The Easter Story – a morning of Godly Play

We have been learning about Lent and the Easter Story.  We spent the morning taking part in a Godly Play session.  We gathered in a circle and made the Sign of the Cross.  Mrs Lilley used Godly Play figures to play the first part of the story of Holy Week – Palm Sunday, when Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey.  We had our own parade outside.  “Jesus” and some followers wore robes and rode a “donkey”.  We waved palms (streamers) and played instruments, shouting “Hurray for Jesus!  Jesus is the King!”  Mrs Lilley then continued with the story of Holy Week – the Last Supper, Good Friday, when Jesus died and Easter Sunday, when God gave Jesus a new life.  We played being Jesus being crucified by the Roman soldiers, we made an Easter garden.  We had Easter symbol dominoes and drew what we could remember about Easter.  We found signs of new life.  We gathered back together for the feast.  Mrs Lilley told us about how, when we go to Mass, the priest does what Jesus does at the Last Supper.  We shared and ate bread and shared and drank blackcurrant juice (that looks a bit like wine).  Later in the morning, some of our families came for a short liturgy.  Mrs Wright had written an Easter hymn to the tune of “Twinkle twinkle”.  We sang and prayed.  Everyone took home a sign of new life – beautiful eggs that we had dyed and decorated with Mrs Hohmann earlier this week.  We showed our grown ups how to sign “Happy Easter”.  We kept the dressing up clothes, symbols, cross and Easter garden for the rest of the week.  The children showed their interest by continuing to play out the story.  Today, we took part in the whole school assembly about the Easter Story and later, to our surprise, the Easter bunny came to our nursery and left us so many little, Easter eggs in the nursery garden.  It was great fun finding them.  Happy Easter, everyone!

Hot Seating

During Literacy this half term, Year 6 have been reading Skellig by David Almond. We have used the book for lots of activities looking at reading, writing and also drama techniques. We have written character and setting descriptions, looked at the ways that the author creates images in the readers’ minds and how Almond uses…Continue Reading

Periscopes

Our current Year 6 Science topic is Light and Sight. In Week 1 we found out how light travels in straight lines from light sources to our eyes and made a short video clip to help explain this to other children. We then looked at how mirrors reflect light and how they help us to…Continue Reading

The Big Spring Sing at the Sage

Last Monday Corpus Christi choir took part in the Big Spring Sing at the sage . Over 600 children in total took part in the day. We sang songs in Cantonese, Zulu, South African Spanish and of course English including Geordie! We had a great time singing and Emily Clark from Year 3 won the…Continue Reading

Nursery – Traditional Tales

This has been such a busy term. We have had fun in our role play area, which has been set up as “The Three Bears’ Cottage”. We have really enjoyed listening to and playing all sorts of traditional tales. The children have loved them. The repetition of familiar phrases really helps with language development. There…Continue Reading

Chinese New Year!

We have been learning about celebrations, preparing the children for how we celebrate Mass.  We learned about how Chinese people celebrate new year, including the story of the animal race.  We made lanterns and tried Chinese writing.  We cleaned and decorated our home corner and tasted noodles and prawn crackers, using Chinese crockery and chopsticks. …Continue Reading

Reception Class visit Whitehouse Farm!

On Tuesday 20th March we travelled by coach to Morpeth to visit Whitehouse Farm.  We have been learning all about the different types of animals – pets, wild and farm animals. What a fantastic day we had!  We got to hold rabbits, rats, lizards and even a millipede which had not 100 but 400 legs!!…Continue Reading

Problem Solving with ratios

Whilst some of our class were at St Thomas More, the rest of us conducted an investigation of a ratio problem. Using counters and cubes, the children tried to make different representations of ratios and wrote statements about different patterns. Using visual aids really helped children to understand the concept of ratio and this will…Continue Reading

Jarrow Hall

During our exciting trip to Jarrow Hall we explored the life of an Anglo-Saxon farmer. As we walked around the farm, we discussed the crops that Anglo-Saxons grew as well as the animals that they reared and what their uses were. We explored a replica Anglo-Saxon village, enjoying exploring the Chief’s house. We looked at…Continue Reading

St Thomas More Challenge Morning

Some of our Year 6 children were invited to St Thomas More to take part in a Literacy and Maths challenge morning. We took along our knitted angel for its first adventure. The knitted angel will visit lots of different places as part of the #angel20 celebrations – can you believe the Angel of the…Continue Reading