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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Sports Day 2022

By Linn Hoggins | May 5, 2022

Dear parents / carers   Sports Day for children in Reception to Year 6 will take place on Friday 20th May.  Children will have the chance to take part in a range of sporting activities on the school field and should come to school in their PE kit.  Parents are invited to attend to watch…

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Year 6 SATS Information – May 2022

By Linn Hoggins | May 3, 2022

Dear parents and carers, As you will be aware, Y6 SATs begin next week.  Below is some key information for you. Here is some useful information Year 6 SATs for Parents about the week itself and about the tests. The information above includes a timetable of which tests are on which day. Whilst the SAT tests are very…

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Northumbria Connected Information for Parents/Carers

By Linn Hoggins | May 3, 2022

On behalf of Northumbria Police please click on the links below to view a letter from ACC Hutchinson and an information leaflet for parents/carers. Thank you Northumbria Connected ACC Letter   Northumbria Connected – web sign up leaflet  

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Unicef Fundraising Day 06.05.22

By Linn Hoggins | April 29, 2022

Dear parents / carers   As you are no doubt aware, the war in Ukraine is placing millions of children and their families in immediate danger.  At King Edward Primary School, our School Council have come up with a number of fundraising ideas to support those at risk.  All proceeds will go to Unicef, a…

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Year 6 High Borrans – Further Details

By Linn Hoggins | April 28, 2022

Dear parents / carers   As we approach the High Borrans trip in May, we would like to share some further information with you about the trip.     High Borrans permission form   Your child will bring home a permission form with them tonight entitled ‘High Borrans Dietary, Medical & Contact Information Form – Under…

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Y4 High Borrans Final Details

By Linn Hoggins | April 7, 2022

Dear parents / carers   With the Y4 trip to High Borrans just around the corner, we thought it would be useful to share some final arrangements and reminders.     Parent meeting Please click here to see slides that were shared during the meeting.   Medication If you have not already done so, please ensure…

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Holidays During Term Time

By Linn Hoggins | April 7, 2022

Dear parents / carers   Can we please remind all parents and carers that children should not be taken out of school during term time for holidays.  It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that children of compulsory school age attend school to receive a full time education.    Current government legislation makes it…

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Healthy Living Week – Monday 23rd May 2022 until Friday 27th May 2022

By Linn Hoggins | April 7, 2022

We are hosting our annual Healthy Living week at the end of May and are busy organising and planning lots of fun sports and healthy living activities for our children. It would be brilliant if any parents/carers could come into school during Healthy Living week .  If you have any experience as a sports coach or could…

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Caterlink After Easter 2022

By Linn Hoggins | April 7, 2022

Dear parents / carers   Please read the below information about the school meals provision after the Easter holidays.   Menu When we return after the Easter holidays we are pleased to announce that Caterlink will be providing their full menu!  This is a three week menu which will begin on ‘week 1’ at the…

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Easter Egg Decorating Competition – Winners !!

By Linn Hoggins | April 6, 2022

A massive thank you to all children who entered the Easter egg decorating competition, we had so many amazing eggs it was so hard to choose the winners, we are so proud of all our children who have taken the time to enjoy making them for us all to see.  A big thank you to…

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Governors Staff and Finance Committee Meeting Minutes -04.04.22

By Linn Hoggins | April 6, 2022

The Governor Staffing and Finance Committee met today (04.04.22) and I am delighted to report that the school remains in a financially healthy position at the end of the financial year and will therefore be able to continue to invest in additional staffing and ongoing improvements to the building and grounds throughout the year. Having said this, there are significant challenges,…

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Uniform Price Increase 25/04/2022

By Linn Hoggins | April 5, 2022

Dear parents / carers   The cost of purchasing school uniform will increase from Monday 25th April 2022.     These prices have been agreed by governors and are a direct result of increased costs from our supplier.  Sadly our supplier has seen increased costs over the past year due to rising costs in their own…

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Changes to COVID guidance and what to do if your child is unwell

By Linn Hoggins | April 4, 2022

Dear Parents, As you will know, from 1 April 2022 free universal testing for COVID-19 is no longer available for most people. Attending face to face education or childcare is hugely important for children and young people’s health and their future. As we learn to live safely with coronavirus (COVID-19), the imperative remains to reduce…

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Winnie the Pooh Week – Nursery, Reception & Year 1

By Linn Hoggins | March 31, 2022

Dear parent / carer   Children in EYFS and Year 1 have been taking part in Winnie the Pooh Week this week! This is a well-being initiative aimed specifically at our younger children to encourage them to explore and discuss their feelings, friendships and relationships. We would like to invite all children in Nursery, Reception…

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Easter Activities 2022

By Linn Hoggins | March 30, 2022

Dear parents / carers   In the run up to Easter, we have a few activities planned in school to mark the season!   Easter coffee morning   We are very excited to begin returning to some pre-COVID normality in the coming weeks and months!  We would like to invite parents along to an Easter…

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HH Sports Coaching with Harry Hoggins Easter Camp – Monday 11th April, Tuesday 12th April & Wednesday 13th April 2022

By Linn Hoggins | March 28, 2022

HH Sports Coaching with Harry Hoggins is hosting a 3 day Multi Sports Camp during the February 2022 Half Term at King Edward Primary School on Monday 11th April 2022, Tuesday 12th April 2022 and Wednesday13th April 2022.  To book a place, scan the QR code below or click on the link: HH Sports Coaching…

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Catering Services – Change of lunch menu this week

By Linn Hoggins | March 28, 2022

Catering Services have advised us of these changes that have been to the school lunches this week made in the run up to the end of their contract with us.   Tuesday 29th March 2022 Cheese and tomato pizza Salmon pasta bake Jelly and ice cream   Wednesday 30th March 2022 Pork meatballs and pasta…

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Year 2 Rocket Phonics and Reading

By Linn Hoggins | March 28, 2022

Dear Parents / Carers,    Firstly, thank you for all of your support throughout the year in helping support reading and phonics at home. The support that you give children at home is invaluable and by regularly reading with the children, you play a huge role in the progress that they make.    We are…

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Caterlink Payment System April 2022

By Linn Hoggins | March 28, 2022

Dear parents / carers   As you know, Caterlink will soon be our school meals provider.  Please read on below to find out how to pay for school meals from 1st April using Caterlink’s Online Payment System.     Nursery/KEEP  From 1st April, children who have a lunch in the Nursery/KEEP will switch to Caterlink’s Online…

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Y4 High Borrans Further Details

By Sarah Parnaby | March 18, 2022

Dear parents / carers As we approach the High Borrans trip in April, we would like to share some further information with you about the trip. High Borrans permission form Your child will bring home a permission form with them tonight entitled ‘High Borrans Dietary, Medical & Contact Information Form – Under 18’s’. This form…

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Y4 Rising Stars eLibrary access

By Sarah Parnaby | March 18, 2022

Dear Parents / Carers, Firstly, thank you for your continued support in supporting reading at home. The support that you give children at home is invaluable and by providing regular opportunities to read at home, you play a huge role in the progress that they make. As we continue to grow our reading offer in…

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OOSC Easter 2022

By Sarah Parnaby | March 18, 2022

Dear parents / carers OOSC booking is now open for Easter 2022!  We are have a jam packed schedule of fun activites for the Easter weeks – 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 11th April to…

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Science Fair 2022

By Sarah Parnaby | March 17, 2022

Derar parent / carer Parents, guardians and members of the local community were invited to our Science Fair this week to find out about children’s learning in science. During the science fair samples of the children’s science work were available and science ambassadors presented their year groups learning. Thank you to those who were able…

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Odd Socks Day / Down Syndrome Awareness Day – Monday 21st March 2022

By Linn Hoggins | March 15, 2022

Dear parent / carer   On Monday 21st March, we will be celebrating Odd Socks Day in school!  This date is World Down Syndrome Awareness day and the purpose of wearing odd socks is to recognise and celebrate diversity and the differences that make us all unique and special.  Children should wear their school uniform…

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Red Nose Day – Friday 18th March 2022

By Linn Hoggins | March 15, 2022

Dear parent / carer   Red Nose Day is back on Friday 18th March.  Red Nose Day is part of the charity, Comic Relief.  They believe in a world free from poverty and tackle important issues including homelessness, hunger, domestic abuse and mental health stigma.  They support organisations across the UK and around the world.  …

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Message from Catering Services – Change of School Meal Provider at Your School

By Linn Hoggins | March 14, 2022

You may have heard that your school has decided to change your provider for school meals from 1st April 2022. This means that North Tyneside Council Catering Services will no longer provide your child’s school meals, and a private company will be providing meals from this date. Hopefully your new provider or your school, have…

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In Memory of Frank 14.03.2022

By Linn Hoggins | March 10, 2022

Dear parent / carer   You may or may not be aware that, sadly, one of our Reception children died very suddenly in December 2020 having been previously diagnosed with neuroblastoma.  It is hugely important to us and his family that we always remember and celebrate Frank as a member of his Reception class and…

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Caterlink Next Steps March 2022

By Linn Hoggins | March 7, 2022

Dear parents / carers   As you know, Caterlink are taking the reins as our new catering provider of school meals from April 2022.  Click here to see a welcome brochure from Caterlink.     Meal offer during transition period   From Friday 1st April to Friday 8th April, a reduced cold menu will be served. …

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Science Week – w/c Monday 7th March 2022

By Linn Hoggins | March 2, 2022

Dear parents/carers   We will be celebrating ‘National British Science week’ during the w/c 7th March.  British science week is a celebration of science and STEM. The theme this year is ‘Growth.’ To investigate this area of science and to develop a wide range of scientific skills, our children will be taking part in lots…

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Year 6 High Borrans – May 2022

By Linn Hoggins | March 2, 2022

  Dear parents / carers   We are excited to confirm that 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…

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NTSCITT – Outstanding Teacher Training

By Linn Hoggins | February 28, 2022

Are you looking at becoming a Teacher and would like to gain your Qualified Teacher Status and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) accredited by Northumbria University?   Please click on the link for more information:  NTSCITT Outstanding Teacher Training Flyer

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COVID Information – Letter from Public Health England for all parents and carers

By Linn Hoggins | February 28, 2022

Dear Parent / Carer, Below is a letter from Public Health England for all parents and carers.  This contains important COVID information. ——————————————————————————————————————————- Following the recent government announcement to remove the remaining legal restrictions for COVID-19 as we learn to live with the virus, please find some further information about what these changes mean for…

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Jubilee Bank Holiday

By Linn Hoggins | February 28, 2022

Dear parents / carers   As you may already know, the nation has an extra bank holiday this year to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.   As the date falls in a school holiday, schools have been instructed to allocate an additional day of closure in lieu of the bank holiday.  We…

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Growing up in North Tyneside: Health and Wellbeing Survey – Years 4, 5 & 6

By Linn Hoggins | February 18, 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,   Growing up in North Tyneside: Health and Wellbeing Survey   All schools in North Tyneside have been asked to participate in a very important Health and Wellbeing survey, led by the Public Health and School Improvement team’s in the Local Authority.  The survey is anonymous and confidential, and no individual…

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Book Week 2022

By Linn Hoggins | February 17, 2022

Dear parents / carers   Book week is coming up after half term and we have lots of exciting plans to celebrate reading in school!   Dress up for World Book Day World Book Day is on Thursday 3rd March.  On this day, we would love for children to come to school dressed as a…

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New Catering Provider February 2022

By Linn Hoggins | February 14, 2022

Dear parents / carers We have exciting news to share with you!  After seeking the views of children, parents and staff over the last 12months, we have decided to change catering providers.   Who is our new catering provider? We have followed a formal tender process to ensure we are getting the best value and quality…

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