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Why not write a poem for the Gateshead SSP's #WRITEUNITE project? The theme for the poem is Sports Day and should be no longer than 20 lines. All you need is a pen or pencil, a piece of plain paper and your incredible imaginations! There is a great video by the author Liz Million to watch below and a summary sheet so that you can read all about how to enter and also find out details of the prizes you can win. Yes, PRIZES!! We have so many budding writers in our Federation that we are confident you will come up with some fantastic entries. The closing date is July 8th so why not give it a go as part of your writing sessions this week?


WRITEUNITE Tutorial from children's author and illustrator Liz Million.


Matt is BACK and he's here to tell you everything you need to know about our next #UNITE project - #SKIPUNITE!

SKIPUNITE - Skills Intro

This video tells you absolutely everything you need to know about #SKIPUNITE! From choosing the right skipping rope, to making sure you're skipping safely, m...


We’re delighted to share details of another #UNITE project…#SKIPUNITE!  As with the other projects, #SKIPUNITE aims to help keep Gateshead pupils physically active, as well as learn some new skills and importantly….HAVE SOME FUN!  Our friends (Chris & Jodi from Skipping School) have been working hard to develop a series of skipping tutorial videos just for you.  Full details are available on the summary document below. Just click on the links to choose your skill. Skills will be tailored for both beginner and advanced skippers, as well as a special ‘Super Skipper’ tutorial produced for our Key Stage 1 pupils. You can choose something new each day. Then, on Friday 10th July, the week will be rounded off with a ‘Personal Best Skipping Test’, where participants will be encouraged to reflect on how they have progressed throughout the week and set challenges appropriate to their ability/experience. So why not dig out those ropes and have some fitness fun?

A book about the coronavirus you might like to share with children

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown

If you are looking for some reading to brighten your day, take a peek at this new resource from The National Literacy Trust. My favourite is Care of Exotic Pets: The Axolotyl at Bedtime by Catherine Johnson. A perfect poem for me, Miss B, fan of all amphibians!


Supporting maths learning at home

#DANCEUNITE - Full Dance

Here is the full dance - did you manage to learn it all?

Miss Byrne's PE challenge!

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Our resident Joe Wicks, Miss Byrne, has set you all a challenge! Can you do the following-
10 star jumps,10 burpees,10 squats,10 tuck jumps and 10 sit ups
In the quickest possible time? Miss Byrne's record is 1 minute and 8 seconds. Can you beat it? Send us your results, photos and videos!
If you have got the fitness bug, please try some of these other PE challenges!

Online Safety for KS1 and KS2


As many of you now are spending more time than usual online, it is more important than ever to cast your mind back to what we have learnt in our online safety lessons.


REMEMBER it is easy for people to hide their real identity online.


NEVER share your personal details with people you meet online.


If you come across something inappropriate or that upsets you TELL an adult.


Each activity is designed to help you learn and speak together about things that are important when interacting online.


Please do watch the short videos these activity sheets link to, even if you are not doing the tasks.


Age 5 – 7 yrs:


Age 8 – 10yrs:


Subject: Northumbria Police Online Safety Support

Good morning,


I would like to bring to your attention the “ThinkuKnow” education programme from the NCA-CEOP. This is a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. In the current climate, with children spending increasing amounts of time online during home schooling, Northumbria Police would like to highlight this programme on online safety which we believe you will find useful for protecting your children if included as part of their home learning package. There are resources on the website targeted at different age groups. Parents/Carers and teachers could use the resource to assist as part of their learning. It would hopefully help keep them safe. Would it be possible for you to circulate this link to your school colleagues with a suggestion that they could incorporate these resources in their home school learning packages?


Use the link below to access the programmes.



Ian Wilkinson 5105
Safeguarding Schools Coordinator
Safeguarding Department
| M: 07736194283
'Northumbria Police will be outstanding in the service we provide'
'We will do this through protecting the Vulnerable, delivering quality Investigations and applying Problem solving to everything we do to protect the communities we serve.'



A-Z of coping strategies

NHS Learning Project


School is now working with RISE. The RISE team works with young people in schools across Newcastle and Gateshead to help support their emotional and mental well-being. School life can be especially difficult when people experience added pressures, whether school related or in their personal life. All young people from across Newcastle and Gateshead are eligible for help and support from the RISE team.

Further information and really useful resources are available on their website. They have compiled a list of links to online resources, including mental health support and advice that we think will help parents and children cope during the COVID-19 pandemic. Just follow the Resources link...


“Mental health is like the weather. Some days the sun will shine, and I will remove my coat and enjoy the warmth. Other days it will be windy, and I may need to wear a scarf. If the rain pours, I will put up my umbrella. But whatever the weather I seek to continue with my day, knowing that it is forever changing.”

30 day art and design challenge

Some more fun ideas to try over the Easter holidays

Ryton Federation Zentangle Challenge

Zentangles are a fun and imaginative art activity. Open the document to find lots of zentangle challenges that you might like to try. Don't forget to post examples of your work on our blog page!


As we move towards the Easter holidays, we have spent some time collecting together some Easter themed resources for children to use if they would like to. There is no need for home learning to continue over the holidays as it has over the last couple of weeks, but some children may enjoy completing a selection of the activities attached below and benefit from the structure some daily learning will bring. There's a selection of word searches and puzzles as well as Maths and English based activities and Easter cooking. Hopefully, there is something for everyone.

30 Day Lego Challenge - practice your art and DT skills and use your imagination!