What A Performer! July 2017
Well done to Cara Y3 who performed as part of a Chester le Street Theatre Group in "Aspects of Love". She certainly is talented playing three roles in the same show, a villager, a child and a clown in a circus!
Running One Hundred Miles! July 2017
Well done to Evie Y4 and Jessica Y6 for running 100miles in a month. They ran 50 miles each as part of the Awesome 2017 Summer Solstice 100 mile challenge!
Fantastic Running! July 2017
Well done to Adam Y2 who ran 2 miles and Emma Reception Class who ran 1 mile at "Vitality Move" a family fun day of running at Chatsworth House.
They also met Jessica Ennis!
Blue Peter Badge Winner, July 2017
Well done to Harry in Y1 who received his Blue Peter Badge for writing a booklet and sending pictures in about his holiday to Centre Parcs.
Deerness Valley Football Club Awards, Excellent Football, July 2017
Well done to Jessica Y6 (3rd) and Evie Y4 (Special Award) for achieving their awards at in the in-house competition at Cote Hill Riding Club!
Excellent Swimming! June 2017
Well done to Isabelle from Y4 who won her medals for swimming front crawl, breast and back stroke at a Durham City Swim Club Gala.
A Fabulous Performance of "The Happy Prince"
Well done to Niamh, Ella, Jessica, Brooke and Amelia for their fabulous performance in the Durham High School production of "The Happy Prince". Mrs Whitton said she enjoyed the show enormously and was very proud of the girls.
Blue Peter Badge Winners, June 2017
Jessica, who received a Blue Peter badge for her acrostic poem.
Olivia, who received a Silver Blue Peter badge for making a Blue Peter badge!
Caitlin, who received a Blue Peter badge for her acrostic poem.
Daniel, who received a Blue Peter badge for his letter about a visit to Leeds Armouries and a Green Blue Peter badge for his diagram of a waterfall which he drew after a visit to High Force in Teesdale.
Fun Run Winners, June 2017
Money Raised for Cancer Research, June 2017
Well done to Lily Ballantine and Lily Buxton for raising £60 at the Summer Fair for Cancer Research. The badges/stickers were a hit and Miss Jones who has been receiving treatment said she was very grateful for their efforts and proud of their achievement.
Horse Riding, 14 June 2017
Jessica Y6 and Evie Y4 have both won rosettes from Cote Hill Pony Club. They competed in three events namely dressage, show jumping and cross country. Jessica came first on her horse "Ringo Star" and Evie came second on her horse "Harry Potter".
Well done girls!
Fabulous Gymnastics, 23rd May 2017
Maisie from Reception Class persevered to win this medal for her gymnastics. She explained that another child usually wins, but despite this she continued to try very hard and this has now paid off and she has her medal to prove it.
Well done Maisie for winning the medal AND for persevering until you achieved what you wanted!
Blue Peter Badge Winner, 22nd May 2017
Jessica from Y2 drew a fantastic picture of the Blue Peter presenters, sent it in to the programme and was awarded her first Blue Peter Badge - Well done Jessica!
North of England Children's Cancer Resaerch, 22nd May 2017
Well done to Dylan in Y1 for running 5 miles to support the north of England Children's Cancer Research Charity, a fantastic achievement!
Blue Peter Badge Winners, May 2017
Y6 Enterprise Week Winners, 19th May 2017
Running 100 Miles, 19th May 2017
Well done to Jessica Y6 and Evie Y4 for running 100 miles - they ran 50 miles each and certainly deserved those medals!
Doing Well at Karate, 3rd May 2017
A huge well done to Owen in Year 5 for winning three medals for Karate. One medal was for using his skills to a good standard, the other two were for winning battles. Well done Owen and keep up the good work!
Blue Peter Badge Winners, April 2017
Finchale Pupils Rise to the Blue Peter Challenge!
At our Easter Assembly Mrs Whitton explained to us how proud she was of Jack in Y5 who had been awarded three Blue Peter Badges. A blue one for writing a poem about school, a purple one for writing a review of a Blue Peter programme and a green one for making snowflakes and recycling the cut off paper into a collage of a face. Mrs Whitton encouraged our pupils to get involved and Jack offered to help them with the process.
Olivia and Fergus in Y4 rose to the challenge! Olivia achieved her blue badge for looking after her pets, a cat, chickens and a goldfish. Fergus was awarded a blue one for making a giant model of a Blue Peter badge with an acrostic poem written on the back, a purple one for completing a show review on-line and a green recycling one for making an ice sculpture of a waste milk carton with an accompanying acrostic poem.
Year 5 Pupils, Go Ride Cycling Competition, 31st March 2017
Awards Assembly 24th March 2017 - Well Done!
Dance Festival March 2017
Y5/6 Boys Football Team Collecting their Pearl League Champions Cup, March 2017
Charlotte Y6 is Top Banana! March 2017
Well Done Charlotte for being "Top Banana", winning the Y6 Banangram competition. She now goes forward to the Nationwide Competition. Good luck for the next step....
Blue Peter Badge Winner March 2017
Well done to Jack who has achieved not one, but two Blue Peter badges and stickers!
He reviewed an episode of Blue Peter and was awarded a purple badge for his contribution. He wrote a fantastic poem about school and was awarded his second blue coloured Blue Peter Badge as well as a membership card allowing him access to lots of free activities until he is 16 years old. He wrote another poem and received stickers.
He has just sent in three of his own jokes to the "Comedy Classroom" which is part of Blue Peter's Red Nose Day activities.
If you are interested in getting involved in Blue Peter activities please ask Jack about them he said he is more than happy to help you.
Online Safety Competition Winners! March 2017
All of the competition entries for our Internet Safety Day competition were of an excellent standard here at Finchale. These entries won a Scratch Programming book and a computer-themed pencil case. Well done to our winners, Cara and Isabelle.
Superb Swimming! 16th January 2017
We celebrated achievement with Isabelle from Year 4 who won four medals at Durham City Swimming Club's Gala at the weekend. The medals were for breast stroke, back stroke, freestyle and fly - well done Isabelle!
Fencing Competition 16th December 2016
Well done to Clarence and Maddie from Y6, pictured with their awards for participating in the first Electric Foil Fencing Competition at Monkton Stadium which took place on 26th November 2016.
Fabulous Homework! - November 2016
We celebrated with Olivia and Owen when they brought in their homework - what fabulous winter pictures!
We celebrated with Isla from Reception Class for achieving her Level 2 Swimming Award. Well done Isla!
We celebrated with Meadow from Year 5 who achieved Grade 1 in Clarinet from the Royal Society of Music. Well Done Meadow!
Royal Academy of Dance October 2016
We celebrated with Lilian from Year 2 who was awarded a " Class Award" certificate and medal by the Royal Academy of Dance for "Pre-Primary Dance". Well done Lilian!
Great North Run 11th September 2016
We celebrated with our pupils who did a fantastic run, from left to right:
Joshua Y2; Fergus Y4; William Y3; Patrick Y3; Hollie Y3; Oisin Y3; Phoebe Y1; Jacob Y5.
Sam has achieved his Stage 1 Swimming Certificate and Charley was the fastest kicker at a summer fair. Well done boys who are both from Reception Class!
Our Student Worldwide Awareness Group (SWAG) organised a talent show in school as part of our Unicef Day for Change. They raised money by asking pupils to dress as teachers and teachers to dress as pupils! For the talent show, pupils auditioned in their classes and the best 2 performed at the School Talent Show where they were judged by a panel of staff and visitors. As well as selecting a winner from each class, the judges also selected an overall winner from Key Stage 1 and from Key Stage 2. Thank you to our SWAG team of Rachel, Nicole, Sophie, Holly, Aimee and Jzarel for organising such a great event and helping to raise over £150 for Unicef.
Unicef Day For Change: Finchale Has Talent February 2016
Chinese New Year - February 2016
Look at the fantastic Chinese Dragon that visited Finchale to celebrate Chinese New Year!
The Dragon was made by Dominic (Reception) and Isabel (Year 3) with a little help from their Dad. Reception Class had been learning about this special event and Mrs Morton told the class about the celebrations taking place in Newcastle. Dominic and Isabel went along, loved the Chinese Dragon and were inspired to make one of their own. What a fabulous model they made, we celebrated this artistic achievement during a school assembly when Dominic and Isabel brought the Dragon to life. The whole school (teachers and children) were thrilled to see it.
WELL DONE you obviously put in a lot of effort to produce such an amazing Dragon and THANK YOU for sharing it with us.
Celebration Assembly 15th January 2016
Celebration Assembly 30th November 2015
In Reception Class we all work hard learning our sounds and we very much enjoy getting a certificate to celebrate our success. Here is an example of some of the certificates given out this week.
Our children are given Head Teacher's Awards, for example, this week Miriam, Aidan and Oscar in Reception Class were given an award for designing and creating fantastic monsters, showing good planning and making skills. The photos show just how fabulous their monsters turned out!
Phoebe and Holly celebrated achieving their certificate for Dancing (Modern and Tap) from the North East Society of Performing Arts.
Georgia celebrated achieving her Stage 3 Swimming Award.
Celebration Assembly 16th November 2015
We celebrated with Caitlyn from Year 3 who received her British Dressage Introductory A Award from Finchale Riding School. Well Done for turning perfect cicles riding a horse called Jack, changing the reins and completing a correct salute!
We celebrated with Fergus from Year 3 who was awarded his Chief Scout's Bronze Award - Well Done!