Northern Dance came in to teach us a liturgical dance about the moment Jesus Christ was born. It was lots of fun! We learnt to dance in canon and each group even had a dance solo! We love Christmas!
Today we had a visit from a local MP. She was just like us and grew up in this area, she even went to Sacred Heart like some of us will. She answered lots of our questions and told us all about her job.
We all morphed into Pudsey Bear today to celebrate and raise awareness for Children in Need.
Today we celebrated Anti-bullying week with Odd Socks Day. It shows us that everyone might be slightly different, but we are all the same and equal. Even though odd socks have different patterns they both do the same job as being a sock!
Today we began our topic about drawing, we made it really fun by trying to draw things in the classroom under different conditions. We had to draw one by looking only at the object not the paper, one where you couldn’t take your pencil off the paper, one drawn with your non-predominant hand and finally one drawn using a viewfinder and only drawing a certain section of your object.
Today we channeled our inner Mary Berry and made some bread. It is safe to say we would of all been given the Paul Hollywood handshake for our golden crispy crust but our soft delicate center. We ate them the next morning for breakfast with Miss Gallagher’s Butter and Jam.
Today we went on first Year5 school trip. We visited lots of different venues in town to learn about the Vikings and the Lindisfarne Gospels. In the Great North Museum, we looked at the different animals that lived on Lindisfarne and how the illustrators of the gospels weaved them into the page designs. We also visited the Laing Art Gallery where we actually got to look at the pages of the Gospels. Amazing!
Every year in our classes we vote for our new student council members, eco council members, science ambassadors and head boy and head girl. See us in action with our school Ballot Box.
Today in science we have been looking at life cycles and the different stages of them for amphibians, birds, mammals and insects. We went out onto the school grounds to see what types of living things we could see and at what stage they were at.
We saw plenty insects, birds and even some mammals. Unfortunately we did not see any amphibians but that may have something to do with the closest water source being the dene. It is a bit far away!
In PE we have been learning the Haka as part of our Dance module. We had real fun practicing this ancient war dance.