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Dear Parents

Welcome to Forest View Primary School.  We hope that you and your family will enjoy being part of our happy, caring environment and will enter into the full life of the school.

As a school, we believe in high quality education where the children play the central part.

We are pleased that you have chosen our school for your child’s first and most important stage of education.  We deliver a broad and balanced curriculum with experienced staff.  In addition to gaining language, mathematical, scientific and technological skills your child will build confidence, develop self reliance, learn to make decisions and develop the ability to talk about his/her feelings and ideas.

The school regards the partnership between home and school as very important.  The better the relationship between parents and teachers, who both have the child’s interests at heart, the more secure and confident your child will be at school.  We feel that your involvement in the process is crucial and we will provide frequent opportunities to keep you informed about the ways in which we are working with your child.

Please read our school brochure carefully and if there is anything else you wish to know, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.  I look forward to knowing you all.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs C Ward,




Captains Table February 28th 2014

captains table

It was lovely to see the Mayor and Councillor Brady sitting on the Captains table. The children really enjoyed their company and they asked the Mayor lots of questions about his job being the Mayor. Some of the children even tried on his chains. They really enjoyed their lunch and they thanked everyone concerned for a lovely time.

Town Hall Visit


On Wednesday 20th November year 5RW went to the Town Hall to present the money we had raised during our sponsored walk.

When we arrived we walked up these huge stone steps outside of the hall.  We entered the Town Hall and walked up the stairs to the reception room.  We waited for about 5 minutes until the Mayor and Mayoress came.  We were taken on a tour around the hall and on the stair case we had our photograph taken with the Mayor, the  Mayoress and the cheque.

After that, we went into the council chamber where we got to ask some questions about the Town Hall.  When we were finished in the council chamber we all got a turn to sit in the Mayors chair.  We went into this guest room to sign our names into this register book but I went into this other room, here, the mayor put on his  gown and cloak called the Mayors robe and hat, and introduced me as Mayor Sharna it was so embarrassing, I felt like a penguin with about 20 coats of feathers.

Then we all sat down to get a drink and some biscuits, from here, we went back into the reception room the mayor thanked us for our donation and he each gave us a bar of rock.

It was a very interesting day.


Measles – A Notice from South Tyneside Council

To parents and carers in all schools and nurseries across South Tyneside

Dear Parent / Carer,
We’re writing to let you know we now have a small number of confirmed measles cases (linked to an initial case at a secondary school) in South Tyneside which are part of the ongoing north east outbreak.

In light of these cases it’s even more important that every effort is made to vaccinate children and young people who have not received two doses of the MMR vaccines. We need to act now to prevent measles spreading and parents and carers are being urged to check their child’s immunisation history and ensure it is up to date for their age. If it does not please make an appointment with your GP to have your child vaccinated.

Measles is highly infectious and unvaccinated children and adults who haven’t had it before are at risk when it is circulating, as it is now in the North East. Specifically, to have the best protection against measles, two doses of the MMR vaccine are required. As part of the childhood immunisation programme the first dose of the vaccine is given at 12 -13 months and a second dose around 3 years 4 months.

Parents can check that their child is up to date with their MMR vaccines (for example in their child health record book) and if they are not please arrange to have the vaccine at their GP surgery as soon as possible.

If you are not sure if your child has had two doses of MMR vaccine, please check with your GP surgery and who will be able to tell you.

Any child who has measles should stay off school until four full days after the start of the rash.

Please remember the best way to protect children is to ensure they have had two doses of MMR vaccine. Local GPs are currently inviting unvaccinated children between the ages of 10 and 19 to have their vaccination.

Yours sincerely

Amanda Healy
Director of Public Health

Reading Week 2013

We will be holding a whole school Reading Week beginning Monday 10th June, when each teacher will plan exciting activities for their children to do in class. In addition to this:

  • Y5 and Y6 pupils to read stories to KS1 and reception.
  • The children can bring in a special book to share with the class during the week (e.g. baby book, their first book, an old book).  If this is a precious book please be aware your child will be responsible for the book.
  • Children may like to complete book reviews at home to bring into school to share with their class.
  • Due to the success of our drop in session during our last Reading Week, there will again be an opportunity on Tuesday 11th June and Thursday 13th June between 2.45 pm and 3.15 pm for you to come into school to read with your child.  If you would be interested in doing this please download this document and complete the attached form.

Class Photographs

The photographer will be visiting on Wednesday 12th June 2013 to take class photographs throughout school. These will be available for you to purchase if you wish.
Please make sure your child is correctly dressed in school uniform.

The Extreme Mountain Bike Show

As part of the Cycle to School Scheme, Sustrans organised a special treat for the whole school on Friday afternoon, the opportunity to see the Extreme Mountain Bike Show! It was a great afternoon, which everyone enjoyed.

Thank You and Happy Easter

We would like to thank everyone for their kind donations towards our Easter Fayre, we raised an amazing £714 which will go into our school fund.

Easter Fayre Winners 2013

Prize Winning ticket sold to Ticket No. Colour
Panini Grill Haydn Jones 84 Green
MP4 Mini Player Mrs B Golding 1 Green
Scrumpy Cider Mrs A Jordan 40 Green
Roses Egg Max Hedley 140 Green
Dance Mat Maisie Pearce 183 Green
Gents Watch Sophie Miller 288 Green
Thornton’s Easter Egg Kieran Roberts 295 Green
Baylis & Harding Pink Gift Set Mollie Tyrell 313 Green
Hairy Bikers Cookbook Mrs J Gray 55 Green
Barbecue Caitlyn Waugh 26 White
Peony Gift Set Matty Beadle 200 Green
Knitted Baby Blanket Toby Hunt 338 Green
2 Flasks Lacey Kane 141 Green
Winter Venice Gift Set Shanelle Clark 90 Green
Knitted Dog Mrs L Nisbet 19 Green
Baylis & Harding Skin Spa Maisie Pearce 184 Green
Bottle of Brandy Jessica Jones 194 Green
Box of Chocolates Mrs A Jordan 37 Green
Virgin Vie Gift Box Courtney Hunter 388 Green
Travel Blanket Lauren Arkle 266 Green

Cake Raffle — 375 Yellow — Mrs Farquharson
Name the Bunny — Tony— Emily Snell

Please collect prizes from the office as soon as possible.
Many thanks for your support!

Decorate an Egg Winners – 2013

Pupil Winners

Nursery AM Kyle Bradford Max Hedley
Nursery PM Darcey Rome Alexis Callaghan
Rec KW Grace Phillips Hannah Turner
Rec DM Harvey Miller Jaycie Slesser
1TC Adam Buttriss Brooke Hall
1/2AW Callum Hunter Chloe Gibson
2FH Sophie Knightley Ellie Jackson
3PC Charlie Le Marinel Kye Murray
3CB Mark Lehman Kaytlin Smith
4JC Cordelia Woods Ellie Young
5AF Lauren Arkle Demmi Mills
6KL Poppy Le Marinel Aimee Farrell

Parent Winners

Angry Birds Mr Mawson
Eggy the Eagle Mr Parks

We wish everyone a happy Easter and look forward to seeing you all again for the start of our Summer term on Monday 15th April.

Easter Eggstravaganza

We have had some fantastic Easter Egg designs for our competition this year!  Here are some of the entries:

Parent Entries

Egg'y the Eagle Angry Birds Eggcellent Eggstraordinary Eggciting

Pupil Entries

Pupil Eggs

Pupil Eggs

Pupil Eggs

Pupil Eggs

Pupil Eggs

Pupil Eggs

Easter Fair – Wednesday 27th March

School is holding an Easter Fair on Wednesday 27th March at 2.30pm. We would be very grateful for any donations of

  • Easter      eggs, or anything else related to Easter to go into the Easter Tombola.
  • Cakes      (brought on the day)
  • Raffle      Prizes