Author Archives: Miss R McTernan

Year 6 Primary Engineering Project

Year 6 Primary Engineering Project

Year 6 welcomed engineers from Grundfos Engineering Company to talk to them about the products they help to design and make within their company- water solutions for all around our world. In groups, the children enjoyed making with own water pump system.

The pupils then designed their own invention which aimed to find a solution to a problem in our world. The ideas the pupils came up with were ingenious to day the least- take a look at the photos of their designs.

Year 6 Science

Year 6 Science

Year 6 have been learning all about light in their recent Science topic. They carried out a range of investigations into reflection, refraction and shadows. Take a look at these photos for some Science in action. Continue Reading

Year 6 World War II Project

Year 6 World War II Project

Over the course of five days, Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to take part in a project (funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund) all about World War II. Led by local historians Peter and Neil, the children learnt all about what life was like for people living in Heaton during the war. The project… Continue Reading

Team Challenge Adventures

Team Challenge Adventures

This week, Year 6 took part in a Team Challenge Adventure Day. The day consisted of a variety of outdoor and adventurous activities which were aimed at developing teamwork and resilience in our children. Split into groups of six, the children had to work together to solve problems and complete challenges, as well as putting… Continue Reading

Art and Design in Year 6

Art and Design in Year 6

Year 6 have been experimenting with different ways of using textiles to create different effects. They used fabric, fabric paints, buttons, sequins, wool, needles, thread etc. to recreate scenes from well-known stories or a scene of their choice. Take a look at our work-in-progress photographs. Continue Reading

Year 6 Mental Health Awareness Week

Year 6 Mental Health Awareness Week

Year 6 have enjoyed a week of fun and educational activities both inside and out of the classroom, as part of Mental health Awareness Week. All activities were based around the theme of this week: ‘Nature’ and included making observational drawings of nature in the style of Geoff Slater, a class walk through Jesmond Dene… Continue Reading

Practical Maths in Y6

Practical Maths in Y6

As part of their Geometry topic, Year 6 pupils enjoyed a practical Maths lesson in which they investigated angles on a straight line and angles around a point. Using a protractor, they were able to successfully measure the angles, calculate the size of missing angles as well as determine some fun Geometry facts! Lucy described… Continue Reading

Lenten Activities at St Teresa’s

Lenten Activities at St Teresa’s

Pupils in all our classes have been journeying together during Lent, towards Holy Week and Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday. We began our journey by making a Lenten promise to God, and during Lent we have tried hard to do three things: to pray, to fast (give up something small) and to give to charity… Continue Reading