Category Archives: Achievements

The Keilty Challenge…Year 6…24th January

The Keilty Challenge…Year 6…24th January

The Keilty Challenge has been a feature of Y6 from time immemorial.  Points are awarded for many praiseworthy actions: kindness, brilliance, achievement, progress, exceptional intelligence, clever vocabulary etc.  The class aim to earn – between them – over 32 points in a week.  When this target was first met (a difficult enough feat) the agreed prize was a lesson in the school forest.  A second successful week (even more unusual) earned an extra lesson in the computing suite.  The third time 32 points was exceeded (rarer than hens’ teeth) the children watched a movie of their choice (it certainly wouldn’t’ve been mine).  Unbelievably, the Keilty Challenge was won for a fourth time (an event unprecedented in living memory) and the prize was a pyjama day.  Imagine the disappointment of the pyjama-clad Y6s when lessons proceeded as normal, though many pupils were convinced that wearing pyjamas for school served to aid workrate, concentration and attainment.

Meet Our School Council Members 2019-2020

Meet Our School Council Members 2019-2020

Hello everyone!  We are your new School Councillors for 2019-2020.  Thank you for your votes!   We are all committed Ambassadors of Mindfulness and are looking forward to helping you to make our great school even greater!  We are all ready to collect your suggestions on how to improve various aspects of school life and will…Read More

ECO Club Prize

You may remember last year, you all made pledges as families to ‘Wash, Squash and Recycle’ your waste. The wonderful work you have been doing at home has been recognised by our Local Authority. On Monday 8th October, the children were presented with a certificate as we have won £100 to spend on new resources!…Read More

RE in action…Buddy assembly…CAFOD lunch…Y6 7th Oct

RE in action…Buddy assembly…CAFOD lunch…Y6 7th Oct

It was “RE in Action Week” this week in Y6 with two big events.  On Thursday it was the Buddy Assembly where Year 6 pupils formally welcome the new starters in Reception to be a part of our school family.  On Friday it was the annual  CAFOD Harvest Fast Day fund-raising lunch where the soup…Read More

First Lego League

First Lego League

On Tuesday, 10 children from Y5 were lucky enough to attend the First Lego League tournament at The Sage, Gosforth. In Computing Club, the children have been working so hard to prepare for the competition – coding, inventing, problem solving and head scratching!!! They competed against 9 other teams, coming 3rd overall and 2nd in…Read More

22nd Dec…week 15 in Y6

22nd Dec…week 15 in Y6

While the Y3 and Y4 Christmas production focused on the religious aspects of the Yuletide season, Upper Key Stage 2 pupils took a more secular look at a well-loved Christmas tradition: the pantomime.  The last week of term saw three public performances of the Y5 & Y6 Christmas production: “Cinderella and the Seven Dwarves, Hansel…Read More

Our Fabulous Mini Police!

Our Fabulous Mini Police!

On Friday 6th October, our Mini Police representatives attended a very important event at the Metro Centre. We were invited to support the annual cybercrime prevention awareness stalls organised by Northumbria Police – #CyberSquad. The event helps to raise awareness to shoppers about the very important issues of online and cyber safety. The Digital Policing Team…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

Climate Change Logo Competition

Climate Change Logo Competition

Over the last few weeks we have been running a logo competition as part of our Erasmus plus project, ‘There is no Planet B: Stop climate change’. We were overwhelmed by the amount of entries we received from across the school and would like to thank everyone who took part. They were all fantastic! Unfortunately…Read More