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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Phase 3

Parent information letter

Return to school Monday 8th March 2021

Dear Families, 

We are delighted to be welcoming you all back to school, we have really missed you. Thank you for all of the wonderful work you have been doing at home, you have been so creative and resilient. We are very proud of you!

 

Please use the link below to open your Spring B,  Phase 3 letter, which will give you information about the things your child will be learning this half term, the activities that they will be taking part in and all other information regarding homework and P.E. kits etc. Check on your class page to see when your P.E. cycling and Bush Craft days are. 

Kind regards,

The Phase 3 Team.

Spring B Curriculum and welcome back letter.

Michael Morpurgo Live Event 

 

On Thursday 11th February at 1.30pm  we invite you to attend a special author event with Michael Morpurgo, organised by Seven Stories in collaboration with HarperCollins Children's Books as part of Michael Morpurgo Month 2021.
Michael will be talking about some of his best-loved books including: War Horse, The Butterfly Lion, Shadowland, Private Peaceful, as well as reading from his latest book, Boy Giant.

 

Best of all, there will also be the chance to put a question to Michael that you’ve always wanted to ask.
This event will be live streamed through a private YouTube link and last approximately 45 minutes, including a talk from Michael and a Q&A at the end.
There will also be the opportunity to buy signed copies of Michael's books.
We look forward to your event, it promises to be an exciting and inspiring day!
Many thanks,
Seven Stories. 

 

Please click on the attached letter to access the link to this event and for further information. 

Link to Michael Morpurgo Live Event

Chinese New Year 

Our children celebrating Chinese New Year - trying to use chop stick to eat their food

Children's Mental Health Week 2021

This week we are delighted to be celebrating Children's Mental Health Week. This year's theme is 'Express Yourself', which is about finding creative ways of expressing your thoughts and feelings. 

 

We would like to invite you to watch the virtual assembly all about Children's Mental Health week, brought to you by Oak National Academy. 

 

To go alongside the theme of 'Expressing Yourself, I would love you to watch the video of me reading, 'What Wesley Wore' by Samuel Langley-Swain and Ryan Sonderegger; a wonderful story about acceptance and being who you want to be. You will find this in the Video Resource Centre of the website or by following the link below.

 

Attached below is a list of fun activities. As it is Children's Mental Health Week, we would like you to choose something from the list of  fun activities to do every day. Please share your photos and videos with us, we love seeing the things you get up to at home. Have fun and enjoy some time away from your devices every day.

 

On Friday 5th February we would love you to dress up in your craziest and boldest outfit, just like Wesley. Can you express yourself just like Wesley? Please send us your photos on Seesaw, we can't wait to see how wacky you all look!

Monday 4th January 2021. Phase 3 home-school announcement. 

Dear children,

We would like to wish you and your families all a happy new year. We hope that you have all had a wonderful Christmas time with your families and enjoying your gifts. We are sorry that the new term has not started in the way we had wanted it to. Your teachers have posted all of your online lessons for the forthcoming week on Seesaw. You must treat your time off school as if you were back in the classroom – we cannot lose any more precious learning time. Aim to begin your day at 9 am and spend half an hour on Reading Plus. Begin the rest of your lessons at 9.30, spending an hour on each. You have Maths, English, PSHE and an afternoon activity, which you must choose from the list. Don’t forget that you also have access to Times Tables Rock Stars and Mathletics, which are great resources. Remember to post your work as soon as you have done it and if you are using a pen and paper, send a photo. You can either upload it to Seesaw or send it to us via email. If you have any questions or need help with anything send us a message and we will get back to you as quickly as we can. You can message on Seesaw or via our email:

sarah.singleton@westdenton.newcastle.sch.uk

rachael.croll@westdenton.newcastle.sch.uk

nick.shiel@westdenton.newcastle.sch.uk

 

We look forward to seeing all of your posts and we hope that we can all get back into the classroom sooner rather than later.

Parent information letter

Return to school Monday 4th January 2021

Dear Families, 

Please use the link below to open your welcome to Phase 3 letter, which will give you information about the things that your child will be learning this half term, the activities that they will be taking part in and all other information regarding homework and P.E. kits etc. 

From the Phase 3 Team. 

Unfortunately because of the restrictions, we are unable to chat to parents on the yard.  If you have any questions or queries for your child’s class teacher, please just drop us an email.  We will happily get back in touch with you.

Year 5 Miss Croll

rachael.croll@westdenton.newcastle.sch.uk

Year 5/6 Miss Singleton and Mrs Barr

sarah.singleton@westdenton.newcastle.sch.uk

helen.barr@westdenton.newcastle.sch.uk

Year 6 Mr Shiel

nick.shiel@westdenton.newcastle.sch.uk

 

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