Rules and Laws – British Values

As part of British Values Week, Mrs Wright and Mrs Boardman joined forces to teach Year 5 about Rules and Laws in our country. We discussed why we have laws and looked at some of the different laws that have been passed in our country to date. We also looked at the consequences of not following these laws and the different types of courts that look at different cases to do with civil and criminal law. The children then created their own list of laws deciding which were the most important to them. It was very interesting hearing the children’s ideas such as no violence, no smoking, no animal cruelty, no driving with mobile phones, no harassment and no using offensive language to name a few! Some good debates and ideas. Well done Year 5!

Basketball Regional Finals 2017

On Friday 16th June our Year 5/6 basketball team travelled to Newcastle to take part in the Regional Basketball Finals.  They played 5 matches in the group stage.  We got off to a unlucky start losing to Glynwood Primary (Gateshead), who would eventually finish in 3rd place. In the next game we were beaten in the final moments by a single basket to Bridgewater Primary (Newcastle), we bounced back to then win 4-0 vs. Gosforth Academy (Newcastle) and played even better to gain a 10-0 success against Malvin’s Primary (Northumberland). In our final game we were unlucky not to get a more positive result losing once again by a single basket to Wellfield Middle School (Newcastle). Therefore we were knocked out in the group stages. Preston Grange (North Tyneside) defeated Gosforth Central Middle School 4-2 in a throughly entertaining final. Overall each and everyone of the 10 players gave their all and I am very proud of the way you conducted yourselves. You have worked so hard over the past few months in preparation for this event. A special mention must go to Kai Muir (Captain) who was truly outstanding in his play making in each and every moment throughout the tournament.

Both Kai and Maddison Fontaine were talent spotted by the Newcastle Eagles and invited to come along for trials in July. Congratulations!


Stanhope Primary School took part in a sponsored sports afternoon in order to raise money for the NSPCC. The afternoon was a great success and the children raised an excellent £1795.44. A massive well done to all of the children and to everyone who donated!


School Council visit Jarrow Town Hall

In March 2017 the School Council from Stanhope Primary School visited Jarrow Town Hall to meet with the Mayor and have an educational tour around with council chambers. The children had a wonderful time and we hope to be invited back in the near future.