Welcome to Coxhoe Primary School
At Coxhoe Primary School we believe in the value of every child and adult who enters our doors. By feeling valued and respected, as an individual, we seek to encourage each person to show value and respect towards one another, joining together to build a happy, forward thinking community. We strive to make our school a place where all are encouraged to reach for and achieve their potential, leaving them equipped and empowered for the next stage of their learning journey.
Our school aims to consider the uniqueness and individual needs of its pupils by delivering a broad, balanced differentiated and relevant curriculum.
ETHOS AND VALUES
Each child is considered as a whole person developing skills, concepts and attitudes necessary for the opportunities and experiences of the future. We aim to prepare children to reach their full potential as responsible citizens.
Our school aspires to value everyone associated with it, irrespective of age, position, race, gender, background or ability. We endeavour to motivate, support and inspire personal, spiritual, emotional and educational growth in a safe and secure environment.
We aim to unite, parents, pupils, governors, staff, L.E.A. and the local community, through agreed school policies, which aim to deliver a quality educational service. This partnership has helped us to develop together the following aims for all our pupils:
The curriculum will encourage all pupils to understand, be interested in and show respect to others, whilst also developing their own self esteem.
The curriculum will enable pupils to become literate and numerate, having confidence when communicating, working with and responding to others.
The curriculum will enable pupils to develop analytical problem solving skills.
The curriculum will develop independence in our pupils enabling them to make healthy, safe life choices for themselves and others.
COXHOE PRIMARY CURRICULUM
Thank you to the parents and carers who attended our meeting to introduce the changes to the School Curriculum. These have been made due to the introduction of a new National Curriculum from September 1st 2014. Please find below the information shared during the meeting in the form of a Powerpoint presentation reflecting all subjects taught in the school.
We teach the School Curriculum over a 2 year cycle which ensures that all pupils will cover all aspects of the National Curriculum. For details of individual class Long Term Plans during Cycle A (2014-15) and Cycle B (2015-16) please go to the Key Policies section within the virtual office.
Year 2 - Year 6 Anti- Bullying Theatre Performance
Firehorse Theatre came and performed their fabulous play The B Word. In the play new girl Danni was bullied and the audience was able to see the devastating effect this had on her. The audience were asked to work with Danni to help her stop her bullies.
No one should be bullied. If you are bullied or see someone else being bullied please tell a trusted adult so it can be stopped.
Tell it, share it, stop it!
Remembrance at Coxhoe
Coxhoe Primary Remembrance Day was on Thursday 8th November. The children took part in activities linked to various topics about soldiers. We had an assembly to share what we had learned and show what we had made. We all joined in the 2 minute silence at 11am to remember those who have fought for us.
We are very proud to announce that we raised £900 for MacMillan Cancer support on Friday with a fantastic team effort. Staff children and family members were all star bakers and the selection on offer was mouthwatering.
The staff bake off was most impressive and the judges found it very difficult to select a winner - the four top bakes were almond cupcakes, white chocolate and raspberry brownies, ginger cake and finally 'not just any chocolate cake'!
The children all enjoyed their treats in the morning and we were delighted that so many family members joined us in the afternoon - the hall was buzzing! The warm and friendly atmosphere, the busy sales and tremendous total just go to show what a fabulous school family we are! Many thanks to all involved and a special thank you to PTA volunteers who were able to help on stalls throughout the day.
The raffle was drawn at the end of the event and the prizes can be collected on Monday. Winning numbers will be posted in the community notice board and on the App on Monday.
The SSP Football League concluded on Thursday evening and the final places were decided. Improving with every game, the A team managed 3rd place and the B team came 5th. Both teams will be hoping to carry on their form when both teams take part in the Football Cup next half-term. Well played!
Cross Country Success
A huge well done to all the teams who took part in the Cross country Festival at Ferryhill. There were some outstanding individual and team performances, which helped Coxhoe achieve third place overall. The Year 5/6 Girls' team earned a Bronze medal and the Year 5/6 Boys carried on their league form to take Gold. A special mention to Charlie Daley, Sinead McKay, Henry Ward and Max Brandon for their podium finishes, who along with the Boys team will represent Sedgefield at the County Finals in March. Top job everyone!
The amazing author and storyteller Adam Bushnell visited our school on Monday 17th September. He worked with all of our children across the school in order to inspire them to write about their topics this term. Topics included The Vikings, Stone Age, Magic, Explorers and Superheroes. The children had a great day exploring these topics with Adam as you can see from our photographs!
We are so proud of Sophie Evans this week! She was invited to a presentation in Durham to celebrate winning an OASES competition to design a logo for their campaign to reduce our carbon footprint in schools. She was presented with her design and prize by the mayor of Durham and as you can see she had lots of fun!
SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES can be found in the Recent Letters section of the website. Please check carefully when booking your holiday. Holidays taken during term time are very disruptive for children and research has shown that children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school.
Holidays during term time will only be authorised by the Head Teacher in exceptional circumstance.
Latest School Calendar Events
- Whole School Gymnastic Festival-13Nov2018
1:00 pm - 21 nov, 2:00 pm
- Restaurant Project (Time TBC)22Nov2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Prospective parents information session (Time TBC)27Nov2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Art Day 2 (Christmas themed)30Nov2018
- School Nurse Drop in Sessions03Dec2018
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
- Reception Nativity 2pm11Dec2018
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
- Year 2 Christmas Performance 2pm & 5pm13Dec2018
- Year 1 Christmas Sing-a-long14Dec2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
- Christmas Dinner14Dec2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
- Christmas Jumper Day14Dec2018
Coxhoe Primary School News
- Message from Friends of Coxhoe Primary School
Thank you to families and friends for your continued support.
- Children in Need Day 2018
Children in Need Day is this coming Friday 16th November 2018 and this week our School Council have been putting their heads together to decide on the kind of fundraising activities we would like to take part in this year.
- Madcap Day
Madcap Day is taking place on Thursday 19th July. The children are invited to wear a mad hat and non-uniform on this day.
- Winning raffle ticket numbers
The raffle from the Summer Fayre was drawn at the end of the day yesterday. Please check to see whether one of your numbers was a winner.
- Online Safety: new gaming APP called DOKI DOKI
It has been brought to our attention that a new gaming APP called DOKI DOKI is available to children.
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