Please view the attached link for information on the morning and end of the day routines.
The children took part in a Remembrance assembly to mark 100 years since World War 1 ended. Each child made their own poppy which they placed in the shape of 100 as an act of remembrance. “We recognise the importance of teaching the children the meaning of the poppy and Remembrance Day so we wanted to create an opportunity where they could reflect on this.”
Thank you for your kind donations of gifts and money. The shoeboxes have now been collected. We were able to send 30 boxes to the Wear Valley Christian Centre. Hopefully in the New Year we will find out which country they were taken to.
It was lovely to welcome some of our parents and families for our Stay and Play sessions today. The children enjoyed showing what they do in Nursery, demonstrating their skills and independence. We all had fun taking part in dough disco, exploring pumpkins, and doing lots of activities indoors and outdoors.
Today has been our Year 1 visit to Low Barns, it has been a great trip for the children to experience some fantastic activities. We even managed to have lovely weather. You can see some of the things we have done in the photographs.
On Tuesday 16th October the Year 2 children visited Durham Cathedral. We all had a fantastic time learning about the story of St Cuthbert, some children even acted out different parts. We then had our lunch in the cloisters, followed by another walk around the cathedral to look at the wonderful stained glass windows. The children were also able to draw and colour their very own stained glass windows.
It has been a fantastic start to our new school year with our new starters settling in so well and getting used to being part of our school. The children all looked so smart in assembly this morning in their uniform.
We have an exciting week ahead with school trips for Year 2 to Durham Cathedral and Year 1 to Low Barnes. Reception will welcome back Miss Dixon who returns to teach Class 2 while the Nursery have ‘Stay and Play’ sessions.
We are collecting items for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal again this year.
All of the children enjoyed learning about the appeal in a special assembly, on Wednesday 10th October, led by Mrs Brown from the Wear Valley Christian Centre.
Pupils and teachers will be filling the boxes straight after the half term holiday. If you would like to make a donation please send items into school by Friday 2nd November 2018.
Another fantastic afternoon – Macmillan Coffee Afternoon and Curriculum Display.
It was amazing to see and talk to so many friends and family in our school. As always we really appreciate the support that you all give us on our open days.
Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers. The raffle will be drawn in assembly on Friday.
You maybe aware of water supply issues in DL14. School has limited water facilities including toilets. Parents are welcome to collect children early.
Thank you, Anne Graham – Headteacher