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High Five Netball Success

High Five Netball Success

A squad of six girls and three boys from year 6 represented St Teresa’s in the Newcastle Schools’ High Five Netball competition. High Five is a version of netball for younger players, and includes both boys and girls.

Having only just started playing in a school club at the beginning of this year, all players were fantastic, honing their skills learnt in club to perform some excellent match play. The competition began with a group stage with St Teresa’s winning all three games (and not conceding a single goal). We beat: St Cuthbert’s, Wallbottle 1-0, Walkergate Primary School 3-0 and Sacred Heart, Fenham 6-0.

The team progressed to the semi-final where they met another Sacred Heart team, unfortunately losing 3-1. The final game was against Beech Hill Primary School where the team were very unlucky, losing the game in the final moments with a scoreline of 2-1.

All players in the squad represented the school with passion, resilience and team-work; we are immensely proud of them.

Y6 Forest School

Y6 Forest School

As part of their History unit ‘Conflict through the Ages’, Y6 pupils made weapons (using natural materials) from the Stone Age, Iron Age, Bronze Age, Roman era, Greek era, Anglo-Saxon era and Viking era. Next term, the children will move onto learning about conflict during the Crusades, World War 1 and World War 2. Continue Reading

Maths in Y6

Maths in Y6

Year 6 have been learning all about fractions- finding equivalence; simplifying; adding and subtracting; multiplying and dividing. The children build up their learning in three steps: first of all they use practical resources to answer a question, followed by visual representations and finally they record their word in a written method. Continue Reading

RE in Year 6

RE in Year 6

In RE,Year 6 have been learning about the Jewish religion with a particular focus on Jewish festivals including Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Hanakkuh and Yom Kippur. The children enjoyed sampling some items including the Torah, the Seder Plate, the Kippah and the Menorah. Continue Reading

Conflict through the Ages

Conflict through the Ages

Year 6 are learning about conflict through the ages in their History unit. Starting from the Prehistoric Ages, through the Roman and Greek time periods, to the Anglo-Saxon and Viking periods, the children have been exploring how weaponry, warfare and tactics developed over time. They used their historical enquiry skills to evaluate the advantages and… Continue Reading

Year 6 Trip to Safety Works

Year 6 Trip to Safety Works

Year 6 recently visited Safety Works where they took part in a number of workshops aimed at raising awareness of keeping ourselves and others safe in our local community. The workshops were led by the Fire Service, Police Service, The Blue Cross, RNLI and Tyne and Wear Metro. Take a look at our photographs to… Continue Reading

Year 6 trip to France and Belgium

Year 6 trip to France and Belgium

The children of Year 6 have recently returned from a superb trip to France and Belgium. Staying at ‘La Ferme Beck’ farm in Bailleul, Northern France, the trip included a busy schedule of learning about the French culture, historical visits and lots of fun activities! The first day included visiting Tyne Cot Commonwealth Cemetery, the… Continue Reading