School Newsletter

The return of learning expeditions at CVPS

We were delighted to see the children’s faces as they whirled, drove, swung, whizzed, slid and overloaded their senses at Ocean Beach Pleasure Park in South Shields this week as part of our themed topic on ‘Can we be fairground experts?’. A million out of ten was the scoring for the day, and the children were filled with enthusiasm talking about it thereafter. The sun shone all day, we managed a great deal from Layla’s ice creams which gave us an unexpected ice cream treat, and the team of staff at the rides diligently made sure that rides were kept safe for us on every level.

Thank you so much for getting the forms back to us in time so we weren’t chasing anything on the day, and for ensuring all the children had correct clothes and a bag for the day. Huge thanks once again to our own staff especially those involved in risk assessing, booking buses, coordinating the itinerary and
leading the children for the full day with no break! And thanks especially to the children for making the most of their day and for showing the exceptional behaviour we always see when we visit these places.

We have really missed broadening our children’s experiences with trips like this and hope to be able to provide a proposal to Y6 parents for a domestic residential in the summer term. We are also looking to see if we can re-book the Robinwood residential for Y4 before the end of the academic year as we
know they have also missed out. Our booking for this year was just one week prior to the guidance changing (May 17th) so we may not be able to rebook it unless another school cancels. It’s near on
impossible to get dates for this popular activity centre. And as nearly all the daytime activities are outside – it’s very Covid safe.

CVPS hosts the best attended Easter Camp in Northumberland!

A huge well done to Angela Hall, our marketing and administration manager who has led a great CVPS holiday Easter camp this year which was funded by the local authority’s Community links team. Angela was instrumental in linking us with Cramlington Thunder Rugby coaches and Little Angels and we provided the largest club of its kind in Northumberland with around 50 children attending nearly every day for breakfast, lunch and a host of activities. The photos say it all about how much they enjoyed the day!

Pen Licence awards

A huge well done to the following children who have received their pen licences in Y5 today. David Gowing, Ben Drake, Miles Straker, Isabelle Aitchison, Elizabeth Rutherford, Katherine Doris, Mia Morrow, Katie Russell, Lacey-Flo Young, Jayden Thirlwell, Leonardo Trevisan. Well done for consistently maintaining excellent presentation skills in your work. We hope you like your new pens!

200 milestone!

Gertie informed me this week as we enrolled more children into nursery and other classes in
school that we now have 200 children on the school roll which is the highest number we have
hosted in the past ten years. Huge thanks to everyone who has played such an important part in sharing our successes with those moving into Cramlington, and making our school such a very special place to be in. Our CVPS community has grown to become more and more distinctive not only for its quirky approach to learning (pigs, chickens, trips, forest school), but also because high quality teaching input from a team of exceptional professionals supports children to make really good progress. It’s evident from our analysis that the longer the children have been with us at CVPS, the better progress they have made. Underpinning this is a lot of hard, focussed work that prioritises self esteem, respect and
positive mutual relationships and our families at home play an important part within that. It’s nearly ten years since we first welcomed in our first children and we love it when new folks join us on our journey! We currently still have a few places in Y1, Y2 and Y5 if you know anyone who is interested please let us know.

Ashleigh’s outdoor idea

Tomorrow your child will come home with a sunflower seed. Please can you plant this in your garden or a garden belonging to a family member. Keep us updated with the progress. It would be great if you could measure your sunflower regularly so that we can find the tallest sunflower.

Achievement Awards

Children achieving gold this week

Year 1 – Henry Taylor
Year 3 – Isobel Griffiths
Year 4 – Tegan Laing
Year 5 – Mia Morrow
Year 6 – Lydia Campbell, Archie Bough, Gam Kawattana

Kindness champion – Polly Ross (nursery)

Dates for your Diary