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A Scorching Start to the Week

Following a wonderful hot weekend, the weather continues to be Mediterranean-like today then we're back to normal tomorrow.  It was a relief to see so many children wearing hats as they walked through the school gates-we have to do whatever is necessary to keep cool, calm, collected and sun safe.



The school's planting project means that we have glorious pots around the school grounds. Thankfully, they have survived the heat of the weekend. Children love being responsible for watering them so they'll continue to flower profusely during the Summer months.



Thank you to everyone who supported or helped out on Sports Day. It's always a highlight of the Summer term to see families enjoying a fun day and children of all sporting abilities having a crack at each activity and race. The Gladiator inflatable seemed to be very popular. The after school match between Leo and Mr. Smith being one of the joys of the day. I haven't laughed so much for years!


Thank you also to Mr Crossley and his dog training group. Apart from being adorable, the dogs were able to put on such a good show displaying their discipline to the word of their trainers. We all enjoyed it immensely.


As always our band of helpers did a much appreciated job in keeping spectators fed and watered. Thank you all-you are the "unseen" workers of the day. 


But the biggest thank you has to go out to Mr Ashton for organising the day which went like clockwork. Parents would not believe the amount of work taking place behind the scenes and, although he would not like me to fuss, I have heard that Mr. Ashton was in school at 6.30am on Thursday just making sure everything was in the right place for a successful day.


For a selection of photographs click here.


WE Wonder Walk

I've just heard that the WE walk raised £279.30 to be divided equally between the WE Kenyan charity and British Heart Foundation. Well done to the organising group from Year 6.



Tomorrow (Tuesday) Years 3 and 4 are heading to the Sandhill Centre for the afternoon to experience playing on a proper hockey pitch. This is an essential part of their training so that they are well prepared if a Sunderland schools' hockey tournament takes place in 2017-18 (and we hope it does)  Mr. Wilson is enjoying his time with the two classes and his enthusiasm for the sport is infectious. 



On Wednesday Years 2 and 3 will continue with their coast school experience. It was so wet for the first session that they had to stay in school, but the forecast is far more positive for the week ahead. Fingers crossed.



Next Monday all our children will be moving up into their next class-it's hard to think that a year has passed but, here we are again, approaching the Summer holiday!