Sedgefield Swimming Gala

On Tuesday 4th March the Byerley Park swimming team took part in the Sedgefield Swimming Gala, at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre. The team consisted of 15 KS2 pupils from years 3 to 6 (Lauren Mckenna, Katelyn Freeborn, Louis Shaw, Ollie Shotton, Ryan-Jay Griffiths, Leah Banks, Adam Hicks, Lewis Batey, Nicole Wetheridge, Niall Coulthard, Ellis Warburton, Jake Mendelsohn, Poppy Stephenson, Jessica Webb and Maya Hallimond).
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Cloakroom Makeover!

Whilst pupils and staff left for half term on Friday 14th February, Optimum, our Cloakroom Refurbishment Specialists moved in for the week! The photos indicate the before, during and after. Amazing work and a fantastic result for ALL our boys and girls. At last, new, first class cloakrooms for our great school. Definitely worth saving up for! We are delighted with the end result and hope
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Stig of the Dump

Pupils were treated to a live performance of ‘Stig of the Dump in school by Image Musical Theatre on Friday 14th February, which was great! Some pupils were dressed as actors and had parts to do, whilst the rest of the school needed to join in the fun with their singing and applauding!

Trees Planted on the Field

Today saw Gail, our school gardener, along with some of her colleagues, digging up part of our school field, to plants some trees. The pupils have been very curious about this, but there is a very simple answer. We have had them planted to provide natural shelter from the sun in the Summer, so we can sit outside and not swelter in the blazing
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Fish Friday Fun!

We recently entertained some visitors who were promoting sustainability within fishing. Have a read of the local paper’s article!  

Harvest Festival.

On 15th of October it was our Harvest Festival celebration. All children across the school donated food that was used as a focal point during our KS1 Harvest Assembly. All the food donated will  be passed onto our local food bank to help some of the people in our community that are in need. In the picture is Mr Ernie Temple from the Newton Aycliffe
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Shelter makeover!

Over the course of the next few weeks the shelter area outside of Y6 will be undergoing a dramatic makeover.  The concept behind the makeover is to provide the children with a ‘Quiet Corner’ to escape the hustle and bustle of breaktime in favour of reading a book, playing board games, colouring, crafting or doing a puzzle. Check out the progress of the Quiet
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Welcome to Terence!

Have you heard the news yet? Terence is our new school pet! He is an adorable guinea pig who has been adopted by KS1 children. We will place his photo here soon!

Indian Dance Experience.

Byerley Park has had the first of three cultural experiences we had lined up for the new term. The first session was with a wonderful lady called Vidya. She brought the children an experience of Indian dance. She showed the children how to put a Sari on and just how long it was before it was wrapped round the body. She then took the
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New Playground Equipment!

A very exciting project has been completed over the summer – our new Outdoor Gym Equipment has been positioned on the yard. I hope you like the photos, which show our children enjoying their break times! Mrs Gargan