November, 2019

  • 18 November

    Our November beach visit!

    Today Reception Class went to the beach to work with Playology. The weather was amazing and the sun was shining. We had such a busy day finding treasures, making dens, sand sculptures and rivers. We finished the day toasting marshmallows around our fire pit. Mrs Groark was so proud of our super behaviour.

  • 18 November

    Football Festival

    Well done to Year 5/6 football girls. On Thursday the girls took part in a football festival at East Durham College. It was the first time the girls had played together as a team and although they did not get through to the semi finals, they were a credit to the school.  They came second in their group winning one …

  • 15 November

    A visit from Fr.Hastie

    Year 6 enjoy a visit from Fr.Hastie who came in to help them understand the sacrament of ordination further by sharing his own ordination experience. Luke helped  to demonstrate the laying on of the hands by the Bishop and Ethan was chosen to act out what a Priest goes through in this sacrament, he even modelled what delivering communion would …

  • 12 November

    Odd Socks Day

  • 7 November

    Rock Detectives

    We had a fun start to our new science topic Rocks and Fossils. We had to study rock samples, getting to know the texture, colour and appearance of each sample we observed. We used magnifying glasses to study them carefully, then made observational drawings. We tried to make our drawings as realistic as possible. Using scientific observations and vocabulary, we …

  • 7 November

    Well done Roman!

    A huge well done to Roman in Year 3, who came 1st in a dancing competition. Roman came 1st in singles dance, pairs dance and group dance when he went to a dance competition at Butlins during the half term holidays. He has obviously worked very hard. Congratulations Roman from your St. Cuthbert’s friends.

October, 2019

  • 27 October

    Making Magic Potions

    Reception Class were trying to make their own magic potions. First of all they had to make a magic wand using leaves and sticks. They then made a magic potion using mud. They also made a class potion that started to bubble !!!

  • 27 October

    Fun at the Disco

    Reception Class had great fun at their first Halloween Disco. Their costumes were so good it was hard to recognise them! A big thank you to all the organisers .  

  • 24 October

    Pumpkin Carving

    Year 2 have had a lovely morning carving their pumpkins ready for their spooky writing tomorrow.  

  • 24 October

    Durham Cathedral

    Year 2 had a lovely day at Durham Cathedral and enjoyed finding out why it is a special place in our local area.  

  • 21 October

    Year 3 Nocturnal Animal Projects

    Well done Year 3 for your fantastic Nocturnal Animal projects. They were brilliant and we had a lovely morning sharing learning learning logs and projects. Keep up the good work.

  • 11 October

    Fun with fruit

    This week Terri Gee from Asda came to visit Reception Class. He brought with him lots of different types of fruit  for the children to try.We spoke about how important it is to try and eat 5 types of fruit a day. We had lots of fun.

  • 9 October

    Garden Club have been busy

    The children who take part in Garden Club have been working so hard to get the allotment ready for the Winter. Our latest challenge was to move the bark chippings across the field to the allotment.

  • 8 October

    Year 1 – Writer of the week


  • 7 October

    Halloween Disco

  • 7 October

    Year 2 – Maths is Fun!

    Last week Year 2 enjoyed ‘maths is fun’. We have been recapping what we know about 2d shapes and enjoyed a carousel of shape activities.

  • 3 October

    AED Device in school

    St. Cuthbert’s now have an AED device in school. We were able to purchase the defibrillator using the very generous donations from the local community during our Asda bag pack last term. We would like to thank everyone for their kind donations as this is a valuable resource for our school.

  • 3 October

    Harriet has her hair cut for The Princess Trust.

    Well done Harriet! On Monday, Harriet had an amazing 15 inches of her hair cut off to donate to The Princess Trust. What a kind and thoughtful thing to do. We are very proud of you Harriet. Doesn’t her new hairstyle look amazing?

  • 1 October

    Year 6 visit the National Glass Centre

    Year 6 enjoyed a visit to Sunderland National Glass Centre to explore the history of glass making and to watch a live demonstration. The children were even able to make their own glass tile, which is currently in a giant kiln, ready to be collected later this week. They have been exploring glassware and perspectives in Art and this was …