This is our archived News and Activities
In this section of our website you will find our latest news and activities for the school year 2020-2021.
School Year 2020-2021
Year 6 Memory Video
Uniform Swap Stall
An eco-friendly swapping event for nearly new uniform.
Sports Day Presentation
Year 6 Sports Day
Year 5 Sports Day
Year 4 Sports Day
Year 3 Sports Day
Purple Class Sports Day
Red Class Sports Day
Green Class Sports Day
Ladybirds Sports Day
Honeybees Sports Day
Endless Adventure Trip
Year 6 Robinwood visit
Year 3 Ancient Greek day
This week Year 3 enjoyed a visit from the History Squad. They travelled back in time to 416 BCE with a Greek hoplite and marched in formation with shields and spears. They re-enacted some of the events from the first Olympic games.
Year 5 Team Challenge Day at Wharton Park
This week the children in Whales class conducted an interview to find out about holidays in the 1950-60s. The pupils asked questions about what a British seaside holiday was like, how people travelled and where they stayed.
Year 5 and 6 – Anti-Bullying assembly photos
Year 5 – Visit to Framwellgate School Durham
Year 5 enjoyed a morning of activities during their visit to Framwellgate School Durham.
Purple class have enjoyed their last few weeks of this half term. We have done some fantastic writing all about Lila and the Secret Of Rain and even acted out the story. We have also learnt to tell the time and enjoyed practising this in different ways!
Honeybees – Zoo Lab – 14.05.2021
Ladybirds – Zoo Lab – 14.05.2021
Green Class – Maths
This week Penguins and Hedgehogs have been looking into capacity and volume in maths. Here we have been experimenting Capacity and volume using different sized containers. Penguins have looked closely into millilitre (ml) and litres (l).
Year 3 – Come Dancing Festival
Year Three enjoyed a Come Dancing festival at school last week. They learnt different styles including line dancing and street dancing.
Purple Class – Easter Activities
This week Purple class have enjoyed lots of different Spring and Easter celebrations such as; making an Easter garden, making chicks, designing our eggs, spring walks and more! Here are a few pictures!
Year 5 Comic Relief – 19.03.2021
Year 5 had a great day raising money for Comic Relief today.
Badgers and Seals- Enjoying our last week of term
We have enjoyed lots of fun activities this week to keep us busy on our last week of term like: Christmas crafts, making christingles, making calendars, Christmas maths treasure hunt and writing letters to Santa. We LOVED our Christmas party and speaking to Santa too, we even sang him a song from our Christmas show!
Badgers and Seals- 01.12.2020 – History
This week year 1 and 2 enjoyed exploring buildings and people from the past. Year 1 virtually listened to a visitor talking about life in the past and year 2 took part in a history hunt learning about buildings in Framwellgate Moor.
We couldn’t go out and visit these buildings in the community so we brought the history hunt to the classroom!
Badgers and Seals- 01.12.2020 – English
Today we have been learning about the author Oliver Jeffers by reading the clues around the classroom. We have learnt lots of interesting facts and will be starting to read one of his most famous stories ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’ tomorrow!
Seals and Badgers – 11.11.2020 – Poetry
This week Badgers and Seals have been exploring a range of different types of poems. Today we looked at November Night Countdown and worked in groups to put actions to the poem. We performed our poems to the rest of the class! We even played a game where we had to only perform the actions and see if the rest of the class could guess which verse we had!
Year 3 – 10.11.2020 – Computing and PSHE
In Year 3 Computing this week,we have been using the Scratch program to design different costumes for a sprite. We added code blocks to change the background too.
In PSHE, we have been learning about how to make safe choices. We acted out good, difficult and bad choices for different scenarios.
Hedgehogs 10.11.2020 – History
Badgers 10.11.2020 – History
This afternoon the Badgers enjoyed sharing their baby photos with each other and guessing who was who. We looked closely at our features and compared how we have changed over time. We also thought about memories and enjoyed discussing some of our favourite and funny memories in our life!
Caterpillar Nursery 06.11.2020
This morning caterpillar children have been looking at poppies, we talked about what colours we needed to create our own picture of a poppy, the children decided we need lots of red, and we painted our vision of a poppy.
The children created some lovely poppy paintings.
Honeybees – 06.11.2020
Ladybirds – 05.11.2020
Seals and Badgers – 23.10.2020 – Art
Seals and Badgers – 22.10.2020 -Art
This afternoon the children enjoyed exploring colours and shading using pencils, crayons and paints. We even had a go at making our own 3D planets!
Seals and Badgers – 19.10.2020
This afternoon the children enjoyed exploring algorithms using beebots and a range of online sources. Year 1 looked at programming the beebot to follow simple instructions and we looked at what happens when we input an incorrect instruction (the poor beebot got a bit dizzy).
Year 2’s explored algorithms using a range of website links and looked at inputting instructions to make certain shapes as well as using some dbprimary games to apply their knowledge!
Year 3 – 16.10.2020 – Maths
Year 3 have had fun in Maths today playing their x 4 game.
Penguins and Hedgehogs – 15.10.2020 – Art
Year 3 – 15.10.2020 – Literacy
The children have had great fun today being their favourite characters from our story.
Penguins and Hedgehogs – 14.10.2020 – Literacy
Penguins and Hedgehogs – 13.10.2020 – Science
Seals and Badgers – 13.10.2020 – Geography
This afternoon we have been at hard at work!
Year 1 have been exploring our school grounds and measuring the areas of our playground using their strides. They then designed their own playgrounds.
Year 2 have been exploring famous landmarks and thinking about what country and continent they are in, we placed the pictures onto our big world map to help with this and learnt some fun facts about these landmarks.
Honeybees – 09.10.2020 – Twinkle Twinkle
Penguins and Hedgehogs – 09.10.2020 – Science
Ladybirds 09.10.2020 – Fruit Tasting
Penguins and Hedgehogs 06.10.2020 – Geography
This week Honeybees have been learning all about spiders. We have put our funky fingers to the task of making our very own spiders, which are now hiding in our class spider web! We have also turned into bakers, we made our own spider Krispy cakes! We tried really hard to mix and stir the ingredients, then we used our wiggly fingers to shape our cakes into a spider shape, it was so much fun! As well as this, Honeybees turned their brain boxes on and labelled our own spider, we learnt what all the body parts of a spider were called. Our interesting fact of the week is that spiders actually have 8 eyes, we were all very shocked to learn this and couldn’t wait to share it with our grown ups at home. Overall this week, Honeybees have had a super creepy crawly week and we are now spider geniuses! – Mr Irwin
Penguins and Hedgehogs 02.10.2020 – Science
Ladybirds 01.10.2020 – Making Smoothies
Ladybirds 22.09.2020 – Experimenting with colour
Ladybirds 21.09.2020 – We love you
Honeybees 18.09.2020 – Art
What lovely work our little Honeybees have been doing this week.
We read The Colour Monster and then discussed what made us happy.
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!