9 June 19

9th June 2019
What a busy first week back! 
 
On Tuesday afternoon we all spent the afternoon learning a bit more about Islam, as it was Eid.  It was good fun working together to make some Islamic mosaic patterns.
 
On Thursday the Year 3s, 4s and 5s all went to the Countryside Day at the Glendale Show.  Mrs Borrego was very pleased that it was not as wet as when the school went 2 years ago!  Even though we live in the countryside it was very interesting finding out about the range of professions that can be found - from auctioneers to shepherds, potato farmers to butchers.  It was also good talking to the different people to find out what qualifications they needed to do their jobs.
 
Also on Thursday the Year 6s had a visit from some Year 7 pupils and staff from the High School.  It was a good opportunity to ask questions, and for the staff to find out a little bit more about all the children, and our school.
 
On Friday the Year 6s went off on their big adventure to High Borrans, in the Lake District.  They have gone with the Year 6s from St Michael's in Alnwick.  It is a great opportunity to spend time with some children that they might be in a class with next year, and also challenge themselves to do activities they don't usually do.  At the time of writing, they have been having great fun.  We look forward to them coming back on Monday and telling us all about it!
 
This week is a little bit quieter (thankfully!)  On Wednesday there is a parent lunch - please check with Melissa if you have not already signed up to one this half term.  On Thursday morning there is an Operation Encompass Domestic Violence drop-in from 8.30 if anyone would like to come and talk privately with the Schools Safeguarding Liaison Officer (SSLO).  The Key Stage 2 children will also be doing a workshop with the SSLO about respectful and healthy relationships.
 
On Thursday afternoon it is swimming for all Key Stage 1 and 2 children.  Please ensure that swimming kit is brought in.
 
On Friday we are looking forward to hosting Mrs Warner, from the Diocese, to our Beach School.  Mrs Warner has worked with the school a lot over the last few years, and it will be great to show her all the fun things we do at the beach.
 
Slightly longer term, please do not forget that the PFA has been invited to run the teas at the Fallodon Hall Open Gardens on Sunday 30th June.  We need plenty of helpers, so if you are available please let Melissa know, and she will add your name to the list.  It should be a good opportunity to raise a reasonable amount of money to help fund all the trips that we go on.  Also, don't forget that it is our summer fair on Sunday 14th July.  As ever we are on the look out for tombola and raffle prizes - please leave them at the office.
 
Don't forget we have started recycling crisp packets and plastic bread bags - the more we get, the more money we will make for the North of England Children's Cancer Research Fund.