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Just to remind you of the start times for Sports Day this Friday 6th July. Please note that this has been posted in our newsletter each week, since 24th May.
Reception/Year1/Year 2 – 9:30am
Years 3 – 6 – 1:30pm
Anyone coming to watch and cheer the children on should enter the school field through the double gates at the bottom of the main drive. A member of staff will be supervising this gate and everyone should leave this way too after the morning event.
At the end of the afternoon event, the children will return into school to return their chairs and collect their belongings. They will then be dismissed through the normal doors, providing there is an adult waiting to collect them. If you then walk round to the infant yard, younger siblings will be handed out to you from there. Where there is no adult to collect a child early, we will obviously keep them in school until the bell goes.
Please remember that any photos taken are for your own personal use and MUST NOT be uploaded onto any social media sites. This is for the safety of some of our children. We very much appreciate your support on this matter.
We look forward to seeing you there and fingers (and everything else) crossed for the weather!
Please remember to check the school website – ashleyprimary.co.uk regularly for updates and news. Newsletters are uploaded every Friday and have important dates etc on the first page.
Don’t miss the South Tyneside Festival Summer Parade on Saturday 30 June, which this year has an amazing theme all based around the tales of Monsters, Myths and Magic. The Parade will leave South Shields Town Hall at 1pm and makes its way through the town centre to Bents Park where there will be an action packed afternoon of free family fun entertainment to enjoy. Find out more about this event (the biggest carnival of its kind in the North East), along with the free Kids Fun-Fest at the Seafront Amphitheatre during the school holidays, at www.southtynesidefestival.co.u
Just a quick reminder: your children will be focussing on Spellings as part of their Literacy homework this term. They have been given an updated list of words (columns 3 and 4) to practise from their year 5 and 6 statutory words (see below), as well as a ‘Spelling Menu’.
The children need to choose an activity from the menu, which they then use as a tool for practising their chosen spelling. We have found the children really respond to this form of learning spellings and it really does make them more memorable!
We will also continue to work on spelling rules using our Read Write Spell scheme; your child will receive words to practise which can also be practised using the Spelling Menu.
I’d be grateful if you could encourage your child to practise their spellings as often as possible to have the greatest impact on their progress. Your child needs to return the book to School every Monday so we can see that they are practising.
Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask… Many thanks, Miss Sanderson 🙂
Kidsafe Week 1 – Year 5 JC and JS
Our year 5 children began their 5 week Kidsafe course today with a focus on understanding Trust and ‘Yukky Feelings‘.
It can be difficult to explain or verbalise how we feel sometimes, especially if those feelings aren’t good.
Sadness, fear and worry can be really debilitating emotions, but for those who perhaps struggle with the vocabulary to explain exactly how they feel, it’s even more of an issue. How do you tell someone you don’t feel right, when you aren’t sure how to describe or even understand the feeling or emotion?
Kidsafe has a fantastic way of providing children with the confidence and vocabulary to do just that: our year 5 children have been discussing those emotions that can be classified as ‘Yukky’ – that moment when your tummy starts to churn and your heart beats a little faster and you know something just doesn’t feel right – Yukky Feelings.
Your child has been given a letter explaining a little more about today’s session; if they wish to discuss this with you further, do encourage it – it means they’ve understood the concept of talking with a ‘Trusted Grown-Up’!
If you have any questions about any of the Kidsafe sessions, do get in touch. Alternatively, visit the Kidsafe website here (or click on KS below!).
The sessions are being led by Mrs. Jewitt, Mrs Gill and Mr Dobson – 3 of our accredited Kidsafe Tutors here at Ashley Primary, and of course, KS the Kidsafe Mascot.
We are all looking forward to next week’s session!
Well done children, great first week! 🙂
Please find attached the timetable for our Community Sport Timetable.
Calling all Thurstoneers, your friends and family!
Well, what an amazing time we had at Thurston – it’s hard to believe in fact that it was just this time last week, we were all settled down for our final evening in the house.
It has to be said, you all did us proud – it can be a daunting process, staying away from home, especially if it’s your first time. Not to mention the activities, which for some, mean stepping further than ever beyond that cosy little place we call our ‘Comfort Zone’.
It was great to see so many smiling (if a little tired at times!) faces; you really ought to be proud of yourselves! From jumping off the jetty into Coniston Water, Canadian Canoeing/Rafting, Ghyll Scrambling (we’ve never seen so many children willing to sit in freezing cold water for the sheer fun of it, never mind opting for a ‘cold, river fresh shower’…it’s impressive!), to climbing up ‘The Bell’ and the on site trees… You all pushed yourselves, you all tried something new – our motto for the week – and you all did so with a smile on your face and encouragement of others.
We shared an amazing experience; we got to see Mrs H with Herdy hair, Miss Sanderson without her glasses on and neck deep in a Ghyll ( don’t mention the free-fall into the brambles), Mrs Coult paddling for dear life in a Canadian canoe, Mrs Coldwell jumping off the jetty, and finally Mrs Dempsie winning the tidiest teacher dorm award (it was never going to be Mrs Coult… 😉 ), but most importantly we got to see you, Thurston class of 2018 at your finest. Free-spirited, in the great outdoors, and (believe it or not parents), carrying out jobs and chores without complaining! I wonder how many of you have swept the floor and cleaned the dinner plates away since you got home? Hop to it!
We’ve uploaded pictures from the week; although they were taken in groups, some have become a little mixed up, so it has been easier just to put them altogether in one slide show. We hope you have great fun looking back over the memories you made…
From all of the year 5 staff (and Mrs Dempsie), thank you 🙂 .
For those of you who didn’t make it to Thurston, watch this space! We will be uploading some pics from your activities back at school. Thanks must also go to you all for being an amazing team for Mrs Downs.
Well done year 5. You are awesome.
The Foundation of Light and Ashley Primary School are hosting a coffee morning on Wednesday 2nd May at 8.30 for all parents and family members of Ashley Primary School.
The Foundation of Light will be there to talk about their FREE family learning course available to parents and family members of Ashley Primary.
This course will help you develop your confidence and social skills. There will be activities that will help you make decisions, identify your strengths and be more confident working with others.
The course is ideal for those looking to move into work in the future or just develop their confidence and social skills
During the coffee morning we will talk about what is involved in the course and try out some activities involved, including:
*Buzz personality tests (what animal are you and what does it say about you!)
*Coping with pressure countdown quiz
*Dragons Den – Who would you invest in?
Biscuits will be provided and we promise it won’t feel like you are back at school!