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.
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.
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.
Director of Public Health
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.
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.
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.
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
||Winning ticket sold to
|MP4 Mini Player
||Mrs B Golding
||Mrs A Jordan
|Thornton’s Easter Egg
|Baylis & Harding Pink Gift Set
|Hairy Bikers Cookbook
||Mrs J Gray
|Peony Gift Set
|Knitted Baby Blanket
|Winter Venice Gift Set
||Mrs L Nisbet
|Baylis & Harding Skin Spa
|Bottle of Brandy
|Box of Chocolates
||Mrs A Jordan
|Virgin Vie Gift Box
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
||Charlie Le Marinel
||Poppy Le Marinel
|Eggy the Eagle
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.
We have had some fantastic Easter Egg designs for our competition this year! Here are some of the entries:
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
Forest View Primary School will be welcoming Ofsted on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st March 2013.
UPDATE (26/05/2013): View/Download Ofsted Report