Holy Island 2017

Last week the children in Year 6 spent three days on Holy Island. The weather was reasonably kind to us and so we were able to spend nearly all of our time in the beautiful outdoors. Holy Island is a wonderful place steeped in history and incredible beauty. The children hiked and talked and talked and hikes and played and prayed. There was time for fun but also for reflection  as they prepare fore their move to secondary school. It was wonderful to be so close to nature and some of the children had birds eating out of their hands. We saw seals and even dolphins.

A wonderful memory for them all to take away with them as they start the next chapter in their lives.  Good luck and God bless you all.

 

Mrs \Wright.

Oscar Romero Workshop

On Friday 19th May the whole school took part in ‘Oscar Romero Day’. We were visited by John and Katie from RISE Theatre Group who told us lots about Oscar Romero in a fun and interactive way. Year 6 were invited to take part in a workshop where we learnt more about El Salvador, where…Continue Reading

Death & New Life Liturgy

To rejoice in our ‘Death & New Life’ topic in RE, year 6 took celebrated a liturgy which was planned and led by a group of pupils. As usual, all children were reverant and showed understanding of the importance of stillness and quiet during times of reflection and prayer.   Link to Article 14 –…Continue Reading

Judo

We all really enjoyed taking part in a Judo taster session, during which, we practised some of the skills vital to succeeding in the sport: such as balance, agility and speed.  Continue Reading

Barclays Bank

In March Year 6 were visited by some representatives of Barclays Bank. Firstly, we shared our ideas of what we enjoy spending our money on; before suggesting things that our parents have to spend money on. Unsurprisingly there was quite a difference in the results. Next we ranked cards in order of things we need the…Continue Reading

NISSAN

On Friday 27th January, Year 6 and some Year 5 children spent a fabulous day at the Nissan Car Plant in Sunderland. During the day, we took part in a range of activities that required us to be creative and work as part of a team. It was fun getting to know about the various…Continue Reading

Boccia

Year 6 really enjoyed learning a new game called Boccia. It is a Paralympic sport similar to bowls. Participants sit on benches and aim at a common target. It requires a great deal of patience and precision. As far as we know, it is the only sport where one of the rules states that players…Continue Reading

Unity Liturgy

To conclude our RE topic: Unity, a small group of Year 6 children planned and delivered a liturgy. It was spiritually uplifting and really brought our class together in ‘unity’. The group even wrote a prayer for each child to take away and cherish. Link to Article 30 of the UN Convention of the Rights…Continue Reading