Tuesday 11th February – NSPCC Online Workshop for Parents
The NSPCC came in to deliver an online workshop for parents. The workshop was very informative and gave parents different hits and tips on how to keep their children safe when online. They gave lots of advice to parents on where they can get help online if they need it. EE/O2 are happy to help set up phones with parental controls. Leaflets are available upon request.
Friday 17th January – Hoops 4 Health
Our year 5 basketball team made it to the finals of the Hoops4Health basketball competition for the 5th year running. The team secured a place in the finals when they finished as one of the top 4 teams in their semi-final heats which took place at Cityspace.
This meant that on Friday 17th January the team were invited to the Newcastle Eagles basketball match and had the opportunity to compete on a professional basketball court. All 4 qualifying teams would play a single match prior to the Eagles game with the winning 2 teams competing at half-time to be crowned the Hoops4Health champions. Unfortunately Farringdon lost their first match 2-0 against Seaburn Dene, which meant they were eliminated from the competition. Incidentally, Seaburn Dene went on to win the competition.
The team performed fantastically well and to reach the finals at the Newcastle Eagles stadium is an unbelievable achievement on its own.
Autumn Term – Boy’s Poetry Winners
In year 5, six boys have formed a writing group with Miss Suri. In this group we inspire each other to be creative writers and to share our wildest imaginations in literature.
We entered a Poetry Monsters competition and four of our boys won! We have recently entered a Space Poem competition and have even submitted a 500 word original story to the Radio 2’s 500 Words Competition.
Wish us luck!
11th December – Polar Express Day/Panto Day Our Key Stage 1/EYFS children enjoyed a polar express day within school. Children wore their pyjamas to school and enjoyed hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows. The children had a visit from Santa who brought them a special bell. The children then enjoyed watching the Polar Express in their classes. Meanwhile, our Key Stage 2 children enjoyed a trip to Gateshead Stadium to watch the pantomime!
December 2019 – Food Bank collection Thank you to everyone who donated to our food bank collection this term!
29th November – Fudge Friday Parents were invited into school to listen to children read on Fudge Friday. Fudge stood for ‘Friends, Uncles, Dads, Grandads and everyone else’. The aim of the session was to engage male members of the family in reading with their children! The children enjoyed sharing stories with their families.
Week beginning 11th November – NSPCC assembly and workshops
The NSPCC came into school delivered an assembly on Speak Out and Stay Safe with Buddy. The aim of the session was to equip children with the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. Our children enjoyed meeting Buddy the speech bubble! The assembly helped our children to understand the different types of abuse and encouraged them to think of a trusted adult they could turn to if they were worried. The workshops were then carried out across Year 5/6 with a more in depth look at different scenarios relating to abuse and discussions were held on what the children could do in those situations.
8th November – French Friday
Our children came into school wearing red, white and blue on French Friday. Each year group had a different French focus from Nursery through to Year 6. Children enjoyed exploring new French words and phrases and trying some french food.
6th November – Water Safety
The RLNI came in this week to deliver assemblies for our KS1 and KS2 children. They also held some workshops in classrooms with a more in depth focus on water safety. The children learnt how to stay safe around water, life saving skills in the water and areas on the beach which are safe to swim. The RLNI told us all about the different jobs they do on a daily basis around our coast!
4th November – Halloween Disco We welcomed all our children back after a lovely half term break! We wanted to give our children one last chance to wear their Halloween costumes before they were packed away for another year. All children came to school in their Halloween costumes and enjoyed a Hallowen disco in the hall. We played lots of spooky games and the children won prizes!
24th – 25th October – Dogs Trust
Dogs trust came in and delivered an assembly with our KS1 and KS2 children. They also delivered workshops in classes on how to make children dog smart! The children learnt top tips on how to keep themselves safe around dogs.
23rd October – Meccano Competition
The children in Meccano club were very excited to take part in a competition this week. Unfortunately, we did not win but all children had a great day and are excited to compete again next year!
16th – 18th October – Show Racism the Red Card This week our Year 5 and 6 children worked with people from ‘Show Racism the Red Card’. They took part in workshops and looked at ways to tackle racism within sports. On Friday, we wore our red clothes for a £1 donation – all donations raised go to Show Racism the Red Card.
Week beginning 7th October – Wellbeing Week This week was Wellbeing week in school. Our wellbeing team were lucky to be awarded the Mental Health Charter Mark on the 10th October. We wore our yellow clothes to school and took part in lots of fun activities. Every child painted a stone to go in Ben’s Garden and create a ‘Positive Pathway’.
4th October – Time Tables Rockstar This week, we have held a Times Tables Rockstars day for children in Key Stage 1 and 2. The children enjoyed coming into school dressed as rock stars. Please click here to see more photos from the day.
27th September – Macmillan Coffee Morning We held our annual Macmillan Coffee morning this week. We would like to thank everyone for their donations of cakes and biscuits. The Year 6 children helped to set up the main hall and sell cakes and biscuits to the parents. On the afternoon, Year 6 children took the remaining cakes around to classes and we almost sold out! We raised a fantastic £220.39 for Macmillan. We hope to beat that amount next year!
10th – 11th September ICE CATS – Jo Carter came into school to deliver ICE CATS training to all of our children. Jo delivered workshops with children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 on how to safely evacuate the school. Jo taught our children hand signals that they can recognise and respond to in the appropriate way. The children had lots of fun practicing their superhero poses!