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.

Well done to all entries for the competition. As usual there was a very high standard across all categories.

After some very difficult judging, winners from each category were as follow:
Early years: Jacob Roper
KS1: Katie Russell
KS2 winners: Thomas Brogan; Darcey Moy-Atkinson
Adult Joint winners: Sonia Vallance; Mam and Dad Wells

We celebrated all the children’s achievements in our usual Friday assembly, and looked back on some amazing learning experiences that have taken place at school this past term.

Sharon Hodgson MP for Washington and Sunderland visits to experience our lunchtime and outdoor learning.

On Wednesday this week Sharon and her husband Alan came to visit our school. Sharon was one of the key politicians who promoted free infant school meals for pupils under 7. She is part of a cross party group which meets three times a year and works to promote healthy eating in schools.

She was amazed by our universal offer of school dinners, and listened carefully to the benefits it brings to our children and the impact school lunches have on children’s well being and learning. Sharon was bowled over by the outdoor learning experiences and couldn’t believe that we kept pigs! We are delighted that she has invited myself and a small group of children to Parliament to present our experience to the working party about school lunches and what we think the government can do to make things even better!

Year 3 and Year 4 Tri Golf

An avid group of tri-golfers attended the Cramlington Sports Partnership Tri Golf Tournament this week on Thursday They represented the school very well and although they weren’t placed out of the eleven schools, they thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Well done one and all!

PTA Chocolate Raffle

Winners for our chocolate raffle will be announced on the Friday email, and on class Facebook pages! Thank you to everyone who donated and who bought a raffle ticket.

Forthcoming class assemblies:

Friday 5th May Y1 class (Charlotte and Lisa) Please come to the hall from 8.30am after you drop the children off to enjoy hearing all about what the class has learned about Amazing animals.

Staff changes next term

We say goodbye to Miss Whyte in Y3 and Hannah in Y2 who have enjoyed positive placements at CVPS. We wish them well as they return to their host schools. Next half term Emma O’Donnell will teach alongside Miss Weatheritt in Y3 as part of her CPD programme, and Miss Koratzitis will teach in Y5. We have an excellent team of staff in all classes and pupils and staff receive positive experiences when staff work across different classes.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids

We have collected 2,515 vouchers so far. The school council are planning how we spend them at their next meeting! Please keep collecting during the holidays!


YR – 89%
Y1/2 – 95%
Y2 – 99%
Y3 – 95%
Y4 – 98%
Y5 – 94%

Congratulations to Y2 who win extra playtime this week!

Well done to the following children who achieved 100% attendance:
Jacob Edington; Charlotte Vaughan, Aston Anderson, Alfie Anderson Buglass, Daniel Brogan, Brooke Cunningham, Max Edington, Leo Haroune, Nathan Manson, Simon Bouillon, Kayden Dickinson,Thomas Brogan, Jasmine Daykin, Ryan Daykin, Tyler Dickinson, Rebecca Malcolm Scott, Darcey Moy-Atkinson, Manon Bouillon, Alexander Rutherford

Huge well done – especially staying healthy enough to attend school through some very nasty bugs and viruses this term!

Stranger Danger

This week class assemblies have been used to reinforce the importance of stranger danger strategies. Please reiterate this with your children now the nights are lighter and they can play out for longer.

And finally…

We wish you all a very Happy Easter break and hope that everyone enjoys a well earned rest. Many thanks for the excellent continued support that you offer to our school. We really value the support and honest, well considered feedback that you give to support CVPS to move forward.

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
Jessica Dack Aaron Hall James Drake Genevieve Turner Tyler Scott-Rayburn Maddy Jones
Star Handwriter Star Handwriter Star Handwriter Star Handwriter Star Handwriter Star Handwriter
Lucy Manson Miles Straker Seren Hooton Flynn Stephenson Jasmine Daykin Leo Dickinson

Congratulations to Brooke on the safe arrival of a new baby sister Makayla-Leigh.

Diary Dates

Date Event
Fri 7th April School breaks up for Easter
15th April Offers day for reception places Sept 2017
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
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
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