Green Team meet with OASES

On 22nd March, Helen Cheetham from OASES (Outdoor and Sustainability Education Specialists) came to visit the Green Team to talk to them about energy usage. The children learnt about how electricity is made and how the burning of fossil fuels is damaging our environment. Helen had lots of games for us to play and at the end we had a go at making energy using a mini wind-turbine and solar panel! Helen had lots of ideas as to how we can save energy in school, so watch this space!

Christian Forest School Club

On Tuesday, 28 pupils from Year 6 walked to Flass Vale to develop their woodland survival skills. Led by Mr. Floreza, the pupils worked on skills of structure building, map scaling, fire lighting and team work. Best of all though, was a good old fashioned game of 'capture the flag' and some toasted marshmallows to finish!

Harvest Collection

Following a thoughtful Harvest Worship, Year 5 pupils helped to package the donations for the People's Kitchen and load them onto the van. After our trip to the People's Kitchen two weeks ago, they have enjoyed helping with the Harvest collection and supporting the charity they have found out all about - even if their arms were aching by the end of the morning!

European Day of Languages

On 26th September, St. Margaret's joined with the rest of Europe in a celebration of our continent's many languages. Lots of different activities took place over the course of the day, and many of our parents also gave up their time to come in and share their linguistic expertise with us. Everybody learnt a great deal!

Y3 Killhope Lead Mine Visit

On 20th September Year 3 visited Killhope Lead Mine as part of our 'Rocks and Soils' Science topic. As always, it was a long, bumpy bus ride but always worth the journey to visit such a unique venue.

We really enjoyed going down into the mine itself and learning about the jobs and lives of the miners who used to work here. It was a great day.

Cycle Training in Y4

This year, Mr. Floreza, our new Forest School instructor began working at our school. As a qualified cycling coach, he has been running an after school club for Y4 pupils, to help them develop their skills of control, safety and even maintenance.

This new opportunity has been greatly enjoyed by the pupils who have taken part and should ensure our pupils are even healthier and safer cycle users.

Welcome to our school.

We hope you enjoy your time here with our fantastic children and get an idea of the activities we take part in and the talents we have.

Please enjoy looking at examples of our work and our lovely school environment. We feel very lucky to be part of St. Margaret's and hope you feel the same

County Cross Country Finals

An incredible performance of determination and talent was on display at the County Cross Country finals. After several preparation and qualifying events, boys' and girls' teams from lower and upper KS2 took part in a final race against the best schools from across County Durham at East Durham College, Peterlee. Running a flat course made the races very fast and some noticable performances included Freya who took a medal for 1st place and Alex with a 3rd place finish. When the scores were totalled, we were amazed to find that Lower KS2 girls were runners up and Lower KS2 boys and both Upper KS2 teams all won their competitions. A truely amazing performance from all who took part.

May the Fourth be with you

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World Book Day 2017

An incredible day was spent by all pupils in school to celebratre world book day. Reorganising in to mixed age classes across the school allowed older pupils to enjoy reading, writing and sharing with younger pupils mixed from age 4 to 11. The theme based on Julia Donaldson books led to some amazing costumes. The sharing, caring nature of our pupils shone out, particularly when searching and problem solving on the 'Gruffalo Hunt'.

Y3 Stone Age Day

On 17th October, Year 3 enjoyed a 'Stone Age Day' led by expert visitors. We were taught how to light a fire using flint and steel and how to make a waterproof Stone Age shelter. We even tried an example of what Stone Age people would have eaten if they hadn't had a successful hunt (bugs!!!). We also spent part of the day making cave paintings in our own caves, and creating Stone Age-style jewellery.

HRH Duke of Kent at Wharton Park

20 pupils from year 6 were invited to welcome the Duke of Kent to the official opening of Wharton Park. A very exciting morning invovled time on the park equipment and a helicopter flyover as the Duke arrived. We then got a chance to meet him close up as we waved our Union Jack flags to celebrate his arrival.

Y5 visit the People's Kitchen

On 4th October, as part of the preparations for their year group worship for parents, ten children from Year 5 went to Newastle to visit the People's Kitchen. Travelling there by train, we had an excellent time finding out about the work of the charity and looking around their stores of food and clothing. We cannot wait to help collect the donations other children bring into school at the Harvest, to donate to this worthy charity. 

Green Team meet with OASES

On 22nd March, Helen Cheetham from OASES (Outdoor and Sustainability Education Specialists) came to visit the Green Team to talk to them about energy usage. The children learnt about how electricity is made and how the burning of fossil fuels is damaging our environment. Helen had lots of games for us to play and at the end we had a go at making energy using a mini wind-turbine and solar panel! Helen had lots of ideas as to how we can save energy in school, so watch this space!

Christian Forest School Club

On Tuesday, 28 pupils from Year 6 walked to Flass Vale to develop their woodland survival skills. Led by Mr. Floreza, the pupils worked on skills of structure building, map scaling, fire lighting and team work. Best of all though, was a good old fashioned game of 'capture the flag' and some toasted marshmallows to finish!

Harvest Collection

Following a thoughtful Harvest Worship, Year 5 pupils helped to package the donations for the People's Kitchen and load them onto the van. After our trip to the People's Kitchen two weeks ago, they have enjoyed helping with the Harvest collection and supporting the charity they have found out all about - even if their arms were aching by the end of the morning!

European Day of Languages

On 26th September, St. Margaret's joined with the rest of Europe in a celebration of our continent's many languages. Lots of different activities took place over the course of the day, and many of our parents also gave up their time to come in and share their linguistic expertise with us. Everybody learnt a great deal!

Y3 Killhope Lead Mine Visit

On 20th September Year 3 visited Killhope Lead Mine as part of our 'Rocks and Soils' Science topic. As always, it was a long, bumpy bus ride but always worth the journey to visit such a unique venue.

We really enjoyed going down into the mine itself and learning about the jobs and lives of the miners who used to work here. It was a great day.

Cycle Training in Y4

This year, Mr. Floreza, our new Forest School instructor began working at our school. As a qualified cycling coach, he has been running an after school club for Y4 pupils, to help them develop their skills of control, safety and even maintenance.

This new opportunity has been greatly enjoyed by the pupils who have taken part and should ensure our pupils are even healthier and safer cycle users.

Welcome to our school.

We hope you enjoy your time here with our fantastic children and get an idea of the activities we take part in and the talents we have.

Please enjoy looking at examples of our work and our lovely school environment. We feel very lucky to be part of St. Margaret's and hope you feel the same

County Cross Country Finals

An incredible performance of determination and talent was on display at the County Cross Country finals. After several preparation and qualifying events, boys' and girls' teams from lower and upper KS2 took part in a final race against the best schools from across County Durham at East Durham College, Peterlee. Running a flat course made the races very fast and some noticable performances included Freya who took a medal for 1st place and Alex with a 3rd place finish. When the scores were totalled, we were amazed to find that Lower KS2 girls were runners up and Lower KS2 boys and both Upper KS2 teams all won their competitions. A truely amazing performance from all who took part.

World Book Day 2017

An incredible day was spent by all pupils in school to celebratre world book day. Reorganising in to mixed age classes across the school allowed older pupils to enjoy reading, writing and sharing with younger pupils mixed from age 4 to 11. The theme based on Julia Donaldson books led to some amazing costumes. The sharing, caring nature of our pupils shone out, particularly when searching and problem solving on the 'Gruffalo Hunt'.

May the Fourth be with you

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Y3 Stone Age Day

On 17th October, Year 3 enjoyed a 'Stone Age Day' led by expert visitors. We were taught how to light a fire using flint and steel and how to make a waterproof Stone Age shelter. We even tried an example of what Stone Age people would have eaten if they hadn't had a successful hunt (bugs!!!). We also spent part of the day making cave paintings in our own caves, and creating Stone Age-style jewellery.

HRH Duke of Kent at Wharton Park

20 pupils from year 6 were invited to welcome the Duke of Kent to the official opening of Wharton Park. A very exciting morning invovled time on the park equipment and a helicopter flyover as the Duke arrived. We then got a chance to meet him close up as we waved our Union Jack flags to celebrate his arrival.

Y5 visit the People's Kitchen

On 4th October, as part of the preparations for their year group worship for parents, ten children from Year 5 went to Newastle to visit the People's Kitchen. Travelling there by train, we had an excellent time finding out about the work of the charity and looking around their stores of food and clothing. We cannot wait to help collect the donations other children bring into school at the Harvest, to donate to this worthy charity. 

Green Team meet with OASES

On 22nd March, Helen Cheetham from OASES (Outdoor and Sustainability Education Specialists) came to visit the Green Team to talk to them about energy usage. The children learnt about how electricity is made and how the burning of fossil fuels is damaging our environment. Helen had lots of games for us to play and at the end we had a go at making energy using a mini wind-turbine and solar panel! Helen had lots of ideas as to how we can save energy in school, so watch this space!

Christian Forest School Club

On Tuesday, 28 pupils from Year 6 walked to Flass Vale to develop their woodland survival skills. Led by Mr. Floreza, the pupils worked on skills of structure building, map scaling, fire lighting and team work. Best of all though, was a good old fashioned game of 'capture the flag' and some toasted marshmallows to finish!

Harvest Collection

Following a thoughtful Harvest Worship, Year 5 pupils helped to package the donations for the People's Kitchen and load them onto the van. After our trip to the People's Kitchen two weeks ago, they have enjoyed helping with the Harvest collection and supporting the charity they have found out all about - even if their arms were aching by the end of the morning!

European Day of Languages

On 26th September, St. Margaret's joined with the rest of Europe in a celebration of our continent's many languages. Lots of different activities took place over the course of the day, and many of our parents also gave up their time to come in and share their linguistic expertise with us. Everybody learnt a great deal!

Y3 Killhope Lead Mine Visit

On 20th September Year 3 visited Killhope Lead Mine as part of our 'Rocks and Soils' Science topic. As always, it was a long, bumpy bus ride but always worth the journey to visit such a unique venue.

We really enjoyed going down into the mine itself and learning about the jobs and lives of the miners who used to work here. It was a great day.

Cycle Training in Y4

This year, Mr. Floreza, our new Forest School instructor began working at our school. As a qualified cycling coach, he has been running an after school club for Y4 pupils, to help them develop their skills of control, safety and even maintenance.

This new opportunity has been greatly enjoyed by the pupils who have taken part and should ensure our pupils are even healthier and safer cycle users.

Welcome to our school.

We hope you enjoy your time here with our fantastic children and get an idea of the activities we take part in and the talents we have.

Please enjoy looking at examples of our work and our lovely school environment. We feel very lucky to be part of St. Margaret's and hope you feel the same

County Cross Country Finals

An incredible performance of determination and talent was on display at the County Cross Country finals. After several preparation and qualifying events, boys' and girls' teams from lower and upper KS2 took part in a final race against the best schools from across County Durham at East Durham College, Peterlee. Running a flat course made the races very fast and some noticable performances included Freya who took a medal for 1st place and Alex with a 3rd place finish. When the scores were totalled, we were amazed to find that Lower KS2 girls were runners up and Lower KS2 boys and both Upper KS2 teams all won their competitions. A truely amazing performance from all who took part.

World Book Day 2017

An incredible day was spent by all pupils in school to celebratre world book day. Reorganising in to mixed age classes across the school allowed older pupils to enjoy reading, writing and sharing with younger pupils mixed from age 4 to 11. The theme based on Julia Donaldson books led to some amazing costumes. The sharing, caring nature of our pupils shone out, particularly when searching and problem solving on the 'Gruffalo Hunt'.

May the Fourth be with you

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Y3 Stone Age Day

On 17th October, Year 3 enjoyed a 'Stone Age Day' led by expert visitors. We were taught how to light a fire using flint and steel and how to make a waterproof Stone Age shelter. We even tried an example of what Stone Age people would have eaten if they hadn't had a successful hunt (bugs!!!). We also spent part of the day making cave paintings in our own caves, and creating Stone Age-style jewellery.

HRH Duke of Kent at Wharton Park

20 pupils from year 6 were invited to welcome the Duke of Kent to the official opening of Wharton Park. A very exciting morning invovled time on the park equipment and a helicopter flyover as the Duke arrived. We then got a chance to meet him close up as we waved our Union Jack flags to celebrate his arrival.

Y5 visit the People's Kitchen

On 4th October, as part of the preparations for their year group worship for parents, ten children from Year 5 went to Newastle to visit the People's Kitchen. Travelling there by train, we had an excellent time finding out about the work of the charity and looking around their stores of food and clothing. We cannot wait to help collect the donations other children bring into school at the Harvest, to donate to this worthy charity. 

Green Team meet with OASES

On 22nd March, Helen Cheetham from OASES (Outdoor and Sustainability Education Specialists) came to visit the Green Team to talk to them about energy usage. The children learnt about how electricity is made and how the burning of fossil fuels is damaging our environment. Helen had lots of games for us to play and at the end we had a go at making energy using a mini wind-turbine and solar panel! Helen had lots of ideas as to how we can save energy in school, so watch this space!

Christian Forest School Club

On Tuesday, 28 pupils from Year 6 walked to Flass Vale to develop their woodland survival skills. Led by Mr. Floreza, the pupils worked on skills of structure building, map scaling, fire lighting and team work. Best of all though, was a good old fashioned game of 'capture the flag' and some toasted marshmallows to finish!

Harvest Collection

Following a thoughtful Harvest Worship, Year 5 pupils helped to package the donations for the People's Kitchen and load them onto the van. After our trip to the People's Kitchen two weeks ago, they have enjoyed helping with the Harvest collection and supporting the charity they have found out all about - even if their arms were aching by the end of the morning!

European Day of Languages

On 26th September, St. Margaret's joined with the rest of Europe in a celebration of our continent's many languages. Lots of different activities took place over the course of the day, and many of our parents also gave up their time to come in and share their linguistic expertise with us. Everybody learnt a great deal!

Y3 Killhope Lead Mine Visit

On 20th September Year 3 visited Killhope Lead Mine as part of our 'Rocks and Soils' Science topic. As always, it was a long, bumpy bus ride but always worth the journey to visit such a unique venue.

We really enjoyed going down into the mine itself and learning about the jobs and lives of the miners who used to work here. It was a great day.

Cycle Training in Y4

This year, Mr. Floreza, our new Forest School instructor began working at our school. As a qualified cycling coach, he has been running an after school club for Y4 pupils, to help them develop their skills of control, safety and even maintenance.

This new opportunity has been greatly enjoyed by the pupils who have taken part and should ensure our pupils are even healthier and safer cycle users.

Welcome to our school.

We hope you enjoy your time here with our fantastic children and get an idea of the activities we take part in and the talents we have.

Please enjoy looking at examples of our work and our lovely school environment. We feel very lucky to be part of St. Margaret's and hope you feel the same

County Cross Country Finals

An incredible performance of determination and talent was on display at the County Cross Country finals. After several preparation and qualifying events, boys' and girls' teams from lower and upper KS2 took part in a final race against the best schools from across County Durham at East Durham College, Peterlee. Running a flat course made the races very fast and some noticable performances included Freya who took a medal for 1st place and Alex with a 3rd place finish. When the scores were totalled, we were amazed to find that Lower KS2 girls were runners up and Lower KS2 boys and both Upper KS2 teams all won their competitions. A truely amazing performance from all who took part.

World Book Day 2017

An incredible day was spent by all pupils in school to celebratre world book day. Reorganising in to mixed age classes across the school allowed older pupils to enjoy reading, writing and sharing with younger pupils mixed from age 4 to 11. The theme based on Julia Donaldson books led to some amazing costumes. The sharing, caring nature of our pupils shone out, particularly when searching and problem solving on the 'Gruffalo Hunt'.

May the Fourth be with you

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Y3 Stone Age Day

On 17th October, Year 3 enjoyed a 'Stone Age Day' led by expert visitors. We were taught how to light a fire using flint and steel and how to make a waterproof Stone Age shelter. We even tried an example of what Stone Age people would have eaten if they hadn't had a successful hunt (bugs!!!). We also spent part of the day making cave paintings in our own caves, and creating Stone Age-style jewellery.

HRH Duke of Kent at Wharton Park

20 pupils from year 6 were invited to welcome the Duke of Kent to the official opening of Wharton Park. A very exciting morning invovled time on the park equipment and a helicopter flyover as the Duke arrived. We then got a chance to meet him close up as we waved our Union Jack flags to celebrate his arrival.

Y5 visit the People's Kitchen

On 4th October, as part of the preparations for their year group worship for parents, ten children from Year 5 went to Newastle to visit the People's Kitchen. Travelling there by train, we had an excellent time finding out about the work of the charity and looking around their stores of food and clothing. We cannot wait to help collect the donations other children bring into school at the Harvest, to donate to this worthy charity. 

Green Team meet with OASES

On 22nd March, Helen Cheetham from OASES (Outdoor and Sustainability Education Specialists) came to visit the Green Team to talk to them about energy usage. The children learnt about how electricity is made and how the burning of fossil fuels is damaging our environment. Helen had lots of games for us to play and at the end we had a go at making energy using a mini wind-turbine and solar panel! Helen had lots of ideas as to how we can save energy in school, so watch this space!

Christian Forest School Club

On Tuesday, 28 pupils from Year 6 walked to Flass Vale to develop their woodland survival skills. Led by Mr. Floreza, the pupils worked on skills of structure building, map scaling, fire lighting and team work. Best of all though, was a good old fashioned game of 'capture the flag' and some toasted marshmallows to finish!

Harvest Collection

Following a thoughtful Harvest Worship, Year 5 pupils helped to package the donations for the People's Kitchen and load them onto the van. After our trip to the People's Kitchen two weeks ago, they have enjoyed helping with the Harvest collection and supporting the charity they have found out all about - even if their arms were aching by the end of the morning!

European Day of Languages

On 26th September, St. Margaret's joined with the rest of Europe in a celebration of our continent's many languages. Lots of different activities took place over the course of the day, and many of our parents also gave up their time to come in and share their linguistic expertise with us. Everybody learnt a great deal!

Y3 Killhope Lead Mine Visit

On 20th September Year 3 visited Killhope Lead Mine as part of our 'Rocks and Soils' Science topic. As always, it was a long, bumpy bus ride but always worth the journey to visit such a unique venue.

We really enjoyed going down into the mine itself and learning about the jobs and lives of the miners who used to work here. It was a great day.

Cycle Training in Y4

This year, Mr. Floreza, our new Forest School instructor began working at our school. As a qualified cycling coach, he has been running an after school club for Y4 pupils, to help them develop their skills of control, safety and even maintenance.

This new opportunity has been greatly enjoyed by the pupils who have taken part and should ensure our pupils are even healthier and safer cycle users.

Welcome to our school.

We hope you enjoy your time here with our fantastic children and get an idea of the activities we take part in and the talents we have.

Please enjoy looking at examples of our work and our lovely school environment. We feel very lucky to be part of St. Margaret's and hope you feel the same

County Cross Country Finals

An incredible performance of determination and talent was on display at the County Cross Country finals. After several preparation and qualifying events, boys' and girls' teams from lower and upper KS2 took part in a final race against the best schools from across County Durham at East Durham College, Peterlee. Running a flat course made the races very fast and some noticable performances included Freya who took a medal for 1st place and Alex with a 3rd place finish. When the scores were totalled, we were amazed to find that Lower KS2 girls were runners up and Lower KS2 boys and both Upper KS2 teams all won their competitions. A truely amazing performance from all who took part.

World Book Day 2017

An incredible day was spent by all pupils in school to celebratre world book day. Reorganising in to mixed age classes across the school allowed older pupils to enjoy reading, writing and sharing with younger pupils mixed from age 4 to 11. The theme based on Julia Donaldson books led to some amazing costumes. The sharing, caring nature of our pupils shone out, particularly when searching and problem solving on the 'Gruffalo Hunt'.

May the Fourth be with you

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Y3 Stone Age Day

On 17th October, Year 3 enjoyed a 'Stone Age Day' led by expert visitors. We were taught how to light a fire using flint and steel and how to make a waterproof Stone Age shelter. We even tried an example of what Stone Age people would have eaten if they hadn't had a successful hunt (bugs!!!). We also spent part of the day making cave paintings in our own caves, and creating Stone Age-style jewellery.

HRH Duke of Kent at Wharton Park

20 pupils from year 6 were invited to welcome the Duke of Kent to the official opening of Wharton Park. A very exciting morning invovled time on the park equipment and a helicopter flyover as the Duke arrived. We then got a chance to meet him close up as we waved our Union Jack flags to celebrate his arrival.

Y5 visit the People's Kitchen

On 4th October, as part of the preparations for their year group worship for parents, ten children from Year 5 went to Newastle to visit the People's Kitchen. Travelling there by train, we had an excellent time finding out about the work of the charity and looking around their stores of food and clothing. We cannot wait to help collect the donations other children bring into school at the Harvest, to donate to this worthy charity. 

Green Team meet with OASES

On 22nd March, Helen Cheetham from OASES (Outdoor and Sustainability Education Specialists) came to visit the Green Team to talk to them about energy usage. The children learnt about how electricity is made and how the burning of fossil fuels is damaging our environment. Helen had lots of games for us to play and at the end we had a go at making energy using a mini wind-turbine and solar panel! Helen had lots of ideas as to how we can save energy in school, so watch this space!

Christian Forest School Club

On Tuesday, 28 pupils from Year 6 walked to Flass Vale to develop their woodland survival skills. Led by Mr. Floreza, the pupils worked on skills of structure building, map scaling, fire lighting and team work. Best of all though, was a good old fashioned game of 'capture the flag' and some toasted marshmallows to finish!

Harvest Collection

Following a thoughtful Harvest Worship, Year 5 pupils helped to package the donations for the People's Kitchen and load them onto the van. After our trip to the People's Kitchen two weeks ago, they have enjoyed helping with the Harvest collection and supporting the charity they have found out all about - even if their arms were aching by the end of the morning!

European Day of Languages

On 26th September, St. Margaret's joined with the rest of Europe in a celebration of our continent's many languages. Lots of different activities took place over the course of the day, and many of our parents also gave up their time to come in and share their linguistic expertise with us. Everybody learnt a great deal!

Y3 Killhope Lead Mine Visit

On 20th September Year 3 visited Killhope Lead Mine as part of our 'Rocks and Soils' Science topic. As always, it was a long, bumpy bus ride but always worth the journey to visit such a unique venue.

We really enjoyed going down into the mine itself and learning about the jobs and lives of the miners who used to work here. It was a great day.

Cycle Training in Y4

This year, Mr. Floreza, our new Forest School instructor began working at our school. As a qualified cycling coach, he has been running an after school club for Y4 pupils, to help them develop their skills of control, safety and even maintenance.

This new opportunity has been greatly enjoyed by the pupils who have taken part and should ensure our pupils are even healthier and safer cycle users.

Welcome to our school.

We hope you enjoy your time here with our fantastic children and get an idea of the activities we take part in and the talents we have.

Please enjoy looking at examples of our work and our lovely school environment. We feel very lucky to be part of St. Margaret's and hope you feel the same

County Cross Country Finals

An incredible performance of determination and talent was on display at the County Cross Country finals. After several preparation and qualifying events, boys' and girls' teams from lower and upper KS2 took part in a final race against the best schools from across County Durham at East Durham College, Peterlee. Running a flat course made the races very fast and some noticable performances included Freya who took a medal for 1st place and Alex with a 3rd place finish. When the scores were totalled, we were amazed to find that Lower KS2 girls were runners up and Lower KS2 boys and both Upper KS2 teams all won their competitions. A truely amazing performance from all who took part.

World Book Day 2017

An incredible day was spent by all pupils in school to celebratre world book day. Reorganising in to mixed age classes across the school allowed older pupils to enjoy reading, writing and sharing with younger pupils mixed from age 4 to 11. The theme based on Julia Donaldson books led to some amazing costumes. The sharing, caring nature of our pupils shone out, particularly when searching and problem solving on the 'Gruffalo Hunt'.

May the Fourth be with you

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Y3 Stone Age Day

On 17th October, Year 3 enjoyed a 'Stone Age Day' led by expert visitors. We were taught how to light a fire using flint and steel and how to make a waterproof Stone Age shelter. We even tried an example of what Stone Age people would have eaten if they hadn't had a successful hunt (bugs!!!). We also spent part of the day making cave paintings in our own caves, and creating Stone Age-style jewellery.

HRH Duke of Kent at Wharton Park

20 pupils from year 6 were invited to welcome the Duke of Kent to the official opening of Wharton Park. A very exciting morning invovled time on the park equipment and a helicopter flyover as the Duke arrived. We then got a chance to meet him close up as we waved our Union Jack flags to celebrate his arrival.

Y5 visit the People's Kitchen

On 4th October, as part of the preparations for their year group worship for parents, ten children from Year 5 went to Newastle to visit the People's Kitchen. Travelling there by train, we had an excellent time finding out about the work of the charity and looking around their stores of food and clothing. We cannot wait to help collect the donations other children bring into school at the Harvest, to donate to this worthy charity. 

Green Team meet with OASES

On 22nd March, Helen Cheetham from OASES (Outdoor and Sustainability Education Specialists) came to visit the Green Team to talk to them about energy usage. The children learnt about how electricity is made and how the burning of fossil fuels is damaging our environment. Helen had lots of games for us to play and at the end we had a go at making energy using a mini wind-turbine and solar panel! Helen had lots of ideas as to how we can save energy in school, so watch this space!

Christian Forest School Club

On Tuesday, 28 pupils from Year 6 walked to Flass Vale to develop their woodland survival skills. Led by Mr. Floreza, the pupils worked on skills of structure building, map scaling, fire lighting and team work. Best of all though, was a good old fashioned game of 'capture the flag' and some toasted marshmallows to finish!

Harvest Collection

Following a thoughtful Harvest Worship, Year 5 pupils helped to package the donations for the People's Kitchen and load them onto the van. After our trip to the People's Kitchen two weeks ago, they have enjoyed helping with the Harvest collection and supporting the charity they have found out all about - even if their arms were aching by the end of the morning!

European Day of Languages

On 26th September, St. Margaret's joined with the rest of Europe in a celebration of our continent's many languages. Lots of different activities took place over the course of the day, and many of our parents also gave up their time to come in and share their linguistic expertise with us. Everybody learnt a great deal!

Y3 Killhope Lead Mine Visit

On 20th September Year 3 visited Killhope Lead Mine as part of our 'Rocks and Soils' Science topic. As always, it was a long, bumpy bus ride but always worth the journey to visit such a unique venue.

We really enjoyed going down into the mine itself and learning about the jobs and lives of the miners who used to work here. It was a great day.

Cycle Training in Y4

This year, Mr. Floreza, our new Forest School instructor began working at our school. As a qualified cycling coach, he has been running an after school club for Y4 pupils, to help them develop their skills of control, safety and even maintenance.

This new opportunity has been greatly enjoyed by the pupils who have taken part and should ensure our pupils are even healthier and safer cycle users.

Welcome to our school.

We hope you enjoy your time here with our fantastic children and get an idea of the activities we take part in and the talents we have.

Please enjoy looking at examples of our work and our lovely school environment. We feel very lucky to be part of St. Margaret's and hope you feel the same

County Cross Country Finals

An incredible performance of determination and talent was on display at the County Cross Country finals. After several preparation and qualifying events, boys' and girls' teams from lower and upper KS2 took part in a final race against the best schools from across County Durham at East Durham College, Peterlee. Running a flat course made the races very fast and some noticable performances included Freya who took a medal for 1st place and Alex with a 3rd place finish. When the scores were totalled, we were amazed to find that Lower KS2 girls were runners up and Lower KS2 boys and both Upper KS2 teams all won their competitions. A truely amazing performance from all who took part.

World Book Day 2017

An incredible day was spent by all pupils in school to celebratre world book day. Reorganising in to mixed age classes across the school allowed older pupils to enjoy reading, writing and sharing with younger pupils mixed from age 4 to 11. The theme based on Julia Donaldson books led to some amazing costumes. The sharing, caring nature of our pupils shone out, particularly when searching and problem solving on the 'Gruffalo Hunt'.

May the Fourth be with you

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Y3 Stone Age Day

On 17th October, Year 3 enjoyed a 'Stone Age Day' led by expert visitors. We were taught how to light a fire using flint and steel and how to make a waterproof Stone Age shelter. We even tried an example of what Stone Age people would have eaten if they hadn't had a successful hunt (bugs!!!). We also spent part of the day making cave paintings in our own caves, and creating Stone Age-style jewellery.

HRH Duke of Kent at Wharton Park

20 pupils from year 6 were invited to welcome the Duke of Kent to the official opening of Wharton Park. A very exciting morning invovled time on the park equipment and a helicopter flyover as the Duke arrived. We then got a chance to meet him close up as we waved our Union Jack flags to celebrate his arrival.

Y5 visit the People's Kitchen

On 4th October, as part of the preparations for their year group worship for parents, ten children from Year 5 went to Newastle to visit the People's Kitchen. Travelling there by train, we had an excellent time finding out about the work of the charity and looking around their stores of food and clothing. We cannot wait to help collect the donations other children bring into school at the Harvest, to donate to this worthy charity. 

Green Team meet with OASES

On 22nd March, Helen Cheetham from OASES (Outdoor and Sustainability Education Specialists) came to visit the Green Team to talk to them about energy usage. The children learnt about how electricity is made and how the burning of fossil fuels is damaging our environment. Helen had lots of games for us to play and at the end we had a go at making energy using a mini wind-turbine and solar panel! Helen had lots of ideas as to how we can save energy in school, so watch this space!

Christian Forest School Club

On Tuesday, 28 pupils from Year 6 walked to Flass Vale to develop their woodland survival skills. Led by Mr. Floreza, the pupils worked on skills of structure building, map scaling, fire lighting and team work. Best of all though, was a good old fashioned game of 'capture the flag' and some toasted marshmallows to finish!

Harvest Collection

Following a thoughtful Harvest Worship, Year 5 pupils helped to package the donations for the People's Kitchen and load them onto the van. After our trip to the People's Kitchen two weeks ago, they have enjoyed helping with the Harvest collection and supporting the charity they have found out all about - even if their arms were aching by the end of the morning!

European Day of Languages

On 26th September, St. Margaret's joined with the rest of Europe in a celebration of our continent's many languages. Lots of different activities took place over the course of the day, and many of our parents also gave up their time to come in and share their linguistic expertise with us. Everybody learnt a great deal!

Y3 Killhope Lead Mine Visit

On 20th September Year 3 visited Killhope Lead Mine as part of our 'Rocks and Soils' Science topic. As always, it was a long, bumpy bus ride but always worth the journey to visit such a unique venue.

We really enjoyed going down into the mine itself and learning about the jobs and lives of the miners who used to work here. It was a great day.

Cycle Training in Y4

This year, Mr. Floreza, our new Forest School instructor began working at our school. As a qualified cycling coach, he has been running an after school club for Y4 pupils, to help them develop their skills of control, safety and even maintenance.

This new opportunity has been greatly enjoyed by the pupils who have taken part and should ensure our pupils are even healthier and safer cycle users.

Welcome to our school.

We hope you enjoy your time here with our fantastic children and get an idea of the activities we take part in and the talents we have.

Please enjoy looking at examples of our work and our lovely school environment. We feel very lucky to be part of St. Margaret's and hope you feel the same

County Cross Country Finals

An incredible performance of determination and talent was on display at the County Cross Country finals. After several preparation and qualifying events, boys' and girls' teams from lower and upper KS2 took part in a final race against the best schools from across County Durham at East Durham College, Peterlee. Running a flat course made the races very fast and some noticable performances included Freya who took a medal for 1st place and Alex with a 3rd place finish. When the scores were totalled, we were amazed to find that Lower KS2 girls were runners up and Lower KS2 boys and both Upper KS2 teams all won their competitions. A truely amazing performance from all who took part.

World Book Day 2017

An incredible day was spent by all pupils in school to celebratre world book day. Reorganising in to mixed age classes across the school allowed older pupils to enjoy reading, writing and sharing with younger pupils mixed from age 4 to 11. The theme based on Julia Donaldson books led to some amazing costumes. The sharing, caring nature of our pupils shone out, particularly when searching and problem solving on the 'Gruffalo Hunt'.

May the Fourth be with you

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Y3 Stone Age Day

On 17th October, Year 3 enjoyed a 'Stone Age Day' led by expert visitors. We were taught how to light a fire using flint and steel and how to make a waterproof Stone Age shelter. We even tried an example of what Stone Age people would have eaten if they hadn't had a successful hunt (bugs!!!). We also spent part of the day making cave paintings in our own caves, and creating Stone Age-style jewellery.

HRH Duke of Kent at Wharton Park

20 pupils from year 6 were invited to welcome the Duke of Kent to the official opening of Wharton Park. A very exciting morning invovled time on the park equipment and a helicopter flyover as the Duke arrived. We then got a chance to meet him close up as we waved our Union Jack flags to celebrate his arrival.

Y5 visit the People's Kitchen

On 4th October, as part of the preparations for their year group worship for parents, ten children from Year 5 went to Newastle to visit the People's Kitchen. Travelling there by train, we had an excellent time finding out about the work of the charity and looking around their stores of food and clothing. We cannot wait to help collect the donations other children bring into school at the Harvest, to donate to this worthy charity. 

Green Team meet with OASES

On 22nd March, Helen Cheetham from OASES (Outdoor and Sustainability Education Specialists) came to visit the Green Team to talk to them about energy usage. The children learnt about how electricity is made and how the burning of fossil fuels is damaging our environment. Helen had lots of games for us to play and at the end we had a go at making energy using a mini wind-turbine and solar panel! Helen had lots of ideas as to how we can save energy in school, so watch this space!

Christian Forest School Club

On Tuesday, 28 pupils from Year 6 walked to Flass Vale to develop their woodland survival skills. Led by Mr. Floreza, the pupils worked on skills of structure building, map scaling, fire lighting and team work. Best of all though, was a good old fashioned game of 'capture the flag' and some toasted marshmallows to finish!

Harvest Collection

Following a thoughtful Harvest Worship, Year 5 pupils helped to package the donations for the People's Kitchen and load them onto the van. After our trip to the People's Kitchen two weeks ago, they have enjoyed helping with the Harvest collection and supporting the charity they have found out all about - even if their arms were aching by the end of the morning!

European Day of Languages

On 26th September, St. Margaret's joined with the rest of Europe in a celebration of our continent's many languages. Lots of different activities took place over the course of the day, and many of our parents also gave up their time to come in and share their linguistic expertise with us. Everybody learnt a great deal!

Y3 Killhope Lead Mine Visit

On 20th September Year 3 visited Killhope Lead Mine as part of our 'Rocks and Soils' Science topic. As always, it was a long, bumpy bus ride but always worth the journey to visit such a unique venue.

We really enjoyed going down into the mine itself and learning about the jobs and lives of the miners who used to work here. It was a great day.

Cycle Training in Y4

This year, Mr. Floreza, our new Forest School instructor began working at our school. As a qualified cycling coach, he has been running an after school club for Y4 pupils, to help them develop their skills of control, safety and even maintenance.

This new opportunity has been greatly enjoyed by the pupils who have taken part and should ensure our pupils are even healthier and safer cycle users.

Welcome to our school.

We hope you enjoy your time here with our fantastic children and get an idea of the activities we take part in and the talents we have.

Please enjoy looking at examples of our work and our lovely school environment. We feel very lucky to be part of St. Margaret's and hope you feel the same

County Cross Country Finals

An incredible performance of determination and talent was on display at the County Cross Country finals. After several preparation and qualifying events, boys' and girls' teams from lower and upper KS2 took part in a final race against the best schools from across County Durham at East Durham College, Peterlee. Running a flat course made the races very fast and some noticable performances included Freya who took a medal for 1st place and Alex with a 3rd place finish. When the scores were totalled, we were amazed to find that Lower KS2 girls were runners up and Lower KS2 boys and both Upper KS2 teams all won their competitions. A truely amazing performance from all who took part.

World Book Day 2017

An incredible day was spent by all pupils in school to celebratre world book day. Reorganising in to mixed age classes across the school allowed older pupils to enjoy reading, writing and sharing with younger pupils mixed from age 4 to 11. The theme based on Julia Donaldson books led to some amazing costumes. The sharing, caring nature of our pupils shone out, particularly when searching and problem solving on the 'Gruffalo Hunt'.

May the Fourth be with you

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Y3 Stone Age Day

On 17th October, Year 3 enjoyed a 'Stone Age Day' led by expert visitors. We were taught how to light a fire using flint and steel and how to make a waterproof Stone Age shelter. We even tried an example of what Stone Age people would have eaten if they hadn't had a successful hunt (bugs!!!). We also spent part of the day making cave paintings in our own caves, and creating Stone Age-style jewellery.

HRH Duke of Kent at Wharton Park

20 pupils from year 6 were invited to welcome the Duke of Kent to the official opening of Wharton Park. A very exciting morning invovled time on the park equipment and a helicopter flyover as the Duke arrived. We then got a chance to meet him close up as we waved our Union Jack flags to celebrate his arrival.

Y5 visit the People's Kitchen

On 4th October, as part of the preparations for their year group worship for parents, ten children from Year 5 went to Newastle to visit the People's Kitchen. Travelling there by train, we had an excellent time finding out about the work of the charity and looking around their stores of food and clothing. We cannot wait to help collect the donations other children bring into school at the Harvest, to donate to this worthy charity. 

Green Team meet with OASES

On 22nd March, Helen Cheetham from OASES (Outdoor and Sustainability Education Specialists) came to visit the Green Team to talk to them about energy usage. The children learnt about how electricity is made and how the burning of fossil fuels is damaging our environment. Helen had lots of games for us to play and at the end we had a go at making energy using a mini wind-turbine and solar panel! Helen had lots of ideas as to how we can save energy in school, so watch this space!

Christian Forest School Club

On Tuesday, 28 pupils from Year 6 walked to Flass Vale to develop their woodland survival skills. Led by Mr. Floreza, the pupils worked on skills of structure building, map scaling, fire lighting and team work. Best of all though, was a good old fashioned game of 'capture the flag' and some toasted marshmallows to finish!

Harvest Collection

Following a thoughtful Harvest Worship, Year 5 pupils helped to package the donations for the People's Kitchen and load them onto the van. After our trip to the People's Kitchen two weeks ago, they have enjoyed helping with the Harvest collection and supporting the charity they have found out all about - even if their arms were aching by the end of the morning!

European Day of Languages

On 26th September, St. Margaret's joined with the rest of Europe in a celebration of our continent's many languages. Lots of different activities took place over the course of the day, and many of our parents also gave up their time to come in and share their linguistic expertise with us. Everybody learnt a great deal!

Y3 Killhope Lead Mine Visit

On 20th September Year 3 visited Killhope Lead Mine as part of our 'Rocks and Soils' Science topic. As always, it was a long, bumpy bus ride but always worth the journey to visit such a unique venue.

We really enjoyed going down into the mine itself and learning about the jobs and lives of the miners who used to work here. It was a great day.

Cycle Training in Y4

This year, Mr. Floreza, our new Forest School instructor began working at our school. As a qualified cycling coach, he has been running an after school club for Y4 pupils, to help them develop their skills of control, safety and even maintenance.

This new opportunity has been greatly enjoyed by the pupils who have taken part and should ensure our pupils are even healthier and safer cycle users.

Welcome to our school.

We hope you enjoy your time here with our fantastic children and get an idea of the activities we take part in and the talents we have.

Please enjoy looking at examples of our work and our lovely school environment. We feel very lucky to be part of St. Margaret's and hope you feel the same

County Cross Country Finals

An incredible performance of determination and talent was on display at the County Cross Country finals. After several preparation and qualifying events, boys' and girls' teams from lower and upper KS2 took part in a final race against the best schools from across County Durham at East Durham College, Peterlee. Running a flat course made the races very fast and some noticable performances included Freya who took a medal for 1st place and Alex with a 3rd place finish. When the scores were totalled, we were amazed to find that Lower KS2 girls were runners up and Lower KS2 boys and both Upper KS2 teams all won their competitions. A truely amazing performance from all who took part.

World Book Day 2017

An incredible day was spent by all pupils in school to celebratre world book day. Reorganising in to mixed age classes across the school allowed older pupils to enjoy reading, writing and sharing with younger pupils mixed from age 4 to 11. The theme based on Julia Donaldson books led to some amazing costumes. The sharing, caring nature of our pupils shone out, particularly when searching and problem solving on the 'Gruffalo Hunt'.

May the Fourth be with you

trim.4689A9AF-C122-4733-955A-37B6FB612808.MOV

Y3 Stone Age Day

On 17th October, Year 3 enjoyed a 'Stone Age Day' led by expert visitors. We were taught how to light a fire using flint and steel and how to make a waterproof Stone Age shelter. We even tried an example of what Stone Age people would have eaten if they hadn't had a successful hunt (bugs!!!). We also spent part of the day making cave paintings in our own caves, and creating Stone Age-style jewellery.

HRH Duke of Kent at Wharton Park

20 pupils from year 6 were invited to welcome the Duke of Kent to the official opening of Wharton Park. A very exciting morning invovled time on the park equipment and a helicopter flyover as the Duke arrived. We then got a chance to meet him close up as we waved our Union Jack flags to celebrate his arrival.

Y5 visit the People's Kitchen

On 4th October, as part of the preparations for their year group worship for parents, ten children from Year 5 went to Newastle to visit the People's Kitchen. Travelling there by train, we had an excellent time finding out about the work of the charity and looking around their stores of food and clothing. We cannot wait to help collect the donations other children bring into school at the Harvest, to donate to this worthy charity. 

Green Team meet with OASES

On 22nd March, Helen Cheetham from OASES (Outdoor and Sustainability Education Specialists) came to visit the Green Team to talk to them about energy usage. The children learnt about how electricity is made and how the burning of fossil fuels is damaging our environment. Helen had lots of games for us to play and at the end we had a go at making energy using a mini wind-turbine and solar panel! Helen had lots of ideas as to how we can save energy in school, so watch this space!

Christian Forest School Club

On Tuesday, 28 pupils from Year 6 walked to Flass Vale to develop their woodland survival skills. Led by Mr. Floreza, the pupils worked on skills of structure building, map scaling, fire lighting and team work. Best of all though, was a good old fashioned game of 'capture the flag' and some toasted marshmallows to finish!

Harvest Collection

Following a thoughtful Harvest Worship, Year 5 pupils helped to package the donations for the People's Kitchen and load them onto the van. After our trip to the People's Kitchen two weeks ago, they have enjoyed helping with the Harvest collection and supporting the charity they have found out all about - even if their arms were aching by the end of the morning!

European Day of Languages

On 26th September, St. Margaret's joined with the rest of Europe in a celebration of our continent's many languages. Lots of different activities took place over the course of the day, and many of our parents also gave up their time to come in and share their linguistic expertise with us. Everybody learnt a great deal!

Y3 Killhope Lead Mine Visit

On 20th September Year 3 visited Killhope Lead Mine as part of our 'Rocks and Soils' Science topic. As always, it was a long, bumpy bus ride but always worth the journey to visit such a unique venue.

We really enjoyed going down into the mine itself and learning about the jobs and lives of the miners who used to work here. It was a great day.

Cycle Training in Y4

This year, Mr. Floreza, our new Forest School instructor began working at our school. As a qualified cycling coach, he has been running an after school club for Y4 pupils, to help them develop their skills of control, safety and even maintenance.

This new o