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I am delighted that you are considering Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy, a primary school in Sunderland, for the first stage of your son or daughter’s education. The school is an “outstanding” (Ofsted 2012) Academy for children aged 3-11 years.…

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Year 4 - The children have continued their focus on the story of the Trojan horse and have used this as inspiration for their Art and DT. They have spent a lot of time researching different toy horses and moving toys, to find out how they work. The children then designed and sketched their own toy horses. 💙
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Year One and Two went on their first trip of the year to Herrington Park and Penshaw Monumnet to explore the area and develop their geography fieldwork skills.

When they arrived, they began their treasure hunt around Herrington Park, identifying all of the identified locations on their map. When we got to the 'Viewpoint' we found out a little bit of information about Herrington Park and its history.
DID YOU KNOW ..... It was once a colliery and when it closed down only coal left the site and other materials such as red ash, sandstone and clay were used to develop the new park.

After lunch we made the treacherous journey up to the top of Penshaw Monument. Once up there we looked all around and picked out some key human and physical features. We also got the chance to use a compass and find which way was North. It was a fantastic day, the children brought so much back to the classroom and we are already excited for our next adventure!💙
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Looks like they all had a great time

In DT, the year 4 children are designing and creating their own Trojan Horses. As a class, we have made one giant Trojan Horse too. The children had to research different moving toys before designing and sketching their own. Once we decided on a design, the children have been able to create their horse. We’ve had to put it together as well as mod roc it. Stay posted to see the final result. 💙
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Fantastic photos can't wait to see the finished product.xxx

🌈Rainbow Award 3rd December 2021🌈
Nursery– The Rainbow Awards this week go to Cole & Mez ! It has been lovely to see Cole growing in confidence! Cole has been exploring the different areas of the provision. He especially enjoys role play and dressing up. He is communicating well with his peers and contributing to his Phonics and Maths lessons. Well done, Cole!
Mez's language and communication skills are developing each day! It has been great to hear his vocabulary expanding. Mez has been enjoying our outdoor area and loves climbing along the top of the tunnel and then sliding off. Brilliant work, Mez!

Reception - The Rainbow Awards this week go to Penelope & Mollie! Penelope S for her amazing work in Phonics this week. She has really impressed her teachers with how hard she has been trying with her letter formation and her segmenting in order to spell.

Mollie has blown us away with her determination to learn her Nativity lines and her enthusiasm to get into character ready for our show! Amazing effort, Mollie!

YEAR 1 – - The Rainbow Awards this week go to Matthew & Oscar! Matthew has worked very hard to complete his final Christmas decoration in D.T , drawing around a template, using scissors to cut out the felt and finally stitching two pieces together with a running stitch. Well done Matthew for showing great resilience with a tricky task!

Oscar has been trying so hard with his reading and has shown amazing improvement, using his phonetic knowledge to help him read and enjoy new texts. Well done Oscar - keep up the great work!

YEAR 2 – The Rainbow Awards this week go to Ebony & Ife! Ebony for creating an exciting weaved landscape of The Great Fire of London using lots of skills such as weaving, dyeing, cutting, sticking and stitching. Well done!
Ife has produced a wonderful set of instructions about how to weave a landscape. Ife used a variety of time conjunctions and worked hard on her loopy letters. Well done!

YEAR 3 – The Rainbow Awards this week go to Annabella H & Robyn S. Annabella has demonstrated some amazing stitching techniques and even used the most challenging stitch which is a blanket stitch to join her materials for her bag. Next step is to decorate her bag. Well done Annabella!
Robyn has been practising her stitching techniques and demonstrated a running and back stitch. She showed great resilience with this challenging activity. Robyn also designed her bag, labelled the stitching techniques and explained her design.

YEAR 4 – The Rainbow Awards this week go to Alexa G and Isla W for excellent work in RE and writing their own poems based on the trinity. Well done girls!

YEAR 5 – The Rainbow Awards this week go to Honor & Halle M.
Honor for a much-improved attitude towards work across the curriculum – well done! Our second award goes to Halle M for excellent attention to detail while practicing sewing. A great start!

YEAR 6 – The Rainbow Awards this week go to Alice & Jay. Alice for her wonderful video where she discussed her favourite author and shared excellent extracts from the book.
Jay has worked very hard this week and shown an exceptional attitude to learning– well done!
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Well done everyone, so proud of Oscar Holmes.

Well done to our little superstar and all the other children who received the rainbow award this week 👏🏼👏🏼🌈

Well done everyone .

Well done to you all.xxx 👏👏👏

Well done everyone x

Well done everyone xx

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Bowes Museum- Year 3

Year 3 took the long journey to the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle to have a full day learning more about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age. The day was packed with incredible activities such as making clay beakers, exploring historic artefacts and sketching what the artefacts looked like.
The first activity was making a clay beaker. The children used a range of tools to mould and create their clay beakers. This helped the children to understand how pre-historic people made beakers and explored how the beakers were used to store food.

The second activity was to explore and hold artefacts from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age. The children were incredibly knowledgeable of what the artefacts were and how they were used which really impressed the experts at the Bowes Museum.
As well as exploring the artefacts, the children then used their drawing skills to sketch the artefacts. The children demonstrated a range of drawing skills such as sketching and showing different tones.
We had such an amazing day at a fantastic place. It was lovely to see how thankful our children were to have the opportunity to visit such an interesting place. The staff at the Bowes Museum were blown away by Year 3 and they were great ambassadors for our school. 💙

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