Friday Update – 11th June 2021

11 June 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

What a lovely week it’s been in the sunshine. The children have thoroughly enjoyed their playtimes outside in the sun – let’s hope this is the start of a long summer!

There is still some uncertainty about end of year events and celebrations we can host in school, particularly with cases of Covid-19 beginning to rise again in Gateshead. We are hoping to host an outdoor, socially distanced graduation ceremony for Year 6 during the last week of term but I will confirm whether this can go ahead closer to the time. I know that rehearsals and filming are in full swing for the Year 6 production. I’m sure you will enjoy a performance to treasure forever.

Mr Colligan, our PE Leader, is planning a special sports week for all our children at the end of term. This special week will include a range of outdoor individual and team sports such as golf and basketball.

We have also planned a transition afternoon in the coming weeks so that our children get the chance to meet their new teachers. We will also be publishing more detailed transition videos for parents before the end of term.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler

Headteacher

Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 7th July 2021 – Friday 9th July 2021
Year 5 residential to Dukeshouse Wood  
Monday 5th and/or Tuesday 6th July 2021
Year 6 transition to secondary schools (please note: not all secondary schools have transition on these days – please check information from your child’s new school)  
Tuesday 6th July 2021
Transition afternoon Reception to Year 5
New starters in Reception visiting school  
Friday 16th July 2021 Year 6
Celebration Day – more details to follow  
W/b Monday 19th July 2021
Year 6 Performance goes live this week
Year 6 Graduation – this event is dependent on government restrictions
Special sports week in school for all year groups