Y6 – World War 2 Projects

The Y6 children had 3 weeks to produce a project about World War 2. We had models, food, artefacts and computing. They thoroughly enjoyed it and have been totally ‘hooked’ by the topic. Well done Y6

The Pittsburgh Preacher – Life as a Benedictine Monk

Year Five welcomed Father Jeremiah, a Benedictine monk, from St.Vincent Arch Abbey, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, yesterday afternoon.His visit coincided with their current R.E topic of Northern Saints. He talked to the children about how Christianity returned to Northumbrian Britain in the early 7th century, when King Oswald regained his sub-kingdoms of Bernicia and Deira now known as Northumbria, establishing his church at Bamburgh with missionary monks from Iona.

He discussed monastic life in the early years and how it compares to present day. He told them that there have been many changes but Monastries remain as Centres for learning.

The children asked many questions and learned lots of facts about Monks and their everyday lives.

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Year 4 WeDo!

Year 4 CH had a fantastic afternoon starting their new coding topic, Lego Wedo.

Their first challenge was to work as a team to follow the instructions to make the model. They then had to work out how to make the birds dance in different ways. We had some interesting moves on the dancefloor!


Year 4’s Amazing Athletes!

Year four had a smashing start to our week on Tuesday 2nd May. We all walked to Hebburn Comprehensive School to compete in an athletics competition between groups from Toner Avenue and Bedeburn.

Children took part in track and field events, including Speed Bounce, Standing Long Jump, 5 Bounding Strides and Obstacle Relay.

Andrea, from the Sports Development Team, was proud of all the children who took part. She instructed both of our year four classes over the spring term and said that this was the only tournament where the children really applied the skills they learned in the competition.

Each team pulled together and it was obvious that every single child gave 100% effort. The competition was tight and we eagerly await the overall results. Watch this space …DSCN2569 DSCN2567 DSCN2566 DSCN2564 DSCN2562 DSCN2561 DSCN2559 DSCN2551 DSCN2549 DSCN2542 DSCN2538 DSCN2530 DSCN2525 DSCN2520

Y5 and Y6 Gymnastics Festival

Twelve children, six from both Year 5 and Year 6, competed against other schools from South Tyneside in a gymnastics festival at Temple Park. They were selected by the coach, who had been teaching both year groups throughout the Spring Term. The children had to perform a gymnastics routine that consisted of a round-off, scale balance – which they had to hold for a minimum of three seconds, a backward roll into straddle stand, a half turn, two cartwheels and a choice of completing the routine with either the splits or a bridge.

Whilst waiting to perform their routine they had an exciting time bouncing on the trampolines and performing somersaults.

Once again the children were a credit to Toner Avenue School, showing great sportsmanship and manners.

Well done to Karl, Abigale, Ellen, Jack, Lei, Chelsey, Ruby, Owen, Emily, Alysha, Maddison and Ellie.

Hockey Heroes

On Monday 20th March 2017, ten pupils from Year 5 and Year 6 competed in a Hockey festival at Boldon School. There were 3 groups of five teams and Toner finished runner up in their group, narrowly missing out on a semi-final place on goal difference.

The results were as follows:

St Matthews 3 Toner Avenue 0

Toner Avenue 2 Lord Blyton 1

East Boldon 0 Toner Avenue 2

Hebburn Lakes 0 Toner Avenue 1


The goals were shared between Daniel, Bailey, Alfie and Emily.

The children showed great sportsmanship and were a credit to the school.

Las Iguanas

On Friday 17th February, after dinner, we all had a packed lunch and left school at 11:40. We went to the Hebburn metro and got there by 12:07. I was so excited to get to Monument. We got to Monument at 12:23 and as we were all walking down to Las Iguanas, I had butterflies because; I didn’t know what it was going to taste like.
When we got to the restaurant, we went downstairs and I got chosen to make the cocktails for my table. The drink was called cool breeze.
Here are some of the dishes of food that are known as street foods. Quesadillas were my least favourite of all the dishes. I didn’t like the roasted plantain, it was basically roasted banana.
After all that food, we had another couple of dishes, we had a tortilla and out of all the toppings to go on the tortilla, I only liked the rice.
After all the main meals, we had pudding! This was my favourite part of the whole trip- CHURROS!! We even had a chocolate dip to share with our table! I was one of the lucky ones that got an extra churro with my own chocolate dip.
Soon it was time to go home and we walked back to the metro, we got to the metro at 2:34 and got back to Hebburn at 2:50. We got back to school to go home at 3:15.

By Holly Joyce


Daft As A Brush

Today at Toner Avenue we celebrated the great work carried out by the Daft as a Brush Charity by holding a fundraising ‘Crazy Hair’ day. As a school we raised an incredible amount of money for this wonderful cause.

Staff donations amounted to £118 and the children raised £___

The charity, Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care, provides a free transport service to and from the Freeman/RVI Hospitals for outpatients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy treatment – some from as far afield as the Scottish Borders, North Yorkshire and West Cumbria.

In 2015 over 15,000 cancer patient journeys were only made possible by the dedication and service of the magnificent team of volunteers and staff from the Northern Centre for Cancer Care.

You can find out more about the amazing work carried out by their wonderful staff and volunteers at their website: