Remembrance Day

This week the whole school fell silent for remembrance day. Miss Enzor played ‘The last post’ on her trumpet. The church bells chimed 35 times for each person, from the parish, who lost their life during the war. In each class we made poppies and learned about the war. We wear poppies to remember those who had died and give our thanks for their sacrifice. They went to war so we could live in peace.

By Ella

Miss Enzor playing ‘The Last Post’


Harvest Festival – Thursday 23rd October 2014

We will be collecting donations from Monday 20th October 2014 and they will be donated to the People’s Kitchen in Newcastle and the Morpeth Food Bank. The organisations are very grateful for everything they receive but find the following items particularly useful: tinned fruit, soup (tinned & packet), biscuits, breakfast cereal, tinned rice pudding, hot chocolate, tinned vegetables, long life milk, dried milk, tinned milk, tinned and instant custard, dried herbs and spices, sugar, tinned meat, sauces, gravy granules, tea, coffee, self-raising flour, cornflour, baking powder, sweets, chocolate, blue J cloths, washing up sponges, black bin bags, orange and blackcurrant juice.

Our Harvest Festival Service will be held in Church on Thursday 23rd October at 1.30pm.

A very busy week

We have been working really hard in KS1! In Forest School we have been making number sentences, helping light the fire and learning all about how to keep safe outdoors. In class we have been making number bonds to 10 and been learning tricky words by using the truck to move the word stones. Reception also had the opportunity to come into KS1 and use some of our computers! Look out for their work, it should be on the website very soon!


Make, Bake, Grow and Show

The children at school are all busy making things to show at the village show – the Stannington Make, Bake, Grow and Show Show.  This is a wonderful event bringing all the local community together to showcase the talents that are in the locality.  This year we are entering our pumpkin, marrows,painting, writing, Lego models and miniature gardens.  Our children are so keen to participate that they are outside in the rain at the moment creating their miniature gardens – such dedication to the cause!

I hope to see as many children and parents as possible supporting the event, it is an event not to be missed!  The proceeds of the day and the auction of produce are split between the church, the village hall and the school, so all our children benefit from the day.  I look forward to seeing you there.

New building arrives

The new building has arrived! It’s not finished yet but it looks fantastic. Parents and members of the community are more than welcome to come into school and view our new building. If you wish to do so, please ask Mrs Harker at Reception for an appropriate time to view.  We would also like to thank the many groups, companies and individuals who have made this possible! Thank you.



New Building

Our new building is nearly finished and we are very excited to see it arrive! Fingers crossed, it should arrive this Wednesday!

Welcome back to school!

It is lovely to see so many children happy to be back at school!  There were lots of smiling faces at the gate this morning, keen to see their friends and to continue their learning.  There were a few faces that weren’t so happy – first day nerves for the children new to the school, but these all had turned into smiles by the end of the morning.  We are welcoming three new members of staff this term – Miss Enzor (the new teacher in Owls), Ms Strachan (the new Teaching Assistant in Owls) and Mrs Gresham will be working in the Office to support Mrs Harker initially on Monday and Friday mornings, we are very pleased to have all three of them join our staff and we hope that they will be very happy at Stannington. 

We will be sending out the Data Collection sheets this week, please remember to let us know any medical condition and / or medication that your child has.  We also need to know at least 3 Emergency Contacts for your children. 

Please don’t send in any money on Wednesdays as that is now Mrs Harker’s day off.

All the staff are looking forward to working with the children and their families this coming year, I hope that it is a very happy, busy year for all the children.

Please remember, if there is anything, however small, that you would like to have clarified, please just ask any member of staff who will be more than happy to answer your questions.


Welcome meetings for Early Year and KS1 children

Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The Early Years staff will be holding a welcome meeting for parents of children currently in or moving into nursery and reception on Wednesday 2nd July at 5.30pm. We would like to invite you to attend, if possible without children. The session will last approximately 45 minutes.

Following the EYFS presentation, Mr Tunesi will be holding a welcome meeting at 6.30pm for parents of children moving into Year 1 in September.

Fun at Stannington!

This week has been the best! We have been doing all sorts of fun things.

Firstly, on Monday, we painted pictures of our mums. Zumba was great and fun!

On Tuesday a special visitor came to our school…It was a baby lamb. The lamb didn’t have a name.

Wednesday was our favourite day because it was gymnastics. We got to do flips on the pole bar and it was fun! Bobby was really scared but he still had a go!

This Thursday we played tennis with Sam. We had lots of mini games. My team lost but we still enjoyed the games. We also created Mother’s Day acrostic poems to read out in church on Friday.

By James and Bobby!

Year 2