In which we welcome...
Mrs Alison Dutton, a very experienced teacher who will be working at SDPS for 4 days a week this term. Mrs Dutton is going to work with individuals and small groups to help children to make the very best progress in the basic skills of speaking, reading, writing and maths.
Miss Jennifer Bell our new office apprentice. Miss Bell will be a huge help to our overstretched office staff and will also support the teaching staff by undertaking many admin tasks such as photocopying.
Mr Tony McNally, a former head of music in a Sunderland school who will replace Mr Dawson in the teaching of music on a Friday. We look forward to working with a new music professional in 2017.
Mr. Robin Wilson, a retired Drama and PE teacher who is passionate about hockey. A member of the England Over 60s team competing in Australia recently, Mr. Wilson will be introducing hockey to Years 3 and 4 building up skills so that in 2018 we can enter school competitions. I am certain the children will be enthused and excited each week.
KEY EVENTS THIS TERM
|Date||Event||What do parents need to do...|
|1oth Jan||Author Chris Lloyd returns to lead a science and engineering day||Chris will be available after school to sign any books you buy|
|Feb||Half term-Science Challenge Project for Yrs 4, 5 & 6||Further details soon-children will have half term to begin to plan their presentations.|
|2nd March||World Book Day-our focus will be Victorian and Edwardian children's classics||
Bring out the Victorian fancy dress from last year to dress as a character from one of the classic novels.
Bring your child along for stories at bedtime.
|8th and 9th March||Parents' Evenings||Come along to find out how much progress your child is making|
|16th March||Science Fair Yrs 4, 5 & 6||The entries will make their presentations and you may come along to see their work and support them as the results are announced.|
|23rd March||Shakespeare Day-we will be celebrating the bard's work throughout the school||N/A|