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Back to School Days
Come and enjoy a morning at school with your child and take part in their English and Maths lessons. This is a chance to see the school in action and celebrate the effort and success of our pupils. This will also be a great opportunity to build further relationships with the teaching staff in order to support your child’s learning.
So don't be shy.....come back to school.
Key Stage 2 - Tuesday 4th October at 8.55 am.
Key Stage 1 - Wednesday 5th October at 8.55 am.
Please go to the main reception area and a member of staff will show you to your child's class.
New Trim Trail a big hit
Children are now making
full use of the trim trail
which was installed just
before the new term.
Lewis in year 6 said,
"Playtimes are great fun
with all the new equipment."
The teachers are equally
impressed but want to know
when it will be their turn to
The Big Tidy Up
The children in Year 5 got out their litter grabbers and big green sacks for the Big Tidy Up. The event is part of the national Keep Britain Tidy Campaign and is aimed at encouraging both children and adults to care for their community.
Halloween Discos a great success
Our two Halloween discos were full of weird and wonderful sights but none more weird than Mr Iveson's "dancing". Everyone had a great time and some of the scariest monsters and ghouls can be seen by clicking on the picture below.
Five pupils, Ethan, Rebecca, Megan, Stephanie and Poppy, were lucky enough to attend a week long Chinese immersion course held at Oakham Boarding School in Nottingham during the Summer Holidays. This involved activities linked to Chinese culture such as morning Mandarin sessions, Tai Chai, Kung Fu and lantern making. All involved thoroughly enjoyed the experience and gained a lot from it!
We've won the cup!
Our Year 5/6 Girls football team returned
triumphant from the Sunderland Primary
School’s Girls Cup Competition at
Houghton Kepier Sports College. With
three wins and a draw they reached the
final of the competition where they
managed overcome a very talented
Rickleton team on penalties after a tense
0-0 draw. They must now prepare
themselves for the County Durham Semi Final round of the English Schools Football Association Girls Primary Seven-a- Side Competition. This will be held on Monday 28th November 2010, 4.00 – 6.00pm at Houghton Kepier Sports College.
For all the results please visit our football teams page.
The Mini Buses have arrived....
We are now the proud owners of 2 new Ford Transit 17-seater mini buses. These will be a huge asset to the school and will help us to increase the number of educational visits and participate in more sporting activities. We would like to say a big 'thankyou' to parents, carers and 'friends' for your continued support with fundraising.
The last week of the Autumn Term was simply fantastic. We all went to the cinema to see the brilliant Arthur Christmas followed by Christmas Parties in the afternoon. During the week Santa visited each class and got them into the Christmas spirit with some exciting stories. For the first time we all shared a Christmas Lunch in the hall - children, staff, 'friends' and Santa - the atmosphere was electric. We rounded off the week with two wonderful carol concerts at the Bethany Church and St Michael and All Angels.
Christmas card competition winners
Our good friends from Mercedes joined us to award prizes for the Mercedes Benz Christmas Card competition. The pictures show the winners from each year group but everyone who entered received a prize.
London Visit was 'Wicked'
Children from years 5 and 6 enjoyed a thrilling three-day educational visit to London. Some of the highlights included visits to the Natural History and Imperial War museums, a flight on the London Eye, tickets for the fantastic musical Wicked and a song and dance workshop led by cast members at the world famous Pineapple Studios.
Two Wheeled Tuesday
This term has seen the introduction of ‘Two Wheeled Tuesday.’ Every Tuesday your child is encouraged to travel to school on their bike, scooter or roller skates. Everyone who arrives at school either on foot or on wheels is entered into a raffle with the chance of winning a bicycle at the end of the term. Thank you for supporting this very successful initiative so far. The children’s bikes have had a maintenance check from Dr Bike and we have an assortment of cycling activities planned for future P.E. lessons.
We would encourage all cyclists to wear a helmet when on their bike.
Olympic Torch Relay
Henry and Jael were chosen to be our
Olympic Torch Bearers for the Sunderland
Primary Schools Olympic Torch Relay.
They received the flame from Gillas Lane's
torch bearers and then ran to Burnside
Primary to pass the flame on. Henry and
Jael went on to represent our school at
the big Olympic Torch event at Herrington
Park the following Saturday.
Diamond Jubilee Picnic
Our Diamond Jubilee celebrations were
held on Wednesday 30th May and what
an afternoon it was. A big thank you to
all who joined us for the picnic on the
field and we hope that you enjoyed the
stalls and many activities that took place.
There was a true community spirit, which
helped to raise over £2000 for further