Author Archives: Miss R McTernan

Year 6 and Reception Buddies

Year 6 and Reception Buddies

Pupils from Year 6 and Reception enjoyed spending some time with their buddies. They exchanged cards and gifts they had made for each other and enjoyed getting to know each other a bit better, through playing games and chatting to one another.

Our buddy programme is central to the settling in process of our new Reception children and is one that our older, Year 6 pupils take on with great responsibility.

 

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

Year 6 Celebrate International Week

Year 6 Celebrate International Week

Year 6 enjoyed celebrating International Week this week. With a focus on India, they enjoyed learning about its diverse culture and rich traditions. The children made their own reports which showcased its traditions, languages, religions, cuisine and many more interesting facts. Two of our pupils brought in Indian clothing form home to share with the… Continue Reading

Year 6 Evacuation

Year 6 Evacuation

As part of their WWII Homefront topic, Year 6 pupils shared an evacuation experience day in which they (dressed as WWII schoolchildren) took part in a range of fun games and activities to find out what it was really like for children during WWII. The children played indoor and outdoor games that evacuee children would… Continue Reading

Armistice Day

Armistice Day

To mark Armistice Day on 11th November, each class prepared poppies which were added to a display of remembrance, remembering the fallen soldiers from the First World War and all subsequent conflicts. In the afternoon, Year 6 pupils led the school in a virtual liturgy in which the poem ‘For the Fallen’ by Robert Binyon… Continue Reading