Pathfinders 

Welcome to our Pathfinders  Webpage. Here you can discover what exciting things we do in our class and how we learn creatively. 

                                                                              

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Our Staff Team
Mrs M Simpson
Mrs M Simpson
Mrs L Burrell
Mrs L Burrell
Miss J Cave
Miss J Cave
Mrs M Simpson
Mrs M Simpson
Mrs L Burrell
Mrs L Burrell
Miss J Cave
Miss J Cave

Welcome to the Pathfinders

We have three classes in Pathfinders, forming the lower Key Stage 2 department:

 

• Mont Blanc

• Kilimanjaro

• Mount Vinson

Within the team we have a range of experienced teachers and teaching assistants who encourage our children to build their independent learning skills and show enthusiasm for the curriculum.

An exciting curriculum

The Pathfinders Team experience an exciting curriculum. We incorporate ‘WOW’ moments to inspire learning, such as a virtual tour of the Amazon Rainforest, boarding an in-class plane to visit Paris, and seeing erupting volcanos. We also explore and take part in many visits to our local area, such as to the Botanical Gardens and the Oriental Museum to enhance our knowledge and understanding of our topics.

Making music

We enjoy having weekly music lessons from the resident music teacher: as a class we are learning skills to play the drums and play together as a group.

Teaching and learning

Children in the Pathfinders Team are encouraged to develop themselves as independent learners. They use work systems to progress their skills and practical work to help consolidate more challenging concepts.

Hands-on fun

We enjoy hands-on learning whenever we can. In science, we share our ideas and work together in groups to explain our thinking. In the Autumn term we have fun baking in design technology, making some delicious biscuits, jam tarts and flavoured bread.

Trips, visits and events

Pathfinders children take part in regular off-site activities and residential experiences. We have Forest School sessions, Beach School and other outdoor adventure days, which have included survival Challenge Days and scaling the climbing wall. Our children also have the opportunity to go on a mini-residential to the Lake District where they work together on outdoor adventures and scale a mountain!

And even more…

In the Pathfinders Team we celebrate everyone’s uniqueness. We always take time to share each other’s interests and respect our differences. Every week we give out Star Awards which recognise qualities such as hard work, effort in lessons, improvements in learning, kindness to others and being a good friend. Our aim is to try our best and love our learning.

Our Adventures

In school we take part in some wonderful adventures and go on amazing trips. Please use the link below to see pictures from our school picture gallery of some of the different things that we have been getting up to.

Adventures

School Picture Gallery

Use this link to visit the school picture gallery where you will discover all of the amazing adventures the children have had.

Updated - 07.01.21

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Contact Details

 

Head Teacher - Mr Alan Scarr

Wheatley Hill Primary School, Wheatley Hill, Durham, DH63RQ

Tel - 01429 820594

E-mail: support@whprimary.com

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