Pizza Party!

By Sarah Parnaby | September 25, 2023

Dear parent / carer We are having a fun day lunch on Thursday 5th October – it’s a Pizza Party! Children will have the choice of margherita or pepperoni pizza with wedges, sides and dips.  Then it’s ice cream sundae for dessert! There are prizes to be won for children taking part in the Pizza…

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Year 6 – High Borrans Visit – May 2024

By Linn Hoggins | September 21, 2023

Dear parents/carers, I would like to inform you that year 6 will have the opportunity to have a residential experience in 2024.  The proposed trip is planned for High Borrans in the Lake District.  The dates that this will take place is 20th to 24th May 2024. The week is split so that we can…

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Years 1 to Year 3 – Reading Information

By Linn Hoggins | September 20, 2023

Dear parents/ carers,   Firstly, thank you for your continued support in helping our children develop into confident, independent readers. Ensuring every child has the necessary skills they need to read is an essential component of literacy education. It enables children to not only learn across the curriculum but also to access numerous aspects of…

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Home School Agreements

By Linn Hoggins | September 20, 2023

Dear parent / carer   At King Edward Primary School, we know how important it is to work together as a school community so that everyone can be #happy #caring #achieving.     Please click the links below to see our:   Home school agreement ICT acceptable use agreement   Thank you Miss Byrne Headteacher

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Class Newsletters – Autumn Term 2023

By Linn Hoggins | September 18, 2023

Please click on the links below to view a copy of the Class Newsletters for Autumn Term 2023:   Nursery Class Newsletter   The KEEP Class Newsletter   Reception Class Newsletter   Year 1 Class Newsletter   Year 2 Class Newsletter   Year 3 Class Newsletter   Year 4 Class Newsletter   Year 5 Class…

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Annual reminders

By Linn Hoggins | September 13, 2023

Dear parent / carer   As we settle back into the new school year, can we remind you of a few things to help school life run as smoothly and safely as possible.   Pick up arrangements including who is collecting your child from school should be made before the start of the school day…

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High School Applications are now open!

By Linn Hoggins | September 12, 2023

The application process for parents/carers to apply for a High School place for September 2024 are now open.   To apply for a High School place for your child, please click the link: North Tyneside Council – Online School Applications – High School (Year 7)   We also recommend you click on the following links…

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Reception Applications for September 2024 are now open!

By Linn Hoggins | September 12, 2023

The application process for parents/carers to apply for a Reception place for September 2024 are now open.   To apply for a Reception place for your child, please click the link: North Tyneside Council – Online School Applications – Reception Class   We also recommend you click on the following links which includes a handy leaflet…

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Year 4 Weardale Activity Centre Residential Meeting – Thursday 29th September 2023

By Linn Hoggins | September 12, 2023

Dear Parents/Carers, We are pleased to tell you that your child will have the opportunity to take part in a residential visit this school year! Year 4 will be able to go to Weardale Activity Centre in March. We would like to invite you and your child to a meeting to tell you more about…

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Operation Encompass

By Linn Hoggins | September 5, 2023

Please click on the link: Operation Encompass Letter to view a letter with information regarding the innovative project which schools in North Tyneside are participating in.   Thank you  

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How we Learn Meeting on Monday 18th September 2023 at 5pm

By Linn Hoggins | September 5, 2023

Thank you for all of your support during your child’s first day in their new Reception class. The children have settled in brilliantly and we are looking forward to a happy and successful year ahead.   We’d like to invite you into school for a ‘How we Learn’ meeting in school at 5pm on Monday 18th…

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Start of term update

By Kate Byrne | September 1, 2023

Dear parents and carers, I hope that you and our children have all had a happy, restful and fun summer break from school.  It’s a shame that the weather hasn’t been kinder to us all and I hope that none of you were affected by the Air Traffic Control chaos earlier this week.   Reinforced…

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School Meals Autumn 23

By Sarah Parnaby | August 31, 2023

Dear parent / carer Autumn Menu I am pleased to share our new menu for the Autumn term which can be found at this link.  The menu includes some fantastic dishes perfect for the Autumn season such as mince and dumplings, vegetarian toad in the hole, apple crumble and custard and many more! Paying for…

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Years 1, 2 & 3 – DoodleMaths

By Linn Hoggins | July 20, 2023

Dear parents / carers, We are so proud of the work the children in Years 1,2 and 3 have been doing on DoodleMaths this year. Especially the number of stars and streaks which have been achieved. For children to maintain their streaks, they will need to continue to use DoodleMaths over the summer. We still…

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Roof works and scaffolding at KEPS from this weekend

By Kate Byrne | July 16, 2023

Dear parents/carers,   This is just a quick message to let you all know about some significant and necessary roof work which is taking place throughout our school summer holidays.  In preparation for this vital work taking place, scaffolding has begun to be installed around our main school building this weekend.   We have been…

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Parent/Carer – Children in Year 2, moving to Year 3 in September 2023 – School Meals

By Linn Hoggins | July 12, 2023

Parent/Carers of children in Year 2, Moving to Year 3 in September 2023   From September 2023 your child will no longer receive Universal Free School Meals (benefit related free school meals will still continue as normal).  If you would like your child to stay for school meals from September you will have to pay…

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School Fair Raffle Prize Winners!!!

By Linn Hoggins | July 10, 2023

Very well done to all our raffle prize winners, please bring your ticket to the office to collect your prize.  

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Cedarwood Trust – Nourish Store, North Shields – Donation Request

By Linn Hoggins | July 10, 2023

Cedarwood, a charity located in the heart of the Meadow Well in North Shields are very proud of their Nourish Store.  They are not a food bank; they are a community scheme which costs £1 to join and £4 for your chosen basket of shopping which includes fresh fruit, salad and vegetables.  They are open…

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Transition to Year 2 September 2023

By Linn Hoggins | July 3, 2023

Dear parent / carer   Parents of children moving from Year 1 to Year 2 in September 2023   See your child’s new entrance  You are invited to see your child’s new entrance and classroom.  This will be an opportunity for you to have a quick look around with staff at their new learning space. …

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Years 1, 2 & 3 – The Doodle Summer Challenge – 1st of July – 31st July 2023

By Linn Hoggins | June 28, 2023

Please see information below regarding the DoodleMaths summer challenge for children in Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3.

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Year 6 Leavers Events 2023

By Linn Hoggins | June 27, 2023

Dear parent / carer   In just four school weeks we will be saying goodbye to our Year 6 children as they leave us to continue their educational journey at High School.  To send our Year 6 2023 leavers off in style, we have organised a number of events and treats for them in the…

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Safeguarding ALERT – Dangerous Chat Rooms

By Linn Hoggins | June 27, 2023

We have been made aware of a spike in numbers on the chatroom Omegle.  This chatroom and other similar forums are not new, however, the interest in these spaces rises as a new generation becomes aware of them. Omegle’s own advertising strapline is – Chat with random strangers online – it’s fun, it’s a new experience every time.…

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Early Years 0-5 SEND Hub

By Linn Hoggins | June 23, 2023
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Classes for September 2023!

By Kate Byrne | June 23, 2023

Following on from the last webpost, these are the classes for September 2023! Mrs Henderson and Miss Owen will continue teaching in the Nursery and the KEEP next year. Current teacher/class                                 Classes and teachers from September  Nursery/KEEP       …

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September 2023!

By Kate Byrne | June 23, 2023

Dear parents and carers, We are nearly at the end of the school year, which means we are already working hard thinking about and preparing for September.  It has been great to revert back to normality this year and finally leave COVID behind us.  I thought it would be helpful to send you some information…

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Ready, Set, Read! Summer Reading Challenge 2023

By Linn Hoggins | June 22, 2023

Please encourage your child to continue reading over the summer holidays by taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge from the Reading Agency and Literacy Trust.  They can read online or even better, use North Shields library to choose exciting new books, completely free of charge. Library membership forms are available on line or in…

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Nursery Sports Day – Friday 23rd June 2023

By Linn Hoggins | June 21, 2023

Nursery children will be hosting their own little mini sports day during the school day on Friday 23rd June, this will be an in school event for children only to attend during lesson times.   Can we ask children to wear suitable sports clothes/shoes on this day (shorts, jogging bottoms, t-shirts, trainers).   Thank you

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HH Sports Coaching with coach Harry Hoggins – SUMMER CAMP!

By Linn Hoggins | June 20, 2023

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 in the first 3 weeks of the Summer holidays.  THe cost per child is £15 per session.  You can book 1 day, 2 days, a full 3 sessions or…

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Reception to Year 3 – Reading Information

By Linn Hoggins | June 20, 2023

Dear parents/ carers,   Firstly, thank you for your continued support in helping our children develop into confident, independent readers. Ensuring every child has the necessary skills they need to read is an essential component of literacy education. It enables children to not only learn across the curriculum but also to access numerous aspects of…

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Summer Fair 2023!

By Sarah Parnaby | June 19, 2023
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Year 5 – RSHE – ‘Alright Charlie’

By Linn Hoggins | June 19, 2023

On Wednesday 21st June Year 5 will be watching ‘Alright Charlie’, a primary school safeguarding resource which aims to highlight the warning signs of grooming in an age appropriate way. If you wish to watch  this see the link below and if you  have any questions, please get in touch with our Year 5 team (year5@kingedward.org). https://youtu.be/jm86h2tbLnk

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Transition Day change of date

By Sarah Parnaby | June 19, 2023

Dear parent / carer You may have heard that a Teacher strike day has just been announced for Wednesday 5th July.  We anticipate that we will be open to all children as we have been on previous strike days.  However, as some of our Teachers will be exercising their right to strike, we are moving…

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Class Photographs

By Linn Hoggins | June 15, 2023

Your child will bring home a proof copy of their class photograph today.  This will include details of how to order and pay for your prints.   You may notice some light patches on the grass in front of the children, when you receive your ordered prints the grass patches will have been corrected.  …

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Get growing!

By Sarah Parnaby | June 15, 2023

Dear parent / carer We have received a very kind donation of lettuce seeds from one of our parents, Mr Crowley.  We are very happy to be able to share this with all children who will come home tomrrow with one Seed Cell Plantable Pod each.  The pod contains full instructions on how to grow…

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INSET Days 2023-24

By Sarah Parnaby | June 7, 2023

Dear parent / carer We can confirm two of our three INSET (teacher training) days for academic year 2023-24 will be held on: Monday 2nd October 2023 Monday 8th January 2024 On these days, school will be closed to all children and parents, including Nursery.  OOSC will be open all day and booking will open…

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Year 5 North Shields Fish Quay Visit – Monday 12th June 2023

By Linn Hoggins | June 6, 2023

Dear parents / carers,   As a part of our current topic ‘The history of our local area’ we will be visiting the North Shields Low Lights Museum. The children will take part in different workshops during the day, including a tour of the Fish Quay where they will learn about its history. The visit…

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New Date for Sports Day – Friday 23rd June 2023

By Linn Hoggins | June 5, 2023

We are pleased to inform you that we have a new date for our schools Sports Day which is Friday 23rd June 2023 (weather permitting). Times are: From 9.30am – Years 3 to 6. From 2pm – Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.   Sports day will take place on the school field. Could children…

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NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. programme

By Linn Hoggins | May 22, 2023

Dear Parent/Carer, NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. programme I am pleased to inform you that we are participating in the NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe.  Programme this term. Speak out. Stay safe. is a programme for children aged 5-11 which aims to help children understand abuse in all its forms and to recognise the signs…

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Fun day lunch – Thursday 18th May – Pizza Party!

By Sarah Parnaby | May 11, 2023
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HH Sports Coaching with Harry Hoggins is hosting a 1 week – 3 day Multi Sports Camp during May Half Term

By Linn Hoggins | May 11, 2023

HH Sports Coaching with Harry Hoggins is hosting a 1 week – 3 day Multi Sports Camp during May half term at King Edward Primary School for children in Years 2 to 6: Tuesday 30th May 2023 Wednesday 31st May 2023 Thursday 1st June 2023 To book a place, scan the QR code below or…

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