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On the morning of Tuesday 17 September 2019 each class experienced a judo taster session with a professional coach. Many thanks to Ian Hepple for leading the sessions.
Please see the flyer below for information on local judo clubs:
We hope everyone has a great summer break. School reopens on Thursday 5 September 2019.
We had a lovely end to the summer term with an amazing outdoor performance from Break Out Brass on the morning of Friday 19 July 2019. The all-female group wowed us with their excellent musicianship and by the end we were all up and dancing conga-style. Many thanks to the ladies for adding an extra sparkle to the end of the school year.
On Thursday 18 July 2019 Class 2 visited Gilside Cottage and Farm for an end of year teddy bears’ picnic. The children had a lovely time and would like to say thank you to Mrs Gilson (our Vice Chair of Governors) for making them feel so welcome.
On the morning of Thursday 18 July 2019 we bid an emotional farewell to our Y6 leavers. Class 4 had put together a wonderful assembly, based on the Oscars ceremony, which showcased the talents of our wonderful Y6 children. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house by the end of the show. We wish all of our Y6 leavers the very best of luck for the future as they move on to their chosen secondary schools in September!
After school on Wednesday 17 July 2019 we all got together on the playground for a disco with a difference. This was our first outdoor school disco and it was a great success with all the children and staff having a fabulous time. Many thanks to our Friends of School group for their help in organising this event.
There was an even more competitive edge to our annual sports day on Monday 15 July 2019. The children, who were divided into four teams (blue, green, red and yellow), competed against other members of their year group in a variety of events to earn points for their team. We even had a visit from Active Ted who presented medals to the winning team and also special medals for those children who had clearly demonstrated one of the six School Games values (determination, honesty, passion, respect, self-belief and teamwork).
Class 3 and Class 4 had a busy day at Stanley Crook Forest on Wednesday 10 July 2019. The children took part in a range of outdoor and adventurous activities which included shelter making, bridge building and camouflage and concealment. Many thanks to Chris Hall for organising and leading the day.
On Tuesday 9 July 2019 Class 3 visited Binchester Roman Fort. The children were fascinated by the opportunity to see real archaelogists at work as they excavated a newly-discovered area. Mr Henderson (our Chair of Governors and member of a Roman re-enactment group called Roma Antiqua) gave us a fact-filled guided tour of the main parts of the fort and answered the children’s questions about life in the fort during Roman times. All the children also had the chance to design and make a Roman pot out of clay. Many thanks to Mr Henderson and the staff at the fort for organising all the activities.