News from the School

Reception learning about Plants | April 19, 2021

The reception children with their plants.

The Reception children have been busy! They have been learning about what plants need to grow. Soil, sunlight and water. To help their understanding they have planted pots at the front of school. How beautiful!

They’ll need to water them every week to make sure they grow.

Active Sunderland School Holiday Club – Easter 2021 | March 29, 2021

The Active Sunderland School Holiday Club is back online for Easter, from park trails to exercise classes in your living room, there’ll be lots of fun activities to keep the whole family moving this Easter.

With Easter just around the corner all thoughts turn to the same thing – how will I keep the kids entertained for two whole weeks? Active Sunderland and partners are coming to the rescue with a new School Holiday Club.

They’ve got lots of ideas to keep everyone busy including crafts, recipes, challenges and more including the return of their Step Up Sunderland Park Trails.

Take a look at their club details here and tune in every day where they’ll be posting a morning warm up session and an afternoon activity too.

We’ve raised £720 for Comic Relief 2021 | March 26, 2021

Some of our reception children on Comic Relief 2021.

Thank you for everyone who helped us raise money for Comic Relief. In total we raised £720. As always half the money will go to Comic Relief and the other half to our home charity, which this year is the Sunderland Food Bank .

We are still taking food donations for the Food Bank trolley, so if you have any items you could donate then please send them into school with your child.

Thank You!

RSHE policy and PSHE curriculum | March 24, 2021

Here you will find our updated RSHE (Relationships, sex and health education) policy, which goes into detail about: the aims of the policy, statutory requirements and our curriculum (taught in PSHE lessons).

The Department for Education has provided statutory guidance on what schools must teach. By altering the PSHE curriculum in line with the Department for Education guidance, we have found that the curriculum offered to your child has not changed greatly. We are continuing to teach PSHE as we have always done, but it is now organised into three core topics – relationships, living in the wider world and health and wellbeing.

The main change is that we now have statutory guidance to inform us on what must be taught and we have altered our plans to ensure we are covering everything we need to. Please see our new long term plan for PSHE within the policy. This tells you the objectives we will be covering throughout Key Stage 1 and 2.

As everything we are teaching is statutory, parents/carers now do not have the right to withdraw their children from any lessons. We therefore no longer need you to complete permission letters for the puberty talk in Key Stage 2, as teaching this is now a statutory requirement. We would also like to inform you that we have chosen not to teach any non-statutory objectives set out by the Department for Education which means we will not be teaching how a baby is conceived or born and will not be discussing contraception.

If you have any questions on any of the information above, please contact school by Friday 16th April.

Comic Relief 2021 | March 18, 2021

We are celebrating Comic Relief 2021 on Friday 19th March.

Within school we will be having a number of fun activities for your child to participate in including watching of a movie and various snacks. For a £1 donation towards all the great causes Comic relief supports children will be allowed to come into school in their own clothes.