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Sport, Music and all That Jazz

As the term moves towards the next holiday, we are living up to being a Sports Gold Award school. This week is a week bursting with sporting activity. Children from different classes are taking part in a tennis tournament, road race and football match. Then a group of Year 5 children will be trained to be sports leaders on Friday. It doesn't stop there as, during the last week of term, Year 4 are at Hylton Red House Academy representing the school in a skipping competition and  members of Years 5 and 6 are in a tag rugby competition.


I was delighted to have been invited to join Year 5 at the Sound Around with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Tuesday. It's not often that we have a chance to hear an orchestra so it's a real privilege to hear one of such prestigious standing.


Police in School

Our younger children have thoroughly enjoyed the workshops led by PC Graham Cook (Cookie) based around the scientific aspects of a police investigation. We are delighted that PC Cooke will be spending more time during the Summer term working with children as to how to recognise and deal with cyber bullying. He is very enthusiastic and, as one teacher said, had the children "eating out of the palm of his hands"!


Final Year Student

Today the Foundation Stage Unit has a new member of the team. Miss Bennington is a final year teacher training student who will be spending the next few weeks with us. We hope she learns much, enjoys her time with us and, by the end of her final placement, feels part of our school family.


Chocolate Monday....thank you to all our families for contributing to the Easter chocolate tombola today. Volunteers are busy organising your contributions to make the Easter Coffee afternoon, which is on Thursday 6th April, a very successful fundraising afternoon.


And finally....Last week we said "goodbye" to Mrs Dutton who has moved on to a full time classroom teacher job in a new school. Instead we welcome Miss Smith, who is working with groups and individuals throughout the school.