The Library Bus is officially open!

November 13, 2015

Rob Lewis visited our school today as part of the Northern Children’s book festival and officially opened our new ‘Library Bus’, cutting the ribbon. Everyone has had a wonderful day and parents and children have been visiting the library all afternoon and listening to stories. The school came up with a creative solution to solve their library space and found an old Canadian ‘blue bird’ bus and converted it into a library bus. The school and community fundraised £10,500 towards the refurbishments, we obtained a grant for £5000 from the FOYLE FOUNDATION for books as well as  Gateshead community fund who provided £1000 towards the furniture.

opening the busEYFS story on the bus

Join us for Santa and Sunday Dinner 22nd November 2015

October 23, 2015

Santa on a Sunday – click here

Newsletter 22/10/2015

21 October

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Newsletter 30.09.15

October 6, 2015

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30 Sept 2015


Parkhead launch new FREE breakfast club

September 8, 2015


photo 3Thank you to Greggs Foundation and Gateshead Housing who are supporting our school to provide

free breakfast for all of the pupils each day. We are offering breakfast to KS1 and KS2 children in each

Key stage hall between 8.25am and 8.45am each morning. Children can choose from toast and cereal

and orange juice. We ask that children try and arrive between 8.25am and 8.35am each day. You must book

a place with the office to attend. Here is some great photographs of our launch. Can you spot Mrs Hawthorn?

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Autumn term diary dates 2015

September 4, 2015



Monday 7th September –Year 6 at Kingswood

Thursday 10th September- Key Stage 1 children individual photographs 9am – 12pm Key stage one art area

Friday 11th September – Year 4, 5 and 6 individual photographs in the key stage 2 hall 9am –12pm

Monday 14th September -Year 3 individual photos in the key stage 2 hall at 9am

10am -Sibling photos for all children in school in the key stage 2 hall, Year 3 in the key stage 2 hall

Tuesday 15th September – EYFS in the Jungle meeting room 9am – 12pm

16th September – Year 3 visit Durham University for a prehistory workshop

21st September – Golden Mile assessments start for children (P.E. fitness program)

22nd September – Year 4 Visit Sunderland Museum and winter gardens for a Rainforest workshop

25th September –Macmillan Coffee afternoon for parents (all cake donations welcome!)

25th September – Year 5 Visit the Discovery Museum and Commonwealth war graves

30th September – Year 2 Visit the Discovery Museum to learn about the Great Fire.



15th October – Flu jab day in school

19th October – Poetry week

21st October – Halloween Disco

23rd October – KS2 Harvest Festival at Church for parents

22nd October – EYFS Marie Curie thank you celebration for parents

23rd October – KS1 in school harvest celebration supporting People’s kitchen for parents

26th October – HALF TERM




3RD November – Performance Poetry Competition

10th November – PARENTS EVENING

11th November – Remembrance day

13th November – Children in Need day – Dress as a Superhero

19th November – Antibullying week – event for parents

20th November – DRESS in Blue Day

30th November – Foundation Stage – Stay and Play for spring term starters



2ND December– EYFS Christmas Crafts for parents

3rd December – KS1 and KS2 Christmas Crafts for parents

4th December – EYFS Santa letter writing day

7th December – KS2 Christmas play PM parents invited

8th December – KS2 Christmas play AM parents invited

10th December – KS1 Christmas play PM parents invited

11th December – KS1 Christmas play AM parents invited

15th December – Year 5/6 and 1 /2 Christmas party

16th December – EYFS Nativity

16th December – Christmas Lunch for children

17th December – 3 /4 and EYFS Christmas party / Carols around the tree parents invited

18th December – Christmas Jumper day / casual dress day – END OF TERM