Sports Days

Our ‘Sports Day’ this year will again consist of our school house teams competing against each other: Maple (red), Oak (blue), Pine (green) and Willow (yellow).  Teams will accumulate points for the different events that they compete in; winning teams from each key stage will be awarded a trophy in our celebration assembly. 

It would be appreciated if parents/carers could ensure that their child is able to wear the correct colour top of their team on the day.  Children will bring home a slip showing which team they are in and the colour needed.

On Tuesday 28th June, we have our ‘Sports Day’ for Nursery starting at 9:15.   Reception and KS1 (Year 1 and Year 2) will start at 1:30 PM lasting approximately an hour.  On Monday 27th June, we have our KS2 sports day starting at 1:30pm

All parents and carers are welcome to attend what is sure to be a fun event. The ‘top gates’ will open from 1:15PM. The children can be collected immediately after the event from regular pick-up areas; all after school clubs will be on as usual.  We look forward to seeing you on the day; let’s hope for good weather!


Jubilee Celebrations

What a fantastic day we had celebrating the Queen's jubilee.  The day started with a celebration assembly where all children sang songs from the different decades.  Children enjoyed a celebration lunch followed by a visit from the ice-cream van.  All classes have been decorating a life size Queen as well as taking part in different activities across school.  

Well done to Year 6 on completing SATs this week! The class are now on their residential visit to Keswick. See the school jotter app for pictures.


We all had a fantastic time celebrating Red Nose Day. Thank you for all of your kind donations for Sunderland Food Bank that supports families across the borough.  We collected 506 items which the School Council helped bag this morning.  Well done to year 6 who was closest to guessing the number of tins collected. 

Celebration Assembly

It was fantastic to have our first whole school celebration assembly today. We all enjoyed coming together to sing and celebrate many achievements across the school.  Take a look at the photographs to see all children's happy faces.  

We will be celebrating Red Nose Day on Friday 18th March.  Children can come to school dressed in red clothes with red nose accessories. We will be supporting Sunderland Food Bank therefore any donations of tins/dried pasta/cereals would be greatly received. 


Ofsted Inspection Report


We are delighted to share with everyone our most recent Ofsted report. Our school was inspected on 23rd and 24th November 2021. Please click on the link below to see our report. We are all very proud of our children and the achievements of our school.


 Blackfell Primary School Ofsted Report November 2021


We ask parent/carers to telephone (0191 9171665) or e mail school ( rather than calling into the school office  as we are only  allowing essential visitors to school to comply with our risk assessment. 

Mrs Watkins, Headteacher,  will be at the gate every morning as usual and can pass on any messages for you. If you would like to  speak to your child's class teacher, please do not hesitate to telephone school.




Valentines Day

Thank you to everyone who donated on our non uniform Valentines Day, be kind day.  We raised £126 for Washington Mind Charity.  Children and teachers across school handed out be kind notes and spot prizes to children who showed kindness. Children also enjoyed a themed Valentines lunch in school.

Chinese New Year

Children across school celebrated Chinese New Year, the year of the tiger. Children enjoyed arts/crafts, dressing up and learning about Chinese traditions.  

Thank you to everyone who donated on our non uniform Valentines Day, be kind day.  We raised £131 for Washington Mind Charity.  Children and teachers across school handed out notes and spot prizes to children who showed kindness to each other. Children also enjoyed a Themed Valentines lunch in school.

Children from years 3,4,5 and 6 entered a competition to design the Mayor's Christmas card. School welcomed the Mayor and Mayoress Mr  and Mrs Trueman. They had a really tough decision as there was so many fantastic entries.  The winners from each class received a £10 Amazon voucher and the overall winner a £20 voucher.  The winners were Jasmine Waggott, Lily Beattie, Jack Arrowsmith and Sofia Bounkhalia.  All children received a selection box as a thank you from the Mayor.   


Washington Food Bank were delighted with all the contributions from children/parent/carers.  Thank you to everyone who donated.

Young Minds - Mental Health 

Across school we celebrated and raised funds for Young Minds, a mental health charity for young people.  Lots of activities and lessons were held throughout the day. Thank you for all the donations, we raised £278.20.

If you would like to contact school please e-mail or telephone 0191 9171665


 Blackfell Primary School 2021/22



Please find entry and exit times for children across school from

Tuesday 7th  September 2021

All children must be in school for 8.55am.



Start time and entry point

Exit time and location



Nursery door


Nursery door

(enter site at nursery gate from 11.40am)




Reception class door



Reception class door

(enter site one way system Reception gate exit nursery gate)

Year 1


KS1 stairs

Year 1 classroom


KS1 stairs

Year 2

From 8.40am

KS1 stairs

Year 2 classroom


KS1 stairs

Year 3

From 8.40am

KS2 playground



Main gate

Year 4

From 8.40am

KS2 playground



Main gate

Year 5

From 8.40am

KS2 playground



Main gate

Year 6

From 8.40am

KS2 playground


3.10 pm

Main gate

Please note all gates close at 8.55am prompt.

All classes open from 8.40am and children from a family can arrive together in the morning.

Children in Years 5 and 6 can only walk home unaccompanied after parent/carers complete the relevant form. The form can be downloaded from the website.

Breakfast club is available at a cost of £2.50. Please contact the school office to book a place.

For further information on internet safety please click the following link 

Advice on the coronavirus for places of education

Please see the above link for government advice on controlling the spread of coronavirus. 




We would like to invite all prospective parents and carers of children who are eligible to join our Nursery or Reception in September 2022 to come and visit school. We would love to show you and your child around our impressive school and to meet our warm and friendly staff. 

Please call school on 0191 9171665 or email to make an appointment.

We also have places in our Nursery, for both 15 and 30 hours now.

Please get in touch.

Here at Blackfell we are enjoying the the warmer weather and celebrating outdoor learning this week.  Derwent Hill Outdoor Adventure worked with both Year 5 and 6 on the school field with a focus on team work and the 5Rs.  Classes have loved accessing out curriculum outdoors.  To find out what individual classes have been up to visit our class pages!

Children's Wellbeing 'Growing Together' 2022

On Friday 11th March, children across the whole school celebrated 'Growing Together'. The focus was to help children and young people grow emotionally, and grow together as a whole school community, it’s important that we all embrace and celebrate diversity in all its forms. Children looked at the effect of a positive environment has on them both emotionally, spiritually and mentally. They have reflected on how positive words and feeling have helped them to develop and grow into the person they are now. Children in Year 6 created advice to younger children what has helped them to grow. Children in Year 3 created positive encouragement butterflies and Early years looked at the popular story The Hungry Caterpillar and thought about words they could say to encourage him to grow. Children have created some fantastic work and enjoyed their wellbeing afternoon. Here are some example of their work:
Full School Opening Risk Assessment (Covid-19)

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 Reading Books

We appreciate that many of you may have like to access reading books at home. Fortunately, one of of our reading schemes, Oxford Owl, have released many of their books as free e-books that can be read at home on tablets, laptops or computers. 

In order to access these books, you need to follow this link to create a log in.

Once you have verified your email address you will be able to view the free e-book library and the books available. To find your child's level, click on Levels then Oxford Level. 

Your child's class teacher has indicated your child's reading level in their home reading record to tell you which Oxford Level books your child should be reading. You can make a note of the book and pages your child has read in their reading diary as you would for school.