Bring back our school crossing patrol!

Mr Knight’s and Mrs Turner’s English classes are busy researching the reasons behind the decision to take away our lollipop lady on Corchester Walk. The children will be writing to Newcastle City Council about this issue next week and would like to hear the views of other people affected by this. These views will form part of the letters they write to persuade the council to bring back our crossing patrol.

What are your opinions on the decision to end the crossing patrol, and your reasons for them? Do you have any suggestions as to how the safety of pedestrians (particularly the children) could be improved? Do you have anything else you wish to add?

Please leave your comments below.



Class 11: Ancient Egyptian Topic Logs

Wow! What amazing work I have seen today inside your topic logs, Class 11. I’m so proud of the work you have produced at home over the last few weeks. What a creative bunch you all are!

From books which are beautifully presented and put together to Lorie’s sphinx sculpture, Nadeen’s painting, Oscar’s sweetie canopic jar, Lucy’s hand crafted clay canopic jars (complete with internal organs!), Annelie’s papier-mache sarcophagus and Annabel’s model of an Ancient Egyptian civilisation (including a shaduf!), there was something for everyone to enjoy!

Take a look at the photos of our work and please leave a comment or a question and we’ll try to answer them.


Banana Mummification!

In Ancient Egyptian times people, including pharaohs, were often mummified after they died. We have investigated what happens during the mummification process but couldn’t find any willing volunteers, so we used bananas instead! We removed the ‘internal organs’ and threw them away and then packed the ‘body’ with a mixture of salt and bicarbonate of soda which is similar to the natron used by Ancient Egyptians. This was then wrapped in paper and placed in an airtight ‘coffin’ for three weeks. Today, we unwrapped our mummies to see what had happened. Read on to find out what we discovered!