Year 3 try Stone Age cave painting

The children have really enjoyed our humanities topic about the Stone Age. To finish off our work, we have been learning about how and why Stone Age people decorated their caves with paintings of animals. We will use our wonderful pictures to make our own cave painting display.

Year 3 get green fingers!

Year 3 have been working with a social and therapeutic horticulturalist over a number of sessions to find out how to plant bulbs, sow seeds and take cuttings from plants. The sessions are taking place here in school and also in three local care homes where the children will meet and work with the residents.…Continue Reading

Early days in Nursery

We have had such a busy time in Nursery.  Some children were returning after the summer, looking as if they had grown like sunflowers.  We have also welcomed many new starters who have settled down to enjoy their day.   These first weeks are so important.  The children are getting to know us and the…Continue Reading

People Liturgy

During our RE topic this half term, we have explored what the word family means to us. In our class liturgy, we reflected on the joys and sorrows of family life and thanked God for blessing us with our families. We celebrated being part of the Corpus Christi school family as well as being united…Continue Reading

Newcastle University Workshop

Last Friday, Year 5 were lucky enough to take part in a workshop ran by graduate students from Newcastle University. They took part in activities and talked about going to university – future aspirations. The ladies loved working with our class and told Miss Simblet they were a very enthusiastic group of children! We enjoyed…Continue Reading

Reception Class visit Gateshead Central Library!

When Gateshead Library wrote inviting us to visit, we ‘wrote’ back saying yes please!  Some of us had never been before.  We were lucky enough to get a tour of the library and found out all about how to borrow books.  We especially liked the machines that record borrowing! The Librarian read us a story…Continue Reading

Loving Liturgy

Year 6 celebrated the end of our class RE topic by holding a Liturgy in the hall. In the Liturgy we thanked God for the people who love us, and who we love, unconditionally. In this topic we have looked at the link between unconditional love and forgiveness and debated whether you can have one…Continue Reading


In Science, we have been looking at Living Things this half term. We have learned about classification, specifically the Linnaeun system, and conducted an experiment to find out what conditions cause mould to grow. Safe to say, Year 6 will be washing their hands more thoroughly next half term! We also made play-doh models of…Continue Reading

Saltwell Park

This half term Year 4 have visited Saltwell Park as part of our ‘living things and their habitats’ science topic. Whilst there, we completed a scavenger hunt to find vertebrates and invertebrates. We practised our classifying skills to identify the animals we saw by their characteristics. We enjoyed collecting autumn leaves which we used to…Continue Reading


Last week the children in Year 2 visited the Shipley Art Gallery.  Their topic this half term has been portraits.  At the gallery, the children enjoyed drawing with their non dominant hand, as well as making an abstract portrait out of felt. They listened very well to Fearne whilst she was giving instructions and were determined…Continue Reading