Important Information/School Closure/Events

Week beginning:, 27th March 2017

School closure for Easter Holidays

School closes at the end of the school day on Friday 7th April and resumes on Monday 24th April 2017 at 8.55. Breakfast Club will be available from 8 a.m. as usual.

Easter Fayre

Easter Fair and Egg Hunt-Saturday 8th April 2017-Cambo First School-10am-12pm

There will be a decorated egg competition; adult and child classes and prizes will be given for the best decorated eggs. To enter please bring your decorated eggs on the day or hand them in to any Pre-school staff member in the days before.

Donations for any of the following stalls would be much appreciated:

  • Raffle prizes
  • Silent Auction of Promises e. 2hrs cleaning, babysitting etc…
  • Adult & Child Tombola prizes
  • Bottles for the Bottle pull
  • Soft toy lucky dip

We also need small (creme egg size) eggs for prizes. Please leave any donation with Pre-school staff or in the school office.

There will be a fresh produce/cake stall on the day; please can any donations be brought along on the day of the Fair.

If you would like to volunteer to help on the day (even for 1 hour would be a huge help) then please let the Wraparound Fundraising Committee, PTA or a pre-school staff member know before Friday 7th April.

Castle Visit 7th April 2017

We have arranged a medieval day at Chillingham Castle on Friday 7th April [the last day of term] Children will come dressed in medieval costume, please don’t go and buy lots of stuff, have a look at pictures on the internet of medieval children e.g. a long dress, apron etc. Dawn will be preparing a medieval packed lunch for the day. The children will complete lots of different activities linked to the day. They will return to school at 3.15pm as usual

Red Nose Day Friday 24th March

For Red nose day we will be having a  ‘Dress in Red’ day . We are encouraging the children  to dress up in red for the day. The cost for this is £1. Dawn will be making red nose biscuits at a cost of 50p per biscuit. There will only be enough biscuits for one per child so 50p is all that is needed [along with £1 for dressing up] We will be having a red nose assembly at 2.45 p.m. and there will be refreshments for parents after assembly [or even before!] All funds raised will be donated to the Red Nose charity. We do hope you are able to join us for the event.



Easter Service 5th April at 2.30pm in Kirkwhelpington Village Hall

The Children will be visiting Kirkwhelpington to find out about the Easter Story.  They will be taking part in many activities led by Community members and specialists.  As part of this day we are going to hold our Easter Service in Kirkwhelpington Village hall at 2.30pm.  We do hope you are able to join us as usual.  Children will be picked up from Kirkwhelpington Village hall at 3.15pm. If your child is usually in after school they will be brought back to school by a member of staff, booster seats must be provided.


Visit to the Theatre – 11th May 

Class 2 will be visiting the Theatre Royal on Thursday 11th May as part of their literacy work. They will be watching Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo. The performance begins at 2pm and lasts for 1hour and 50 minutes. The children will also be visiting an art gallery/museum [once they have voted on the venue!] in the morning. More information will follow nearer the time re times and pick up etc. School will meet the costs for this visit.


Could you please ensure that your child has their indoor PE kit in school. For indoor gymnastics/dance this term your child needs plimsolls, shorts and a tee shirt. There will be outdoor PE after Easter, therefore please send in your child’s outdoor PE kit until after the holiday. For outdoor PE your child needs jogging bottoms, tee shirt, spare socks, jumper or sweat shirt and trainers/football boots. [old gloves and a hat are also useful!]  This term the children will be playing football outside and the weather is cold, all children must do PE therefore we usually lend kit, but what we can lend is limited .  All kit borrowed will be sent home with the child to be washed and returned. It would also be best to put your child’s outdoor kit into a separate bag thus we can send this kit home on a weekly basis e.g. it will get very dirty.

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 – 
Easter Journey at Kirkwhelpington Wednesday 5th April
Chillingham Castle Friday 7th April

Class 2 – 

Easter Journey at Kirkwhelpington Wednesday 5th April

Chillingham Castle Friday 7th April


The SOKS chair is Laura Chapman

The Secretaries are Donna Reader and Christine Stewart

The Treasurer is  Charlotte Bennett

But what is SOKS?

Not a lot of parents realise what the SOKS stands for or what they do on behalf of our children. SOKS 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 theatre in January, we have an Autumn fayre, meals etc!  Without their hardwork 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/Fencing

Thursday – Children’s Choice

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