class. They travelled on the Metro to the
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  • Boo Group 2 - Jigsaws

    Boo Group 2 - Jigsaws

    This week at Boo we explored the jigsaws. The children talked about the animals with their parent/cares and what sounds
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  • Year 2 Gardening

    Year 2 Gardening

    Year 2 have been doing some gardening and harvesting some of the crops that last year's class planted in the
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  • Reception's Walk Around The Local Area

    Reception's Walk Around The Local Area

    Today in Reception, we went on a walk around our local area, Simonside. We looked at the different types of
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  • Year 2 Visit Herrington Country Park

    Year 2 Visit Herrington Country Park

    Year 2 had a lovely day at at Herrington Country Park. Firstly, we took a walk to the lake to
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  • Boo Group - Blocks

    Boo Group - Blocks

    30.9.16 This week was our first Boo Group. (Baskets of Opportunities). Parents/carers came into nursery to explore the
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  • Fire Safety In The Home

    Fire Safety In The Home

    Year 2 and 5 had a talk about Fire and Safety today from the Tyne and Wear Fire
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  • Making Maths Fun!

    Making Maths Fun!

    In our daily maths lessons, we are trying wherever possible to use and apply our knowledge in fun and practical
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  • Green Fingers

    Green Fingers

    Reception have been doing some gardening! We have a raised bed in our outdoor classroom and last year's reception children
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Upcoming Events

Thu Sep 21, 2017 @18:00 - 20:00
South Shields School Open Evening 6pm - 8pm
Fri Sep 22, 2017
Michael Rosen Afternoon for Year 4, 5, 6
Fri Sep 22, 2017 @09:00 - 10:00
Coffee Morning with Mrs Quinn
Wed Sep 27, 2017 @18:00 - 20:00
Boldon School Open Evening 6pm - 8pm
Fri Oct 06, 2017 @09:00 - 10:00
Macmillan Coffee Morning

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