Wreay Church of England Primary School Newshttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/World Book Dayhttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-02-world-book-day-9http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-03-02-world-book-day-9<p>Everyone in school had a fab time for World Book Day. Years 4&amp;5 had great fun with their literary treasure hunt - which was very in-keeping with the performance of &nbsp;Treasure island that the whole school was treated to to mark the occasion!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/images/photos/DSCN4760.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p> <p>Particularly nice to see, was the Reception and Year 3 classes working together; Reception sharing their favourite books with Year 3 and reading them together.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/images/photos/DSCF0063.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/photos/DSCF0074.JPG" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/images/news/WBD.pngTue, 14 Mar 2017 10:33:48 GMTPoppy Appealhttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-02-08-poppy-appealhttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-02-08-poppy-appeal<p>We are delighted to announce that Wreay School managed to raise &pound;127.07 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in November. Thank you to everyone for your continued support of this fantastic cause.</p> http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/images/news/rbl-logo-222.pngMon, 06 Feb 2017 14:12:51 GMTNSPCC Digits Dayhttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-02-03-nspcc-digits-dayhttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-02-03-nspcc-digits-day<p>The NSPCC Digits Day in school was a massive success, with children coming to school in clothing with numbers on and taking part in maths problem solving activities over the course of the morning. The children&#39;s brilliant efforts saw them raise a whopping &pound;102.30! Well done and thank you to everyone involved!</p> http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSCF2335.JPGMon, 06 Feb 2017 14:10:12 GMTCaldew Cross Countryhttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-31-caldew-cross-countryhttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-31-caldew-cross-country<p>The KS2 Cross Country Team pput in a fantastic performance at the annual Caldew Cross Country races. Ethan enjoyed an excellent 4th place finish in the boys&#39; race, before Liddy followed it up by winning the girls&#39; race, leading the Year 4 girls to 4th place in the team event! Well done to all involved, continuing the great success we have enjoyed in this event over the past few years.</p> http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSCF2267(1).JPGMon, 06 Feb 2017 13:51:13 GMTAustin Friars Hockey and Rugby Tournamenthttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-10-14-austin-friars-hockey-and-rugby-tournamenthttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-10-14-austin-friars-hockey-and-rugby-tournament<p>Today, teams from Wreay attended the Austin Friars sports festival, entering the U9&#39;s Hockey Tournament and the U11&#39;s Rugby Tournament. Both teams performed admirably, with the hockey team particularly excelling, winning all five of their games and coming away clutching winners&#39; medals. The rugby team also performed well, winning one match and narrowly losing their other two.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Austin Friars Sports Tournament Results</u></strong></p> <p><u>Hockey U9</u></p> <p>Wreay vs Hayton (8-0)</p> <p>Wreay vs St Margaret Mary (8-0)</p> <p>Wreay vs Castle Carrock (4-0)</p> <p>Wreay vs Cummersdale (4-2)</p> <p>Wreay vs Warwick Bridge (8-0)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u>Rugby U11</u></p> <p>Wreay vs Rockcliffe (4-5)&nbsp;</p> <p>Wreay vs St Margaret Mary (2-1) won</p> <p>Wreay vs Hayton (2-4)</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/photos/DSCF1561.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p> http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/photos/DSCF1565.JPGWed, 19 Oct 2016 09:54:33 GMTHaiti Appeal Bake Salehttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-10-14-haiti-appeal-bake-salehttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-10-14-haiti-appeal-bake-sale<p>This week, as part of our Global Citizenship Curriculum, the children have been learning about the</p> <p>devastation caused last week by Hurricane Matthew. We looked in particular at the plight of the</p> <p>people of Haiti and how the hurricane has caused massive destruction to their country.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The children would like to raise money to support Haiti and we have therefore decided to hold a</p> <p>cake and biscuit bake sale on Friday 21 st October. Some of the children will be baking in school next</p> <p>week for the sale but we would be grateful for your help in also donating cakes and biscuits. These</p> <p>could be left in school on Friday morning.</p> <p>Cakes will be available for sale both before and after the harvest festival performance from 1.30 pm</p> <p>onwards in the village hall.</p> http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/images/news/haiti.jpgFri, 14 Oct 2016 10:35:31 GMTGolden Apple Awardshttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-10-07-golden-apple-awardshttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-10-07-golden-apple-awards<p>We are extremely proud to be the recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Inclusion 2016. This prestigious award is a fantastic recognition of the inspirational work&nbsp;that our staff carry out on a daily basis in school.</p> http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/images/news/golden_apples.jpgFri, 14 Oct 2016 09:41:34 GMTGolden Apple Awards finalists revealed!http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-09-07-golden-apple-awards-finalists-revealedhttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-09-07-golden-apple-awards-finalists-revealed<p>Wreay School are delighted to announce that we have been named as a finalist for the Inclusion Award at this year&#39;s Golden Apple Awards. We are honoured to have been recogised by these prestigious awards and look forward to the ceremony in October.</p> http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/images/news/golden_apples.jpgFri, 14 Oct 2016 09:44:04 GMTNew Senior Leadership Teamhttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-09-05-new-senior-leadership-teamhttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-09-05-new-senior-leadership-team<p>We are delighted to announce that this year Mr Bone, Mr Nelson and Mrs Deans have been appointed to the Senior Leadership Team. We are excited by the enthusiasm,&nbsp;dynamism and new ideas that they will bring to school and look forward to the positive impact that they will have on the&nbsp;school.</p> http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/images/logo/logo-app.jpgFri, 14 Oct 2016 09:34:32 GMTMr Nelson's Fifteen (to One) Minutes of Fame!http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-04-12-mr-nelson-s-fifteen-to-one-minutes-of-famehttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-04-12-mr-nelson-s-fifteen-to-one-minutes-of-fame<p>As some of you may have seen, yesterday Mr Nelson represented school on Channel 4&#39;s long running quiz, Fifteen to One. Those of you that missed it can catch up on the link below, so we won&#39;t give too many spoilers away, but rest assured that he certainly did the school proud!</p> <h4><a href="http://www.channel4.com/programmes/fifteen-to-one/on-demand/62025-001" target="_blank">Fifteen to One - Monday 11th April 2016</a></h4> http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/images/news/fifteen_to_one.jpgTue, 12 Apr 2016 08:41:47 GMTScholastic Book Clubhttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-07-scholastic-book-clubhttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-07-scholastic-book-club<p>Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! You should have all received the book club leaflet, along with a World Book Day &pound;1 voucher. This can be used when you buy from the Wreay School Scholastic Book Club online. All books can be delivered to school for free and they will be passed on when the school order arrives.</p> <p>Go to : http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/wreay to browse the latest books and order online.</p> <p>For every &pound;1 you spend on this month&#39;s book club, our school will earn 20p in Scholastic Rewards.</p> <p>Please place your order online by Friday 18th March 2016.</p> http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/images/news/scholastic.jpgTue, 08 Mar 2016 11:13:14 GMTAfter School Clubs Recommencehttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-07-after-school-clubs-recommencehttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-07-after-school-clubs-recommence<p>All after school clubs have now recommenced for the spring term. Wildlife club and PE club run until 4.15pm, on Mondays and Tuesdays respectively,&nbsp;Cinema club finishes at 5pm. All permission slips and letters can be found in the<a href="/school-life/whole-school-letters" target="_blank"> letters</a> section of the website.</p> http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/images/logo/logo-app.jpgTue, 08 Mar 2016 10:49:56 GMTCaldew Cross Country Rescheduledhttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-01-caldew-cross-country-rescheduledhttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-01-caldew-cross-country-rescheduled<p>Following today&#39;s postponement due to adverse weather conditions, the Caldew Inter-Schools Cross Country Competition has been rescheduled for Wednesday 3rd February.</p> http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/images/events/Crosscountryus(1).jpgMon, 01 Feb 2016 16:47:50 GMTSpring Term Newsletterhttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-01-spring-term-newsletterhttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-01-spring-term-newsletter<h4 style="text-align: center;"><u><strong>Spring 2016 Newsletter</strong></u></h4> <p>The spring term 2016 has started well and all children have been excitedly telling teachers about their Christmas holidays. It&rsquo;s good to be back and nice to get into a spring routine.</p> <p>A reminder that after school clubs with re commence after half term when the weather will hopefully get warmer.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>VIP Assemblies continue on a Friday afternoon from 2.45pm.</strong> All parents, grandparents and friends are very welcome to attend. The choir are enjoying singing in VIP assemblies. If you wish your child to have an audition with Mrs Wadeson for the choir please speak to her on either a Thursday morning or a Friday afternoon.</p> <p>I know we all enjoy hearing the children singing and the standard of music at school is excellent. Well done to all children and teachers involved.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Key Stage 2</strong> have a trip to the <strong>Great North Museum </strong>planned for <strong>Wednesday 27<sup>th</sup></strong> <strong>January 2016.</strong> This will be an exciting trip for the children as it consolidates the knowledge that the children have been learning in history and geography by using their skills to discuss and analyse real life artefacts.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We will be welcoming <strong>four Post Graduate Students from the University of Cumbria</strong> into school at the end of the week. The students will be visiting school for four weeks and they will be supporting across school. I know that all staff, children and parents will make them very welcome.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Currently we share an <strong>After School Club with Stoneraise School</strong>, a few parents have asked for the details to be clarified.</p> <ul> <li>Bookings for the After-school club at Stoneraise must be booked with Stoneraise school directly- The after school club costs &pound;2.</li> <li>Wreay School organises the taxi to transport children from Wreay to Stoneraise.</li> <li>We use City Taxis who collect children at 3.30pm, drivers and escorts have a CRB check carried out by their company.</li> <li>The cost of the taxi (since January 2016) is shared between the children in it. The costs vary from <strong>&pound;5</strong> per trip if a number of children are in the taxi to <strong>&pound;10</strong> a trip if only two children are in the taxi.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>PE- Spring Term 2016.</u></strong></p> <p>Year 2 will have their PE sessions with Mr Blake on a Monday morning, please can Year 2 children come into school wearing their PE kits.</p> <p>Year 5 and 6 PE lessons will take place on a Tuesday afternoon with Mr Blake this term, cross country and dance and drama will be the main focus of the lessons.</p> <p>Year 3 and 4 PE will take place on a Thursday afternoon with Mr Blake at the village hall.</p> <p>Reception and Key Stage 1 PE lessons will take place on a Tuesday afternoon with Miss Ray and Mr Bone.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>PE KIT:</u></strong></p> <p>The PE Kit consists of</p> <ul> <li>A red or white polo or t-shirt (in addition to the one they are wearing that day)</li> <li>Red or black shorts.</li> </ul> <p>In the colder months, warm additional clothing must be worn. This should consist of black, red or grey jogging tops and bottoms. These are widely available at little cost compared to branded sports clothing. Trainers suitable for physical activity should also be worn. Plimsolls are not suitable for outside use, and offer little support or stability inside, so are not recommended. Please ensure that all clothes are labelled with your child&rsquo;s name as this will save you money and time replacing items.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Music Lessons.</u></strong></p> <p>Music will take place on place on the following sessions for each class:</p> <p>Reception on a Friday morning.</p> <p>Key Stage 1 on a Friday morning.</p> <p>Key Stage 2 on a Friday afternoon.</p> <p>Choir practice Friday 2.15-2.45pm.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Mrs Wadeson teaches key board lessons on a Thursday morning.</p> <p>Mr Jervis teaches guitar on a Thursday morning. (There is still a few places left in the guitar sessions)</p> <p>All of the children in Key Stage 2 are currently practising for the Easter concert.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Severe Weather:</u></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;I thought I would confirm the schools procedure if the school were to close:</p> <p>Any decision to close the school will be made as soon as possible.</p> <p>If bad weather occurs during the school day, obviously school will be able to contact you directly to collect your child.</p> <p>If however, bad weather happens overnight, we will send a text to your mobile and inform Radio Cumbria who will play the information during their morning programme.</p> <p>Please ensure that we have up to date information at all times regarding emergency contact numbers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>School Attendance:</u></strong></p> <p>If your child is unable to attend school due to illness or any other circumstances, would you please ensure that you notify the school of the absence between the times of 8.30 am &ndash;9 am.</p> <p>In the event your child is not in school and no communication has been received, the school will telephone you to check as to the reason for the absence.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Road Safety:</u></strong></p> <p>We request that parents/guardians do not to park on the yellow zig zag lines or pavement when dropping your child (ren) off at school. (This is causing a health and safety issue for school.)</p> <p>I appreciate parking can be difficult, but the village hall car park is always available for parents to park.</p> <p>I am receiving many complaints from parents about this matter and it is causing tension amongst parents at the school gates.</p> <p>Mr Blake is waiting for a response from Cumbria Police regarding traffic issues.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Year 6 SAT preparation.</u></strong></p> <p>Year 6 children are busy with SAT prep on a Monday morning with Mrs Mapp.</p> <p>&nbsp;I would ask that parents are mindful that revision is on a Monday morning and we would appreciate a full attendance in Year 6.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Mrs Hyland-(Dyslexic Co-ordinator)</u></strong></p> <p>Mrs Hyland has a new role in school throughout the afternoons as dyslexic co-ordinator. (All staff have been trained in the teaching of pupils with dyslexia.)</p> <p>At school we use the LEXIA computer programme, spelling and memory games with the children.</p> <p>If you have any concerns that your child may be dyslexic please speak to Mrs Hyland.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Ms Griffiths (Early Help Co-ordinator)</u></strong></p> <p>Miss Griffiths has increased her role in school to include Special Educational Needs and Early Help. The Early Help system in Cumbria is for children who have additional needs either academic, personal, emotional, social, attendance, welfare or medical. If you think that your child could benefit from an Early Help referral please speak to Miss Griffiths.</p> <p>Mr Blake is our school&rsquo;s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENco) and is always available to answer any questions that you may have.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Artist in Residence.</u></strong></p> <p>This term we have Alex Jakob- Whitworth working in school to undertake an art project with Year 5 based on the topic Egypt.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Dates for your Diary:</u></strong></p> <p>Please find information regarding the spring and summer term 2016.</p> <ul> <li><strong>27<sup>th</sup> January &ndash; Key Stage 2 visit to the Great North Museum.</strong></li> <li><strong>1<sup>st</sup> February- Key Stage 2 Cross Country competition Caldew School.</strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>12<sup>th</sup> February- School closes for half term.</strong></li> <li><strong>2<sup>nd</sup> March Parent Evening 4-6.30pm.</strong></li> <li><strong>17<sup>th</sup> March- Puppet Show for Reception and Key Stage 1 in Assembly</strong></li> <li><strong>23<sup>rd</sup> March Easter Concert (Reception and Key Stage 1) 2pm at St Mary&rsquo;s Church.</strong></li> <li><strong>24<sup>th</sup> March Easter Concert (Key Stage 2) 2pm at St Mary&rsquo;s Church.</strong></li> <li><strong>24<sup>th</sup> March School Closes for Easter Holidays.</strong></li> <li><strong>11<sup>th</sup> April School reopens after Easter Holidays.</strong></li> <li><strong>12<sup>th</sup> April- Maths Enhancement for Year 5 group at Caldew School.</strong></li> <li><strong>9<sup>th</sup> May- Year 6 SAT week.</strong></li> <li><strong>13<sup>th</sup> June &ndash; Phonic Screening Test for Year 1.</strong></li> <li><strong>16<sup>th</sup> June Year 6- Leaver Service at the Cathedral. (Afternoon)</strong></li> <li><strong>17<sup>th</sup> June Sports Day- Village Hall field from 1.30pm.</strong></li> <li><strong>20<sup>th</sup> June- Health Week. (Whole School)</strong></li> <li><strong>28<sup>th</sup> June- Year 5 Science Day Caldew School.</strong></li> <li><strong>1<sup>st</sup> July Reception and Key Stage 1 reports out to parents.</strong></li> <li><strong>4<sup>th</sup> July- Secondary pupils transfer day to new secondary school</strong></li> <li><strong>7<sup>th</sup> July- Enterprise Day Year 5 Caldew School.</strong></li> <li><strong>8<sup>th</sup> July Key Stage 2 reports out to parents.</strong></li> <li><strong>13<sup>th</sup> July Informal Parent Evening 4-6pm.</strong></li> <li><strong>15<sup>th</sup> July Summer Concert. (Whole School)</strong></li> <li><strong>Thursday 21<sup>st</sup> July School Closes for summer holidays.</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>(The PTA face-book page has the dates of school activities)</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As always please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, queries or concerns.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>With kind regards.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Mrs Render.</p> <p>Head teacher.</p> http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/events/spring(1).jpgFri, 22 Jan 2016 16:25:24 GMTNew Website!http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-01-new-websitehttp://www.wreayschool.co.uk/news/latest/2016-02-01-new-website<p>Wreay C of E Primary School are delighted to reveal our brand new website! In conjunction with our new web development parners, Schudio, we look forward to bringing you all the latest goings on in school and creating ever closer communicative links between parents, school and the wider community.</p> http://www.wreayschool.co.uk/images/menu/DSC_6081(1).JPGMon, 18 Jan 2016 22:33:16 GMT