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Thursday 29th November

Friday 7th December

Friday 14th December

Thursday 20th December

Friday 11th January

Star Pupils of the Week

Certificates were issued to children who have made a good start to the New Year:

Nursery AM: West P & Vinnie B

Nursery PM: Eva M & Ayaan K-Q

Reception Y: Alexander G & Eleanor B

Reception D: Annie S & Mathew L

Miss McNally: Charlie W & Theo H

Miss. Essex: Eesa Z & Harrison R

Mrs. Weldon: Denis S & Emilia S-T

Mr Dunn: Oliver S & Zoe B

Mrs. Dawson: Cole P

Miss. Norton / Miss Dibden: Libby P & Millie H

Miss. Earl: Matthew B & Tamsin D

Miss Sullivan: Freddie B-S & Lucy M

Mrs. Hill: Sam L & Ayah N

Mr Hutchcraft: Oliver K & Matthew F

Miss Parvin: Olivia F & Jacob C

Miss. Lawrence: Jonathan W-E & Joshua S

Mr. Clayton / Miss Relton: Tia S & Imogen R

Mrs. Crinnion: George A


14thJanuary –Afterschool clubs commence this week

14th January – General Knowledge Quiz for 2 x KS2 teams.

15th January – NSPCC Assemblies

15th January – Pantomime in School Reception to Year 6 (PM)

16th January – Year 5 Author Visit at Teesside High School

17th January- Tees Valley Athletics Final

18th January- Netball & Football game against Teesside High School

18th January – Deadline for Starry Night Photography Competition

18th January – Starry Night Art work to be displayed in Main School Hall from 3:15pm for parent viewing

22nd January – 4:30pm – 5:00pm Showcase Vision Trust Primary Gallery of Take One Picture (Art Week) –at Whinstone.

24th January – Y4H Class Assembly

28th January-Year 4 Netball Skills Festival

5th February – Y6 SATs Information Evening for Parents – 5pm.

7th February – Y4S Class Assembly

13th February – 3.30-4.30pm Year 1 Phonics Information Evening for Parents.

13th February – Valentines Disco

15th February – Half Term


A huge number of children received a certificate in assembly today for 100% attendance in the autumn term. Congratulations!

Art Week – based on Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night

Next week, we will be participating in a whole Trust Take One Picture event centring our learning on Vincent van Gogh’s picture, ‘A Starry Night’. Teachers have impressively thread learning opportunities across the curriculum based on this picture to further inspire a love for learning. All of the children’s work will be on display at collection time next Friday 18th January in our main school hall at Junction Farm Primary School. Also, parents are invited to attend the Whole Trust Art Gallery Exhibition which will take place at Whinstone Primary School, next week, from 4:30pm – 5:00pm on Tuesday 22nd January. Parents and children will be informed if their work will be showcased. All children should now have a letter explaining about our Starry Night Photography Competition – please submit your entries no later than Friday 18th January.


As stated in the December Newsletter, we have arranged for a theatre company to come into school on Tuesday of next week (15th January). The show is suitable for children aged from Reception to Year 6. This year, the production is Cinderella, which I am sure the children will really enjoy. Please could you send your £3.50 voluntary contribution to school through ParentMail? Thank you. Historically the children have loved this afternoon of entertainment and I am sure they will again – this is much cheaper than taking the children out to the theatre.

Early Years

The children have been introduced to our new topic this week ‘People Who Help Us’. The Afternoon Nursery children and the Reception children were very lucky to have a visit from some Nurses who work in the hospital. The morning nursery children have helped Mrs McDonald who had a ‘poorly arm’ this morning by being amazing doctors and nurses and making her feel much better.

NSPCC Assembly

The children will receive an assembly from NSPCC on Tuesday 15th January – Speak Out, Stay Safe.

Coffee Morning – NSPCC

We welcome all parents to attend a coffee morning with a special guest speaker from the NSPCC. She will be delivering a 45 minute talk on protecting our children online. It will be on Tuesday 22nd January 9am with approx. 10 am finishing time. We look forward to seeing a lot of you there.


We have had a number of parents who have complained about dogs being tied up to the railings outside of school – some children are frightened of dogs and also it is unsafe for dogs by the roadside. We have a little ‘dog crèche’ inside of the school gates (the path leading to the school office), which is a safe area. So that we can keep the children and dogs safe, please can you use the ‘dog crèche’ area when leaving dogs? Thank you.

Date of Sports Day

Just to let you know that Sports Week is happening week commencing June 24th 2019. KS1 & KS2 Sports Day is Friday 28th June 2019 at Middlesbrough Sports Village. Reception Sports Day will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday 25th June and Nursery Sports Day will take place during your child’s normal nursery session on Wednesday 26th June.

Year 3/ 4 Football

Well done to all the children who took part in the monthly football tournament at Egglescliffe on Thursday night. We had great performances from all the children. Keep up the hard work!

ECO-TIP of the week

Use your old t-shirts as dusters or if you’re feeling creative, make a bag for your toys.

House points Emerald –285hp Ruby –275hp Diamond –258hp Sapphire – 305

Well done!

Whole school winner is Bella in Y3 E with 48hp