On 22nd February members of the Scout and Guiding movement celebrate Founder’s Day, or Thinking Day. Pupils (and staff) were invited to wear their uniforms to school on that day. This was the birthday of Robert Baden-Powell founder of the scout movement. Durham has Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows, can you spot their uniforms on the photographs?
They all wore their uniforms with pride!
Children and Staff in their uniforms
Year 2 who were dressed for PE before assembly!
Safer Internet Day 6/2/18
Valentine Disco, February 2018
Finchale Christmas Sing-a-long 2017
Christmas Jumper Day 22/12/17
We raised £133 at our Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day. Well done and thank you to all!
Key Stage 2 Christmas Party, 21/12/17
Key Stage 1 Christmas Party, 20/12/17
Cinderella & Rockerfella KS2 Christmas Production, December 2017
Straw & Order Key Stage 1 Christmas Production, December 2017
Christmas Card Competition Winners, December 2017
Tomas, Year 5
Yinuo, Year 5
Emma, Year 2
Well done to our three winners who all have their art work on Christmas Cards being sent out across the country. The Chief Constable of Durham has a drawing on his card by Tomas from Year 5. The MP Roberta Blackman-Woods has a drawing on the front by Yinuo formerly of Year 5 (who now lives in China) and a drawing on the back by Emma Year 2.
The School Choir at Christmas, December 2017…
The Choir have been very busy this year, the photo shows the practising Christmas songs. They have performed at St Cuthbert’s Church (a collaborative event with Durham Young Musicians), Lindisfarne Care Home (in our local community) and finally at Sainsbury’s Supermarket (raising funds for school). Well done to the children who all volunteer and sing in their own time after school. They have certainly brought joy and happiness to many people this Christmas. Finally many thanks to Mrs McGuire and Mrs Grabham for the coaching and guidance they have given the group.
Christmas Lunch 15/12/17
Mini Police at the Durham Christmas Festival 2/12/17
Finchale Mini Police forming a guard of honour at the approach to the Cathedral whilst children from local schools participate in the Lantern Parade, part of the Victorian Festival in Durham City.
NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe Assemblies for KS1 and KS2, 23/11/17
Thank you to music teacher Mr Wilkinson and well done to our young musicians who entertained us with great style. Y5/6 Brass playing the baritone, trumpet and one trombone gave us a fabulous rendition of “Finchale Blues”. Y4 playing mini trombones gave us a very seasonal “Spooky Blues” and finally Isabel Y5 played “Concourse Calypso” solo on the trombone. Mrs Whitton said that she was very proud of the children’s performance and want to nurture their talent for the future.
Halloween Disco 31/10/17
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We raised £271.45 for MacMillan Cancer Support and all had a cake to eat. We enjoyed the morning very much and also had fun helping out.
SWAG (School Worldwide Awareness Group)
European Day of Languages at Finchale 28th September 2017
Reception Class singing: Frère Jacques.
Year 1 singing: L'arc en Ciel.
Year 2 singing: Meunier Tu Dors.
Year 3 singing: Bonjour! Je me Présente.
Year 4 singing: Si tu Aimes Parler Français.
Year 5 singing: Alouette
Year 6 singing: Savez vous Planter les Choux?
What an exciting day we had at school when Mrs Hamill who is a parent, governor and linguist came to spend the day with our classes speaking French. The children also sang French songs and learnt about French culture and customs.
Each class learnt greetings in French. Reception Class also learnt how to ask how someone was feeling “ça va?” They sung Frère Jacques. Year 1 learnt colours, their song was L’arc enciel. Year 2 learnt numbers, their song was Meunier Tu Dors. Year 3 learnt about ages, their song was Bonjour! Je Me Presént. Year 4 learnt about methods of transport and how French children travel to school, their song was Si Tu Aimes Parler Français. Year 5 learnt about the planets in French and their song was Alouette. Finally Year 6 will now be accomplished at ordering a drink in a French café and their song was Savez-vous Planter les Choux?
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