Year 6

St. Cuthbert’s Fair

St. Cuthbert’s Fair

During Lent, children were made aware of two charities that we would be supporting as part of our work around social justice.

The children were encouraged to ‘Give It Up’ as part of the CAFOD campaign to support their work overseas in countries effected by poverty. Children listened to the story of Rabiul from Bangladesh and heard how charities like CAFOD help him, his family and community to live better lives. In total over the Lent season children donated just over £195 from their own money having decided to give something they enjoyed up.

On the last day of the spring term we held our first every ‘St. Cuthbert’s Fair’ to raise money for St. Cuthbert’s Care -a North-East charity that helps those closer to home who need help and support. Children listened in assembly to one of the workers who came to tell our children about the important work that the charity did in our area.

On the afternoon of our St. Cuthbert’s Fair, children had donated their old toys and books to raise money for the charity. Children in older classes even worked together to come up with their own ideas for stalls that children enjoyed being part of… a great afternoon for all involved and nearly £155 raised! This money will be donated during the Good Shepherd Mass in May by two of our Mini Vinnies.

 

Heaton art project

Heaton art project

Year six enjoyed their first afternoon painting onto canvas. They sketched their outline and then began to paint in the background colours. Tomorrow we will think about adding detail to the foreground. A huge thank you to our wonderful helper Luke Arend who was a great help to the children, (and Miss Whittaker!) and Luke… Continue Reading

Year 6 World book day

Year 6 World book day

Year 6 enjoyed World book day! Some of the best vocab came from Lucas with ‘incognito’ – can you spot him in the pictures? Mikolaj, whose word was ‘affluent’, Alistair, with ‘circumfrence’ and Corben, (who won the vocabulary slam) whose word was ‘inquisitive’ Thank you for your effort! Continue Reading

Heaton Space Project

Heaton Space Project

Some children from Year 5 and Year 6 took part in a project about their local area with Sean Peacock who is studying for a PhD at Newcastle University. After an initial briefing, they walked around the local area of Heaton and recorded the amount of pollution using specialist technology. The following day, they discussed their findings… Continue Reading

Shine Time Cookery Club

Shine Time Cookery Club

This week the children in cookery club were decorating biscuits. They made their own icing making sure it was not too runny, then they decorated the biscuits with sweets and chocolate. The older children helped the younger children and they even added food colouring to change the colour of the icing. The children decorated extra… Continue Reading

Shine Time Cookery

Shine Time Cookery

The children who chose to join Shine Time Cookery Club had a great time this afternoon making pitta pizzas. The children watched a short video explaining the instructions on how to make the pizza then they worked in small groups to design their own vegetarian pizza. The children first spread tomato puree on pitta bread… Continue Reading

Elmer library project

Elmer library project

We are all working together to transform our library into a wonderful jungle environment. Year six have been researching some plants and animals that might live in the jungle and have been finding out about them! We have been using our sketchbooks to practice drawing these animals and plants in preparation for our project, some… Continue Reading