They say it's going to be a very cold February although, so far, our children have been very disappointed with the lack of snow. There are a few light showers forecast over the next couple of days but not enough to enjoy. School is warm and toasty but we still need to wear our jumpers, scarves, coats and hats for playtimes.
To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 5th March we are planning a week long Reading Festival full of exciting activities for all our children from Nursery to Year 6. Maths will be moved to the first lesson of the day so that the rest of the day can be dedicated to our exploration of books. On Word Book Day you will all be able to come along to school at 6.30pm for a bedtime story while mums and dads have a cup of tea.
Mums and Daughters Evening
Next Wednesday (11th Feb) is our highly anticipated Mums and Daughters evening. From 6.30pm to 8.00pm, the evening begins with an inspirational talk from Julie Reff of Applause Accountancy. A supper of quiche, potato and coleslaw will energise you for the activities which include solving a crime scene set up by Durham Police, workshops with Sunderland Flames Ladies Rugby, biscuit decorating and craft activities, Disney Singalong, biscuit decorating/crafts, Wii Dance. At £2.50 per adult and £1 per child, this is an evening you won't want to miss. Tickets are available from the main office.
Does Your Child Love Art?
Miss Gray, one of our parent governors, has signposted a wonderful opportunity for children to have their art put into an online gallery with the possibility of winning a cash prize. http://art.lookandlearn.com/. Poppy and Daisy entered their art during the Ancient Egyptian week and both have art on display in the gallery. Why not take a look and join in?
An increasing number of children are forgetting P.E kits or claiming they are not allowed to join in because of illness/injuries. Children are encouraged to bring their kit in on a Monday to take home on Fridays. Exercise is vital to children's growth and wellbeing. All children are expected to participate unless they have a note from home with a good reason for not taking part.
Year 2 Visit
This week, as part of their R.E, Year 2 will be visiting Fulwell Methodist Church. Thank you once again to Gareth Phillips, for giving up his church to help our children learn about Christianity.
Assembly Theme: This week our theme is Rules.