We are Artsmark Gold

ARTSMARKGOLD_RGBWe are delighted to announce that Chanty and Newminster have been awarded Artsmark Gold.

Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme to enable schools to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision.

We have been awarded Artsmark Gold as we offer a well planned, quality arts education, that supports the cultural development of all students.

The accreditation lasts until July 2017.

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated ReaderYear 5 have now completed their first half-term of Accelerated Reader.

At the end of the half term, it was 5J who had passed the most quizzes and they were rewarded with a special breakfast of croissants and juice which they thought was “amazing” and “awesome”.

There were also some individual prizes for children who had achieved 100% in a quiz and were entered into a raffle.  These were the winners:

  • Christopher Johnstone, 5J
  • Ellen Davison, 5J
  • Chloe Robinson, 5J
  • Ruby Gerrard, 5S
  • Tom Robson, 5S
  • Megan Macinnes, 5S
  • Ami-Jane Green, 5B
  • Alice Heaton, 5B
  • Matthew Walton, 5B
  • Louie Gourlay, 5D
  • Karun Kahlon, 5D
  • Noah Ions, 5D

Congratulations to all of Year 5 who have been reading very hard.  There are more prizes to be won at the end of this half term!


Book Fair 2015

travelling-booksWe’d like to remind you that our annual Book Fair will be held in the school library from Monday 2 March to Friday 6 March.

On Tuesday 3rd, the Fair will stay open until 4:30pm to enable those of you who collect your children from school to view the books, if you’d like to. It would be lovely to see you!

All children will have the opportunity of visiting the Fair where they can purchase from an exciting range of books and items of stationery.

We strongly recommend a visit to their website, www.travellingbooks.co.uk, which describes in detail all the books on sale.

New Chair of the Board of Directors

Photo by Peter McCartney - Morpeth HeraldWe are delighted to announce Paul Carvin as the new Chair of the Board of Directors.

After 10 years as Chair of Governors at KEVI and then Chair of the Board of Directors for The Three Rivers Learning Trust, Roger Vaughan is stepping down from his role.

Paul Carvin will take over with immediate affect, while Roger will stay as a member of the Board.

Read an interview with Roger and Paul in the Morpeth Herald.

Photo by Peter McCartney, Morpeth Herald.

English workbooks for sale

Grammar booksWe have Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling books available for Year 5 and 6 students to buy.

They are ideal for following up work done in English lessons and practising skills at home.

They cost only  £1.60 and should be bought with cash from form teachers and English teachers.

Grammar book 1 is for Year 5 and Grammar book 2 for Year 6.

Enterprise Day

SDC12287Enterprise day was on 6th February 2015

The theme of our enterprise day this year was  ‘My teacher is a vampire’ .

Students had the opportunity to work in vertical house groups with year five, six, seven and eight working in teams to tackle the challenge of marketing and designing books.

The activity was  run in collaboration  with Northumberland education business partnership and local Business ambassadors who  helped to run the session.

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County Indoor Athletics

Boys athleticsWell done to our U12s and U13s boys teams who qualified and recently took part in the County Indoor athletics event at Morpeth Leisure Centre on Friday.

The lads performed with fantastic determination and attitude and both teams finished with very respectable Silver medals.

The U13s team were just pipped to Gold by only 2 points.