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City 7s Stoke City visit

Our Year 2 children recently enjoyed a visit from two Stoke City representatives as they came to St Teresa’s to promote their City 7s scheme! The children all received a Stoke City shirt and promotional tickets to the Stoke vs. Southampton football match on 30th September. Lots of our children at St Teresa’s have applied for the tickets to watch the game and are excited for a Stoke win! Thank you Stoke City!

 

 

Girls’ FA Football Festival

Our Year 5/6 girls’ football team visited Northwood Stadium this week for a Girls’ Football Festival which was run by the FA. They took part in lots of workshops and coaching sessions, as well as playing in matches against other girls’ teams. They had a fantastic time and arrived back at school in full spirits and face paints! Well done to Macie who won a signed Manchester City shirt during one of the activities!

 

 

Year 6 Science and Food Technology morning at St. John Fisher Catholic College

Last week, both of our Year 6 classes had a fantastic morning at our local high school. The children learnt about chromatography and solids, liquids and gases in a real scientific laboratory! They also took part in a cookery lesson where they learnt how to mix ingredients, knead and roll dough and cut biscuits. They even had to do the washing up!

Year 6 biology workshop at St Joseph's

On Friday 24th June, both of our Year 6 classes visited St. Joseph's College for a biology workshop. The session was arranged so that it could contribute to the children's current unit of study. Whilst at the college, the children observed a lung dissection and identified the various components of the lungs. They also had an opportunity to make models out of recycled materials that replicated the movement of the diaphragm and the lungs. We really enjoyed our afternoon, and the children left excited and inspired for science lessons in secondary school!

St Teresa’s Catholic Primary fall just short in national schools final at Leicester City

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SO CLOSE: St Teresa's Catholic Primary School fell just short in their bid to be crowned national schools champions following defeat on penalties at Leicester City's King Power Stadium

ST Teresa's Catholic Primary School came agonisingly close to lifting the English Schools Football Association title, only to lose on penalties in the final at Leicester City's King Power Stadium.

The boys held their nerve in the semi-final to earn a place in the final after penalties, but came on the wrong end of a second successive shoot-out as St Clement's Primary School, from Jersey, who proved victorious.

St Teresa's had made it through to the final after winning the county knockout rounds and the resulting regional.

A win, a draw and a defeat from their three group games saw them progress in to the knockout stages, taking on Wigston Academy, from Leicestershire, in the semi-finals.

The two sides played out a 1-1 draw, only for St Teresa's to remain calm in the shoot-out to book their place in the final.

However, after a terrific final, in which they came so close to winning in normal time following a 0-0 draw, they came up just short from 12 yards, losing 4-2 on penalties.

"We have various coaches come in to the school and many of the children also play for teams outside of the school, and they have all done very well.

"It is the first time the school has ever reached something like this and it is a real achievement."

The team were made up of Jack Griffiths, Harry Ford, Will Groves, Louis Bryan, Henry Brereton, Joel Pierce-Powell, William Tweats, Aaron Stevenson, Oliver Tweats and Jacob Hillman

Charlotte Broos, CSR manager at Danone commented "Congratulations to St Teresa's Catholic Primary School who had a great tournament, they played extremely well throughout the numerous rounds and were unfortunate to lose in the final.

"The local community really got behind the team and the support paid off, I am sure they will return to Stoke-on-Trent with a hero's welcome."


Walk to school week was a huge success this year at St. Teresa’s. We began the day with a Giant Walking Bus – thank you to all of the parents and children that joined us in our walk from Hanford Cricket Club to school on Wednesday 18th May. Once the children arrived at school, our School Travel Advisors led an assembly about active travel and road safety. The children were very excited to receive a visit from the Living Streets mascot – Strider! Throughout the day, children took part in a range of workshops and activities led by our travel advisors. Nursery and Reception learnt how to cross roads safely by playing Good toes, Naughty toes; our Key Stage 1 classes designed superhero shoe capes and learnt about road safety; our Lower Key Stage 2 classes designed environmentally friendly car parking spaces and made our school playground extremely colourful using pavement chalks; our Upper Key Stage 2 classes learnt all about speed, including the current speed limit outside of our school. In addition to all of this, the children raised an impressive amount of money for the charity Living Streets by donating money to wear their happy shoes for the day. Thank you again for your continued support – we look forward to next year’s Walk to school week.

Modeshift Stars Bronze Award

Our Healthy Planet group are delighted to announce that we have just achieved Bronze level accreditation for Modeshift Stars. Our Junior Travel Ambassadors have worked hard to demonstrate a commitment to promoting sustainable transport, conducting surveys, identifying travel issues and solutions and taking part in a range of travel initiatives. Well done children!

 

Last term, Miss Evans, Mrs Marshall and two children from Key Stage 2 attended the annual Eco-Schools showcase at Kings Hall, Stoke. At this event, the children were formally presented with their Silver Eco-Schools Award by the Lord Mayor. They participated in lots of exciting workshops; they enjoyed feeding back to the ‘Healthy Planet’ group back at school