Healthy4Life Flyer

By Linn Hoggins | December 16, 2021

Are you worried about your child’s weight?  Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are offering a 10 week free course which will support you and your family make healthy lifestyle changes together.  Please click on the link below for more information. Healthy4Life Flyer

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Celebrating 611 schools Achieving the Primary Science Quality Marks in 2021

By Linn Hoggins | December 14, 2021

Please take the time to view the you tube video of amazing schools which have achieved the Primary Science Quality Mark in 2021!!

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Asking everyone for help

By Kate Byrne | December 12, 2021

Dear parents and carers,   You will no doubt be aware from the news that COVID cases are signficiantly on the rise.  The latest variant is also much more transmissable and easier to spread.  It is now less than 2 weeks to Christmas.  La.st Christmas was diffiicult for everyone, with families unable to get together…

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Edenred vouchers for children entitled to benefit related free school meals – Christmas Holidays

By Linn Hoggins | December 10, 2021

Once again we will be providing free school meal vouchers to the value of £30 per child for over the Christmas 2 week break for children who are entitled to free school benefit related meals (not universal free school meals) on or before 29th November 2021.   Parents and carers will receive their voucher via…

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Christmas Raffle – Tickets £1 a strip

By Linn Hoggins | December 10, 2021

We are selling tickets for our Christmas Raffle, tickets are £1 per strip and will be on sale from Monday 13th December until Thursday 16th December 2021.  Raffle will be drawn midday on Friday 17th December 2021.   All proceeds will go to activities /resources for the children in our school.   If you would…

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Congratulations to Mr Routledge

By Kate Byrne | December 10, 2021

I am very pleased to be able to share the exciting news that Mr Routledge has been appointed to a head teacher post in Northumberland!   Mr Routledge joined us to take up the post of maths leader and assistant head teacher.  Since then he has taken on a number of responsiblilities as part of…

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Reception Parent/Carers – Rocket Phonics and Reading

By Linn Hoggins | December 8, 2021

Dear Parents / Carers,    Firstly, thank you for all of your support throughout the autumn term in helping support reading and phonics at home. The children are all making progress and are on their way to becoming confident, independent readers. The support that you give children at home is invaluable and by regularly reading…

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Christmas Parties – December 2021

By Linn Hoggins | December 7, 2021

Dear parents / carers   We will be holding Christmas parties in school during the last weeks of term for all year groups!   On your child’s party day (see below), please send them to school in their party clothes / non school uniform.  Children should be suitably dressed for the cold December weather.  You…

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Reception & Year 1 Pantomime – The Greediest Christmas Elf

By Linn Hoggins | December 7, 2021

Dear Reception & Year 1 Parents / Carers,    As Christmas approaches, we are delighted to tell you that we have arranged for Bigfoot Arts Education to come into school to perform the pantomime ‘The Greediest Christmas Elf’ for children in Reception and Year 1.   The children in these year groups haven’t been able…

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Christmas Jumper Day / Non Uniform – Friday 10th December 2021

By Linn Hoggins | December 6, 2021

Children are very welcome to come into school this Friday 10th December 2021 in a Christmas jumper / non uniform, as it is Christmas Jumper Day nationally.   If anyone has any Christmas jumpers their child has outgrown, please send them into school washed by Wednesday AM.  We will then text parents the sizes of…

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School Christmas Lunch – Wednesday 15th December 2021

By Linn Hoggins | December 3, 2021

Catering Services will be serving Christmas Lunch to children on Wednesday 15th December 2021 for the whole school.  Each separate year group will have their own time slot to eat as they do at the moment. Christmas Lunch Menu Roast Turkey & Chipolata Sausage or Quorn Roast served with Roast Potatoes Carrots Brussel Sprouts Chocolate…

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Book Fair w/c 6th December

By Sarah Parnaby | December 3, 2021

Dear parents / carers   As you may have seen on our Facebook page, the Scholastics Book Fair is in school next week!     Due to the current COVID climate, we will not be inviting parents into school to visit the book fair.  However, all children will be given the opportunity to visit the book…

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Christmas Information – December 2021

By Linn Hoggins | December 3, 2021

Dear parents and carers,   We very much appreciate that Christmas was difficult for everyone last year, so we have tried to make our school extra ‘Christmassy’ inside and outside with extra things around school for your children.  But due to the current situation with COVID, Christmas activities will not take place in quite the…

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Year 6 – High Borrans – May 2022

By Linn Hoggins | December 1, 2021

Parents/Carers of children in Year 6 We are over the moon to inform you that Year 6 children have the opportunity to visit High Borrans Outdoor Education Centre between 23rd and 27th May 2022.  One class will visit High Borrans at the beginning of the week and the other class will go at the end…

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Year 4 – High Borrans – February 2022

By Linn Hoggins | December 1, 2021

Parents/Carers of children in Year 4   We are over the moon to inform you that Year 4 children have the opportunity to visit High Borrans Outdoor Education Centre between 14th and 18th February 2022.  One class will visit High Borrans at the beginning of the week and the other class will go at the…

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Supporting Traumatised Children Through the Christmas Storm

By Linn Hoggins | November 30, 2021

Christmas is coming and we each bring our own sledge load of past experiences, expectations, internal and external pressures.  Please click on the link below to view some tips for how to survive and thrive the Christmas Storm:   Supporting Traumatised Children Through the Christmas Storm

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Y2 and Y3 staffing update

By Sarah Parnaby | November 29, 2021

Dear parents and carers, I am writing to let you know about a change of class teachers for Y2R and Y3R. Back in July, when I made the decision about class teachers for September, I did not know about some happy news! Miss Reynolds is having a baby! She will be leaving Y2R at Christmas.…

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S&F Finance Overview Nov 21

By Sarah Parnaby | November 29, 2021

Dear parent / carer The Staffing and Finance (S&F) Committee met on 19th November virtually. During the meeting the following points were discussed: School is currently reviewing the school meal provider. Look out for some exciting future developments. King Edward Primary are currently trialing a new initiative in school, the tutoring programme. If successful the…

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NSPCC ‘PANTS’ discussions

By Sarah Parnaby | November 26, 2021

Dear Parent/Carers, This term our children will be discussing the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule in our RSHE lessons. During these discussions we will aim to teach our pupils the following important safety skills without giving explicit information or telling scary stories. We will be teaching our pupils the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule, using the ‘PANTS’ acrostic, which…

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C&O meeting overview Autumn 21

By Sarah Parnaby | November 26, 2021

Dear parent / carer Our Curriculum and Pupil Outcomes (C&O) committee met for the first time this term and we were pleased to welcome our newest governor, Mhairi McCowan to this group. It was exciting to hear from Miss Byrne about this year’s planned training for staff including a range of national and accredited courses…

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National Tutoring Programme

By Linn Hoggins | November 22, 2021

Dear parents / carers   Several months ago, the Government announced that schools would be able to provide some additional support to identified children, as a result of the impact of COVID.  Children identified by individual schools would have the opportunity to access some ‘catch up’ support for ‘lost learning’, caused by the COVID pandemic,…

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Big Thank you! Age UK Charity

By Linn Hoggins | November 18, 2021

We are overwhelmed by the huge collection of items our families have brought into school today to donate to Age UK North Shields.  Thank you so much for your kind generosity.  

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OOSC Christmas 2021 Booking Now Open

By Linn Hoggins | November 12, 2021

Dear parents / carers   OOSC booking is now open for Christmas 2021!  We are currently planning some lovely activities for over the Christmas period which we will share with you in the near future!   The club will be open from 7.30am-5.30pm at a rate of £30 per day on the following dates: Wednesday…

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North Shields Methodist Church – Musical Ensemble – Musical Pews

By Linn Hoggins | November 11, 2021

North Shields Methodist Church, Hawkeyes Lane, North Shields are hosting a Musical Ensemble called Musical Pews.   The aim is to give children an opportunity to sing or play musical instruments and to have lots of fun together.   Practices on Thursday’s at 5pm – 5.45pm – any age welcome.   Please click on the link…

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Friendship Friday / Children in Need 2021 – Friday 19th November 2021

By Linn Hoggins | November 10, 2021

BBC’s Children in Need are having their annual appeal on Friday 19th November.  In support of this, we would like children to come to school in their pyjamas on Friday 19th November 2021.  Children need to be dressed sensibly and warmly, dressed for a cold day (wear their pyjamas on top of warm clothes) and…

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Age Concern – North Shields – Donation Appeal

By Linn Hoggins | November 8, 2021

Age UK Charity Shop have kindly asked us if we can support them with urgently needed donations for their shop in North Shields.   They are desperately in need of good quality items to sell in the shop such as:   Clothing Shoes Bric a brac Jewellery Bags Books   They are asking families in…

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Years 2 – 6 – Times Table Rock Stars England Rocks 2021 competition!

By Linn Hoggins | November 5, 2021

Dear parent/carer, We are excited to be taking part in TTRS England Rocks 2021! This is a friendly competition involving schools from England from Monday 8th November to Thursday 11th November and is all done online via play.ttrockstars.com. For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class a point. The TTRS…

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Christmas Cards 2021!

By Sarah Parnaby | November 4, 2021

Dear parent / carer We are delighted to inform you that your children have been very busy creating some amazing festive artwork for their Christmas cards 2021! As parent / carers you have the opportunity to purchase your child’s designs which can be displayed on various items such as Christmas cards, gift tags and coasters…

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Year 4 – Virtual Book Workshop – Tuesday 9th November 2021

By Linn Hoggins | November 2, 2021

Dear Year 4 Parent/Guardian   Your child will be attending a virtual event with Joseph Coelho on Tuesday 9th November 2021 as part of the 38th annual Northern Children’s Book Festival and will have the opportunity to buy signed copies of his books.  Joseph has written some beautiful books including the Luna Loves…. series and…

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Big Thank you!! – Show Racism the Red Card

By Linn Hoggins | November 1, 2021

Thank you to everyone who came to school in ‘Red’ for Show Racism the Red Card to show our support against racism.  We raised a fantastic £ 263.97. We would also like to share with you this 20 minute video which we were sent by Show Racism the Red Card. Please click on the link…

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Whole School Update October 2021

By Sarah Parnaby | October 22, 2021

Dear parent / carer   Our children It has been an absolute joy to have had some sense of normality back in our school, after the last two school years which have been impacted on by COVID.  It has been fabulous to see all of our children settle back into school after their summer break. …

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Reception – Year 6 – Halloween Disco November 2021

By Linn Hoggins | October 22, 2021

Dear parents / carers   We are pleased to announce we will be hosting Halloween Discos for children in Reception to Year 6!  These will all be held after school on Monday 1st November.  Children should wear party clothes / halloween costumes / fancy dress but will not be allowed to wear costumes with a…

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Covid-19 Measures in Schools

By Linn Hoggins | October 22, 2021

Please click on the link below to view a letter from Public Health England regarding Covid-10 measures in school.   Covid-19 Measures in Schools – letter to parents

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Year 1 – DoodleMaths

By Linn Hoggins | October 22, 2021

Please click on the link:  Year 1 DoodleMaths to view an information letter regarding DoodleMaths for Year 1.   Thank you

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Change of INSET day to Monday 22nd November 2021

By Linn Hoggins | October 19, 2021

Dear parents/carers,   Since we set the INSET days for this academic year we have made a decision to adopt a new reading approach in school.  The reason for this change in approach is that in July, the DfE brought out new guidance for schools about the teaching of reading and phonics, based on the…

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Harvest Festival – Friday 22nd October 2021

By Linn Hoggins | October 19, 2021

To celebrate Harvest Festival on Friday 22nd October 2021 we will be collecting products for North East Homeless @ The Fish Quay Hub.   There are in need of  the following items: Tins Pasta Rice Toiletries   We will place boxes in the play sheds in each yard for all goods.   Thank you for…

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Edenred Vouchers for Children Entitled to Benefit Related Free School Meals – October half term

By Linn Hoggins | October 18, 2021

Once again we will be providing Free School Meal vouchers to the value of £15 per child via Edenred for those students entitled to a free benefit related school meal as of 11th October 2021.   Parents and carers will receive their voucher via email on Friday 22nd October 2021.  Please also check your ‘spam’…

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Parents Evening – Monday 18th October 2021 & Thursday 21st October 2021

By Linn Hoggins | October 18, 2021

As you already know, like many schools we are trialing a new online electronic Parents Evening, this is mainly due to Covid restrictions.   As with any new system, there may be unforeseen issues.  If you experience any technical difficulties with your appointment can we please ask if you can email the school with your…

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P&S committee Oct 21

By Sarah Parnaby | October 18, 2021

Dear parent / carer The first Premises and Pupil Safety (P&S) committee of the new school year met virtually on Friday 15th October. As has become part of the committee’s remit over the last two years, the Covid-19 School Risk Assessment was reviewed and remains in line with current government guidance and protocols. This document…

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Show Racism The Red Card – Non-uniform, wear red Friday 22nd October 2021

By Linn Hoggins | October 15, 2021

Dear parent /carer   ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ is the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity.  They work throughout the UK delivering anti-racism workshops to more than 50,000 people every year, while also providing specialist training to teachers.  Every penny they receive makes a real difference to a young person’s life and will enable their…

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