Education Beyond the School


Wylam Nature Reserve


In May 2012, Reception and Nursery visited the Wylam Nature Reserve as part of our Minibeasts topic. We all had a wonderful day bughunting. We found lots of minibeasts and some that we had never seen before.


We also thought the Nature Reserve was a fantastic place to visit and it’s all free!


Pupils Representing Wylam First School meet the Duchess of Northumberland


A Year 4 and Year 3 pupil accompanied Mr Daly to Hexham Abbey to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The service was the idea of the Duchess of Northumberland who attended the service. All local schools made a banner and we paraded them around Hexham before the service. The celebration was followed by a picnic on the lawn. We were also very lucky to meet the Duchess of Northumberland – it was a wonderful day.

Sean Daly


Year 1 Trip to Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens

March 2012
The whole experience deepened our understanding of living things and how they grow, feed, reproduce, move and breathe. It was a fantastic day out.

Year 2 Trip to Alnwick Castle

February 2012
The pictures show the children making soap out of natural ingredients and clay tiles in the Alnwick courtyard.  Outside of the Dragon’s Quest, the children get into role.




Year 4 (2011) Residential Trip


In Year 4 the children go on a residential visit designed to deliver the KS2 P.E activities, in the Outdoor and Adventurous section that forms part of the National Curriculum. In 2012 Year 4 will visit the same venue we chose last year at the YMCA, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, as it provides an extensive range of age appropriate activities.


The visit includes planned activities by the YMCA by qualified and experienced instructors, a two night stay at the hostel inclusive of full board and personal injury insurance and transport. The types of activities on offer are:


Abseil Tree King Swing Kayaking
Abseil Tower Orienteering Pioneering
Archery Problem Solving High Ropes
Aerial Runways Low Ropes Course Canoeing
Night Line Challenge Course Obstacle Course
Climbing Wall Crate Stack  

Have a look and see what last Year 4 children got up to:


Year 1 Visit Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens – 2011




School Choir

Wylam First School choir is open to all children in Years 2, 3 and 4. We meet every Friday lunchtime (12.30 - 1:00) in the nursery classroom. We sing a wide variety of songs and the emphasis is always on having fun. We have performed at a wide variety of venues throughout the North East. Read more about it here.