GET WRAPPED UP
Even though Autumn is, without a doubt, my favourite season, with its vibrant colours which carpet the quad as I look out of the office window, you can feel the chill creeping into each morning. The school is welcoming and warm, but children love being out in the fresh air. There's so little time to play out in the evenings before darkness falls that we take every opportunity to play outside and have lessons such as PE outside - as often as we can. Please make sure children have coats, hats and gloves for playtimes and layers for outdoor PE lessons. Our Seaburn Dene PE hoodies are available to buy for just £9.75 from Total Sport in Hendon. Please see the school office fore more details.
This week we have been remembering the fallen, as part of the Armistice 100 commemorations. Every year, we mark Remembrance and this year, inspired by the project Pages of the Sea, classes have been exploring loss and sacrifice in their own way. We hope many of the children are able to head down to Roker beach on Sunday to see the Pages of the Sea project close up. There, sand artists will be creating a large-scale portrait of a casualty from the First World War which will be washed away as the tide comes in. Around school, Year 5 have bee selling poppies this week so all donations are gratefully received.
PARENTS EVENING REMINDER
This week most classes are holding parents' evening on Tuesday and Thursday. It's the perfect time to discuss how well your child is doing at school and how you can support them at home. The Foundation Stage are holding their events in the classrooms but all other class teachers are in the main hall. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you haven't yet secured an appointment, please see Mrs Baker in the school office for an appointment letter.
ANTI BULLYING WEEK
Next week is Anti Bullying Week, a week in which the School Council plays an important part. Several Councillors will be attending an Anti Bullying Conference with Mrs Smith. They will then tell the rest of the school the outcome of the conference in assembly.