Friday Bulletin – 26th May 2017

26 May 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am at the annual Gateshead Headteacher’s Conference today.

I am particularly looking forward to hearing keynote speaker Dr Andrew Curran talk to us about neuroscience and the relationship between brain development and children’s learning.

Dr Curran is a neurobiologist and a practising paediatric neurologist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.  He is committed to taking his extraordinary knowledge of the workings of the human brain into learning, development and education. He has been involved with Manchester University’s Department of Education looking at the use of emotional literacy and more recently the processing of reward in the human brain.

Teaching and learning is constantly evolving at Kells Lane. I am excited to find out more about brain based learning and the importance of emotional literacy in our classrooms and in our lives.

I hope you enjoy the half term break.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler

Headteacher

 

 

Dates for your diary for the coming weeks:

Monday 28th May – Friday 2nd June (inclusive)  HALF TERM
Monday 5th June

  • ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ working with Year 5
Wednesday 7th June

  • School Council elections
  • Open evening for parents of new entrants (September 2017)
Thursday 8th June

  • School kitchen will be serving sandwiches only today due to dining hall being used as polling station
  • Early Years visit to Wallington Hall
  • Year 1 visit to Blue Reef Aquarium
Friday 9th June

  • All travel documents, medication (where possible) with medical forms and spending money for Year 6 Holland trip to be in school by today please
  • Glynwood Games for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • Year 5 girls on a visit to Durham High School (afternoon only)
Monday 12th June

  • Year 1 phonics screening starts today
Tuesday 13th June

  • Year 6 residential visit to Holland (meet at Newcastle Airport Departures 7- 7.15 am)
Thursday 15th June

  • Young enterprise sale for Father’s day (today and tomorrow)
Friday 16th June

  • Year 6 return from residential visit (please collect from Newcastle Airport at approx. 5 pm)