Tuesday 5th July
Due to industrial action by the National Union of Teachers, several classes will be closed. Open will be:
If arrangements change we will let you know as soon as we are able to do so.
One of our most exciting and enjoyable key events of the school year is taking place this week and, as in every other year, we are holding our breath whilst praying for a fine day. Although the forecast is thankfully dry for Thursday, the Met Office are indicating a lot of rain during Tuesday and Wednesday. So much planning and time goes into the day that we will push ahead if we possibly can, but we must consider children's safety at all times. However, with a healthy breeze and a few dry hours let's hope for a thoroughly enjoyable day. If you don't hear from us early on Thursday morning, the day will be going ahead as planned.
In addition to the carousel, traditional sports and cricket, there will be an inflatable assault course (£1 for 3 runs) and the Hot Shot Shooting Challenge where you pay 20p to score in each of 3 hoops to win £1. I'll let you into a secret-none of our teachers have been able to score in all three yet but Mr. Ashton is determined.
Don't forget your sunscreen....and an umbrella!
Visit to the Mayor's Office and Council Chambers
Learning About British Values-Democracy
This week sees the beginning of our Brilliantly British transition topic. As part of that topic, the new Year 6 are visiting the Mayor's Office and Council Chambers to learn how democracy works locally, what it's like to be part of a council meeting and how decisions are made. Thank you to the Mayor's office for hosting two of our classes this year-the children are now very knowledgeable about democracy and this helps them to elect a School Council.
Did you know that teaching children about fundamental British values is compulsory? It includes:
Clean for the Queen
Taking Pride in Our Community-You may remember that we planned this for April but the skies opened all week making the ground too muddy and puddly. So, because we love our school grounds and local community we are going to try again on Friday. Mr. Howe is in the midst of planning a timetable so let's hope we can squeeze it in before the showery afternoon forecast by the Met Office.
Meet and Greet
Parents learning how to keep children safe online-We are looking forward to seeing you all next Monday at 6.15pm. We welcome Mark Lloyd who will kick start the evening with a very interesting and informative talk about children being safe on the internet and mobile phones.
What On Earth? Weekly Competition
Learning about British History- We were so impressed with Chris Lloyd that we now have a 3 metre long "What On Earth?" display board in the main hall. Each week children from Years 5 and 6 will set a question for the whole school. James and Vinny from Year 5 have set this week's question about The Titanic. Children will need to scan the poster to discover the answer which they can pop into the special answer box to have a chance to win a weekly prize.
Chris Lloyd runs a free Family Book Club that sends out a monthly newsletter packed with fun facts and family activities. Click here for the link.
Taking Pride in Our Community-Last week Year 3 worked to plant flowers along the seafront in an activity sponsored and organised by the Sunderland Seafront Traders' Association. Not only did the children have a thoroughly enjoyable time in making the seafront even more inviting with their blooms, but they also dived hungrily and eagerly into chips and ice cream provided by Minchellas.
On returning to school we were delighted to be presented with a cheque for £250. This will help us to buy science equipment that would usually be classed as a luxury so thank you to all the traders who contributed.