As the snow gradually disappears and we return to our normal routine, we begin to think about Spring, new life and the lead up to the Easter holidays. This week we will be seeing you at our Parents' Evenings on Monday and Wednesday and it's clean uniforms and tidy hair for school photographs on Wednesday-a lovely momento of your child growing up. When I was clearing my home office cupboards over Christmas I discovered class photographs from different stages of my teaching career and there are some WOW! hairstyles. Remember the poodle perm? It's enough to make me blush, yet I was fascinated to see children who are now mums themselves and still in touch. So it's really worth buying a copy of school photographs to enjoy now and bring out on special occasions as your child grows up.
On Friday this week Year 3 are off to Shildon Railway Museum as part of their learning in history. Miss Bliss has sent out all the information you need so all that's left to do is to wish the children a wonderful day of learning.
World Book Day-new date Wednesday 14th March
Due to the extreme weather conditions, school was closed on the official World Book Day. I know many of you made or bought costumes and , as the love of literature is one of our priorities, we are rescheduling SDPS World Book Day to Wednesday 14th March. It's also national Shakespeare Week so a very appropriate time to reschedule. The morning begins with a performance of "The Little Princess" by M&M productions then exciting activities around books, fairy tales and nursery rhymes will take place in class throughout the day. Mr. Howe will send out all the details you need.
In the News
Thank you to staff and parents for arriving on Friday armed with snow shovels and spades to ensure the paths were cleared and conditions safe for children to be in school. We had a wonderful day with some stunning work, including powerful Haiku writing by Year 4. Mr. Howe says he will publish poems onto Pobble when they are "written up" so we look forward to reading those.
The Sunderland Echo came along to see us at work and play and you can see the article by following the link here
Now, as the slush leaves behind a rather grey and sad landscape, we look forward to seeing Spring bulbs pushing through, adding colour into the school gardens. We now have a handyman, Mr Ian Turnbull, working in school once a week so when he gets through his job list and the ground dries up, we're hoping to be planting and growing once again.
Next week-On Monday Years 4 and 6 visit Woodhall Mining Museum for workshops, it's British Science Week so Mrs Houston has prepared a booklet of really easy experiments you can try at home, SDPS World Book Day is on Wednesday and it's a "bring in chocolate" non -uniform day on Friday (16th).