Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang Disaster....Quite a few parents and children have asked where I got to on Thursday evening. I set away from home at 6.00pm for a 7.30pm start, took over an hour to get into Newcastle then discovered that the Blaydon Races with 4000 entries were taking place. There wasn't a car park place anywhere, roads were shut at every turn so I circled until 7.45pm when I decided that I had no alternative but to go home. Thankfully, you all made it, albeit by Metro, and enjoyed a fabulous show.
Reading Logs and Reading Books....Whilst most of our children read virtually every evening and bring their reading logs every day, there are several children in each class who habitually arrive in school unprepared with no reading log and no book to read. Reading is fundamental to every child's learning and, therefore, 10 minutes of reading to an adult each day is invaluable to the progress children make. We understand how busy most of you are but a daily 10 minutes can make such a difference to the success of your child. Thank you.
Sporting Success....It's Gold again. The school has been awarded the School Games Gold Award for a second successive year. Our thanks go out to all staff but particularly to Mr. Ashton who has his finger on the pulse when it comes to entering and preparing our school for tournaments. The Year 4, 5 and 6 athletics team returned on Friday afternoon buzzing with excitement as they had thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of competition and were feeling very optimistic. We await the results with baited breath!
School Uniform.... May I politely remind parents that dazzling socks and trainers or baseball boots are not school uniform.
We're Off to Durham Cathedral......Several weeks ago the Bishop of Jarrow invited our Year 6 to the Leavers' Service at Durham Cathedral which takes place on Wednesday afternoon. We have been learning the three set songs and really look forward to visiting the magnificent cathedral once more. It is such a privilege to have been sent this special invitation and will launch the end of primary school celebrations with style.