Minni Vinnie Toiletries Appeal

Our Minni Vinnie  appeal to raise toiletries before Christmas was a tremendous success and we were able to help many people this year. Eugene from the SVP in St Joseph’s Church came to school to collect them and told us that those we have helped are pleased to think that someone really cares.





School Choir singing this Christmas

Well done to the school choir who have taken the Christmas message into the community by singing at Sainsburys and the Holy Cross Home this year.


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Early Years and Key Stage 1 Nativities

Congratulations to our children in Early Years and Key stage 1 who entertained us with amazing nativity plays this year. They spoke beautifully, acted beautifully and sang beautifully, reminding us in a very special way of the true meaning of Christmas.  Well done everyone – we’re very proud of you!


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Year 6 Multi-Media Day

Year 6 spent an amazing day at Monkwearmouth College, working with Jane, to create a multi- media presentation. The task was to create a digital Christmas card and what a fast paced, great day it was covering a lot of the computing curriculum!


The children all created their own moving Christmas Card adding images, gifts and a personal message for their families to view on line, which are amazing. They even made themselves look like Santa Claus!






Interfaith Week

The whole school recently had an interfaith week.  Mrs Van Der Velde from the Gosforth Synagogue came to school and led a whole school assembly on the Jewish Harvest.  She then led workshops with each class which included Shabbat, The Torah, Pesach and Yom Kippur.  Year 3 visited the synagogue in Gosforth.






We all dressed up as our favourite Roald Dahl character to launch the Reading Challenge.


These are some of our winning costumes.  Don’t they look ‘Dahlicious’!



In Year 5 we focused on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  We designed our own sweets and described them using figurative language.

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Year 2 had an amazing day on the launch of our ‘Dahlicious’ Reading Challenge. We all dressed as our favourite Roald Dahl characters and did some wonderful work based on Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches.’ We made potions, made wands and decorated witches hats!


Year 6 had a great time dressing up as characters from Roald Dahl books for our ‘Dahlicious’ day, when our Reading Challenge was launched across the school.  Our class enjoyed reading The Twits and writing further chapters for the book.  Can you guess which characters we are?

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Gold Award Winners  – Summer Term

What a great way to end the school year.  Well done everyone!

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Gold Award Winners – Spring Term

Our ‘Gold Award Winners’ have really excelled themselves this term. Very well done everyone!

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Summer Music Concert

What a magical summer evening with wonderful music by our talented children.  Fabulous!

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Spring Music Concert

What a brilliant night was had by all. Parents were entertained by our fabulous, budding musicians with a range of music from Grieg to their own compositions. We’re now eagerly looking forward to our ‘Summer Soiree’ the programme of which is a closely guarded secret!





EYFS Easter Bonnet Parade

Congratulations to all of our children in EYFS who entertained their families so well at the end of term with several songs before taking part in their Easter Parade. Judging the hats was a hugely difficult task and in fact every child was a winner. Well done everyone!

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‘Steppin Out’ Jazz Quintet

‘Steppin Out’ Jazz Quintet entertained the school with a scintillating performance. The visit was the prize won by our school choir for being runners up in the ‘City Sings’ competition this year. The school choir enjoyed performing their winning songs accompanied by the band.

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Interfaith Days

We’ve welcomed two visitors into school to help us learn about other faiths. Mrs Yusef gave an assembly on Islam then led workshops for each year group. Mrs Van der Velde, from the Jewish community, delivered a similar programme on Judaism. Year 3 visited the Synagogue in Newcastle and Year 4 the Hindu Temple in Newcastle.


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World Book Day

World Book day was huge success. The aim was to both provide lots of fun for the children (and staff) and to raise the profile of reading across the school. Everyone dressed up as a favourite book character and showed how creative we can be. The storyteller ‘…’. visited school for the day and told stories to all of our groups.

Scroll down the page to see photographs from across the school.

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City Sings

Well done to our fantastic choir who were runners up in the City Sings competition this year. It was a close call, with the judges going to a second vote! Fantastic everyone, we’re really proud of you all….keep on singing!

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Gold Award Winners – Autumn Term

Our ‘Gold Award Winners’ have really excelled themselves this term. Very well done everyone!

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Choir singing in the local community

Our school choir brought Christmas joy to the community when they entertained the ‘Angelus Club’ at Christmas and sang at the BMW Dealership.

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EYFS and KS1 Nativities

We are very proud of our youngest children in school who performed beautifully in their Nativity plays this year and reminded us of the true meaning of Christmas.

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Congratulations to our ‘Anti-Bullying Team’ who represented us so well at Sunderland’s Anti Bullying Conference. Over the course of the year they will be reviewing the children’s own ‘Anti Bullying Policy’ and working towards an Anti-Bullying Charter mark.

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Harvest Liturgy

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This year all of the food items collected at harvest time were donated to the ‘Open House’ project, based at St. Mary’s in the town centre. This runs every Thursday to provide a hot meal for those who may not get one that day. Mrs Murray came to our special liturgy and gratefully accepted the donated goods on behalf of ‘Open House’. Thank you for your support in thinking of others.

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My World Day

On ‘My World Day’, each class in school looked at a different country. We learned about countries that children in our school came from.

In each class, the children came dressed in the colours of the flag of their country and took part in a range of activities including painting, dancing, food tasting, listening to music and research.

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Reading Challenge

Our reading challenge was launched with an exciting theme this year. We had a Harry Potter theme day and the birds of prey were a huge success and thoroughly enjoyed by all. We all watched in amazement as they swooped around the hall, performing little tricks!

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