Copeland Road have been crowned champions of the Bishop Auckland Winter League at St John’s Secondary School. This happened after winning 9 and only losing 2. The team lost their first 2 games on the first week and then went on to win 9 in a row! The team displayed great resilience throughout. A huge well done to everyone involved! Team captain Bradley commented ‘Having to watch the last game which would decide our position made the whole team nervous. It was very tense!’ Team player Zack said ‘I was praying we would win, because I knew how close the top 4 were!’
Friday 16th November 2018 was Children in Need so Class 5 had over 150 cakes to decorate! The Pudsey colouring competition had lots of entries, so it was hard to choose the winners. I’m sure you can see from the photos that the winning designs were superb. Well done! A wonderful week in school with our work on Anti-Bullying and the theme ‘Respect’ and as an added bonus we raised £260.89 for Children in Need. Thank you to everyone for your support!
All classes have been doing lots of work about Anti-Bullying and they shared this in a special whole school assembly. There were some great poems and lots of brilliant discussions. We had a famous gatecrasher in our assembly – Pudsey! He was very impressed by all of the hard work and enjoyed listening to what had been happening.
‘The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. The regulation will fundamentally reshape the way in which data is handled across every sector, from healthcare to banking and beyond.’ https:/eugdpr.org
Inline with the new GDPR regulations we thought it was important for the children from across Key Stage 2 to be made aware of the data we hold about them and why it is needed. The children found the information useful and it has prompted them to start thinking about keeping their personal information secure outside of school.
The children from across the school had a fantastic time on Monday 12th November 2018 taking part in story telling workshops. The sessions were with Chris Bostock and were aimed at engaging children to listen and to re-tell stories. An additional after school session for children and parents’ was a huge success and enjoyed by all.
The children from across the school had a fantastic time at the Fancy Dress Disco. The children enjoyed dancing and eating their hot dogs. Well done to the winners from each class, it was difficult picking a winner when everyone looked so good! A huge thank you to everyone for making such a fantastic effort with costumes.
The children from across the school enjoyed a performance by Artefact Theatre on Monday 29th October 2018. The show was based around two children (puppets) researching into their past and discovering they had relatives who had been involved in WW1, as a soldier and a nurse. The fun, interactive performance showcased the sacrifices made by men and women in WW1 but also how love and hope were ever present. The children really enjoyed it, especially having the chance to dress up in some of the costumes.
Most recent parent survey for our school – thank you to everyone who responded.