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Welcome back Coxhoe, we have missed you all!
- Dear parents/carers, as you are aware, we have been planning a way of celebrating our Year 6 children’s primary school achievements in a socially distanced way and suggested a picnic on our school field.
- 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.
Odd Socks day
Remembrance Sunday 2020
The Parish Council are seeking our support. They normally encourage and welcome the community to come together at the cenotaph to lay their wreathes and remember those that have given their lives in support of our Freedom.
This year - in the light of the current situation and the new restrictions - they are asking people to pay their respects from home.
In support of this, each child in school has made 2 poppies using a variety of techniques/media across the school. They brought one home to display in their window and the other has been sent to the village hall where displays adorn the windows.
Please see our head pupils laying our wreath virtually and listen to one our year 6 pupils read a poignant poem as we remember together as a school family.
In partnership with Coxhoe Parish Council.
European Languages Day
Celebrating the joy of learning different languages.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed a French taster session with Kara from Lingotot. Year 2 were very lucky to enjoy French story time together to end their day too.
Inspiring writing across our school
Adam is a local storyteller and author. He visited our school in September and worked with our children. In UKS2, the children were finding out all about WW1 and WW2; in LKS2 all about the stone age; in Year 2 about animals and conservation; in Year 1 the children were talking about feelings and in Reception the children were were learning all about me. Adam brought in lots of artefacts and in our sessions he showed us how to make our writing more exciting! What a great couple of days - we can't wait to see you next year Adam!
Wow - look at the winner of our Lockdown Science competition!
Lots of hard work went into caring for those beautiful flowers.
How tall do you think they grew?
Exciting activities and events to share
We recently held our our Dance Festival. All the classes had the chance to perform their routine to the rest of the school. The dances were all themed around a topic including Ancient Egypt and Space. There were lots of outstanding individual and team performances.
A huge well done to Class 7 who will go on to represent the school at the Sedgefield SSP Dance Festival.
World Book day
World Book Day took place on Thursday 5thMarch and our children had a great day as you can see from our photographs! They came in to school dressed up as a book character or they designed a t-shirt in the theme of a book or author. We shared our designs and costumes in assembly and gave everyone 'a twirl'.
During the day, we also held our termly book swap, joined in on a ‘Share a Story’ challenge; a ‘Where’s Wally’ challenge and a ‘bunting’ challenge. Some of our entrepreneurs in Year 4 and 5 even made book marks to sell on the day and this proved very popular. What a day!
On the evening before World Book Day, many of our children came back to school in their pyjama's, dressing gowns, slippers and holding their special teddies so that they could listen to their favourite bedtime stories. The children all enjoyed hot chocolate, cookies and stories while the Friends of the School provided teas and coffees for parents in the school hall. The children thoroughly enjoyed the evening and all of our teachers did too!!
Wow - what a successful Number Day we have had! We are so impressed with the effort and enthusiasm shown by the children to support this event. We saw people dressed as calculators, clocks, pie, dice, sudoku and even a connect four game!
All of your kind donations have added up to a huge £194 which has all gone towards the NSPCC charity, so thank you very much!
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.