EVENTS AND VISITS

Y6 Outward Bound in the Lake District

You may have noticed that school was a little quieter than usual during the first week of the summer term. Well, that’s because the Year 6 children were off on a once in a lifetime, outward bound adventure at Howtown on the shores of Lake Ullswater in the Lake...

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Run For Fun at Saltwell Park

We were delighted that so many of our children were keen to take part in the Run for Fun event held recently at Saltwell Park (see photos below). Teachers selected an ‘Elite’ squad from classes 5 and 6 and they were the first, in a group of approximately...

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A Wild Day at the Wildfowl Centre for Y4

Last week, as part of their science topic learning about animals and their habitats, the Y4 class visited Washington Wildfowl Centre. Miss Allon said that she’d enjoyed feeding the ducks and was impressed by everyone’s enthusiasm.  She also commented on the...

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Y5 visit Kielder

As part of their Geography topic, our Y5 class visited Kielder water to find out about water management and water use. The visit included a visit to the Kielder Dam, a talk by a member of the Northumbrian Water outreach team and a short film. After their water...

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It’s All Greek to Me!

In History and DT lessons this half-term, Year 6 have been learning about Ancient Greece and because they enjoyed the topic so much, Mrs Davies took them to the Great North Museum where they took part in a Greek Fighting Forces workshop. As well as finding out about...

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Fundraising Easter Activities

At the end of Spring term, our School Council came up with a number of Easter themed games and activities to help raise money for St Cuthbert’s Care, a charity which works throughout the North East to help improve the lives of some of the most vunerable members...

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Easter ‘Eggstravaganza’

Yet again we saw a wonderful and very creative array of decorated eggs in our annual Paste Egg Competition (see photos below). Designs ranged from super heroes to super stars, Mr Men and fairy tale princesses and even Mr Cameron and Mr Milliband! Winners received an...

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Fulfilling our Lenten Promises to help CAFOD

During the 40 days of Lent, we remember the time when Jesus went into the desert to fast and pray before beginning his work for God,  and we too try to do something which shows that we committed to our faith and to demonstrate our love for God and our love for others....

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Gateshead in Bloom Art Competition

Last week in school, we held our own mini competition to select entries for the annual ‘Gateshead in Bloom’ Art Competition. Here are the winning works which will sent into the competition to represent our school. I’m sure you’ll agree we have...

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Y3 Act up a Storm – Literally!

Our Y3 class have been studying a play by Shakespeare this half term – The Tempest – and to help with their studies, this week Mrs Thomson invited some drama teachers from the Shakespeare4kidz company to work with the children. Here’s what they...

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Y4 Spend a day with Shakespeare.

This week two of our classes took part in drama workshops led by the Shakespeare4kidz. The Year 4 class, who have been studying Macbeth (or as actors call it ‘The Scottish Play’!) in their literacy lessons, showed their great knowledge of this famous play...

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Going Loopy for Hoopstarz!

The whole school was in a complete spin this week, when Hoopstarz came to visit. ‘I’ve never seen so many people hoola hooping at once,’ said Mr Shaw. ‘I was amazed at how easy Y6 made it look. Gina actually had 6 hoops spinning at once!’...

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