An update from Miss Byrne

By Sarah Parnaby | March 25, 2020

Dear parents and carers, I just thought I’d keep in touch with you all and drop you a quick message. Care and kindness I hope you are all managing and coping, especially given the news on Monday night.  Life has certainly changed immeasurably in an incredibly short space of time. But we all just need…

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Google Classroom Parent / Pupil Guide

By Sarah Parnaby | March 25, 2020

Dear parent / carer To help your child make the most of their learning experience on Google Classroom, I have created a brief user guide for parents and pupils. Please click here to access the guide. Thank you Mrs Farrell

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Suggested Daily Timetable

By Sarah Parnaby | March 24, 2020

Dear parent / carer We appreciate that in these challenging times, day to day routines are inevitably going to change. We have created a suggested timetable to provide a temporary routine which is structured in a similar pattern to a normal school day. However, this example timetable is only a guide which you may choose…

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Guidance on Using Seesaw

By Sarah Parnaby | March 23, 2020

Dear parent / carer We are delighted that so many of you have been able to get started with Seesaw as a means of staying in touch. Like us, your children will want to stay in contact with their friends and (maybe!) school staff. As with any other online resource, it is essential that Seesaw…

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Essential Childcare for Key Workers

By Sarah Parnaby | March 20, 2020

Dear parent / carer If you are a key worker and have absolutely NO OTHER option for childcare, please read the following information carefully. If you have read the information and there is no other option for childcare and there is no-one in the household who is able to work from home, then please complete…

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Arrangements for Free School Meals

By Sarah Parnaby | March 20, 2020

Dear parent / carer If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, please click this link. Thank you.

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Letter from the Local Autority

By Sarah Parnaby | March 20, 2020

Dear parent / carers Please click here to see an important letter from the Local Authority regarding Coronavirus, protecting the vulnerable and our NHS.

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Reception Reading

By Sarah Parnaby | March 19, 2020

Hello everybody,  We hope that you are enjoying the challenges that we have set and that the children are really impressing you with their hard work. Whilst we can set a lot of what we’d like the children to do through Tapestry, we can’t update and change reading books. However, Oxford Owl have provided access…

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EYFS Learning

By Sarah Parnaby | March 19, 2020

Good afternoon,  We hope that you’ve had a nice day. As you know, we have been finalising ways of sharing learning with children and certain ways are more suitable for different age groups.  We are incredibly lucky that within EYFS we have an established way of sharing learning between home and school through Tapestry. This…

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Learning Organisation

By Sarah Parnaby | March 19, 2020

Dear parents and carers, Here is an overview of how learning has been organised for you and your children.  As you will have seen from the announcements last night, all schools have now been closed indefinitely.   Impact of the announcements last night We watched the announcements live last night as you did.  We are still…

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Communication with the staff team

By Sarah Parnaby | March 18, 2020

Dear parents and carers, We would like to share with you our plans for accessing both learning and family support for you and your child, while we are not able to provide face-to-face learning.  Our message to you and your children is absolutely that learning continues and that it’s an exciting new adventure for us…

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Websites for Learning from Home

By Sarah Parnaby | March 18, 2020

As you know, we are currently working hard to set up some great learning opportunities for your children to access from home.  In the meantime, we have created a list of websites that your children can sink their teeth into straight away. Click here to view the website list. Keep an eye on your School…

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Next Steps for School Closure

By Sarah Parnaby | March 17, 2020

Dear parents and carers, We thought it would be helpful to share some more detailed information with you. How will we communicate with you once our school is closed? We will continue to communicate with you all using our current well established methods. This includes using Facebook, Twitter, our website and our School Gateway/ texting…

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Notification of School Closure

By Sarah Parnaby | March 17, 2020

Dear parent / carer, Please click the link to see a letter from Miss Byrne, Headteacher.  A second letter will follow shortly with the next steps. Thank you.

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Latest Government Guidance on Coronavirus and Pupil Absence Reporting

By Sarah Parnaby | March 17, 2020

Dear parent / carer Given the latest announcement by Boris Johnson last night, we will be reviewing a number of things during the course of today. Please bear with us and give us some time while we do this. The latest advice is now for whole households to stay at home for 14 days if…

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Science Fair – Tuesday 17th March 2020

By Linn Hoggins | March 16, 2020

We have made the decision to share our fabulous science week learning with you all via videos, rather than go ahead with our science fair tomorrow morning. This is purely a precaution to reassure you all that we will avoid any unnecessary gatherings at the current time.  These will be shared with you in the…

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Concerns about Coronaviras

By Linn Hoggins | March 16, 2020

As yet we are still unaware of any confirmed cases of Coronavirus linked to King Edward Primary School staff or students. Just to remind you, if your child develops a new and persistent cough or a fever (above 37.8 degrees) then they should self-isolate for 7 days. Currently the guidance does not extend to self-isolation…

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World Down Syndrome Day – Wear Odd Socks – Friday 20th March 2020

By Linn Hoggins | March 13, 2020

To celebrate and raise awareness for World Down Syndrome Day, children are invited to come to school wearing colourful interesting odd socks on Friday 20th March 2020.  No donation required.

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You are invited to Join our New PTA

By Linn Hoggins | March 11, 2020

Dear parent / carer I am excited to inform you that school has decided to set up a brand new Parents and Teachers Association (PTA)!  This will replace our previous association, FOKE.   Our vision for a new PTA: A registered charity with a formal structure and constitution Fundraising to provide opportunities and activities that have…

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Curriculum and Outcomes Governor Meeting – Spring Term

By Linn Hoggins | March 6, 2020

Dear parent / carer This week our Curriculum and Outcomes Committee met as part of normal school processes. We discussed the Coronavirus situation and are satisfied that school are following the current advice provided by National agencies and the Local Authority.  The governors would ask that parents continue to encourage their children to follow good…

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Advance Notice – King Edward Out of School Club Easter Holiday Activity Programme

By Linn Hoggins | March 5, 2020

Please click on the link below to view a copy of the Out of School Club Easter Holiday Activity Programme – w/c Monday 6th April 2020 & w/c Tuesday 14th April 2020: King Edward Out of School Club – Easter Holiday Activity Programme April 2020 Please note: we will open the booking for the Out…

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Regular Hand Washing in School

By Linn Hoggins | March 5, 2020

We know there is a a lot of information in the media currently about corona virus, we would like to assure parents that we always encourage good hygiene in school, we have just recently shown the brief power point to all children on what to:

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Telephone Lines

By Linn Hoggins | March 4, 2020

Our school telephone lines are now back up and running. Thank you

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Quick Links on School Gateway

By Linn Hoggins | February 28, 2020

Dear parent / carer You may have noticed a few changes to your School Gateway app.  When you go to the home screen, you will now see a section called ‘Useful Links’.  In this section you can find quick links to our school website, calendar, news feed, Facebook and Twitter. If you use OOSC or…

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National Offer Day for Middle and High Schools – Sunday 2nd M

By Linn Hoggins | February 28, 2020

Dear parents / carers As National Offer Day for Middle and High Schools is on Sunday 1st March 2020, you will receive either an email (if applied online) or letter (by post) informing you which school your child has been allocated on Monday 2nd March 2020.  If you do not get the school place you wanted…

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Stonewall School Champion

By Linn Hoggins | February 27, 2020

Dear parent / carer In April 2019, the government announced new regulations for teaching Relationships and Sex Education in England that will become statutory in September 2020.  As you know we have changed our curriculum and policy already as we are a DfE nationally designated pilot school. These new regulations are a great step forward…

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Dog fouling outside of school

By Linn Hoggins | February 24, 2020

After receiving several complaints recently regarding dog fouling around the school we have been in contact with the local dog warden.  The dog warden has advised us they will be doing patrol’s around the school on a regular basis. If you know who is responsible for any dog fowling please contact North Tyneside Council on…

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Year 4 – High Borrans Adventure w/c 18th May 2020

By Linn Hoggins | February 14, 2020

Dear Parent/Carers During their time at King Edward Primary School we hope that every child will take an opportunity to come with us on an exciting adventure at High Borrans Outdoor Education, near Windermere in the Lake District. High Borrans is a self-contained centre, in its own grounds, which belongs to North Tyneside Council. The…

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Class 4O – Parents Evening – Thursday 6th February 2020 and Monday 10th February 2020

By Linn Hoggins | February 4, 2020

As you are aware the parents evening for Miss Osueke was cancelled due to her ill health, it has now been rearranged on Thursday 6th February 2020 and Monday 10th February 2020. All previous appointments have been cancelled, please book a new appointment for your child. If you are unable to make any of the…

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Car-Free Day – Friday 7th February 2020

By Linn Hoggins | January 30, 2020

We have been working with Geoff from Go Smarter, trying to keep the school clear of cars to reduce pollution and keep the children safe. We are hoping to have children coming to school by car less often, and coming by walking, cycling, scooting or skateboarding. These are better because they give us exercise, keep…

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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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