With the forecast looking warm and sunny this half term what could be better than water fun to cool you down!
Here are 13 places you can cool off in the warm weather. Many of them are FREE with no booking required and accessible by public transport too. Ideal for a picnic / day out in summer.
Please do check with venues direct for current opening hours.
- Ridley Park, Blyth (FREE Splash Pad) – NE24 3HF
- Riverside Park, Chester-le-Street (FREE Splash Pad) – DH3 3PL
- Hirst Park, Ashington (FREE Splash Pad) – NE63 9NZ
- Carlisle Park, Morpeth (FREE Outdoor Paddling Pool) – NE61 1YD
- Whitley Bay Playground (FREE Splash Pad) – NE26 1AU
- Seaton Carew Sea Front (FREE Splash Pad) – TS25 1BS
- Headland Block Sands (FREE Paddling Pool) – TS24 0QG
- Spittal Playground (FREE Splash Pad) – TD15 1SE
- Haltwhistle Outdoor Pool (Paid Outdoor Swimming Pool) – NE49 9DW
- Stanhope Outdoor Pool (Paid Outdoor Swimming Pool) – DL13 2LU
- Alnwick Garden (Paid Water Play – although kids do go free) – NE66 1FJ
- Rising Sun Park, North Tyneside (FREE Water Play) – NE12 9SS
- Bitts Park, Carlisle (FREE Water Play). I know not technically NE but it’s not far – CA3 8UZ
We have had a blast this half term and over the past 6 weeks we have never stopped with the various different arts and crafts and exploration. We have blinked and we are at the May half term – can you believe it! This half term our topic has been focusing around natural things and we have spent time exploring all of the natural things that our world has to offer.
We explored all of the different flora and fauna in the different areas around school and collected our favorite bits that we then used to print our fabulous pictures with.
We talked all about ‘Earth day’ and painted our fabulous stones using paints and various mark making tools.
We also printed using fruit and vegetables exploring how they feel and some of us also explored the taste.
We made and created our very own caterpillars and butterflies using stamps and different textures. We really enjoyed this and loved the different colours and the way the different textures felt on our hands.IMG_7856
We have had the most wonderful time exploring the trim trail and the caterpillar garden and the past couple of weeks we have had the chance to explore our caravan that we have had revamped. We took lots of snacks up last week and enjoyed the lovely weather and our snacks whilst relaxing in the caravan and exploring the various different equipment the areas have to offer.
As well as all of this we have enjoyed our Rebound and Hydro therapy sessions and we are really building up our confidence in both.
As well as all of this we had the opportunity to watch and grow our very own caterpillars. We received them in the post just after we got back from the Easter holidays and then we watched as our caterpillars ate their food, grew and grew and grew and then they formed into their chrysalis. We then waited very patiently and last week we watched as the first beautiful butterfly emerged, followed closely by the rest. We were all so excited and couldn’t believe our eyes. We then went up to our decked area and let all 5 of them free and into the wild to find their new homes. We all laughed and shouted excitedly as they fluttered away.
As well as all of this we have also had two trips one to the garden centre and one yesterday where we had a lovely walk in the sun up to Morrisons where we had some tea and cake. The children coped so well with he difference in routine and some even got to go up to the till, order and pay for their items.+
We hope you all enjoy a fabulous break and we look forward to seeing you all back at school on Monday 5th June.
Fran, Vikki, Lauren and Yasmin
Hi everyone! What a lovely few weeks we have had in Class 2 to end the spring term 🙂 The children enjoyed celebrating red nose day with a red themed exploration session and loved putting red playdough noses on images of themselves!
As part of our farm topic Class 2 went on a trip to Whitehouse Farm, this visit went so well and all of the children (and adults) really enjoyed their day. Kira did a great job driving the minibus and everyone was really happy and calm. When we arrived we visited the sheep, cows and pigs in the barns before feeding the lambs which the children loved! We saw the emus and birds of prey then had a very exciting tractor ride before stopping for lunch. We had an action packed afternoon with a play in the soft play, the park and go-carting. Class 2 ended the day by being super brave and petting a rabbit and a blue tongued skink (a type of lizard). We are looking forward to enjoying some more outings next half term!
This week Class 2 really enjoyed watching the older children perform Othello as part of the Shakespeare in Schools festival and made some lovely Easter Cards. They have continued to enjoy their usual therapy sessions, here a few photos from this week’s Rebound and Hydrotherapy sessions.
This week Class 2 and Hadrian School say Goodbye to one of our team, Adam, who is leaving to train as a children’s nurse. Adam will be a big miss and we wish him so much luck and happiness in the next chapter.
We have welcomed back teacher Rachael Budden and she has already built up a lovely rapport with the children 🙂
Have a lovely Easter and we look forward to welcoming the children back in two weeks time 🙂
Rachael, Rachael, Adam, Kira, James and Leighanne xxx
We are proud to having our first Family Celebration of Diversity!
We hope to see you all there.
Another busy day in the Hadrian hair shop!
Lots of new little faces starting to join in our termly hair shop which is wonderful.
There was a lots of pampering with foot spas, nail painting , massages and haircuts.
The children showed us their skills on the staff as well as the girls world dolls.
Look out for the next dates which we be available after the Easter break.
The children have been finding out about ‘Extreme Earth’. First they found out what is ‘under their feet’ and made a model of a hole in the ground, adding layers they would see – magma, rocks, clay, soil, dead leaves, grass.
They discovered why volcanoes erupt and that when magma erupts from the volcanoe’s crater, it is called lava. The children made their own volcanoes using playdough and mixed vinegar with bicarbonate of soda to see it erupt!
They found out about why earthquakes occur and watched what happens to buildings when the earth shakes. They also found out about a tsunami and a hurricane. They even made their own ‘hurricane in a cup’.