School Newsletter

Book Look raises £265.19 for Children in Need – thank you! A huge thank you to the families who attended the book look on Friday last week, the children were so proud to be able to share what they have been doing in their books, and the learning they have enjoyed so far this year. The icing on the cake was genuinely for them to eat cakes while book looking! Throughout the week each class had been baking or bringing in cakes to sell, creating cake-selling merchandise with a Pudsey theme. So we were delighted when it was all added up that we raised such a significant sum to send away. Thank you. The photos show how much the children enjoyed the making of the cakes as well as the eating of them!

School Christmas dinner tickets are now on sale at the great value rate of £6 per adult, same price as usual for children of £2. Maximum of one ticket per child. Nursery children can come along with an adult from home at the end of their usual morning session.

We have Christmas dinners 2019 as follows:

  • Tues 3rd December Nursery, Reception and Y1 from 11.30am
  • Weds 4th December Y2, Y3 from 11.45am
  • Thurs 5th December Y4, Y5, Y6 from 11.45am

Y2-Y6 dinners start at 11.45 with adult placemats all ready for their visitor. By 12.30 we should usually be finished. Children can wear a Christmas jumper if they have one on the day of their special dinner! Please try to be on time as children can be very upset if other adults are there and their adult isn’t.

Forest School plans

Our amazing head gardener, Luke Aren has been working hard with the children and has created a
landscape plan of what we can expect to develop over the next few weeks. We are delighted to have won the ASDA community award of £500 as we are able to buy an amazing greenhouse with the
money which you can just about identify on Luke’s plans below.


Congratulations to Tyler (Y6) Holly (Y5), Naomi (Y1) and Charlotte (YR) who now have a new baby sister Grace. We can’t wait to see another tiny tot join the CVPS school run!

What makes a great scientist? Spring term plans

The children spontaneously cheered in assembly when we told them that we are going to have a whole term of science next term as part of our REAL planning programme. Their enthusiasm and excitement for what we do with them never ceases to inspire us! Staff are released to focus on their plans next week and the week after so please check the diary below. We will let the
children know beforehand who is on call and planned to cover their class teachers’ release times. If you have any scientific skills or ideas that you feel could contribute to the innovative excitement that we have at CVPS in our learning please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Winter Wonderland is coming again to CVPS

We are preparing a wonderful Winter Wonderland experience for the children at CVPS and others in
the Cramlington Community in the last week before Christmas (Dec 16th to 19th). If you would like a ticket for any pre-school children please contact the school office. More details will be posted onto class facebook pages in the next few days but try and save a date that week. There will be a singing sugar plum fairy, a making station, and feeding the animals as well as meeting the Big Man himself! We are really excited to be getting into the Christmas spirit already!

Christmas is coming

Please check the diary for dates of Christmas dinner, Christmas carols and Christmas parties. We are all set to enter into the festive spirit!

The school Christmas Carol service is at St Nicholas Church on Tuesday the 10th December at 1.45pm. This will be a chance for a traditional nativity alongside some readings and a few thoughts on how to survive Christmas busy-ness. We look forward to seeing you there.

Zambezi Sunrise Trust

For the past couple of years our school has been twinned with a school in Zambia, and there is
now a Cramlington Classroom funded by our donations. Nicole Weatheritt coordinates this great
link and has brought in an amazing Unicorn as a prize to whoever guesses the name correctly.

There will also be a Zambezi Christmas Raffle with tickets on sale at Christmas dinners. There are fantastic prizes so check out the class facebook pages for more details.

School Photos

Tempest photos went out on Wednesday after 2.30pm. So by the end of Thursday everyone should have their draft proofs from which they can choose. Orders can be placed online quickly and easily or envelopes with order forms and money can be handed into school.

Attendance and Punctuality

  • YR 94%(3)
  • Y1 95%(1)
  • Y2 95%(1)
  • Y3 97%(1)
  • Y4 94%(4)
  • Y5 96%(0)
  • Y6 93%(3)

Well done to Y3 for attendance this week and Y5 for no lates.

School health update:

For those who couldn’t make the sleep workshop please let us know if you would like a copy of the information shared. We will be running another workshop for this soon as it was really popular! There is an update from the school nurse at the end of the newsletter with information about the many coughs and colds that are doing their rounds at the moment.

Achievement Awards

Kindness Champion – Ethan Vaughan

Ashleigh’s Outdoor Idea

Please can you create some natural art using leaves from the following trees: Oak, Willow, Sycamore and Silver Birch.

Dates for you diary

Please check all the dates below so you don’t miss out on what’s happening this coming term.

Information from the School Nurse about winter illnesses

It’s that season again when everyone is snuffly and coughing so I thought it might be helpful
for you to have some facts about cold and flu hopefully to prevent you and your children
getting it.

Colds are caused by viruses and easily spread to other people. Colds are spread by germs
from coughs and sneezes, which can live on hands and surfaces for 24 hours.

To reduce the risk of spreading a cold:

  • wash your hands often with warm water and soap
  • use tissues to trap germs when you cough or sneeze
  • bin used tissues as quickly as possible
  • don’t share towels or household items (like cups) with someone who has a cold
  • don’t touch your eyes or nose in case you have come into contact with the virus – it
    can infect the body this way
  • stay fit and healthy

What doesn’t cause or cure cold

Being cold. Being cold doesn’t cause colds! Colds are caused by a virus. Unless you are
so cold that you get hypothermia, which could make you susceptible to infection, wet hair or
clothes won’t increase your vulnerability.

Feeding a cold – starving a fever is an old wives tale. Eating healthily all the time is most
important. Balanced diet when you have cold is even more important.

Antibiotics cure the common cold. No they don’t! Antibiotics treat bacterial infections. Cold is
a virus so antibiotics are no use in treating them. If you have too many antibiotics you are
more likely to get yeast infections as a side effect.

If you want to talk about your child’s health you can make an appointment to see me in
school. It’s a lot quicker than trying to see the GP!

Stay Healthy!

Jane Crudace – School Nurse