South Tyneside Schools Boccia Finals 2018

On Wednesday 14th March 12 pupils from Y5 and Y6 competed at St. Joseph’s RC Academy, Hebburn in the South Tyneside finals.

Our 4 teams competed with good team spirit and sportsmanship against 18 other teams – with the aim of reaching the Tyne and Wear County Finals at the end of the month.

The pupils were all very determined to succeed during their games, talking and communicating with one another at a skilled level. Our team 2 and 3 topped their groups to qualify for the quarter-finals, while team 4 finished in 3rd place and team 1 in 4th place within their groups to just miss out on reaching the last 8 knock-out stage.

Here Stanhope 3 were paired against St.Aloysius Juniors, they were beaten despite winning the first end, 3-2. In our other quarter-final Stanhope 2 lost out to Lord Blyton Primary 4-1.


Well done to everyone that took part on the day and for all of your hard work and time when practising for the competition.


Mr Rogers

Next Week:

From Monday 19th March 2018 – Friday 23rd March 2018 Stanhope Primary School will be taking part in a range of activities to raise money for Sports Relief. These activities include:

  • 15 minutes extra exercise per day.
  • Children will take part in a sponsored run a ‘mile’ on Friday 23 March on the school field.
  • On Wednesday 21 March, there is a sports themed lunch and the children will have a visit from a leading Quorn rep to promote healthy eating.
  • Sports Relief wristband sale (School Hub at break times – £1.00 each)
  • Non uniform day on Friday 23 March 2018 (Sports themed – £1.00 per child)


All children will need their trainers in school all week to take part in running activities.


All money raised will go to Sports Relief however, to raise even more money, Stanhope’s ‘Mile’ run on Friday 23 March will be a sponsored run. Attached to this letter is a sponsor form – it would be much appreciated if you were to pass this onto family and friends to raise as much money as possible.


We really appreciate your support and hope that you’ll have fun helping our school raise as much money as we can for Sports Relief 2018!


School Crossing Patrol

Due to illness there will be NO crossing patrol on Harton lane/McAnany Avenue for the rest of this week (Wednesday 14th March, Thursday 15th March and Friday 16th March 2018), Please take extra care on your route to and from school.



Summer Milk

Today your child will receive a letter in regards to ordering Summer Term milk. If you require your child to have milk when they return after the easter break, It is very important that all letters and money are returned within the deadline stated on the letter.


The cost of milk for the Summer Term is £9.10. The is from the first day back after Easter, until the last day before the summer holidays.


If you are in receipt of benefits and your child receives free school meals, milk will automatically be ordered for them – this does NOT include free meals through the government scheme for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.



On Monday 12th March 2018, the children in Year 4 visited Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. The children had a chance to explore the ‘Rain forest’ in the Winter Gardens and had to find all of the answers within the garden to complete their worksheets. They then had a look around the rest of the museum.


After lunch the children then a drawing workshop and went back into the Winter Garden and found different leaves to draw and add colour using oil pastels. Over all the children had a wonderful time and were as usual exceptionally well behaved.


Well done Year 4!

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World Book Day 2018 – Year 1


This week in English we have been reading the book, “Ten ways to Save Our World”. This is a non-fiction book which has taught us all about recycling! We had lots of questions about how we could recycle, so we used to I Pads to do some research. We made notes and today we have made our own posters using all of the boxes, cartons and recycle things you kindly sent in from home. Here are some of our posters.
Yesterday Year 1 celebrated World Book Day. Thank goodness it wasn’t snowed off! We read Mrs Barker’s favourite book, “What the Ladybird Heard Next” and Mrs. Hasan’s, “The Gruffalo.”
Then we thought of all our favourite story characters and made a bookmark to take home. We had a little competition and were so proud of all the children’s efforts, that they all got a treat. However Gracie and Jacob received an extra “dip in the box” for fantastic work. Well done everyone!




World Book Day 2018 – Year 5

For World Book Day, the children in Year 5 took part in a number of activities. They brought books in to share with their friends, read their favourite books in class and shared their books with the children in Year 2. The class were very impressed with the reading skills of the younger readers! Year 5 also designed a book token as part of a national competition. Good Luck Year 5.


Stronger Together event – 13 March 2018

We have received the following information and have been asked to give it out to parents/carers in our school:


As you may be aware, South Tyneside launched our Stronger Together Strategy for children with additional needs on 31st January 2018.

Our Parent Carer Forum, Stronger Together South Tyneside, have arranged for their own event to be held on Tuesday 13th March 2018, at South Shields Town Hall, and an invite is attached for this event.  We would be grateful if you could please make this invitation available today and Monday for parents collecting their children from school.






Just a reminder of our Strategy Launch on 13th March at the Town Hall south Shields 12-2pm. Lunch and refreshments are being provided. This is a meeting to introduce you, our members to our strategy that the local authority has wrote in consultation with us. Alongside this we will be talking about the new Ranges in schools, which is our new graduated response system and how this may effect your child. The ranges are being used in ALL schools Mainstream and Specialist.

We, the steering group will be hosting the day but representatives from the Local Authority will also be there to answer questions and present the strategy in true co-production style.

Please do come along and see what we have been doing and what the local authority have pledged to our children and their families. You do not need to be an official member of stronger together, your child does not need to have an Education Health Care Plan or even a diagnosis for you to come along.

It’s a free event that we are putting on so please come and show your support and see the plans we would really love to hear your comments.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible NEXT TUESDAY.


World Book Day 2018

Due to bad weather condition, Stanhope Primary School had to close on World Book Day 2018… To make up for missing such an exciting day we decided to host it this Thursday instead.

And we are so pleased we did! the children have surpassed our expectations with their costumes this year!

A big thank you to parents/carers for all of your efforts.


Year 3 Fair Trade

The next two weeks are Fair Trade Fortnight! Year 3 learned more about Fair Trade and why it is important to communities in countries around the world. They learned about different Fair Trade products and the importance of farmers receiving a fair price. The children were asked to design chocolate packaging and a chocolate bar that could be sold as a Fair Trade product. They were asked to write labels explaining why they had incorporated colours and certain symbols in their design.