Friday Bulletin & Diary Dates – 19th October 2018

19 October 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

It’s hard to believe we have reached the end of this half term. We’ve had a busy and extremely productive half term with all sorts of variety including our science week, visits to the Great North Exhibition and finishing with some lovely harvest themed assemblies this week.

Over the last few weeks, Mr Colligan and his team of Sports Councillors have launched the ‘Daily Mile’ in school. The Daily Mile is a social physical activity, with children running or jogging – at their own pace – in the fresh air with friends. Children can occasionally walk to catch their breath, if necessary, but should aim to run or jog for the full 15 minutes. It is important your child has appropriate footwear for the daily mile. Please click on the link for more information (

Next term, we will be thinking about Remembrance and getting ready to celebrate Christmas. There are lots of things going on in school over the coming weeks so do please check the bulletin for weekly updates.

Have a lovely half term break.


Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler


Monday 22nd – Friday 26th October (inclusive)

  • Half Term
Monday 29th /Tuesday 30th October 2018

  • Young Enterprise Hallowe’en Sale (items from 50p)
Wednesday 31st October 2018

  • Year 1 on Castle and Keep visit
  • Year 6 working with ‘Technology Tom’
Friday 2nd November 2018

  • Year 3 visit to Arbeia
Tuesday 6th November 2018

  • Year 4 visit to Great North Museum (Hancock)
Monday 12th – Friday 16th November 2018

  • Anti-bulling week
Monday 12th/Tuesday 13th/Wednesday 14th November 2018

  • Parents’ evenings
Thursday 15th November 2018

  • Reception Classes on visit to Seven Stories
Friday 16th November 2018

  • Children in Need (more details to follow)
Thursday 29th November 2018

  • Open afternoon for new entrants (September 2019)
Monday 3rd December 2018

  • Flu nasal spray vaccination
Thursday 6th December

  • Last swimming session for Year 3
Friday 7th December 2018

  • School Christmas Fair
Monday 10th December 2018

  • KLSF Christmas disco
Wednesday 12th December 2018

  • Christmas Film Club after school – finishes at 5.30 pm (£4 entry includes a drink and snack)
Monday 10th – Thursday 13th December 2018

  • Year group Christmas parties
Friday 14th December 2018

  • Whole school visit to Pantomime
Week beginning Monday 17th December 2018

  • Christmas Concert by pupils having music lessons in school – parents welcome – more details to follow
Monday 17th December 2018

  • Year 6 WW2 Street Party
Wednesday 19th December 2018

  • Years 1, 2 and 3 visiting St. Helen’s Church for a carol service (morning)
  • Years 4, 5 and 6 visiting St. Helen’s Church for a carol service (late morning)

PLEASE NOTE – due to a change of venue, we are unable to invite parents to our carol services this year. We apologise for any disappointment.

Thursday 20th December 2018 – Last day of term for pupils

  • Christmas Jumper Day (Save the Children)
  • Christmas dinner in school
Friday 21st December 2018 – INSET day – NO PUPILS IN SCHOOL TODAY
Monday 7th January 2019 – First day of new term for pupils