Our School Council have been looking at how our children travel to school. They were very impressed by how many people rode a bike or scooter to school. However they noticed that lots of children do not wear a bike helmet when traveling to and from school. As a group they put together a presentation about bike and scooter safety, focusing particularly on the importance of wearing the right safety equipment. During Worship time they presented their findings and appealed to all of the children to wear their helmets. They launched a safety poster competition for the whole school, check this page after Easter for the winning designs.
Careers Day 2018
Our Careers Day on Wednesday the 21st March was an exciting morning for our Year 6 children We were joined by pupils from Marsden, Benedict Biscop and Ridgeway school. As always we were very grateful for the parents and friends of our school who give up their time. Their presentations were both engaging and informative. We were lucky enough to have a wide range of occupations from pharmacists to architects, engineers to beauticians ,and vets to florists. All the children enjoyed the opportunity to gain first-hand experience from our guests.
Some of our Year 6 children are taking part in the Mini-Medics scheme. They are learning basic life saving skills and have had the opportunity to practice CPR using the training dummies.
Spring Sing @ the Sage
A group of year 3 children joined voices with other schools from South Tyneside and Gateshead to celebrate music from around the world. We even made spring themed hats for the occasion! After a singing workshop, led by a vocal coach from the Sage, it was time to entertain an audience of family and friends. All the children sang brilliantly and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Can we just say a huge thank you to all the people who have already submitted entries for our school calendar. We are so impressed with the level of creativity and the quality of the photographs. Here are some of the submissions, can you spot any familiar sights?
N.S.P.C.C Big Buddy Workout
This term we took part in The Big Buddy Workout to raise funds for the N.S.P.C.C. Together we raised a massive £3219.00!!! Well done everyone!
Our Year 5 children were thrilled to be able to take part in some archery coaching.
This half term our Year 1 children are taking balance bike lessons with the Bikeability scheme.
Christmas Coffee Afternoon Winner!
On Saturday 27th January, a lucky raffle ticket winner attended the Sunderland vs Hull City match in an executive box. The game ended 1-0 and a great day was had by all. We would like to thank Adient who donated the prize.
On Wednesday 17th January the Church Council; plus representatives from Nursery, Reception, Years 1 and 2, were lucky enough to attend St. Mark’s and St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church and visit the ‘Knitted Bible’.
Our Key Stage 1 Nativity was a huge success. The photo gallery below is of our Y Classes.
The gallery below shows pictures from the X Class Nativity
While we were at church we shared the story of the Christingle. Christingle celebrations are named after the Christingles that are lit during the service. Christingles are made from an orange decorated with red tape, sweets and a candle. Find out more about the meaning of each element of the Christingle below.
Each piece of the Christingle holds special symbolism to help children understand the importance of Jesus and the Gospel, and its relevance at Christmas time.
- The orange represents the world
- The red ribbon (or tape) symbolises the love and blood of Christ
- The sweets and dried fruit represent all of God’s creations
- The lit candle represents Jesus’s light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness
Breakfast With Santa
On Monday and Tuesday we had a very special visitor join us for breakfast.
Reception Open Day
Please join us at 10am and 2pm for our Reception Open Day on 29th November.
Today we received our first Mystery Box!! We wonder what it has inside?
This year for our Christmas Coffee Afternoon we are asking the children to create small wrapped Mystery Boxes. These will be sold for £1 at the event. The boxes can contain one gift or a selection of small treats. Please specify whether your Mystery Box contains boy/girl/unisex items and what age it is suitable for. Remember that the items can be pre-loved as long as they in “as new” condition. Boxes can be wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper or decorated in a Christmas theme. Please bring your mystery boxes into school by 17th November.
Year 5 have been very busy with their space projects. On Wednesday 18th October they all gathered to share their creations.
Official Nursery Opening
On Monday 16th October, the Right Reverend Paul Butler, the Bishop of Durham, officially opened Cleadon Church of England Academy Nursery. Mrs Tooley kindly invited the children from Key Stage 2 Church Council to join the Nursery and participate in the official opening. The older children worked with the younger children as Bishop Paul moved around the Nursery, talking to the children. After the Church Council had played with the children, the Nursery children performed ‘Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’ for Bishop Paul and we sang along. The Bishop cut a purple ribbon outside to officially open the Nursery. Mrs Atchison had baked an amazing cake with the School crest on the top. We all enjoyed a piece of cake. It was absolutely delicious. Bishop Paul said a prayer, blessed the Nursery and all of the children and grown-ups who work there. The Church Council said ‘It was the best day ever!’ and wished that they could go to that Nursery when they were younger.
Our Year 6 children were given the opportunity to attend South Tyneside's RAP workshop. The overall aim of the event is to raise children's awareness of the hazards associated with play and to increase knowledge of what can be done if an accident occurs. Research shows the majority of accidents experienced by 10 and 11 year-olds happen when they are playing and on the roads. As a result, 459 children die from accidents and a further one million are injured in the UK every year. This scheme aims to teach the children how to identify hazards, how to make good choices and what to do if an emergency does occur.
It is at this time of the year that we say Thank You to God for the harvest. Our Key Stage 1 told the story of Johnny Appleseed. Key Stage 2 visited the church for a traditional harvest service and Reception performed the story of The Little Red Hen.
Year 1 worked with some of our local NHS staff to raise their awareness of how to stop germs spreading.
Give Racism the Red Card
Year 6 visited the Stadium of Light to take part in Give Racism the Red Card.