Spring 2022

Easter
To celebrate Easter Bamburgh class had great fun working in their crews to complete an Easter challenge to find as many crew coloured stones hidden around the school field.
West were the overall winners working as a fantastic team. Well done West!
In class we enjoyed reading 'Daisy and the trouble with CHOCOLATE' by Kes Gray. A very chocolatey adventure.
We hope you all have a wonderful Easter holiday and look forward to more adventures next term.
 
 
 
Happy Mother's Day!
Lady G and the Bamburgh rappers have a special Mother's Day mix for all those lovely mums and carers.
 

 
Red Nose Day 2022
Bamburgh class had great fun today with our Red Nose bad hair day to raise money for charity. We had a go at making our silliest faces to go with our bad hair. We had a go at solving some riddles and made our own amazing superhero masks.
 
 

Bound for Beijing Challenge
Team GB and Paralympics GB's Bound for Beijing challenge is helping to inspire young people and families to get active! Bamburgh is ready for a challenge. 
 
Bound for Beijing has lots of exciting cross-curricular resources and winter themed games to get pupils moving and help them virtually climb to the peak of Mount Spirit by logging their activity.
We will be doing lots of fun activities in school to get active and it would be fabulous if you could encourage your children to log their activity outside of school too.
 
Here is a short video that explains how to log activities:
To log in our class team is called: Brilliant Bears and our team ID is 37627.
 
Bound for Beijing is giving away hundreds of incredible prizes in their 'Mega March' competition. Simply log as much physical activity as possible in March for the change to win. The more you log, the higher your chances of winning. So let's get active!
 

 
World Book Day
Bamburgh class had great fun on Thursday for World Book Day. 
 
We participated in a Book exchange where children brought in a book that they had read and then exchanged it for another pre-loved book. 
  
We had great fun designing potato book characters to celebrate our favourite book characters.  
 
We watched a Scholastic Live World Day Event.  We listened to Axel Scheffler read 'Be a Happy Bunny' and the story 'Kind'. He demonstrated how to draw the Happy Bunnies and Zog and the Flying Doctors.
 
After listening to the story of 'Leaf' we discussed how the polar bear had arrived in a different habitat. We talked about icebergs and their properties. Working in groups children experimented with an ice balloon completing different experiment challenges.
 
 

After School Clubs
Bamburgh class children have had great fun joining in at our after school clubs.
We have had amazing models made in Lego club. In the art & craft children learnt how to weave a poppy and designed and created fabulous spoon puppets 
 
This half term we have singing with Miss Donnelly and cookery club with Cherie. I wonder what tasty treats they might be making.
 
Remember to look out for more super clubs over the next few terms.
 

 

Arctic Explorers Beach Day

On the way to the beach we stopped on the bridge to view the river Aln and everyone used their observation skills to spot wildlife near the river. We saw a heron, Canadian geese, ducks and jackdaws. We discussed how we knew it was low tide and what we would see when we returned to school later in the day and how it would be different.

On the way to Alnmouth the class had a challenge to spot seasonal changes and look out for early signs of spring. The first flowers of spring seemed to be popping up everywhere and we had great fun spotting the snowdrops on our way.

We spotted gorse and broom. We talked about how we could remember the name gorse – we practised saying it’s gorse of course!

As intrepid arctic explorers we went to places we had not been before. We discussed what we knew about Arctic explorers and thought about why they went exploring and if it was easy. We had a very long trek which was exciting and we used our skills of resilience and determination.

We saw the beacon above Alnmouth estuary. We had an excellent view over Alnmouth Bay and could see as far as Amble. We thought about explorers and how they would see different views.

 We talked about how beacons were lit on hills or high places, used either as lighthouses for navigation at sea, or for signaling over land that an enemy was approaching to alert villages. Children thought about times in history when a beacon might have been used and they suggested the Vikings and World War 2. We talked about how the beacon at Alnmouth was erected in 1988 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Spanish Armada.

When we reached the very top of Bracken hill we sat quietly to see what we could see and hear. We could hear birds, the waves and the wind around us. We imagined what we would need if were camping there at night and what we would need to survive.

As explorers we went on a nature hunt expedition to find and collect natural and interesting objects. We thought about the animals that live in the Arctic. How they have adapted to survive in that harsh cold environment. The children then created Arctic animals in the sand out of natural found objects. They recalled many Arctic animals and made polar bears, seals, narwhals, orca, arctic foxes, hares and walruses.

After lunch we returned to the beach, where we were surprised to see a wonderful rainbow. We talked about the weather and how a rainbow was formed, when the Sun’s rays strike raindrops falling from faraway rain clouds. We talked about the colours of the rainbow. Unfortunately, the rain clouds were not so far away and we did need to put our hoods up for a short while in the afternoon.

 


NSPCC Number Day - 4th February 
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