Friday Bulletin & Diary Dates – 7th June 2019

7 June 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

As many of you know, the Hardman Centre in Low Fell closed last week. You will also know that the closure was sudden and unexpected for the parents and families accessing this valuable service. Consequently, Kells Lane were approached to ask if there was any way we could help the parents and children who no longer had access to suitable childcare.

Many of the children (approx. 20) were due to start in reception class at Kells Lane this September. I am delighted to tell you, that following some intensive preparation and the hard work of staff, we were able to offer some early transition childcare for these children and their families. This is a temporary arrangement and is an emergency response to support our local community. Mrs Gray, who has extensive experience teaching in early years, has joined our teaching team and Mrs Millar and Mrs Swinbank continue to teach their own classes.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler



Tuesday 11th – Friday 14th June 2019

·         Year 6 residential visit to Amsterdam

Monday 17th – Tuesday 18th June 2019

·         Year 5 Cycling Expedition

Wednesday 19th June 2019 and Friday 21st June 2019

·         Early Years  ‘Learn to ride your bike’ sessions

Thursday 20th June 2019

·         Early Years visit to Gibside

Monday 24th June 2019

·         Year 5 Science visit to Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy

Monday 24th – Friday 28th June 2019

·         World of Work Week

Friday 28th June 2019

·         Athletics Festival at Gateshead International Stadium

Saturday 29th June 2019

·         Transition morning in school (9.30 – 11.30 am)

Friday 5th July 2019

·         School Orchestra performance at 2pm (parents of musicians welcome to attend)

·         Kells Lane Summer Fair

Monday 8th July 2019

·         Year 2 dress rehearsal at 2.15 pm – all welcome (This performance is suitable for younger siblings)

Tuesday 9th July 2019

·         Year 2 end of year production at 2.15 pm (x2 tickets per pupil)

Wednesday 10th July 2019

·         Year 4 Kwik Cricket Festival at Gateshead Fell CC

Thursday 11th July

·         Year 6 production (times tbc)

·         Last swimming lessons for Year 5

Friday 12th July 2019

·         Sports Day at Joseph Swan Academy – details to follow

Wednesday 17th July 2019

·         Early Years Graduation (time tbc)

·         Year 6 Presentation Evening (starts at 5pm)

Thursday 18th July 2019

·         Last day of term for pupils – non uniform day