Year 5 Basketball Champion of Champions

Year 5 Basketball Champion of Champions

We were extremely proud of our Year 5 Basketball Team, who won the Hoops 4 Health, Year 5 Champion of Champions trophy at the Newcastle Eagles game last Friday. After winning against the other Year 5 teams from Newcastle earlier in the year, they went on to play against the winning teams from Gateshead, North and South Tyneside, Gateshead and Northumberland. After a tense final game, which ended in a free throw (similar to a penalty shoot out in football) our team won. They played brilliantly, showing resilience and great teamwork. Well done to all of the players!

Year 5 Assembly

Year 5 Assembly

Year 5 did a great job of sharing the message of this week’s Earth Day with our school community today. We are sure they have inspired us all to take steps in our lives to protect our world and use less plastic. It was interesting to hear how the focus of Earth Day also links to Pope Francis’ message in Laudato Si.

The chicks visit Year 5

The chicks visit Year 5

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.

Hoops for Health

Hoops for Health

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!

October Rosary Challenge

October Rosary Challenge

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.

The Mark 10 Mission – The Rosary Challenge