Events and Visits

Year 1 at Gateshead Dance Festival

This year, Year 1 entered the 'Gateshead Schools Dance Festival' at The Sage.  They retold the story of 'Giraffes can't Dance' with a sequence of movements they had put together during PE lessons. The children were the youngest there and certainly had not only the...

Musical Treat!

We had a visit from Mr Treherne and his musician friends today. They treated us to a selection of North East songs played on the cello and the harpsichord. We learnt lots about the history of the tunes and why they became so well known. We had fun learning to do a...

Year 1 at Gibside – October 2013

The sun was shining today as Year 1 enjoyed a visit to Gibside. We went on a Fairy Tale trail following clues and completing tasks all linked to the stories we have been looking at in Literacy this half term.  Buttercup, the Gibside fairy helped us find the clues with...

EXCITING NEWS – Author Visit to Clover Hill

On  Friday 22nd November, children's author Ali Sparkes will be visiting Clover Hill to work with the children in KS2. The visit was organised through Whickham Library, as part of the National Children's Book Festival.  We had to submit a bid along with other local...

Lindisfarne Gospel Workshop in year 3

We had a wonderful day on Friday when Ross and Paddy from Durham University came to visit school. They taught us lots about the life of a monk and showed us a replica copy of the Lindisfarne Gospels. We really enjoyed the workshop in the classroom with Paddy, where we...

The Lindisfarne Gospels at Clover Hill #weareyear1

Fridays are always 'Happy Fridays' in Year 1, but this week we were in for a treat.  Paddy and Ross from Durham University came into school today, with a £15,000 replica of the Lindisfarne Gospels.  They told us all about this special book, about the man who wrote it...

Y2 thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Lindisfarne Gospels

What a treat it was to find out all about the Lindisfarne Gospels today. Ross and Paddy came to school and showed everyone an exact copy (a facsimile) of the real book that is currently on display at Durham Cathedral. It weighs as heavy as a badger (about 8kg) and is...

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