Hazel Class are taking part in the Durham in Bloom project this year. They are working with the Durham County Council Garden team to create edible planters; two will be displayed in the school grounds and one will be displayed in Durham City. Watch this space for pictures of the finished product!
The year 6 leavers assembly is on Wednesday 17th July at 2pm.
Our Summer Fayre this year is on Friday 12th July at 2pm. If you are able to help in any way, either with preparations or on the day, please contact school.
Just a reminder that the children return to school after the half term break on Tuesday 4th June.
We have recently been made aware of concerns relating to “a challenge” which is a form of cyberbullying that spreads through social media and phones mostly using Whatsapp. Phone users are enticed to contact a user through WhatsApp where they receive graphic threats from the user and are instructed to perform a series of dangerous tasks. Despite claims that the phenomenon was reaching worldwide proportions in July 2018, the number of actual complaints is relatively small and no UK police force has confirmed anyone was actually harmed.
Some children have been talking about this in school and we have therefore sent a letter home letter containing advice for parents. A hard copy has been given to all children to take home.
#ParentPay is coming to our school soon. No more trying to find cash or the cheque book in the morning. Pay for school meals, trips and other items online. Watch out for more information.
We are delighted to announce that we are now able to provide Wrap around care from September 2017!
- The School runs a breakfast club at both sites each day from 8am. Many parents find this a useful facility. We aim to keep charges as low as possible and at present charge £2 a day for this service .
- A Tea Club is run at the Village Site each day until 5:45pm. This consists of 2 session; one from 3:15 – 4:30pm and the second 4:30 – 5:45pm The cost of each session is £4 per child (i.e. £8 if childcare is required until 5:45pm) and a range of activities are provided for children along with a selection of hot and cold food for tea. Sessions need to be booked and paid for by a Friday for the following week.
Please contact school if you would like to book your child onto any of the above sessions.
We are delighted to announce that our School has been successful in securing a £10,000 to develop our Forest School area.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme has seen three community groups and projects in each region awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.
The public voted in store to decide which local groups should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards, 2,421 organisations from Tesco’s 400 regions up and down the UK will receive a share of the Bags of Help fund.
We are delighted that following our recent OFSTED inspection the school has been judged to be good. Miss Cornforth would like to thank all the staff for their hard work over the past two years to get us to good, and all the children for impressing our visitors with their great enthusiasm for learning, their super manners and great behavior. The report will be published on the OFSTED website from next week or can be accessed by clicking below:
A letter has been sent home this week detailing the new After School Sports Clubs this half term – click on the link below to download a copy. There is a limit on the number of children for each club so get your forms in early to avoid disappointment!