Easter ‘Eggs’travaganza!

We started celebrating Easter this week with a range of activities. All classes decorated boiled eggs, and some year groups enjoyed a visit from the Storyteller. She retold the Easter Story from Palm Sunday to Easter Monday, and the children reflected on events. Y3C began writing to their new French pen pals. They wrote letters and made Easter cards for pupils in Noisy le sec. We should be receiving their May celebration cards soon.
There was a lot of chocolate on display in assembly on Thursday! The winners of the Egg Decorating Competition were awarded with their prizes, and the winners of the sustainably sourced Easter Egg Chocolate Raffle were announced. The raffle supported Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ. Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to charities suggested by our School Council.
Happy Easter everyone!

Well done to our Key Stage 1 School Council members who won the regional prize after writing a group poem on the theme of Diversity. Their poem was entitled ‘Perfectly No One’.

Click on the link to read their winning poem and find out more about the competition.

Link to Perfectly No One, Shields Gazette Article

Competition Winners with Head Teacher Mrs Ratcliffe

School Council Election 2018

We have been learning about the democratic process in school and put this into practise when voting for this year’s class representatives.

Some of our Year 6 pupils took on the role of clerks and counters and all of our voters enjoyed participating.

Our new School Council members will have their first meeting on Thursday. An announcement will follow on the results of our first meeting.

A big thank you to the School Council


As well as being excellent class and school representatives, the School Council have also been setting a good example as Eco Warriors.

Healthy Schools Award 2018-2021

Congratulations to the whole school community in helping us to achieve this award again!

We were delighted to collect the award at a ceremony in South Shields Town Hall.

Not content to sit on our laurels though, we are already thinking about how we can extend our provision by including yoga, a Health and Wellbeing Week, raising awareness of mental health issues, and involving parents, carers and children in developing future plans.




The Great Big School Clean 2018

The School Council led our Great Big School Clean assembly on Friday 9th March. They also took part in a school litter pick and found a surprisingly large amount of litter! There was a mixture of different materials – plastic, cardboard, foil and fabric.

We know that litter should be recycled wherever possible. Each class wrote a poem about litter to submit to the Eco Schools Litter-acy  competition. We are really proud of all of the entries. Fingers crossed!


School Council Litter Picking Rota

Following on from The Big School Clean Up, our School Council decided that they’d like to make this a regular event.

Mrs Parker, our school caretaker, kindly offered to help the School Council pick litter twice weekly in the school grounds.

This week it’s Year 1’s turn. They were delighted to find a butterfly garden ornament in the bushes, which they are going to upcycle.

Meet our School Council 2017-18

Meet our elected School Council! Following on from our in-school elections, candidates were elected for 2017-18.

They have been busy already, giving feedback on how our Playground Buddies programme is working, and ways in which they can help raise the profile of local and global environmental issues. Watch this space!