Year 1 showed off their impressive gymnastic skills during the KS1 Cheerleading Festival. The children immersed themselves in a variety of engaging activities, showcasing their skills through spirited cheerleading routines. They also delved into the intricacies of mastering cheerleading holds, demonstrating remarkable balance. The event was a celebration of both fun and skill for the children.
Year 1 have had lots of fun this December! Here are a few photos of what we have been up to.
Today, the children from Reception, Year 1, and Year 2 showcased their Nativity play titled ‘Whoops-a-Daisy Angel.’ The children exhibited excellence as they sang, narrated and portrayed the story of The Nativity.
Well done Infants, we are all very proud of you!
Year 1 have been learning about Christingles, a symbolic representation of Christ’s light. The children carefully followed the instructions on how to make them and worked in teams to create them.
With oranges representing the world, red ribbons symbolising the blood of Christ, sweets and dried fruits signifying God’s creations, and a candle as the light of Christ, the children gained a deeper understanding of the religious meaning behind the Christingle tradition.
We then went into the hall and had a small liturgy where we lit the candles on the Christingles and said some special prayers.
Year 1 took part in a wide range of activities at the Key Stage 1 Christmas Multi-skills festival, held at Temple Park. The children looked fantastic dressed in their christmas attier and demonstrated some brilliant balancing, impressive throwing and aiming skills, as well as some speedy sprints all with a festive twist.
Well done Year 1!
The children in Years 1 and 2 recently visited St. Bede’s Church to learn more about the sacrament of baptism, which is an aspect of the Religious Education curriculum.
The children were warmly welcomed by Father Bill, who provided an immersive experience as the children learned about the significance of baptism in the Christian faith, as well as offering insights into the history and meaning behind the sacrament.
The visit not only deepened the children’s understanding of baptism but also fostered a sense of connection and community within St. Bede’s Church.
The children had a fantastic time today when they took part in the ‘Pudsey Bearpees Challenge’ raising money for Children in Need.
Nursery, Year 1, and Year 2 getting active!
Year 1 enjoyed an autumnal day at Gibside, as part of their science topic, ‘Seasonal Change’. They searched for indications of the arrival of autumn and collected leaves, acorns, and conkers to bring back to the classroom. Using the natural materials surrounding them, they engaged in creating autumn crowns, picture frames, and stick creatures.
After lunch we had a lovely walk through the walled garden where we saw pumpkins and apples growing.
Despite the slight chill in the air, Year 1 made the most of their experience and were rewarded with a visit to the play area to celebrate their exceptional efforts throughout the term.
Thank you to all of the parent helpers for making this trip possible.
This week in PSHE, Marie from the Healthy Minds Team, taught us about our worries. She reassured us that everyone worries and taught us how to control how we deal with strong feelings.
Year 1 had a fantastic time at the Marine Park this morning! They started with some den building in the forest area. The children’s creativity knew no bounds as they used sticks and leaves to construct cosy dens for their little characters.
Afterwards, they ventured into the play park and had a fun playing with the equipment on the big field. Their laughter and joy filled the air! And what better way to cool off than with a delicious ice cream? They devoured their treats with delight before hopping on the park train for not one, but two thrilling rides!
Year 1 then enjoyed a lovely lunch in the park with their friends. The children’s impeccable behavior throughout the day made us incredibly proud! Well done Year 1!