We have signed up to another Terracycle recycling scheme, this time with the chance to win a recycled playground makeover worth £ 10,000!

Participating is easy! The school that sends in the most accepted waste between the 25th of March 2019 and the 5th of July 2019 will receive a recycled playground makeover worth £10,000, on top of points earned by the shipment weight.

The winning school will be able to choose from a selection of play equipment or gardening equipment made from recycled material worth £10,000. Depending on the prize selected, the overall area required to install the prize could be up to 25m x 3m.

There is a recycle bin allocated for these items at the front office in school. Please see the attached link below to see what is acceptable waste.

Let’s work together to look after our amazing planet.


Big Clean Up by Little Hearts and Reception

This week our Little Hearts and Reception teams took to the yard to begin our clean up. Armed with litter pickers, the children and staff made a fantastic start trying to help clear our yard and field area. This is the first of many clean ups that will be happening over the coming weeks. If you would like to help us in this then please let us know. For our final big clean up (Thursday 4th April) we are opening our invitations to parents and families who are free from 11am. All you need is a sturdy pair and shoes and a pair of thick gardening gloves. We look forward to seeing you there!

Big Clean Up

We joined with reception class for the Big Clean Up. We walked all around the school grounds looking for and picking up rubbish. Well done to you all. Even when we’re on holidays we join in too!!! Thank you


Living eggs

We have hatching eggs in Pre-school. We have watched and waited patiently for our eggs to hatch – and now we have 6 chicks!!!


Spring is here

We started our spring cleaning! We tidied up the flower beds and planted some new flower seeds. We cleared up the other beds too – and planted some potatoes.

Red Nose Day 2019

For Red Nose Day we have had a cupcake challenge, pin the nose on Mr Tumble, pass the parcel and treasure hunt. We had to look for shiny, red, noisy and round things. Then for snack we decorated biscuits with red noses and had strawberry milkshake and strawberry jelly.

Forest School

Pre-school are revamping the forest school area and this week we received two very kind donations. From The National Trust at Gibside we received some tree stumps and from the Tulip family some wood chippings – thank you very much.
Anne, has some fantastic plans for forest school and this afternoon the children began helping with some changes. They helped to prepare our new path into the fire circle. They helped to dig up the grass and flatten the ground where they had been digging. Other jobs to do include planting new willow into the existing fence, repairing fence posts and creating a bird hide area.
Well done to you all

World Book Day 2019

Our chosen story for World Book Day was ‘Pirates in Pyjamas’. We all came dressed in our pyjamas. We had a busy morning making pirate hats, paper plate pirates and joining in with a parade in school. We had a ‘Book Swap’ where everyone brought in a book to swap with their friends – well done Pre-school for sharing your stories. Then during the afternoon the children could make treasure maps, design a pirate flag and lots of other pirate activities.

Road Safety

We had a walk up into Byermoor to practice road safety as some children had been talking about holding hands to cross the road and not to run.The children showed a good understanding of stop and go. We had some road signs to help us too. Wonder if the children can spot road signs when they’re next out with their families. They were able to wait next to the kerb and they knew
“you don’t cross the road behind a parked car”
They looked left and looked right and even managed to find a horse!!
Well done to you all.

Valentines Day

For Valentines Day we made biscuits. The children mixed and patted dough, cut out into shapes including hearts. They made pink icing, then added marshmallows and Love Heart sweets
Happy Valentines Day from Little Hearts