This is our archived News and Activities
School Year 2019-2020
Andy Goldsworthy Inspired Art…..20.05.2020
These beautiful pictures are part of our Erasmus project and are inspired by the famous land artist Andy Goldsworthy.
We looked at his land sculptures and the natural materials that he uses. The children searched our school playground and collected lots of flowers, sticks and pine cones. They had lots of fun making their own creations.
Year 1 Kangaroo Class – Maths Fun…..18.03.2020
We have been having lots of fun learning about capacity in Maths this week.
To continue the development of our OPAL project we have some more new equipment this week. These exciting new resources enable pupils to wheel and pedal and work together to spin.
Year 4 Football Team…..17.03.2020
Congratulations to the Year 4 Football team last night. Out of 7 matches, the boys won 5 and there were no lost games. A tremendous effort of teamwork and resilience and fantastic parent support! A super well done to the team. We are very proud of them all!
Year 1 Koala Class…..13.03.2020
What an amazing effort made by the Koala class for sport relief/book character day. Thank you parents and children for your support!
Year 1 Kangaroo Class…..13.03.2020
This week the children have enjoyed learning about how we can manage our emotions if we feel sad, angry etc. We practised yoga, meditating, talking to a friend, reading and more to help us feel calm and relaxed. We also enjoyed dressing up in our sports clothes/ world book day outfits and discussed the different characters from our favourite books.
Fun 2 Cook Sessions…..13.03.2020
The children are really enjoying the Fun 2 Cook sessions led by Taylor Shaw. The sessions encourage the children to make healthy choices and teach them how to cook various meals.
Year 1 Kangaroo Class History Lesson…..04.03.2020
Our history topic this term is all about exploring the past of our local area and homes. Today we looked at some different pictures and artifacts that were found in homes many years ago, the children enjoyed looking at these and thinking about what they might have been used for (cooking, washing etc) and comparing it to how we do these jobs now.
Year 2 History Lessons…..04.03.2020
In History lessons, Year 2 have been exploring special events and inventions that have changed our world. In order to show which of these ‘fantastic firsts’ were the most significant, the children made use of their IT skills to create some amazing iMovie trailers.
Year 4 – Adam Bushnell Visit 05.02.2020
Our Year 4 class really enjoyed Adam’s visit.
Koalas – Year 1 – Adam Bushnell Visit 05.02.2020
Koala class have been learning about the history of Durham city with Adam Bushnell. We looked at different images of the market place and discussed what we could see in each photograph. We also really enjoyed listening to the story of Lord Londonderry and Raphael Monti who created the statue. Adam also shared a video of what the streets of the city would have looked like in the past. We then recorded what we thought we would have bee able to see, hear, feel, smell and taste as we walked through the market place.
On Friday 31st January we met in our House Teams for a special assembly.
As part of our Travel Tracking we are entering a competition to design a new Walk to School badge, and we spent some time together looking at examples of the competition theme ‘Wonders of the World’.
Our designs didn’t have to be one of the official Wonders of the World and we came up with lots of good suggestions of what our own Wonders of the World could be. We have our fingers crossed!
Kangaroos -Year 1 – Geography…..27.01.2020
For our Geography lesson today, we walked to the top of the black path to see what we could find in our local area.
Kangaroos – Year 1 – Science and Art…..24.01.2020
In Science, we are learning about materials and objects. We carried out an investigation to test which material was the best to keep the teddy dry! We talked about the properties of the materials and how this would effect the result.
In Art, we are learning about healthy eating, in particular, fruits and vegetables. We tasted some fruit smoothies to guess what was in them! We can’t wait to make our own next week!
Honeybees – Reception – The Penguin Who Wanted to Fly…..24.01.2020
We read the story The Penguin Who Wanted to Fly and looked to see where Penguins came from. We looked on the globe and the world map and learned some new vocabulary such as Antarctica, The South Pole, globe and atlas.
Honeybees – Reception – Little Explorers……20.01.2020
The Honeybees enjoy exploring their outdoor area, playing ball games and exploring all the resources together.
Year 2 – DT…..16.01.2020
Year 2 have enjoyed making puppets in DT. Good job everyone!
Year 3 – Ancient Egypt…..15.01.2020
Look at what Year 3 have been doing this week!
Year 2 – Dance…..15.01.2020
Year 2 had lots of fun in dance today!
Year 1 – Kangaroo Class – Scientists…..10.01.2020
Every Friday morning, we are Scientists! As part of our new Science topic we are learning all about objects and their materials. Today, we explored the school grounds to find different objects and think about what everyday materials they might be made from, for example, glass, rubber, wood, plastic. Then, we thought about the properties of these materials and will be looking at this further during the course of the half term!
Year 1 – Kangaroo Class – Geography…..08.01.2020
Our new topic for Geography this term is all about what we can find in our corner of the world. To introduce children to this topic we have been exploring Google Earth and looking at our school and what surrounds us. The children were able to spot features like; buildings, roads, school and even see the River Wear when we zoomed out of the aerial view. Well done!
School Year 2018 – 2019
On Monday 24th September, Ruth Smith from Durham County Council visited FMPS to discuss the importance of being eco-friendly. She shared great ideas with the children on how we can all recycle effectively, in and out of school, reducing the waste in our county.
Year 6 have had a fantastic morning taking part in Framwellgate Singing Festival at Framwellgate School. The children had great fun warming up their voices and worked together to beautifully sing the recent commonwealth song, Sing.
On Monday 3rd December, a group of year 5 and 6 pupils joined a cluster of schools to be part of a marvellous maths problem solving event! The children worked well with pupils from other schools to combine skills and understanding to master some very tricky mathematical problems! Well done to everyone involved!
On Wednesday 12th December pupils from FMPS sang carols outside Sainsburys Arnison Centre.
The pupils all sang beautifully and we raised £138.00 towards new school laptops.
On Thursday 7th Feb 2019, Year 5 took part in a debating activity in the hall with Gillian Bell from Parliament. After an informative assembly about the different elements of government, Year 5 had the opportunity to learn further about conventions of debating and how these debates play out in the House of Commons. A speaker of the house was selected and the class were split into two groups to represent the government and the opposition. Year 5 debated a range of topics such as homework and healthy eating, all carried out in a style that reflects that of the House of Commons! All the pupils thoroughly enjoyed this experience and gained a lot from this unique opportunity.
On Wednesday 13th February 2019 ‘Internet Legends’ came into school to speak to the children about being safe online.
Their main messages were:
The importance of not over-sharing information was highlighted as well as how to create a super-secure password.
Comic Relief 2019
On Friday 15th March 2019 it was Comic Relief, and to coincide with a visit from professional author, Adam Bushnell, the children were invited to make a donation and come to school dressed as a character from a book. The day was a huge success and we raised a total of £477.06 for this very worthy charity.
Here are just a few of the amazing outfits we saw!
PC Dan and PC Mark came into Nursery to talk about their policing roles. They discussed how Police keep us safe, showing us their uniform and equipment as well as exploring inside the Police van. The children asked lots of questions and found it very informative and exciting!!
The fire service came to visit Nursery. The firemen discussed fire safety before the children explored the fire engine and used the hose to put out the ‘fire’.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and have talked lots about it!