Welcome to Bede Burn Primary School

Welcome to Bede Burn – a fantastic school that we are all proud to be a part of. Thank you for taking the time to look at our website.  We provide a very happy, caring, supportive place to learn and grow…as one parent put it, we are ‘a small school with a big heart!’ We have a talented and dedicated team of staff who focus on making life at our school fun, exciting and educational: a place where children want to be. We provide a broad curriculum and we value creativity and innovation. Energy, passion and praise are found here in abundance, as well as a loveIMG_0254 of learning.

We inspire our pupils to achieve, and have high expectations for all of our children; we aim to instil the belief that we are all capable of anything, with hard work and perseverance. We embrace challenges, safe in the knowledge that mistakes are simply opportunities to improve further. We think big – we dream big – and we go for it. Our hope is that our children leave Year 6 with everything they need for success in their bright futures, including a broad academic knowledge, respect for themselves and others, confidence and a host of fond memories.

We encourage a strong sense of collaboration within school, as well as with our families and our global community. We offer a wide range of clubs to our pupils, as well as visitor opportunities and other curriculum-enriching activities such as our international links. We have seen international recognition for our amazing singing efforts and we look forward to continuing this success throughout this year and beyond. We know the importance of contributing to our community and also appreciate support from others, including our Governors, parents, grandparents and our ‘Bede Burn Buddies’ group.

We are proud of our achievements – our children shine brightly and we welcome you to explore our website further.  Please feel free to comment on our posts; it’s always nice to hear your views. Please contact us if you require any further information.

Nicola Faulkner




Year 4’s memorable experience – Northumberlandia

As part of our topic, ‘Misty Mountain Sierra’, Year 4 visited Bedlington’s biggest ‘mountain’ – Northumberlandia! It was bitterly cold, but that didn’t stop us donning our finest winter wear and going on adventure!

We split into three groups and ventured around the site. We had a great time exploring and the snow and wind gave us a real Everest experience!

We had a great day and would definitely recommend a visit – just don’t forget your hat and scarf!

Space exploration.

To ‘launch’ our new topic linked to Space we went to the planetarium at the Centre for Life to  meet the naughty monsters and find out all about the planets in our Solar System.

Related image

Next we went to the lab for a Space Workshop.

Do you know the planets in our Solar System?








Abi does. This is Earth.

Jupiter? says Ollie.



Finding out more about the planets and sharing ideas.

Planets with rings, planets with swirls. Super ideas guys!

Big planets, little planets.


Sending rockets into Space.

Which rocket goes the highest?… blast off!

Will it be the yellow one?

Where did it go?

Will it be the green one?

Faster than the speed of ‘camera’.

Look at it go.


Testing gravity?

Earth is the only planet with water.

Quick break~ hope you are making me something nice girls.

Growing cabbages?

Is it a boat, a car or a rocket ship heading to the Moon?

Creating our own constellation star patterns.



Lunch, at last! Thanks mum for our yummy treats.

We had a great day. Special thanks to our parents who came along with us, it wouldn’t be possible without you.

Y6 : Ice-Skating at Centre For Life

Last Wednesday, Year 6 travelled by Metro up to the Centre for Life for an exciting start to their new topic: Frozen Kingdom. After getting ice-skates on and a brief introductory ice-skating lesson, Y6 plus Mrs Todd, Mrs Arthur and Mrs O’Neill took to the ice. It was a shaky start for many who clung on to the barrier for dear life however, everyone who found it tricky persevered and by the end everyone was skating around the rink independently.

To the relief of all of the staff, all children got off the rink without injury and many children declared it ‘the best trip ever’. Aron even asked if, instead of going bowling after the SATs in Spring, we could do ice-skating again.

A tour of the Centre for Life followed including: a ride on the 4D Polar Express themed motion ride; a trip through space in the planetarium; a science show and time to investigate the brain and discovery zones.

A brilliant trip was had by all and behaviour was (almost!) impeccable as ever!

Mrs Todd

Remembrance Day

Yesterday I had the privilege of joining children, parents and grandparents from our school at the Remembrance Service at the War Memorial in Monkton Village. The children were amazing and were a credit to their parents and our school, we were able to lay the poppy wreath on behalf of our school as part of the service. Thank you to all who attended.

We will remember them.

School Council deliver ‘Christmas in a Box’ to Crusade Walk

It’s the season of goodwill and what better way to celebrate than to spread some Christmas joy to those in need.

Our school council teamed up with Jackie from St Peter’s Church to prepare and deliver Christmas hampers to elderly members of the community. This, alongside a few Christmas carols, made for a great afternoon.

It’s easy for this time of year to become centred around receiving things. Today demonstrated how fantastic it is to give something back. I’m incredibly proud of the school council children for dedicating their time to such a worthy cause. Can I also thank you all for your extremely kind contributions towards the hampers, you have all made a huge difference.

Y3 Forest School fun!

Year 3 have been taking part in Forest School this half term and we have loved it! This has contributed to our science, DT, art, SMSC and key skills.

We have made leaf kebabs, made friends with trees, made our own obstacle courses and so much more! It has been brilliant learning in the outdoors. 

Victorian Slums project

Year 6 have been learning about Victorian slums as part of their ILP. All of the children did a fabulous job. Mrs Todd and I were so impressed by one in particular that we asked the creator to write a blog about it (below). Keep up the great work!

Mrs Faulkner

‘In class, we were asked to create a slum house which was based on the 19th century Victorian slums.  I have designed an alleyway which has three buildings made into five small living areas.  To create these tiny homes I have used: cardboard, boxes, tubes, string, matchsticks, material, tea bags and weeds.  People lived in dirty, crowded conditions and many shared beds.  Times were very hard; people had very little money and poor hygiene. I have created a washing line for each slum to share, with clothes and bedding on.  The pathways are all dirty.  Everything I have used has been recycled, including used tea bags, which I have steeped material in to give a used and filthy look!’

Gracie Keenleyside, Year 6