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How do germs spread? 

As part of their Heroes topic, Year 2 have been learning all about Florence Nightingale and how she worked to stop germs spreading in hospitals and improve hygiene. In their science lessons, they conducted a sneeze zone experiment to investigate how far their germs...

Year 2 visit Beamish Museum

Recently, Year 2 had the fantastic opportunity of visiting Beamish Museum. They visited Pockerley Manor and learned all about what life was like during the 1820s. They even worked with staff to train to be nurses so that they could go and help Florence Nigthingale...

Preston Hall (Part 3)

Following the children’s exploration of Preston Hall’s Museum and interactive Victorian Street, the children then took part in a toys from the past themed workshop. The children (and adults) had so much exploring the vast selection of toys and games. When doing so,...

Preston Hall (Part 2)

After lunch, the children explored Preston Hall and it's Victorian Street. They had so much getting dressed up and visiting the old-fashioned shops. When exploring the different sites we made comparisons to the ones we discovered on our recent exploration of Blaydon....

Preston Hall (Part 1)

As part of our “There’s No Place Like Home” topic, Year One visited Preston Hall to gain a better understanding of what home life was like during the Victorian era. The first workshop that the children took part in was based around household objects. First Joanne (our...

Spooky Stories

Today Maria from Gateshead Library visited Year One with a “Ghosts and Witches” themed story chest for our reading area. While Maria was here she shared a selection of books from the chest with the children, a particular favourite amongst them being “There's a Spider...

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