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May 2020

Lockdown competition.

Covid 19 and lockdown was not going to stop Tyne class from learning at home whilst still having fun.

The task was set to make a rocket using household junk materials and of course to put their own spin on it!!!!


Well as you can see everyone put a great deal of effort into it and the results were  OUT OF THIS WORLD! It was at this point I gave a huge sigh of relief that I was not a judge J.

The judges had a tough decision but eventually came up with a winner for each of the 5 categories , Most Imaginative, Most mathematical, Most colourful, The tallest and the Most extra detailed.

I am so proud of all the students and their families for taking part and sharing photographs of each one as it developed.

Huge  well done.

Now watch out for the next competition!!!!!!!!

January 2020

Tyne Class

We had a fantastic end to the Autumn term and to celebrate we had a visit to the Metro-Centre to experience the winter wonderland and meet the big man in the  red coat. Everyone was very excited and enjoyed the whole experience and even got a special gift from Santa himself.

We then burnt off some energy at Space to Play where everyone  had a fantastic time.

In science this term we are studying the topic of Forces. We had great fun making our own balloon rockets and observing to see how far they would travel.  Next stop will be NASA!!!!!!


September 2019

We would like to introduce you to our new class – Tyne

Pupils had a fantastic time traveling to Newcastle by metro and walking along the quayside observing the bridges. A good photo opportunity with the Tyne Bridge.

In Science this term we are developing our knowledge all about the life cycle of a butterfly. We have our own five caterpillars that we have been closely observing daily and seeing them grow and change into their chrysalis. We have been recording what we have observed in our weekly journals.

Everyone is super excited to see them develop into butterflies and for us to set them free. Watch this space!!!!!!!


Within Forest school sessions pupils have been following instructions to locate a variety  of items needed to make hedgehogs. Pupils then used their PECS, VOCA, speech and communication boards to request items they needed to make the hedgehogs . I think you will agree they are very impressive.