Please see the attached letter from Miss Heatherington, this letter has been sent out to all parents by text.
WE ARE MISSING YOU ALL
As you will know from listening to the news, it has been announced that schools may be in a position to re-open on June 1st for pupils in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.
All staff and governors would like nothing better than to have our school open and our classrooms full of happy, smiling children. But our first priority has to be the safety of all the children and staff.
We will be taking advice from the government, the Local Authority and the Education Unions. Any decisions made about re-opening will be based primarily on keeping children and staff safe.
At this moment nothing has really changed. School is open for, children of key workers when there is no other option for childcare amongst the immediate family. Children at home will continue to receive home learning activities from their class teacher. (We hope you are managing to complete the work, please use our Facebook page or email school – firstname.lastname@example.org if you require any further assistance with home learning activities)
We will keep you updated with any further developments.
A SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR YEAR 6
As you know this week you should have been completing your Sats tests.
We don’t need tests to tell us how great you all are. Those of us who really know you, knew that already!
Everyone at home and school is immensely proud of you and everything you have achieved so far in life. In your years in our school you have matured into bright, caring, intelligent people who are well prepared for the next school. Think of the fun you have had, the friends you’ve made, the challenges you have overcome and the memories you will keep with you for the rest of your life.
We are really missing you and would love to see you all before the Summer holidays, but only when it is safe for you to return.
Look after yourselves and your families.
Miss Heatherington and all the staff
As a whole school we have celebrated British Science week Friday 6th March – Friday 13th March 2020. We launched our Science week by welcoming Paul Harwood, Assistant Head teacher and Head of Science at Staindrop School to discuss what Science is and famous Scientists.
Then, every child brought into school a white shirt that they could decorate with key vocabulary and symbols to represent Science, this would be their lab coat for the week.
All classes EYFS- Year 6 took part in a series of experiments through the week. EYFS made and investigated corn flour slime and are growing cress. Year 1 – Year 6 took part in investigations based around the theme ‘Our diverse planet’ from STEM. Year 5 and 6 were lucky enough to take part in an experiment at Staindrop Secondary school and Year 3 and Year 4 took part in a mining experiment at Beamish. Year 1 and Year 2 took their experiments outside and looked at diverse people!
We have all had a fantastic week and enjoyed investigating and using our enquiry skills to learn and find out about the world around us.
Our amazing team of endurance athletes from Class 3 and Class 4 braved the cold weather and competed in the Wear Valley and Teesdale Primary Schools Cross Country races at Bishop Auckland College. Over 600 children took part in the event. All of our runners gave their best effort and did us proud. Well done everyone.
The Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts came to school this week dressed in their uniforms to support World Thinking Day.