Easter plans begin!

We are launching our Easter festivities this year with our popular annual egg decorating event. Last year we welcomed some very creative entries with lots of different themes. There will be 4 categories this year:

EYFS for reception and nursery children

KS1 for those in Y1 and Y2

KS2 for those in Y3, Y4 and Y5

Adult competition – for all those adults desperate to have a go!

When judging we always give consideration to the eggs which appear to be completed by the children with little or no adult support. Please put your egg into the adult category if you feel you have done more than your child on it! Closing date for eggs in the competition is Monday the 3rd April. 50p per entry towards the cost of Easter Egg prizes.

We also have the opportunity for all age groups to decorate and/or create their own Easter themed hat. Please bring hats in on the last day. Children will be given the opportunity to wear their hats for achievement assembly on the last day of term and for lunchtime that day.

Every other year we host a Tenebrae experience for the children where we recreate aspects of the Christian Easter story. This will take place next year when we hope to harness the creativity of the Year 5 and Year 6 pupils so that we can support their next steps.

Cramlington inter-schools hockey tournament

Year 5 represented CVPS very well this week when they wore our new school “Team CVPS” purple hoodies to the Cramlington tournament which took place on Thursday at Cramlington Learning Village. Well done to everyone for their positive attitude, great team spirit and passion to win for their school. Once again CVPS attracted compliments on the outstanding behaviour and sportsmanship! As always with our children, lots to be proud of!

Cycling to school

We actively encourage children to cycle to school, offering a cycle stand for bicycles to be padlocked onto. To be able to use this children need to wear a helmet on their way to school and have a padlock to secure their bike to the stand. It is not possible to leave cycles or scooters in the front entrance area as it represents a security risk to school as well as a health and safety risk.

PTA Chocolate Raffle

The PTA are fundraising with a chocolate raffle. Please bring donations of chocolate or Easter Eggs to the front of school. Raffle tickets will be on sale soon!

New website coming soon

We have been working hard to develop a new website that is accessible on smart phones and tablet technology. This is due to launch in a couple of weeks. There is an opportunity for a small number of parents to have a sneak preview to give feedback before we go live. If you are interested in this please send in an email to info@villageprimary.org or pop into the school office.

Class assembly for reception

Next Friday the 31st March we will be holding class assembly at 8.40 am once the children are dropped off. We’re looking forward to hearing about everything the children have been learning about Minibeasts.

Forthcoming class assemblies

Friday 28th April – the Y1/Y2 class
Friday 5th May – class TBC
Friday 12th May – class TBC
All class assemblies take place on Fridays at 8.40am straight after school drop off.

Attendance

YR 98.3%
Y1/2 98.4%
Y2 97.9%
Y3 98.5%
Y4 98.4%
Y5 96%
Congratulations to Y3 who win extra playtime this week!

School achievements this week

Early Years Golden Book Year 1/Year 2 Golden book Year 2 Golden book Year 3 Golden book Year 4 Golden book Year 5 Golden book
Reece Hopkinson Katie Russell Oscar Clark Katie Lewis Jay Hall Jacob Clark
Star Handwriter Star Handwriter Star Handwriter Star Handwriter Star Handwriter Star Handwriter
Charlotte Vaughan Zack Thompson William Owen Izzy Ward Ellie Fawcett Seth Wylie

Dates for your diary

Date Event
Mon 27th March Y2 practising ‘special work’
Mon 27th March 5pm Governor Finance and HR Committee
Fri 31st March Reception class assembly
Fri 7th April School breaks up for Easter
15th April Offers day for reception places Sept 2017 start
Mon 24th April School starts again Summer term
Fri 28th April Year 1/2 class assembly (LB/CA’s class)
Friday 5th May class assembly KS2 class TBC next time
2nd – 26th May Year 2 sit standard assessments throughout May – early bedtimes if you can!
Thurs 11th May 5pm Governor Education Committee meeting
Fri 12th May Class assembly TBC next time
10th – 12th May Year 4 Robinwood residential
Fri 26th May School breaks up for half term
Monday 12th June School returns for summer 2
12th to Fri 16th June Year 1 and Year 2 phonic screener checks take place all week
Tuesday 4th July EYFS and KS1 sports day am KS2 sports day pm
Thursday 6th July Reserve EYFS and KS1 sports day am in case of bad weather Reserve KS2 sports day pm in case of bad weather
Friday 7th July School reports issued
Weds 12th July Parent consultations with end of year statutory results shared
Saturday 15th July CVPS Summer Fair 10-1pm
Friday 21st July Last day in current classes
Monday 24th July First day in new classes
2nd August Last day of term for children – Happy Holidays!
3rd August Teacher training day
6th September School returns after the school holidays