Our new school website goes live!

We are delighted that our new website has finally gone live this week.
The new website hosts all the previous information and will be able to be used on smart phones and tablets. There are some lovely images previously not seen – and we even have an updated video link which will be coming soon!

Newts in the pond join our animals at CVPS!

Our key stage 2 outdoor learning this week investigated the pond area and found some tiny newts. The children were very excited; they learned all about invertebrates, carnivores, omnivores and how to identify and classify them. They are looking forward to following the newts’ journey!

And we’ll be very surprised if parents of our early years children haven’t heard about the Evil Pea. Visitors into the classroom have had to dodge the crime scenes, the peas trapped in green slime (jelly!) and the Evil Pea traps, not to mention the ‘wanted’ posters for the Evil Pea.

CVPS Community Forest school day! Save the date!

Remember Saturday June 24th as our day for working on our outdoor areas between 9 and 1pm. Let’s hope for good weather!

Safety around school

We are privileged that many of our children conduct themselves so well in and around school. However we do ask the children to use their walking feet on the school pathways which can be busy at collection and drop off times. Also please ensure that children in early years line up on the tarmac areas when they arrive and do not use the outdoor equipment when staff are not there to supervise. It’s important that the school safety approaches with outdoor equipment are used at all times. Thank you for supporting us to keep children safe and equipment intact!

New Special Educational Needs Coordinator

We are delighted to have appointed Mrs Amanda Milligan as our new SENCO who will work 2 days a week purely on special educational needs next year. Amanda has worked at other Cramlington schools and is an exceptionally experienced teacher of all age groups. She will start to settle in from June before taking up her post in September.

Attendance and Punctuality

  • YR – 96%
  • Y1/2 – 98%
  • Y2 – 100%
  • Y3 – 98%
  • Y4 – 98%
  • Y5 – 97%

Congratulations to Y2 who win extra playtime this week!

Homework

Thanks to all parents for their support of their children with

this past two weeks. We have seen a marked increase in the quality of and commitment to homework. Many thanks!

Year 3 and Year 4 enjoyed a busy week too, with their visit to hear from the author David Almond to hear about how he is inspired to write his books, and some even ordered signed books to bring back. This was after a Tag rugby event for some of the children in the morning where they showed off their tag rugby skills. They were very tired at the end of a busy day.

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
Clean Hooton Lacey-Flo Young Lulu Usher Jacob Doris Corey Hooper Maddy Jones
Grammar Champion Grammar Champion Grammar Champion Grammar Champion Grammar Champion Grammar Champion
Amelia Hudson Nathan Manson Alfie Anderson-Buglass Jack Hudson Darcey Moy-Atkinson Seth Wylie

Dates for your diary

Date Event
Fri 19th May Y4 class assembly
Fri 26th May School breaks up for half term – happy 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 – please try and encourage early nights!
Saturday 24th June 9-1pm Community Forest school day
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 – please note for all classes 2.30pm finish for transition weeks
2nd August Last day of term for children – Happy Holidays!
3rd August Teacher training day
6th September School returns after the school holidays

Year 4 residential to Robinwood gets off to a great start!

Year 4 got fabulous weather this week for the annual residential activity holiday to Robinwood. Reports are shared on Facebook and I receive emails morning and evening to update me on the excellent resilience, team spirit and camaraderie that is seen. It’s also lovely to see that one of the Robinwood group leaders is the same as last year. Well done Robinwood you do a great job! And well done to Year 4 for relishing those amazing challenges! Very proud principal once again!
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Dinosaurs, special work and a class assembly highlight this week.

Year 1 visited the Hancock museum this week to learn all about dinosaurs and palaeontology. As always they behaved brilliantly and they were full of news about their learning that included: examining different fossils, trying out different dinosaur body parts, having triceratops horns or pteranodon wings, using special explorer bags to become palaeontologists, looking at different dinosaur habitats and learning that some dinosaurs had feathers. They even saw fossilised dinosaur poo! Yuk!
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Look what the Easter Bunny left for us!

Our early years children have been captivated by the chicks, watching them carefully, showing care and consideration. Thanks to Katie for the webcams that helped us to see them morning, noon and night! We are looking forward to adding some of them to our chicken collection so that we can add to the animals we care for. If you are interested in being involved caring for the pigs and chickens, at weekends and in holidays, please let a member of staff know. On writing this we have 9 chicks that have hatched out of their eggs – we can’t wait to choose names for them all. (more…)

Happy Easter Everyone!

We finished our Easter term with the traditional school Easter Egg Competition, a chocolate raffle from the PTA and an Easter Egg hunt on Friday afternoon. It’s been a very busy term and children have amazed us with their learning. Their attitude in school for ALL children is fabulous and it truly is a privilege to work at CVPS. (more…)

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: (more…)