Thank you to everyone who donated to Hebburn Helps! It is greatly appreciated and, as a school, we have managed to collect lots of supplies to help our community.
Have a lovely half term break!
Can you help?
As the new year begins, we are making essential changes to our school Nurture Room. Our ELSA staff have been working tirelessly to create a calming, homely environment to create a safe space for our children.
We are looking for a fish tank (with equipment if possible) to help bring all areas of the space together. If you are able to help, please contact the office so we can arrange collection/drop off and quarantine time.
We are so excited for you to see our new-look Nurture Room so keep an eye out for a post in the coming weeks with all the fantastic things we have to show.
Each week we will be celebrating some fantastic pieces of work from the pupils of Toner Avenue Primary School and this week it is the turn of our oldest children, Year 6.
Our topic this term is the Titanic and we have been creating some amazing, descriptive pieces of writing and some brilliant sketches in art.
We are currently reading Titanic (Survivor) by Stephen Davies which has definitely caught our attention and helped influence our writing this week. We can’t wait to find out more about Jimmy and Omar’s journey on that infamous ship.
Well done Year 6 for producing some wonderful examples of work this week. Keep up the hard work!
We are so excited to announce our new breakfast provision will start on Monday 14th September!!
We are so lucky to be part of the National School Breakfast Provision that ensures every child is entitled to a breakfast bagel. If you would like further information, please click here.
Taste Test Success!!
As part of the National School Breakfast Program we taste tested our brand new bagels! They went down an absolute storm as you can see in these pictures! We can’t wait to get the scheme up and running in September. Our second taste test will be Wednesday with the children in our part time bubbles!
Did you know that every child will be able to have a bagel at school in class in September?
“What is Low Mood?
Anyone can get Low Mood. It is the most common psychological problem. It varies from person to person and stressful or difficult things can trigger it or it can seemingly come out of nowhere. We all feel sad from time to time but usually the feeling passes. With Low Mood, these feelings of sadness just seem to go on and on and it’s hard to see a way to feel happy again.”
Today we have received these wonderful documents from IHeartCBT to help support children during this period of uncertainty. These documents can help identify feelings and offers activities to support children who may be struggling with Low Mood. There are 3 sessions to be completed over 4 weeks.
Today would have seen the start of your Sat’s week and while some Year 6’s are jumping for joy that the tests are no longer going ahead, some of you will be disappointed that all your hard work will not be recognised. We all know how hard you have worked towards your goals this year. We want you to know how proud we are of every single one of you. So, today we are setting a different challenge. We want you to show off your talents, all the things that Sat’s don’t recognise. We want everyone to know the Year 6’s that we miss so much!
As our school is a member of the Jasmine Platform, we have been given free access for parents to use at home with the kids. Keeping a healthy body and mind will be really important during the current climate.
real PE at home – online learning resources
real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.
It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes (starting from next week) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.
There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical well-being but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access real PE at home:
It would be great if you and your family share your thoughts and videos through our social media platforms.
Today has been hard for us all, we have shared tears, laughter & memories. They’ve just been an absolute pleasure & our school will feel very empty without them.
On behalf of all the staff who have worked with your children, here is a short letter I shared with Y6 today to try and sum up how we all feel:
Take care everyone & thank you for the support you have showed us at this time.