Dec
17
2014

Look what we’ve been up to this Autumn!

Take a look at a few photographs and videos of some of the events that have taken place in and around school during this autumn term. What a wonderful time of year!

Also, for the ‘Save the Children’ charity, the school had a Christmas jumper day on Friday 12th December. We raised over £300 for the charity so a huge thank you for all of your kind donations. We are incredibly proud of all the children as they have been working exceptionally hard to learn their Christmas poem off by heart which was performed during Celebration assembly.  Look at the wonderful photos or watch the video which shows lots of happy children.

Also, we would like to showcase what we have been getting up to this half term. Click on the links below to explore further. More will be added at the end of the Spring term so keep checking back.

Local events- we like to get involved in the community- from carol singing to remembrance day- so come and have a look.

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Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about evacuation during WW2. To celebrate the end of our fantastic topic, we have enjoyed a street party to celebrate VE day. Explore our photos and video here

Year 5 have finished their Tudor topic by hosting a Tudor banquet and dance. Watch the video and look at the photos here.

Year 4 have been trying to solve a very confusing question: ‘Is the world flat?’ As explorers, they have visited the Captain Cook museum, worked with Chris Connaughton to learn about Robinson Crusoe and they have loved it. Take a look at the Video to see their smiling faces.

Year 3  have been learning all about The Romans and we have loved it! Look at their class videos here.

Year 2 have been extremely busy from learning and performing their Christmas nativity to visiting the theatre but one of their highlights this term was their ‘Play in a Day’. Watch their video here.

Year 1 we have thoroughly enjoyed this term. We have taken part in Children in Need, Harvest Festival, Football coaching and Maths Fun Day.Look at our class photos and video here.

Early Years have been making the most of the lovely autumn weather and have had an autumn trial to the park, explored the trim trail and have loved their ‘New Friend Friday’ and learning about ‘people who help us’. Watch a video here.

 

 

May
20
2016

School Meals 23-27 May 2016

School Meals Week 1

May
20
2016

Friday Bulletin – 20 May 2016

Friday Bulletin – Friday 20th May 2016

Next week is the last one of this half term. As we approach the final half term of this academic year, staff are busy collating progress and achievement information to share with parents in an end of year report. I have chosen a new format for the reports this year; it will now include some pieces of work the children are particularly proud of, and a whole class photograph. You will receive your child’s report towards the end of next half term.
We are also busy planning our annual Saturday morning transition event. This will be held on Saturday 25th June from 10am to midday. Transition morning is a chance to meet your child’s new teacher in preparation for September, find out about the topics for the year ahead, and take part in activities alongside your child. This event is aimed at increasing confidence and reducing anxiety levels for children prior to the summer holidays. We are also keen to provide the opportunity for parents and grandparents to get to know more unfamiliar members of staff, ready for a smooth transition in September. You will receive more information about your child’s new class teacher when we return from the half term break.
Finally, well done to all the athletes who took part in the Children’s Cancer Run last Sunday at Newcastle Racecourse. It was a superb family event, definitely one to add to the Kells Lane annual calendar. We don’t have a final total yet, but I can tell you that our families have raised over £400 so far. Thank you so much to everyone involved.
Have a great weekend.
Mrs A Whistler
Headteacher

Dates for your diary in the next two weeks:

Tuesday 24th May – Y5/6 Rowing Regatta at Joseph Swan (3.30 – 5.30)
Thursday 26th May – Early Years Hearing Tests in school
Friday 27th May – International Day at school
Friday 27th May – School closes for half term – reopens on Monday 6th June
Monday 6th June – Show Racism the Red Card working with Y5
Monday 6th June – Y1 visit to St Mary’s Lighthouse
Tuesday 7th June – School Council Elections for September 2016
Thursday 9th June – Y2 Swimming commences
Friday 10th June – Glynwood Games Y3/4 am, Y5/6 pm
Friday 10th June – HRH Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday lunch

May
16
2016

Uniform Order Form

Uniform order form attached on behalf of Kells Lane School Fundraising. The deadline for uniform orders is 3pm Thursday 26 May 2016. Please click link below to download the order form.

Uniform Order Form May 2016

May
13
2016

Friday Bulletin – Friday 13th May 2016

Friday Bulletin – Friday 13th May 2016

Several months ago, the Kells Lane School Council wrote to you to encourage as many people as possible to take part in the Children’s Cancer Run, scheduled to take place this Sunday at Gosforth Racecourse. Amelie, Sophie, James and Sam are extremely proud and grateful to have the second largest number of recruits amongst all the schools taking part.
It promises to be a very special event for such an important cause. Look out for the Kells Lane banner on Sunday morning! For more details please visit the official website via this link http://www.neccr.org.uk/event/childrens-cancer-run-2016/.
I was pleased to be able to bring you some good news this week regarding our dining hall. I have been informed that the building is now structurally safe and am now awaiting written confirmation of this. Once this confirmation has been received, and following a period of deep cleaning, I intend to reopen the dining hall for children on Wednesday 8th June 2016. As stated in my letter, the building does require some repair and maintenance work; this will be completed during the summer holidays. Many thanks for your support and patience and please accept my apologies for any inconvenience.
Enjoy your weekend.

Mrs A Whistler
Headteacher

Dates for your diary in the next two weeks:

Sunday 15th May – Children’s Cancer Run – Gosforth Racecourse – KLPS 10.45 start time
Monday 16th May – Year 2 SATs administration over the next 2 weeks
Tuesday 17th May – Science Fair (all welcome 3:30pm-4:15pm)
Wednesday 18th May – Hindu Temple visit – 4K
Wednesday 18th May – Y6 post SATS treat – Theatre Royal trip to see ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’
Thursday 19th May – Hindu Temple visit – 4C
Friday 20th May – Non-uniform day for Ecuador earthquake relief
Tuesday 24th May – Y5/6 Rowing Regatta at Joseph Swan (3.30 – 5.30)
Thursday 26th May – Early Years Hearing Tests in school
Friday 27th May – International Day at school
Friday 27th May – School closes for half term – reopens on Monday 6th June

May
13
2016

School Meals 16-20 May 2016

School Meals Week 3

May
12
2016

Letter re dining hall

12 May 2016

Dear Parents,

I am writing to update you on our dining hall situation. A full structural review has been completed and we now have specific recommendations to follow.

I met with Governors and Local Authority representatives yesterday and am glad to be able to bring you some good news.

I have been informed that the building is now structurally safe and am now awaiting written confirmation of this.

Once this confirmation has been received, and following a period of deep cleaning, I intend to reopen the dining hall for children on Wednesday 8th June 2016.

The building does require some repair and maintenance work; this will be completed during the summer holidays.

Once again, please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused and my gratitude for your support and patience.

Yours sincerely
Mrs A Whistler
Headteacher

May
11
2016

School Meals week commencing 9 May 2016

School Meals Week 2

May
06
2016

Friday Bulletin – Friday 6 May 2016

Friday Bulletin – Friday 6th May 2016

Many of you will know that our Year 6 pupils take their SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) next week and Year 2 pupils are being tested in the coming weeks. You will have seen the coverage both in the press and on social media about the level of challenge and content of the Year 6 curriculum, particularly when it comes to grammar. Last week I attended the Gateshead Headteacher Conference and discovered that all schools are considering how to adjust their teaching strategies in order to meet the new requirements.

At Kells Lane Primary School we are committed to doing our best for our children, both academically and through the wider school experience. I remain committed to putting children at the centre of any decision making and to keep you informed of any changes to our practice. I believe that every child should be supported and challenged and above all else, that ‘ability’ is not fixed, rather it should be nurtured and encouraged to develop.

I am hugely proud of our Year 6 pupils for all sorts of reasons; they are remarkable young people with limitless reserves of energy and enthusiasm. Throughout their time at Kells Lane, but particularly in Year 6, they have shown admirable resilience, ambition and perseverance. I spoke to the children today to encourage them to have a good rest over the weekend, and to reassure and congratulate them on having worked so hard to prepare.

It would be remiss of me to overlook the commitment and determination demonstrated by the teaching and support staff team; they really do go above and beyond and I am very grateful.

Have a good weekend.
Mrs A Whistler
Headteacher

Dates for your diary in the next two weeks:

Monday 9th May – SATS week for Year 6
Wednesday 11th May – Year 2 visit to Souter Lighthouse
Wednesday 18th May – Hindu Temple visit – 4K
Wednesday 18th May – Y6 post SATS treat – Theatre Royal trip to see ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’
Thursday 19th May – Hindu Temple visit – 4C
Friday 20th May – Non-uniform day for Ecuador earthquake relief

Apr
29
2016

School Meals for 2-6 May 2016

School Meals Week 1

Apparently as it is Bank Holiday Monday the children will be having Monday’s meal instead. So Pizza instead of Roast Pork on Tuesday.

Apr
29
2016

Friday Bulletin – 29 April 2016

Friday Bulletin – Friday 29th April 2016

We have had even more drama in school this week with Year 4 performing plays about Gandhi and Buddha. I am always surprised by how much the children learn in just one day; thank you to the KLSF (Kells Lane School Fundraising Group) for funding these special days.
Alarmingly, in the last few weeks there have been some potentially dangerous near misses involving our children and irresponsibly parked cars on Kells Lane. Please take extra care when dropping off your children and encourage them to use the zebra crossing at all times. I would also like to politely remind everyone that dogs (except assistance dogs) are not permitted anywhere within the school grounds.
Have a safe and relaxing bank holiday weekend.
Mrs A Whistler
Headteacher

Dates for your diary in the next two weeks:

Monday 2nd May – School closed for Bank Holiday
Wednesday 4th May – Y6 residential information evening for parents – 5.30pm start
Thursday 5th May – School closed for polling
Friday 6th May – Year 5 visit to Cragside – leaving school at 8.30am
Monday 9th May – SATS week for Year 6
Wednesday 11th – Year 2 visit to Souter Lighthouse

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