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The latest news from Kells Lane Primary School.

Friday Bulletin & Diary Dates – 13th September 2019

13 September 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, During the summer term, we were asked by Gateshead Council to provide a temporary Nursery for 20 pre-school children following the closure of the Hardman Centre. It is our intention to provide a Nursery permanently to assist with provision in the area.  The proposal is out for consultation and we would… Read more »

Snapchat – be aware of the potential risks

12 September 2019

    Please be aware that strangers can potentially contact your child using Snapchat and other social media apps.    To make sure your child is safe on Snapchat, please check their settings. Snapchat’s privacy settings are important to understand. The default “My Friends” setting only allows users to send and receive media from users they… Read more »

Friday Bulletin & Diary Dates – 6th September 2019

6 September 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, Welcome back to school after what I hope was an enjoyable summer break. I hope you managed to get some relaxation and quality time with your children. It’s wonderful to see our children looking so energised and keen to get back to school. In fact, I am beginning to wonder if… Read more »

Friday Bulletin & Diary Dates- 12th July 2019

12 July 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, This morning I was treated to a special showing of the Year 6 performance ‘Robin Hood – Men in Hoodies’. I can honestly say that it was the best performance from primary aged children I have ever seen. The show had everything from superb singing and dancing to the kind of… Read more »

Friday Bulletin & Diary Dates – 5th July 2019

5 July 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped us to raise an amazing £805 at the school disco on Monday evening – what an incredible amount! We are busy getting ready for our summer fair this afternoon. Thank you for your donations; you have been very generous as always. I’m… Read more »

Year 4 Radio Advert – listen here!

2 July 2019

A huge thank-you to Mr Bridgewood (a writer, producer and voiceover) for working with both Year 4 classes (Rowan and Beech) during our whole school World of Work Week. Year 4 used audio equipment to record Kells Lane’s very first Radio Advert. All the children had an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed hearing about Mr… Read more »

Friday Bulletin & Diary Dates – 28th June 2019

28 June 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, We have had a wonderful ‘World of Work’ week at Kells Lane. Thank you to all the parents who delivered sessions and assemblies to our children this week. We have enjoyed learning about a wide range of career choices including all things musical, medical, mechanical and how to become self-employed. Thanks… Read more »

Lockdown Procedure

25 June 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, As part of our ongoing health and safety reviews, the school receives regular updates from Northumbria Police and other security advisors such as NaCTSO (National Counter Terrorism Security Office) and I regularly attend training on such matters. One of the most recent recommendations is that all schools should have in place… Read more »

Friday Bulletin & Diary Dates – 21st June 2019

21 June 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, Our annual transition event is coming up in a couple of weeks. School will be open from 9.30 am until 11.30 am on Saturday 29th June 2019. This is a unique opportunity to meet your child’s new teacher for September, find out about the curriculum and visits for the year ahead,… Read more »

Friday Bulletin & Diary Dates – 14th June 2019

14 June 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, It has been a week of mixed emotions at Kells Lane. As many of you know, the children and staff have been coming to terms with the passing of our dear friend and colleague Mrs Le Marquand. Mrs Le Marquand worked at Kells Lane for 21 years. Over that time, she… Read more »