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- Although times are a little different, we hope that you are managing to have a wonderful summer with your families.
- As we continue to see an increase in screen time and internet usage, the government have updated their guidance to support parents/carers whilst keeping children safe online. Please see the link below to access this document.
- Please see below step by step process on how a payer can withdraw their funds from their Parentpay account.
World Book day
Holocaust Memorial Day
Four of our Year 6 children were incredibly lucky to be able to meet a Holocaust survivor at another Durham School. The children had the chance to learn history through a primary source and hear the life events of Sigi. We have been given a copy of Sigi's book which has been written especially for children. Class 12 are now enjoying reading this book as their class novel.
We have been to the theatre! Oh yes we have!
Thanks to the PTA's tireless work and the generosity of our families, we have all been to see a fabulous pantomime free of charge! The children all had a fantastic time; they were a fabulous audience. As a staff we were incredibly proud of the high standards of behaviour and the beautiful manners whilst they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
The pantomime, The Ice Queen, was performed at the fully working theatre at East Durham College and we were most impressed by the professional show.
Christmas Shopping Night
This was a lovely community event organised by Miss Dent and our PTA. They did a fantastic job - we had stalls from far and wide, offering a variety of festive items and beautiful gifts. Many of the stalls sold hand-made items, including our very enterprising Year 5 & 6 pupils. We also enjoyed Christmas entertainment from our newly formed choir and Chantelle Knox School of Dance. It was very well attended by school families as well as members of the community and the atmosphere was lovely. Look out for this festive event next year!
Fifteen children from Year 1 and 2 took part in a carousel of different gymnastic activities at South Durham Gymnastics Club. They also had the opportunity to perform dance with the Joanne Banks Dance Academy. They thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon as you can see by the pictures!
We would like to say a huge thank you to the Friends of Coxhoe Primary School for the fabulous Halloween Disco. The children really enjoyed dancing and all of the fun activities. They absolutely loved getting dressed up too - what fantastic costumes!
On Thursday 17th October we had this school year's first whole school book swap and it was a fabulous success! Many children donated books which they had read and picked up new ones - sparking their interest and imagination. What a great way to ensure that our children have new books to read and enjoy without having to spend any money. A big THANK YOU to all the children who donated their books so that they can be enjoyed again. Our next book swap will take place in November.
We are very proud of the contribution we have made to Durham Food Bank at our Harvest Festival. Our families have donated very generously and it certainly took some time to load up the van!
The celebration event at St Mary's church was beautiful. The children reminded us all that it is important to be thankful with a lovely variety of poems and songs. We are certainly thankful as a school that we are able to share these events with parents and other family members. We would also like to say thank you again to St Mary's church for their warm welcome and to Mrs Heslop for her super storytelling.
MacMillan Coffee Afternoon
This was a lovely way to welcome families back after the summer holidays. it was really nice to welcome families into school to enjoy cake and a cuppa. Some enjoyed this with their children after school and some even enjoyed a piece with some peace and quiet before they picked up their children. The atmosphere in the hall was warm and friendly - just like our families. We are proud to say that we raised almost £600 for this amazing charity.
Spitfire Salutes Coxhoe Primary School
A former pupil of Coxhoe Primary School enjoyed a Spitfire flight today and shared his fun with our children. Geoff, at 81 years old, wanted to see his past from the air. The children were delighted and waved enthusiastically. We are looking forward to his visit into school tomorrow to find out more about our school in the past.
We were delighted to welcome a fire crew from our local station in Spennymoor this week. They talked to us all about the risks and the serious consequences of setting small fires on grass or in bins. They told us all about the wide range of work they do and the career opportunities for all.
Exploring the fire engine was great fun too!
Summer Fair 2019
We would like to say a huge thank you to our wonderful PTA, Friends of Coxhoe Primary School, who put on a fantastic summer fair again this year. It was a lovely family event with something to offer everyone. We raised almost £2000 over the Sports Day and Summer Fair.
We would also like to take the opportunity to thank the Fire Service, Jet and Ben with their helper and GT Group Peterlee Brass Band for their contribution too. The Music certainly added to the atmosphere and the children were fascinated by the emergency services.
The Sage performance
Wow! What a fantastic experience we have had performing at the Sage! We were chosen to represent all of Durham at the NE Hub Gala. We sang and signed 'Bringing Us Together', played the recorder to 'Hands, Feet and Heart' and finished by singing 'This Is Me'. We thoroughly enjoyed showcasing our talents in front of such a large audience.
The fun did not end there because we made the most out of our visit to Gateshead! We enjoyed some time playing cooperation games, a packed tea, crossed the Millennium Bridge and even an ice cream by the river!
Many of our Year 6 children have recently enjoyed a fun-filled residential visit to Weardale House. they have laughed, climbed, waded, crawled, cried, challenged themselves, sang...
Most importantly, they have developed life skills and created life-long memories.
Some of the exciting activities include rock climbing, mining, canoeing, river walking, high ropes and scavenger hunts.
High School Musical
Wow! What an amazing performance!
Over 50 Key stage 2 children, attended after school rehearsals to get ready for a show stopping performance of High School Musical Junior!
We were lucky enough to act, sing and dance on Whitworth Park's sensational stage to over 400 people!
Some of our very talented choir visited West Cornforth Nursing home to perform a selection of songs.
We enjoyed spending time with the residents, especially when having cupcakes and juice. We look forward to visiting again!