8s Growing a rainbow.

This week Isabella from 8s completed a sensory experience to see if she could grow a rainbow!

She started off with some felt tip pens, two trays of water and some kitchen roll.

She then drew a rainbow on either end of the kitchen roll.

She put the two ends into the trays of water and watched the magic happen.

Success! Izzy grew her rainbow! Great job Izzy!

8s- Life Skills

This week both at home and in school, 8S have been getting to grips with learning some new life skills that would equip them for independent living. I have to say they have all done such a great job and lots of new skills have been learnt. These include:

Cleaning the bathroom:

And hoovering the floors:

Making our own lunch:

and learning how to use the washing machine:

Making dinner for our families:

And doing the washing up after!

A fabulous effort by all!

Keeping busy in lockdown

Pupils in 9D are keeping very busy during lockdown, both in school and out. Whether they are completing work packs at home, working through Seesaw tasks online, working in school or helping with jobs at home, we have lots of superstars!

Keep up the fantastic work – we are missing you all and can’t wait to see you all again as soon as we are able.




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9N tutor time

9N decided that we should have a themed tutor time this week to bring some cheer. We’ve got a lot of Harry Potter fans so everyone donned their best robes and joined the Harry Potter quiz. Points were awarded for best costume effort. The overall quiz winner being Robbie, followed closely by surprise Potter expert Mrs Roddam!

International Lego Day- 8s

Thursday 28th January 2021 was International Lego Day and 8s chose to take part in a lego challenge as part of out remote learning!

Here are some of our fantastic attempts:

Izzy created her name using lego.

Others were challenged to make something out of only one cup of Lego.

Some of us created fun games to play using Lego. A hoop throwing activity:

And a really fun game where we made goals and competed to blow a marble through the goal first using a straw.

We also made some excellent models complete with lots of detailing.

As you can see Lego can be really great fun- Why not challenge yourself to make something new?

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Pop Art- 8S

8s have been doing some amazing art work based around our topic ‘Pop Art’

Here is Nathan with his fantastic video showing how he completed his final design with the help of his dad! Well done- Keep up the brilliant work!

11W Are still working hard at home.

In 11W this week we are still busy learning about colours. Some of the children have used their resource bags to make lovely Sensory boards. Other children have used their resource bags to make a colourful star.


Durham Works Message – FAO Year 11 Pupils

DurhamWorks Programme for Schools is a new programme aimed at providing Information, Advice and Guidance to young people to help to plan their next steps after school.

We are working closely with schools in County Durham to support young people in year 11 and our advisers are here to help during these difficult times. We are available to offer you help and support by telephone/online rather than face to face.

To get in touch, simply use our contact us page and we will contact you as soon as possible. One of our advisers may be in touch soon to explain more.