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January Update from Seaburn Dene

Today, with Sunderland City Council, we are launching the Seaburn Dene Grand Designs Competition 2021.
We have been  invited to take part in helping design the new play area - Sunderland's biggest - at the bottom of Dykelands Road.
Attached are the blank plans.
Children are being asked to Dream Big and design their play park for the future - draw and label what exactly would form part of their design. They can use any material or medium, additional paper - but the drawings/designs must be their own.
They are two competitions KS1 (Yr 1 and 2) and KS2 (Yr 3 to 6)
The winners and runners-up will be invited to present their designs to the council via Google Meet and also to help open the park.
This is a fantastic opportunity for our creative children to really use their imagination and I would encourage them on their daily walks - to take a look at the site.
The closing date for entries (to school) is Monday, February 22nd, to be dropped off, emailed and sent via Class Dojo - will set up portfolios in each class for that.
I look forward to your amazing designs. Good luck.



This weekend is the RSPB Big Schools’ Bird watch 2021 (between the 29th & 31st January) and we would like as may families to participate as possible.
Mrs Wilson has put together a PDF with all the links you will need to get started, including identification sheets, making and crafting, feeding and much, much more.
Please help our community in getting involved in supporting your child’s learning in ‘citizen science’ skills, and continue to help us drive science learning forward, within Seaburn Dene.
Share what you are doing and discovering via Dojo, or at
All budding scientists have to start somewhere and every little helps. Remember to Dream Big.


Activity Tracker

As you may know, our school is partnered with charity Living Streets to deliver their walk to school challenge, WOW. It allows our pupils to stay active and rewards them with badges, which they LOVE, when they walk, cycle, scoot or park and stride to school.
As school is closed to most children - but the vulnerable or those of critical workers, Living Streets have made some changes to allow all children to record the physical activity they do at home from this week. They have called it the WOW Activity Tracker!
Now you can log your child’s activity from home, so that they are still able to earn their badge/s.
Go to site: and use the following three-word classroom access code (including hyphens) to log in (shared on Class Dojo.)
Make sure you only log your child’s activity and your child is one step closer to earning their badge!
We hope you will start using the WOW Activity Tracker along with the rest of the school.


Virtual School Library
Here is a link to the Virtual School Library, brought to you by Oak National Academy in partnership with the National Literacy Trust.
Every week a popular children's author or illustrator will provide children with free books, exclusive videos and their top three recommended reads.
Last week: The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson. Available to read on-line.

This week:  The Girl Who Stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook.
Having access to a school library is really important for children. School libraries nurture a love of reading that can enrich children’s literacy skills, academic achievements and mental wellbeing.
The Virtual School Library will complement our school library, which isn't accessible to most of our school currently and end will ensure that children have access to the magical world of stories all year round, whether they are learning at school or at home.
Look out for some brilliant publishers and inspiring authors and illustrators to ensure that the books and activities in our Virtual School Library will support children’s wellbeing through reading.