Please find below a link to a letter emailed out to all parents, following the recent Government Announcement.
We would like to say a big goodbye to Miss. Gledhill and Miss. Britton. Thank you for all of your hard work! We will miss you!
On Wednesday afternoon each class had a Christmas party, children also got the chance to change into their own clothes. The children loved to join in the party games such as:
They then enjoyed the lovely buffet that was kindly supplied by the Cross Keys. After that they had a surprise visit from Santa Claus who gave all the children individual gifts.
Children and staff all enjoyed their Christmas lunch on Tuesday this week. They loved pulling the Christmas crackers to discover what was inside.
Please find a letter emailed to all parents with information regarding the end of term arrangements below:
Class 1 have taken part in an International Christmas Decoration exchange. We made decorations from salt dough and sent them to 21 schools all over Europe and have received decorations from them. It was exciting to open the packages and find a lovely Christmas decoration from Countries ranging from Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Tenerife, Poland, Romania and Greece. Everyone helped to decorated our tree with these and it looks lovely.
Over the past week, Class 2 have been learning about the reasons behind us wearing a poppy at this time of year. They painted beautiful poppies on rocks and laid them at the Cenotaph. On Remembrance Day at 11.00am, Class 2 held a ceremony at Hamsterley Cenotaph. The children all sang songs, spoke about why we have a Remembrance Day and laid our school wreath on the Cenotaph. All of the children were very respectful during the 2-minute silence.
Lest we forget.
As a school, we are developing our remote learning offer and have chosen to use Seesaw as our platform. Seesaw allows the teachers to assign work to the children and provide teacher input, instructions and templates that the children can use to complete the work set. The children can then upload their work to an online journal for their teacher to see and provide feedback on. The app can be used on phones, tablets and there is also a website which can be used if using a laptop or computer. We are beginning to introduce the Seesaw app with our children for homework activities and are gathering feedback from the children as to how they find completing different activities using the different types of technology. If you do not have the technology available to enable your child to access the app, please let us know and we will work together to find the best solution for your child.
Please click on the video below to find out more about how the app works.
Your child will receive a set of instructions which also includes a QR code and text join code – please use these to login to the app rather than using an email address. If you lose your join code, a new one can be produced by the school, please contact the school office.