Week beginning 20th April 2020
Week 3 of the school closure.
"Welcome back" is clearly the wrong salutation at the moment, but I do hope that you had a good Easter and enjoyed some of the Easter activities that we posted on the Home Learning section of the website. We will leave them there for a few weeks in case you want to use them again.
I am working in school this week and I have to say that it is good to be back in.
The staff team in school this week alongside me and Mrs West is
- Nursery and Reception – Miss Hartley and Mrs Markwell
- Year 1 and Year 2 – Mrs Collins, Miss Andersen and Mrs Kennedy
- Year 3 and Year 4 – Mrs Hood and Mrs Virtue
- Year 5 and Year 6 – Mrs Carr and Ms O’Rourke
The Key Stage 2 children came together today to do some art and I thought you might like to see. It’s a heart for all of our key workers to say Thank You!
What another lovely week of weather. We really are being spoiled. The week has gone very quickly in school and is starting to feel like a new normal. Let’s hope the old normal returns quickly!
There has been lots of great work going on in school this week. The children have done their daily maths and English and also had lots of fun in other areas of the curriculum. They have made kites, done some great Art, joined in with Joe Wicks and prepared the food for a slightly smaller than usual “Great Get Together”. Don’t worry, we were just practising and still hope to have school picnic in the summer. You will also see from the photos below that our night time visitors are back in the school garden.
Can I bring your attention to the below notice from Newcastle City Council? They are keen to understand the needs across the city when it comes to access to home computers. I would strongly recommend completing this short questionnaire. Many thanks.
“Do you need help getting your children equipped to learn online at home?
If the answer is yes, Newcastle City Council wants to hear from you.
The council is conducting a citywide survey to find out which families do not have computer equipment or internet access to enable their children to go online at home to do their school work.
Families in this situation are being offered help in getting the equipment they need.
To find out more and complete a simple form visit https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/services/public-health-wellbeing-and-leisure/public-health-services/coronavirus-covid-19/school-and
If you need help to access the form or to fill it in you can call the council’s support team on 0191 277 4500 between 9am and 2.30pm, Monday to Friday.
The survey must be completed before it closes at 2.30pm on Friday 1 May.”