Friday Bulletin – 20th January 2017

20 January 2017

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Many of you will have seen the Newcastle Eagles ‘Hoops 4 Health’ programme on the news recently. Our Year 6 pupils will be taking part in the coaching programme and subsequent competitions during the summer term, and our basketball coach, Anthony Forrester, is currently working with pupils in Year 2 and Year 5. If your child is interested in finding out more about basketball, please see the link below for details of a new Saturday club in the area.

http://www.newcastle-eagles.com/community/new-mini-eagles-session-for-2017/

Our whole school assemblies this half term are linked to teamwork skills and how we can learn from the animal world. For example, we will observe how elephants work as a team to protect their young from predators, and how birds take turns accepting the leadership role when flying in formation. Our aim is for children to understand that competition is healthy and can help to motivate us to achieve our goals, however; we need to embrace the skills others and work as a team to achieve great things.

Have a great weekend, and good luck to all our teams.

 

Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler

Headteacher

 

Dates for your diary for coming weeks:

Monday 23rd January – Friday 27th January

  • Maths week in school
Monday 6th February

  • School Book Fair all week
Wednesday 8th February

  • Y2 visit to St. Mary’s Heritage Centre in Gateshead – Poplar class
  • Year 5 ‘Play in a Day’ Larch class (Larch class parents invited to a performance beginning at 2.45pm)
  • Y4 Beech class visit to Hullabaloo Theatre in Darlington
Thursday 9th & Friday 10th February

  • Young Enterprise sale for Valentine’s Day (items on sale from 50p)
Friday 10th February

  • Y2 visit to St. Mary’s Heritage Centre in Gateshead –  Juniper class
  • Y4 Rowan class visit to Hullabaloo Theatre in Darlington
Thursday 16th February

  • Last day of this half term for pupils
Friday 17th February

  • Staff Training Day – school closed to pupils today
Monday 20th – Friday 24th February (inclusive)

  • Half term holiday