Friday Bulletin & Diary Dates – 17th January 2020

17 January 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

The spring term is now in full swing at Kells Lane. There are lots of trips and visits this term, including our Year 4 residential to Dukeshouse Wood. I’m sure we’ll have some very excited children as we get closer to March.

As you know, the safety of our children is our number one priority. With that in mind, I need to make you aware of a problem we have had recently. There have been a couple of incidents over the last few of weeks involving children with a packed lunch containing nuts (including Nutella). Luckily, due to the vigilance of staff, this was spotted and dealt with promptly. We do have children in school with severe nut allergies. I must urge you to make sure there are no nut products in your child’s packed lunch. Thank you.

Last year we hosted our first ‘Story-telling Week’ in school. This event was so successful we would like to run it again this year. Story-telling Week begins on Monday 3rd February. Miss Wilson, our English Leader, will be writing to you next week to ask for any volunteers who would like to visit school and share a story with our children. This invitation extends to grandparents and any other family member who loves stories as much as we do.

I hope you have a great weekend.


Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler


Tuesday 28th January 2020

·         Dukeshouse Wood meeting for Year 4 parents – starts at 5pm

Week beginning 3rd February 2020

·         Storytelling Week in school – more details coming soon

Wednesday 5th February 2020

·         Year 2 – Poplar class visit to Gateshead Heritage Centre

Friday 7th February 2020

·         Year 2 – Juniper class visit to Gateshead Heritage Centre

Friday 14th February 2020

·         Staff Development Day – school closed for pupils

Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February 2020 (inclusive)

·         Half term holiday

Monday 24th February 2020

·         Term begins again for pupils

Tuesday 25th February 2020

·         Year 6 SATS meeting for parents (5pm – 6pm)

Wednesday 26th February 2020

·         Planetarium visiting school for Year 1 and Year 5

Friday 28th February 2020

·         Year 4 visit to Captain Cook Museum

Monday 9th March 2020

·         Year 5 – Spruce class – visit to Newcastle University

Tuesday 10th March 2020

·         Year 4 working with Chris Connaughton – Robinson Crusoe

·         Class photographs for Reception, Year 2 and Year 6 classes

Wednesday 11th March 2020

·         Year 6 working with Chris Connaughton – Young Hamlet

Monday 16th March 2020

·         Year 5 – Larch class – visit to Newcastle University

Monday 16th March – Wednesday 18th March 2020

·         Parents’ evenings – booking details coming soon

Wednesday 25th March – Friday 27th March 2020

·         Year 4 residential visit to Dukeshouse Wood

Thursday 26th March 2020

·         Reception classes visit to Hall Hill Farm

Tuesday 31st March 2020

·         Year 4 performing at the Dance Festival – Sage Gateshead (6.30-8.30pm)

Friday 3rd April 2020

·         Last day of spring term

Monday 6th April – Friday 17th April 2020 (inclusive)

·         Easter holidays

Monday 20th April 2020

·         Summer term begins