Home School Blog
1st April 2020
School from home has been much different than school. Waking up and getting dressed into normal clothes and not having a mad rush getting our uniforms on and getting out of the house. Although it feels different it is calm and silent in the house. Normally I do 1 hour 30 minutes of English in the morning and a Math's test. For exercise me and my sister go on the trampoline and sometimes I run around with the ball. We go on a daily walk around the block with the dog for some fresh air. This has been a different experience from normal life and I hope school reopens soon.
Home school has been a different experience from normal life. So far I have been doing lots of English, Math's and comprehension. My mam has found me lots of interesting things that people have shared on Facebook including a daily Math's lesson, an Art lesson and some video learning from a WW bunker in Liverpool. I have also been out for a walk aroound the local area and have passed a couple of friends doing the same thing. It has taken me a while to get used to this new life and I hope it will end soon.
School at home is different and I miss my friends. I'm doing lots of work and hands on activities. I go on my trampoline and on a walk once a day. I miss my school day.
School at home has been a different experience to normal school life but I am still tyying my best with my work. My routine is doing work in the morning and then exercise and fun acivities with my family in the afternoon. For my exercise I roller skate up and down my street but it is not as fun as playing with my friends! Activities I'm doing are board games, arts and crafts and planting sunflower seeds - I hope they grow. One good thing about being at home is spending more time with my pet rabbit. I really miss my teacher, Miss Price so I am praying my school opens again soon.
I am missing my friends and my teacher. I have been doing some homework with the help of my big brother Harley. My Mam and Dad have been giving me lots of fun things to do at home so its not boring. I miss play time with my friends.
It is ok doing school work at home. My Mam has to do work at home too, and she has meetings with her work friends. I am supposed to stay quiet while she talks but today I wanted to say hello to them so I put my face on the screen too! It is very hard work becasue Mrs. Price isn't here with me and its boring without her looking out for me. I miss doing Art and playing out at playtime. I miss my friends, especially Isabelle.
Tuesday 10th March 2020
In Year 4 the children have been taking swimming lessons every Friday. The children have been excellent and recent comments included 'everyone is really enjoying it'.
Today some of the children in Year 5 and 6 are having football training in the school. They all enjoy football and are preparing to take part in the Coin league match against East Boldon and Forest View. The matches are happening on Thursday and the team are positive about winning.
Next Wednesday Year 6 are going to Dukeshouse Wood for a three day residential. During the visit they will have the excitement of taking part lots of activities like zip wiring, obstacle courses, and orienteering. Emily says 'I can't wait becaue its going to be a really exciting experience!'.
Next week Year six are going on a residential for three days and we can't wait!
This week Year 6 have a football match at Temple Park. They are hoping for a magical start to the season ahead as we aim to win the league. All of our players are excited for the start of the season and are positive about winning the first game.
Today is pancake day which means that tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the season of Lent. As Catholics we try to give up something for 40 days and 40 nights. Are you giving up anything or are you going to try and do something extra to help others?
Next week Year 6 are taking part in Maths in Motion. To prepare for this we had a visitor named Mr Roberts who came in to teach us about angles which is something we will need to use in this project.
Next week Year 6 are visiting The Word as part of their Maths in Motion experience. We have to design a car an race it!
In Year 5 we are learning about healthy and unhealthy foods and how to talk about it in French!
On Tuesday Year 4 have been having a visitor called Mr Bird, who has been teaching us how to play the djembe drums. We have had lots of fun.
School Blog 23.1.2020
On Tuesday Year 4 went to Temple Park for a tennis tournament with the children from St. Wilfred's. We had a great time and learned all about how to play tennis. The older children were really kind and looked after us.
On Monday 27th January Year 5 are going to Newcastle castle for a school trip. We are going to learn a bit more about the plague because the castle was made in the middle ages. We are also going to knight school which I can't wait to do becasue I love fencing and archery.
Year 3 got an unexpected visit from some tropical rainforest animals this week! We got the chance to hold tarantulas, snakes and giant snails. A lot of the children loved it but a couple were apprehensive to hold the animals. We would love to do it again!
Year 6 have been learning about WW2 and we have been making Anderson shelters out of cardboard and other materials from around school. We could bring our own resources into school to test if our shelter would pass the test of time.
Today I was playing with my friends Jay, Caleb, Joe, Robbie Eniola and Robbie. We were playing a great chasing game where Leo and Robbie were the chasers. The aim of the game is for the runners to chase the others into the gym. Running is great exercise.
Year 6 are going on a trip to the Discovery Museum on Friday to learn more about WW2. we can't wait to go because we are really interested in this topic!
Tuesday 7th January 2020
Library learning starts back up on Wednesday 8th January and the children are really looking forward to it! We are starting the term off with the classic The Wizard of Oz' and we hope to do some fun activities based on the book!
We hope you had a great Christmas and Happy 2020. We are looking forward to a great year ahead of us. There is going to be a lot of hard work from now to our SATS in Year 6. We are also looking forward to our residential trip this year.
In the coming weeks some of the children in Year 5 and Year 6 are going to start their football training; they are really looking forward to it.
This term Year 6 have been reading the book 'Holes' and we have all really enjoyed it because it has flash backs to 110 years ago and all the class have been really interested. On table 3 we have made some predictions about what might happen in the book. We are all in suspense and can't wait to see what happens next!
On Monday 9th December Year 4 did an advent wreath service for parents to attend. Every single person enjoyed it. One person said "I really enjoyed your liturgy and I think the children love doing it".
This week Nursery performed their Wriggly Nativity! Year 6 joined the parents and we are sure the grown-ups loved it. During the show Nursery explained the story of the nativity in such a fun way! They all really enjoyed doing this and we wish they could do it over and over again!
Later this week KS2 will perform their Christmas around the world carol service!
KS2 have been practising their nativity, Christmas Around the World. On 10th December we are having our dress rehearsal. All of the children have been trying hard to learn songs from other countries and cultures.
First School Blog Meeting
Today was the first meeting for the school blogging team. We are meeting once a fortnight and we will work hard to create new stories to share with you each time we meet.
On Monday Year 4 had a visitor who taught them about the Normans. He taught us a lot of facts about education and their life styles. At the end of the day we went into the hall with our paper shields and got to march like a Norman soldier. Everybody had loads of fun and this was a great experience.
The Change 4 life team have been using their balance skills in their sessions. On Tuesday 19th November they taught Year 4 and Year 3 pupils how to balance on a big beam. This activity looked fun and the children loved learning.
Last week we held a trial to see if we could have school dinners and packed lunches sitting together because for many years we have had separate tables. We were very excited about it at first but by the end of the week we were used to it and it was very good.
During this term Year 6 and Year 5 have taken part in the Coyne league in which different schools from the North East take part in. So far in the league we have won 8 games and lost one. We got an excellent surprise on Thursday when the South Shields football club came in and talked to us about the season. After that they gave all of the children a ticket to get free entry into the match on 30th November. All of the children were excited.
“We walk in the footsteps of Jesus so that we may have life in all its fullness”