The Summer Reading Challenge 2020 is here!
This year's Summer Reading Challenge theme is Silly Squad and Gateshead Council have a fantastic range of free online events for children to take part in over the Summer. Mondays at 11am starting Monday 20th July.
The first event is Monday 20th July , 11am. BIG SCIENCE. Book on eventbrite.
The full programme is below - it's guaranteed to be fun and silly.
Monday 20th July - Sweet Science with Big Science
Monday 27th July - Draw along with Illustrator Liz Million
Monday 3rd August – Craig Bradley Fun with Words
Monday 10th August – Kitchen Chemistry with Big Science
Monday 17th August – Draw along with Illustrator Liz Million
Monday 24th August – Craig Bradley Fun with Words
Summer Reading Challenge is an online challenge this year.
The Summer Reading Challenge website https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/join-in is free to access.
The website features video content, games, quizzes and digital and downloadable activities to encourage children to take part in the Challenge at home.
In Gateshead you can download the Borrowbox App to get ebooks and eaudio books direct to your phone, tablet or laptop completely free of charge. Or why not ring and order a collection of brilliant books from Gateshead Libraries Ring & Read service
From Monday 20th July, children can collect a Summer Reading Challenge collectors card and stickers from Gateshead Libraries offering the Ring and Read Service. Children who complete the challenge will receive a Summer Reading Challenge Medal at the end of the Summer. So visit the website sillysquad.org.uk - sign up and be part of the Silly Squad this Summer! Let's get silly!
Y6 Leavers Arrangements
We are sorry that we are unable to have the usual end of year celebration for our Year 6 pupils. It is unfortunate that they have not been able to see their year out with their friends but we would still like to mark the occasion. On Wednesday 15th July, we would like to present your child with their leaver gift from school. Between 1.30pm and 2.30pm we would like you to call in to school so we can present the gift along with a photo opportunity with their teacher. Pupils who are already attending school will be presented with their gift at the end of the school day, as they leave on Wednesday.
Can we ask that when you come in to school, you follow social distancing guidelines and follow the one-way system around the school grounds. Please enter school via the main pedestrian entrance and exit via car park gates once the gift has been presented.
We look forward to seeing all of our Year 6 pupils next week to wish them good luck and say farewell.
Return of Reception and Nursery Pupils
From Monday 22nd June we will be accepting small groups of Reception and Nursery children. We would like to gather as much information as possible to help us plan and prepare for this happening. Depending on numbers, pupils may return on a rota basis as the maximum group size for Early Years is 8.
Please fill in the new survey for the class your child as is in, so we can collate information and send out clarification as to what the school can offer. We are re-surveying as we realise peoples personal circumstances may have changed.
Stars Nursery AM
Stars Nursery PM
Reception Mrs Goulty-Brown
Reception Mrs McCallum
Planet Friendly Summer
You may have seen pictures and videos about how there is more wildlife out and about while we have been in lockdown. Now we are getting out and about more we want to avoid spoiling the habitats around our homes again. People are using lots more throwaway plastic bottles, gloves, masks etc to avoid spreading germs. In fact, both you and the planet are much better off having your own reusable bottles, cups, masks, gloves and anything else you need. As a family, how could you challenge yourself to become more eco friendly this summer? Using less, throwing away less and recycling more. There are some ideas below to help you.
Colin the COVID-19 Snake
A magical COVID snake has appeared in the park over the past couple of days thanks to Jenis and his mam. We are delighted to play our part in helping to grow the snake but we still have a long way to go! We are trying to get the snake all of the way around the lake with beautifully decorates stones, but need as many people joining as possible the effort .
Re-opening of schools June 2020
Click the link below to read the letter sent from School and the Governing Body regarding the re-opening of schools.
Y6 Leavers Hoodies
Please use the links below to help us collect the information we need to order the Y6 leavers hoodies. It is important that all parents fill out the form allowing us to have each child's name to be printed on the hoodies. We hope the all of the Y6 children are all safe and well and a huge thank you to parents for all your efforts during these unprecedented times!
Please ensure you use the correct link for your child's class.
Please find below parental surveys for the re-opening of schools. Please only complete the survey for the class your child is in. Please complete all surveys by 12pm on 19/05/20.