This Week's News

July 21st 2017

Today school closed for the summer holidays and we said, “Goodbye” to our amazing Year 6 class. Many tears were shed by children and adults alike and I can honestly say we will really miss each and every one of you! Good luck in your new schools.

A MASSIVE thank you to all the fantastic staff I am so privileged to work with!

Thanks to everyone for the gifts and good wishes we have received. Your generosity never ceases to amaze me!

SNAPCHAT DANGER – If your child uses “Snapchat” please be aware that people can see your location if you are using it without altering the settings. For further information please visit the Facebook part of this website. You will find it at the bottom of the Homepage.

A huge thanks you to governors for the feedback from their recent R.E. learning walk. An immediate action was to ensure a large cross is hanging at one end of the hall. Mrs Henzell came up with a great design idea and Mr Marshall carried out the specification. I am sure you will agree the result is beautiful.

News from Last Week

A HUGE THANKS TO ALL STAFF AND PUPILS FOR OUR EXCELLENT RESULTS THIS YEAR IN RECEPTION CLASS, YEAR 1 PHONICS AND YEAR 2 AND 6 NATIONAL TESTS. This has been the best collective set of results we have had in my time here.

On Monday we had our first ever Leavers’ Party at Summerhill Bowling Club. It was brilliant. Thanks Mrs Baker and Mrs Hall-Murray for organising such a great event and to all the staff who gave up their time to make it happen.

On Tuesday we had Key Stage 2 Sports Day and the summer fair at Summerhill Bowling Club. The sun shone and we raised over £1100. Thanks to Mrs Hall-Murray, Mrs Clennell and Mrs McAnulty for ensuring the whole day ran so smoothly, even though I was very wet in the stocks.

On Wednesday Years 1 – 6 went to Cullercoats beach. Although the sun didn’t really shine for us, the children had a great time.

On Thursday we had our end of year achievement assembly and then, in the afternoon, an amazing performance of Romeo and Juliet (West End Story) by Year 6. The event showed everyone what a talented bunch of pupils are leaving us (they rewrote the play themselves). I was so, so proud. Thanks to Mrs Hall-Murray and Ms Kaur for the stagework.

Today I took Reception and their Year 6 buddies to Exhibition Park and then went to Pizza Express with Year 6 for their final meal together as a class. The children were excellent and I must commend Mrs Baker and Mrs Hall- Murray for coming up with some really interesting, imaginative ideas to mark the end of their time in this school for a truly remarkable class.

Our next OFSTED inspection is now well overdue. If you haven’t already done so, please help us by giving your views about the school. You can do this by clicking the “Parent View” button on the top of the home page of this website. Thanks to Miss Thompson, one of our staff, and Mr Stolliday, one of our governors, who were at the parents’ evening last term, for encouraging more parents to give their views on Parent View via our ipads. Thanks also to all who have completed the questionnaire on Parent View so far.

Recently the author Vivian French visited our school. She was so impressed with us that she has dedicated her brand new book to us. We received a copy in the post last week. Inside the cover it says, “Dedicated to the amazing staff and pupils at Our Lady and St Anne’s School, Newcastle.” Vivian was visiting local schools this week so Miss Hodgson met her and got a photograph of the two of them with the book. Some of Year 3 sent written thank you messages to Vivian, who very kindly gave us her email address so the rest of the class can follow suit. Thanks to Miss Hodgson for everything she does to promote and improve reading in our school!

Some of our pupils have alerted us to a social networking site, “Musical.ly”, which several children are using. The minimum age expectation for this site is 13 and I have been informed that there are inappropriate images which can be accessed. Please help to keep your children safe by restricting and controlling their internet use. Thanks.

Attendance has continued to be well above 96% throughout most of the school year. Children and staff clearly love to come to this school. Long may this continue and I hope each and every one of you has a restful summer. See you in September!

Please click on the link from this page to see the award winners from this week’s end of term achievement assembly.

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