Children in Need 2017

Today we had a non uniform day to raise money for Children in Need.  The children came to school in the own clothes, some choosing to dress up, wear their PJs or show their spots.  We also had a cake sale in both schools – once we have counted the money we will tell you how much was raised.  Thank you to everyone for your support!

Green Treat – Autumn 1


This afternoon we visited the Secret Garden for Reception’s green treat. We talked about fire safety and what we would do if we found matches and lighters. We also learned a rhyme to help us remember. Mrs Crawford showed us her special gloves that she wears to protect her hands. We all enjoyed watching the fire and looking for pictures in the fire. At the end of our session we all enjoyed hot chocolate. We watched how to put a fire out safely so our school didn’t burn down. Come and join us for our next Secret Garden event 1st November.​

Year 1 had lots of fun, making (and eating!) biscuits.

In Year 3 the children had a birthday party to celebrate Mrs Dow’s special day!

Film night

Last night lots of the children stayed behind after school to watch a film at the PTFA film night.  Year 1 enjoyed watching the Chipmunks.

Buddy Liturgy

Today we celebrated our newest members of the school in two Buddy Liturgies. The children in year 6 have ‘buddied’ up with children in Reception class to help them settle into the school, feel safe and welcome. Many of our parents joined us in this celebration. Below are memories that were shared based upon our Reception children’s early days!


Darker nights campaign 2017

From Simonside Outdoor:

I would like to make you aware of the forthcoming FREE open-access additional activities that children, young people and families can get involved in as part of this year’s campaign, which is being co-ordinated in conjunction with colleagues and partners:

Climb and BBQ

Thursday 26th October, 5:30-9:30pm

This will take place at Simonside Climbing Wall, South Shields, NE34 9SD (  Over 170 unique climbing routes are available, in addition to a ‘free-climb’ bouldering area and the UK’s first digital / sensory trailblazer traverse wall (as seen on Dragons Den).  Children from the age of 5, young people and families are welcome.

Should you have any queries please contact Martin Simpson on or by telephoning: 0191 424 0118.

Reception spend some time with their Y6 buddies

Reception met up with their Year 6 friends today to begin practising for their ‘buddies’ liturgy. After a morning of hard work they spent a bit of time together exploring the Secret Garden. Year 6 were amazed at how confident some our youngest members were at handling the creepy crawlies found down by the allotment. Reception loved watching the Year 6 children conquer some of their fears by holding caterpillars, slugs, snails and worms! A big WELL DONE goes out  to Chahira!

Parent Evening Appointments

The Parent Evening booking system is now up and running – please use the button on the sidebar of the website.  Parent Evening is from 3:30pm – 6pm on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th November.  Many thanks

PTFA – AGM and nominations

Our PTFA are holding our Annual General Meeting on 2nd October at 6:30pm in the Junior School.

There are 3 ordinary member places and the Chairperson role up for renewal/nomination.

A nomination form is attached if you could print off and submit by Friday 29th September to the Junior School Reception it would be greatly appreciated.  Anyone unable to print off this form a copy can be obtained from the Junior School Reception.

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