Universal Free School Meals

From September 2014, the Government agreed to fund all pupils in Reception, Years 1 and 2 for a daily school meal during term time.  Pupils in Years 3 and 4 will have to pay the daily rate of £2 per day, unless they qualify for free school meals as follows.

If you are in receipt of one of the following:

– Child Tax Credit (with no working tax credit)
– Income Support
– Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
– Income Based Employment and Support Allowance
– Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit

Registering for free school meals only takes a short time and can be done online via www.northumberland.gov.uk/fsm or by telephone 0845 600 6400.

School 360 E-Learning Platform: Competition

We will be using a new E-Learning platform provided by NCC and Schools 360.  You can still access Nortle until Easter. The tools from Nortle can also be found in Schools 360. Your child will be given a password in the near future.

To help launch the new platform we will be holding a competition. Your child needs to design a new ‘digital badge’ for their school house group (Alnwick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Warkworth) .

They may design their badge using any media ( paint, crayon, pen etc..) and we will scan them. Alternatively, your child could create their badge using a paint package (2paint a picture on purplemash/nortle or an ipad app). Send your designs to admin@stannington.northumberland.sch.uk

You can access School 360 via these links:

https://school360.co.uk/login1/index.php

Nortle can be found here  https://www.northumberlandvtle.net/

Phonics Parental Workshop

Thank you to  those who attended Mrs Bolam and Mrs Davis’ Parental Phonics Workshop on Wednesday evening. You can view the presentation and access links to other resources and videos via the presentation below. Phonics Info Evening help 2014

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.