The school held a Christingle Service on 16th December at the church at Cowshill.
The infants performed a puppet show created by Mrs Evans and Mr Harle called The Three Billy Pigs Gruff. The infants designed, made and then performed the show in front of an audience who were delighted . Well done!
Our performance of Lenny on the Front Line was a huge success! An amazing feel-good factor evening made all the more special with our community choir and also the fact that the children only started rehearsing two and a half weeks ago. After the performance, KS2 sold cards, decorations, decorated pebbles and christmas tree decorations to raise money for www.toilettwinnng.org.
KS2 took part in an outreach session delivered by Alison Smith from The Bowes Museum! They followed the true story of Sydney Dobson, a young boy from Burnhope (Stanley) who ran away from home to join the great war. (One Boy’s War by Lynn Huggins-Cooper). During the story, Alison showed the children various artefacts from the war – including a very delicate heart shaped pin cushion that had been made by a soldier who was convalescing. At the end of the session, the class made a sweet heart pin cushion to give to someone special. This was a super link to our work with Mr Heatherington from The Weardale Museum about first world war silks.
Wearhead children observed 2 minutes’ silence on Tuesday 11th November by the Weardale Society oak tree (given to us to commemorate the start of WW1 100 years ago). After singing WE WILL REMEMBER, a small poppy cross was placed by the tree and a short poem read.
The School are taking part in a Mayfly Nymphs in the Classroom Project. This entails collecting the Mayfly from the local river and observing their life cycle using suitable equipment set up in the junior classroom.
The Year 5’s spent a fun packed week in At Howtown – an outdoor purstuit centre near Penrith- in Mid September. The pupils were able to try various activities which included canoeing, rock scrambling and a night walk to name a few.
Wearhead School is taking part in recording the spotting of wildlife in our locality. Fiona Knox, from the AONB, visited the school and taught the pupils how to make bird feeders that were then hung up in various areas around the school grounds.
Come rain or shine, the infant children enjoy Forest Schools with Mrs Turnbull. The juniors also join in on occasions.
Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment.
The whole school visited Throssel Hole Monastery near Carrshield as part of a study of Buddhism. The children experienced a very short time of meditation and calm; saw where and how the monks lived; explored the grounds, which includes a pet cemetery and observed part of a morning service.