Children from B7 (Sycamore) and B11 (Cedar) were invited to Aln Valley Railway to have a ride on their Polar Express. The snow was falling when they arrived but they were still able to have a look around the engine shed. Thank you to the Aln Valley Railway for a lovely Christmas trip.
Thank you to Northern Rail who is working with The Dales School to help the children experience train travel. The children are developing some fantastic life skills using the Northern Rail trains. We have enjoyed trips to Morpeth and Newcastle by train.
Northern rail invited The Dales School to a special Polar Express train ride on the new Northumberland Line. The children were able to meet Father Christmas on the train and also received books and chocolate from Father Christmas and his elves. Thank you so much to Marie Addison and Paul Henry for the continued support.
Northumberland Line Hoardings
We are very proud of the children who took part in the Northumberland line Hoardings day at Ashington Station. It was a very cold day and the children were very professional talking to the press and getting their photo taken for newspapers. We even met the leader of Northumberland County Council Mr Glen Sanderson.
The Children took part in working with a photographer called Lindsey Duncanson as part of the Northumberland line project. We are looking forward to travelling by train as the new stations will include Bedlington and Ashington, based very close to our two schools and Blyth and Ashington. The children asked some fantastic questions to Morgan Sindall who is the company building the new stations.
Some of the children have left us to go on to new schools who are displayed on the hoardings, but it was nice to look back at the fantastic time we had choosing the photographs for Lyndsey. The photographs were from a collection of old steam trains working on the Northumberland line when it was last used in the 1960s, taken by Ken Groundwater and Malcolm Dunnett. (Mr Groundwaters Dad)
This is the links to the newspapers.
Here are a few photos from the day.
This week in Sycamore class, we have continued our space topic. Last week we looked at ‘The Dinosaur that pooped a planet’, which really captured our imagination! We looked at the different planets, had a go at inventing our own planet, and even investigated how rockets launch, which was lots of fun! We also took inspiration from Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ to create our own night sky.
This week, we finished off our space topic with the story ‘The Way Back Home’. We looked at gravity and how parachutes work, by making our own parachutes to protect an egg. Unfortunately some of the eggs didn’t last the journey! We still had a smashing time though!
We ended the week with some spooky Halloween activities! We read and watched ‘Room on a broom’, invented our own brooms and took part in some spooky sensory activities.
Sycamore class have worked so hard this half term and deserve a well earned break. Enjoy!
B13 (Pine) Class have worked hard this term studying different types of transport and exploring different types of pollution. The children in B13 took a trip to Woodhorn and The Land Sea and Air Museum, they particularly enjoyed sitting in the old war cars and aircraft.