On Thursday morning, children from Year 3 and 4 represented our school in a swimming gala at Woodhouse Close pool. They were brilliant! Lots of them were very nervous, but did a wonderful job to overcome this and put in a great performance. We will hear the results of how we did overall next week. We are so proud of you; Olaf, Grace, Livvy, Natalie, Teddy, Adam, Ava and Anna!
It’s a big well done too, to our first stars of the week of 2018! All of these children have made a special effort this week with their work, their behaviour or their attitude in some way. Well done!
We have been a part of The Bishop Auckland Town Team’s Project this Advent to create a town wide advent calendar in local shop windows. Our Y3 children have created a beautiful display in the window of Peekaboo, in Newgate Street, representing the carol, O Little Town of Bethlehem. Y3 walked down to the shop and we all sang as we unveiled our work. Lots of parents and families joined us, and Chloe, Lloyd Whitworth’s mum (who owns Peekaboo Children’s Clothing) treated us ALL to cakes, drinks and festive goodies. Please have a look at the window (opposite 4 clocks) and maybe even follow the trail of Advent windows around the town over the holidays. Many thanks to Chloe once again for making our unveiling such an enjoyable event!
Our Mini Vinnies have been visiting Butterwick Hospice to deliver Christmas cards they have made and to sing carols. The patients have loved seeing the children and we have had lovely messages of thanks. Well done Mini Vinnies!
Over the festive season, our Mini Vinnies have made Christmas cards and visited Butterwick Hospice to deliver them, and sing carols. The patients have loved this, and we have had some lovely messages of thanks. Well done Mini Vinnies
Our food bank has been overflowing! Thank you so much for your kind donations. Have a look at the pictures of our school councilors, when they took the Christmas goodies to Woodhouse Close Church, where they were gratefully received.
This week we have been celebrating 20 years since the publication of the first Harry Potter novel, by transforming school into Hogwarts, the school of witchcraft and wizardry. On Monday, the children arrived at Kings Cross and boarded the Hogwarts Express, ready for their week long journey into a world of magic. As the week progressed, the children visited Diagon Alley and tested wands, helped Professor Snape in his potions class, tried flying on broomsticks, followed by a refreshing drink of Butterbeer, and finally visited magical creatures in our Hogwarts Menagerie. The children have also enjoyed measuring, baking, potion making and lots and lots of creating writing in class around our Harry Potter theme. The work they have produced has been outstanding!
Children from Year 6 collected all of the food donated to our Harvest Food Bank, and took it to Woodhouse Close Community Centre. We filled lots of bags, and heard about where our donations would go – to local people in need. Thank you for helping us with this great cause.
Thank you so much for your support at our recent MacMillan Coffee afternoon. We raised just over £300 as well as enjoying a good catch up over a cake and a coffee. What a great achievement.