At Butterknowle we are warming up this Monday morning with the Joe Wicks workout. What a great way to start the day! It is a shame that Mr Adams and Mrs Marshall are just out of shot.
Along with home schooling we have had such fun playing in the snow, feeding the birds and pheasant that always returns and sledging.
Coronavirus: A Book for Children
Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.
Please us the link below;
After a few weeks of coaching, the Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a netball tournament on Wednesday at Newton Aycliffe which involved several other local schools.
We had two teams – 5 apiece, who all worked brilliantly together to put into practise all their new found skills. After a very exciting final game against Woodland, Butterknowle were delighted to win the overall trophy.
Ben Butterfield commented, “I still can’t believe we won. We were talking about new strategies just before our final game and it worked!”
As you can see from the photo, the trophy is something we are very proud of. Well done to all!!
Trip to Durham Palace Green Library
Robins class had a fabulous visit to this historic building on Thursday. We looked at the original sketch books of Norman Cornish and studied his techniques. Afterwards, we practised creating our own pictures using a variety of graphic pens, pencils and charcoals. In the afternoon, we were treated to a tour of the building itself and we took part in a treasure trail, searching for artefacts from different historical periods.
School of rocks
On Tuesday the whole school had an assembly by The School of Rocks. In Robins class we then had lots of amazing activities to explore. We had our own pet stones to look at, we found out where they came from and how they were made. They told us that when the magma in the core of the earth raises it cools off and sinks back down to create the layers of the earth. Then we played a game where we had to find different rocks and identify where they came from. Robins very much enjoyed that afternoon. By Will
A drum roll please………………. We are pleased to announce that we are officially an Opal Gold Award school. Thank you for all your help and support with developing the school grounds so that we are able to provide a safe place for children to play and explore. `It was a pleasure to observe such a wonderful playtime available every day to the children of your school today` Ingrid Wilkinson OPAL assessor
Thank you to everyone who attended the Halloween disco. Lots of fun was had by all. Thank you to Scott for providing the music and lights. The friends raised £128.48. Thank you for your support.