Author Archives: Miss R. Quinn

Year 6’s first week back!

Year 6’s first week back!

Year 6 have had a busy first week back after half term. We’ve had some tricky maths lessons on the concept of volume, a new class novel called Crater Lake and some Maya challenges to digest!

However, we did take a break from the busy day to enjoy the partial eclipse on Thursday! We used Mr Keilty’s special eclipse glasses to be able to look directly at the eclipse without any danger to our eyes, it was fascinating!

Year 6 and Reception Buddies – Easter Egg Hunt!

Year 6 and Reception Buddies – Easter Egg Hunt!

Although things are a little different this year, Y6 still wanted to share in the traditional Easter egg hunt with their buddies in Reception class. So, each member of Y6 carefully decorated an egg with their buddy’s name on it. They then hid these in the Reception garden before disappearing to watch from afar as…Read More

Newcastle United Foundation Activity Booklet

Newcastle United Foundation Activity Booklet

As may be aware, we work closely with the Newcastle United Foundation. Their fantastic coaches usually deliver physical activity and learning intervention every week across the school. To help and support us all at home, the NUF have sent us an activity booklet which is free for children to use and access. Please click this…Read More

Advent Celebrations

Advent Celebrations

Although we can’t join together in the hall, we have gathered in our classrooms to celebrate the start of Advent. Mrs Garbutt has been reminding us all about the importance of this season; we are waiting and preparing for Christmas. Our Advent wreath is an important symbol of this time and we can see it…Read More

A fantastic start in Year 6!

A fantastic start in Year 6!

Year 6 have returned to school after the half term break….with a bang! Our new topic this half term is ‘Bravery, Courage and Strength’ with a specific focus on World War Two. The children have been hooked by this topic and have been asking a wealth of challenging, inquisitive and engaging questions. In Maths, we…Read More

Year 6 CAFOD lunch 2020

Year 6 CAFOD lunch 2020

Year 6 had a great day on Friday, preparing vegetables and making soup for CAFOD Family Fast Day. This is a long standing Year 6 tradition at St Columba’s. Usually, we invite all the parents and staff to join us in the Year 6 classroom. However, this year, like many other traditions, the celebration looked…Read More

Year 5 Home Learning – 20.7.20

Year 5 Home Learning – 20.7.20

Hi Year 5! How are you all? My goodness, I can’t believe it is the Summer holidays. Today, I took down your ‘Hopes and Wishes’ balloons from the ceiling beams and it made me think about all the fun activities that we would have usually done at the end of term. Although that did make…Read More

Year 5 Home Learning – 13.7.20

Year 5 Home Learning – 13.7.20

Hello Year 5! I hope that you have all had a great week at home. What have you been up to? Mrs Carr says hello! For this week, I have included some revision in Measures (Maths) and Writing features (English). Here are your activities for this week: Year 5 Home Learning Week 6   Maths…Read More

Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to St. Columba’s RC Primary School. We are delighted that you and your child will be joining us in September. Under normal circumstances, we would be writing to invite you to a number of events and meetings across the summer term. However, due to the current guidelines, this is not possible at this present…Read More