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Here Comes the Sun!

Enjoy the sun safely..

There's nothing more lovely than waking up to glorious sunny days. We just have to remind you to think about wearing hats and sun tan cream on these warm days.


Can I also say how delighted we are that more children are cycling to school. However, we have noticed that not all children are wearing cycling helmets. Heads are designed to protect the brain and the slightest bump can have very serious consequences. The cycling shed has lockers for helmets and keys are available at the school office. Please use them.


Welcome Back Miss Bliss ....... now that Alice is 6 months old Miss Bliss has returned to school. We are delighted to see her teaching in her classroom once again and, I am sure, the children in Year 5 are equally thrilled to have Miss Bliss back.


A Busy Half Term...please keep referring to our calendar to keep up to date with all the exciting activities we have planned for the half term ahead. This week alone there is: Open the Book/Technology Tom/Chitty Chitty Bang Bang theatre trip/Quad athletics! Phew!


Family Bike Rides...Sunderland Council are running some super activities this Summer, not least the Big Bike Ride from St. Peter's University Campus on Sunday 12th June. Take a look at the website for further details.


Open the we welcome the first of a series of special assemblies organised by Rev Andrew Watson of the Parish of Monkwearmouth. The Open the Book Drama Group will come into school each Tuesday afternoon to re-enact Bible stories beginning today with the story of creation. We welcome them into our school and look forward to these Old Testament stories being brought to life each Tuesday this term.


A focus on science, reading and computing....2016-17 will be the year of science, reading and computing. Watch out for amazing learning, investigations and highly developed skills in these subjects in the year ahead.


World Cup Celebration Afternoon....Mr Ashton and Mr. Smith are organising a special England v Wales celebration event to take place next Thursday afternoon (16th) from 2.00pm. If they pay £1, children will be able to wear red, white and blue on the day then there will be raffles in the afternoon with themed prizes. These will be £1 a strip. Funds raised will contribute to sport resources in our school. There will be alternative activities for children not interested in the match.


Year 2 class assembly....... has now been moved to the afternoon of  Friday 17th June.


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang .....Now that you have your tickets you are free to make your own way to the theatre (and even for a meal before the show begins). I have heard that Lee Mead is amazing in the lead role so I hope you're all looking forward to this long awaited event. Don't forget that children are authorised to arrive later on  Friday so that they can have a little more sleep after a late night.


Slam is the way to go...Following the school's successes in football and netball this year, Mr. Ashton is eager to develop basketball so that we play at a sufficiently high level to enter tournaments. The new nets have arrived so with Mr. Ashton's determination and our children's enjoyment of sport we will soon be ready to take on the Harlem Globetrotters.