Important Information/School Closure/Events

Week Beginning   19th March 2018

 Swimming/Gymnastic Festival 28th March
The whole school will be taking part in a swimming festival/Gymnastic Festival with children from Longhorsley First, Whalton Primary on Wednesday 28th March at Willow burn Leisure Centre. The swimming festival will be run by qualified swimming staff and a life guard will be on hand. The gymnastic festival will be run by Sam Dronesfield and school staff.
All children will take part in the swimming festival but not everyone will take part in the gymnastic festival. However it is easier for children to bring both kits as decisions will be made on the day.
All children will need their swimming costume, towel, water bottle. Hair must be tied back, all jewellery needs to be removed.
Children will also need to bring their indoor gymnastic kit e.g. plimsolls, shorts and tee shirt. Hair tied back, all jewellery removed.
We will still be swimming on the 27th March at Ponteland so please ensure your child has their swimming kit for both days

Y4 Residential – Rescheduled

Year 4 children will  be taking part in our annual residential with children from Whalton, Tritlington and Longhorsley from the 9th to the 11th May 2018. The venue is now Dukeswood rather than Robinwood, the latter have no other dates they can offer us for the residential this educational year. More information will follow.

Easter Fayre 24/3/18

Cambo Wraparound will host our annual Easter Fayre on Saturday 24th March 2018. The venue –  Cambo First School, The time – 10am. All are welcome. There will be stalls and and Easter Egg Hunt. Fingers crossed the weather is kind for us!



Below are a selection of websites and resources which children and parents can use to increase their knowledge of how to stay safe on line.
Please pay particular attention to the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) website at which parents and children can report any concerns they have. We also have a link on our website.
We would recommend parents view this site by the NSPCC which gives in depth information about popular apps which children use and how to keep them safe, including how to effectively operate privacy settings.

Android devices [parental controls]

Android parental controls

Amazon devices [parental controls]

Amazon devices


Think You Know? – child friendly information by CEOP

South West Grid for Learning (who produce our E safety Scheme of Work)

Safer Internet Day (information linked to the annual event)

Common Sense Media site reviews videos, games, books, and websites to help parents and children know which ones are safe to use.

‘Get Safe On-line’, gives answers to many questions, via ‘Terry Tablet’ who answers any questions, informative videos and includes an update on current on line issues and scams.

Kid Smart – guidance on different areas of on line communication

Net Smartz Kids – child friendly activity site

Newsround Quiz – safety quiz and information from the BBC

I Keep Safe – adult orientated sight with strong parenting advice for on line protection

If your child is taking part in peripatetic music lessons could you please ensure that your child has their musical instrument in school on Fridays
Visits / events for Spring term: 
Class 1 –  
Swimming Festival – Alnwick Leisure Centre
Easter Festival – Whalton Village Hall/Church

Class 2 – 

 Y 4 residential
Class 2 London visit
Easter Festival – Whalton Village Hall/Church
Swimming Festival – Alnwick Leisure Centre


The SOCKS chair is Christine Stewart

The Secretary is Donna Reader

The Treasurer is  Vic Rees

But what is SOCKS/SOKS?

Not a lot of parents realise what the SOCKS/SOKS stands for or what they do on behalf of our children. SOCKS is The Support Our Kids Association and with your support in developing and attending fund raising  initiatives we raise money to support children in school e.g we go to the theater in January, we have an Autumn fayre, meals etc!  Without their hard work and your support there is so much in school that we couldn’t do!!


After School will be on as normal
Timetable for the After School:
Monday -children’s choice

Tuesday – Cooking/Children’s Choice

Wednesday – Children’s Choice/football

Thursday – Children’s Choice

Next half term-

Football with Donald runs every Friday, weather permitting