There were 100 children who had achieved 98% + attendance for the whole academic year. They were rewarded with a free after school disco, please check out the gallery below…
As you know we have been raising money for Children with Cancer UK since September 2017.
Over the year we have received weekly donations from families, we have had used uniform sales and we also held our wonderful and well supported 5k Fun Run.
The total money raised is £3166.10! We are also aware that some families who were sponsored for the 5k Fun Run had donations made directly to the charity.
Additional to this Mrs Raine raised £1,530 for the charity for completing The Hadrian’s Wall ultra marathon.
That’s a staggering £4696.10! Thank you to everyone who has supported this charity in some way over the year, it really is outstanding.
Please ensure your child returns to school in September on the same school meal arrangement they are on now. If your child is going to change from school meals to packed lunch (or reverse), you must inform Mrs Raine by this Friday. If your child returns to school and moves to packed lunches, you will be charged for their meals until you notify otherwise. Please remember, school meals prices increase in September to £2.05 per day.
From September, we will be continuing with the current Fun Friday Meal orders, as well as introducing the ‘Grab-A-Bag’ menu (previously sent letters home about). This will allow any packed lunch children to access a meal on a Friday only, therefore no reason to commit to dinners full time. The ‘Grab-A-Bag’ meal means children can go to the side hatch, pick up their lunch, and sit with their friends without queuing.
Both Friday meals must be ordered on the Monday of the week they would like it, this can be done by requesting slips from Mrs Raine or sending £2.05 in stating ‘Fun Friday’, or ‘Grab-A-Bag’ and your child’s name. You also have the option of permanently ordering these Friday options, just ring the office for details.
As we return on a Tuesday, you can place that week’s order on the Tuesday.
The Catering Team
Every year, thousands of families all over the country take part in the UK’s biggest reading event for children in libraries, the Summer Reading Challenge, run by the national charity The Reading Agency.
The aim of the Challenge is to get children to read any six books of their choice from their library during the summer holidays. Every year there is a different theme. The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 is called Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved iconic children’s title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary.
The Summer Reading Challenge is aimed at children aged four to eleven, and encourages them to keep up their reading skills and confidence over the long summer break. It is run in almost all libraries in the UK and it is completely free.
To sign up, go to your local library during the summer holidays – the sooner you go the longer your child will have to read six books. Library staff will register your child for the Challenge and give them some fun materials to get them started. Once your child has completed six books, they will receive a certificate and a medal for participating.
Please encourage your children to visit the library, sign up, and see the difference the Summer Reading Challenge makes to their reading.
For more information, please visit https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
Thank you for your continued support,
Last year we set a fun homework challenge over the summer holidays called ‘The Scrapbook Challenge’. There were some fantastic scrapbooks sent in, which were very detailed, interesting and clearly a lot of time had been spent creating them…
This year, we are repeating the theme of a summer homework challenge, but in a less time consuming way! The aim of this challenge is for each child to send a post card (or more) from your holiday destination, no matter how near or far you are. We appreciate that not all children will be going on holiday over the summer, so even a post card from a lovely day out will count.
You can only send one post card from the destination you are visitng, i.e. if you go to Spain, only one can be sent from Spain.
You can send more than one if you are visiting different places in the summer, i.e. Blackpool, Devon, Newcastle, Durham, America, France.
Your post card must be addressed to a member of staff, this can be teachers, cooks, support staff or senior members. Let’s see who gets the most! A list of all staff can be found on the website.
Finally, your postcard must be informative, so include where you are, what you have been doing etc. Plus, please include one FACT from the place you are visiting, you may need the help of an adult (or google!).
Current Year 6 can still take part…
Consett Junior School
It was my pleasure yesterday to welcome in to school the lovely friends and family of our children who received an award. It is always one of the highlights of the school year when we recognise the extra special efforts and commitment of our wonderful children.
I know staff spend a long time trying to pick one winner from their class, it is always so difficult.
We have also recognised the efforts of many children who have attained 100% attendance. A special mention must also go to Isabel who has not dropped one day in her four years at Consett Junior School, we are immensely proud of her efforts.
Well done to all the winners.
Over the last 13 weeks we have worked with well over 30 children as part of the Summer Term Nurture Club. The purpose of this club was to bring together a group of children from all years who have either been in-year transfers (from neighbouring schools), have a boasting personality, or who are generally quiet in school. We were amazed at the growth of the children over the weeks they have attended our club, and the engagement processes they have passed through week by week.
Every week we did a new activity or game, there was no pressure to be involved, they could just spend the time having fun and being ‘kids’. Finding time in busy lives to ‘play’ and have fun is sometimes difficult, with time being precious or governed by other daily chores. From watching children in the first week, in comparison to last nights session has been emotional. They have learned to be themselves and to build relationships with children in different year groups, that they would never have had the confidence to do without the drive of this club. Sadly, next week (Thursday 19th July) is our very last session. As new clubs come and go we will not be continuing this club in September, but hope the children would sign up to other after school clubs moving forward. However, Nurture Club WILL be back in April 2019!
This club was invitation only, and we feel many families thought there was ‘something wrong’ with their child for being invited, if you speak to these children now, and ask their opinion of the club, i am positive they will tell you it was great ‘fun’. A learning journey without a timetable, or books…
Erin M – A flourishing flower
Matthew T – The confident boy who keeps on growing
Ruby R – Small yet mighty with a very bright and bold smile
Aja H – An amazing friend with a caring attitude
Peter H – The firework of light in the room
Brandon G – The in-year who has always been here! Phenomenal boy
Kieran and Finn – The friendship duo for life
Mikayla – The gel of the group
All members – individual and amazing…
Check out the gallery below which is a collection oh photographs over the last 13 weeks as well as many from last nights sessions. We will be sad to spend less time with these children from September, but hope they come back to us in April 2019.
Once again, thank you for choosing our school, every single child has been a pleasure, amazing and wonderful to spend time with…
Very best wishes
Mrs Raine, Miss Oselton, Mrs Hannant and Miss Waters