Head Teacher's Blog 06.06.22

5th June 2022

Welcome back to our final half term of this school year but before we can look forward we must share the news from the end of last half term…

We hope you have enjoyed all of the celebrations over the bank holiday. The children were getting into the spirit with their red,white and blue outfits during the Jubilee funday in school. Congratulations to our Royal British Bake Off winners - Arran C (EYs), Ollie (KS1) and Ellie L (KS2), their creations were amazing and were well received by the residents of our local care homes.

The winners of the Alnwick in Bloom painting competition were announced before half term and our budding artists did really well, congratulations to Henry Knox, Karina Krzeminska, Lottie Brown, Tilly Dorner, Amara Jay Heathcote, Cillian Grey, Sophia Tutleman, Abigail Hardy, Imogen Ogle and Joel Isats.

The School Council have continued their work in support of Ukraine and held a successful book and heart sale just before the half term break. Thanks to everyone who sent in books, knitted hearts and sent money for the children to spend. Over £400 was raised - we’ll get the exact total to you in the newsletter.

Before half term we were particularly impressed with Myles Pearse, Tristan White, Henry Knox, Enya Wightman, Leah Charlton, Finnley Reid,   Marshall Duffill, Daniel Casini, Alice Oxley, Maisey Ostle and Lucy McGowan - our stars of the week, well done everyone. 

This week we hope to send the newsletter out, please note the amended dates for sports day. Junior Sports Day will be on Friday 8th July LKS2 in the morning and UKS2 in the afternoon and the Infant Sports Day will be on the afternoon of Thursday 14th July. Unfortunately we are unable to use the Lindisfarne field due to its condition following ground source heating work so we will make the most of our field.

Other events to mention this week are:

  • The Year 3 children are  off to the Countryside Day at Wooler on Thursday

  • Our Year 1 children will be taking the Phonics check, results will be shared with parents in their child’s report.

Our music for this week returns to a traditional folk base. This is a beautiful Maori tune called Pōkarekare Ana. It is thought to have been written around the start of the first world war in 1914 and refers to ‘the agitated waters of Waiapu - but when you cross over girl, they will be calm.’

Can you find out where Waiapu is? Let us know when you see us for assembly this week. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB6JLGQlCYY

Bye for now.

Mrs Smith and Mrs Grimes

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