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May 2019 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to our summer term at St Cuthbert’s. With only 3 weeks to go until half term its action packed as usual. This term we are focusing on the importance of fitness in keeping a healthy mind and body. We are encouraging children and parents to become more active. Try a walk to school or a walk home or an evening walk each day. There are lots of local clubs for your children to join. Please see Mrs Smith for details of local sports clubs.

Staffing news

As you may be aware Mrs Maw (Y6 class teacher) will be leaving us temporarily on 24th May to have her baby. We hope it all goes well and wish her every blessing for the forthcoming birth. Miss Swain will be joining us from 3rd June and will be teaching our current Y6 until the end of the year and also teaching Y6 next year. We look forward to welcoming her.

Sports News

Well done to our y5/6 football team who won the Hartlepool town cup last Wednesday at HUFC. They played against Sacred Heart School and won 3-0. We are extremely proud of all their efforts and sportsmanship. Well done everyone it’s a great achievement and thank you Mr Williamson.

Fitness term

Each Friday the children can wear sports clothes for Fitness Friday and complete a weekly challenge including a weekly mile. Our ‘wake up shake up’ sessions will begin again so please join in! We are also collecting photos of your children doing fitness activities so please send in.

Sports Day

This year our sports day will be held at Brierton sports centre on Friday 24th May. This will be held instead of our usual sports day on the field and parents are very welcome to come along and watch. Mrs Colley, Mrs Bray, Mrs Flounders and Reception classes will attend in the morning 9.30-12 and Mrs Craig, Mr Tennant, Miss Wilde and Y6 classes will attend on the afternoon 1-3pm. We hope that you can join us.


We have discos booked for fundraising on Wednesday 22nd KS2 and Thursday 23rd May for KS1 classes. (Mrs Colley class may come to either) tickets are on sale priced at £2.

Nursery Closure

Nursery will be closed on Thursday 23rd May all day due to European elections. Nursery will be used as a polling station. Miss Wilson will be available for parent meetings for those who arrange an appointment. If this is not convenient please see Miss Wilson to arrange an alternative date.

Youth Village parish retreat

Our yearly Youth Village parish retreat will be held on Friday 18th October to Sunday 20th October. This is a spiritual retreat with other schools across our parish. Please see Mrs Smith for details.

SATs – statutory assessment tests

Our Y6 and Y2 children will take tests during May. The Y6 tests take place from 13th to 17th May and are administered under test conditions. The Y2 children will have their tests throughout May in more informal conditions. Parents will receive the outcomes to tests will their class report in July. Please see your class teacher if you have any questions or queries.

School Governors for St Cuthbert’s

Just a reminder of names and huge thanks to our Governing body who do a great job helping to challenge, advise and ensure the school is constantly improving.

Chair of Governors – Karen Merifield

Vice Chair – Catherine Jordison

Parish Priest – Father Jim Angus

Foundation Governor – Jill Ord

Foundation Gov – Nick Mackenzie

Foundation Gov – Vicky Parker

LA Governor – Louise Robson

Foundation Gov – Katie Armstrong

Staff Governor – Mr Tennant

Parent Governors – Kirsty Hall and Amy Jorgeson

Dates for Diaries

21st May – Mrs Flounders Class Assembly

Disco –KS2 –Wednesday 22nd May 5-6.30pm

Disco- Ks1/EY – Thursday 23rd May 5-6.30pm

24th May - Sports day at Brierton – ALL CLASSES am or pm – parents are very welcome to come and watch.

We finish school for half term on Friday 24th May and return on Monday 3rd June. The 6 week break begins on Friday 19th July.

Kindest regards

Mrs Joanne Wilson

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