We are all very proud of Stannington and hope that our website will provide you with the information you need about the school, a small insight into its life and the enriched curriculum we deliver to the children. Education is a vitally important process and it is right that you should try to find out more about the opportunities and resources that are available for your children. As you browse through this web site I hope that you will learn about the philosophy of our school. You will see that our concern for children means providing them with a stable, secure and disciplined environment, where academic, personal and social potential may be achieved in preparation for the journey into the adult world. We have an excellent team of staff who work incredibly hard to ensure that the children receive a first class education. We treat every child as an individual and strive to help them to reach their personal potential in terms of social, physical, emotional, academic, spiritual, moral and cultural development. We provide the children with a broad range of opportunities and experiences within a safe, stimulating and friendly learning environment. We believe that each child should receive a wide range of experiences so that they leave us as self-motivated and self-disciplined lifelong learners who are tolerant, balanced and caring individuals with a love for learning. The success of all our children depends to a large extent on the partnership between home and school. Every child needs our joint support in order to achieve his or her best. We hope that the years spent with us will be happy ones for your child. We are always content to let the school speak for itself when parents and prospective pupils visit us. Mrs Helen Stokoe – Headteacher
It was lovely to see so many of our children and families at the Make Bake Grow and Show on Saturday, what a fantastic show it was, it gets bigger and bigger every year! I was particularly proud of all the entries from the school, our children are so talented! Our Gardening Club won the tallest sunflower competition with our sunflower that measured 10 foot, 9 inches!! I just thought I would have a look in the Guinness Book of Records and see how close we were to being entered into that , and here is the entry about the tallest sunflower:-The tallest sunflower measures 9.17 m (30 ft 1 in) and was grown by Hans-Peter Schiffer (Germany) in Karst, Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany, as verified on 28 August 2014. So we are not quite there yet! No pressure on the Gardening Club to try to equal or beat this height next year!! Our gardeners also came second in the Heaviest Pumpkin and the Heaviest Marrow competition, well done! Thank you also to all the staff who worked so hard to prepare the entries and who went to support the show on Saturday.
This afternoon, the children in the Early Years Foundation Stage Unit performed their Christmas Sing-a-Long for their mummies and daddies – what a wonderful performance it was! The children had learnt Christmas songs and Carols, including ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ (all the verses) and many, many more; well done to all the children and staff, you are all stars!
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.
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.
Congratulations to our Orienteering Team – Sam, Lewis, Matty G, Connal, Mia and Emma who won the ‘Best Participation’ award Wallington Orienteering Finals today. Lewis Henry and Matthew Glennie came joint second in the Northumberland County Final and second in the Morpeth Partnership. Not only that – Mr D and Mrs H said that the children were all a pleasure to have a Wallington – so I think I can be extremely proud of all of Owls and the Year 2 children who participated! Well done everyone!
This afternoon the children have all changed classes to learn about Sikhism. It was lovely to see Mrs Bolam’s class in Mr Donnelly’s classroom, Mr T’s class in Mrs Bolam’s room and Mr Donnelly’s class in Mr T’s room. The change will be happening on Thursday afternoons up until Half Term – the children were all very excited about the changes and their learning.
Happy New Year to all our website readers! As I am walking around the school today, there is a buzz throughout the school of children eager and ready to learn. I think everyone has come back to school refreshed after the Christmas holiday and ready to get back to work. There are going to be lots of exciting things happening in school this half term, Hedgehogs and Badgers are learning about Fairy Tales, Swifts are learning about Knights and Castles (they are currently designing their own coat of arms) and Owls are learning about the Romans. The Early Years were busy this morning tranforming their role play area into a gingerbread house and there looked to be some delicious gingerbread houses being made too. Owls are drawing Roman busts of themselves and then finding out their Roman name…. What a busy school! I look forward to seeing lots of more interesting work over the coming weeks. I am certain that the staff will be putting lots of photos and pieces of work on the website for you to have a look at, we hope you enjoy looking at them.
Once again our P.T.A organised a super event which was enjoyed by all who attended! Our Auctioneer, Mick Dungait, was brilliant and managed to sell all the lots for very good prices. The total raised has yet to be announced, but it will be around £2,000 – a fantastic sum. Thanks to all who organised, attended, put in sealed bids, or put up an item for us to sell. We look forward to finding out what the next event will be.
What a lovely end to the Summer Term we had!! The water fight was, to use one of the favourite words of the children – epic!! I think there were some photographs taken which may appear on here at some stage.
On behalf of all the staff I would like to wish all our children and parents a very happy holiday!
Tomorrow’s Leavers’ Assembly will begin at 9.30 am for Year 4 parents and families – I look forward to seeing what the children have in store for us this year!!