Category Archives: PE

Orienteering & Art…Pre-SATs?!…Surely not!…Y6…23rd March

Orienteering & Art…Pre-SATs?!…Surely not!…Y6…23rd March

Everyone in Y6 is working hard in Maths and English as the countdown to this year’s SATs begins.  But, as is the St Columba’s way, we strive to retain a balanced curriculum.  We’ve started a Geography topic on English counties and have done some excellent programming in Computing to make video games using Kodu.  In Art, we’ve finished our R.E. Passover display and even found time to take advantage of the Spring weather this week and do some orienteering in P.E.

 

2018 Week 1 in Y6 …12th Jan

2018 Week 1 in Y6 …12th Jan

Welcome to 2018.  Happy New Year to all our readers!  Phew!  What a busy start to the year!  In Y6, it was straight down to business.  In a Science topic we began last term, we’ve been learning how to live longer.  To finish off this vital module, we’ve looked at the circulation system and in…Read More

Week 11 in Y6…24th November

Week 11 in Y6…24th November

Just back from an exciting week at High Borrans in the beautiful but rain-drenched and wind-swept Lake District.  The children showed a fantastic attitude to coping with the adverse weather conditions and got fully involved with a wide range of adventurous activities: caving, mountaineering, canoeing, orienteering, cliff-scrambling and climbing.  Evening activities included games, crafts and…Read More

Welcome Back Nursery

The children have returned to Nursery full of excitement and enthusiasm! Miss O’Connor is very proud of the new children and how well they have settled in.     We have been learning each other’s names and discussing how God loves us all. The children’s handprints and photos are beautifully displayed on our RE wall.  …Read More

Basketball in Year 2

This week Year 2 were visited by some coaches from the Newcastle Eagles. We learnt all about the importance of healthy eating, drinking plenty of water and staying fit by exercising. After that we went outside to show off our basketball skills. We completed many obstacles, drills and challenges by dribbling, throwing and passing the…Read More

Hoops for Health!

Hoops for Health!

Over the past few weeks, Year 5 have been taking part in Hoops for Health training with members of the Newcastle Eagles Basketball team. On Friday, they took part in a tournament at The Lakeside Centre. There were 23 teams in total from 9 different schools. All of the children played brilliantly and really showed…Read More

Week 3 in Y6 (23rd September)

Week 3 in Y6 (23rd September)

One of my favourite lessons of the year took place this week – science, P.E. and music all combined into one, as pupils took on the role of blood cells carrying molecules of oxygen and carbon-dioxide around the Circulation System, demonstrating why we need to breathe in oxygen, why we need to breathe out carbon-dioxide,…Read More

Y6 Award Winners

Y6 Award Winners

As another busy year came hurtling to the end, we had time to mark the achievements of our wonderful Y6 pupils who have now moved onto the next part of their journey at secondary school. Outstanding contributions were recognised with the presentation of awards in four categories. Well done to Holly and James for their…Read More

Northern Cross Cup Final

Northern Cross Cup Final

The culmination of the girls’ highly successful season ended tonight. The season began with girls winning the Danone Shield, followed by an amazing run of results in the North Tyneside League. Impressively winning seven games on their journey to the semi-finals. In the semi-finals they proceeded to beat Cullercoats Primary School 2-0. The final was…Read More

Y6 week beginning 20th June

Y6 week beginning 20th June

An eventful week began with the visit to Y6 of Mr Tom Joyce who’d been evacuated to the Lake District during World War 2..  He kept us enthralled with his anecdotes and stories and brought our History project to life with his memories of Newcastle in the 1940s. On Wednesday we competed in a basketball…Read More