Events and Visits


There are not many quiet days at High Spen, we live life to the full. With the fantastic support of our community, we are always doing or planning to do something different (perhaps this is why we LOVE coming to school?)

Check out our Twitter feed below or individual Class Feeds for more of a flavour of just what a range of things we get up to.


On Wednesday 20th June, we welcomed another performance from the music service - The Wizards. A fantastic time was had by all as you can...

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Maths Trail

As part of our Maths Fortnight, children were able to work together to solve puzzles on our Olympic Maths Trail. This involved estimating and calculating distances, areas, perimeters of items around our school yard which also linked to many real life contexts. Some of...

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Class TY Olympic torches

We have been making some Olympic torches in class TY. We have come up with lots of different designs from: ice cream cones to Olympic rockets, and trophy designs to torch characters that light up. We had so much fun making them! We worked incredibly hard to make these...

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One for the Diary

What was it we were saying about our budding artists being Picasso's in the making again? Well on July 4th parents and carers will have the opportunity to to visit a very special art gallery...THE HIGH SPEN ART GALLERY. Every child has submitted a piece of art which...

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Royal Variety Performance

Later this week there will be lots of kids performing for our High Spen Queen from multiple classes around the School. We are hoping for a mixture of acts such as singers, magicians and lots more. Unfortunately not everyone can get though to the final and there can...

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Meet our new Red Kite

On Wednesday 9th May Judy Summerson visited us to present a framed photograph and certificate for our newly 'befriended' Red Kite. Following some serious voting in school we finally settled on the name 'Fireball' for our Red Kite. Keep an eye out in the skies as you...

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Fun and inspiration!

Class TY welcomed the deaf illustrator , animator and writer, Paul Miller last Monday morning.  The Newcastle-based artist inspired us with his amazing work, demonstrating how he develops his ideas into first drafts and eventually finished pieces.  It was fascinating...

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Family Olympics @ High Spen Primary

Well done to all those who made it through the Family Olympics last night! We had seven families working together to solve word and number based problems in order to generate points to go towards our grand total of 827! It was great to see the wide...

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