Friday Bulletin & Diary Dates – 12th October 2018

12 October 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you to sisters Maisie and Polly for representing our school at Metro Radio last week. The girls were invited to collect a special award from the North of England Children’s Cancer Research charity. The award is for all parents and children who helped raise an outstanding grand total of £2,317.00 at this year’s Children’s Cancer Run. An incredible amount for an amazing charity, thank you.

This week I attended the Schools North East Annual Summit. Amanda Spielman, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, was the keynote speaker at this event. In her speech she encouraged school leaders to concentrate on providing children with a broad and balanced curriculum. Our new ‘project’ approach to teaching subjects like art, music, history and geography is an example of our commitment to deepening children’s learning in these subjects. This week, I talked to pupils in Year 3 and Year 6 about how they feel the project work is going. The children told me they are thoroughly enjoying project afternoons, are learning much more because they feel ‘inspired’ and one child said she felt her independent learning skills were developing, ready for secondary school.

It was also announced recently that the Chief Medical Officer is to carry out a review looking at the impact that excessive social media use can have on children’s mental health. The CMO’s review will cover: cyberbullying; online gaming where there is a social media aspect; sleep problems; and problematic internet use. Interim findings from the review will be published in December 2018.

Have a great weekend.


Yours sincerely,

 Mrs A Whistler



Wednesday 17th October 2018

  • Year 1 Harvest Assembly – parents welcome to attend – starts 2.30 pm
Thursday 18th October 2018

  • Year 2 Harvest Assembly – parents welcome to attend – starts at 2.30 pm
Friday 19th October 2018

  • Non uniform day in aid of our playground project
  • Early Years Harvest Assembly – parents welcome to attend – starts at 2.45 pm


Monday 22nd – Friday 26th October (inclusive)

  • Half Term
Monday 29th /Tuesday 30th October 2018

  • Young Enterprise Hallowe’en Sale (items from 50p)
Wednesday 31st October 2018

  • Year 1 on Castle and Keep visit
  • Year 6 working with ‘Technology Tom’
Friday 2nd November 2018

  • Year 3 visit to Arbeia
Tuesday 6th November 2018

  • Year 4 visit to Great North Museum (Hancock)
Monday 12th – Friday 16th November 2018

  • Anti-bulling week
Monday 12th/Tuesday 13th/Wednesday 14th November 2018

  • Parents’ evenings
Thursday 15th November 2018

  • Reception Classes on visit to Seven Stories
Friday 16th November 2018

  • Children in Need (more details to follow)
Saturday 17th November 2018

  • KLSF (fundraising team) Christmas shopping trip to York
Thursday 29th November 2018

  • Open afternoon for new entrants (September 2019)
Monday 3rd December 2018

  • Flu nasal spray vaccination
Thursday 6th December

  • Last swimming session for Year 3
Friday 7th December 2018

  • School Christmas Fair
Monday 10th December 2018

  • KLSF Christmas disco
Wednesday 12th December 2018

  • Christmas Film Club after school – finishes at 5.30 pm (£4 entry includes a drink and snack)
Monday 10th – Thursday 13th December 2018

  • Year group Christmas parties
Friday 14th December 2018

  • Whole school visit to Pantomime
Week beginning Monday 17th December 2018

  • Christmas Concert by pupils having music lessons in school – parents welcome – more details to follow
Monday 17th December 2018

  • Year 6 WW2 Street Party
Wednesday 19th December 2018

  • Years 1, 2 and 3 visiting St. Helen’s Church for a carol service (morning)
  • Years 4, 5 and 6 visiting St. Helen’s Church for a carol service (late morning)

PLEASE NOTE – due to a change of venue, we are unable to invite parents to our carol services this year. We apologise for any disappointment.

Thursday 20th December 2018 – Last day of term for pupils

  • Christmas Jumper Day (Save the Children)
  • Christmas dinner in school
Friday 21st December 2018 – INSET day – NO PUPILS IN SCHOOL TODAY
Monday 7th January 2019 – First day of new term for pupils