Year 5 were thrilled to have the chicks from Year 2 visiting our classroom today. We enjoyed holding them and made an effort to be extra quiet for our little visitors.
Year 5 did a great job of representing our school at the Hoops for Health tournament recently, where they playing in four teams, competing against other Year 5 teams from across the city. A great day was had by all, with one of our teams progressing through to the final which will be held at halftime during a Newcastle Eagles game. Every player worked brilliantly as part of a team and it was great to see our pupils congratulating other teams and celebrating their successes too. We even fitted in a bit of fancy footwork in some dance-offs between games!
In the Catholic Church, October is the month dedicated to the Holy Rosary. We are keen for our children to take part in this important devotion and, as a school, we are taking part in the Rosary Challenge. In Key Stage Two, every class will be praying a decade of the Rosary each day, and learning about one of the Mysteries of the Rosary each time. This will be a wonderful way for our children to develop their experience of different forms of prayer and will be a time of peace and reflection in their busy school day.
In Early Years and Key Stage One, our children will be talking about Our Lady and working on knowing the three key prayers of the Rosary by heart: The Hail Mary, The Lord’s Prayer and The Glory Be.
Should you wish to share in our challenge or access the resources at home, the link below will take you to the Mark 10 Mission website, where you can access the resources that we will be using in school.
Year 5 have been revising angles. To help us work on remembering clockwise and anti-clockwise, as well as degrees in quarter, half and full turns, we took advantage of the sunshine and took our maths learning outdoors.