This Week's News


December 8th 2017

This week has been a very busy time in school as we prepare for Christmas.

On Monday we had our second Advent Service, led by Year 5 and, once again, I thought the singing was amazing. On Tuesday we made final plans for the Christmas Fair.

On Wednesday, Mrs Henzell had a parents meeting to show “Tapestry” our new web-based system for recording learning journeys for Nursery and Reception Class. We had permission from a couple of parents to share their children’s journeys so far and I must say I was very impressed with what I saw.

On Wednesday afternoon we had our Christmas Fair, when we were joined by the real Santa Claus! As usual, we were all overwhelmed by your generosity and have raised around £1500 for your children.

Today Year 1 to 6 have enjoyed a pantomime across at Newcastle College.

Thank to anyone who has prepared a shoebox for our Operation Christmas Child appeal. They were collected on Monday afternoon and are now on their way to making some children very happy this Christmas.

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.

Some of our pupils have alerted us to a social networking site, “”, 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 been slightly down again this week, but we often have bugs and illness in the winter months. The whole school attendance for the past week was 95.97%. Unusually, 3 classes were below 95%. The best attenders this week were Year 4 with 99.33%. Year 4 were also best Key Stage 2 attenders so they were treated to top yard with the award winners from Year 3, 5 and 6 during treat time. Overall attendance since September stands at 96.94% and has fallen for the past four weeks. This is the first time since September that we have dipped below 97%.Thank you for your support in trying to make it rise again.

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