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Welcome back to school.  We have many exciting things to look forward to this term. Parent/Carer consultations will take place on 24th and 26th February where you will have the opportunity to share your child's work and meet the class teacher to be updated on progress and achievements.  


There is a change to the school menu on Thursday 16th January - The school meals service will be running a special "Under the Sea" promotion.  The menu will be Bottom of the Sea Burger (chicken grill) or Sausage Submarines (Sausages in a Sub) or Ocean Fillet (Fish Fillet) served with chips, peas or baked beans.  Star prizes will be offered to the lucky winners of the Golden Ticket who will then enter a prize draw to try and win many prizes the catering department are giving away. 1st prize is £20 voucher for Sunderland Empire Cinema. 

If your child is normally packed lunch and you would like them to have a meal please forward £2.20 into school and inform the office.

Well done to the children above who were presented with a special resilience award and certificate. Each half term children are selected by their class teacher for demonstrating one of our 5R learning power and values of Blackfell Primary School.  Next half term the focus will be on risk-taking and challenging ourselves in many areas of school life.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Guide Dogs UK Headteachers Coffee Afternoon. £135 was raised. The school council baked cakes and helped to support the raffle, quiz and name the dog.  

Well done to Cerys who correctly named the dog.

Children from the School Council helping to bake cakes. 

Lucas and Jack's team won the dog quiz. Thank you for all your donations and continued support.

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our Christmas Community Afternoon.  

The results of the raffle are as follows:

1st - Pink 161- 165

2nd - Pink 126-130

3rd - Yellow 906-910

4th - Pink 591-595

5th - Blue 41-45

6th - Pink 546-550

7th - Pink 746-750

8th - Yellow 961-965

9th - Pink 541 - 545

10th Blue 586-590


Christmas Tree Cake raffle - Yellow 606-610

Staff Hamper Orange 26-30

Weight of cake - won by Alecia Johnson

Sweets in Jar - won by Charlie McGovern

Name of the Bear  - Snowy


All prizes can be collected from the school office.  

Year 6 have arrived at Robinwood in Alston for their residential visit.  We look forward to hearing about their adventures and stories. 

Recent illness in school

Due to an increased number of children attending our school who have reported illness with symptoms including fever, cough, nausea and vomiting, we have contacted Public Health England as a precautionary measure. We have issued parents/carers with information provided by the North East Health Protection Team with advice about these illnesses.

Your child should not attend school if they have symptoms of flu and should only return once they have recovered.

The spread of most infectious illnesses is reduced through good hygiene. At school, we encourage all children to wash their hands frequently with warm water and soap, particularly after using the toilet, after using a tissue to catch a cough or sneeze, and before eating. In addition we have many hand sanitisers around the school building for staff, children and visitors to use.

We have postponed our planned coffee afternoon on Friday 22nd November 2019 as a precaution to not have large numbers of family members in the school building.

School is open as usual for those children well enough to attend. Please ensure children only return to school  when they are fully fit to stop the spread of any illnesses.

Thank you for your support. 

Please contact school if you have any questions or concerns.

Letter from Public Health England 



Latest Blackfell School Calendar Events

SATS workshop for Year 6 3.30pm20Jan2020

Year 4 class assembly 9.15am29Jan2020

Year 3 c;ass assembly 9.15am05Feb2020

Safer Internet Day11Feb2020

Parent consultations24Feb2020

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Parent consultations 3pm-5.30pm26Feb2020

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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