Year 6

Sporthall Athletics Winners!

A big congratulations to our Year 5 / 6 athletics who took part and WON the recent sports hall athletics competition at St Thomas More. There were 10 teams and they took part in events like high jump, long jump, javelin, chest pass, speed bounce, 1 lap, 3 laps, hurdles and relays.

Good luck as they go through to the next round at Gateshead Leisure Centre later in the month.

Sportshall Athletics next round

What a wonderful afternoon we had at Gateshead Leisure centre representing our cluster against nine other teams. The children all took part in 3 different events – a field event a track event and a relay.

The competition was tough, but again the children did us proud and we managed to get sixth place. Great work everyone!


As part of their outdoor learning, Year Six have been learning how to make a square lashing. Using string and small sticks they created their first lashings. Watch this space as we will be making something quite Christmassy with them soon!


Heart rate racing

As part of a science experiment, year 6 have been exercising their hearts. By taking resting and exercising heart rates they were able to calculate their average heart rates and understand what was happening with their lungs and heart when they exercised.


Year Six had a fabulous day being evacuated to Beamish.

It was quite a shock being given all the chores to do on home farm ! They made carrot cookies, performed army drill and blacked out windows.

Thankfully this was only a temporary arrangement and they returned back to the 21st century.