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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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Year 5 – The Lost Words

Beautiful Y5 work based on The Lost Words. Black out poetry where we chose words from the introduction to make a poem, then acrostics with metaphors. And of course… we are working on beautiful presentation because Mrs Parlett is a presentation pest!

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Year 1 – Art

Year 1 practised using dots, dashes and lines today then we used our skills to draw the still life we had made out of some fruit on our tables.

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Year 3 Art

This term we will be learning how to use different techniques  and media when drawing. To start our topic, we began talking about primary colours and how together, these make the secondary colours. Once we mixed primary colours to make secondary colours, we mixed the colours again to make tertiary colours. We made some very colourful colour wheels.  

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Year 3 Violins

On Friday we had our first violin lesson. We had a lot of fun and can already point to parts of the violin and make play the g chord. I’m sure we will have some budding violinists.  

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Year 3 Geography

This term our topic is, ‘Is the UK the same everywhere?’ Today we used our map reading skills to locate mountains and rivers in the UK. We found them using an  atlas, then plotted them onto our own UK maps.          

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Football Update

Football update. There have been lots of matches over the last week. The 5 a side team came third out of ten in a tournament and made it through to the next round. The A team were in action against New Seaham Academy on Wednesday. They played brilliantly as usual. They won the game 2-1 with goals coming from William …

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Year 2 – Recycle with Michael

Year 2 have been learning all about recycling and why it is important to recycle. We watched a short video all about ‘The Salvation Army’ and talked about ‘Recycle with Michael’’. Lots of the children have brought in their old clothes and shoes to donate to The Salvation Army as part of the Recycle with Michael scheme. They enjoyed a …

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Year 2 – Roald Dahl

Year 2 enjoyed celebrating Roald Dahl’s birthday. We looked fantastic dressed as our favourite Roald Dahl characters. We learnt all about capacity and enjoyed measuring out our own marvellous medicines just like George. We also enjoyed comparing the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood to Roald Dahl’s version, Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf from his revolting rhymes.

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Fun Friday Maths!

Year 5 have enjoyed their Fun Friday Maths today – using number lines to delve deeper into rounding and solving a tricky puzzle with some pentominoes.  They showed great resilience.

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Year 1 – Art

Year 1 are going to be looking at some still life in art this half term with Mrs Parlett. They began by looking at the work of Paul Cezanne and using chalk pastels to sketch fruit and look at how different colours blend together.

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Year 5 – Heritage Walk

Year 5 enjoyed their heritage walk on Friday, learning about some of the buildings we can still find from the past and how and why the Londonderry family developed the harbour and coal mines.

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