Half term already and we’ve achieved so much in 2020 so far! There really has never been a dull moment at school this half term. Our mid year assessments have shown phenomenal progress from children. It’s noticeable that those children who have family support (for example with reading and homework) often make accelerated progress. A… Read more »
We take great pride in the positive feedback that we receive from parents about the effective partnership we offer with regular updates about news and events that take place in our school community. This includes parental opportunities to link with their child's Class Facebook pages as well as the opportunity to see what their children achieve on a day to day basis using social media such as Tapestry and Seesaw accounts. (Secure methods to see photos and videos of learning experiences). We also have a school Twitter account and the weekly newsletter.
Science everywhere at CVPS with rain gauges, dentists, and investigations. Science has been in every corner and every lesson this week. Early years welcomed a friendly and very knowledgeable dentist, Pat Henzell who has explained the importance of brushing teeth for at least a minute on the top and bottom. The children practised on their… Read more »
A week of excitement! Inventors, Museums and Zambia. This week Y1, 2 and 3 visited the Great North Museum to research and investigate animals and rocks. Impeccable behaviour, focussed enthusiasm for learning and a greater understanding of animal life and rocks made it a day to remember. Well done to everyone and thanks to the… Read more »
Measuring, maths, sharing and cheese-making! We were visited last week by our local mayor, Loraine de Simone who has launched a ‘Cramlington does Denim for Dementia’ day today. Many thanks to everyone for supporting this worthwhile cause. There are some lovely video clips of children interviewing adults with dementia on the Alzheimer Society website if… Read more »
More animal and human bodies, sats and special visitors! Firstly a huge well done to Year 6 this week for showing so much passion, resilience and hard work practising for their sats. These practices happen three or four times in the year to support the children to be ready for the experience, as much as… Read more »
Happy New Year … let’s find out what makes a great scientist! 2020 got off to a great start this week as we returned to school and embarked on our new topic for the term. Every class has been absolutely absorbed by the new topic and school has been a busy busy place. The photographs… Read more »
Christmas carols bring great cheer … and tears! The annual Carol service at St Nicholas Church was a celebration of the children’s enthusiastic renditions of the traditional story of Christmas through carols. There were lots of dewy eyes from the families who attended, and our hearts melted when we heard the reception children singing ‘Away… Read more »
Remember your ticket for Christmas lunches next week! Last week we were delighted to welcome Asda’s community coordinator Jackie who came to present us with our first prize cheque of £500 after winning the local community green token award. The greenhouse for forest school – with specially strengthened safety glass (!) has already been ordered… Read more »
Thanks to oracy we’re so much better at speaking already! Oracy improvements Our half termly lesson observations in class have been taking place this week and our school leaders have been delighted at the oracy initiative we introduced just in September and its impact on the children’s confidence and articulation across classes. For those of… Read more »
Welcome back to new babies, and exciting plans. We have enjoyed hearing the children’s holiday news and getting back into the swing of things this week. Please remember school starts at 8.30 when classes are registered – not 8.40 when the gate closes!