Engineering Club

Our new Engineering club started this week. Over the course of several weeks, the group of year 5 and 6 children will be creating their own moving vehicle. This week, we practised measuring accurately before using this skill to cut wood to size. This will form the chassis of the vehicle. Next week, we will glue the wood and explore how to support the joints. 

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You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.
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Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

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…Continue Reading

A Christmas Treat for Years 5 & 6!

This week, years 5 and 6 enjoyed a private screening of the Christmas Classic, Home Alone, at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle. We all enjoyed a lot of laughs during the film. Afterwards, we took a short walk to Northumberland Street to see this year’s Fenwick’s Window. Once back at school we had delicious pizza…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


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