Now is the perfect time for pre-school and reception parents to have a look at your child’s Tapestry online learning journal. I’m sure your children would love to look back on what they have been doing with their school friends. Please feel free to add likes and comments. Also we would love to see what you are doing at home, you can add your own pictures and comments to their journal. ... See MoreSee Less
Competition time! 🎨🖌✏️🖍CALLING all children (and parents!) The Herald is running an art competition for primary school aged children — with the best entries being published in the paper on 4th and 11th April. As well as having their picture published, the best overall entry (judged by the Herald team) will receive a £20 book token. Draw or paint a fantastic picture on the subject “A new kind of animal” or “Machines which help us”. We are looking for style and imagination and the child’s age will be taken into account. Entries, including the name and age of the child and contact details, can be posted to The Herald, 14 King Street, Penrith, CA11 7AH, or a photo of the picture sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org #staysafe #getcreative #inittogether ... See MoreSee Less
There will be provisions on Monday for the children of key workers only. Please read the paragraph below carefully.
"Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed in the letter attached, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children can attend school from on Monday. If parents think they fall within the critical categories below they should confirm with their employer"
It would be helpful to let us know if you consider that you will NEED to send your child to a school on Monday- please ring or email the school office to let us know immediately. Keyworkers will need to bring proof of employment with you when you arrive at the designated school on Monday.
Once we have a clear idea of who needs support, we will contact you to inform you which school to attend. In the following few days we will be moving to the HUB model and children may be cared for at another local school. If you can make other arrangements until this point, it would be very helpful.
The latest news on Coronavirus has been sent out today to all parents/carers - please check your emails if you haven't seen it. Thank you for your continued support and look out for others in the local community. We will continue to send regular updates as we find out more. ... See MoreSee Less
As today is World Book Day, we spent the morning at Crosby Ravensworth School. The children had the chance to listen to the first Laureate storyteller, Taffy Thomas. He told amazing stories from all over the world.You can find out more about him and stories here: www.taffythomas.co.uk/ All the children also came dressed as a character from their favourite book. Here are a few examples... ... See MoreSee Less
This morning, Helen Starr came into school to speak to the children about her next visit (a couple of weeks away) to a school in The Gambia. We have supported this school before, with the school council raising money for the children there to go on a school trip. This time, Helen is hoping to take lots of equipment for first aid kits and wondered if any parents would like to donate some items. In particular, plasters, antiseptic wipes and bandages etc. would be greatly appreciated. We will have a box outside the school office, which you can put your donations in. These are small little things but will make a real difference to health of the children at the school. ... See MoreSee Less
The Friends of Temple Sowerby School have organised an Auction of Promises to be held at the Village Hall on Friday 24th April at 6.00pm. Please come along and support this event. There will be a licensed bar and all monies raised will be used to buy new resources to support the school. More details of the promises will be sent out nearer the time. ... See MoreSee Less
In school today, we have launched 'Numbots', an online game from the creators of Times Tables Rock Stars, which is aimed at boosting children's addition and subtraction skills.
Studies have shown that playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in maths so we are excited by the impact NumBots will have.
The children have already logged on and had a go. The game can be accessed online from home using an IPad or laptop so please encourage them to keep practising. The user names and passwords are the same as for TT Rock Stars so many children may already know them. However, we will be sending written copies of these out next week. In the meantime, here are a few images of what we've been up to. ... See MoreSee Less