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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Edenred Benefit Related School Lunch Vouchers – February half term holidays

By Linn Hoggins | February 14, 2022

Once again we will be providing free school meal vouchers to the value of £15 per child for over the February break for children who are entitled to free school benefit related meals (not universal free school meals) as of today’s date.   Parents and carers will receive their voucher via email on Friday 18th…

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Staffing & Finance Committee Governors Meeting – Friday 11th February 2022

By Linn Hoggins | February 14, 2022

The Staffing and Finance Committee met on 11th February virtually. During the meeting the following points were discussed: School has reviewed the school meal provider. Look out for some exciting future developments and a new delicious menu. King Edward Primary continue to implement the national tutoring programme to support closing the gap for pupils who have gaps in…

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KEEP/Nursery Lunch Booking Reminder

By Linn Hoggins | February 10, 2022

Dear parents / carers   Can we remind parents that if you require a KEEP / Nursery lunch for your child, you must book and pay in the School Gateway app by 9.30am each day.  It is important that you order lunches each day by the deadline to allow us to order the correct number…

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Year 4 High Borrans – April 2022

By Linn Hoggins | February 8, 2022

Dear parents / carers   We are excited to confirm that Year 4 will have the opportunity to take part in a residential visit to High Borrans this April!  We very much hope that all children who want to will take up this amazing opportunity.     High Borrans is an Outdoor Education centre near Windermere…

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Northumbria Police Safer Internet Day – Newsletter for Parents and Carers – February 2022

By Linn Hoggins | February 7, 2022

Please click on the link: Northumbria Police Newsletter to view a copy of the Northumbria Police Safer Internet Day, Newsletter for Parents and Carers – February 2022.   Thank you  

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Parents Evening – February 2022

By Linn Hoggins | January 31, 2022

Dear parents / carers   As per our advance notification, parents evening will take place after school on Monday 7th and Thursday 10th February 2022.    Parents evening will take place virtually via School Cloud.  Feedback from our trial of this system last term was very positive.  This system allows you to book your appointment…

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Premises & Pupil Safety Governors Meeting – Spring 2022

By Linn Hoggins | January 24, 2022

The first Premises and Pupil Safety committee meeting of 2022 was held virtually on Friday 21st January 2022. Despite Covid no longer being top of the agenda for these meetings there are still updates to be had. Covid safety measures in school remain in line with government guidance. Parents and carers are no longer asked…

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HH Sports Coaching with Harry Hoggins 3 Day Multi Sports Camp at King Edward Primary School (Mon 21st, Tue 22nd & Wed 23rd Feb 2022)

By Linn Hoggins | January 21, 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 21st February 2022, Tuesday 22nd February 2022 and Wednesday 23rd February 2022.  To book a place, scan the QR code below or click on the link: HH Sports…

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King Edward Out of School Club: February Holiday Club Activity Programme – Monday 21st February to Friday 25th February 2022

By Linn Hoggins | January 19, 2022

OOSC booking is now open for February half term!  Please click on the link below to view a copy of the activity planning:   OOSC February Holiday Club Activity Planning 2022   You should make your booking in the School Gateway app.  Just go to clubs and select ‘OOSC Holiday Club’ to pay and make…

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Spring Term 2022 Newsletters

By Linn Hoggins | January 18, 2022

Please click on the links below to view a copy of your child’s Spring Term Newsletter:   Nursery Spring Term Newsletter The KEEP Spring Term Newsletter Reception Spring Term Newsletter Year 1 Spring Term Newsletter Year 2 Spring Term Newsletter Year 3 Spring Term Newsletter Year 4 Spring Term Newsletter Year 5 Spring Term Newsletter…

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COVID Testing – January 2022

By Linn Hoggins | January 18, 2022

Dear parents / carers   Essential reading for all parents / carer – current guidelines on COVID testing and isolation periods.   When to take a PCR test   If you have symptoms of COVID, you MUST isolate and take a PCR test.  An LFD (rapid Lateral Flow Device) test is not suitable in this…

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Catering Services – Pizza Party Funday – Thursday 20th January 2022

By Linn Hoggins | January 12, 2022

Catering Services are hosting a Pizza Party Funday Lunch on Thursday 20th January 2022 Pupils have chosen their favourite dishes for the menu, a selection of pizzas served with fries and freshly prepared homemade salads, followed by ice cream with mandarin oranges and fruit juice drink.  Medical diets will be catered for.  Pupils will have…

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Further school updates for the start of term

By Kate Byrne | January 7, 2022

Dear parents/carers, As a result of reviewing our risk assessments and contingency planning, I thought it would be helpful to confirm a few things before Monday for you and your children.  Having reviewed the latest advice and guidance there will be some changes from before Christmas in some areas, but not in others.  We are…

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IMPORTANT COVID UPDATES about returning to school

By Kate Byrne | January 7, 2022

Dear parents and carers,   Having reviewed our contingency planning there are a number of very important updates to share with you all.  Please can I ask that you read the following information carefully.   Face coverings From Monday all parents and carers need to wear face coverings in the school yard.  This is due…

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Return to school 2022 and COVID update

By Kate Byrne | January 5, 2022

Dear parent / carer   Firstly, can I begin the new year by wishing you all a happy and healthy 2022.  I hope that you have all managed to have a relaxing and restful Christmas break.   This is the very last letter I wanted to find myself writing at the start of 2022, but…

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Christmas Raffle – December 2021

By Linn Hoggins | December 17, 2021

A huge thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets for our Christmas raffle, the draw has been made and families who have won will be contact by text message individually regarding their prize.   Prizes will be handed out to children in school apart from any alcohol related prizes, can we please ask parents…

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