The God who Speaks – More than Dance

Last week we had Kevin Danielle and Emily from More than Dance come to school to help us launch our entry into the Year of the Word which began on Sunday 1st December which is  the first day of the new Liturgical year. We will be looking for ways to share, live and celebrate ‘The God who Speaks’.

Every class learnt a different liturgical dance and we celebrated them in a whole school liturgy at the end of the two days.

“Your word is a lamp for my steps and a light for my path”

(Psalm 119:105)

Mrs Wright

 

 

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

International Children’s Day

Some of our school parliament went to the Baltic on 20th  November to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Children’s charter with other schools from the Gateshead area. They spent the day meeting people from various organisations who work to support children to receive the rights that they are entitled to. There were thought provoking…Continue Reading

Year 4 Lifesavers

Year 4 has had an exciting week already so far, focussing on life saving skills. Some of the children were asked by their swimming teachers to wear pyjamas for this week’s lesson. This was in order for them to learn the practicalities of water safety if ever they found themselves in a dangerous situation. Later…Continue Reading

Year 6 Visit to Safety Works

We recently enjoyed a visit to SafetyWorks in Newcastle upon Tyne. We learnt about: Fire prevention in the home What to do it there is a fire at home How to put an unresponsive person in the recovery position Peer pressure Consequences of breaking the law when aged 10+ How to keep safe when using the Metro…Continue Reading