Cheerleading Champs!!!

On Friday 15th December all of Year 3 and the After School Club went to Monkton Stadium to compete in a Cheerleading Festival.

There was an array of activities including some apparatus, designing a cheer-poster and a long inflatable track to bounce on. These activities were in addition to practising our cheerleading routines.

In the afternoon, we had one last practise before the parents were allowed to watch the routines.

The winners of the cheer-award were Y3RK and the trophy now sits pride of place in the trophy cabinet in reception.

A great time was had by everyone and we would like to thank Kimberley for all of her hard work.

Eco Committee

A big thank you to all of our new Eco Committee members for their help this lunchtime!

We have been busy setting up an experiment on air pollution, we were sent some very special test tubes which will measure the air pollution in our area. The test tubes will collect air samples and they will then be sent away to be analysed.  We will find out the results of the experiment in the new year, hopefully we will have a good result & Toner Avenue will have a low air pollution count.

Just a polite reminder- if you see the test tubes attached to the fence, please do not play with them as we may not get an accurate result!

Many thanks,

Miss Feeney & Miss Jones.

Marvellous Creations in Year 5!

Today Year 5 have been busy making some Willy Wonka style biscuits!

We are currently enjoying reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and hearing all about the marvellous chocolate inventor, Mr Wonka. Over the week we have designed our own treats with special characteristics, such as colour changing biscuits. We then went on to write some fantastic descriptions of our designs, and designed some eye catching packaging to try and sell our product.

We had a great time making our creations and we are now feeling prepared to get writing in the style of Roald Dahl.

Lucy & Jordan busy layering up their creations!

Look at the concentration on Jackson’s face!

A very chocolatey looking creation from Lewis.

A fruity looking creation by Kate!

Jack looks very proud of his masterpiece.

Emma sneaking a taste of the ingredients!

Alfie can’t wait to dig in to his Wonka creation!

Illisa’s wonderful creation.

A great time had by all!

SATs meeting

To all Year 6 parents and guardians, we will be holding a, short, meeting on Thursday 2nd November at 3:30 in the year 6  classroom. The meeting will include the dates of the tests as well as some sample test material and questions. We look forward to seeing you.

Welcome to year 4!

Dear year4 parents/carers,

We have had a very busy start to year 4 but the children have settled in and are enjoying their time in school! Please find some information about year 4 below:

  • Our PE day for Y4BB this term is a Tuesday. Please ensure your child has full kit (T-shirt, black shorts and plimsolls/trainers) which should remain in school until the end of half term. I would also recommend your child brings an outdoor PE kit (jacket and tracksuit bottoms) approaching the autumn and winter. If your child does not have full kit, they cannot participate in PE lessons. Swimming will take place for Y4FD on a Thursday this term and a full swimming kit is needed.
  • Homework will be handed out as and when we feel it is appropriate. Spellings will be handed out on a Monday to be tested the following Monday. All children in year 4 are expected to know all of their times tables up to 12×12 by the end of the academic year. Times table will be given out on a Wednesday to be tested the following Wednesday. Please help your child in practicing and remembering all multiplication tables and spellings.
  • Purple home school contact books must be brought into school every single day. Spellings and homework will be outlined in this book. A comment about your child’s reading should also be recorded in this book with a signature.
  • Children are expected to change their library books independently when needed- any day is appropriate.
  • This year the children will explore a range of topics as part of geography and history, beginning with the Anglo Saxons and Celts followed by The Yellow Stone National Park and the Egyptians in the summer term.

Please remember if you have any worries, concerns or want to share some good news from home, the door is always open to arrange to meet with us!

Thank you again for all your support

Miss Bainbridge and Miss Dobbin.



Welcome to Year 6!!

Hello from Mr. Scott and Mrs. McBarron (the year 6 team)

We hope you are all ready and looking forward to your last year at Toner Avenue! We have a very busy year ahead, with lots of challenges and rewards.


P.E. kits are need for Tuesday – Playground Leader Training

Swimming kits are needed for Wednesday – Brinkburn baths (The session finishes at 3 pm so we may be back at school a few minutes late depending on traffic)

Theatre Royal visit Friday 22nd September. ( As we are returning from Newcastle we will be back at school a few minutes late )

R.A.P. event – Monday 9th October South Shields Fire Station  (The session finishes at 3 pm so we may be back at school a few minuted late depending on traffic)

(Aren’t we busy already!!)

As well as concentrating on our Maths and English in preparation for the National test in May we also study different topics each term.

Our topic this term is World War 2, if any family members have any memorabilia, artefacts, pictures, etc linked to the topic we would love to see them and add them to our display.

We are also hoping to get a regular link to Hebburn Comp to further develop the children’s computing and media skills. (fingers crossed!)

Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to a great year.

The Year 6 Team