Hotspur Primary School

Mowbray Street, Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE6 5PA

0191 276 2762

Hotspur has always prided itself on providing a packed summer of activities and experiences for its children and their families.  As with most things in 2020, we have had to change and adapt to ensure that this can still happen this year, just in a slightly different format.

We are still keen to form connections with our families over the seven-week holiday and wanted to ensure that everyone has plenty to do in what has already been an extended break from school.

Therefore, we have been working hard to put together #50daysofsummer, our essential list of activities for families to participate in over the holiday period.  Inside this booklet, you will find a checklist of 50 activities to complete.  These activities embrace our commitment to the Thrive approach and encourage families to connect in a number of ways:

  • Connect to the Outdoors
  • Connect to your Community
  • Connect with your Family
  • Connect to your Body
  • Connect on a Rainy Day
  • Connect to your Future

We hope that the activities are all very straightforward and have tried to keep any expense down to a bare minimum.  They have been designed to be fun, family friendly and include some preparation for the return to school in September.

There are 50 days in total across the holiday, however this does not mean you need to complete an activity every day.  Please complete at your own pace and in any order you choose.  Some activities are short and simple and you could easily fit in a few at a time. 

We would like you to tick off each activity as you complete it and share your experiences through the school website and Facebook page. There will be a souvenir badge and certificate awarded to all children who actively engage with the activities and return their completed booklets when they return to school in September.

Enjoy your summer & we look forward to seeing you all soon!

Share your summer

There are 2 ways in which you can share your summer adventures with us:

  • Take a picture and share it on the school's Facebook page.  To do this, upload a photo and put #50daysofsummer #(enter activity number) @hotspurprimaryschool in your post.
  • Send a photo and description to

Your photos will be displayed in the link below.

#20 Top Secret Task 1

Ouseburn Photo Hunt

Thursday 6th August 11am - 2pm

Pick up your Photo Hunt sheet from the school main entrance between 11am - 2pm and head off as a family to explore the Ouseburn, working together to find answers to the clues.

If you are unable to join us on the day, the photo hunt sheet is available to the right, to complete at another time.


Photo Hunt Answers

Please fill in the answers to the photo hunt. All complete entries will be put into a prize draw for a family ticket for the Victoria Tunnel Tour (up to 6 people). The draw will take place on Thursday 13th August 2020 and the winners will be notified by phone.