LOtC Mission Statement
LOtC Mission Statement
Our school is a special place where children grow and learn. We believe that this growth and learning should surpass the walls of the classroom and continue into the outdoor areas of the school. We believe that every child should have regular access to learning outside the classroom which provides stimulating and challenging experiences, within and beyond the classroom. We aim to provide positive opportunities for interaction with the environment which inspires the resilient, adventurous and curious learners of the future.
Year 5 took our learning outside of the classroom today. While learning about timetables we went to the local bus stop so that we could read and interpret the information shown on the timetable. When we got back to school we had to write sentences to explain what the information showed us. #dcpsyear5 #dcpswhale #dcpsdolphin #dcpsmaths #dcpslotc #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Year 3 had a fab day at the Laing Art gallery today.
We looked at the colours used in paintings, found some abstract, watercolour, pointillism and local art and found out facts about the artists. Later we tried our hand at watercolour painting using a variety of techniques.
The children were so engaged and loved learning about art.
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Last week, year 3 took part in an anti bullying workshop with the team from Bigfoot.
We looked at different scenarios and talked about how we could help others.
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7 days ago
Our Year 5 Junior STEM Ambassadors trying out some practical science activities. They are going to be taking these ideas back to school to help enhance our Science learning. Their behaviour was amazing and they worked really well together to make balloon kebabs, volcanoes and lava lamps, among other things! #dcpsSTEM #dcpslotc #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Nicola Olivier Brown x
Omg I so miss angels of the north (and sitting at the back filming the songs🤫🤫)
Fantastic! Crazy bunch x
James Fordham xx
We are having a great time at the Angels of the North today. We have spent all morning rehearsing and have been for our meal at Sambuca. It’s almost showtime...
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Good luck everyone x
They were great! Wonderful show. Well done everyone 😁😁
We had a lush day in the woods today, despite the weather. It might have been a bit muddy (sorry for the washing grown-ups) but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We threw ‘pooh sticks’ just like in the story of Stickman we are reading just now and waited to see which stick travelled the fastest. We made fires and experimented to see how different things burnt, wet leaves, dry leaves, tissues... We also looked for good sticks to put on the fire, they had to be dry and make a snap sound. No Stickmen were harmed in the making of this day in the woods. #dcpseyfs #dcpsladybird #dcpsbutterfly #dcpsstem #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less
The Dragons have been exploring colour this week. We discussed how colour has been used in paintings, thinking about how those colours made us feel and how the artist might have been feeling as they painted. We then explored primary colours, had fun making the secondary colours, before adding tints and shade with black and white paint. A tricky challenge followed when we tried mix paints to match the natural colour of our leaves, but did a great job. Then we found out facts about Kandinsky, the first abstract artist and explored some of his paintings. This afternoon Dragons created their own version of ‘Squares and Concentric Circles’. They used their colour mixing skills to create their pieces. They look amazing! Well done. #dcpsdragon #dcpsart #dcpslotc #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Today the dinos explored how many colours it was possible to make using just the primary colours and then adding white or black to make tints and shades. They are now colour mixing experts and can make a whole range of colours.
After a bit of practice they put their new knowledge to use as they attempted to mix colours which would match those found in nature in the form of autumn leaves. It was tricky but they gave it a good go. Check out their efforts.
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Year 5 Dolphins enjoyed their session with Big Foot this morning. We talked about the importance of showing respect towards others and ways to deal with bullying. We created freeze frames of different scenarios and gave advice to the characters to help them. #dcpsdolphin #dcpspshe #dcpsbritishvalues #dcpscore #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less
Reception are having the best time during their woods visits and are constantly busy exploring, climbing, investigating and most importantly playing! A stick just isn’t a stick and there’s always another tree to climb. Our children have the best resilience and imagination! #dcpsEYFS #dcpsladybird #dcpsbutterfly #dcpsLOTC ... See MoreSee Less
More from Year 5’s visit to Jarrow Hall. We took part in a Saxon vs Viking battle, learned about the Anglo-Saxon justice system and visited the farm and village to find out about daily life in the 5th century. Ask us what we have learned today! #dcpsdolphin #dcpshistory #dcpslotc #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less
Year 5 have had a brilliant trip to ‘Jarrow Hall’ today. We have spent the day learning about the Anglo Saxons, how they survived, what they ate and how they trained to fight the Viking invasions. It has been a very cold but great day! #dcpshistory #dcpsyear5 #dcpscore #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less
Our First Lego League have been hard at work after school preparing for our coding competition in January. They have thought of ways to improve the social spaces in our local area and are researching possible solutions. They really enjoyed a visit from Rowena, our project mentor. She loved the work we’ve done so far. #dcpscomputing #dcpsict #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less
Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed their first ‘Hoops for health’ sessions, working with Newcastle Eagles! We were able to meet some of the players, learn about the need for a balanced diet to help with our health and even got to practice some of our basketball skills! #dcpsyear5 #dcpspe #dcpscore #dcpspshe #dcpslotc #dcpsdolphin #dcpswhale ... See MoreSee Less