Click on documents below to find a range of organisations for support for emotional wellbeing and mental health, including one point, camhs and camhs emergency telephone numbers.
As we come to the end of the school year, we would like to share with you our plans for September. Please ensure any changes to phone numbers/e-mails are phoned/e-mailed in to school.
There are some changes in school, due to coronavirus, which we have outlined below. If you want to read our full coronavirus risk assessment, it is available on the school website in the news item.
We hope you all enjoy your summer holiday.
The school term ends on Friday 17th July and school re-opens for all pupils on Wednesday 2nd September.
In September, classes will be:
Class 3 (Year 3): Miss Angus
Class 3/4 (Year 3/4): Mrs Taylor
Class 4/5 (Year 4/5): Miss Smith
Class 5/6 (Year 5/6): Mrs West
Class 6 (Year 6): Mrs Dorward
Preparing children for returning to school.
Most children will have had 5 months out of school. The best way to help your child to prepare for school is to return to structured days, including school night bedtimes, a week before returning. Try to enjoy the summer holiday with your child but it will help your child’s education if it can include reading, tables, mental maths – a little each day. This could take place when you are out for days, activities etc. Please talk to your child about the changes which will be in place – they are outlined below.
Will school attendance be mandatory from September 2020?
Yes, the Government have advised that school attendance will be mandatory again from the beginning of the autumn term.
Which of the usual school attendance rules will apply in September 2020?
All of the usual rules will apply including:
- parents’ duty to secure that their child attends regularly at school where the child is a registered pupil at school and they are of compulsory school age;
- schools’ responsibilities to record attendance and follow up absence;
- the availability to issue sanctions, including fixed penalty notices in line with local authorities’ codes of conduct.
What about pupils who are shielding or self-isolating? Will they be expected to attend in September?
The Government state that now much more is known about COVID-19, in future there will be far fewer children and young people advised to shield whenever community transmission rates are high. Therefore, the majority of pupils will be able to return to school. However:
- a small number of pupils will still be unable to attend in line with public health advice because they are self-isolating and have had symptoms or a positive test result themselves; or because they are a close contact of someone who has coronavirus (COVID-19);
- shielding advice for all adults and children will pause on 1 August, subject to a continued decline in the rates of community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). This means that even the small number of pupils who will remain on the shielded patient list can also return to school, as can those who have family members who are shielding. Read the current advice on shielding ;
- if rates of the disease rise in local areas, children (or family members) from that area, and that area only, will be advised to shield during the period where rates remain high and therefore they may be temporarily absent (see below);
- some pupils no longer required to shield but who generally remain under the care of a specialist health professional may need to discuss their care with their health professional before returning to school in September (usually at their next planned clinical appointment). You can find more advice from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Wednesday 2nd September
In September, pupils will enter as normal through the front gate at any time after 8:30am and before 8:45am. The gates will not open before 8:30am. If your child walks to school alone, please ensure they do not arrive before 8:30am. Children will then be asked by staff to enter school and wash their hands, ready to enter class. The school day starts at 8:45 am and ends at 3pm.
Pupils will leave, just after 3pm, through different exits. Miss Angus (class 3) and Mrs Taylor (class 3/4) will exit by the front gate – staff will bring the children out to you. All other classes: Miss Smith (class 4/5), Mrs West (class5/6) and Mrs Dorward (class 6) will exit by the back gate, at the side of school. Parents/carers are asked to socially distance whilst waiting for their child to exit school.
Breakfast Club is usually available at the Infant School, but currently is not running, due to coronavirus restrictions. It is booked directly with the Infant School and a member of our staff picks up junior children from there at 8.30a.m. We will let you know when it re-starts.
Year 3 Wednesday 2nd September
Welcome to our new parent/carers of Year 2 pupils. On return, on the first day on Wednesday 2nd September, Year 3 pupils will be met by their class teacher at the front gate at a later start time of 9:05pm. Usually parents, on the first day, would be asked to come into school with their children but currently we have been told this is not possible, due to coronavirus restrictions.
On Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September, we ask that you encourage your child to enter through the front gate by themselves at the normal start time – between 8:30 to 8:40am, to start at 8:45 am. Staff will be at the gate to greet you and your child.
We will be able to provide fruit snacks and milk (20p each per item) on morning break, as usual.
Important changes to restrict the spread of coronavirus (please discuss these with your child before they return to school).
-Every room in school has handgel, anti-bacterial spray, handwipes, tissues and lidded bins. Additional cleaning will take place throughout the day in all rooms: surfaces, touchpoints and toilets.
-Additional handwashing will continue to take place and should also be encouraged at home – when entering school throughout the day, before and after eating, after toileting and before leaving school. Pupils, who have a reaction to school soap, may of course bring their own soap/handgel. Handgel will also be available in each classroom and used routinely throughout the day. Parents are reminded to ensure children wash their hands, on leaving the house and re-entering the house after school.
– School will use and ask parents/carers to use the “Catch It, Bin It and Kill It” followed by handwash/sanitising of hands, for sneezes.
-Pupils will enter school from 8:30am onwards (school starts at 8:45am), instead of mixing on the yard and to ensure handwashing takes place.
-School has split playtimes and staggered lunchtimes already; this will assist social distancing.
-Equipment used will be disinfected after each group’s use; this includes sports equipment.
–Every pupil needs to bring a named water bottle, filled from home each day. Water bottles and packed lunch boxes need to be named and return home each evening to be disinfected/cleaned.
–The only items which pupils need to bring to school are: packed lunch if not on school dinners, snack, water bottle, coat, own soap/handgel if reactive to school’s soap and their PE kit. No home equipment such as books, pens etc. will be allowed in school.
– School uniform should be worn. It is recommended that clothes are changed and washed on returning home and that clean clothes are worn each day.
-The main focus for pupils during the first term will be for teachers to assess catch-up requirements for English and Maths. Additional sessions of English and Maths will be taught. Some subjects: Science, Geography & History, RE, French and DT will have a delayed start to the year, to allow for catch-up with English and Maths. This will be reviewed each half-term.
-PE lessons will take place, pupils need their own PE kit in school all week, every week. Currently we are unsure about swimming lessons and music lessons (Y4 ukalele and Y5 brass). We are awaiting further guidance about when and how they start.
-We understand that for some children the period of lockdown has increased anxiety. PSHCE daily check-ins will be used to support pupils in overcoming any worries or anxieties about lockdown they may have.
-We rely on parents/carers to make sure that pupils understand that outside of school they should also follow social distancing rules, to restrict the spread of coronavirus.
-The same as arrangements prior to the lockdown period, if parents need to contact school they are asked to phone, rather than go to reception, if they can. Any education staff or contractors visiting school will have to follow lockdown health and safety restrictions.
-If any pupil or staff, or member of their household, present with coronavirus symptoms, they should not attend school, for any reason. Parents/carers should inform school, self-isolate with all members of their household and apply for a test to their doctor. We will then follow government guideline on informing contacts of the pupil/staff. If the test is positive further action can be taken by school; if negative the pupil/staff can return to school if feeling well.
-Reading books will be used as normal, cleaned and left for 48 hours before being returned to the reading shelves.
-If staff or pupils use public transport to come to school, they must remove their face masks on entering school. If they are disposable, they must be put in one of the lidded bins. It they are re-usable, they must be placed in a sealed plastic bag and placed in their bag.
-We will continue to use the anti-bacterial fogging machine to deep clean at the end of each week and disinfectant mats when entering each building.
If any pupil or staff, or member of their household, present with coronavirus symptoms (high temperature, new continuous cough, loss of sense of smell or taste), they should not attend school, for any reason. Parents/carers should inform school, self-isolate with all members of their household and apply for a test to their doctor/NHS. School must be informed immediately of the result of the test, with evidence of the result. If the test is negative the pupil/staff member may return to school when they are well.
If the test is positive, school must be informed and parent/carers will also be asked to provide details of anyone they have been in close contact with by NHS test and trace. The person with the positive test must self-isolate for 7 days and other members of the household for 14 days. During periods of self-isolation, the pupil will be provided with home-schooling.
If school has 2 or more confirmed cases within 14 days, or an overall rise in sickness absence they will work with their local health protection team, who will advise if additional action is required.
If a child or member of staff become ill in school there is a room to isolate pupils in and PPE equipment for staff to wear.
If your child has been struggling with wellbeing, during the coronavirus period, there are many support sites/workbooks for you to use in the parents’ information section of the news item on the front page. The website is useful for other information your child may wish to know about our school, during the summer holiday. (www.annfieldplain-jun.durham.sch.uk)
Thank you to all parents/carers for supporting your children with their home-schooling. Any workbooks we have sent home for you to use, can not be returned to school – children are welcome to continue using the workbooks through the summer holiday if they wish (answers are in the back). Please remember all children will have dropped behind and once we return, we will be able to advise you on how to help further. To have a swift start to the new term and address the missed education, it is essential that children continue to read through the summer holiday, do a little mental maths and learn their times tables. House points will be awarded for continuing to read through the holidays on reading plus and with books. Staff can see who has read on reading plus and if you can keep a record of other reading too. Staff have also arranged some summer holiday activities and competitions.
Please see the school uniform section on the parents’ section of the school website, for expectations of uniform. You can order school uniform items directly online from: totstoteams.com (Tots to Teams); we do not take orders in school. You will have the choice to have the items delivered direct to your door, for a delivery charge, or in bulk to school. Children are able to wear navy jumpers etc., without logos, from local shops such as Asda etc. Please write your child’s name in all of their clothing.
School is now cashless. School dinners and educational visits need to be paid for on Parent Pay. Parent Pay information is found in the parents’ section of this website. We will be able to help you set up Parent Pay accounts. All parents will need to use parent pay as school trips will be paid for by this (including the Howtown visit in 2021).
Once pupils are in Key Stage 2, there is no longer an entitlement to a no-cost school dinner, unless as a family you are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM). If you are unsure whether you will be entitled to FSM, school can undertake a quick check. Contact school with the claimant’s date of birth and the claimant’s national insurance number, if you would like this check completed. School dinners will cost £2:10 per day from September and must be paid for, in advance, through Parent Pay. Some people may have had a change in circumstances due to lockdown, please let school know if you have, even if you do not want FSM for your child; this allows school to receive additional pupil premium funding.
School meal food vouchers
The free school meal vouchers will continue in the summer holiday. The current four-week payment of £60 per child lasts until the start of the summer holiday. There will be two payments during the summer holiday of £45 per child (3 weeks) on 20th July and 10th August. As it is planned for school to return to normal in September, the 10th August will be the final payment.
- Every pupil needs to bring a filled water bottle to school every day. It needs to be clearly marked with their name.
- Children’s names should be written on all of their school uniform and PE kits. PE kits need to be in all week, every week.
- School’s dress code includes appropriate hair styles – i.e. no symbols, pictures, patterns, hair extensions or vibrant colours during term time.
- Packed lunch boxes must be clearly labelled with the child’s name.
- In line with school policy and to ensure consistency and keep packed lunches in line with food standards for school meals, packed lunches should not contain the following:
Fizzy / sugary drinks in cartons, bottles or cans
Chocolate or Chocolate-coated products / sweets / confectionary
Chocolate spread as a filling for sandwiches.
If these items are put in a packed lunch, they will be withdrawn and given to the child to take home at the end of the day (Please see packed lunch policy on the school website if you are unsure of what is allowed).
- READING – please encourage your child to read daily. They will gain a house point for each day they read to you and have their reading record signed. Record the use of online Reading Plus there too.
- Inside your child’s planner, there is a list of questions you could use to help your child understand the text they have read. Tables and grammar, punctuation and spelling information are also in the planner to help too.
USING BIKES or SCOOTERS TO TRAVEL TO SCHOOL
Pupils are allowed to travel to school on their bike or scooter, but it is school policy that a helmet must be worn. Parents are reminded that the bikes and scooters are left in the yard at owner’s risk.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES 2020-2021
|School closes at end of||Re-opens|
|Summer 2020||Friday 17th July||Wednesday 2nd September|
|October half term 2020||Thursday 22nd October||Monday 2nd November|
|Friday 18th December||Tuesday 5th January 2021|
|Spring half term 2021||Friday 12th February||Monday 22nd February|
|Friday 26th March||Monday 12th April|
|Friday 30th April||Tuesday 4th May|
|Summer half term 2021||Wednesday 26th May||Monday 7th June|
|Summer 2021||Tuesday 20th July||To be confirmed|
Transition for Year 6
All weekly updates are uploaded onto our website transition page https://www.northdurhamacademy.co.uk/251/transition-2020 posted on FB. And https://www.facebook.com/NorthDurhamAcademy/
Action for Happiness
A range of ideas and resources linked to happiness. To discuss with your children about what matters the most. Which links well to the work on resilience we do in school. https://www.actionforhappiness.org/toolkit-for-schools
Citizen’s advice can offer support with finances, contact details,
0300 330 9027 – Advice Line Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
0300 323 2000 – Debt Advice Line Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm
0300 323 1000 – To cancel or rearrange appointments
Homestay [formally Stonham] can offer support with finances, rent arrears etc.
To contact gateway ring Durham Homestay team.
Gateway on 0191 332 4935 / e-mail GatewayDurham@homegroup.org.uk
Stanley Community Centre
Telephone or text: 07775874413 if you need support around anxiety, food, social communication, your children.
The website link below will direct you to information about your local food bank.
FamilyLine offer a free service available to support adult family members on all aspects of family life issues, whether it is emotional support or practicable advice on any aspect of parenting or broader family issues – Tel Number: 0808 802 6666, text: 07537 404282 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SEND update for parents:
Durham SENDIASS have also devised a guide to help parents, carers and young people (16-25) to continue to access the service during the COVID-19 Outbreak. Please see the information guide below with key contacts.
SENDIASS and MCT Virtual Zoom Coffee Mornings
SENDIASS and MCT are planning some twice weekly virtual Zoom coffee mornings / evenings until the middle of June for Parents / Carers of Young people ages 0-25 with a disability or additional need.
Please follow relevant date link below to register.
** Thursday 10am-11.30am** ( Link works for every Thursday until 11th June. Please register for every one you wish to attend)
** Tuesday 6pm-7.30pm * ( Link works for every Tuesday until 16th June. Please register for every one you wish to attend)
Any questions please email us at SENDIASS@durham.gov.uk
North East Autism Society
Offer support with enquiries via telephone, email, and Facebook. They also have a private family network page where they are offering lots of support and guidance.
For more information call 0191 4109974
Face book page North east Autism Society
SEN Grant opportunities
Below is an updated parent guide with information and advice on:
If you scroll down to below the letter, you will find new work set for each class, updated each week. Click on the link to find the file, which you can open or download. There are also a range of free website resources, including BBC lessons, the Oak National Academy video lessons for all year groups and a very useful government document, where you can find a vast range of websites for all curriculum areas, mental wellbeing and SEND support.
We hope you all remain safe and healthy. Those who have been ill, we hope you are on the road to recovery.
We understand how difficult this unprecedented situation is; to have to home-school your child can seem challenging. We recommend that, with your child, you agree on a daily timetable which suits you both. Having a structure to the day will make it easier, once it has been established. In school, the morning is used usually for Maths and English – reading, writing and GPS. The afternoon is usually Science and the Foundation Subjects.
It would benefit all pupils to continue daily reading on reading plus, if possible and continue tables/maths number work on times tables rockstars, Maths Shed or My Maths. Staff will be checking pupil reading plus accounts, each school day, to check no children are on hold.
Each week, your child’s class teacher will have put together a suggested timetable of work to be completed. It is below, in a file which you can open or download. All pupils have received a leaflet which has many other sites/ideas for work. Online My Maths teaches pupils a lesson and there are many sites/ work lessons being made accessible for home, including home fitness sessions, yoga and meditation sites too. Learning, with activities/games, to break it up is much easier and a written/visual timetable is always helpful.
In addition, starting on 20th April BBC Bitesize Daily, via the BBC iplayer, red button, BBC Four and BBC Sounds are providing free 14 weeks of core subject learning of Maths, English and Science for Year 1 to Year 10 pupils. The government document, with free websites for the curriculum, SEND and mental wellbeing, is worth a look at too. The Oak National Academy have also launched 180 video lessons for all year groups.(Links are below)
If you have any queries, please send them to the school e-mail at: email@example.com, with the class teacher’s name on. They will then be forwarded to the appropriate teacher to respond. Class teachers will be phoning each parent to support you and your child further.
Mrs Burgess and Class Teachers
Class teacher work set for each week is below (for best results plan a daily timetable):
All pupils, who are registered on Reading Plus, should use it for 40 minutes and complete set English work for class each day.
All pupils should access My Maths or Times Tables Rockstars or Number Frame and complete set Maths work for class each day.
All pupils should complete spelling work set by class teacher and use spelling shed and/or other online sites each day.
All pupils can have breaks between subjects – try different fitness sites, skipping, meditation, yoga, relax kids.
Plan rest of set work for day and include something you want to do – project, art, cooking, maths games etc.
Share fun, educational sites – including those that get your child up and moving.
Plan in free time at the end of day, to give yourself a break!
Class 3 Miss Angus http://wp.me/P6Ndbx-cJ
Class 3/4 Mrs Taylor http://wp.me/P6Ndbx-Sn
Class 4/5 Miss Smith http://wp.me/P6Ndbx-cR
Class 5 Mrs West http://wp.me/P6Ndbx-cN
Class 6 Mrs Dorward http://wp.me/P6Ndbx-cW
FREE DAILY RESOURCES for CHILDREN:
Great daily support resource, starting on 20th April is BBC’s Bitesize Daily via the BBC i-player, red button, BBC Four and BBC Sounds are providing free 14 weeks of core subject learning of Maths, English and Science for Year 1 to Year 10 pupils. The content will be age relevant and there will be a new English and Maths lesson each day containing current curriculum, with other subjects to be added. It will also contain videos, quizzes, podcasts etc.
The Oak National Academy has launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by young people. The Oak National Academy can be accessed by the link:
A government document which includes a great range of free websites for all subjects, pupils of all ages and SEND pupils, with hyperlinks. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education
Science: e-bug project by Public Health. Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools and at home: https://e-bug.eu/
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families – wellbeing advice and support. Website: https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/
British Psychological Society (BPS) Website: https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-offers-advice-schools-parents-and-carers-help-children-through-uncertainty
Children’s Commissioner Website: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/
MindEd – support from foundation to end KS2 about mental wellbeing. Website: https://www.minded.org.uk/
The Child Bereavement Network – support for KS1 and KS2 pupils. Website: http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/covid-19.aspx
PE with Joe Wicks on Youtube. Weekdays at 9am but you can visit any time on youtube to view the workout.
Wildlife with Steve Backshall on Facebook. Every day at 9:30 for answering all your wildlife, biology, conservation, geography and exploration questions.
Science with Maddie Moate on YouTube. Weekdays 11am, Maddie and Greg chat about science and nature.
Dance with Oti Mabuse on Facebook. Every day at 11:30am but children can view the class at any time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJmpCH9p2X8
Maths with Carol Vorderman. Free access to her maths website: www.the maths factor.com
Disney 10 minute wake up session. https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shakeup
Music with Myleene Klass on YouTube. Twice a week but can view anytime.
Storytime with David Walliams. Free story everyday at 11am on his website: www.worldofdavidwalliams.com
Local author Adam Bushnell will be reading a story each day at 2:30pm on YouTube. Subscribe now (free) and get ahead of the game. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Md6jZmPdBn4
Durham County Council have provided a range of resources to use on your daily 1 hour walk this document gives you ideas of how to learn outdoors.
SEN support from Mrs Dorward: I hope that everyone is well and enjoying the sunshine in the garden. If anyone needs SEN support – no matter how small – please e-mail school and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Stay safe. Mrs Dorward.
Sent on behalf of Chris Affleck – Investing in Children Project Worker
Messages for parent/carers
There is a lot of information out there about coronavirus. Not all of it is based on facts or evidence. Help stop your children worrying about things that might not be true by talking to them about where their ideas come from and encourage them to talk to you if they don’t know if something is true. Find out more at http://www.durham.gov.uk/covid19mentalhealth
Are your children missing their friends and usual activities? Why not encourage them to keep in touch with friends or groups online, have a virtual play date or dance class. Remind them that we can still have fun even when we are in the house. There are ideas for activities at http://www.durham.gov.uk/covid19mentalhealth
What are you doing to stop the young people in your house being bored or worried? We’re playing window bingo with the neighbours – let us know your ideas 😊
Being busy can distract us from our worries – why not get your children to help you with activities in the house or garden. It’s a great way to learn new skills too.
Messages for young people
Are you bored of being in the house? Why not see if you can help with tasks around the house – then do something fun with the rest of your family 😊
If you are feeling sad or worried, remember lots of people are feeling the same way. Talking about your feelings with you family could help, or there are groups that you can call or contact online that can support you. You can find details of support at http://www.durham.gov.uk/covid19mentalhealth
Going for a walk or a jog with your family is a great way to exercise and it’s a good way to forget about your worries for a while. Always try to get your outside time if you can 😊
Provision for free school meal (FSM) pupils:
If your child is entitled to free school meals, you will have been receiving Edenred food vouchers. If your circumstances have changed and you think you may now be eligible for free school meals, please phone the school office with the claimant’s date of birth and national insurance number, so that we can do a quick check for eligibility.
Follow the link to see our recent Northern Echo feature all about our year of Brass as part of the Durham Brass Festival. https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/northdurham/17900146.annfield-plain-junior-school-pupils-get-year-brass-tuition-part-legacy-durham-brass-festival/
Autumn Life Skills Staying Safe Week: 11th-14th November, 2019
Children took part in our annual educational staying safe week, including visits and workshops with: the police around e-safety, the fire brigade on fire safety, NUFC heartstart training, Hadrian’s first aid workshops, the school nurse workshops and in-school activities focused on the needs identified from their class survey. Year 6 also attended the annual safety carousel and year 3 completed pedestrian training.
Pupils again said they felt the least safe outside of school – try using our staying safe leaflet, anti-bullying leaflet and e-safety leaflet, to discuss this and other safety issues with your child.
The Fire Service have asked us to remind the community that free fire alarms can be fitted in your house – contact the Community Safety Department on: 03452234221. Also they have asked us to share the Firestoppers number with you, if you see a fire being started call: 0800 169 5558.
Spring Life Skills Respect & Diversity Week: 3rd – 7th February, 2020
Summer Life Skills Health & Fitness Week: 18th – 21st May, 2020
Parent information, celebration and support sessions 2019-20
- September – Year 3 parents’ drop-in session.
- Thursday 21st November 9 to 10 am – mental health and wellbeing support workshop.
- Monday 21st and Wednesday 23rd October, 3:15-5:30pm – parents’ evenings.
- Monday 18th November, 5pm – Howtown information session.
- Friday 20th December, 10 am at Annfield Plain Methodist Church – Nativity Play “What does Christmas mean to you?”.
- Thursday 9th January, 5pm – Year 6 SATs meeting.
- Wednesday 5th February, 2pm – “Think Sensory, Not Behaviour” workshop, delivered by Treetops sensory team. (Practical support for parents of children displaying anxiety, struggling to sit still, dislike of loud noises etc.)
- Monday 9th and Wednesday 11th March, 3:15-5:30pm – parents’ evenings.
- Monday 16th March, 3:10-4:10pm – parent & pupil times tables workshop – come along and find out some fun games and activities you can use at home to help your child learn their times tables.
- Wednesday 1st April, 2pm – join us in our Science week to attend a rocket workshop featuring a real rocket.
- Reading for pleasure reading & afternoon tea parent and pupil sessions during World Book Week and Mother’s Day session.
- Friday 3rd April, 1:30pm – Easter coffee afternoon and fundraising fayre.
TBA – Y4 parent ukalele performance.
- Thursday 23rd April, 9-10 am, health and wellbeing session, including Relax Kids.
- Thursday 30th April, 9-10 am, coffee morning including e-safety information session.
- Monday 18th May, 3:10-4:10 pm, health and fitness pupil & parent session.
- Wednesday 20th May, 3sixty bike display.
- Friday 19th June – Father’s Day reading & afternoon tea parent and pupil session.
- Wednesday 8th July, 3:15-5:30pm – parents’ evening.
TBA – Annual singing picnic with infant school.
Autumn Enjoy & Achieve Week, 2nd-6th December, 2019: Plastic Fantastic?
Children will all take part in activities and lessons to enquire whether plastic is fantastic or not. All classes will share the book, “Somebody Swallowed Stanley”, other books, take part in Philosophy for Children enquiries, art projects and a range of other subject-based activities to develop their understanding of plastic pollution. The knowledge they develop will then be used to complete a written piece of work.
Spring Enjoy & Achieve Week, 20th-24th January, 2020: Fairytales with a Twist.
The week will be launched with a visit by author Stuart Reid.
Summer Enjoy & Achieve Week, 1st-5th June, 2020: World of Work.
The week will include workshops delivered by Medical Mavericks on junior careers in Health and Challenge the Champion.
World Book Week, 2nd-6th March, 2020
Our world book week, this year, will begin with all classes taking part in Lingotots workshops based on enjoying familiar stories in French. Parents are invited in throughout the week to enjoy reading with their child in the library, whilst enjoying afternoon tea. The sessions all take place at 2pm on: Tuesday 3rd March, Wednesday 4th March, Thursday 5th March, Friday 6th March – places are limited and should be booked at the school office.
Keen artists in years 5 and 6 groups will also able to make book sculptures, with artist Susan Warlock.
Science Week, 30th March-3rd April, 2020
Science week’s theme is “Our Diverse Planet”. Wednesday 1st April is a unique chance for pupils to work with Chester university to investigate how rockets work and see a real rocket. For pictures of the rocket which will be arriving in school, visit starchaser industries ltd. on the internet! Parents and carers will also have the opportunity to come in to see the rocket.