School Newsletter

This week’s Stay and Play welcomes parents to Year 1 and Year 2! Most parents of pupils in Year 1 and Year 2 joined our ‘Stay and Play’ day on Wednesday this week to spend time looking around the classroom at the children’s activities, and reviewing some of their work.

Thank you to everyone who came along and gave support, and we really appreciate the very positive, kind comments. The team are looking forward to developing a positive working relationship with parents this year.

Open Day: Saturday 25th November 12.30-6pm

We now have plans for the 25th November from 12.30pm which are bumper celebrations for our 5th Birthday.

Confirmed plans include:

Exhibition from CVPS classes showing learning about Cramlington; visits to Santa’s grotto throughout the day until 3.30pm; special songs from Ray Derrick about the derailment of the Flying Scotsman in Cramlington sung by the children; songs about Cramlington and the mining industry performed by the children; videos of local people who have helped the children in their research; re-enactment of the Flying Scotsman derailment; photographic displays of the changes at CVPS over the years; special birthday tea party with a ceremonial cutting of a cake. The day will finish with a firework display from 6pm. We are looking forward to a very special day, and hope you can join us!

Writing day

Four children from Year 5 and Year 6 attended a special writing day hosted by the very talented author, GP Taylor. GP Taylor is the author of New York Times Bestsellers such as Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box. They learned about characterisation, and story structures, and shared their stories as part of the day.

Fabulous learning happening in school

During the past two weeks it’s been a privilege to undertake my usual round of half termly lesson observations which have seen the strongest start to the school year since opening 5 years ago! Although it’s just the start of the year, the children experience a wide variation of high quality learning experiences, that offer good fun, engaging activities and a commitment from the children and their teachers to do the best they can. This has included, some amazing counting and writing activities while sorting and categorising natural autumn materials in early years. In key stage 1 they have created logical patterns and learned about tens trays, and shared highly interactive discussions about trains with story writing in. There were also science experiments to explore DNA in upper key stage 2, chants and rhymes to learn about rounding in Year 4 and ordering numbers while preparing to go down the mines in Year 3. With practising for Harvest Festival and a school council that has been discussing safety in and around school at length and with ideas for a stay safe at break time campaign, the energy and pace of enthusiasm is infectious at our school. Our new staff have been very impressed about how they see us regularly go the extra mile to strengthen parent – school relationships and how we always put the children’s needs at the centre of what we do. I’m exceptionally proud of our children and the staff team who only want to do the best every day.

Achievements this week


Diary dates