This term we will be holding parent consultations by phone. On Wednesday 10th November, parents of children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will receive a link via text message/ email that enables them to book a time slot for a phone call with their child’s teacher on a designated day next week. When making your booking, please ensure you supply us with the phone number you would like us to contact you on – you can enter this in the ‘Comments’ section.
(A link for Parents of children in Reception, Year1 and Year 2 will be sent next week for appointments the week after.)
If you are not available on your child’s designated day due to work commitments, please contact your child’s teacher via Dojo to arrange an alternative date and time.
Please make a booking as this is a great way to discuss your child’s progress and ask any questions you may have.
If you do not have access to the internet or are unable to make a booking please contact the school office via telephone on 01388 746414 and we will be happy to help.
We look forward to speaking with you!
With under three weeks until the end of term, we are usually in the midst of preparations for sports days, summer fair and leavers assembly. Unfortunately, we find ourselves in the midst of a third wave with Durham having some of the highest infection levels in the country.
Obviously, due to the current situation, we are unable to invite parents into school. We are however, still having ‘mini-sports days’ for each bubble and staff will take photos to post on SeeSaw or Dojo. Year 6 are still preparing their leavers assembly, but instead of performing it live, it will now be made available to parents in video format. I know it’s disappointing not to be able to come and support you child but we have to do all we can to try and prevent year group closures.
With the rise of the new COVID Delta variant, we all need to be extremely careful and extra vigilant. If your child is unwell please keep them off school until they are feeling better. If your child presents with any of the COVID symptoms, we are asking you to get them tested. If your child comes to school and presents with symptoms, for example a persistent cough or high temperature, we will ask you to take them home and arrange a test. Your child will not be allowed back into school until a negative PCR result has been seen. Tests are very easy to arrange, can usually be booked the same day, with the results coming back within 24 hours. Whilst we appreciate that you may have to take time off work to get your child tested, we must err on the side of caution given the current rise in cases.
Once again, we would like to thank you all for your patience and support during these challenging times.
The whole school has been taking part in the Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild 2021 – The UK’s biggest nature challenge! The children have a challenge to do one wild thing a day throughout the month of June! That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness. Here are a few snapshots from this week of the children going wild!
Fire Officers from Crook Fire Station visited school to talk to pupils about water safety.
Sadly, accidental drowning takes an average of 402 UK and Irish citizens each year. Throughout 2020 and 2021, millions of young people have also missed out on the vital opportunity to swim, leaving a dramatic gap in school swimming and water safety education.
With summer fast-approaching, we’re sure everyone is keen to get out and enjoy the UK’s beautiful water sites. The lack of access to tuition, coupled with a desire to enjoy being out and about this summer is a real concern.
Please visit Royal Life Saving Society for further information.