OUR SCHOOL BLOG

Please check our blog page regularly for updated stories about activities, news and events going on at Star of the Sea:

Making Periscopes

May 20, 2024

Year 6

We built periscopes as part of our science topic, 'Light'.

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Good Luck Butterflies

May 17, 2024

Nursery

Nursery released their butterflies today!

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End of SATs fun for Year 6

May 17, 2024

Year 6

Year 6 worked so hard this week during the SATs. We are so proud of them and thought that they deserved an afternoon of fun, with ice lollies and biscuits. Well done Year 6!

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’One finger, one push’

May 16, 2024

Reception

This week’s focus in Maths is all about spatial language and visualisation using Rekenreks to support us.

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Our Year 4 trip to Arbeia Roman fort in South Shields

May 14, 2024

Year 4

We had an amazing trip on Tuesday to find out more about the Romans in our local area!

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Fun in the Sun!

May 10, 2024

Year 2

Year Two have enjoyed fun and games in P.E. this afternoon and cooled ourselves down with some lollies!

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Will our beanstalk be as tall as Jack’s?

May 3, 2024

Nursery

Nursery had great fun planting this week!

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CPR with Year 6

May 3, 2024

Year 6

Year 6 learning how to use CPR with Newcastle United Foundation.

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We have thought like an author!

May 3, 2024

Year 3

We have published our own finding tale narratives.

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Year 6 First Aid - Restart the Heart Workshop

May 2, 2024

Year 6

Year 6 completed the Restart the Heart workshop today. We learnt about CPR and using a defibrillator.

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The Editing Department

May 2, 2024

Year 3

This week, Year 3 have been writing their own finding tales based on the story ‘The Tear Thief’ by Carol Ann Duffy. Today’s task was to edit our stories so we could publish them tomorrow.

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Magnet Attraction

May 2, 2024

Year 3

Magnetic Attraction Science Investigation

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The start of something big…

April 30, 2024

Reception

’The Big Seed Sow’ campaign by the Royal Horticultural Society started this week and Reception were eager to start.

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Victorian Mining Artefacts

April 26, 2024

Year 3

Investigating Victorian mining artefacts.

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Year 6 and Decote Dance

April 26, 2024

Year 6

Year 6 showing off their dances moves today in PE.

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Making Patterns

April 26, 2024

Nursery

Nursery have made some fantastic repeating patterns this week.

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‘Feel good Fridays’

April 26, 2024

Reception

Reception making the most of ‘The great outdoors’!

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Watch out Strictly…Reception have some moves!

April 25, 2024

Reception

Reception are thoroughly enjoying their dance lessons this half term.

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Grace Darling

April 22, 2024

Year 2

History

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Sharing our Love of Reading

April 18, 2024

Reception

Promoting reading for pleasure with our youngest children.

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Look at our Moves!

April 18, 2024

Nursery

Some great dancing and poses!

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Ready and raring to go in Reception!

April 17, 2024

Reception

Well we are back after our Easter break and the children in Reception ‘wowed’ us with their writing!

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Roots and Shoots

April 16, 2024

Year 2

Art

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Year 3 Visit to Beamish Museum

April 16, 2024

Year 3

Year 3 visited Beamish Museum to learn about mining in Victorian times.

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’Learning Together’ at Easter

March 28, 2024

Reception

This is what makes Early Years so special!

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Happy Easter!

March 28, 2024

Nursery

Have a very hoppy Easter everyone!

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The Stations of the Cross

March 28, 2024

Whole School

Every day during Holy Week the whole school came together to reflect on the Stations of the Cross.

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Easter Lamps

March 28, 2024

Year 4

We all made creative Easter lamps by Freya and Francesca.

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Year 6 Shakespeare Week

March 22, 2024

Year 6

Year 6 were learning about Hamlet during Shakespeare Week. They wrote and performed their own wonderful plays.

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Shakespeare Week

March 22, 2024

Year 3

“Who’s there?”

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Measuring in Metres

March 22, 2024

Year 2

Maths

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Measuring in Year 2

March 22, 2024

Year 2

Measuring length in metres on the school yard.

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Super Stewards

March 21, 2024

Reception

A bit of a ‘Spring clean’ for our outdoor classroom. Dishcloths and bubbles a plenty!

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Talk for Writing in Reception

March 21, 2024

Reception

‘How goes the work?’ Reception have been working hard with their talk for writing topic based around the story ‘Farmer Duck’.

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Shakespeare Week

March 21, 2024

Year 2

Re-enacting Hamlet from the point of view of King Claudius.

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Our Easter Gardens

March 19, 2024

Reception

Today, we explored our new RE topic of ‘Growing’.

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Star of the Sea Girls Compete in the Northern Cross

March 19, 2024

Year 5

Star of the Sea Girls Football team compete in the Northern Cross and progress to the next round of the competition.

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5RH Holy Week and Stations of the Cross

March 18, 2024

Year 5

5RH have been learning about the Stations of the Cross and the sacrifice of Jesus.

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Our Reception weekly newsletter…

March 15, 2024

Reception

What an exciting week in Reception! Read on to find out what we have been learning this week…

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Year 6 Team Challenge Day

March 15, 2024

Year 6

Year 6 having a fantastic time completing a variety of team challenge activities.

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Science Week – Biscuit Dunking Experiment

March 15, 2024

Year 1

We carried out a biscuit dunking experiment.

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Year 6 Team Challenge Day

March 14, 2024

Year 6

Year 6 had a fantastic day participating in the Jungle Survival Team Challenge Day. We worked well in groups and completed different activities and obstacle courses. We also learnt about the ancient Maya civilisation.

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Science Week - The Big Biscuit Dunk

March 14, 2024

Year 3

Mrs DiMambro LOVES a custard cream, but are they the best sandwich biscuit to dunk? Is a sandwich biscuit a better dunker than a non-sandwich biscuit? Does the number of layers make a difference to how quickly a biscuit is dunked to destruction?

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A Dunking Discovery!

March 13, 2024

Year 6

A digestive, a chocolate chip cookie, a hobnob and a rich tea all race to find the dunking champion to save Mrs DiMambro from soggy biscuits!

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Biscuit Dunking Experiment

March 13, 2024

Year 2

For national science week we investigated which biscuit is best for dunking.

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Celebrating ‘British Science Week’ in Style

March 12, 2024

Reception

Three…Two…One…Dunk! Well what can we say…Reception’s task was a ‘slam dunk’ as to what happens to biscuits when they get wet! Mrs DiMambro, you will be thrilled with our results for your perfect biscuit to go with your cup of coffee!

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Wheels and Axles

March 12, 2024

Year 2

Design and Technology

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Science Week

March 11, 2024

Nursery

A fun week experimenting!

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World Book Day

March 8, 2024

Nursery

All cosy for world book day.

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Year 6 and Reception – Reading together and World Book Day

March 8, 2024

Year 6

Year 6 and Reception having a story afternoon.

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Another busy week in Year 4

March 8, 2024

Year 4

Tales of fear, tennis and World Book Day make for a busy week.

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And then there were 7…

March 7, 2024

Reception

Fluffy, yellow, soft and very noisy! The chicks are a very welcome addition to our classroom!

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5RH World Book Day 2024

March 7, 2024

Year 5

We have been making ‘Tunnel Books’ to celebrate World Book Day 2024

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Year 6 World Book Day

March 7, 2024

Year 6

Year 6 had a lovely afternoon reading their favourite stories to their buddies.

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World Book Day 2024

March 7, 2024

Year 3

Year 3 World Book Day

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Measuring the Wind Direction

March 6, 2024

Year 2

It’s been so windy recently, we decided to see which direction the wind was blowing in as part of our geography topic on weather.

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Creating Clouds

March 6, 2024

Year 2

Can you say which cloud is which?

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Conversations galore in Reception

March 5, 2024

Reception

We love a good chat…

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Something exciting has arrived in Reception!

March 4, 2024

Reception

We are full of awe and wonder this morning…

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Reception's Wonderful Writing

March 1, 2024

Reception

The start of a new month, new writing books and….‘wow!’

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Finding Out About Smells

March 1, 2024

Nursery

A new fragrance from the laboratory.

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World Day of Prayer

March 1, 2024

Year 3

‘I beg you, bear with one another in love’ Ephesians 4:2

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‘Build for Birds’ DT Day

February 29, 2024

Year 4

Year 4 had a fantastic day designing and making bird houses for ‘Build for Birds’ Lego Group competition!

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Science – Plants

February 28, 2024

Year 2

Plants

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Impressionist Artists

February 26, 2024

Year 5

Year 5 children have been painting in the style of the Impressionist artists.

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Reception’s ‘Recommended Read’

February 26, 2024

Reception

This week it is…

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The Iron Man

February 26, 2024

Year 3

Where has he come from? Nobody knows!

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Eucharist

February 16, 2024

Year 2

Eucharist Art

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Shrove Tuesday pancake race in Reception

February 14, 2024

Reception

Reception celebrated pancake day by having a pancake race.

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The Mummification of the Great Cleopato!

February 13, 2024

Year 3

Year 3 have become Ancient Egyptian embalmers!

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Year 6 Lego DT morning

February 9, 2024

Year 6

Year 6 have had a fantastic morning designing and making a safe space for birds.

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Chinese New Year

February 8, 2024

Nursery

Dancing with a dragon! Can you guess who?

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Year 4 Combat Survival Skills by Ellen and Saoirse

February 2, 2024

Year 4

Year 4 face challenges to release their Major General.

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Year Two Money

February 2, 2024

Year 2

Year Two concluded their unit of work on money by playing shop keepers.

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A delicious afternoon in Reception!

January 31, 2024

Reception

Reception had their chef hats on this afternoon and had fun baking gingerbread people.

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The Ancient Egyptians

January 31, 2024

Year 3

Year 3 were visited by ‘That History Bloke’ and learned all about the Ancient Egyptians

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Y6 Science Experiment

January 30, 2024

Year 6

Y6 experiment to see how long it takes our heart to return to normal after exercise.

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Desert Survival Day

January 30, 2024

Year 3

Who will win a seat on the rescue plane home?

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Freezing and Melting

January 30, 2024

Nursery

What could we use to melt ice?

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Local Church - Community

January 26, 2024

Whole School

In RE this term, the children have been working incredibly hard and learning about the Local Church.

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Holocaust Memorial Day!

January 26, 2024

Year 5

A few of our Year 5 children had the opportunity to represent our school at Star of the Sea by attending this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day.

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The Arctic!

January 18, 2024

Nursery

A chilly week learning about the Arctic!

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Show Racism the Red Card

January 18, 2024

Year 6

Year 6 had a fantastic afternoon with Show Racism the Red Card, we had some good discussions and approached this matter with a mature attitude.

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Keeping Safe Online by Beau Year 4

January 17, 2024

Year 4

Online safety training for the whole school!

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New School Houses

January 12, 2024

Whole School

We have launched our new school ‘houses’.

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North East Landscapes

December 15, 2023

Year 3

Year 3 have been looking at landmarks of the North East skyline. We have sketched images and then used these to make our 2024 calendars.

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Year 5 Advent Installation 2023

December 14, 2023

Year 5

Year 5 created the final part of our advent walk this year with their installation ‘The Nativity’

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Year 6 Science Investigation

December 12, 2023

Year 6

Y6 were building circuits and testing a hypothesis.

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Learning Together at Christmas

December 8, 2023

Reception

Reception enjoyed a wonderful craft afternoon with their grown ups!

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Christmas!

December 8, 2023

Nursery

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the nursery!

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Parliament Afternoon in Year 6

December 6, 2023

Year 6

Gillian Bell, parliamentary education officer, came into school to talk to us about how government works.

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Drama in English

December 6, 2023

Year 5

The children enjoyed some drama in our English lessons this week!

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PE

December 1, 2023

Year 3

Snow didn’t stop our PE lesson.

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Last week in Year 4

November 27, 2023

Year 4

This week we have had lots of fun and laughter and a sad goodbye.

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Goldilocks

November 24, 2023

Nursery

A week of Goldilocks themed activities- ‘who’s been eating my porridge!’

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Coding Club

November 21, 2023

Year 3

Year Three have enjoyed working with expert volunteers from Newcastle Building Society in Coding Club.

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Geography

November 21, 2023

Year 3

Year 3 located different physical and human geographical features of the UK on a map.

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Football Fun

November 17, 2023

Nursery

A football fun day complete with lots of goals!

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Taste Test Challenge

November 17, 2023

Year 3

What am I?

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Year 2 Football Fun Day

November 17, 2023

Year 2

Year 2 enjoy football fun day!

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Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School

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