Friday Bulletin – 10th November 2017

10 November 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

It’s been another busy week at Kells Lane, especially with our science activities. The children took part in a wide range of scientific investigations and Year 6 spent the day at the Nissan factory experiencing modern engineering first-hand. I think we have some budding designers and engineers of the future! Thank you to everyone at Nissan for a wonderful day.

An enormous well done to our girls’ football team who played in a tournament at Gateshead Stadium last night. Mr Colligan and Mrs King both said they played with determination and resilience. Well done to Aminah, Lola, Nalani, Amelia, Robin, Anya, Evie, Isobel and Ella; you made us all proud.

We also spent some time reflecting upon the importance of remembrance this week. The school choir gave an accomplished performance as part of a special remembrance concert at Joseph Swan Academy. I was extremely proud of their excellent singing and exemplary behaviour.

To continue the theme of remembrance this week, I feel compelled to share a piece of home learning with you. Please watch this video and interview put together by Amelia in Year 6. It is certainly the most powerful piece of homework I have ever seen.

We will remember them.



Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler



Dates for your diary for the coming weeks:

Monday 13th – Wednesday 15th November (inclusive)

  • Parents’ evenings 3.30 pm – 6 pm
Monday 13th – Friday 16th November

Tuesday 14th November

  • Year 6 athletics at Joseph Swan (9.30 am – 11.30 am)

Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th November (inclusive)

  • Parents’ evenings for MAPLE class only (Year 3 – Mrs Giblin)
Wednesday 15th November

  • Flu vaccination for all year groups
Thursday 16th November

  • Year 6 visit to Nissan – Elm class
Friday 17th November

  • Children in Need (Wear your pyjamas to school today)
Tuesday 28th November

  • Vikings invade Year 3! (special visitor in school)
Thursday 30th November

  • Last swimming session for Year 3
Saturday 2nd December

  • Kells Lane Christmas food market
Monday 4th December

  • Scooter skills for Year 5 and Year 6
Tuesday 5th December

Friday 8th December

  • Children from Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 visiting Carol singing in the community
Monday 11 December

  • Early Years and Year 3 Christmas parties
  • Kells Lane School Fundraising Christmas disco (6.45-8.00 pm – Years 2-6)
Tuesday 12th December

  • Year 1 and Year 4 Christmas parties
Wednesday 13th December

  • Year 5 Christmas party
  • Year 2 visit to Tyne Theatre

Thursday 14th December

  • Year 2 and Year 6 Christmas parties
  • Early Years Nativity – dress rehearsal
Friday 15th December

  • Early Years Nativity
Sunday 17th December

  • KLSF Treasure Hunt (Denewell Church Hall)
Wednesday 20th December

  • School choir singing Christmas Carols at Sainsbury’s (time tbc)
Thursday 21st December

  • Key stage 2 (Year 3 to Year 6) Carol Service at Wesley Church – 11am
Friday 22nd December

  • Christmas Jumper Day (fundraising for Save the Children)
  • School orchestra performing at intu Metrocentre (12pm – 1pm)
  • Christmas dinner (orchestra will have an early lunch)
  • Last day of term – school finishes at normal time
Monday 8th January 2018

  • Spring term begins for pupils