Friday Bulletin – 3rd November 2017

3 November 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to school after what I hope was a great half term break. It’s hard to believe November is here already, and that our heads will soon be full of all things festive!

This week, we felt it was important to talk to the children about the clocks changing and how to stay safe during the darker mornings and evenings.

Your child’s safety and well-being is our number one priority. With this in mind, we are running specific ‘scooter skills’ sessions in the next couple of weeks. Please do encourage your child to take part.

You can find more information about the road safety message ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ at

Finally, congratulations and an enormous well done to our boys’ football team who finished second in the league last night. The boys were highly commended for their attitude and sportsmanship. Well done to Jaedon, Sonny, Will, Benji, Mackenzie, Edward, Ollie, Jack and Sam; I am so proud of you. Your turn next week, girls!


I hope you have a lovely weekend.


Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler



Dates for your diary for the coming weeks:

Saturday 4th November

  • Kells Lane food market 10am – 3pm
Monday 6th November

  • Science week
  • Scooter skills for Year 3 and Year 4
  • Early Years vision screening
  • Chris Connaughton in Year 1 telling traditional tales
Tuesday 7th November

  • Rescheduled Year 6 tag rugby tournament
  • Chris Connaughton in Early Years telling traditional tales
Wednesday 8th November

  • School choir at Joseph Swan Academy Remembrance Concert
Thursday 9th November

  • Year 6 visit to Nissan – Elm class
Friday 10th November

  • School photographer (individual photos)
  • Scooter skills for Year 1 and Year 2
  • ‘Cool Science’ workshop in Year 2
Monday 13th – Wednesday 15th November (inclusive)

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

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 – Fir class
Friday 17th November

  • Children in Need (Wear your pyjamas to school today) pudsey-in-pjs
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

  • Early Years visit to Northern Stage Theatre me
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 (6.45-8.00pm – 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