Year 5/6 Football

A big well done to the mixed Year 5/6 boys team who played at Lobley Hill on Thursday. The boys played four matches in total. They started against Lobley Hill and recorded a dominant 2-0 victory. Next were Washingwell who were beaten in a 1-0 victory for the boys. Riverside followed who grabbed a 1-1 draw by scoring in the last minute. Dunston Hill was the final encounter and the boys battled well to get a 1-0 victory. This left them undefeated and with 10 out of 12 points on the day. Well done!

Year 5 Maths Challenge

Well done to the four Year 5 children who attended the Newcastle High School for Girls on Wednesday for a Maths Challenge. The children were put into pairs and had a variety of Maths challenges to complete in the morning followed by a Maths investigation around the grounds of the school. The children had a great time and finished in 7th and 9th place of 23 teams altogether. Well done!

World Book Day

The children had a great time in the Year 6 classroom on World Book Day. The Year 6 book was ‘Gangsta Granny’. This book has been adapted into a film so we began by watching a short clip of some acting. We used this as inspiration for our very own role-play. We warmed up first by acting out different ages – baby, toddler, teenager and old person. The children moved about in different ways in order to make it clear which age they were. Following this, the children were given an extract from the book: the moment that Ben discovers his Granny’s emeralds and jewels. The children used the extract and added some of their own dialogue and actions. The children then acted this out and showed it to the rest of the class at the end of the lesson. There were some fantastic performances. Well done!

year 5/6 Girls Football

Well done to the girls football team who took part in the Girls Gateshead U11’s tournament on Thursday. The girls showed tremendous spirit and great sportsmanship in all their games and really enjoyed themselves. Unfortunately they didn’t make it past the group stages but had some good matches.

Year 5/6 Football Team

A big well done to the boys and girls of Year 5 and Year 6 who took part in the Gateshead Regional Qualifiers for the Premier League Schools Tournament 2017. The team did brilliantly in the group stages and won their three matches 3-0, 5-0 and 5-3. This meant the team finished top of the group and saw them progress to the semi-final where they put in another fantastic performance to win 5-1! The final awaited and a game against St Mary and St Thomas Aquinas. It was a very tight game with Sacred Heart hitting the woodwork twice. Unfortunately the opposition did manage to score which made them 1-0 winners. It was an unlucky end to a great day.

It’s Competition Time!

 
At Sacred Heart, we are taking part in a Creative Writing Competition this half term, whereby the winning child will win a Living Eggs Incubator for the school. The children could also win various runner up prizes.
 
If you are interested, we are asking children to submit a piece of creative writing; such as a short story (300 words max) or a poem (70 words max). Entries are to go to Miss Bray by Monday 19th February 2018, with winners announced on Tuesday 20th February 2018.
 
The writing could be on anything you like, although we think Easter, Spring and New Life are all fantastic themes.
 
Get writing!
 
 
 

Snow Day

What a beautiful day! The sun is shining, the ground is pure and white, we could not miss this opportunity to think of some amazing things that we could write to describe our surroundings!

Christmas Party Day

On Wednesday, Year 5 had their Christmas party day. We had a great day doing Christmas activities, competing in an end of 2017 quiz, dancing and singing in the hall at our very own disco and then finishing off with a delicious buffet of food provided by the friends. A great day was had by all. Thanks again to the friends for helping out and Year 6 for joining in the festive fun with us. Merry Christmas everyone!

Mini Vinnies Food Collection

Thank you to all the school community who donated food for our collection this Autumn term. The Mini Vinnies have been collecting all the food and making a note of the items donated from each class. The winning class was Year 3 with 52 items donated who will now receive an extra break in the final week of term. Well done! The Mini Vinnies met Frances on Friday morning who collects food for Stanley Food Bank. We brought all the food over to Church where we helped Frances count and move the food into her car to drop off. This will make a real difference to lots of families this Christmas.

Christmas Celebration Concert

Well, that’s a wrap on our Christmas Celebration Concert 2017. Well done to all the children, who have represented our school so beautifully today, and have worked their socks off over the past few weeks in order to prepare our Advent concert for friends, families and parish alike.

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate Advent with us. Sacred Heart, as a staff, hope that you have enjoyed the event, which some Governors and parents have kindly called our best concert yet. A huge thank you to Miss Cook for all her hard work with the graphics, and congratulations are due to every single child for braving the season’s coughs and sneezes to perform with their hearts and souls.

The children of Y1 performed wonderfully as our Nativity characters and our Y5/6 soloists did an excellent job. What fantastic voices!

Well done everyone. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Miss Bray