Durham Light Infantry (DLI) volunteers visited year 6 to deliver a full day of workshops to enhance their WWII topic. The workshops involved examining artefacts and putting together clues to discover facts about the lives of individuals who were alive during the war. The class had a fabulous day and wish to thank the DLI for bringing their learning to life!
A group of children visited the local dentist – My Dentist in Willington. The children followed the dentists advice to get ‘super smiles’ and even had a go at being a dentist. They all had a super time. Mr Walker the Practice Manager commented on how polite and well behaved they all were. Thank you My Dentist for having us!
Children in reception class embarked on a zoo animal hunt. The zookeeper phoned them up to say he was sending a parcel to help them learn about what animals live in a zoo. The contents of the parcel were placed around their learning environment. Children divided into pairs to hunt for the animals hidden in the classroom and recorded what they found. I am sure the zookeeper will be very impressed with their knowledge!
Parents and carers of reception children were invited into the classroom to experience and enjoy our learning environment with their child. The children had great fun showing their visitors around their classroom and letting them know what they get up to in school each day! The sessions are also a great way for families to meet each other, have a chat in a relaxed atmosphere and get ideas on how they can support their child’s learning from the Early Years staff. Miss McCartney would like to thank everyone who attended.
Year 1 had fun investigating a crime scene they discovered in their classroom this week. They found a broken chair, some left over porridge, a blue ribbon and a lock of golden hair. They helped PC Wallace collect clues to rule out different suspects and catch the criminal.
In a follow up lesson they had the opportunity to interview Goldilocks herself and ask why she had eaten all the porridge and broken the chair.
As part of year 5’s geography lesson this week, children made Play Doh mountains. They used dental floss to slice through the mountain. Each slice was drawn around on a piece of paper. The lines left behind on the paper helped the children to understand how mountains are represented on maps. The class could see the greater the elevation, the closer together the contour lines were. This helped the children to plot a safe route up the mountain by choosing the path with the gentlest incline.
This is a good opportunity for you to discuss your child’s progress at Willington Primary School as well as any concerns you may have.
To enable you to book your appointment nearest to the time that is most convenient to you we have an electronic system.You will receive a text message which will give you a link to our system. Simply click on the link and the booking system will be displayed, enter your child’s first name and follow the onscreen instructions. You will be given the opportunity to select which day and time you would like your appointment to be.
If for any reason you would like to change your booking repeat the above steps, cancel your booking and select a different available appointment.
If you do not receive a text message, do not have access to an internet connection or are having problems using the system please contact the school office where Mrs Exton and Mrs Garbutt will be happy to help and book an appointment for you.