Thank you to all who supported PALs Easter Coffee Afternoon. It was a huge success, with a wonderful community atmosphere in the hall. I know you thoroughly enjoyed looking at the Decorated Egg Exhibition and sampling the fantastic cakes which had been entered into our Bake-off competition. There were two categories; Adults and Under 12s. The winner of the Adult category was Rachel Prior, and our Under 12 winner, with a wonderful simnel cake, was Oliver in Year 5, with Imogen in Reception Class runner up with her Easter tray bake.
The winners of this year’s Easter egg decorating competition were: Reception Class: 1. Christopher, 2. Tom, 3. Connie, Year 1: 1. Neve, 2. Gabby, 3. Esme, Year 2: 1. Leigha, 2. Kai, 3. Mia, Year 3: 1. Emily, 2. Oliver, 3. Elizabeth, Year 4: 1. Freya, 2. Callum, 3. Ryan, Year 5: 1. Rosie, 2. Daniel, 3. Ruby, Year 6: 1. Amy, 2. Harry, 3. Aoife
Years 3 and 4 put on an outstanding performance on Wednesday morning (10th April), in which they retold the story of the last week of Jesus’ life. The story was told by the children through music, singing and drama. The performance was powerful and moving, and reminded us of the true meaning of Easter. Well done and thank you for starting our Easter season in such a special way.
Photographs on Class pages
A huge well done to the Year 5/6 footballers who achieved second place in the Chester-le-Street District school football league. The team was made up of Josiah (captain), Alexander, Harry, Oliver and Oscar from Year 6, and Nathan S, Seth A and Robert from Year 5. It was a tough evening of football against four very good teams, but two out of four wins was just enough to clinch the second place trophies. The season began all the way back in September with 22 teams. Throughout the season, the boys have shown commitment, team spirit and sportsmanship; their trophies are very well deserved. Well done, boys. You have made us all very proud.
And a big thank you to parents for supporting our school throughout the season.
The final scores were as follows:
St. Cuthbert’s 0 1 Lumley
St. Cuthbert’s 0 2 St. Margaret’s
St. Cuthbert’s 2 1 Cestria (Oliver scoring both goals for St. Cuthbert’s)
St. Cuthbert’s 3 0 Belmont (Harry scoring two, Oscar scoring one)
Mini Vinnies, Isobel and Lola, travelled to St Mary’ Cathedral, Newcastle, with Mrs Swales and Mrs Loughlin on Tuesday, to be our school representatives at a special celebration to welcome our new bishop, Robert Byrne, to the Diocese. Each of the 156 schools in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle were represented and we all enjoyed a wonderful service of readings and hymns. Afterwards, Isobel and Lola had their photograph taken with Bishop Robert. We look forward to welcoming Bishop Robert to our school soon.
What a fantastic day we had celebrating World Book Day. There was a wide variety of amazing outfits throughout school, we had families coming and going all day to take part in our ‘Stay and Read’ sessions in our library and we had a Poetry Recital Competition for all classes. Well done to all who took part.
Have a look at Class pages for more photographs and blurb about what went on in each class.
Maisie H Year 6 won our Rights Respecting School Logo competition with this brilliant design which includes our school logo, the world and a cross – well done Maisie. We had over 30 entries to the competition and the finalists are currently on our RRSA display board in the corridor.
Well done to Emily C Year 1 and Maggie H Year 3 who were runners up.
Thank you to our Rights Respecting Steering Group who helped choose the finalists.
Thank you to everyone who visited our World War I Exhibition this week. We hope you enjoyed our thought-provoking work. One visitor commented ‘A wonderful display. A variety of war themes… from Reception to Year 6. Well done.’
We are very proud of our work and hope it demonstrates our thanks and respect for all who died.
We were thrilled to welcome the Durham University Chamber Choir to school yesterday,(6th Feb) as they performed, especially for us, an excerpt from the World Premiere of ‘The Life of St Cuthbert’, which is to be performed in Durham Cathedral tomorrow night (Friday 8th February).
Through music and song, we heard about Cuthbert, Aidan, Bede and Wilfred and their life in Northumberland and especially on Lindisfarne. It was a really wonderful experience for us all and we felt very privileged to be chosen to be the audience for this special performance.
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On Tuesday 29th January, Year 6 commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day with an assembly for Year 5 and parents.
Have a look at the Class page for a full report.