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Shoebox Trenches

Year 6 have started to make their shoebox trenches. They have spent some time exploring what trenches looked like and what they needed in order to function and they embarked on the mission to create their own trenches which would be fit for purpose for a soldier fighting in WW1. They began by designing their trench, deciding on suitable materials, …

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Christmas Jumper Day

Our Rights Respecting Ambassadors are proud to announce that we raised £164 for Save The Children by holding our own christmas jumper day. Thank you for everyone who joined us and made a donation.  

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Reception Class Nativity Play

Our Reception Class have worked so hard to learn all of the songs and words so they could perform their Nativity Play for the school and their grown ups. They wriggled and danced with lots of enthusiasm. They sang and spoke so confidently and clearly.It was obvious they were enjoying themselves and they made their audiences smile. I think they …

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Year 5 – Seasonality

Year 5 have been exploring seasonality by learning to make vegetable soup. Well done to all our children for their amazing attitude to veggies and trying new tastes and textures.  

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Y4 prepare for Christmas

Y4 have been getting the classroom ready for Christmas this week. We have put our Advent Wreath on display, decorated our Christmas tree, set up the crib and arranged some Christmas books for all to share. We are also taking turns to open a door on our Advent calendar and read out a prayer or suggestion of something we can …

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Key Steps Competition

Our gymnastics squad today took part in the Key Steps team competition. A huge congratulations to all of the children. They have made such brilliant progress in the quality of their performances this term but they also worked well as a team and their conduct and sportsmanship were exceptional! Very well done to our youngest team of Y1 and 2 …

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Children’s science day

Children from year 6 were invited to the annual children’s science day to develop their scientific thinking and enquiry skills. Their contribution was about how plants and animals have evolved over time and have had to adapt to their environment in order to survive. They explored a variety of other scientific tasks, developing their questioning at each station. To end …

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Christmas science workshop

Year 6 enjoyed getting into the christmas spirit with a scientific christmas workshop. First the children were tasked with making toothpaste for reindeers, they really enjoyed seeing the chemical reaction. Then they used their prior knowledge of changing state to make their own vanilla scented bauble bath-bombs.  

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Eco-Schools Award: National Energy Topic Winners!

National Energy Topic Award Winners: St Cuthbert’s RCVA Primary School “The children have pledged to continue their mission.” Having recently joined the Eco-Schools family, St Cuthbert’s discovered (through their Environmental Review) that their school’s energy use and energy bills were increasing. This had to be one of the first issues their Eco-Committee decided to tackle! After discussing how to raise …

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Year 3 Educational Visit

On Tuesday, Year 3 went on an educational visit to the Synagogue and the Laing Art Gallery. We have recently been learning about Judaism as part of our RE topic and Mrs Vandervelde was so impressed with how much we had already learned. The children had a lovely morning working with Mrs Vandervelde and her friend Kim. They were able …

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Purple Mash Touch Type

This half term, Year 3 are learning how to type with speed and efficiency. They will be learning correct typing terminology and will practise improving their typing skills. We will link this to our Stone Age topic where children will write short stories or information texts about the Stone Age.

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A visit from our safeguarding governor

During anti-bullying week the children had a visit from our safeguarding governor, Mrs Lamond, who spoke with children from across the school about the importance of feeling safe in school and questioned if they knew how to do this and who to speak to if they were unsure. The children also discussed with Mrs Lamond how to keep themselves and …

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Anti Bullying Competition

We launched a competition during Anti Bullying Week.  The children had to design a poster to be displayed around school.  The poster had to include the slogan ‘Change Starts With Us’, what to do if they see or experience bullying and an anti bullying message.  The competition was judged by Mrs McGann who is our Anti Bullying Governor. Here are …

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Real life maths

Year 6 have enjoyed applying their new knowledge of percentages to some real life maths, booking the perfect package holiday for customers who want some much needed winter sunshine. They used their knowledge of percentages to decide on a suitable discount for their customers to help them afford a holiday within their budget.  

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The Baptism of baby Mary

Reception Class have been looking at photographs of their own Baptism. Today we took baby Mary to church to get baptised. Father Hastie showed us the special oil and water. He blessed us all with Holy water. l          

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A visit from the Police

During anti-bullying week our local PCSO, Dylan, visited us. When working with Reception class and children in KS1 he informed them about the dangers of strangers and how to keep themselves safe. When he visited classes in KS2 he discussed with the children how to stay safe online, which followed on from their E-safety unit as part of the computing …

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Odd sock day

We wore our odd socks to celebrate being different! Listen to the important message below by Andy and the Odd Socks

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Anti-Bullying Week 2019

The theme for anti-bullying week 2019 was “Change starts with us.” The children explored this theme in more detail in their classes and linked it to their rights. Over the week the children carried out a variety of activities from discussing and acting out scenarios regarding bullying and behaviours to designing posters to raise awareness and exploring friendships through poetry. …

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