Friday Bulletin – 9th March 2018

9 March 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

Last week, we were preoccupied with Met Office weather warnings, the safety of the school site and local roads and footpaths, driving conditions, and the extremely difficult decision taken to close the school. As you are aware, the school’s closure was unavoidable and most other schools in the vicinity were closed too. I am very grateful for the understanding and patience demonstrated by parents and children. Thank you.

As a result of the school’s closure, several different events and visits had to be postponed. We have now re-booked the school visits for Year 1 and Year 3 children to Centre for Life in Newcastle (please see below for details). The parents of pupils in Mrs King’s class should have received a letter offering several options for rescheduling parents’ evening. If your child is in Fir class and you haven’t received this letter, please contact Miss Heron in the school office.

We celebrated World Book Day in school today. Thank you to everyone for helping us make this a very special day for our children. You will see from the photograph below that Kells Lane was transformed into a well-known chocolate factory for the day. Thank you to the staff for all their efforts!

It’s wonderful to see the sun finally shining today too.

Have a great weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler

Headteacher

 

 

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Dates for your diary for the coming weeks:

Tuesday 13th March 2018

  • Parents’ evening 1 for Early Years – Year 5 and Elm class (Year 6)
Wednesday 14th March 2018

  • Parents’ evening 2 for Early Years – Year 5 and Elm class (Year 6)
  • Year 5 special assembly for parents at 2.30 pm
Thursday 15th March 2018

  • Parents’ evening 3 for Early Years – Year 5 and Elm class (Year 6)
  • Year 3 special assembly for parents at 2.30 pm
Friday 16th March 2018

  • Year 4 special assembly for parents at 2.30 pm
Monday 19th March 2018

  • Year 5 to visit Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy to watch their production of ‘Cats’
Tuesday 20th March 2018

  • Dance Festival for Year 3 at Sage Gateshead – starts at 6.30 pm
Wednesday 21st March 2018

  • Year 3 visit to Centre for Life (PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE)
  • Year 4 residential visit to Dukeshouse Wood
Thursday 22nd March 2018

  • Year 1 visit to Centre for Life (PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE)
Friday 23rd March 2018

  • School Orchestra to perform at Wansbeck Music Festival (departing from school at 8.30 am
  • Year 1 Rocket workshop – more details to follow
  • Sport Relief (wear your favourite sports kit/tracksuit to school for £1 –all donations to Sports Relief) https://www.sportrelief.com/

 

Monday 26th March 2018

  • Year 6 working with Chris Connaughton on Young Hamlet
  • Easter Stay and Play in Early Years
  • KLSF Disco
Tuesday 27th March 2018

  • Early Years visit to Hill Hall Farm
  • Year 4 working with Chris Connaughton on Robinson Crusoe
Wednesday 28th March 2018

  • Easter Stay and Play in Early Years
Thursday 29th March 2018

  • Last day of school
  • Last swim for Year 4
Friday 30th March – Friday 13th April 2018 (inclusive)

  • Easter holidays
Monday 16th April 2018

  • Spring term begins