Take a seat

This half term, year 4 has been working on the design topic ‘Take a Seat’. They have been designing chairs and making a model of their design. They have all learned a range of design techniques, such as curling, weaving and fringing and looked at how they can scale down their ideas in a model…Continue Reading

Welcome to Year 4!

I am so pleased that we can all be back together at school. The children have settled in very well and I am impressed at how well they have adapted to their new routines. I know this has been unusual and tricky to manage but they’ve shown just how resilient they are by getting on…Continue Reading

Insect Art

This half term, Year 4 has been looking at insects in their Art lessons. They have used their sketchbooks to create pencil drawings, looked at colour and texture and also made papier mache sculptures  of their own insects. They have studied a range of insect art by the artists  Louise Bourgeois and Jennifer Angus and…Continue Reading

STEM Week

STEM Careers Week This week Year 4 have been visited by members of the public who have careers involving, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. We were first visited by Miss Jobes, an Environmental Health officer for Gateshead council. She explained how she began her education here at Corpus Christi, talked about her training and her…Continue Reading

Land use in our local area

In Year 2 we looked at the land use in our local area. We thought about different categories, such as: Public services, Economic activity, Residential, Transport and Open spaces. The children looked at maps of our local area and planned a route so that we could see examples of each land use. We went out…Continue Reading

Portraits

Earlier in the year, our art topic was ‘Portraits’. We started by sketching our self-portrait, trying to space things out correctly on our face using lines. Next, the children designed their self-portraits using a variety of mediums – an interactive paint package, clay and felt.Continue Reading

Chinese New Year

In Year 2 we welcomed the Year of the Rat by listening to the legendary story of the Chinese Zodiac and having a class quiz. We watched video clips of daily life in a Chinese school and compared it to our school day. To end our day of celebrations, The Imperial Restaurant in Low Fell…Continue Reading

Smudging and Shading

In Science, Year 2 have been learning about animals and their habitats. We have studied a wide variety of British and Global habitats including: woodland, urban, desert, ocean and the rainforest. We have researched how a polar bear is suited to the artic. In art, the children explored how to smudge and shade and we…Continue Reading

Number Day in Year 2

We celebrated Number Day by playing lots of maths games. The children enjoyed learning traditional games such as: snakes and ladders, dominoes and 21. We also accessed interactive maths games on the ipads which helped us practice our times tables and division facts. A game that we all enjoyed was ‘Roll a fraction’ as we…Continue Reading