Year 5 Parents/Carers

By Linn Hoggins | January 17, 2020

On Wednesday 29th January 2020, as part of PSHE, Year 5 will be learning about safe and unsafe adults through the education programme of Alright Charlie  You can view the video that we will be using via YouTube.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.

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RSE in the Curriculum

By Linn Hoggins | January 17, 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,  As you may already be aware, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, will soon be forming part of the National Curriculum. This change becomes statutory as of September 2020.  As part of our school’s wider Personal, Social and Health Education programme, your child will be receiving age appropriate lessons on…

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King Edward Out of School Club: February Holiday Club Activity Programme – Monday 17th February 2020 to Friday 21st February 2020

By Linn Hoggins | January 16, 2020

Please click on the link below to view a copy of the King Edward Out of School Club: February Holiday Club Activity Programme Planning – Monday 17th February 2020 to Friday 21st February 2020: King Edward Out of School Club February Half Term Planning

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Parking at Energie Fitness Gym

By Linn Hoggins | January 16, 2020

Dear parent /carer On behalf of the Manager at Energie Fitness Gym, we would like to make parents aware that the gym’s car park is not available for school use.  This is privately owned property for gym members only.  Parents / carers are asked not to use the gym’s car park at pick up and…

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Reception to Year 6 Parents Evening – Monday 27th January 2020 and Thursday 6th February 2020

By Linn Hoggins | January 15, 2020

Reception to Year 6 Parents Evening – Monday 27th January 2020 and Thursday 6th February 2020 Please enter your details and select an appointment time. You will need to enter a valid email address when completing this form, you will then receive an email confirming your appointment time. Class 4O have parents evening on a…

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Advance Diary Dates – Spring Term 2020

By Linn Hoggins | January 13, 2020

Please click on the link below to view our Spring Term 2020 Advance Diary Dates. Advance Diary Dates – Spring Term 2020

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Mobile Phones in School (Years 4 – 6 only)

By Linn Hoggins | January 10, 2020

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 travelling…

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Staffing and Finance Governor Meeting – Overview – Autumn Term 2

By Linn Hoggins | December 20, 2019

Dear parent / carer The second staffing and finance committee meeting of the academic year took place earlier this term.  The committee meets half termly to review and address all issues of staffing and finance. Any relevant information and actions are fed back into the full governing body meetings.  During the meeting we discussed: The…

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Key Stage 2 Carol Service at St Augustins Church – Pick up Arrangements

By Linn Hoggins | December 16, 2019

The children in Years 4, 5 & 6 will be singing at St Augustins Church, North Shields on Tuesday 17th December 2019 at 2pm, all families are welcome to attend. Please complete the online pick up arrangements slip below for after the Service. Thank you KS2 Carol Service at St Augustins Church Pick Up Arrangements

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Whole School (Nursery to Year 6) Christmas Jumper/Non Uniform Day – Friday 13th December 2019

By Linn Hoggins | December 11, 2019

We are having a whole school (Nursery to Year 6) Christmas Jumper/Non Uniform Day on Friday 13th December 2019. We are kindly asking for donations for the Bay Food Bank, North Shields, items include: Tinned/Packet Potatoes Long Life Milk* Rice Pudding Custard (Tin or Packet) Savoury Snacks (Crisps etc)* Sweet Snacks (Chocolate, selection boxes etc)*…

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FOKE School Fayre – Friday 13th December 2019- Cancelled

By Linn Hoggins | December 11, 2019

Unfortunately, FOKE have told us this morning that they are unable to go ahead with the school fayre due to a lack of helpers.  Unfortunately, as we were not aware of this at all until this morning, despite a lot of staff help, the fayre will not now go ahead. We will meet with FOKE…

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Choir Members – Christingle Service – Tuesday 10th December 2019

By Linn Hoggins | December 10, 2019

To all choir parents/carers: If your child is performing at the Christingle at Christ Church tonight, can they please bring their Christingle they have made with them and come to the side entrance at Christ Church for 6 pm. The main church door for parents/carers will not be open until 6.15 pm. Thank you

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Choir Club Cancelled Thursday 12th December & Thursday 19th December 2019

By Linn Hoggins | December 9, 2019

Apologies there will be no more Choir club this term due to staff illness. All other music events including the Christingle and the singing at St Augustins will still go ahead as normal. Thank you

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Catering Services – School Meals Update

By Linn Hoggins | December 6, 2019

Catering Services Food Menu – Monday 9th December 2019, food options will be as follows: Sausage and potato mash with beans.  Vegetarian option will be vegetable fingers with potato mash and beans.  Also available will be jacket potato, sandwiches and salad bar. Desert will be arctic roll. The local authority have informed us that our…

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Full Governing Body Meeting Overview – Autumn Term 2

By Linn Hoggins | December 5, 2019

It was another busy agenda for the second Full Governing Body meeting of this year. We focused on a range of issues and held detailed discussions on issues such as SEND provision, pupil premium spending, the school site and progress towards the school improvement plan priorities for this year. I am pleased to report that…

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Whole School Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 6th December 2019

By Linn Hoggins | December 4, 2019

REMINDER – Children can wear their Christmas jumpers/non-uniform on Friday 6th December 2019, we are asking for a £1 donation on this day. Thank you

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Catering Services – Lunch Options – Thursday 5th December and Friday 6th December 2019

By Linn Hoggins | December 4, 2019

Message from Catering Services, unfortunately there is a fault in the kitchen.  We are unable to offer a hot lunch to children on Wednesday 4th December 2019, sandwiches will be available for lunch.  The local authority are trying to fix the issue.   Catering Services have arranged for hot lunches on Thursday and Friday, the…

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Support our Local Foodbank this Christmas

By Linn Hoggins | December 3, 2019

Dear parent / carer We are collecting donations this year for The BAY Foodbank in North Shields.  The BAY Foodbank aims to provide emergency food provision to individuals or families experiencing financial crisis.   This Christmas, they have created a wish list of  items that would be of great benefit to families in need.  This includes:…

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Exciting Tudor Workshop

By Linn Hoggins | November 29, 2019

Dear parent / carer Year 5 are getting a visit from ‘That History Bloke’ next week on Tuesday 3rd December.  He will be providing the children with a unique insight into their current topic of The Tudors through an exciting workshop.  This interactive and engaging workshop is an amazing experience for the children. To help…

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Help our school community stay safe on site

By Linn Hoggins | November 28, 2019

Dear parent / carer We want everyone in our school community to be safe and happy while using our school site.  With the dark nights now making the site dark before 4.00pm, it has been a good time to review access to our site and at the same time remind you of a few things…

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Flu-like Illness & Diarrhoea / Vomiting in Schools – Information for Pupils, Parents and Staff

By Linn Hoggins | November 28, 2019

Please click on the link below to view an important information letter from Public Health England regarding flu-like illness and diarrhoea / Vomiting in Schools: Important information letter from Public Health England

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FOKE Family Film Night – Monday 2nd December 2019

By Sarah Parnaby | November 21, 2019

Friends of King Edward look forward to welcoming you and your children to our Family Film Night.  This year, we will be screening ‘The Grinch’ (2018). Tickets are £2.00 each for adults and £1.00 each for children.  Tickets are limited and this event is very popular so please be quick in purchasing your tickets.  As…

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Class 4L Swimming Tuition

By Linn Hoggins | November 20, 2019

Dear Parent/Carers Due to temporary closure of Tynemouth Swimming pool year 4L swimming lessons will now be on a Monday morning and held at Waves leisure pool. Lessons will commence from Monday 25th November the final lesson for this class will be Monday 9th December 2019. Thank you Leigh Leese Class Teacher

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Y5 Plant a Tree!

By Sarah Parnaby | November 12, 2019

Dear parent / carer As part of the Woodland Trust ‘free trees for school’s’ initiative, we have received a large number of trees to plant on our school site.  Planting trees in school can make a positive difference to our children and the whole community because: Green spaces improve physical and mental health Trees and…

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Important Parent/Carer letter regarding the Flu Nasal Spray

By Linn Hoggins | November 11, 2019

Please click on the link below to view an important letter from Northumbria Healthcare NHS regarding the flu nasal spray. Thank you Important Letter from Northumbria Healthcare NHS regarding the flu nasal spray

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Advance Warning – Increased Out of School Club Fees from April 2020

By Linn Hoggins | November 8, 2019

Dear parent / carer I would like to make you aware that from 1st April 2020, there will be a slight increase in fees for Out of School Club (OOSC) sessions.  We have aimed to keep our fees as low as possible and are still very competitive with other local childcare providers.   The new prices…

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Year 5 Visit to North Shields Low Lights Museum – Thursday 21st November 2019

By Linn Hoggins | November 5, 2019

Dear parents / carers, As a part of our current topic ‘The Tudors’ we will be visiting the North Shields Low Lights Museum. The children will take part in different workshops during the day, including a tour of the Fish Quay where they will learn about its history and look at Tudor maps of the…

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Children in Need – Dress in Pyjamas – Friday 15th November 2019

By Linn Hoggins | November 5, 2019

The whole school (Nursery to Year 6) will be raising money for Children in Need on Friday 15th November 2019, children can come to school wearing pyjamas and bring in a £1 donation for the Children in Need charity. Children need to be dressed sensibly and warmly, dressed for a cold day (wear their pyjamas…

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North Tyneside Athletics Network (NOTAN) – Commemorative Fun Run in North Shields – Sunday 17th November 2019

By Linn Hoggins | October 22, 2019

North of the Tyne Athletics Network (NOTAN) are hosting a Commemorative Fun Run in North Shields town centre on Sunday 17th November 2019.  NOTAN are hoping you may be able to support the event by encouraging local children to get involved. The event is targeted at non-affiliated athletes from Riverside, Chirton and Collingwood wards.  The…

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Update regarding school lunch service

By Linn Hoggins | October 22, 2019

Dear parents / carers Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are still experiencing an issue with our school kitchen.  As a temporary measure, food will be cooked off site by our cook and transported to school for service.  Unfortunately, this means we are still not able to offer the full menu usually available. Tomorrow,…

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School Tennis Programme

By Linn Hoggins | October 22, 2019

If your child is interested in playing tennis there is a new mini tennis after school club on Wednesday evenings, 3.45pm – 4.45pm at John Spence High School. Please click on the link below for more information: Mini Tennis at John Spence High School Information Letter Mrs Cunningham

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Staff and Finance Governor Meeting – Overview – Autumn Term 1

By Linn Hoggins | October 22, 2019

The first Staffing and Finance (S&F) committee meeting of the academic year took place last week. The committee meets half termly to review and address all issues of staffing and finance. Any relevant information and actions are fed back into the full governing body meetings.  During the meeting we: Agreed the terms of reference for…

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Cold Lunch Option Only – Tuesday 22nd October 2019

By Linn Hoggins | October 21, 2019

Due to a fault with kitchen equipment there is no hot lunch tomorrow (Tuesday 22nd October 2019). We will serve sandwiches, crisps, salad and arctic roll or please provide a packed lunch for your child. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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REMINDER – REMEMBER TO RENEW YOUR 30 HOUR CODE

By Linn Hoggins | October 21, 2019

If you have a child in our nursery who is currently in our KEEP, please remember to renew your 30 hour code by 30th November 2019. Thank you.

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Operation Encompass The Next Steps – Parent Drop In – Thursday 5th December 2019, 8.30am

By Linn Hoggins | October 21, 2019

We will be having an Operation Encompass The Next Steps – Parent drop in on Thursday 5th December 2019 at 8.30am.  If you would like to come along and talk about any concerns you have please pop into the school office. Thank you

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FOKE Halloween Disco – Thursday 24th October 2019 – Online Permission Form

By Linn Hoggins | October 17, 2019

If your child would like to attend the FOKE Halloween Disco on Thursday 24th October 2019 you must first purchase a ticket from the school office AND then complete the safe collection online permission form below. Thank you FOKE Halloween Disco – Online Permission Form

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Nursery / KEEP Parents Evening – Monday 11th November 2019 / Monday 18th November 2019

By Linn Hoggins | October 16, 2019

If your child attends the Nursery and you would like to book a parents evening appointment, please click on the link below: Nursery/KEEP Parents Evening Online Booking Form If your child attends both the Nursery and the KEEP, please only book 1 appointment.  You will see both Miss Owen and Mrs Henderson at the same…

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Important Changes to our Attendance Policy and Term Time Holidays

By Linn Hoggins | October 15, 2019

Dear parent / carer After significant discussion in school with senior leaders and governors, as well as robust consultation with the Local Authority, we are changing our policy with regard to holidays taken during term time.  All holidays taken from 1st January 2020 will be unauthorised unless there are exceptional circumstances. This will be assessed…

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FOKE Halloween Disco – Thursday 24th October 2019

By Linn Hoggins | October 15, 2019

It’s that time of year again….. Halloween disco is on THURSDAY 24TH OCTOBER. 🎃🎃 TICKETS GO ON SALE THURSDAY 17th OCTOBER from the school office. We would really appreciate volunteers to make this event as success. Please contact the school office if you can help set up, KS1 disco or KS2 disco. K Edward Primary will be…

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Out of School Club – Spooktacular Half Term Halloween Activity Week

By Linn Hoggins | October 10, 2019

There are still places available for our Out of School Half Term Halloween Acclivity week – Monday 29th October 2019 – Friday 1st November 2019. Booking for Out of School Club Club this October half term is now open in the School Gateway App with lots of exciting activities and a cinema trip!  Just go to…

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