Many thanks to all of the parents who responded to the questionnaire sent out over the Easter break. We had an amazing 61 responses. Please click below to find out more about the results and our responses to some of the comments made. All of the details about our remote learning provision and timetables can be found by clicking on the remote education link on our home page.
Our Junior performances were a great success this year. Parents were invited to join the jam-packed cast of nativity celebrities as they celebrate Jesus’ birth with a dazzling dance show. ‘Lights, Camel, Action’ was performed twice, for the first time this year, giving parents, grandparents and friends an extra opportunity to enjoy the show. Well done to all of the pupils who took part – your singing and dancing was amazing!
The pupils in Class 4 and Class 3 had some exciting visitors this week – firefighters from County Durham Fire and Rescue Service. They had an important message about fire safety to share with our Infant pupils along with an opportunity to try on their firefighting uniforms. Miss Edmunds and Mr Carr also had a race to see who could put on the uniform the quickest – Mr Carr won!
The pupils also had an opportunity to explore the fire engine and use the water hose. As you can imagine we had a very wet play ground by the end of the morning!
Many thanks to everyone who joined us for our Sports Day this week. We were fortunate, for the second year running, to have glorious weather which made the event even more special. Pupils completed a carousel of activities including netball shot, long jump , running race and archery. Winners were awarded stickers and the winning team this year was the …. RED team! Well done to everyone involved.
Class Two had a fantastic day out at Northumberland Zoo this week. Not only did they see many different types of animals, they also managed to get ‘hands on’ with a few too! The fact that the weather was fantastic only made the day better. As you can see from the slideshow of photographs below, everyone had a great time (including the animals!)
Our Year 6 pupils visited Durham Cathedral this week to take part in the annual Leavers’ Service. It is an opportunity to remember all of the good times they have had over their time at primary school and think about some f the important people they have met. There is also an opportunity to think about the challenges that lay ahead and ways to cope with them. It is always a favourite event at Ebchester.
As you can see from the photo, our year 6 pupils had a great time!
Class Four and Class Three had an amazing time on our school trip to Newcastle Castle. We started our day by having a guided tour around the castle. Our favourite parts were seeing the dungeons and the toilets! In the afternoon, we imagined we were in a medieval court and we were served wine, we sang and danced, and we dressed up as knights. We learnt so much on our trip and we have made a castle in our role play area with armour, weapons and a dungeon just like we saw on our trip.
We are having an issue at the minute with some visitors stopping, waiting or parking on the zig zag lines outside of school. These areas are designed to be clear so that adults and pupils can cross the road safely. We have purchased two parking buddies to help remind everyone that these areas are no parking zones and our Mini Police officers are now involved. Our Mini Police, along with staff, will be monitoring parking around the school on a morning and after school. They’ve already made a great start. If you drive to school, we’d appreciate your cooperation with this matter- please park safely.