Battle Hill Primary School News hours funding information<p><a href="/files/Battle_Hill_30_Hours_Information.pdf" target="_blank">30 hours funding information update</a></p>, 07 Jun 2017 12:03:49 GMTInformation for Parents re 30 hours funding<p><a href="/files/Childcare_Choices.pdf" target="_blank">Childcare Choices</a></p>, 09 May 2017 11:33:38 GMTTV Quiz, 27 Mar 2017 12:40:10 GMTHadrian Free Pool Family Fun Day<p><a href="/files/Hadrian_Open_Day_A5_Flyer_PROOF(3).pdf" target="_blank">Hadrian Free Pool Family Fun Day</a></p>, 14 Mar 2017 14:23:10 GMTFREE Pool Family Fun Day<p><a href="/files/Hadrian_Open_Day_A5_Flyer_PROOF.pdf" target="_blank">/files/Hadrian_Open_Day_A5_Flyer_PROOF.pdf</a></p>, 06 Feb 2017 11:55:45 GMTNew school menu - January 2017<p><a href="/files/Menu_flyer_dates__(Jan_2017).pdf" target="_blank">/files/Menu_flyer_dates__(Jan_2017).pdf</a></p>, 26 Jan 2017 11:51:12 GMTNew Ipad Scheme for Years 4 and 5<p><a href="/files/iPad_FAQ_and_invite_Oct_16.pdf" target="_blank">/files/iPad_FAQ_and_invite_Oct_16.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="/files/iPad_expression_of_interest_oct_16.pdf" target="_blank">/files/iPad_expression_of_interest_oct_16.pdf</a></p>, 20 Oct 2016 09:52:03 GMTFarewell to the Bees KS1 2014-16<p>A look back at our two years together in Year 1 and 2!&nbsp;</p> <p>You can watch our video on the schools new YouTube channel&nbsp;by <a href="" target="_blank">clicking here.&nbsp;</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 19 Jul 2016 11:55:51 GMTpositive behaviour, 12 Jul 2016 07:51:24 GMTPositive Behaviour, 26 Jun 2016 10:24:39 GMTOperation Encompass at Battle Hill Primary<p>Operation Encompass is launching at Battle Hill Primary in June 2016. To find out more about the scheme. <a href="/files/Website_info-Operation_Encompass.pdf" target="_blank">click here.</a>&nbsp;</p>, 16 May 2016 12:17:10 GMTPositive Behaviour<p>Well done to Year 4 Sharks, another week of 100% positive behaviour 2 weeks in a row, keep up the good work!</p>, 14 May 2016 19:38:06 GMTPositive Behaviour<p>Well done again this week Year 1 Parrots and Owls both classes stayed on green all week again. We are so proud of you all, showing us your positive attitude in class.</p>, 03 May 2016 08:48:53 GMTStaying Safe Online<p>Does your child have a mobile device? Please read our advice on keeping safe online, particularly regarding social media and age restrictions.&nbsp;</p> <p>You can read the letter we sent out regarding this topic by <a href="/files/Staying_Safe_Online.pdf" target="_blank">clicking here.</a></p>, 28 Apr 2016 17:29:41 GMTPositive behaviour, 25 Apr 2016 07:27:34 GMTGirls Football at Wallsend Boys Club<p>A fantastic opportunity for our girl sports stars!</p> <p>Girls football is now available at the famous Wallsend Boys Club. <a href="" target="_blank">Click here</a> to visit our twitter page and find out more.&nbsp;</p>, 20 Apr 2016 13:43:24 GMTYear 2 SATs Information<p>Another chance to look at the SATs information shared during our recent parents evening. Please have a go at some of the fun activities at home together.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/files/Year_2_SATS_2016_Information.docx" target="_blank">Year 2 SATs&nbsp;Information</a></p>, 20 Apr 2016 08:49:37 GMTFree Sport and Leisure Activities<p>North Tyneside council have a brilliant selection of FREE no limits activities running across our area. This is fantastic opportunity for children to try new things and make new friends, all for free! Check out whats on and where you can find your nearest activity centre below.</p> <p><a href="/files/No_Limits_(Hadrian)_PDF_NEW_(1).pdf" target="_blank">No Limits @ Hadrian</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/files/No_Limits_(Lakeside)_PDF_NEW.pdf" target="_blank">No Limits @ Lakeside</a></p> <p><a href="/files/No_Limits_(Marden)_PDF_NEW.pdf" target="_blank">No Limits @ Marden</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/files/No_Limits_(Parks)_PDF_NEW.pdf" target="_blank">No Limits @ The Parks</a></p> <p></p>, 20 Apr 2016 08:25:47 GMTPositive Behaviour<p>Well done to Year 1 Owls and Parrots both classes stayed on green all week.</p> <p>Well done to Year 3 Stingrays who have all mananged to stay on green too. Lets hope they all stay on green this week too.</p>, 19 Apr 2016 20:32:29 GMTAnnouncement by the Governing Body of Battle Hill Primary<p>For some time the Governing Body of Battle Hill Primary School has been considering the possibility that Battle Hill Nursery would be transferred to the school from July 2016, following North Tyneside Council&#39;s proposal to stop being a direct provider of childcare by September 2017.</p> <p>North Tyneside Council has provided the school with detailed financial information and technical advice on the childcare business which has allowed the Governing Body to fully understand the options and implications of taking it on, before making any decision.The Governing Body is very appreciative of this, but the information has revealed that it may be difficult to manage the childcare provision as a business entity without it having an impact on the school.</p> <p>Following due diligence and investigating all possibilities moving forward, the Governing Body has reluctantly come to the decision that taking on the provision would expose the school to significant financial risk.</p> <p>This has been an extremely difficult decision, but the Governing Body has decided that they would be unable to move forward with this proposal.&nbsp;</p> <p>William Appleby</p> <p>Chair of Governors</p>, 24 Mar 2016 17:19:40 GMTTyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service<p><strong>It&rsquo;s no game playing with someone&rsquo;s life warns the fire and rescue service in its latest campaign</strong></p> <p>During the spring months of April and May, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service sees an increase in the number of fires which are set deliberately.</p> <p>Most of these fires occur on grassland, woodland, waste land, in fields, parks and playgrounds. They are usually started by young people setting fire to rubbish, grass, fly tipping, hedges and fences.</p> <p>Not only do these anti-social behaviour fires cause damage to property, the environment and tie up firefighters unnecessarily but they can also cause injuries and deaths; what may seem like a bit of fun can quickly spread and endanger lives.</p> <p>The Fire and Rescue Service is asking parents to support them by finding out what their children are doing if they go out during the lighter nights.&nbsp; They want parents to back the campaign by making children aware of the dangers of setting fires deliberately &ndash; it&rsquo;s no game playing with someone&rsquo;s life.</p> <p>Fire is unpredictable and dangerous, not only can it kill but deliberately setting a fire can leave you with a criminal record and scar you for life.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>Please follow the link to view our short film which highlights that&nbsp;fire crews cannot be in two places at once&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><wbr />lighternights</a>&nbsp;The film shows a young person being dropped off by his mum to play with his friends in a park. They decide to set a fire which is put out by fire crews who also receive a call to attend a road traffic collision (RTC). A fire crew from another station attends the RTC whilst the local crew is busy putting out the rubbish fire started as a bit of fun. After they arrive to support the fire crew at the RTC the driver of the vehicle dies.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>For more information on how to stay safe from fire please visit&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;or<a href="" target="_blank"></a>, or search for &lsquo;twfrs&rsquo; on Instagram.</p>, 21 Mar 2016 14:18:48 GMTNew School Menu<p><strong><u>New School Menu</u></strong></p> <p>Our new three week school menu will start on Monday 11<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;April, with a choice of four main courses and a selection of puddings prepared every day by your school&rsquo;s catering team.&nbsp; In addition, children also have a choice of salads to choose from.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;You can view the menu online through JOINOS, <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. Choose to save the link through your smart phone so you can see the daily menu whilst on the go.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The menu is also available on North Tyneside Council&rsquo;s Website&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;simply type in menu in the search bar.</p> <p><strong><u>New to JOINOS</u></strong></p> <p>Please e-mail&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><wbr /></a>&nbsp; to request a JOINOS code, quoting your child&rsquo;s name, school, year and class.</p> <p><strong><u>Paying for School Meals</u></strong></p> <p>JOINOS allows you to manage your child&rsquo;s school meal account.&nbsp; By using JOINOS you will be able to check meals taken, balances and make payments.&nbsp; Please register even if your child takes a packed lunch to ensure they are only coming in for a meal when you want them to.&nbsp; Please ensure you pay in advance to avoid receiving an invoice at the end of each academic year.</p>, 21 Mar 2016 14:10:43 GMTHadrian Swimathon<p>Why not take part in a &lsquo;1 Mile Swimming Challenge&rsquo; at Hadrian Leisure Centre on 21st May 2016 between 4pm-7pm?</p> <p>This event is to give people a focus to increase their fitness to participate in a fundraising challenge to raise money for the &lsquo;Learning Disability North East&rsquo; charity, for a new mini bus to enable their attendees to access social activities like swimming.</p> <p>If you would like to join in there is a registration fee of &pound;4 which will enrol you on the event and provide you with an event t-shirt. The fundraising target is a minimum of &pound;50 per application. The minimum age of entrants is 14 years old. A registration form can be picked up at Hadrian Leisure Centre 0191 643 2025 or e-mailed to you by contacting <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>Check out Hadrian&rsquo;s Facebook page for more details <a href=""></a>. Simply click here to fundraise for the Swimathon at Hadrian leisure centre for LDNE.</p>, 21 Mar 2016 13:50:30 GMTThe Coding Continues...<p>Our Year 6s are continuing to excel when it comes to coding! After last years success they are now using bigger robots than ever before. This week they&nbsp;worked with Nick from Newcastle University&nbsp;to program a machine known as the &#39;makebot&#39;. The code they are now using is the same code used by robotic engineers, some real high quality computing!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>{gallery:The Coding Continues...}</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 14 Mar 2016 13:57:11 GMTPartitioning Problems<p>This week in the Bees classroom we have been learning about partitioning. Partitioning is where you split a number into tens and ones. It helps us to add both one and two digit numbers. We have decided to share our partitioning videos so that if anyone ever needs any help they can come and watch these, we hope they help! We created our videos using Seesaw on the iPads and had Dienes cubes alongside us to help remind us of our method. Click on our names to watch the videos below.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=";share_token=k1T_gGKERcqMz4IvDwyutw&amp;mode=share" target="_blank">Emily and Leighton</a></p> <p><a href=";share_token=kTo0roOAQSiRvLd9zZ46CQ&amp;mode=share" target="_blank">Jay</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=";share_token=HAdWU1OOR8SrSV81QPXkiw&amp;mode=share" target="_blank">Grace and Neomi</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=";share_token=Rsr-3nv_TdqNE_3oQx4eEg&amp;mode=share" target="_blank">Michael and Skye&nbsp;</a></p>, 13 Mar 2016 10:59:54 GMTBattle Hill Tours Now Available!<p>We wanted to celebrate the launch of our new school website in the Bees classroom by creating some interactive tours of the school which visitors to our website could watch. We used the apps Seesaw and Google Earth&nbsp;on our&nbsp;iPads to create the videos. We have tried to tell you where each classroom is and what we do in different parts of the school. Our school is so big and we tried our best to remember where every thing is.&nbsp;We are very proud of our videos and hope you find them useful!&nbsp;</p> <p>Please click on our names below to watch our video.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=";share_token=cfRthiEyQVqNEqJDFPTPVw&amp;mode=share" target="_blank">Lewis and Skye</a></p> <p><a href=";share_token=q9NixNjfSwWG_zZMmlGS2g&amp;mode=share" target="_blank">Emily and Elizabeth</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=";share_token=-aYOtit8S9GJTkK_qK0gaQ&amp;mode=share" target="_blank">Lily and Molly</a></p> <p><a href=";share_token=V8L-DUxSSuOAON05K95aIA&amp;mode=share" target="_blank">Grace and Liam</a></p>, 13 Mar 2016 10:41:36 GMTPositive Behaviour<p>Well done Year 1 Owls and Year 2 Butterflies for 100% positive class behaviour this week.</p>, 13 Mar 2016 09:44:46 GMTPositive Behaviour<p>A huge well done to the Year 1 Parrots, Year 4 Sharks and Year 6 Numbats who have had a brilliant week with each one of them&nbsp;staying on green! A fantastic effort and I&#39;m sure they all enjoyed their prizes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 05 Mar 2016 11:40:41 GMTPositive Behaviour<p>Well done Year 1 Parrots for 100% positive behaviour last week. All of the Parrots stayed on green, great work!</p>, 29 Feb 2016 19:43:41 GMTPositive Behaviour<p>Well done to Year 2 Butterflies for 100% positive behaviour in class last week. All of the Butterflies stayed on green, well done!&nbsp;</p>, 29 Feb 2016 19:42:57 GMTSTEM Week 2016<p>This week in school we are celebrating all things STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). The children will be exploring and experimenting each day and we can&#39;t wait to see some of the wonderful projects that are produced over the week. To find out more head to your child&#39;s class blog or keep checking back to our STEM Week 2016 photo gallery which will be updated throughout the week. Happy exploring everyone!&nbsp;</p>, 28 Feb 2016 12:54:54 GMTCrumble Bot Coding with Newcastle University<p>After a successful introduction to coding last year, which ended in our Year 5&#39;s taking home the 1st place trophy, Newcastle University returned to school for the next stage of the project. This time the children moved on to programming and coding real robots, known as a &#39;Crumble Bot&#39;. Nick was impressed with how much the children remembered from programming thier virtual robots and they had great fun experimenting with the &#39;Crumble Bot&#39; for the first time. Our coding and programming project will continue into the summer term and end with another competition&nbsp;against our friends in North Tyneside, exciting!&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">{gallery:Crumble Bot Coding with Newcastle University}&nbsp;</span></p>, 23 Feb 2016 14:39:30 GMTHarvest Festival 2015<p>We are supporting &ldquo;Walking with in North Tyneside&rdquo; which helps vunerable people in our local community all donations will be taken to them.</p> <p>{gallery:Harvest Festival 2015}</p>, 12 Nov 2015 15:29:44 GMTBuild A Scarecrow Competition<p><em><u>Build a Scarecrow </u></em></p> <p>After weeks of hard work it was fantastic to see our school hall and our secret garden full of weird and wonderful scarecrows. All of the children had worked extremely hard on their scarecrows and we were amazed at&nbsp;just how good they were! We would like to thank all parents who helped create the scarecrows as well, we couldn&rsquo;t have done it without your kind donations. Mr Appleby, our chair of governors, judged the competition and awarded first place to the Year 2 Bees for their entry, which was named &lsquo;Captain Patch and The Night Pirate.&rsquo; The trophy is now proudly on display in their classroom!</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:Build A Scarecrow Competition! }</span></p>, 20 Jan 2016 13:44:34 GMTJigsaw Photoshoot<p><em><u>Jigsaw Photo Shoot</u></em></p> <p>On Friday 16<sup>th</sup> October we were delighted to welcome Jigsaw to our school. Jigsaw work closely with the school and supply us&nbsp;with our iPads. Jigsaw had been so impressed with some of the work going on in our school that they asked if they could come down and take some photographs for their marketing team. During their visit they spent time with the Year 2 Bees, who were very keen to show off how they could use the iPads to turn their friends into a scary pirate! They then visited Years 5 and 6 where they were blown away by some of the work the children were demonstrating. Our children particularly enjoyed mirroring their work on the interactive screens and the team got some great shots of the children in action. Jigsaw are going to send us copies of any photos they decide to use for their marketing so keep checking back on our website and we will post those photos as soon as we receive them.</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">{gallery:Jigsaw Photoshoot}</span></p>, 20 Jan 2016 13:50:46 GMTRacing for Life<p>Anya Hassan and her cousins Logan Froggatt and Kenia Preston did Race for Life raising &pound;153 for the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle who had looked after their grandad while he was in hospital</p>, 12 Nov 2015 15:27:31 GMTThank You Battle Hill Library<p>Key Stage One would like to say a huge thank you to Battle Hill library for their continued support over the year. The children always enjoy visiting the library and feel very lucky to have been given the chance to loan out so many interesting and exciting stories. The library has many great events on throughout the summer holidays and we would encourage all parents to pay them a visit. Thank you!</p>, 12 Nov 2015 15:26:52 GMTGarden Party!<p>Key Stage One are delighted to welcome parents and carers to our end of year garden party. There will be a selection of the children&#39;s work on show as well as games, raffles and prizes for all the family. Our party is on Wednesday 8th July at 2pm, we look forward to seeing you all then! Look out for our posters around school to find out more...</p>, 12 Nov 2015 15:26:00 GMTCarry On Coding<p>Following on from last weeks success, Year 5 and Mrs Straughan enjoyed a brilliant morning programming and coding their own lego creations! The children spent the morning working with Chris Wilde and used their skills to bring their creations to life. We had everything from hungry crocodiles who would snap shut at the touch of a finger, to goal scoring footballers who just would not stop kicking! We can&#39;t wait to try out more in September. Thank you Chris!</p>, 12 Nov 2015 15:25:27 GMTYear 4 at Churchill Community College<p>Year 4 visited Churchill Community College for South America PHCSE Day.</p>, 12 Nov 2015 15:24:49 GMTYear 1 Multi Sports<p>On Tuesday Year 1 had a great time completing a multi sports tournament hosted by Mr Hughes and our Year 5 sports leaders. We took part in the tournament with one of our neighbouring schools Hadrian Park. The children worked extremely hard all morning and certainly used up all of their suncream and water!</p>, 12 Nov 2015 15:24:16 GMTYear 4 - Don't Miss Out!<p>We have had a fantastic response to our iPad scheme so far with over 60% of parents signing up. If you would like any information about how your child could join the iPad scheme in time for them entering Year 5 please contact the school office as soon as possible.</p>, 12 Nov 2015 15:23:33 GMTSeaside Smiles<p>Key Stage One had a fantastic time celebrating the summer term at St Mary&#39;s Lighthouse! The children loved exploring the lighthouse and the surrounding beach, they even left some beautiful beach art drawings for the next group of visitors to see. The children then let loose their adventurous side and we were all amazed at how brave the children were when rock pooling. Just look at some of their catches...&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Seaside Smiles}</p>, 12 Nov 2015 15:22:50 GMTYear 4 Tigers from Battle Hill @ Churchill doing Batik<p>{gallery:Year 4 Tigers doing Batik}</p>, 12 Nov 2015 15:20:52 GMTChampions!<p>After weeks of hard work it all came down to the grand final at Newcastle University, where we competed against finalists from Hadrian Park and Stephenson Memorial. We are now delighted to present the 2015 Newcastle University Robotics Champions Battle Hill! The boys did phenomenally well on the day and beat some fantastic opposition from other North Tyneside primaries. A winning performance by Goodness and Bartek topped off a brilliant overall team victory. Well done boys!</p>, 12 Nov 2015 15:16:58 GMTScience at Battle Hill<p>Year 6 enjoyed a day of Science activities which included; making face masks and gorgeous smelling bath bombs.</p> <p>Science in the sunshine! Charlie, Bayley and Rio planting their sunflower seeds with the rest of the Red Kites.</p> <p>We then had the chance to use our sewing skills at Churchill Community College to add more detail and design to our sea scrapes</p> <p>{gallery:Science at Battle Hill}</p>, 12 Nov 2015 15:13:47 GMTUnder the Sea for Year 4<p>Year 4&nbsp; Tigers, visited Churchill CC and had the chance to make some fantastic &#39;Under The Sea&#39; designs using the Batik method. The children drew their designs on materials then melted hot wax onto the material before painting over it to create an amazing picture.</p>, 12 Nov 2015 15:10:47 GMTExperiment Time<p>In Year 1 The Starfish have been experimenting with different hosepipes. They realised the weather was getting hotter and wanted to find out which hosepipe was better. They worked as a team to carry out a simple scientific experiment, testing how much water could travel through each hosepipe. The children will follow up their experiment with some written work and diagrams which will show their results. We will report back soon!</p>, 12 Nov 2015 15:10:06 GMTBeamish<p>Six of our Year 6 pupils and our Chinese visitors had a great day out at Beamish Museum.</p>, 12 Nov 2015 15:09:21 GMTFottball Legends<p>Some of our year 3 boys attended football presentations at the weekend.</p> <p>Callum Roberts and Thomas Heron play for Wallsend Boys Club. They both won awards for most improved player and taking part for the whole season.</p> <p>Owen Thirlaway plays for North Shields and won a golden boot award for top goal scorer.</p> <p>Mason Cotcher also won trophies and a medal but was on holiday. He will receive his awards on his return.</p>, 12 Nov 2015 15:08:35 GMTHarry and The Starfish<p>The Starfish are proud to announce that their &#39;Harry and the Dinosaurs&#39; display is finally complete! The children worked hard with Miss Davies to create Harry, using a range of different materials for his clothes and shoes. We have been learning all about Harry in our Literacy lessons and the children are excited to have their own adventure stories displayed at the front of our school. We have also decided to bring our display to life using the iPads and Aurasma! The next time you visit our school please could you spend some time with our display? If you have an iPad or iPhone you can follow our instructions to hear and see the children retell their story through your own mobile device! We love it!</p>, 12 Nov 2015 15:07:39 GMTAmphibians!<p>As part of our work on amphibians we visited our school pond where we hunted for as many amphibians as we could. The Starfish had a great time searching land and water for the amphibians in their natural habitat.</p>, 12 Nov 2015 15:06:44 GMTWelcoming 'Quick Math Jr' to iPad@BattleHill<p>We are thrilled to add &#39;Quick Math Jr&#39; to our family of apps on the shared class set of iPads. This app is perfect for independent learning in Key Stage One. The app focuses on competitive, collaborative learning with a fun twist. The children simply adore making their monsters and are so keen to discover harder maths problems to unlock cool new items for their little monsters. Once again this app is free and available in the &#39;Apple App Store&#39;. We would love you to play along with your child at home!</p>, 12 Nov 2015 14:56:25 GMTEaster competition winner from Capita<p>A pupil from Year 3 in the Parrots class ( Mrs Redheads class) was the CAPITA Easter Egg Winner 2015.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/images/news/brooke-dry-1.jpg" /><br /> <em>The winner with Janine Davison from CAPITA</em></p>, 16 Nov 2015 17:15:01 GMTHappy Easter From Key Stage One!<p>A huge thank you to all parents who brought in hard boiled eggs and who purchased raffle tickets. It helped us create a wonderful day for the children to enjoy! We spent the morning decorating our eggs using a range of materials and resources.&nbsp;</p>, 16 Nov 2015 17:13:47 GMTChurchill Easter Celebrations<p>On Friday the Starfish children went back to their favourite place, Churchill!</p> <p>This time the children worked alongside the Year 9&#39;s to create tasty, coconut Easter biscuits. We hope you all enjoy your biscuits when they arrive home!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/images/news/easter-biscuits-at-ccc.2.jpg" /></p>, 16 Nov 2015 17:12:50 GMTKey Stage One Easter Raffle<p>As part of our Easter celebrations in Key Stage One we are holding an exciting raffle! On offer is a chocolate hamper full of Easter treats, tickets are just 50p and on sale each morning in the playground. It is a winner takes all competition, good luck!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/images/news/easter-pic-2.jpg" /></p>, 16 Nov 2015 17:07:32 GMTRobot Wars!<p>Newcastle University came back to Battle Hill to deliver their third session on coding to our Year 5 children. The children have used coding to create their own computer game! Each team has a robot which they have programmed to collect and deposit treasure. The children were thrilled to finally see their robots come to life and compete against each other.</p>, 16 Nov 2015 17:15:50 GMTWorld Book Day<p>Year 4 The Tigers had an extra special World Book Day when Tom came in to work with the children.</p> <p>The children made their own Rockets as part of our school Science STEM Activities and tried to fire them to land on targets.</p>, 16 Nov 2015 16:54:31 GMTCompetition Time<p>Battle Hill&nbsp; Primary school are proud to announce the winner of the name the orchard competition. Thank you to all who entered we were surprised and delighted with the response. The winning name will be invited to plant the first tree in orchard.</p>[Compatibility-Mode].jpgThu, 12 Nov 2015 14:57:26 GMTCollaboration and Celebrations<p>Year 1 were delighted to welcome Year 6 to their classroom as they shared some wonderful work on their iPads. Shoe laces have been causing Key Stage One children problems for many a month and Year 6 have been kind enough to create and publish their very own e-books demonstrating how to tie our shoe laces. Children used the &#39;Book Creator&#39; app to publish a fully interactive book complete with photos, videos and animations. Our Year 1&#39;s thoroughly enjoyed listening and left eager to try on some new shoes!</p>, 12 Nov 2015 14:55:45 GMTSelf Assessment<p>We have been loving self assessment recently in Year 1! The children use the &#39;My Script Calculator&#39; app to type up their number sentences on the iPad. The iPad then works out the answer in front of their eyes and they use a coloured pencil to mark their work.</p> <p>The app is free and available in the App Store for anyone who would like to try some more at home.</p>, 12 Nov 2015 14:54:05 GMTA Very Tasty Day<p>Year 4 The Tigers went to Churchill Community College last Friday 6th March, to join in with CCC PHSE Italy Day. The children worked with Year 7 and made some fantastic looking and tasting pizzas.</p>, 16 Nov 2015 16:58:50 GMTKey Stage 1 - Beamish 2015<p>We had a great trip to beamish in KS1 here are the year 1s enjoying the mine, shops and all of the transport around the centre. Thoroughly enjoyable.</p> <p>{gallery:Key Stage 1 - Beamish 2015}</p>, 16 Nov 2015 17:10:41 GMTMother's Day Preparations<p>With Mother&#39;s Day fast approaching Mr Taylor and the Starfish children travelled to Churchill to begin creating our cards and gifts. A huge thank you to Churchill Community College who again put on a fantastic session which the Year 1 children thoroughly enjoyed.</p> <p>The children explored a range of materials to design and create a special card for their loved ones. We hope you enjoy receiving them as much as we enjoyed making them!</p>, 16 Nov 2015 16:52:19 GMTBusy Hands = Busy Brains!<p>Here are some of the many activities we do in the FSU</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/images/news/busy-hands-2.jpg" /></p>, 16 Nov 2015 16:51:24 GMTiPads at Battle Hill<p>We are delighted to announce that as of next week Years 1-4 will have access to a class set of individual iPads for at least one day a week! The whole school have worked very hard towards this and we can&#39;t wait to get started with the children. In preparation for the launch, our iPads faced fierce assessment and testing from our Year 1&#39;s. They told us that they loved them and were their new favourite thing!</p> <p>Years 5 and 6 are also very excited to fully launch their 1 to 1 iPad scheme with a big Geography project to keep the children busy over the Easter holidays. Staff will be revealing the task next week via Showbie so stay tuned for more details! If your child does not have access to an iPad at home don&#39;t worry. They will have time in school and they can still complete the project with any internet access or using a local library. As always, if you have any issues at all with your child&#39;s leased iPad please feel free to speak to a member of staff in school and we will try our best to fix the issue as quickly as possible.</p>, 16 Nov 2015 17:11:49 GMTGong Xi Fa Cai<p>Children in the FSU have been celebrating Chinese New Year this week. The FS1 children enjoyed our Chinese lion dance, moving to the music using ribbons.</p>, 16 Nov 2015 16:50:23 GMTRocky Road Dessert<p>After having so much fun cooking healthy pizzas the Starfish returned to Churchill to bake their desserts! This tasty treat was to celebrate the children finishing their work on food based acrostic poems. We had a fantastic day once again and we are proud to have so many budding chefs in the Starfish group! We hope they shared their treats with everyone at home.</p> <p>{gallery:Rocky Road Dessert}</p>, 16 Nov 2015 16:48:37 GMTFire Safety<p>The Year 1 enjoyed a great afternoon with a member of the fire service! He told us all about fire safety and we enjoyed talking to him about his job and how to avoid any danger! We have proudly displayed our certificate in school, thank you!</p>, 16 Nov 2015 16:40:18 GMTCoding and Programming at Newcastle University<p>On Wednesday 21st January Mr Taylor and 14 Year 5 children enjoyed an exciting day out at Newcastle University. We worked together with Hadrian Park to discover the world of coding and programming. Once at the university the children worked in pairs, attempting to complete a difficult set of challenges created by a university lecturer!</p> <p>We found it quite tricky at first but by working together and debugging our programmes we all managed to complete the challenges. We can&#39;t wait to try out more coding and programming on our iPads!</p>, 16 Nov 2015 17:02:04 GMTNo Loafing about for Foundation<p>The Foundation Stage Unit children have been reading the story of The Little Red Hen and over the next week are going to be baking some bread, just like in the story. If you would like to have a go at home here is a quick, simple and tasty recipe! It only takes an hour.</p> <p><strong>Ingredients:</strong></p> <p>1 &amp; 1/2 cups of water<br /> 1&amp; 1/2 teaspoon of salt<br /> 1 tablespoon of honey<br /> 3 packets of Easy Bake Dried Yeast (3x7g packets)<br /> 2 cups of white bread flour</p> <p>Preheat oven to 425C</p> <p><strong>Method</strong></p> <ol> <li>Mix water, honey, salt and yeast. Let sit for 5-10 minutes until there is foam on the top.</li> <li>Knead in flour until no longer sticky.</li> <li>Put on a baking tray and cover with a towel. Leave for 15 minutes.</li> <li>Bake in oven for 15 minutes</li> <li>Eat!</li> </ol>, 16 Nov 2015 17:03:52 GMTMore Bridge Building<p>Year 4 The Tigers had a Design Technology session with Gary From Tyne Met. They planned and designed bridges. They even tested the bridges using heavy weights to see which one could carry the most weight. They had a fantastic lesson and produced some fantastic bridges. Well done Tigers!</p> <p>{gallery:More Bridge Building}</p>, 16 Nov 2015 16:36:03 GMTBridge Building<p>Year 4 The Tigers had a Design Technology day studying, planning, designing and making bridges. They even tested the bridges using stones to see which one could carry the heaviest load, the strongest managed to support and carry 14 medium sized stones/pebbles. Well done Tigers!</p> <p>{gallery:Bridge Building}</p>, 16 Nov 2015 16:24:09 GMTS.T.E.M week<p>During S.T.E.M week year three made Egyptian Shadufs. First of all we made a prototype using art straws and thread. We used cupcake cases as the bucket but we all soon realised that these materials were far from strong enough so the following day we decided to use BBQ skewers, plastic straws and string. We had great fun testing out out structures which collected the water as we hoped they would.</p>, 16 Nov 2015 16:14:28 GMTOur new topics<p><strong>Starfish</strong></p> <p>Our new topic is &#39;Wheels, Wings and Other Things&#39; and the Starfish have had a busy two weeks learning all about instructions and explanations. Each child brought their bike to school and they then created instructions to help Mr Taylor learn how to ride his bike. He has just about managed to master it now!</p> <p><strong>Otters</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>The Otters have been learning about multiplication. We used cubes to help us tell multiplication stories and understand how we can create lots of 2. To celebrate their hard work they created a &#39;Multiplication Montage&#39; using the iPad app &#39;Animoto&#39;!</p> <p><strong>Beach Hut</strong></p> <p>In the Beach Hut we have been discussing what we want to be when we grow up. The children came up with some wonderful ambitions and we have proudly displayed them above our board to remind us what we could achieve if we keep working hard!</p> <p><strong>Newcastle United Match Fit</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img alt="" src="/images/news/NUFC-Match-Fit.jpg" /></strong></p> <p>Thank you to Newcastle United who delivered an interesting assembly on keeping fit, healthy and active! The children came back very enthusiastic about ways to maintain their health.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 16 Nov 2015 16:02:23 GMTYEAR 4 SKIPPING<p>We are entering a competition and we&rsquo;ve got a brilliant routine, Mrs Hall is not very good at skipping and we all enjoy watching her try.</p>, 16 Nov 2015 15:56:06 GMTPanto Time!<p>FSU and Key Stage One enjoyed a very special start to the week when we were visited by the pantomime company! The children had a fantastic time and really enjoyed shouting and screaming as loud as they could.</p>, 16 Nov 2015 15:54:58 GMTChurch of the Good Shepherd<p>Key Stage One visited the church of the Good Shepherd on the 8th of December to continue their work on Christianity and the celebration of Christmas. We had a fantastic time exploring our surroundings and asking the Vicar any questions we had. Some children were lucky enough to try on the Vicars robes!</p> <p>We also tried to find our names in the Baptism book and learnt lots of fascinating facts about Advent. Thank you to the Church for a great afternoon.</p>, 16 Nov 2015 15:53:57 GMTSay Hello To Our Fish Family!<p>On Friday the Beach Hut children received a visit from Mr. Fish. He told us all about the different types of fish we could have, before delivering our very own Catfish and Mickey Mouse Platy fish to look after!</p> <p>We had our official naming ceremony on Monday and the children chose the following names; Bubbles (By Molly Blench), Mickey and Minnie (By Alex Askell) and Poppy (By Miley Harris). We are sharing the cleaning and feeding jobs between us and are so excited to have our very own class pet!</p>, 16 Nov 2015 15:52:58 GMTTigers work at Churchill Community College<p>The Tigers, work this week in textiles @ CCC they also used iPads to make pic collages then posted on Padlet, they had never used either apps before and created that lot in no time, was a fantastic cross curricular session.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>, 16 Nov 2015 15:51:53 GMTYear 4 PSt/KMo 'The Tigers' have had a busy few months!<p><strong>Sept 2014</strong> @ Churchill Community College for Food Tech / Oct 2014 @ CChurchill Community College for Food Tech - We made Apple Ducks then Apple Crumble</p> <p><strong>Oct 2014</strong> @ Hancock Museum as part of our &#39;Stone Age&#39; topic</p> <p><strong>Nov 2014</strong> @ Churchill Community College for Textiles - We are recycling plastic bags into materials and are going to make bags with them</p> <p>{gallery:Year 4 PSt/KMo &#39;The Tigers&#39; have had a busy few months!}</p>, 16 Nov 2015 15:49:27 GMTWhat is going on?<p>A mysterious box has arrived in the Beach Hut! The children are very excited and will be investigating what could be arriving to live in the box this week at school. Do you have any ideas?</p>, 13 Nov 2015 16:04:47 GMTMeerkat Mail<p>In October the Starfish children enjoyed learning about the story &lsquo;Meerkat Mail&rsquo; by Emily Gravett. We thought about how Sunny the meerkat would be feeling as he left home by himself for the very first time.</p> <p>Mr Taylor and the Starfish then went on an adventure to the school pond and explored what it would be like to live here. We discussed people and items we would miss from home. In the end we had to each write a postcard to our family&rsquo;s because we missed them so much!</p> <p>{gallery:Meerkat Mail}</p>, 13 Nov 2015 16:04:01 GMTMeasuring Our World<p>Mrs Elliott and the Starfish children explored our outdoor area during their maths lesson.</p> <p>This was to continue our work on length, understanding and comparing objects of different length. The children braved the weather and had a great time comparing their sticks and leaves.</p> <p>{gallery:Measuring Our World}</p>, 16 Nov 2015 15:43:38 GMTBIKE IT<p>Lucy organised another Bling your bike day at Easter and we had a parade of bikes in the hall. We also took part in the big pedal and did very well and we won a free BMX Stunt Show.</p>, 13 Nov 2015 15:51:49 GMTITALY VISIT<p>Miss Marsh and Miss Parkinson spent a week in Italy looking at schools there. They told us they worked hard but the both came back with lovely sun tans.</p>, 13 Nov 2015 15:49:37 GMTAUTHOR DAY<p>We had a famous author visit us for a day to help us with our Comenius project &lsquo;Tell Europe a Tale&rsquo;. She left us with some fantastic illustrations.</p>, 13 Nov 2015 15:48:41 GMTFRANCE TRIP<p>We had a fantastic time in France with Wallsend Jubilee and we made brilliant friends. We visited markets,factories , castles and museums. We even got to eat frogs legs and snails. The best bit was our trip to Euro Disney and the rides were awesome.</p>, 13 Nov 2015 15:47:38 GMTAMERICAN WILD WEST DAY<p>Mrs Moran organised for a family of Native North Americans to visit the school for the day. They told us all about their lifes and how it was nothing like the cowboy and Indian things you see on TV.</p>, 13 Nov 2015 15:46:41 GMTHINDU TEMPLE<p>In Yr5/6 we learn about different religions and we got to visit the Hindu temple in Newcastle. We also had Phil Andre in for the day to help us with our studies.</p>, 13 Nov 2015 15:45:13 GMTQuestionnaire Analysis<p><a href="/files/July_2014__Parents_analysis.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/images/icon/apdf.gif" style="width: 17px; height: 17px;" /> Questionnaire Analysis</a></p>, 12 Nov 2015 17:04:02 GMTBattle Hill Litter Bugs<p>We try very hard to keep our school and the community clean and tidy. We regularly go on litter picks and Mrs Coates has a team that go around and keeps the school tidy.</p>, 12 Nov 2015 17:02:45 GMTChinese students visit Battle Hill<p>We had a brilliant time with our visitors from China despite it raining nearly every day. We did lots of work with the children and exchanged lots of presents. The best part was the PE lessons when we played basketball, one of the Chinese boys was awesome.</p> <p>The girls in our class enjoyed the barn dance and cried when they had to say goodbye. Harvey and Rhoda went to the town hall for a civic reception and Harvey gave a brilliant speech according to Mrs Moran.</p>, 12 Nov 2015 17:01:59 GMTKS1 ANIMAL ANTICS<p>Our new community hall was turned into a mini zoo in February with lots of strange creatures visiting us. The snake was so long it nearly stretched from one end of the hall to the other. We noticed some of the teachers kept well away !</p>, 13 Nov 2015 15:50:58 GMTArresting experience for our pupils<p>We have had lots of visitors to school to tell us about their jobs.</p> <p>We had officers from Northumbria Police, who came into school to tell us all about being a Policeman.</p>, 12 Nov 2015 17:00:41 GMTSilver School Mark<p>Battle Hill Primary School is the first in North Tyneside to be awarded Sustrans&rsquo; Silver School Mark Award for its outstanding commitment to cycling.</p> <p>Sustrans schools officer Kian Mokhtary presented the award to congratulate children, parents and teachers for their efforts in increasing pupils&rsquo; cycling levels by transforming the school journey.</p> <p>Activities at the school have included healthy bike breakfasts, a regular bike club, skills / safety sessions and rides, as well as hosting an Extreme Mountain Bike Show for finishing top in the area for Sustrans&rsquo; &lsquo;Big Pedal&rsquo; School Challenge.</p> <p>Headteacher Louise Wells said: &ldquo;We are proud to be the first school in North Tyneside to get this award.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re lucky to have some excellent safe off-road routes right on our doorstep which has helped increase the levels of cycling and scooting to school.&rdquo;</p>, 13 Nov 2015 16:02:00 GMTOfficial opening of New Bike Shed<p>We had our new bike shed offically opened . This means that we now have lots of secure space for even more pupils to bring their bike to school. Battle Hill students lead the way in the number of students using their bikes for school.</p> <p>We are working all year with Lucy who we call the bike lady, she is teaching once a week throughout the school.</p> <p>Last term she worked with KS1 and this term it is lower KS2. We can&rsquo;t wait until she gets to us. The whole school took part in the &lsquo;be seen be safe&rsquo; poster competition.</p>, 12 Nov 2015 16:57:32 GMTComenius visit to China<p>These photographs were taken from the Second Foreign Language School of Nanshan in Shenzhen.</p> <p>Students are aged from 6 to 15 it incorporates a primary and junior high school. Classes have 50 students but they sit in groups and work together in pairs. When they engage in group work each group has a leader.</p> <p>Following a delegation of Chinese Headteachers and teachers to the North East earlier this year, seven headteachers from primary schools in North Tyneside have travelled to China to see first hand the different methods and styles of teaching used by teachers in different parts of China.</p> <p>Louise Guthrie - Denbigh Primary School, Jane Parker - Hadrian Park Primary School, Kevin Arthur - Battle Hill Primary School, Anne Thornton - Wallsend Jubilee Primary School, Emma Overton - Stephenson Memorial Primary School, Susan Winter - Richardson Dees Primary School and Alison Nicholson - Redesdale Primary School, have all travelled as part of the Comenius Project which is one of the most popular international education programmes for UK schools, colleges and local authorities.</p> <p>{gallery:Comenius visit to China}</p>, 13 Nov 2015 15:58:48 GMTEXPO Chef cooking some tasty dishes!<p>Each term we have a visit from EXPO Chef who help us with our International work as they show us dishes from around Europe.</p> <p>We get to try new things and they are all healthy.</p> <p>Mrs Byers our cook runs fantastic cooking lessons each week and we love it when it is our turn because we can eat what we make.</p>, 12 Nov 2015 16:54:52 GMT