Well done to the Red Team who won the House Team Cup this term! Points will be added to the running total and then reset for the start of the Summer term.
What fantastic entries we have had for our annual Easter Egg Competition. All children created their own interesting designs independently and were judged to find out a winner and a runner up in each year group. The winners will be announced on the newsletter. Have a look at some of the photos below:
It was lovely to have our first post-covid Eco Team meeting in school this week where the focus was litter picking. A group of children from across the school have volunteered to give up one of their playtimes so they can collect litter from around the school playgrounds and field. They have their high vis jackets, gloves and litter pickers at the ready!
We have raised an impressive £406 for Red Nose Day this year! Thank you to all the parents for supporting our children in getting dressed up and with their donations. They had lots of fun in the hall. A huge thank you to Miss Stoker and the School Council for organising the events across the day. Photographs of the day will be uploaded next week.
Sports Hall Athletics Competition
Year 5 and 6 have taken part in the Primary Sports Hall Athletics competition. The pupils completed a mixture of track and field events, including relays, chest push, speed bounce and standing long jump.
Their results will be compared to the 10 other Durham Primary Schools taking part.
We’re very proud to announce that our winners of the Durham Miners’ Gala Banner Competition had a special visit from one of the NEU members. They were each given a goody bag full of art supplies and a certificate too! The winners have all been invited to an unveiling of the banner in June to see their art work produced on the Banner which will be carried through Durham on the Miner’s Gala day.
At the start of the school year, Year 5 entered a competition with the NEU (a National Teachers’ union). They were asked to choose a landmark in County Durham and use this as inspiration to design and create a pentagon fit to feature on the NEU banner at the Durham Miners’ Gala. The winners of the competition were Ava, Ricky, Lexi and Joshua. The winners will hopefully work alongside an artist to recreate their image ready for the Miners’ Gala in July.
Well done, Year 5!
They’re here at last! The children and staff have worked very hard to send you three Christmas performances this year. We hope that you enjoy them and that they help you get into the Christmas spirit!
The Children’s Christmas Fair this afternoon was a huge success with the children thoroughly enjoying themselves. A massive thank you to Friends of the School for organising the event, to Ashleigh Britton for supporting the match funding of the raffle through Barclays Bank, Consett Branch and to everyone who donated prizes and bought raffle tickets. Over a massive £1,200 was raised. A list of raffle prizes and winners can be found on the back of this newsletter. We hope that we will be able to welcome family and friends to a Summer Fair in 2022.
Children’s Christmas Fair – Raffle Results
Infinite Air – 2 premium jump & 2 off peak jump vouchers – Pink Ticket 230 (No Name)
Newcastle Falcons – 2 tickets to any premiership game plus a signed Falcons T-shirt donated by Carl Fearns – Orange 891 Lola Bowes
Darlington Football Club – 2 Season tickets for remainder of home games donated by Alun Armstrong – Orange 89 A. Jopling
Duke of York Food Voucher – Pink 327 Sarah R.
Mad Hatter Gift – Green 951 P. Dobson
Family Pass for Wolsingham Show 2022 – Green 943
Peggoty’s Sweet Hamper – Orange 563 Sophie E. Y6
£15 Beauty Voucher for 1771 – Yellow 585 William Ross
Voucher for Butchers donated by John Keenan – Orange 843 Phoebe Dixon; Pink 847 Sarah R.
Christmas Bouquet from All Tied Up – Yellow 737 Carter E.
Marmalade Candle and Gift Set from Sixes and Sevens – Green 98 Anna Henderson
L & D Barbers – 2 Hair Cuts – Pink 602 Ruby Hodgson
Tin of Christmas Biscuits from Bradley Burn – Yellow 772 Y. Bell
Gift Set from Wolsingham Pharmacy – Yellow 14 (No Name)
Any Brown Ltd – Gourmet Pie Voucher – Yellow 260 Alfie Stewart
Prosecco, chocolates donated by Aldi – Green 466 George Falcus
Lidl Hamper – Yellow 935 L. Gray
Champagne Flutes and Prosecco Set – Yellow 844 Charlotte Donnelly
Bottle of Blood Orange Gin – Pink 811 K. Rogers
Swarovski Wine Glasses – D. Hall
M&S Voucher – Blue 132 Matilda Scott
Deazy Doodlz Voucher – Yellow 701 Elliott Little-Howe
Buon Appetito Voucher – Pink 686 T. Lee
Fox’s Biscuit Selection – Orange 257 Jaydon Smith
Robo Kombat – Orange 353 Reece
Paw Patrol – Yellow 237 C. Sanderson
Super Looper – Green 991 Conan Sanderson
Yankee Candle – Pink 474 Alyssa R.
Golf Balls – Pink 291 Nicole U.
After Eights – Orange 449 Annabel R.
A huge thank you for all of the kind donations to the raffle!
It was Christmas Jumper Day today and we celebrated with a Christmas Dinner. Thank you for a lovely meal, kitchen staff!