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


Y6 – World War 2 Projects

The Y6 children had 3 weeks to produce a project about World War 2. We had models, food, artefacts and computing. They thoroughly enjoyed it and have been totally ‘hooked’ by the topic. Well done Y6

Year Five welcomed Father Jeremiah, a Benedictine monk, from St.Vincent Arch Abbey, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, yesterday afternoon.His visit coincided with their current R.E topic of Northern Saints. He talked to the children about how Christianity returned to Northumbrian Britain in the early 7th century, when King Oswald regained his sub-kingdoms of Bernicia and Deira now known as Northumbria, establishing his church at Bamburgh with missionary monks from Iona.

He discussed monastic life in the early years and how it compares to present day. He told them that there have been many changes but Monastries remain as Centres for learning.

The children asked many questions and learned lots of facts about Monks and their everyday lives.

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Year 4 WeDo!

Year 4 CH had a fantastic afternoon starting their new coding topic, Lego Wedo.

Their first challenge was to work as a team to follow the instructions to make the model. They then had to work out how to make the birds dance in different ways. We had some interesting moves on the dancefloor!


Year 4’s Amazing Athletes!

Year four had a smashing start to our week on Tuesday 2nd May. We all walked to Hebburn Comprehensive School to compete in an athletics competition between groups from Toner Avenue and Bedeburn.

Children took part in track and field events, including Speed Bounce, Standing Long Jump, 5 Bounding Strides and Obstacle Relay.

Andrea, from the Sports Development Team, was proud of all the children who took part. She instructed both of our year four classes over the spring term and said that this was the only tournament where the children really applied the skills they learned in the competition.

Each team pulled together and it was obvious that every single child gave 100% effort. The competition was tight and we eagerly await the overall results. Watch this space …DSCN2569 DSCN2567 DSCN2566 DSCN2564 DSCN2562 DSCN2561 DSCN2559 DSCN2551 DSCN2549 DSCN2542 DSCN2538 DSCN2530 DSCN2525 DSCN2520

Y5 and Y6 Gymnastics Festival

Twelve children, six from both Year 5 and Year 6, competed against other schools from South Tyneside in a gymnastics festival at Temple Park. They were selected by the coach, who had been teaching both year groups throughout the Spring Term. The children had to perform a gymnastics routine that consisted of a round-off, scale balance – which they had to hold for a minimum of three seconds, a backward roll into straddle stand, a half turn, two cartwheels and a choice of completing the routine with either the splits or a bridge.

Whilst waiting to perform their routine they had an exciting time bouncing on the trampolines and performing somersaults.

Once again the children were a credit to Toner Avenue School, showing great sportsmanship and manners.

Well done to Karl, Abigale, Ellen, Jack, Lei, Chelsey, Ruby, Owen, Emily, Alysha, Maddison and Ellie.