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All about Grace Darling!

This morning we visited St Aidan’s Church to see the Grace Darling memorial. We identified the different features of the church, studied the stained glass windows and even got to visit the Crypt. We also visited the Grace Darling Museum and were amazed by some of the artefacts, especially the size of the coble! Make…

Not your average seaside rock

Earlier this evening we made story stones to show the story of Grace Darling. We then presented our stones and retold the story using ambitious vocabulary!

Free time

Some much deserved free time for the children.

All aboard Gladtidings V ⚓️🚤

What an adventure! We loved this afternoons trip on the Gladtidings V to learn all about the Farne Islands. We saw Longstone lighthouse where Grace Darling lived and spotted lots of wildlife – which we are excited to focus on in science this half term. You’ll be GLAD to know we’re back on dry land…

Absolutely crabulous 🦀

We think this may have been our most successful rock-pooling ever! We found: a brittlestar, a handful of common starfish, butterfish, beadlet anemones, live limpets, barnacles, shore crabs, edible crabs, jellyfish and even mysterious lobster-looking creature. We’ve FaceTimed the children at school and asked them to find out what it is (see picture 1 and…

FaceTime back home

It was lovely to speak to the other children at Herringthorpe Juniors School. We shared our findings from our rockpooling and set them the challenge to find the same creatures at Robin Hood’s Bay next week.

Relief printing and sketches

Tonight we used some of the shells and seaweed we found on the beach to do some printing on our cinquains. The results are just beautiful. The children also started their sketches of Bamburgh castle.

Cinquains by the castle ✏️🏰

This afternoon we stopped off by the castle again to reflect on ours adventures so far this week. We thought about ambitious words that we could use and added them to our poetry flower ready to help us write our cinquains. Tonight we will be publishing our poems and using items we collected from the…

All about St.Cuthbert

We stayed on Holy Island this afternoon and, because the tide was out, we managed to walk over the St.Cuthberts Isle to visit where St.Cuthbert himself would retreat to. We then went back to the beach to find Cuthbert beads. These are fossilised crinoids found on the beaches of Holy Island that could be used…

This morning’s adventure on Holy Island

This morning we waited until the tide had gone out before making our way over to Holy Island (Lindisfarne). We learnt all about the medieval patron saint of Northumbria: St. Cuthbert. We explored the priory, church and museum on Lindisfarne to research more about this significant saint.

Let the competition begin…

After learning about features of the castle and exploring Bamburgh, we spent some time on the beach building our own sandcastles. We had to use excellent teamwork and communication skills to ensure we had as many features as possible. The children loved exploring the shore to find shells and seaweed to add a wow factor…

Parts of a castle

To prepare ourselves for our visit to Bamburgh castle tomorrow morning, we have been learning about the different parts of a castle and how they help protect it from invasion. 🏰

Beaming at beamish

We learnt so much today exploring the living museum of the North: Beamish. We walked through the 1920s, visited 1913 and schooled in the 1940s.

Year 6 Take on Northumberland

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We are thrilled to be able to share with you the Year 6 residential to Northumberland – one of the most exciting residential visits that happens to fall within the final year of HJS.

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