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Our fantastic choir excelled at Barmoor Hub, getting us all into the Christmas Spirit!

· We were very pleased to welcome back Mr Innerdale and Mrs Laybourne last week, as part of Interfaith Week. They talked about their Christian faith, and what it means to them. The children really enjoyed hearing about their lives as Christians and also loved having these two special people in school again.

Year 5 had a fantastic time at the Centre for Life this week. They investigated how astronauts cope with conditions on the International Space Station in the science workshop ‘Destination Space’.

They learned about stars and constellations in the Planetarium as well as exploring the fascinating exhibits and experiencing a thrilling science theatre show with the theme ‘Ice and Fire’.

Of course, they were brilliantly behaved throughout and a credit to our school.


Dear families,

We are delighted to invite you to our 2 harvest services, which will take place on Friday 27th October.

Children from Nursery to Year 2

There will be a Harvest Service at 9.30 in the Infant School building. Nursery children will present a Harvest song via a video. Year 1 and 2 children will be performing a short presentation about Harvest and singing Harvest Songs. School choir will sing ‘The Earth Turns’.

Children from Year 3-6 (and Y2 choir)

There will be a service at the Holy Cross Church at 2pm. The children will walk down to the church at 1.30. Help walking them down is much appreciated! Year 3,4,5 and 6 will each  perform a short presentation about Harvest and will sing Harvest songs. School choir (including Y2 choir) will sing ‘The Earth Turns’.

Parents are welcome to take their children home at the end of the Harvest Service, which we estimate will be about 3pm. We will walk any remaining children back to school.

We would love you to come and share these special occasions with our school community.



We've turned 50!

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Amazing Gymnasts!

Our amazing gymnasts had a great time at the Key Steps Gymnastics Competition this week, taking silver medal position in both the Y3/4 and 5/6 team events! Our two open competitors also performed well and will go on to compete at the county finals later this month. Everyone was so brave as they went before the judges to show off their routines and we could not be more proud of them all. Congratulations to all our fantastic children!

Choir performed at Barmoor Hub Fair this week, wowing everyone with their fantastic performance. It was a sneaky preview of their upcoming show, ‘Cinderella Rockerfella’

Our amazing new container decoration The y5 children helped design this amazing mural to brighten it up. It looks brilliant!

Fun and Active Playgrounds

We’ve entered in the Fun & Active Playgrounds competition and are in with a chance of winning a playground transformation worth £3000 for the new academic year! We’re crossing our fingers as the Silver Sports Package includes 6 bright and colourful playground markings that encourage physical play and activity. With a Netball Court, Dance With Me, Active Trail, Jump Game, Dartboard and 4-Way Hopscotch – the range of markings can be used to enhance breaktimes and PE lessons!

Find out more here:

Fantastic Footballers!

Our football season returned last night after what seems like forever and what a lovely evening it was! It is hard to express how delighted we were to see the children from our local schools competing once more. All the matches were very exciting and with every team winning at least one match, there was some careful adding to be done to decide the top two. Ryton just lost out on 2nd place by goal difference but played fantastically well as a team and showed great potential for future games. They wish the teams from St Mary's and Emmaville lots of luck for the finals next week. We can't wait to see all of our children get involved in more competitions this year and this group of Y6 pupils definitely gave us every reason to be proud last night. Well done all of you