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Friday 8 December 2017

'Wintry Tales'

Chris Bostock is a storyteller and Ken Patterson is a musician who performed 'Wintry Tales' to children in our Nursery and Reception classes.  Children listened to stories about a lonely little brown bird, a very big white bear and a teeny tiny elf.  They also sang songs and danced!

 

Northumbrian Water - Super Splash Heroes

On 6 December the Super Splash Heroes water efficiency educational pantomime was performed in school to spread the message of how to "Get Water Wise".  To date approximately 17,736 pupils have participated in the programme to learn how to save water and change everyday behaviour eg use a shower instead of a bath.  The multi-sensory approach to live theatre, film and multimedia educates children in a fun and positive way which helps to reinforce key messages of the benefits of water efficiency. This is part of Northumbrian Water's "Every Drop Count's campaign". 

Follow this link to order your free "Water saving kit"

Wednesday 6th December 2017

Please read this useful information from Northumbria Police about online safety - please discuss and share with your child. 

Tuesday 21st November 2017

We have signed up to the City of Sunderland "Be a Better Recycler" campaign  after hosting the launch event on 14 Novemebr 2017.  Residents across the city are asked to pledge to recycle more items and use the correct bins for waste.  There is a £50 monthly prize draw to encourage residents. 

Children learned about the importance of recycling and were challenged to 'Put the right rubbish in the right bin' and 'Wash and squash cans and bottles'.  Please follow the links to read the full articles:-

https://www.sun-fm.com/news/local/2434318/sunderland-residents-to-be-better-recyclers/

http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/new-recycling-rewards-scheme-launched-in-sunderland-1-8867803

 

Friday 17th November 2017 - Children In Need 2017

 Today we had a visit from Pudsey Bear to celebrate Children In Need 2017 - our children came into school in non-uniform for the day and made a donation to send to the charity!

Thursday 16th November 2017 - Anti-bullying Week Video!

Year 6 have worked together to produce an anti-bullying video - please view and share!

Autumn 2017

Sunderland City Council and Together for Children have invested in a new online system to improve the application processes for 2 year old early education places, FREE SCHOOL MEALS, early years pupil premium and for the introduction of the 30 hours entitlement.  Please click here for the link.

Friday 10th November 2017 - Anti-bullying week

We have been celebrating anti-bullying week this week, therefore children can come to school dressed in 'Blue' on Friday 10th November 2017. Uniform suitable too if children do not have other alternative blue clothing.

Thursday 9th November 2017 - Children's Cancer Run

www.childrenscancerrun.co.uk

Monday 30th October 2017 - Halloween Safety Video

 In assembly today, the key stage 2 children worked together to create a Halloween safety video to share with children and parents in our school community. Please take time to watch it and show your family and friends!

Friday 6th October 2017 - PE resources

Monday 18th September 2017 - PE/Homework information - all classes

Monday 11th September 2017 - Class Dojo

Please be aware that pupils have already come home with or will be coming home very soon with their unique code for Class Dojo. This means that you will be able to follow the instructions on the sheet to download the app, login and view your child's dojo points and class story. Each week, the classes will be uploading a photo/status/work to the class page. We hope you join us with Class Dojo soon!
Thank you for your support!

 

Wednesday 6th September 2017 - After School Clubs 2017-2018

Please note that all After School Clubs will start again next week (week beginning Monday 11th September 2017).

Mondays:
Change4Life (y2-y4)
Tennis (y4-y6)

Wednesday:
Film Club (y1-y6)
Basketball (y3-y6)

Thursday:
Just Dance (y2-y6)

A small charge of 20p is appreciated for attending any clubs.

If your child has not already brought a letter home, then please collect a consent form from the school office to sign your child up for any after school clubs, or click here to download a form.

Thank you

Tuesday 5th September 2017 - The Family Portal

Sunderland City Council and Together for Children have invested in a new online system to improve the application process for 2 year old early education places,  free school meals, early years pupil premium and the 30 hours entitlement. 

Parents\carers can now use this online portal to set up their own secure account to submit information about themselves and their family to apply for the above entitlements  The account provides a secure communication channel between Together for Children and provides an instant response to parents.  

To ensure school receives all of its funding from the Government, can you please apply for FREE SCHOOL MEALS as soon as you think you are eligible.  If you have a child in Nursery or Reception and claim any kind of benefit please apply for the EARLY YEARS PUPIL PREMIUM as we can claim £300 per year for each eligible child.  Click here for the link.

Wednesday 30th August 2017 - Back to school September 2017

Good afternoon! All the staff at Barmston Village Primary School hope that you have all had a fantastic summer holiday! With the new school year starting next week, we thought we would take this opportunity to remind you of a few things:
~School reopens on Tuesday 5th September 2017.
~Please note that from September 2017, children will not wear indoor shoes/slippers inside school. We ask that children wear smart black shoes or black trainers.
~For PE, children will need to bring their own PE kit into school (shorts, T-shirt and appropriate trainers). The children will be informed next week what day their PE lesson is on.

Thank you for your support!

 

Monday 10th July 2017 - After School Clubs 

Please note that this week (Week beginning Monday 10th July 2017) is the last week of after school clubs this academic year. Thank you!

Tuesday 11th July 2017 - Community Litter Pick at Barmston Park @11am

We will be taking our year 5 class, school council and gardening club to the local park in the centre of Barmston on Tuesday 11th July at 11am to carry out a litter pick of the area. This will be ran in conjunction with Gentoo and MacDonalds in an effort to keep the local area tidy. Parents/carers are invited to attend the event and help out with the litter pick. Thank you for your support!

Wednesday 28th June 2017 - Derwent Hill

 Below is a small selection of photographs from the year 6 children's visit to Derwent Hill last week. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and have not stopped talking about it!

Friday 30 June 2017 - Art Exhibition\Y5 Virgin Money Project

We are very pleased with the art work that the children have been working on ready for sale on Friday at 2.45 pm @ £3.00 each.  The Y5 children have taken part in the Virgin Money - Make your £5 grow!  This teaches children how businesses can make a profit.  A small stall will be available for parents\carers to purchase the products the children have made eg crafts, food and sweets.  Please come along and enjoy the exhibition and purchase the wonderful items the children have made!

 

Thursday 6th July 2017 - Year 6 Leaver's Assembly

Please note that tickets for this year's Year 6 Leaver's Assembly are available for year 6 parents/carers to buy this week. The year 6 children can bring the money into school and tickets are available from their year 6 teachers. Tickets cost £1 each, with a limit of 3 tickets per year 6 child - If there are any spare when all families have bought tickets, then they will be available to purchase nearer the time.
After the assembly, parents/carers will be invited to look at children's books and share all the hard work they have put in this year. Thank you!

Friday 23rd June 2017 - Year 6 - Derwent Hill Final Day

It is the final morning for those children who have been at Derwent Hill this week. After one final activity this morning, the children will set off on their journey back to school. We will keep you updated on the estimated time of arrival back to school (depending on traffic) through the school's Facebook page - parents can also ring the school office from 2.30pm to be updated on what time we estimate them to arrive back. I am sure everyone will agree that the children will have plenty to tell you about when they arrive back. We will ensure that a selection of pictures are made available on the main school website next week. 

 

Wednesday 21st June 2107 - Year 6 Beamish Wild

 The year 6 children, who haven't attended Derwent Hill this year, had an incredible time at Beamish Wild this week. They did 4 amazing activities which took a lot of courage, precision, team-work and bravery. Well done to all those involved - pupil and staff!

 

 

 

 

Monday 19th June 2017 - Year 6 - Derwent Hill Day 1

The year 6 children, who are attending Derwent Hill, arrived safely in Keswick at around 12.30pm this afternoon. They have settled well and have already been busy around the local area. Take a look at a few photographs, that have been sent back to school:

Wednesday 7th June 2017 - Our Local Area

 Our school council has been working with Gentoo recently; the aim is to develop the local green area with the key focus being on the park which some of our children use on a regular basis. Gentoo have agreed to support us with the project. This will include:

  • Litter picking
  • Getting new bins
  • Posters being displayed on the bins
  • Footprints to show a path to the bins
  • Eyes on trees.

A date will follow for the litter pick. All support will be gratefully received. We have been informed by Gentoo that if you see supermarket trolleys found abandoned around Barmston, then please do the following:

  • Report trolleys to 'Trolley Wise' - this can be done via their app - simply take a photo and send it to them with the details of where it is and they will collect it.
  • Photographs should also be forwarded to Gentoo/Council.
  • Please note that B&M trolleys should be reported directly to B&M. 

Thank you for your support with this matter. 

 

Tuesday 6th June 2017 - Parent/Carer Survey

The end of the school year is now in our sights and it is that time of year again when would like to ask all parents and carers to kindly complete our annual Parent/Carer Survey. As a school, we really value your opinions - please complete the survey by clicking on the link, which is on the school website's homepage (www.barmston.com). For those of you who wish to complete the survey using a computer in school, dates will follow as to when the computer suite will be open to parents. Thank you for your support!

 

Friday 26th May 2017 - Half term

School closes today (Friday 26th May 2017), and reopens on Monday 5th June 2017. Please ensure all children stay vigilant during the school holidays in order to keep themselves safe. We have spoken to children in school about keeping themselves safe by not talking to strangers, staying safe online, always ensuring parents know where the children are and being careful when crossing roads. We hope everyone has a lovely half term and keeps themselves safe. Thank you for your support!

 

Thursday 11th May 2017 - Year 6 SATs Celebrations

All the staff at BVPS would like to congratulate the Year 6 pupils on finishing their SATs assessments this week. To celebrate, year 6 are invited to have a 'comfy day' tomorrow, where they are allowed to wear comfortable clothes/pyjamas to school. We will be having a relaxed day, watching a film and having fun! All other year groups are to attend school in school uniform as normal. Thank you!

 

Friday 5th May 2017 - Year 6 SATs

 The Year 6/end of KS2 SATs tests will be carried out next week: Monday 8th May until Thursday 11th May 2017 (inclusive). Please ensure that all year 6 children have a lovely weekend, revise a little and rest ahead of their tests next week - ensure that the children are given lots of encouragement! 

There will be a year 6 breakfast club in the KS2 hall running from Monday until Thursday next week, in order to get the children in, fuelled with breakfast and reassured if needed. We encourage all pupils to attend the breakfast club, however it is not essential that they do. The breakfast club will run from 8.15am, however if the children normally arrive at the normal school breakfast club at 8am, they can can then come down to the year 6 breakfast club at 8.15am.

Below is timetable of the SATs tests:

Monday - English: Reading 

Tuesday - English: Spelling, punctuation and grammar (paper 1 and 2)

Wednesday - Maths: Arithmetic (paper 1) and Reasoning (paper 2)

Thursday - Maths: Reasoning (paper 3)

Thank you for your support!

 

Friday 7th April 2017 - End of term

Well done to everyone who entered our Easter Egg competition this year.

Our Easter Egg competition was judged this year by representatives from the Daft As a A Brush Charity - take a look at some of the photos of the eggs which were made.

We also got to see the new Daft As A Brush ambulance - Barmston Village Primary School volunteered to decorate the back of their brand new ambulance and they revealed some of the children's designs on the ambulance at the Easter Fair.

Lastly, the winners of this terms citizenship and work awards are as follows:

Class Citizenship Award Work Award
Nursery Mornings Caleb H Karma R
Nursery Afternoons Lexi M Imogen S
Reception Kenzie F Grace T
Year 1 Kyla M Myles W
Year 2 Codie C Thomas G
Year 3 Jasmine K Annaliese W
Year 4 Layton W Joe D
Year 5 Hayden D Terry W
Year 6 Demi-Leigh C Abbie-Estelle R

Thursday 6th April 2017 - Easter Fair

Our Easter Fair will take place this Thursday in the Foundation Stage Hall (top hall). Cakes and crafts will be on sale for parents at 2.30pm. The Easter Fair will remain open after school in order to allow parents to collect their children then attend the fair with their child at 3.15pm. Thank you for your support!

 

Monday 3rd April 2017 - Easter Assembly

 On Monday, the whole school took part in an Easter assembly and service. We learnt about the Easter story, which was retold by some excellent speakers in schools. Mrs Bainbridge also gave out certificates and prizes for excellent work and citizenship this term.

Spring 2017 - Class Dojo

This term, we have introduced Class Dojo within school. Class Dojo is an online reward system which allows children to collect Dojo Points in order to receive a prize. Children can collect Dojo Points for anything from being polite, being helpful or being hard-working. Children collect their points and then can cash them in at the Dojo shop when they reach an appropriate amount.:

50 points - an item from the prize box.

250 points - a larger item e.g. football/art-set.

500 points - £10 voucher.

Look out in the future, each child will be given a code which is unique to them, and allows their parents to follow their progress with collecting Dojo Points. 

 

Outdoor Learning

This year, the year 5 class has enjoyed participating in outdoor learning. Each week they have been building shelters, cooking, working as a team as well as lots of other fun activities. Have a look a some of the pictures taken during the outdoor learning sessions. 

Wednesday 8th March 2017 - Parent Governor Vacancy

We currently have a parent governor vacancy – please get in touch with office staff to apply. Deadline is Friday 17th March 2017.

 

World Book Day 2017

 On Thursday 2nd March 2017, the children came to school dressed as a character from some of their favourite books in celebration of world book day. Year 6 even visited The Grange care home to spread some of the fun were having in school! 

 

 

Thursday 2nd March 2017 - World Book Day 2017

 On Thursday 2nd March, in school we are celebrating world book day. Children are encouraged to come into school dressed as a character from a book which they have read. We would also appreciate it if you could take a photograph of your child reading a book in an unusual place over the half term holiday - that may be in the park, at a bus stop or on a swing etc! Please email your photos into school using office@barmston.com

Thank you for your support!

 

Friday 3rd February 2017 - Safer Internet Day 2017

Help us celebrate Safer Internet Day 2017! Next Tuesday (7th February), it's Safer Internet Day 2017 - the children will be taking part in various activities in school to educate them about how to stay safe online. Our children are growing up in a world driven by mobile technology, therefore we are asking you to support us to educate the children about how to stay safe when using the internet. If you would like any more information, please visit the 'Online Safety' page in the parent section of the school website, or call into the school office to pick up a handy leaflet about how to keep our children safe online. Thank you for your support!

 

Thursday 2nd February 2017 - Registering Nursery Children

Any child from the age of 2 years can now be registered for our Nursery:

  • Date of Birth Range 01.09.13 – 31.08.14 (Admission September 2017)
  • Date of Birth Range 01.09.14 – 31.08.15 (Admission September 2018)

If you have not yet registered then please call into main reception for application forms with proof of child identity i.e. Birth certificate or valid passport.

 

Wednesday 1st February 2017 - Coffee Morning

Please feel free to join us for our coffee morning on Wednesday 1st February at 9am in the community wing - express your views on our school and area!

 

Wednesday 14th December 2016 - Change to termly reports

Your child's report for the Autumn term will be sent out on Friday 16th December 2016. Please note that there has been a change in format for the report. The reports being sent out in Autumn and Spring term this academic year are going to be slightly shorter than the normal report sent out in the Summer term. The Summer term report is not changing and will be the same longer report that you normally receive.
Thank you for your support. If you have any issues please pop in to see us!

 

Wednesday 7th December 2016 - Christmas Craft Fair

Tomorrow (Thursday 8th December) some children will be participating in a craft fair at South Shields Market Place (top of King Street) 10am - 2pm. Please feel free to come and support us!

 

Our school Christmas Craft Fair will take place on Thursday 15th December in the KS2 hall - doors open 2.45pm - 4pm. 

Thank you for your support.

 

Tuesday 22nd November 2016 - Christmas Information

Friday 18th November 2016 - Children In Need

The children will be taking part in a Great British Themed Bake-Off in class - the children will have the opportunity to bake and decorate cakes and biscuits. These will be on sale for children at 2.30pm on Friday (children can bring their money into school), then the year 6 children will be selling goodies for 10p each to parents in the key stage 2 hall at 3pm! Friday is also non-uniform day (50p donation appreciated! All in aid of Children In Need).

Thank you for your support!

 

Thursday 17th November 2016 - Anti-bullying Week

We are celebrating Anti-Bullying Week this week, therefore children can come to school dressed in blue to support this on Thursday! Normal school uniform is suitable for children who do not have alternative blue clothing.

Thank you for your support!

 

Thursday 20th October 2016 - Football Result

Barmston Village Primary School  2 - 2 Biddick Primary School

Barmston Village Primary School  5 - 0 Marlborough Primary School

 

Thursday 13th October 2016 - Football Result

Our Lady Queen of Peace 1 - 0 Barmston Village Primary School

St Josephs 3 - 0 Barmston Village Primary School

Tuesday 11th October

  • Tempest deadline for photo orders is Monday 31st October.
  • We are now collecting tinned and dried food to give to local food banks for our Harvest celebration. If possible, please bring in tinned or dried food and drop it off at the school office.

Thank you for your support!

Monday 10th October 2016 - Sunderland Illuminations

The art installation that was decorated by pupils at Barmston Village Primary School is now on display at Sunderland Illuminations. Be sure to pop down to Sunderland seafront and have a look at the work completed by pupils at Sunderland Schools. Our work is the bauble with the treasure map design!

October 2016 - After School Clubs

Please see the details of the after school clubs which are running in school this term. Children wishing to attend these clubs need to see Mrs Foster for a letter to take home to parents/carers. 

Day Club Year Groups
Monday Athletics Y2 and Y3
Tuesday Football Skills Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6
Wednesday Football Team Y5 and Y6
Wednesday Craft  Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6
Wednesday Film Club Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6
Thursday Basketball Y4, Y5 and Y6
Wednesday (after October half term) Netball Y4, Y5 and Y6

Thursday 6th October 2016 - School Photographs

Tempest Photographers will be in school on Thursday 6th October to take our annual school photos. Please ensure that all pupils are in their correct uniform. 

 

Friday 30th September 2016 - Parent &Toddler group

Mrs Annette Guy is organising a Parent & Toddler group to start after the October half term holiday. Bring your young children into the community wing and enjoy mixing with new friends in a warm and friendly environment.

 The summer 'activity days' during the first four weeks (Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00 - 14.00) were well attended. Children participated in a wide range of activities and had a great time!

 

Thursday 29th September 2016 - Year 6 Trip

Year 6 spent Thursday at the Suez Energy from Waste plant in Teesside. We learned about how Suez creates electricity by burning rubbish that would traditionally be sent to a landfill. Be sure to take a look at some of the photos!

Thursday 29th September 2016 - Football Result

St Bede Primary School 1 - 0 Barmston Village Primary School

Player of the Match: Damian Gaston

Thursday 22nd September 2016 - Football Result

Rickleton Primary School 2 - 1 Barmston Village Primary School

Usworth Colliery Primary School 2 - 2 Barmston Village Primary School

Player of the Match: Jonnie Dempsey

 

28th September 2016

If you would like to take part in a survey regarding this week's M&S and Oxfam "Shwopping" campaign please click here 

 

September 2016 - Music Lessons 

On Fridays children in Year 2 are taught to play the Recorder, Ukulele in Y3 and Violin in Y4.

As children in Years 5 and 6 have progressed very well learning to play the Violin they are continuing this academic year.

Lessons are taught in a ten week block during the autumn, spring and summer terms.

We also offer guitar lessons on Wednesdays at a heavily subsidised cost of £20 for pupil premium children or £30.

 

September 2016

School Meal Menu 2016\17 Academic Year

 

July 2016 - Year 1 and 2 enjoyed a trip to the farm!