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As part of our World Book Day celebrations in March some of our children took part in a sponsored read.
The money raised has bought new books for the library and accelerated reader scheme. I’m excited to say the books arrived this week and I thought that you’d like a sneak preview!
Thanks again to all those who took part and I hope you can enjoy the books soon.
You will not believe how much we are missing you all! School feels very strange without seeing all of your beautiful smiles and hearing you chat and giggle with each other. We just want to give you all a big cuddle and hear all about the wonderful and creative things that you have been getting up to with your families. It has been very heart-warming to hear and see some of the amazing things you’ve been getting up to! Who knew we had such fantastic bakers and marathon walkers in our school? We are extremely proud of you all.
We hope that you are all feeling okay. We know that you will have lots of questions and worries – you have even have those funny butterflies in your tummy. It’s okay to be feeling like this as the world is a little topsy-turvy at the moment. The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone and there’s always someone to talk to. Please don’t be frightened to tell someone how you’re feeling or ask any questions you may have- it may help you to feel a little better.
In amongst all of this, however, there are some good things happening. As there is less air and car travel, the environment is getting a bit of a rest. Also, people are talking to each other more and are getting to spend some quality time with their families which they may not usually get. It’s also wonderful to see communities coming together and people offering to help each other.
Whilst our world in topsy-turvy, let’s take a moment to think about the things that never change. You are loved very much, both at home and at school. The sun will keep shining and the birds will keep on singing. God is always watching over all of you and lots of people are thinking of you in their prayers.
We will be here waiting for you all to come back to us and carry on learning, laughing and loving.
Until that time comes, stay safe with your families, keep praying for each other and remember… we miss you and we love you!
Lots of love and hugs,
all of the staff at St. Chad’s xxx
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On Friday 28th February 2020, children from Class 3 and 4 competed in a cross country competition at Bishop Auckland College.
We are extremely proud of them all! Well done everyone!
On Thursday 5th March, the school came alive with a wonderful array of book characters. The children were buzzing with excitement and the costumes were outstanding! The children put on a parade to showcase their fantastic outfits.
Across the day, the children took part in book related activities. Our theme this year was Julia Donaldson books. We also held a book swap and all of the children took home a book. Happy reading everyone!
Thank you so much to everyone for helping to make it such a special day for the children.
We had the great pleasure of being invited to join the staff and students of St. Chad’s College, Durham for their St.Chad’s Day celebrations.
A service was held in Durham Cathedral and we had the honour of singing a song (written by Mrs Priestley) about St. Chad during the service.
After the service, we got to watch the College’s annual race around the green which was great fun!
Then, the staff of the college kindly put lunch on for us.
As a thank you, we received a St. Chad’s College pin badge from the principal of the College, Dr. Masson.
Our revamped, Julia Donaldson themed, library was officially opened by the pupil council and our reading dog (Arnie) this week.
The pupil council would like to thank all those who donated money to their fundraising events as it helped to buy a very comfy couch for the children to sit on and relax with a good book.
One of the pupil councillors commented,” The colours are really calming. It’s now a really calm place to sit and read in.”
On Friday 31st January, some of St Chad’s students took part in the annual School Swimming Gala. The staff that came along to support us were Mrs Hannon and Mrs Lyall. They were very proud of us for taking part and trying our best.
Overall we came 3rd- the highest we have ever come. Sophie was brave enough to get into the pool and swim her strongest backstroke; she came a fab 2nd in the individual. Then, not long afterwards, Zac swam his amazing 25m backstroke. He came 3rd. We were all really glad that Sam came 1st on his individual backstroke, especially because it was his first swimming gala with St Chad’s. We reached the breaststroke and Ellie was the first to swim 25m. She was really confident and came 2nd. Harrison was next to swim his fastest stroke and he came a miraculous 2nd. Out of Year 3/4 Robyn came a whopping 1st. Then Elliot got into the water and swam his fantastic breaststroke, and came 1st. Yasmin started our freestyle and came a super 3rd. Evan was next and he came a superb 4th. Carla was a super swimmer and made her way through the water bravely and ended up coming 4th. It was Isaac`s first ever swimming gala and the staff were really glad that he took part and tried his best. He finished an extraordinary 3rd.
Soon after it came to the relay races and Yasmin, Sophie, Phoebe and Ellie were first in the Freestyle relay. Yasmin was confident to go first and Ellie was confident to finish our magnificent relay race. We came 3rd. Harrison was confident to open the boys relay along with Cameron, Charlie and Evan. They came 6th. Carla, Robyn, Elliot and Sam swam brilliantly and came 1st. in the Year 3/4 Mixed Relay.
Ellie started the mixed relay with the backstroke and Phoebe followed with the breaststroke then Yasmin and Sophie finished with the freestyle. And we came a fabulous 1st. Our last relay race was the boys mixed stroke team. Zac opened with the backstroke followed by Harrison with the breaststroke. The race was finished by Cameron B and Evan. The boys finished a fantastic 6th.
We all did really well and when we got back to school and told everyone how the morning had gone, everyone was really pleased and proud of us.
In the afternoon, a further eleven schools took part in a second gala. The results from both galas were combined and when the final results were announced we had come 3rd out of 23 schools!! WOW!
Written by Ellie, Sophie, Phoebe and Yasmin
We received a delightful letter this week congratulating our 2019 Year 6 leavers on their fantastic Key Stage 2 SATs Reading results. Well Done!