Catering Services – School Meals Update

By Linn Hoggins | December 6, 2019

Catering Services Food Menu – Monday 9th December 2019, food options will be as follows: Sausage and potato mash with beans.  Vegetarian option will be vegetable fingers with potato mash and beans.  Also available will be jacket potato, sandwiches and salad bar. Desert will be arctic roll. The local authority have informed us that our…

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Full Governing Body Meeting Overview – Autumn Term 2

By Linn Hoggins | December 5, 2019

It was another busy agenda for the second Full Governing Body meeting of this year. We focused on a range of issues and held detailed discussions on issues such as SEND provision, pupil premium spending, the school site and progress towards the school improvement plan priorities for this year. I am pleased to report that…

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Whole School Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 6th December 2019

By Linn Hoggins | December 4, 2019

REMINDER – Children can wear their Christmas jumpers/non-uniform on Friday 6th December 2019, we are asking for a £1 donation on this day. Thank you

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Catering Services – Lunch Options – Thursday 5th December and Friday 6th December 2019

By Linn Hoggins | December 4, 2019

Message from Catering Services, unfortunately there is a fault in the kitchen.  We are unable to offer a hot lunch to children on Wednesday 4th December 2019, sandwiches will be available for lunch.  The local authority are trying to fix the issue.   Catering Services have arranged for hot lunches on Thursday and Friday, the…

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Support our Local Foodbank this Christmas

By Linn Hoggins | December 3, 2019

Dear parent / carer We are collecting donations this year for The BAY Foodbank in North Shields.  The BAY Foodbank aims to provide emergency food provision to individuals or families experiencing financial crisis.   This Christmas, they have created a wish list of  items that would be of great benefit to families in need.  This includes:…

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Exciting Tudor Workshop

By Linn Hoggins | November 29, 2019

Dear parent / carer Year 5 are getting a visit from ‘That History Bloke’ next week on Tuesday 3rd December.  He will be providing the children with a unique insight into their current topic of The Tudors through an exciting workshop.  This interactive and engaging workshop is an amazing experience for the children. To help…

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Help our school community stay safe on site

By Linn Hoggins | November 28, 2019

Dear parent / carer We want everyone in our school community to be safe and happy while using our school site.  With the dark nights now making the site dark before 4.00pm, it has been a good time to review access to our site and at the same time remind you of a few things…

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Flu-like Illness & Diarrhoea / Vomiting in Schools – Information for Pupils, Parents and Staff

By Linn Hoggins | November 28, 2019

Please click on the link below to view an important information letter from Public Health England regarding flu-like illness and diarrhoea / Vomiting in Schools: Important information letter from Public Health England

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FOKE Family Film Night – Monday 2nd December 2019

By Sarah Parnaby | November 21, 2019

Friends of King Edward look forward to welcoming you and your children to our Family Film Night.  This year, we will be screening ‘The Grinch’ (2018). Tickets are £2.00 each for adults and £1.00 each for children.  Tickets are limited and this event is very popular so please be quick in purchasing your tickets.  As…

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Class 4L Swimming Tuition

By Linn Hoggins | November 20, 2019

Dear Parent/Carers Due to temporary closure of Tynemouth Swimming pool year 4L swimming lessons will now be on a Monday morning and held at Waves leisure pool. Lessons will commence from Monday 25th November the final lesson for this class will be Monday 9th December 2019. Thank you Leigh Leese Class Teacher

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Y5 Plant a Tree!

By Sarah Parnaby | November 12, 2019

Dear parent / carer As part of the Woodland Trust ‘free trees for school’s’ initiative, we have received a large number of trees to plant on our school site.  Planting trees in school can make a positive difference to our children and the whole community because: Green spaces improve physical and mental health Trees and…

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Important Parent/Carer letter regarding the Flu Nasal Spray

By Linn Hoggins | November 11, 2019

Please click on the link below to view an important letter from Northumbria Healthcare NHS regarding the flu nasal spray. Thank you Important Letter from Northumbria Healthcare NHS regarding the flu nasal spray

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Advance Warning – Increased Out of School Club Fees from April 2020

By Linn Hoggins | November 8, 2019

Dear parent / carer I would like to make you aware that from 1st April 2020, there will be a slight increase in fees for Out of School Club (OOSC) sessions.  We have aimed to keep our fees as low as possible and are still very competitive with other local childcare providers.   The new prices…

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Year 5 Visit to North Shields Low Lights Museum – Thursday 21st November 2019

By Linn Hoggins | November 5, 2019

Dear parents / carers, As a part of our current topic ‘The Tudors’ 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 and look at Tudor maps of the…

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Children in Need – Dress in Pyjamas – Friday 15th November 2019

By Linn Hoggins | November 5, 2019

The whole school (Nursery to Year 6) will be raising money for Children in Need on Friday 15th November 2019, children can come to school wearing pyjamas and bring in a £1 donation for the Children in Need charity. Children need to be dressed sensibly and warmly, dressed for a cold day (wear their pyjamas…

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North Tyneside Athletics Network (NOTAN) – Commemorative Fun Run in North Shields – Sunday 17th November 2019

By Linn Hoggins | October 22, 2019

North of the Tyne Athletics Network (NOTAN) are hosting a Commemorative Fun Run in North Shields town centre on Sunday 17th November 2019.  NOTAN are hoping you may be able to support the event by encouraging local children to get involved. The event is targeted at non-affiliated athletes from Riverside, Chirton and Collingwood wards.  The…

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Update regarding school lunch service

By Linn Hoggins | October 22, 2019

Dear parents / carers Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are still experiencing an issue with our school kitchen.  As a temporary measure, food will be cooked off site by our cook and transported to school for service.  Unfortunately, this means we are still not able to offer the full menu usually available. Tomorrow,…

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School Tennis Programme

By Linn Hoggins | October 22, 2019

If your child is interested in playing tennis there is a new mini tennis after school club on Wednesday evenings, 3.45pm – 4.45pm at John Spence High School. Please click on the link below for more information: Mini Tennis at John Spence High School Information Letter Mrs Cunningham

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Staff and Finance Governor Meeting – Overview – Autumn Term 1

By Linn Hoggins | October 22, 2019

The first Staffing and Finance (S&F) committee meeting of the academic year took place last week. 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: Agreed the terms of reference for…

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Cold Lunch Option Only – Tuesday 22nd October 2019

By Linn Hoggins | October 21, 2019

Due to a fault with kitchen equipment there is no hot lunch tomorrow (Tuesday 22nd October 2019). We will serve sandwiches, crisps, salad and arctic roll or please provide a packed lunch for your child. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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REMINDER – REMEMBER TO RENEW YOUR 30 HOUR CODE

By Linn Hoggins | October 21, 2019

If you have a child in our nursery who is currently in our KEEP, please remember to renew your 30 hour code by 30th November 2019. Thank you.

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Operation Encompass The Next Steps – Parent Drop In – Thursday 5th December 2019, 8.30am

By Linn Hoggins | October 21, 2019

We will be having an Operation Encompass The Next Steps – Parent drop in on Thursday 5th December 2019 at 8.30am.  If you would like to come along and talk about any concerns you have please pop into the school office. Thank you

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FOKE Halloween Disco – Thursday 24th October 2019 – Online Permission Form

By Linn Hoggins | October 17, 2019

If your child would like to attend the FOKE Halloween Disco on Thursday 24th October 2019 you must first purchase a ticket from the school office AND then complete the safe collection online permission form below. Thank you FOKE Halloween Disco – Online Permission Form

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Nursery / KEEP Parents Evening – Monday 11th November 2019 / Monday 18th November 2019

By Linn Hoggins | October 16, 2019

If your child attends the Nursery and you would like to book a parents evening appointment, please click on the link below: Nursery/KEEP Parents Evening Online Booking Form If your child attends both the Nursery and the KEEP, please only book 1 appointment.  You will see both Miss Owen and Mrs Henderson at the same…

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Important Changes to our Attendance Policy and Term Time Holidays

By Linn Hoggins | October 15, 2019

Dear parent / carer After significant discussion in school with senior leaders and governors, as well as robust consultation with the Local Authority, we are changing our policy with regard to holidays taken during term time.  All holidays taken from 1st January 2020 will be unauthorised unless there are exceptional circumstances. This will be assessed…

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FOKE Halloween Disco – Thursday 24th October 2019

By Linn Hoggins | October 15, 2019

It’s that time of year again….. Halloween disco is on THURSDAY 24TH OCTOBER. 🎃🎃 TICKETS GO ON SALE THURSDAY 17th OCTOBER from the school office. We would really appreciate volunteers to make this event as success. Please contact the school office if you can help set up, KS1 disco or KS2 disco. K Edward Primary will be…

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Out of School Club – Spooktacular Half Term Halloween Activity Week

By Linn Hoggins | October 10, 2019

There are still places available for our Out of School Half Term Halloween Acclivity week – Monday 29th October 2019 – Friday 1st November 2019. Booking for Out of School Club Club this October half term is now open in the School Gateway App with lots of exciting activities and a cinema trip!  Just go to…

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P&S Governor Meeting – Overview – Autumn Term

By Sarah Parnaby | October 9, 2019

The first Premises and Pupil Safety (P&S) Committee meeting of the academic year took place last Friday. This committee meets termly to review and address all aspects of both premises and pupil safety, and any relevant information or actions is then fed back into the full governing body meeting. During today’s meeting we: – Agreed…

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NSPCC – Speak Out. Stay Safe Information

By Linn Hoggins | October 4, 2019

Dear Parent/Carer, The NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe programme is visiting our school to make sure our pupils have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse. I’m pleased to tell you that we will be working with the NSPCC, the UK’s leading children’s charity, who’ll be delivering their Speak out. Stay…

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Our contact number is changing

By Linn Hoggins | October 1, 2019

Dear parent / carer Our main school contact number is changing.  This is because BT are withdrawing the line we currently operate on.  Please continue to contact school on our existing number until you receive a text to confirm that the new number has come into effect.  This will be at some point on Thursday…

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Out of School Club: Christmas Holiday Club Booking Now Open

By Linn Hoggins | October 1, 2019

Dear parents / carers Following feedback from parents, we have decided to open Out of School Club on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd January only. Please note that we may have to cancel the above dates if we do not receive enough bookings.   If you would like your child to attend the club, please book…

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Full Governing Body Meeting – Overview – Autumn Term 1

By Linn Hoggins | September 27, 2019

In the first Full Governing Body (FGB) meeting of this academic year we have worked alongside the Headteacher to support the strategic direction of the school for the coming 12 months.  We have agreed a strategic plan and have set milestones for us as Governors, which enable us to monitor the progress of the strategic…

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School Gateway App – Technical Difficulties

By Linn Hoggins | September 27, 2019

Dear parent / carer We are currently having some technical difficulties with our School Gateway App.  Following a software update released by the provider yesterday, links are not operating properly within the App.  Unfortunately, the provider has advised that they are unable to issue a fix for a number of weeks. Until the fix is…

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Class Newsletters – Autumn Term 2019

By Linn Hoggins | September 20, 2019

Please click on the links below to view a copy of the Class Newsletters for Autumn Term 2019: The KEEP Class Newsletters – Autumn Term 2019 Nursery Newsletter – Autumn Term 2019 Reception Newsletter – Autumn Term 2019 Year 1 Class Newsletter – Autumn Term 2019 Year 2 Class Newsletter – Autumn Term 2019 Year…

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King Edward Out of School Club: Holiday Club Activity Programme – Monday 29th October 2019 – Friday 1st November 2019

By Linn Hoggins | September 19, 2019

Booking for Out of School Club Club this October half term is now open in the School Gateway App with lots of exciting activities and a cinema trip!  Just go to ‘OOSC Holiday Club’ to book and pay for your chosen sessions.  As with our term time club, you will need to pay for these sessions…

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Wildcats – FA Girl’s Football at John Spence Community High School

By Linn Hoggins | September 17, 2019

We would like to make you aware of an exciting new opportunity brought to you in partnership with North Shields Juniors AFC, Tyne Metropolitan College and Northumberland FA for girls aged 5 – 11 to access fun and friendly girls’ only football sessions which are being held at John Spence Community High School. Please click…

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Reception – Year 6 Parents Evening – Monday 7th October 2019 and Monday 21st October 2019

By Linn Hoggins | September 16, 2019

Reception to Year 6 Parents Evening – Monday 7th October 2019 or Monday 21st October 2019 Please enter your details and select an appointment time. You will need to enter a valid address when completing this form, you will then receive an email confirming your appointment time. Please only book one appointment per child online.…

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Year 6 – John Spence Challenge Day – Friday 20th September 2019

By Linn Hoggins | September 12, 2019

All the Year 6 children have been invited to a Challenge Day at John Spence Community High School on Friday 20th September 2019.  Please complete the online permission form below: John Spence Challenge Day (Year 6) Online Permission Form

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Advance Diary Dates Autumn 2019

By Linn Hoggins | September 12, 2019

Please click on the link below to view a copy of the King Edward Primary School Advance Diary Dates for Autumn Term 2019: Advance Diary Dates Autumn 2019

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Starting High School – September 2020

By Linn Hoggins | September 11, 2019

All Year 6 Parents/Carers Online applications are now open to apply for Year 6 place for September 2020, please click on the link: http://bit.ly/2kDBXLH to apply online. Deadline to apply for a High School place is Wednesday 31st October 2019

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