We hope you enjoy looking at some great photos of activities and events in our school.
Class 1 Fire of London Topic
Class 1 started our new Spring topic about the Fire of London by lighting a fire and observing it carefully. We used our senses to describe it and made our ideas into fire poems.
Class 1 Toys in the Past
Class 1 really enjoyed learning about ‘Toys in the Past’ before Christmas. We looked at toys that our parents and grandparents played with when they were young and compared them to modern toys. Poppy and Teddy’s Grandma came into school and told us all about the toys she used to play with. We also had a go at making our own cup and ball games and had great fun trying to get the ball in the cup!
Northumberland Schools Cross Country Championship
During the Autumn term Year 3 and 4 pupils competed against many of the top runners in the Northumberland Schools Cross Country Championship at Gateshead International Stadium. The children all completed the challenging course successfully and proudly represented our school.
On 2nd February the whole school celebrated Friendship Day. Our focus during the day was on the children’s rights to give their opinions, to choose their own religion and beliefs, and the right to be protected from being hurt or mistreated. Children had the opportunity to take part in a variety of art, friendship, food and literacy activities around the themes of anti-bullying and the Hindu festival of Holi.
Children made anti-bullying posters, created sculptures and made tie-dye t-shirts, as well as taking part in friendship games, making Indian food and enjoying campfire stories and popcorn parcels.
Mini Great North Run
In September 2016 many pupils from Beaufront First School competed in the Mini Great North Run in Newcastle upon Tyne. All the children completed the 1.5km course in record time. Many thanks to Alex Jackson who helped us arrange this event.
Thank you to Steve Robson for visiting our school in November and working with our Year 3 and 4 children on programming movable toys. The children thoroughly enjoyed their morning working with Big Traks toys and programming them to complete certain tasks.
Reception Apple Picking
Each year the Reception class at Beaufront are privileged to enjoy a wonderful trip to Shelagh’s beautiful garden to pick apples and other seasonal fruit. Shelagh has been part of our school community for a good number of years and every child at Beaufront can remember their Reception trip to her garden!
This year’s Reception class were very excited to carry on this lovely tradition and had a great time walking safely to her house, playing in the large garden, eating a lovely picnic lunch, and picking apples and pears. They tasted all the nicer for being hand-picked by Shelagh and Mr Darling (who has also been part of this early school experience for a number of years)!
Back at school we made apple and pear crumble and used some of the windfall fruits to make lovely printing patterns.
The Sandwich that Reception Made
As part of our healthy eating and instruction writing themes, we have been designing and making sandwiches. At first, we followed the story of ‘The Sandwich that Max Made’ and made the exact same sandwich as Max. We said the rhymes and ‘assembled’ the sandwich, giving verbal instructions for making the sandwich was we did it. It was tasty! Afterwards, we chose our own ingredients from the story and changed the sandwich slightly to suit our own tastes. Once we had made and eaten the sandwiches we sequenced and wrote our own rhyming story for ‘The Sandwich that Reception Made’. Our final challenge was to write some simple sentences using pictures, words and captions.
Reception Fairytale Walk
We have been on a walk into our school woods today to look for fairytale settings and character props. We found lots of natural materials and used our imaginations to look for where fairies and other magical creatures might live, and what they might use in the woods. We had lots of fun and our exploring has given us plenty of ideas to use when we create our own fairy tale stories!
Beaufront Digital Leaders
Pupils from year 3 and 4 who had been chosen to be digital leaders attended a training day at Hexham Middle School. They learned how to work as part of a team and had the opportunity to visit areas in school360 which they weren’t familiar with, as well as learning about new Apps for the ipads which they will be able to share with pupils in school.
We picked apples in Shelagh’s garden and then made a crumble with them. It was delicious! And we also had fun making Rugelach, a tasty Jewish dessert eaten during Hannukah.
Marvellous Measuring in Reception and Year 1
We have been measuring length and height, volume and capacity, and weight this half term.