First Aid

Today Caroline from tumbles and grumbles visited our class to give us some first aid training. Before we thought about practising some life saving first aid we had to think about what we would do in an emergency situation and remind ourselves the importance of making sure the situation is safe for ourselves before offering help. To do this Caroline gave us some cards with some of the key vocabulary on and in groups we ordered the cards to help us organise our ideas about what to do in an emergency. First stop and assess any dangers to make sure it is safe, then check the patient for a response deciding if they are conscious or unconscious. Then we need to check their airway is clear and open it up if needed. We do this by tilting the head back and lifting the chin this will ensure the tongue is not blocking the airway. Once the airway is opened we need to check for breathing we can do this by watching the chest rise and fall and feeling and listening for breath. If they were breathing we would put them into a safe position, the recovery position. We practised this on each other ensuring we followed the DR. ABC technique. Danger, Response, airway, breathing and circulation. We then thought about what we would need to do if the patient was not breathing. We would have to perform CPR, cardio, pulmonary, resuscitation or chest, press, repeat. Caroline showed us using a dummy where on the chest our hands needed to be, how to link our hands and at what speed we should be doing the chest compressions. We needed to do thirty chest compressions followed by two breaths, making sure we held the patients nose and tilted the head back before breathing. We then repeated this and would do so until he patient regained consciousness or the ambulance service arrived and took over. We then each practised our technique, we were amazed at how hard you actually have to press to make an impact and also found it difficult to go at the correct speed. Overall Mrs Mason and Caroline were impressed with our CPR skills and we feel much more confident if we are ever in an emergency situation.




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Joe Wicks

On Friday we took part in the nationwide Joe Wicks the body coach live workout session for children in need. We joined thousands of schools up and down the country to take part in a warm up and a work out session spending fifteen minutes getting our heart rates up. We really worked up a…Continue Reading

Author Visit

On Monday, as part of the Gateshead Children’s book festival, we were lucky enough to have a published author called Chris Callaghan come into school and share with us his first novel, The great Chocoplot. When Chris read the first line of his novel “In six days there will be no more chocolate in the…Continue Reading

Open House

On Friday we visited a local shop in Low Fell called Open House which is a fantastic locally owned shop which sells a variety of ethically sourced and eco-friendly products. We spent some time looking around the shop at the products and the owner of the shop Richard spent lots of time talking to us…Continue Reading


As our topic for this term came to a close we took some time to reflect on the big question ‘What is commitment and is it important’. We planned a liturgy together, first in groups and then combined our ideas as a class to celebrate the theme of commitment and love and service to God…Continue Reading

Lego Engineering

Amy from Northumbria University came to do some STEM teaching with us, using Lego Education. We started thinking about what Science was and focused on Engineering. We were tasked with building Milo a lego robot following instructions given to us by a lego education app. We had the added pressure of time! It was a…Continue Reading

Fit4kids Workshop

On Tuesday morning Year 5 took part in a fit4kids workshop where we started by looking at the different food groups including fruit and vegetables, complex carbohydrates, dairy, fats and protein. We looked at what we should eat to keep us healthy but also fuller for longer. We investigated nutritional labels in particular how many…Continue Reading

Book Creator

On Monday Jason from Gem Company came to Corpus to introduce us to a new app called Book Creator. We thought it would be a good idea to create a book about our last humanities topic North America as we already have a bank of knowledge on this area. We started by adding a title…Continue Reading

Campus Explorers

This morning we were lucky enough to have two Newcastle University students come into school and talk to us about university life and in particular about Newcastle University Campus. We started by thinking what university was and why people would want to go to university. We thought that people would go to study, get a…Continue Reading