Once again, the school will be collecting food items for Harvest Festival in support of the local food bank in Sunderland. Parents, guardians and carers can donate food items by sending them into school, where they will be collected and taken to the hall, ready for harvest festival, with Rev Gareth Phillips, from Fulwell Methodist Church, on Thursday. Please note that the last day for donating Harvest Festival food items is Wednesday. We would like to thank all families in advance for your generosity.
Our school is often the home for all kinds of urban wildlife. We have had all sorts of birdlife, the odd deposit from our local foxes, but by far the most brazen visitor has to be our new (grey) squirrel. Each day he or she, scampers around the yard, into the pond area, while the children play nearby, as it scours for food. Clearly our squirrel needs a name.
Plans are underway for our open day on October 16th to mark our 50th birthday. The theme is a combination of the 1969 moon landings and Bob Man on the Moon, by Simon Bartram. Each class will be themed and we are organising slots to allow visitors to tour the school and see the children's work at first hand. As the week draws to a close, we will be drawing up a timetable for the community to visit us. Watch this space...
Hometime on the main yard can be a busy affair. To allow staff to dismiss children with a clear line of sight to parents and family members, we would ask that ALL adults wait in front of the bicycle shed in line with your child's class. Please avoid standing behind staff or to the right by the library windows. This is for the safeguarding of every child. Thank you.
Every day our children spend ten to 15 minutes either running or walking around the track. What a fantastic impact this is having (thank you Mr Ashton) on children's fitness levels, social time and general activity. I have enjoyed spending this time, chatting and challenging children and they really are embracing this concept. Long may it continue.
Don't forget there is a meeting for Y4 Kingswood Residential at 3.30pm on Wednesday.