On Monday 20th April, we will be using the Seesaw app to assign work daily for our children. We have also added a few more useful links to the bottom of each of our class work pages.
Please find details of the key worker groups below. Please be aware that schools are closing for social distancing purposes and that child care should only be used if there is absolutely no alternative.
Health and Social Care
This includes doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers and care workers.
It also means other frontline staff such as support staff, producers and distributers of medicines and medical equipment.
Education and Childcare
Includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and special education professionals.
Key Public Services
Includes courts staff, religious staff, undertakers and people in charities delivering key frontline services.
Journalists and broadcasters providing public service reporting.
Local and National Government
Government staff who are essential to the response to COVID-19 or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits.
Food and Other Goods
Those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (such as hygiene and veterinary medicines)
Public Safety and National Security
Includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence staff and the armed forces.
Firefighters, National Crime Agency staff and border security, prison and probation workers are also included
Those who keep air, water, road and rail services operating.
Utilities, Communication and Financial Services
Staff needed for essential financial services, IT and data which are needed to continue during the coronavirus response.
Infrastructure workers who maintain oil, gas, electricity and water supplies are also included.
This also features key staff in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications, postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.
Workers are advised to check with their employer if they are included.
Please click here to see the timetable for our lunchtime scooter sessions run by members of our Sports Crew.
During the longest day of the year, and as part of Make Music Day 2019, Durham Music will celebrate music making country wide by enabling every young musician within Durham and Darlington to perform – on one day! In schools, in the playground, at home or on the concert platform, County Durham and Darlington will come alive with music! Make Music Day is the world’s largest annual music festival with events in more than 800 cities across 120 countries.
As part of the celebrations, we have organised for our musicians to record their hard work and up load them here for everyone to view. The whole school will also participate in singing the school song and some children have learned how to use sign language to perform the song ‘Dancing in the Street’, which will also be recorded and up loaded on Friday. They will also be sent to Durham Music Service to share nationwide across the day. Over 17,500 performers are taking part in the world’s biggest musical celebration so take a look at the wonderful talent of our children.
As you may be aware, a times table test will become a national mandatory test for all Year 4 children in 2020. Even if your child will not sit this exam, times tables remain a key part of Primary numeracy for all Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children. To assist your child in improving their times tables, we have complied a list of useful times table websites available below:
We were delighted that two of our Mini Police had been chosen to attend the opening of the Barnard Castle Quad Station and represent the Mini Police Programme. They did a fantastic job and were delighted that they had the opportunity to meet HRH The Prince of Wales – they even got to shake his hand! It was a wonderful experience for them both and they did a great job!
Our Nursery children had a fantastic time during storytelling week reading and retelling their favourite stories We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Shark in the Park. They even used the green screen to film themselves retelling the stories for you. Have a look at what they got up to!
Our Mini Police did a fabulous job this week, visiting the Community Hospital and Cross Hill Care Home in Stanhope with PCSO Elms and PCSO Herring. Over recent weeks they collected donations of toiletries, biscuits, chocolates and puzzles before making them into hampers to distribute during their visit. They spent the morning talking to the patients and residents and wishing them all a Happy Christmas. Everyone was delighted to see them!
A huge thank you to all of our parents, carers, grandparents and children who contributed to the Shoe Box Appeal. Today the Samaritans collected 45 boxes to be delivered all over the world to those children who never receive Christmas presents. The pupils from our Helping Hands, Caring Hearts action group, sorted them for collection and were so pleased with the contributions that had been made.