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Key Events for Parents and Pupils 2022-23

Autumn ‘Life Skills Staying Safe Week’ autumn term: workshops with Karbon Homes, Durham Police, Durham Fire Brigade and Hadrian’s first aid/heartstart training.

‘Enjoy and Achieve Week’ autumn term: “Our Amazing Planet -Protecting Earth’s Animals.” Author, Sarah Glover, workshops.

Parent/carer events autumn: Parent/carers and teacher meetings: Monday 17th October and Wednesday 19th October. Friday 11th November 1:30pm coffee afternoon and information carousel with information on: SEND, e-safety, maths times tables, reading activities, quizzes and library reading time, Karbon homes parent app and course support, pupil led activities. Thursday 15th December, 1:30pm: nativity performance in the school yard . Thursday 15th December am: parent first aid and parent mental health first aid workshops.

Visits and visitors this term: ‘The Grammar Show’ with the Punctuation Man, RE Hindu workshop for Class 3,New College performance of “The Lion King”.

Pupil enterprise: Class 6 and Class 5 Hallowe’en Enterprise. Class 4/5, Class 4 and Class 3 Christmas Enterprise.

Fundraising: ‘Cash for Kids’ Christmas.

Stanley Learning Partnership event: fireworks event for all SLP families Friday 4th November.

‘Sporting Spirit’ events with Annfield Plain Infant School and Catchgate Primary for all pupils: cross-country and gymnastics.

Spring ‘Life Skills Respect & Diversity Week’ spring term: diversity workshops with digital artist, Rhianne Johnson.

‘Enjoy and Achieve Week’ spring term: ‘Laugh Out Loud’ – poems, riddles and jokes. Poet, Paul Cookson, workshops.

Parent/carer events spring: Parent/carers and teacher meetings: Monday 13th February and Wednesday 15th February.

Visits and visitors this term: Y5/6 Howtown Outward Bound residential 23rd-27th January.

Pupil enterprise: School Council Easter fundraising.

Fundraising: house teams local charity fundraising.

Stanley Learning Partnership event: talent showcase at the Louisa Centre on 24th March.

‘Sporting Spirit’ events with APIS and Catchgate Primary for all pupils: dance and multi-skills.

Summer ‘Life Skills Health & Fitness Week’ summer term: 360 mountain bike display and pupil workshops; skip2bfit/box2bfit workshops.

‘Enjoy and Achieve Week’ summer term: “Detective Cluedo” solving mysteries. ‘Whodunnit’ workshops with Yorkshire Trails and author, Adam Bushnell, visit.

Parent events summer: 360 mountain bike display 25/5 at 9am on school yard. Annual ‘Singing Picnic’ together with Annfield Plain Infant School on Friday 23rd June at the junior school – ukalele performance by Y4, brass performance by Y5 and drumming performance by Y6. Singing performances by all pupils. Parent and pupil celebration of schoolwork: Tuesday 11th July 3pm.

Visits and visitors this term: TBA.

Stanley Learning Partnership event: Star Awards.

‘Sporting Spirit’ events with APIS and Catchgate Primary for all pupils: quadkids and rounders.

Transition for Year 6 to NDA and Tanfield Secondary School: TBA

Transition for Year 2 pupils: TBA

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