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Autumn Term First Half 2021

Week 6

This week the 'LIVELY' project begins for some of our Early Years pupils. We have been lucky to achieve on a place on this research project after four years of trying. We have our first face to face Full Governing Body meeting this week. Being a Governor of school is an interesting role and one of responsibility, we have a huge agenda this week and a presentation from Mrs J. Stuart our Outer West Learning Trust lead, where she will be sharing our future direction as a group of outer west schools.


Week 5

Photograph Day! It seems such a long time since official photos were taken by Michelle Fowler, proofs should arrive soon and if you want photos in time for Christmas gifts for grandparents, aunties and uncles then make sure you don't delay on your order. All orders are direct to Michelle herself and not via School.


Week 4

We have invested heavily in Science and as can be seen Mrs Sample's class have certainly been having some very interesting Science lessons involving lemons and cabbages. Have a look on her class page! It was a soggy weeek for Forest School for Key Stage 1 so it was camouflage art on site that took place. A reminder we have an Early Years open day on October 14th, it is important you look around ahead of the application window in January for Reception intake.


Week 3

After school this week I went to watch two of our older girls trial for the Under 11 Newcastle City Schools County Team. I was thrilled that out of 41 girls who tried out that both girls achieved a place on the team. Well done! 


Whilst it always seems far away, now is the time that our Year 6 parents need to be considering the High School of choice for their child and it was nice to hear Miss Wigham from Studio West talk so passionately about her school to the children on Thursday - details of High School open events are on this weeks bulletin and on the Latest News page of the website. 


You may have seen me outside the front gates of school this is due to the footpath being dug up, which forces children and families onto the road. If you are a driver please watch your speed as you approach school and do not park on the school chevrons.


Week 2

It has been really good to get back to normal everyday activities. Our football club on Tuesday and Thursday after school have proved really popular and the funds raised from this are being given back into Sport and outdoor learning. We are investing in 4 new goal posts and a set of footballs to begin with.


Forest school also began this week and the children have been out and about in the locality. Homework is being set from this week so remember to check the class page for the day homework is posted on SeeSaw and collected by the teacher from SeeSaw. We place importance on reading and children should be reading at least three times a week. Please try and listen to your child read aloud once as this helps them develop their fluency.


Week 1

Welcome Back! It was lovely to see children, parents, grandparents and past pupils yesterday for the start of term. We have had a busy Summer (as you can see). We have a new yard surface and dainty perimeter fence for our children in Early Years and we have completed a re-fit of some toilets in Early Years. We have put a safer fence for children around our outer car park. We can't wait to get started with pupil learning and experiences. There should be a weekly update each Friday from the class teacher on their class web page.


We have had technical issues with our phone system this week linked to Firewall work undertaken by the city, we hope this will be back to normal for Week 2.