Years 2 – 6 – Times Table Rock Stars

By Linn Hoggins | September 26, 2022

Dear Parents/ Carers, As we begin this new academic year, we are looking forward to launching our Times Tables Rock Star battles for Years 2-6. To ensure your child receives the most secure, feature-rich and enjoyable experience of TTRS please ensure they are using the most up-to-date version. If using a website, you can do…

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Uniform Swaps

By Linn Hoggins | September 22, 2022

Dear parent / carer    We will be hosting a uniform swap twice yearly for pre-loved uniform.  This will be an opportunity to donate any uniform that you no longer require but which is still in good condition.  You can then pick up any items you require.     On uniform swap days, bring any uniform…

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Early Years Outdoor Area

By Linn Hoggins | September 16, 2022

Dear parent / carer   You may have noticed some disruption and change to the Early Years outdoor area and that the spaces are less organised than usual.  We just want to reassure you that this is temporary.  We are busy investing a significant amount in improving the space for our little ones.  This will…

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DoodleMaths Back-to-School Competition – Years 1, 2 & 3

By Linn Hoggins | September 15, 2022

Dear Year 1, 2 & 3 Parents / Carers,   We are excited to be taking part in the DoodleMaths Back-to-School Competition.   To take part the children need to be working in the green zone for 14 consecutive days from 23rd September – 6th October.   After the 6th October, the percentage of students in each…

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Reception – How We Learn Meeting – Monday 26th September 2022 at 5pm

By Linn Hoggins | September 15, 2022

Dear Parents / Carers,   Thank you for all of your support during your child’s first two weeks in Reception class. The children have settled in brilliantly and we are looking forward to a happy and successful year ahead.    We’d like to invite you into school for a ‘How we Learn’ meeting in school…

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High School applications for September 2023 are now open

By Linn Hoggins | September 13, 2022

The application process for parents/carers to apply for a High School place for September 2023 is now open.   To apply for a High School place for your child, please click the link: North Tyneside Council – Online School Applications – Reception Class   We also recommend you click on the following links which includes…

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Reception applications for September 2023 are now open

By Linn Hoggins | September 13, 2022

The application process for parents/carers to apply for a Reception place for September 2023 is now open.   To apply for a Reception place for your child, please click the link: North Tyneside Council – Online School Applications – Reception Class   We also recommend you click on the following links which includes a handy leaflet…

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Year 4 Weardale Activity Centre Residential visit – March 2023

By Linn Hoggins | September 9, 2022

Dear Parents/Carers, We would like to invite you and your child to a meeting regarding the Year 4 residential trip to the Weardale Activity Centre in March 2023. The meeting will take place on Thursday 29th September 2022 at 5 p.m. in our main hall. A representative from the Centre will come and share their…

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Year 6 – John Spence Community High School – Open Evening – Monday 19th September 2022

By Linn Hoggins | September 9, 2022

John Spence Community High School are having their first Open Evening for children in Year 6 on Monday 19th September 2022 at 5pm.  Please see information letter: John Spence Community Open Evening – Information for Parents Letter You can also click the link: John Spence Open Evening Information for Parents

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Start of year reminders September 2022

By Linn Hoggins | September 7, 2022

Dear parent / carer   As we move into a new school year, can we please remind you of a few points of policy to keep all children safe and happy in school.   No nuts – We are a nut free school.  As a number of children have severe allergies, we do not allow…

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Operation Encompass Information Letter

By Linn Hoggins | September 6, 2022

Please click on the link: Operation Encompass Letter – September 2022 to view an information letter regarding an innovative project with North Tyneside Council and Northumbria Police. Thank you

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Social Media Update September 2022

By Linn Hoggins | September 5, 2022

Dear parents / carers   As we enter the new school year, we have decided to make some changes to how we share information with parents on social media.   With immediate effect, we will no longer use our closed Facebook page.  The page will be deleted in the near future.  Instead, we will be…

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North Tyneside Council – Household Support Fund

By Linn Hoggins | July 20, 2022

North Tyneside Council has recently been awarded further grant funding by the Government to support vulnerable households impacted by the increased cost of living.   The fund is to support a wide range of households to meet their essential living costs.  This specifically relates to food, utilities and water rates.  In some circumstances of genuine…

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Staffing news

By Kate Byrne | July 15, 2022

Miss Owen – Nursery Unfortunately Miss Owen has been extremely poorly this week.  Earlier in the week she was admitted to hospital with sepsis.  As you may know, sepsis is a dangerous and potentially life threatening infection.  I am therefore very relieved to be able to tell you that she is now recovering and has…

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Current Year 3 – Next Year 4 children – Residential Trip – Weardale Adventure Centre

By Linn Hoggins | July 15, 2022

Dear parents/carers,   I would like to inform you that when your child is in year 4, they will have the opportunity to have a residential experience in 2023!   The proposed trip is planned for Wednesday 29th March 2023 until Friday 31st March 2023.  This will be a two night, three day adventure, where…

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Primary self-care plan

By Linn Hoggins | July 12, 2022

Summer holidays are an opportunity to recharge, but many young people find themselves struggling without the structure and support school provides. This self care summer pack can help young people find strategies to support their mental health and wellbeing over the holidays. Primary self-care plan

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Jubilee Book 2022

By Linn Hoggins | July 12, 2022

Dear parents / carers   The Department for Education has commissioned a commemorative book ‘Queen Elizabeth: A Platinum Jubilee Celebration’ as a gift to all children in state-funded primary school education in the UK.  It is written for a reading age of 9 to 10 years old, upper key stage 2.   The book explains…

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Summer Fair Thank You and Winners 2022

By Linn Hoggins | July 11, 2022

Dear parents / carers   I would like to say an enormous thank you to everyone who donated a prize or came along to support our summer fair.  We were blown away by the incredible generosity of our parents and carers.  Thank you also to all the staff and members of the wider school community…

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Samba Band as part of The Mouth of the Tyne Festival – Saturday 9th July 2022

By Linn Hoggins | July 8, 2022

Dear Parents/Carers,   Just a few reminders for tomorrow.   Please can the children wear a white t-shirt and jeans or shorts. The drummers will be best in jeans as their drums are metal,quite heavy and may rub on their bare legs.  If it is hot like today, suncream, a hat and sunglasses may be…

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Year 5 Parents – RSE – ‘Alright Charlie’

By Linn Hoggins | July 7, 2022

On Wednesday 13th July Year 5 will be watching ‘Alright Charlie’ as part of their Safe Relationships topic in RSE.  This is an important aspect of safeguarding our children our children, especially as they are online a lot more often.  If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Year 5 team (year5@kingedward.org).…

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End of Year Reports 2022

By Linn Hoggins | July 6, 2022

Dear parents / carers   As we come to the end of another school year, we are pleased to share your child’s end of year report!   Nursery – Reception The end of year report for the Early Years Foundation Stage will come home with your child this week.  Reports in EYFS are in a…

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Choir Opera Events at The Parks, North Shields – July 2022

By Linn Hoggins | July 5, 2022

Dear Parents/Carers,   At last I can confirm some final details about our Opera Event at The Parks. The rehearsals in school have gone well and it looks like it will be a fantastic show!   On Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July children will be collected by coach from school and then returned by…

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How to buy uniform for September 2022

By Linn Hoggins | July 1, 2022

Dear parent / carer   In preparation for next academic year, we will give each year group a dedicated day on which you can buy uniform.  Please plan ahead for any uniform you may need at the start of the next academic year.     To avoid long queues, we ask that you please only attend…

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Exciting news!

By Kate Byrne | June 30, 2022

Exciting news! We’ve got a new member of the Leadership Team! Nigel is so tired at the end of every week from such busy days in school………that we’ve got him a baby sister to help! Meet Winnie!

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Classes for September!

By Kate Byrne | June 30, 2022

Following on from the last webpost, these are the classes for September 2022!   Current teacher/class                                          Teacher from September    Reception D                           …

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September 2022!

By Kate Byrne | June 30, 2022

Dear parents and carers, With just a few weeks left before the end of the school year we are obviously working hard thinking about and preparing for September.  I very much hope that the school year ahead brings the first uninterupted school year in three years!  Fingers crossed for us all!   We are thinking and…

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Languages Week at King Edward Primary School – Come and see your child’s work on Friday 8th July 2022 from 9am

By Linn Hoggins | June 28, 2022

Next week is Languages Week, come and admire your child’s learning over a croissant and chocolat chaud in the Community Room on Friday 8th July from 9am.

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RSE Day – Thursday 30th June 2022 – Non-uniform Day

By Linn Hoggins | June 27, 2022

We are celebrating RSE Day in school on Thursday 30th June 2022, children can come to school in non uniform and the theme is ‘Celebrating Differences – Everyone can Sparkle’! Please see click on the link below for more information: RSA Day – Thursday 30th June 2022 Parent/Carer Flyer      

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Summer Fair 2022

By Linn Hoggins | June 14, 2022

Dear parents / carers   We are pleased to announce we will be hosting a summer fair on Friday 8th July from 3.30pm to 5.00pm.  The fair will be held on the school field (or indoors in adverse weather conditions).     We will have a range of refreshment and entertainment stalls at the fair.  The…

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Year 6 Parents/Carers – RSE Curriculum Information

By Linn Hoggins | June 14, 2022

Dear Parent / Carer,   As part of the Year 6 RSE curriculum, the children learn about different relationships, puberty and human reproduction. To support this curriculum objective, we will watch the Primary Teach KS2 video ‘Operation Ouch! How babies are made’ in our lesson.   A link to the video can be found here should you…

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HH Sports Coaching 3 weeks Summer Sports Coaching Camps with Harry Hoggins

By Linn Hoggins | June 14, 2022

HH Sports Coaching with coach Harry Hoggins is running a 3 week multi sports camp at King Edward Primary School for children aged 7 to 11.  Cost is £15 per session. Week commencing: Monday 25th July, Tuesday 26th July & Wednesday 27th July Monday 1st August, Tuesday 2nd August & Wednesday 3rd August 2022 Monday…

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NSPCC Childhood day on Friday 10th June 2022

By Linn Hoggins | June 6, 2022

This Friday (10th June) is the NSPCC Childhood Day. We will be celebrating this day in school with a non-uniform day where children are invited to come to school dressed however they would like – feeling free to simply be themselves (clothing should be school appropriate).   There is no charge for this event but…

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THE VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR NOW AT KING EDWARD PRIMARY SCHOOL!

By Linn Hoggins | June 6, 2022

Books, books and more books….whether you’re buying birthday gifts, a treat for your child or simply books to enjoy every day…We have something for everyone all available at this week’s Virtual Book Fair by Books for Bugs.   You and your children will be pleased to know there is a huge range of brand-new books…

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NSPCC Speak out. Stay Safe. programme

By Linn Hoggins | May 27, 2022

Dear Parent/Carer I am pleased to tell you that this term we will be participating in the NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. online programme. This consists of an online assembly and supporting classroom based activities. Speak out. Stay safe. is a safeguarding programme available to all primary schools in the UK and Channel Islands. It…

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Year 1 Times Table Rock Stars

By Linn Hoggins | May 25, 2022

Dear Parents / Carers,   Year One children have now all been given login details for Times Table Rock Stars and have accessed the software/App in school.   You will find the login details attached to your child’s reading diary.   For those of you with older children currently in school, this is probably something you are…

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Year 6 Leavers Events 2022

By Linn Hoggins | May 19, 2022

Dear parent / carer   In just eight school weeks we will be saying goodbye to our Year 6 children as they leave us to continue their educational journey at High School.  To send our Year 6 2022 leavers off in style, we have organised a number of events and treats for them in the…

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Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

By Linn Hoggins | May 18, 2022

Dear parent / carer   We are having a day of celebrations in school on Friday 27th May in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee!   Non-uniform – Children are invited to come into school on Friday 27th in non-uniform and red white and blue.   Inflatables – We will be having a big inflatable…

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Caterlink Fun Day Lunch – Thursday 19th May 2022

By Linn Hoggins | May 13, 2022

Caterlink are hosting a special lunch on Thursday 19th May 2022:   The menu will be:   Sausage in a Bun Cheese and Tomato Pizza Served with: Potato Wedges Baked Beans Coleslaw Followed by: Lemon Drizzle Cake Fresh Fruit Salad Caterlink Fun Day Menu Children in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 will receive a…

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OOSC May 2022

By Sarah Parnaby | May 10, 2022

Dear parents / carers OOSC booking is now open for May half term 2022!  We have lots of Jubilee 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 May to Wednesday 1st June 2022 You…

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Year 2 SATS INFORMATION 2022

By Linn Hoggins | May 6, 2022

Dear parents and carers Below is some key information regarding the Year 2 SATS: Year 2 – KS1 SATS Information for Parents/Carers 2022 If you have any concerns or questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.  

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