Coffee Morning – Wednesday 1st May 2024

By Linn Hoggins | March 28, 2024

King Edward Primary School would like to invite you to a parent & carer’s Coffee Morning, please click on the link:  KEPS Coffee Morning Flyer  

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Class 1S Parents Evening – Monday 15th April 2024 & Monday 29th April 2024

By Linn Hoggins | March 26, 2024

Dear Class 1S parents / carers   Parents Evening for Class 1S has been arranged on Monday 15th April 2024 and Monday 29th April 2024 with Class 1S teacher Mrs Stobbs.   About appointments Parents evening will be held in person in the main school building.   Appointments are 10 minutes long and Mrs Stobbs will…

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We are an Operation Encompass School

By Linn Hoggins | March 26, 2024

Please click on the link: Operation Encompass Flyer if you have any concerns or would like further information, please come and see us.

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Important Safeguarding Message from Northumbria Police

By Linn Hoggins | March 22, 2024

WhatsApp group encouraging self-harm in young people   CNTW NHS Trust has made us aware of a WhatsApp group called “everyone you know x” which is circulating in North Tyneside.  It is aimed at Y6 students.  There are currently 500 members, and the group encourages members to self-harm.  Three young people (two from Gateshead and…

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Out of School Club – Easter Holiday Club 2024 – Activity Planning

By Linn Hoggins | March 13, 2024

OOSC booking is now open for the Easter holidays!  Please click on the link below to view a copy of the activity planning:   OOSC Easter Holiday Club Activity Planning 2024   You should make your booking in the School Gateway app.  Just go to clubs and select ‘OOSC Holiday Club’ to pay and make…

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HH Sports Coaching Easter Sports Camp at King Edward Primary School – Years 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 with Harry Hoggins

By Linn Hoggins | March 12, 2024

HH Sports Coaching with Harry Hoggins is hosting a 2 week Multi Sports Camp during the 2 week Easter Break at King Edward Primary School on Monday 1st April, Tuesday 2nd April and Wednesday 3rd April 2024 and the following week Monday 8th April 2024, Tuesday 9th April and Wednesday 10th April for children in…

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Science Gadget Shop – Monday 11th March 2024 – Friday 15th March, 3.20pm – 3.45pm

By Linn Hoggins | March 7, 2024

Our ‘Gadget Shop’ is linked to aspects of the National Curriculum.  Each experiment or activity is interactive and requires children to ‘do something scientific’. There will be a superb selection of child friendly science activities to excite young minds.  Items at the ‘Gadget Shop’ are priced from £1.00 to £3.00 and the shop will be…

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Monday 4th March 2024 – Today is the first day of our sponsored read and listen!

By Linn Hoggins | March 4, 2024

Look out for your child’s sponsor form in coming home in their bag today.  Please update their form with minutes of reading or listening to stories in school each day and any reading they do at home. Please ask your children what they have been listening to and reading.and ask them to read you a story to hear how their reading skills are developing! We are…

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Book Week at King Edward Primary School (4th – 8th March 2024) – Sponsored Read

By Linn Hoggins | February 28, 2024

Dear parents and carers, As part of Book Week at King Edward (4th-8th March), we are running our annual sponsored read and listen.  On Friday our child will bring home a letter, sponsor form and reading / listening log on which to record their daily reading and/or listening activity. In school we are organising a…

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Advance Notice – Whole School Easter Egg Decorating Competition

By Linn Hoggins | February 28, 2024

We will be having an Easter Egg Decorating Competition on Wednesday 27th March 2024.  Children can bring in an already decorated hard boiled egg from home into school.   On the day of the competition children can bring their egg in to the school gym first thing in the morning via the double sliding doors…

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Scholastic Book Fair – Tuesday 5th March – Friday 8th March 2024

By Linn Hoggins | February 27, 2024

We are hosting a Scholastic Book Fair next week in school.   It’s a chance to buy some wonderful children’s books at great prices – and support your school at the same time! It will be open to all children, parents and carers from 3.20pm until 4pm on Tuesday 5th March 2024 until Friday 8th March…

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Valentine’s Disco – Monday 12th February 2024

By Linn Hoggins | February 5, 2024
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Parents evening February 2024

By Sarah Parnaby | January 29, 2024

Dear parents / carers   As per our advance notification, parents evening will take place after school on Monday 5th and Thursday 8th February 2024.  Parents evening is for children from Nursery to Year 6.  Children who have just joined Nursery from January 2024 will not need an appointment on this occasion.  Parents evening for…

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HH Sports Coaching Half Term Sports Camp at King Edward Primary School – Mon 19th Feb, Tues 20th Feb, Wed 21st Feb 2024 with Harry Hoggins

By Linn Hoggins | January 26, 2024

HH Sports Coaching with Harry Hoggins is hosting a 3 day Multi Sports Camp during the February Half Term at King Edward Primary School on Monday 19th February, Tuesday 20th February and Wednesday 21st February 2024 for children in Years 2 to 6.  To book a place, scan the QR code below or click on…

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OOSC February Half Term – Bookings are now open!

By Linn Hoggins | January 25, 2024

Dear parents / carers OOSC booking is now open for February half term 2024!  We have lots of fun planned – CLICK HERE to find out more! The club will be open from 7.30am-5.30pm at a rate of £30 per day on the following dates: Monday 19th February 2024 until Friday 23rd February 2024 You should…

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Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 6th February 2024

By Linn Hoggins | January 22, 2024

Dear Parents and Carers, On Tuesday 6th February we will be joining schools and youth organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2024. Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers…

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Years 3, 4 and 5 – Three Little Mammoths with the ‘Marsyas Trio’

By Linn Hoggins | January 18, 2024

Dear Parents of children in Years 3, 4 and 5   We are lucky enough to have been chosen to work with a Music Trio on Thursday 8th February 2024 all day in school.  Children will complete workshops around the theme of ‘The Three Little Mammoths’ and then create a performance to share with the…

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Class Newsletters – Spring Term 2024

By Linn Hoggins | January 17, 2024

Please click on the links below to view a copy of the Class Newsletters for Spring Term 2024:   Nursery Class Newsletter The KEEP Class Newsletter Reception Class Newsletter Year 1 Class Newsletter Year 2 Class Newsletter Year 3 Class Newsletter Year 4 Class Newsletter Year 5 Class Newsletter Year 6 Class Newsletter

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Year 6 High Borrans Visit – May 2024

By Linn Hoggins | January 16, 2024

Dear parents / carers As you know, Year 6 will have the opportunity to take part in a residential visit to High Borrans this May! We very much hope that all children who want to will take up this amazing opportunity. High Borrans is an Outdoor Education Centre near Windermere in the Lake District. It…

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Fun day lunch – Italian theme!

By Sarah Parnaby | January 16, 2024
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Year 4 Weardale Residential Trip – Further Details

By Linn Hoggins | January 15, 2024

Dear parents / carers   As we approach the Weardale trip in March, we would like to share some further information with you about the trip.   Weardale consent form Your child will bring home a consent form with them tonight entitled ‘Weardale Adventure Centre Personal Information & Consent Form.  This form needs to be…

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Mobile Phones in School (Years 4 – 6 Only)

By Linn Hoggins | January 9, 2024

Dear parent / carer   While we do not encourage children to have mobiles, we acknowledge that for some families it is a way to ensure their child’s safety on the way to and from school.  Parents who wish for their child (year 4 – 6 only) to have use of a mobile phone whilst…

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OOSC Christmas Opening 2023-24

By Linn Hoggins | December 15, 2023

Dear parent / carer   We would like to confirm that OOSC will be open during our Christmas closure period on the following dates: Tuesday 2nd January Wednesday 3rd January  Thursday 4th January Friday 5th January    OOSC will also be open for the INSET (teacher training) day on: Monday 8th January    We are…

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School Meal’s Payments Paused

By Linn Hoggins | December 15, 2023

You will not be able to top up your child’s school meals balance for the next few working days.  We will notify you as soon as this facility becomes available again.  If your child’s balance falls below £0 during this period, they will still be able to have a lunch and we will request parents…

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Christmas at King Edward Primary School 2023!

By Linn Hoggins | December 6, 2023

Dear parent / carer   Although you may already be familiar with upcoming events from our Advance Diary Dates, we want to share more detailed plans with you to make the season merry!  Please read below to see what we have in store to get our children, staff and parents / carers in the holiday…

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Year 6 High Borrans Residential Trip Meeting – Monday 15th January 2024 at 5pm

By Linn Hoggins | November 27, 2023

Dear Parents/Carers, We would like to invite you and your child to a meeting regarding the Year 6 residential trip to the High Borrans activity centre in May 2024. The meeting will take place on Monday 15th January 2024 at 5 p.m. in our main hall. We will look at some slides of High Borrans…

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Scholastic Christmas Book Fair!

By Linn Hoggins | November 22, 2023

Next week King Edward Primary is hosting our regular Christmas Book Fair!  It’s a chance to buy some wonderful children’s books at great prices – and support your school at the same time! It will be open to all children, parents and carers from 3.20pm until 4pm on Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th…

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HH Sports Coaching with Harry Hoggins is hosting a 1 day Multi Sports Camp on Monday 8th January 2024 – Inset Day

By Linn Hoggins | November 22, 2023

HH Sports Coaching with Harry Hoggins is hosting a 1 day Multi Sports Camp on the schools INSET day on Monday 8th January 2024 at King Edward Primary School for children in Years 2 to 6: To book a place, scan the QR code on the flyer or click on the link: HH Sports Coaching…

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Pre-loved Outdoor Clothing Swap

By Linn Hoggins | November 17, 2023

Dear parent / carer As you may know, children in Y4 and Y6 have the opportunity to take part in a residential visit this year to an outdoor activity centre.  Due to the rising costs of living and thinking of the eco / environmental benefits of recycling and reusing clothing, we are proposing to hold…

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Children in Need – Friday 17th November 2023

By Linn Hoggins | November 14, 2023

Dear parent / carer   BBC’s Children in Need are having their annual appeal on Friday 17th November 2023.  In support of this, we would like children to come to school in their Pyjamas on Friday 17th (as per the advance diary dates).  PJs should be school and weather appropriate.     As you know, Children…

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Christmas Cards and More!

By Linn Hoggins | November 10, 2023

Dear parent / carer   Your children have been very busy creating beautiful Christmas card designs!  These can be turned into Christmas cards, poster calendars, mugs, gift labels and tea towels for you to purchase.  £1 from the sale of each product goes straight back to school  funds to subsidise fun events and activities such…

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Ofsted Report October 2023

By Linn Hoggins | November 6, 2023

Following on from our previous message, please click below to see our Ofsted report. King Edward Primary School Ofsted Report – October 2023

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Our recent Ofsted inspection – Letter to parents and carers

By Kate Byrne | November 6, 2023

Dear parents and carers,   I hope you all had a restful, happy and relaxing half term, free from germs!   I am extremely proud to finally be able to share with you the outcome and report from our recent Ofsted inspection, on the 4th and 5th of October 2023.   Many parents/carers will know…

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Dogs on Site

By Linn Hoggins | October 26, 2023

Dear parent / carer   Please can we ask all parents and carers to be mindful of their dogs at pick up and drop offs.     Dogs should: Not be brought onto any of the school yards (unless they can be carried) Not be tied near school gates / entrances Not be left unattended on…

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October Half Term Holiday Food Support

By Linn Hoggins | October 18, 2023

The government have once again provided schools with some Household Support Grant funding to support families with the cost of food in the school holidays.  The grant is being used to help families whose children are in receipt of free school meals because they meet the income related benefit criteria (not universal free school meals).…

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Is your child entitled to Free School Meals?

By Linn Hoggins | October 17, 2023

Why should I Apply? If you are eligible, your child will receive nutritious and healthy schools meals free of charge.  Your child will also be entitled to free school milk each day. What’s more, school will be able to claim additional funding from the government for each child in receipt of free schools meals. Even…

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Halloween Disco 2023

By Sarah Parnaby | October 16, 2023
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OOSC October Half Term – Bookings are now open!

By Linn Hoggins | October 12, 2023

Dear parents / carers OOSC booking is now open for October half term 2023!  We have lots of Halloween fun planned – CLICK HERE to find out more! The club will be open from 7.30am-5.30pm at a rate of £30 per day on the following dates: Monday 30th October 2023 until Friday 3rd November 2023 You…

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Show Racism the Red Card – Whole School Wear Red – Friday 20th October 2023

By Linn Hoggins | October 12, 2023

Dear parent /carer   To show our support for ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ we will be having a a non uniform and wear red day in school on Friday 20th October 2023 wearing non-uniform and something red.  We are not asking for a donation on this occasion but are asking children to wear red…

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Staffing & Finance Autumn Term 1 – Overview

By Linn Hoggins | October 11, 2023

Dear parent / carer   Governors of the Staffing and Finance (S&F) governor committee met recently for the first meeting of the academic year.     We reviewed the use of Sports Premium funding for 2022-23 and were pleased with the positive impact this funding continues to have in school.  More information can be found on…

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