As the evenings draw in ever earlier and the morning sun becomes weaker, we begin to appreciate the glorious signs of Autumn in our school grounds. Indeed, our local fox has been scavenging around the school grounds at night, leaving his unwelcome little parcels! Hopefully, the daddy longlegs and wasp season is almost over too-they're a great distraction for any class full of excited children.
Percy the Park Keeper's shed has opened in Year 1 so his "helpers" will be trying to keep up with the chores he leaves them to do each day. There's always lots to do "After the Storm".
Harvest Assembly will be led by Year 5 on Thursday 29th September. We are collecting tinned and packeted in-date food for a local food bank so all contributions are appreciated.
Engineers of the Future-a group of Yr 5 pupils are working towards the Schools Engineering Challenge to be held on 19th October. Using Meccano, they meet with volunteers from Shildon Railway Museum once a week in preparation for the challenge itself. The group are so enthusiastic that they ask to continue their work on their models during lunch breaks. Perhaps a Meccano Club is the way forward for our budding engineers.
Secondary School Preferences-Sunderland have been experiencing many technical problems this term so their council website has been offline. I understand these problems are now resolved. Don't forget that the closing date for your secondary school choices is 30th October so get your application in as soon as your decision is made.
CASA Performing Arts launched their Seaburn Dene group last Monday evening. It takes place between 5.30 and 7.30pm so, if you are between 7 and 11 years old, have bundles of energy, love singing, dancing and drama then come along to our school hall on Monday evenings. And you don't have to attend Seaburn Dene Primary to to join.
Snowdog Trail.... is now open! There are trails in Sunderland, Gateshead and Newcastle so seek out Dene, our beach themed dog. There are whispers that he may be down at the Glass Centre with dogs from some other Sunderland schools but why not spend a Sunday afternoon following a trail. There are some amazing dogs to discover and all are accessible by Metro. Click here for further information.