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Basketball Honour


How proud we all were of our Y5 children on Sunday. Representing our city, Sunderland in the Newcastle Eagles' "Champions of Champions" finals at the Eagles' Arena, they lost out - despite playing marvelously - by a single basket from reaching what would have been a deserved final. In these circumstances, the children were quite rightly disappointed. With a few tears... But they couldn't have played any better - facing some excellent schools from North Tyneside, Newcastle and Gateshead and their sportsmanship, growth mindset and determination throughout were a credit to our school. Parents and families supported, staff - Mr Traves, Mr Ashton and Mrs Houston - buoyed the team - and, once again, Seaburn Dene was there - amongst the best in the North East. It is worth remembering that this Y5 - just 17 of them - from our small school, competed against much larger schools, year groups three times the size of ours and our character and attitude shone through. Brilliantly. Well done Team Seaburn.



Time has flown, but already our current Year 6 will be taking their SATs tests next week. Children and staff have worked really hard throughout the year to support the children and are well prepared. We will be opening the staff room for Y6 breakfasts, served by myself and some of the staff. Of course, after all is said and done, we believe that our children are defined by more than the results of a test. They need to know, therefore, that if they do not attain the standard, it's not the end of the world. We are well aware that all of our Year 6 have many varied, wonderful qualities and will do well in secondary education and, as adults, will become valued members of the community in which they live. It only goes for me to say good luck to all of Year 6-we are proud of you.


Date Test
Monday 13 May English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
Tuesday 14 May English reading
Wednesday 15  May Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
Thursday 16 May Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning


Results are due in July.


PE Kits

During the past few weeks the number of children without a PE kit in school has increased. We are running low on spare kit and staff will be sending reminders home that children need their kit in school to participate in PE lessons and experience the full curriculum. We fundamentally believe in the value of PE - particularly in laying the foundations for healthy lifestyles. Allied to this, we are delighted that our new running track is complete, which will give classes the opportunity to take part in the Daily Mile. To do that, they need trainers/plimsolls in their PE bags. Please ensure your child brings a kit into school, leaving it on their pegs until half term, so they can play a full part in this vibrant curriculum.