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School News

An archive of our school news posts.

Animals in contrasting places.

This week in Geography, Year 2 were using their knowledge of animal habitats to sort which climate different living things belonged to. The climate in Low Fell or Townsville, Australia?

Hot cross buns!

Year 2 ended the spring term with a hot cross bun treat! We talked about the relevance of the hot cross bun and how the cross symbolises

Celebration assembly

Easter Bonnet Parade

What fun we had during our Easter Bonnet parade. Our creations were so thoughtful and we loved seeing the effort that we’d put into our designs. Year 6 did a great job, too!

Tall and Short

After learning about long and short, we moved on to tall and short. We took our learning outside and measured our classmates, to see who was the tallest, and who was the shortest. We had great fun and we talked about how we all grow at different speeds, and how shorter people have different skills […]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Do you know what the very hungry caterpillar ate in a week? Reception class do, and they can retell the entire story. We worked in teams to order a series of cards – images from the story, days of the week, and food. This was a great way of improving our literacy skills, as well […]

Long and Short

Our challenge today was to organise a set of ribbons from longest, to shortest. We then had 10 seconds to find an object in the classroom that was long, and another that was short. We worked hard to beat the clock!

Collective Worship

Today we heard the story of Elizabeth meeting Mary, and the joy she felt as a result of their encounter. After hearing the word, we each decorated the focal point with an item from the treasure chest.

Life Cycle of a Chick

Now that our chicks have hatched, reception class wrote about the life cycle of a chick. We used our knowledge of oviparous animals, as well as our own observations, to describe the journey from egg to fully grown chicken.

Easter Egg-stravaganza

It was brilliant to see everyone’s brilliant Easter cards and crafts this afternoon. Well done everyone for your hard work. The judges have some very hard decisions to make!

Easter Bonnet Parade

Reception and Year 6 showed off their incredible Easter bonnet creations with a parade in the hall for the rest of the school. Well done everyone!

Year 5: Football Stars

This week, in Year 5 we took part in a final lesson of football. We were challenged to use all of the skills we had previously learnt, before putting them all together to play a friendly match.

Lent Celebration of the Word at the BWCET

A very reflective celebration of the word at the BWCET this afternoon.

Gateshead Dance Festival 2024

Wow what a show! Yesterday the children of St Peter’s dance club and year 2 performed at The Glass House formally known as the sage. After weeks of rehearsals the children were finally ready to perform in front of hundreds of people and they didn’t disappoint. Both dances were sensational and made me feel so […]

Mindfulness Ambassadors: How can we calm our bodies?

In our most recent mindfulness session we spent time thinking about how we can calm our bodies, more specifically, how we can use simple stretches to help us calm down. In this session, we looked at different stretches and talked about how we can use these stretches to time our breathing and centre ourselves. Take […]

Year 5: How are we called to resist temptation like Jesus in the desert?

In our RE lesson today, we listed to the passage from Luke’s gospel where Jesus went into the desert to fast and pray and was tempted by the devil. We spent time reflecting upon the temptation that Jesus would have felt and how he found the strength to resist temptation. We then thought about our […]

Year 5: What is metamorphosis?

This week in our science lesson, we investigated the different stages that occur during metamorphosis. We created an edible version of the life cycle of a frog, looking at how the animal transformed as it grew.

Year 5: Decimals with up to 2 decimal places

In our maths lessons, we have been using manipulative to help us to identify numbers with up to two decimal places. We really enjoyed being able to use our knowledge of place value to help us when identifying the value of different digits within our numbers.

Year One – Science Week

Year One enjoyed investigating shadows during science week. We looked at how shadows are made and how they change position and size depending on where the light source is.

Year 3 and 4 visit Saltwell Park

This afternoon, Year 3 and 4 went on a trip to Saltwell Park as part of our Science week activities. We used an app to help us to identify lots of different trees that are located in our local area.

Year 5: Celebrating Science Week

This week in school, we have celebrated science week. As part of this national celebration, we took part in an online workshop which allowed us to experience the day in the life of a farm vet. Currently in our science topic, we have been learning about living things and their habitats, so this workshop allowed […]

Year 3: Science Workshop

Ad part of our Science Week activities., Year 3 were lucky enough to join in with an online workshop which looked at a day in the life of a farmer. The presenters explained what a farmer does in a day and we even got to see a newborn lamb and a litter of puppies!

Celebration of the Word: Lenten Reflection

This morning the children in KS2 gathered together to reflect on their Lenten journey, taking the time to say sorry to God and ask for his forgiveness. We know that if we say sorry to God and turn back to him, we will always be forgiven. As we continue on our Lenten journey, we know […]

Year 3: Shadows

In Science, we have been learning about light. This week, we focused on shadows and in particular what happens to a shadow when the light moves closer or further away from an object. We conducted an experiment and found that the closer the light is to the object, the bigger the shadow that was created.

Celebrating Ramadan

We welcomed visitors into school who have told us all about Ramadan. These visitors are part of our school family and are celebrating the Holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan has special significance in Islam. During this holy month Muslims are encouraged to fast, give to charity, show kindness to one another and strengthen their relationship […]

Welcome to our Website.

We are delighted to welcome you to our new website. We hope you enjoy finding out about all the wonderful things we do at St Peter’s Catholic Primary School.

Year 3: Scratch Programming

In computing this half-term, Year 3 have been learning how to use Scratch. We have learnt how to move sprites, add in new sprites and change the background on our screen.

Year 3: Indus Valley

In History this half-term, we have been learning about the ancient Indus Valley civilisation. We looked at clues that archaeologists have used as sources to help provide evidence of what life was like in the Indus Valley.

Stewards of Creation: Mental Health

In Stewards of Creation, we are looking at healthy living and what we can do to keep healthy. We focused on our mental health this week, looking at what our hobbies and passions are and how we can use our gifts and talents to make ourselves and others happy.

Year 3: Cricket

This half-term in PE, we are learning all about cricket. We have been practising our throwing and catching skills, particularly with overarm throws to help us develop our cricket skills.

Year 3: How do people give glory to God through the Gloria?

As part of our topic on Listening and Sharing, Year 3 have been learning about the Gloria, where we respond to God’s mercy and forgiveness. We examined the words used in the Gloria and discussed how they remind us of the heavenly message that the shepherds received when Jesus was born.

Stewards of Creation: Wonderful Water

In our Stewards of Creation club, we spent time thinking about water and why we need it to be healthy. Our topic at the moment is healthy living and we are looking at different things we need to consider in order to stay healthy. We wrote or drew a picture of something that we had […]

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Updated | 18th March, 2024 |