PCR Testing for Children Currently Isolating

By Linn Hoggins | June 30, 2021

Dear parents and carers,   For children who are currently isolating due to school bubble closures   Like almost every school in North Tyneside, we currently have a number of children and staff who are unfortunately having to isolate.  As you will know if your child is currently isolating, PHE has asked for all of…

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How to Buy Uniform for September 2021

By Linn Hoggins | June 28, 2021

Dear parent / carer   In preparation for next academic year, we will give each year group a dedicated time at which you can buy uniform.  Please plan ahead for any uniform you may need at the start of the next academic year.     To limit numbers on site and adhere to social distancing guidelines,…

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Year 4 remote learning June 21

By Sarah Parnaby | June 25, 2021

Dear parent / carer Bubble isolation and remote learning You will have received a text explaining that there has been a positive case of COVID in Year 4 and informing you that your child needs to isolate.  The text will have told you how long your child has to isolate for.  Your child MUST NOT…

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Out of School Club – Summer Planning & Activities 2021

By Linn Hoggins | June 25, 2021

We have lots of exciting activities planned for this Summer in our Out of School Club including Summer Arts & Crafts, Fish Quay Beach Visit, day out at Jungle Wipeout, home baking, various sports and much much more, please click on the link:  OOSC Summer Activities Planner Spaces are limited so book early, bookings can…

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Active Lives Survey – Year 1 Parent Survey

By Linn Hoggins | June 21, 2021

Dear Year 1 Parents/Carers We have been asked to complete an Active Lives Survey by Sports England. The research will help increase the understanding of how children and young people engage with sport and physical activity.  This will provide Sport England, the Government and other partners with a deeper and richer understanding of youngsters’ participation…

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Y5 children not all isolating as directed

By Kate Byrne | June 15, 2021

Dear parents and carers,   I am writing to express my extreme concern and also to update you on the Year 5 PCR COVID test results.   Y5 children and families choosing to ignore the direction to isolate We are aware as a school and have also been contacted and informed that not all Year…

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OOSC Open Summer 2021

By Linn Hoggins | June 15, 2021

Dear parent /carer   Booking for OOSC this summer is now open!  We are currently planning  lots of exciting and fun activities for over the summer which we will share with you in the near future!   The club will be open from Monday 19th July to Friday 3rd September (closed bank holiday Monday 30th…

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Year 5 Isolation Date Update

By Linn Hoggins | June 14, 2021

Dear parents/carers,   We are over the moon to let you know that your child can stop isolating and return to school a day earlier than we originally told you.  This is due to updated confirmation from PHE, based on when symptoms started in the positive case in Y5.  Therefore your children need to isolate…

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PCR tests for Y5 children who are isolating

By Kate Byrne | June 12, 2021

Dear parents and carers,   I sent some brief information out to you earlier today, in order to update you at the earliest opportunity.  As it was the weekend I was out with my family.  Now I am back at home with full IT access, I thought it would be useful to give you more…

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HH Sports Coaching Summer Camps with Harry Hoggins

By Linn Hoggins | June 11, 2021

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 19th July, Tuesday 20th July & Wednesday 21st July Monday 26th July, Tuesday 27th July & Wednesday 28th July Monday 2nd…

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Year 5 Parents – RSE – ‘Alright Charlie’

By Linn Hoggins | June 10, 2021

On Friday 18th June 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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School meals

By Sarah Parnaby | June 9, 2021

Dear parents and carers,   I am writing to you about school meals, as a result of some ongoing issues which we are experiencing.  A number of you have also contacted us to ask questions or to raise concerns, so I felt it was helpful to write to you all.   As a school we…

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Plans for September 2021

By Linn Hoggins | June 9, 2021

Dear parents and carers,   With just the rest of this half term left before the end of the school year we are obviously working hard thinking about and preparing for September.   A challenge to this preparation is that we do not yet know what revised guidance for schools may say after potential national…

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Summer Term Update

By Linn Hoggins | June 8, 2021

Dear parents and carers,   It was a difficult few weeks before half term, with an increase of COVID cases in North Tyneside.  This resulted in a request for mass testing in Y2 by Public Health England and surge testing across North Tyneside.  A number of local schools closed to many year groups and one…

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Happy birthday Nigel!

By Sarah Parnaby | May 28, 2021

Dear parent / carer   Our very own Nigel is one year old today!     I am the first person to admit that I was sceptical about the idea of a school dog.  Having been afraid of dogs myself since I was little, I didn’t see how a dog could fit into our school community. …

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Kitchen closed 26.05.21

By Sarah Parnaby | May 25, 2021

Dear parent / carer Our school kitchen will be closed again tomorrow (Wednesday 26th May) due to a potential case of COVID among the kitchen staff. A packed lunch will be provided for all children eligible for Free School Meals (both universal and benefits related).  All other children must come to school with a packed…

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Big Thank you from Neuroblastoma UK

By Linn Hoggins | May 25, 2021

Thank you to all our families who kindly contributed to our fundraising in memory of Frank, we managed to raise an amazing £2664.35 for Neuroblastoma UK. Please click on the link below to view a thank you letter from Neuroblastoma UK: Thank you letter from Neuroblastoma UK      

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Mindstars Star Camp – Half Term Fun Club – Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June 2021

By Linn Hoggins | May 24, 2021
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Surge Testing

By Sarah Parnaby | May 21, 2021

Dear parent / carer There is a significant increase in positive COVID cases in our area of North Tyneside.  This includes children who are asymptomatic.  Even if you are well, please consider accessing the LA surge testing this weekend as a precaution. This will help reduce further spread across North Tyneside. Please CLICK HERE to…

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Out of School Club – Holiday Bookings – May Half Term – Tuesday 31st May to Friday 3rd June

By Linn Hoggins | May 19, 2021

If you require out of school club at May half term, please book by Friday 21st May, if we do not receive enough bookings, we may need to cancel some sessions.  We have lots of fun activities planned, please click on the link: King Edward Out of School Club May Half Term Holiday Activity Programme 2021…

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Healthy Living Week Monday 24th May to Friday 28th May 2021 – Active Travel to School

By Linn Hoggins | May 18, 2021

As part of Healthy Living Week we should encourage our children to travel actively to school each day by walking, cycling and scooting.  As well as helping to keep everyone healthier it will also make school safer for all our children’s by keeping cars away from the school gates and will reduce pollution around school…

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COVID update May 2021

By Kate Byrne | May 14, 2021

Dear parent / carer   As you may already be aware, some national COVID restrictions are set to ease on Monday 17th May.  As a result, we are also able to change some of the rules we have in place as a school.  However, many restrictions remain in place for the moment in line with…

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Out of School Club – May Half Term Holidays

By Linn Hoggins | May 13, 2021

Dear parent /carer We are pleased to confirm that we are able to open OOSC for the May half term holidays.  We will be open Tuesday 1st June 2021 to Friday 4th June 2021.  If you would like to book a place, you can do so in the Gateway app up to five days in…

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Year 2 Remote Learning 12.05.21

By Sarah Parnaby | May 12, 2021

Dear parent / carer Bubble isolation and remote learning You will have received a text explaining that there has been a positive case of COVID in Year 2 and informing you that your child needs to isolate.  The text will have told you how long your child has to isolate for.  Your child MUST NOT…

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Photo Day 10th May

By Sarah Parnaby | May 7, 2021

Dear parent / carer The school photographer, Rose and Sons, is due to be in school on Monday 10th May 2021.  All children in school will have their individual school photo taken during the school day.  Children will not have sibling photos taken as we are unable to coordinate this under present COVID restrictions. All…

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Advance Notice – Healthy Living Week – Monday 24th May – Friday 28th May 2021

By Linn Hoggins | May 5, 2021

Healthy Living Week will be held the week beginning Monday 24th May, we are planning lots of fun activities and events for our children to enjoy which promote the importance to our health and well being of being active and having a healthy, balanced diet. As there are still social distancing restrictions sports day will have to be…

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Year 6 Transition and Leavers Events

By Linn Hoggins | May 5, 2021

In less than 10 teaching weeks we will be saying goodbye to our Year 6 children, as they move on to the excitement of High School.  They have coped fantastically well as a year group with the many challenges that COVID has brought to them in their last two school years here.  Despite COVID constraints…

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Exciting outdoor developments in memory of Frank

By Kate Byrne | May 4, 2021

You will no doubt remember our little boy Frank from Reception class, who I wrote to you about recently.  I shared with you that we were going to be developing our outside spaces in memory of Frank and that we would do it all as a surprise for our children.  Frank absolutely olved being outside…

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Girls Football WildCats Sessions at John Spence High School on Friday’s – 4pm – 5pm

By Linn Hoggins | April 26, 2021
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School meals payments are changing for children in Reception to Year 6

By Linn Hoggins | April 22, 2021

Catering Services are moving away from Joinos as the method of parents paying for school lunches.  From Monday 10th May 2021 they will be moving to Parentpay. North Tyneside Council’s school meals team will be contacting you soon by e-mail to ask you to set up a new ParentPay account for school meals when the…

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Summer Update for our Parents/Carers

By Linn Hoggins | April 16, 2021

Dear parents/carers,   It has been lovely to see all of our children return to school after their Easter holidays, for what we very much hope will be a positive term of happiness and sunshine for us all!  It can only be a positive for all of us that COVID restriction changes and vaccine rollout…

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Swimming Update – Years 4 & 5

By Linn Hoggins | April 15, 2021

Dear parent / carer   As you know, swimming lessons in school have been disrupted both this and last academic year due to COVID, affecting two year groups.  We have just been informed that swimming sessions can resume shortly in a phased approach.  Whilst most schools are not offering this until September onwards, we are…

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Holiday Activity Fund – Parent Survey

By Linn Hoggins | April 14, 2021

The Holiday Activity Fund is a national offer for children and young people to provide enriching experiences and food outside of term time.  As part of the Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF),  North Tyneside Council has received funding from the Department for Education to deliver a summer activity programme and we would like to…

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Staffing and Finance Governors Meeting – Spring Term 2

By Linn Hoggins | April 13, 2021

The Staffing and Finance Committee met virtually before the Easter break to discuss all aspects of Staffing and Finance. We discussed at length the schools Covid Catch Up Plan. Governors approved of the detailed and thorough plan and felt it carefully considered the needs of the pupils.  All schools receive funding to support pupils who…

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North Tyneside Council – School Uniform for children eligible for benefits related free school meals – Gift Cards – Update

By Linn Hoggins | March 24, 2021

As you are aware the government have released funding to support parents of children eligible for benefits related Free School Meals (FSM) with the purchase of school uniform.  We are pleased to update you and to let you know that the supermarket gift cards have now arrived in school.  We will be sending them home…

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Out of School Club – Easter Holidays Planning 2021

By Linn Hoggins | March 24, 2021

Please click on the link below to view a copy of the Out of School Club Easter Holiday Activity Programme:   King Edward Out of School Club Easter Holiday Activity Programme 2021

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OOSC Open at Easter

By Linn Hoggins | March 23, 2021

Dear parent /carer We are pleased to confirm that we are able to open OOSC for the majority of the Easter Holidays.  We will be open Monday 29th March to Thursday 1st April and Tuesday 6th April to Thursday 8th April.  We are sadly unable to open on Friday 9th April due to low uptake…

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Information for parents/carers who are in receipt of benefit related free school meals

By Linn Hoggins | March 22, 2021

As you will remember the COVID Winter Grant was given to all families who are in receipt of benefit related free school meals to purchase food during the school holidays.  The £60 payment for this financial year covered Christmas, February half term and the first week of Easter holidays.  We have now been informed by…

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NSPCC’s Speak Out. Stay Safe. online programme

By Linn Hoggins | March 19, 2021

Dear Parents / Carers   RE: NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. online programme   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…

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Birthday Parties – Spring Term 2021

By Linn Hoggins | March 18, 2021

Dear Parents / Carers,   As you know we have been celebrating children’s birthdays in school this academic year as we are conscious that many of our children have missed out on their usual birthday celebrations.  Next week we will be hosting small parties in bubbles to celebrate all of the birthdays that have been…

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