Prayer Stations

Year 5 visited the prayer stations in our hall. We visited each station and spent time reflecting during this special time of advent. We spent time focusing, wishing, waiting, prayer, hoping and connecting with the birth of Jesus. By the end of the morning we felt we had changed our focus back to the true meaning of Christmas.

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You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what is right and wrong, and what is best for you.

Advent Fundraising

Thank you so much for all your wonderful generosity this Advent. The school disco and raffle raised an amazing £400. We have sent £200 to Elizabeth House in Gateshead which supports venerable mothers and babies and also £200 to Mission together – our Catholic charity which focuses on children in the developing world.   We…Continue Reading

Take A Seat

On Tuesday Year 4 made the chairs they had designed earlier this term. Some children worked in pairs and showed some excellent team working skills. It was encouraging to see how they problem solved and negotiated throughout the task and their perseverance was brilliant. At the end we had some great chairs in various shapes,sizes…Continue Reading

Cheerleading Festival

On Wednesday 4th December some of the children in our class took part in the GSSP gymnastics, trampolining and cheerleading festival at Gateshead Leisure Centre. We performed an energetic routine to the song Children of the Night. We chose the song as the words really stood out to us, as our generation need to come…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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

Liturgy

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