Full Governing Body Meeting Overview – Autumn Term 2

By Linn Hoggins | December 4, 2020

Our Full Governing Body Meetings (and Committee meetings) continue to take place virtually and they remain well attended. The latest meeting took place on Monday 23rd November 2020 The Head Teacher provided us with a detailed update and we are pleased to hear of the resilience that both the children and staff have been showing since the…

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North East Homeless Charity – Donation Request

By Linn Hoggins | December 3, 2020

Our school would love to get involved in helping support the North East Homeless Charity.  It is based in our area and one of our parents has approached us to ask if we could help in any way.  Which we would love to! The North East Homeless charity is located on the fish quay, also…

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Christmas Dinner

By Linn Hoggins | December 2, 2020

We are very pleased to be able to offer all children a Christmas Dinner! Children in Nursery to Year 1 will have their Christmas Dinner on Wednesday 9th December (Year 2 to 6 will only have the option of a grab bag on this day). Year 2 to 6 will have their Christmas Dinner on…

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Christmas 2020 and the end of term!

By Linn Hoggins | December 1, 2020

Dear parent / carer   With Christmas just around the corner, we wanted to let you know what we have in store to celebrate Christmas at King Edward.  As you will no doubt have guessed, we will need to do some things differently due to COVID.  But we are confident that even observing the restrictions,…

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Hot Meals – Years 4 – 6

By Linn Hoggins | November 30, 2020

Dear parent /carer   Due to the successful roll out of hot meals across school, we are pleased to also be able to offer hot meals to Year 4-6 from tomorrow (Tuesday 1st December).  All children in school will now be able to have a hot school dinner.     Children will not have the choice…

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Year 5 Remote Learning

By Sarah Parnaby | November 27, 2020

Dear parent / carer Bubble isolation and remote learning You will have received a text today explaining that there has been a positive case of COVID in Year 5 and informing you that your child needs to isolate.  The electronic letter from PHE will have told you how long your child has to isolate for. …

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Curriculum and Outcomes Committee Governors Meeting Overview

By Linn Hoggins | November 23, 2020

The Curriculum and Outcomes Committee met virtually last week to discuss all aspects of teaching and learning.  We heard about the procedures that were put into place to support all of the children and staff back to school in September.  It is clear that our school is taking this seriously and the plans have taken into consideration…

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Thank you for your Donations!

By Linn Hoggins | November 20, 2020

Dear parent / carer   As you know, our children came in last Friday wearing their PJ’s to support the charity, Children in Need.  Thanks to your kind donations, we managed to raise an amazing £439.45!  This donation will support the charity in their work with children and young people in the UK.     We…

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NSPCC’s Speak Out, Stay Safe Online Programme (KS1 & KS2)

By Linn Hoggins | November 18, 2020

Please click on the link below to view an information letter regarding the NSPCC’s Speak Out, Staf Safe online programme: NSPCC’s Speak Out, Stay Safe Online Programme Information Letter to Parents/Carers  

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Birthday Parties!

By Linn Hoggins | November 18, 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,   As you know the last few months have been testing times for many of us and unfortunately lots of our children have missed out on so much due to the local lockdowns and restrictions. As a school, we are conscious that many of our children have missed out on celebrating…

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Odd Socks Day for Anti Bullying Week – Friday 20th November 2020

By Linn Hoggins | November 17, 2020

Odd Socks Day for Anti Bullying Week on Friday 20th November, children can wear odd socks to school (children to wear school uniform), no donation. Thank you

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Year 6 Remote Learning

By Sarah Parnaby | November 17, 2020

Dear parent / carer Bubble isolation and remote learning You will have received a text yesterday explaining that there has been a positive case of COVID in Year 6 and informing you that your child needs to isolate.  The electronic letter from PHE will have told you how long your child has to isolate for. …

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Children in Need Day – Friday 13th November 2020 – Children can wear Pyjamas

By Linn Hoggins | November 12, 2020

REMINDER Children in Need Day tomorrow – Friday 13th November 2020. Children can come to school in pyjamas (please wear something warm underneath and outdoor shoes), we are asking for a £1 donation for this charity. Thank you

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Letter to Year 4

By Sarah Parnaby | November 9, 2020

Dear parents/carers,   As you already know, Mrs Imray is absent due to her husband having a kidney transplant.  I am really pleased to be able to tell you that the early signs are that everything has gone well.  But obviously recovery will take a period of time, even once he is out of hospital.…

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Year 2-6 TTRS Competition

By Sarah Parnaby | November 9, 2020

Dear Parent/Carer, As part of our commitment to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, this November we are taking part in a competition for Maths Week England on Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS). It’s called Rock Out 2020 and it’s all done online via play.ttrockstars.com. For every correct answer to a multiplication…

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Hot Meals Trial Extended

By Linn Hoggins | November 5, 2020

Dear parent /carer   We are pleased to say that our hot meals trial began this week and has been going very well with children and staff enjoying the food on offer!  Because of this, we are looking to extend the trial further.     From Monday 9th November, children staying full days in our Nursery…

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Year 2 – National Phonics Screening Test

By Linn Hoggins | November 5, 2020

Year 2 – National Phonics Screening Test   Thursday 5th November 2020   Dear Parents / Carers,   Your child will soon be assessed on the National Phonics Screening Test at the end of November. This test should have been carried out in the Summer term, however, due to Covid-19 and school closures, the Government…

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Children in Need – Whole School Wear Pyjamas Day – Friday 13th November 2020

By Linn Hoggins | November 4, 2020

Dear parent / carer   BBC’s Children in Need are having their annual appeal on Friday 13th November.  In support of this, we would like children to come to school in their Pyjamas on Friday 13th November 2020.  Children are to wear something warm underneath and to wear outdoor shoes not slippers.  We are asking…

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Staffing and Finance Committee Meeting Overview – Autumn Term 1

By Linn Hoggins | November 3, 2020

The Staffing and Finance Committee held our first virtual meeting of the new school year on before half term. The committee continues to meet half termly to discuss matters associated with Staffing and Finance. Due to current restrictions the committee meet virtually and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. One of the…

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Thank you for your Donations!

By Linn Hoggins | October 23, 2020

Dear parent / carer   As you know, our children came in last Friday wearing something red to support the charity, Show Racism the Red Card.  Thanks to your kind donations, we managed to raise £363!  This money will enable their campaign workers to work with more young people and adults across the UK to…

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COVID Notification October 2020 Half Term

By Linn Hoggins | October 23, 2020

Dear parent / carer   It is essential that you notify school if your child or anyone in your household or support bubble received a positive COVID-19 test over October half term.  Please click here for further information shared by North Tyneside Public Health England.   Thank you   Kate Byrne Headteacher

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Information for Year 4 Parents/Carers

By Linn Hoggins | October 19, 2020

Dear parents/carers,   I am writing to let you know that Mrs Imray is going to be absent from school for the coming weeks.  Mrs Imray and her husband are happy for me to explain the unique reason, especially as her absence is soon after our children have had such a long time away from…

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Letter from Fireworks and Bonfire Night

By Linn Hoggins | October 12, 2020

Please click on the link below to view a letter from Northumbria Police regarding Fireworks and Bonfire Night. Fireworks and Bonfire Night Information Letter Thank you

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Premises and Pupil Safety Committee Meeting, Friday 9th October 2020 – Overview

By Linn Hoggins | October 12, 2020

The Premises and Pupil Safety Committee held our first virtual meeting of the new school year held on Friday.  As you know, we meet at least termly to discuss matters around the premises and the safety of the school community, although last term thanks to Covid, we met a little more frequently! One of the…

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Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 5th October 2020 – Meeting Overview

By Linn Hoggins | October 9, 2020

Our Full Governing Body Meetings (and Committee meetings) continue to take place virtually and they remain well attended.   During our latest meeting on the 5th of October our Chair and Vice Chair were re-elected for another year and our committee structures and responsibilities were slightly amended to ensure we remain in a strong position to support the schools strategic…

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Reception Classes – Activity Packs

By Linn Hoggins | October 9, 2020

Dear parents / carers,  The children have settled into life in Reception brilliantly and it is lovely to see them engaging so well with their learning.  We have put some activity packs in your children’s book bags this week and will be adding another next week. Under normal circumstances, we would invite you into school…

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King Edward Out of School Club: Halloween Holiday Club Activity Programme – Monday 26th October – Friday 30th October 2020

By Linn Hoggins | October 9, 2020

Our Out of School Club will be open over the October half term from Monday 26th October to Friday 30th October 2020.  If you would like to book a place, please book online by logging into School Gateway. Please click on the link below to view the Halloween activities which have been planned for the…

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Show Racism the Red Card

By Linn Hoggins | October 9, 2020

Dear parent /carer ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ is the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity.  They work throughout the UK delivering anti-racism workshops to more than 50,000 people every year, while also providing specialist training to teachers.  Every penny they receive makes a real difference to a young person’s life and will enable their campaign…

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Dog Fouling Outside School Grounds

By Linn Hoggins | October 8, 2020

Unfortunately, since our return to school this term we have had a small number of parents highlighting that there is an issue with some dog fouling on the footpaths around our school, which is causing families to have to avoid it when bringing children to and from school. We understand that this may very well…

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Nursery/KEEP Parents Evening – Monday 12th October 2020 and Friday 6th November 2020

By Linn Hoggins | October 7, 2020

Further to the post on Tuesday 6th October 2020 regarding Nursery/KEEP Parents Evening (click here), please click on the link below to book a parents evening appointment for your nursery child. Please only book one appointment.  If you book an appointment and can no longer attend, please call the school office on 0191 8141455 where…

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Nursery Parents Evening – Monday 12th October 2020 and Friday 6th November 2020

By Linn Hoggins | October 6, 2020

Dear Nursery parent /carer We are very aware that when children arrive on site, their teachers are no longer available to catch up with parents as they are now in class ready to start teaching and learning during the soft start.  With this in mind, we have made the decision to hold our Nursery parents…

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School lunches for the next week and a half

By Kate Byrne | October 4, 2020

Dear parents/carers,   Unfortunately, I have been informed over the weekend that a member of the school catering staff has testing positive for Covid 19.  The member of staff has not been in school since Tuesday and they did not leave the school kitchen on Monday and Tuesday.  Therefore there is no risk to your…

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Parents Evening (Reception to Year 6) – Monday 5th October 2020 and Monday 12th October 2020

By Linn Hoggins | October 2, 2020

Further to the post earlier on in the week regarding Parents Evening (click here for details), please click on the relevant link below for your Child’s class to book an appointment time. Please only book one appointment per child. If you book an appointment and can no longer attend, please call the school office on…

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Urgent help and understanding with yellow zig zags on a Friday

By Kate Byrne | October 2, 2020

Dear parents and carers,   Outside our school are yellow zig zags which are there to keep all of our children safe.  On a Friday a number of parents/carers are thoughtlessly parking on these yellow zig zags when they collect their children for the afternoon.   PLEASE can you ALL think of the safety of…

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Notification of INSET Days

By Sarah Parnaby | September 30, 2020

Dear parent /carer   I would like to give you notice of two INSET days this term.  School will be closed to all children and parents for staff training on the following dates:   Friday 6th November Monday 9th November   We have chosen a Friday as one of the INSET days as the majority…

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OOSC Open October Half Term

By Sarah Parnaby | September 30, 2020

Dear parent /carer   Following the expression of interest form shared with parents a few weeks ago, we have decided to open Out of School Club for October half term.  Though there are difficulties for us to overcome in opening and staffing the club in the current climate, we appreciate that a number of our…

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Parents Evening Oct 20

By Sarah Parnaby | September 30, 2020

Dear parent /carer   We are very aware that when children arrive on site, their teachers are no longer available to catch up with parents as they are now in class ready to start teaching and learning during the soft start.  With this in mind, we have made the decision to hold parents evening earlier…

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Hot Meals Trial

By Linn Hoggins | September 30, 2020

Dear parent /carer Following the post shared with parents last week, I would like to confirm that we will be beginning a two week trial of hot meals from Monday 12th October. Who is included in the trial? Children in Reception and Year 1 will be provided with hot meals during the trial.  This is…

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Information letter from Operation Encompass

By Linn Hoggins | September 28, 2020

Please click on the link: Information letter regarding Operation Encompass Thank you

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School Update

By Sarah Parnaby | September 25, 2020

Dear parents and carers,   Thank you all for your patience as we have all settled back into the routines of school life.  It has been an absolute pleasure to have all of your children back in school and to see and catch up with parents and carers as well.  As you’ll know, many things…

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