Rev Phillips from Fulwell Methodist Church sprinkled a little magic on our Harvest Thanksgiving today. All donations to Sunderland Food Bank.
Science, Engineering and Poetry in Nursery
Our Nursery children have been performing windy poetry in the outdoors before creating STEAM inspired cars.
Bulb planting with Friends of Fulwell
We joined up with the very generous Friends of Fulwell to plant 500 daffodil bulbs around our school grounds.
Year 5 and 6 are taking part in the exciting and creative Discover Debating project with the English Speaking Union. We are one of only 53 schools in the UK to be selected for the programme to improve speaking and reasoning skills.
Just a typical day at our school: rugby, daily mile, football, skipping and street dance - and that's just the half of it.
Children from Recepteion to Year 6 have been hiding their #kindnessrocks across school and causing a conversation. Here we have Reception and Eva from Y1 with their amazing creations.
Times Table Rock Stars is a new engaging programme to help support our school development target of improving ALL children's basic calculation and mathematical skills. Here are Y4 channelling their inner rock star!
Times Table Rock Stars touch down at Seaburn Dene
Every Tuesday, we welcome Open The Book - members of our local community who engage the children in Bible stories as part of our collective worship. The children really look forward to each new instalment.
Open The Book
Ewan (Y2) and Ben (Y6) and Oliver and Yannick (Y3) model our new uniform, introduced from September. Don't they look smart?
New uniform for 2018-19
The Kennel Club support Bark and Read - an innovative reading project in our school, where children work with expert handler Nicole Crossley and Robbie the dog to enhance and support their reading.
Bark and Read
We challenged the school to complete 30 different activities as part of our Summer Challenge over the six weeks holiday, from flying kites to watching the sun go down. The response was phenomenal. The biggest pat on the back goes to our marvellous Y1 class, who produced a stunning batch of entries. It was very difficult to pick two winners.
Creative Y1 and their fabulous summer challenge entries
Combining Science and Technology to great effect, Y6, Y4 andY3 kicked off our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) car building challenge this term, creating and designing their own battery powered cars.
STEAM car building challenge in Y6, Y4 and Y3
We held our Pobble launch day this term and the theme was "My Life as a Window". There were lots of exciting writing opportunities with Henry - our Pobble hero. Just search for Seaburn Dene Primary on www.pobble.com
Our proud writing: Pobble Day at Seaburn Dene Primary.
On 3rd February 2016, Years 5 and 6 spent the day working with Karen Langtree, the school's Patron of Reading. Karen used her latest book "Knights of the Wobbly Table" as a starting point for story creation, script writing and setting words to music.
Karen Langtree, the school's Patron of Reading in action
Setting ideas for a script to music
Negotiating and coming to an agreement
Developing first thoughts
Making the words fit to music
Pens are on fire in Year 6-so many ideas
Looking happy-we know what we are doing!
Saying Thank You to Reverend Bruce Jarvis
Robin and His Sherwood Hoodies
In 2015 the Christmas by Candlelight production was Robin and His Sherwood Hoodies. It was very challenging with up to 90 lines to learn but we made it! The audience rolled in the aisles with laughter. If parents have any further photographs we can use please email them to us.
Shakespeare Rocks them in the Aisles
On Wednesday evening the Drama Club performed Musicline's musical play "Shakespeare Rocks". The audience roared with laughter during every scene as the cast delivered the cleverly written puns with confidence and skill.
Bard of Warwickshire
Romeo and Juliet
Some of our Year 6 are meeting the challenges of an activity week at Derwent Hill. Read their blogs by clicking "Blogs" on the front page and enjoy these photographs.
In December 2014, Drama Club performed a World War 2 play "Archibald's War". Members of the audience described the musical play as "The best yet" and "It was like watching professionals". Children in Drama Club meet and rehearse on a Wednesday evening with Headteacher Miss Purdy and Mrs Taylor. The musical director is Mrs Wilson. More photographs can be found on the Drama Club page.
Year 4 spent an amazing day, exploring the ruins and re-living life as front-line Roman soldiers on Hadrian's Wall. During our visit to Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields, we met Roman Centurion Maximus, who drilled the children and prepared them for battle against the fearsome Celts, aka their teachers and parent volunteers.