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Erasmus + visit to Poland

Last week Miss Metcalfe, Mrs McGrady, Mrs Whitelaw and Mrs Rowan visited our partner school in Poland as part of our Erasmus + project ‘There’s No Planet B: Stop Climate Change’. During their visit they spent lots of time in school, working alongside the teachers from our other partner schools in Italy and Lithuania and…Read More

Erasmus+ visit to Poland

As you will remember from our newsletters in September and November, we are taking part in a new and exciting Erasmus project called ‘There’s no planet B; stop climate change’. This is linked to the work that the children are completing in Science and Geography over the next two years. ECO Club are also working…Read More

Our Easter Fayre

On Wednesday 5th April, ‘ECO Club’ and the ‘Friends of St. Columba’s’ held our annual ‘Easter Fayre.’ The sun was shining and spring was definitely in the air. The ‘Activity Centre’ looked amazing and on offer were beautiful cakes, teas, coffees and a chocolate tombola stall. As always our ‘Decorate an Egg’ competition was extremely…Read More

Year 2’s Police Visit

On Monday afternoon Year 2 were visited by more real life superheroes! PC MAL, PC Gary and CSO Jen came to Year 2 to tell us all about the work that they do as police officers in Wallsend. We found out about uniform, protective equipment and what it was like inside a police cell! We…Read More

‘Forest School Staff Training.’

On Monday evening the staff donned their wellies and outdoor attire to take part in exciting ‘Forest School Training’ with Miss O’Connor. (Level 3 Forest School Leader).   St Columba’s Forest School Aims To provide an opportunity for individuals to develop, to learn and to enjoy themselves. To provide a safe and non-threatening environment in…Read More

Year 2’s visit from the Fire Service

Year 2’s visit from the Fire Service

This week Year 2 welcomed a real life Superhero to our class! Neil from the Fire Service team came into school to teach us all about fire safety. During his chat, we learnt how to stay safe if there is a fire in our home. Together, we learnt the drill that we must complete if…Read More

Phonics Workshop for Reception Parents

Phonics Workshop for Reception Parents

Feeling confused by phonics? Not sure if the way your child is pronouncing their sounds or blending their words is correct? Or just wishing that you knew a little bit more so that you can really make a difference with reading at home? On Tuesday 21st March 2017 at 6.00pm, we will be holding a phonics…Read More

ECO Club Recycling Project

ECO Club have signed up to a new ‘Terracycle’ recycling project.  We would like the whole school to consider supporting our environmental and fundraising initiative by saving our used writing instruments for recycling (none of which can be recycled locally). Everyone’s support at both home and at school will help us to minimise the amount…Read More

Space Topic in Nursery

It has been a very busy half term in Nursery. The children have enjoyed our SPACE topic immensely.   We listened to the wonderful story ‘Whatever Next’ and then flew to the moon ourselves! It is amazing how far you can travel in a cardboard box! The role play area was turned into a ‘Space…Read More

Year 2’s dinosaur adventure

Year 2’s dinosaur adventure

Year 2 were left stunned this week after experiencing some unusual events. We came into school on Wednesday morning to find that on Tuesday evening, dinosaurs had invaded. We were shocked as we had been learning that dinosaurs were extinct! After some serious thought we decided to investigate, not before checking that the teachers involved…Read More