Poetry Competition

Last week some children in year 5 performed a poem with the chance of reaching a poetry competition. The class decided Sarah and Nancy should represent us at St Philip Neri Primary School, along with 5 other schools. On Tuesday we attended the competition and the girls were fabulous. We are all very proud- well done!


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Year 3 visit a mosque

To conclude our Islam topic in R.E., we had a trip to the mosque at Newcastle University. The children could not have been made to feel more welcome and Mahmood, our guide for the afternoon, was really informative and friendly. The children were able to dress in traditional Islamic outfits, learnt about the Five Pillars of…Continue Reading

Youth Primary Festival 2016

Today, Year 6 went to the Emmaus Youth Village at Allensford.  We joined Year 6 children from all over the diocese for a day of music, dance and prayer.  The theme was ‘EMBRACE’ and we reflected on how we live God’s love and show mercy to others.  We took along donations of sleeping bags and…Continue Reading

Visit from Mr Bahta

On Friday 10th June, Mr  Bahta (father of Kudus, Ziyada and Betu) came into school and spoke to our Mini Vinnie group and the steering committee for Rights Respecting. He spoke to us about his experiences of being a refugee and told us some of his story of how he came to be a refugee…Continue Reading

Finding out about Islam

Year 4 went to the Mosque this week to learn about Islam. We were able to look around, watch Muslims attend the noon prayer, dress up in traditional clothing and ask lots of questions! We were told about the 5 pillars of Islam – Faith, Charity, Pilgrimage, Fasting and Prayer. Our guide, Mahmood, explained each…Continue Reading

Puzzle Day!

Year 4 were fortunate to take part in a Maths Puzzle morning on Monday with Year 3. In groups we got to try and figure out different puzzles. This seemed like lots of fun, even if sometimes it was a bit tricky! It helped us to work on our teamwork skills and work with other…Continue Reading

Music Technology in Year 6

This term, Year 6 are taking part in an exciting project with Mr Olatunji from ‘Music Hands.’  Using IPAD’s and ‘Garageband,’ we are learning to create our own music compositions.  Our course will last six weeks. .Continue Reading

Visit from our M.P.

Following on from our workshop at the Houses of Parliament, Ian Mearns (M.P. for Gateshead) came to visit us in school.  He told us about his life as a Member of Parliament and was very impressed with the questions we asked about democracy.Continue Reading

Liturgical Dance Y6

Yesterday, Y6 worked with ‘More Than Dance’.  We reflected on the big changes we are about to make in our lives, as we move to secondary school.  The ‘beatitudes’ act as a guide to life for us.  We enjoyed a variety of prayers, songs and activities to help us to embark on our journey.Continue Reading