Everyone's a Star in Starlight
Years 1 and 2 presented the wonderful Starlight to the school and their families last week. It was truly beautiful with amazing acting and melodic singing. The professional photographs by Duncan from Picture This Photography added a celebrity touch to the event and we all left the hall with smiles and a warm heart.
We Say Goodbye to Mr. Dawson
On Friday we sadly said farewell to Mr. Dawson who has taught music across the whole school and science to some classes. Mr. Dawson has so many commitments supporting schools in Newcastle and Northumberland as well as inspecting schools for OFSTED, that he simply could not find the time to continue his marvellous work at SDPS. We will miss his lively lessons but will welcome his colleague, Mr. McNally, in January.
Give Children the Gift of a Diary This Christmas
The National Literacy Trust is calling on all parents, families and anyone buying a gift for a child or young person this Christmas to think about the gift of a diary and encourage children to get writing.
Research carried out in 2015 has found that children who keep a diary are twice as likely to write above their expected level for their age. Not only that, but they can write about anything so it's a great way to get them excited about writing. Jacqueline Wilson, an active campaigner for diary writing has created a diary to buy. It is available at Amazon for £3.85 but is far more suitable for girls. Diaries for boys seem to be far more creative with locks, secret pens and keys and are more expensive, but exciting too.
And finally all that's left for me to say is.....
I hope you all have a magical and peaceful Christmas followed by a happy 2017.