Welcome to Blackfell Primary School's 2018/2019 News Stream. Here you can find all previous news stories, with the most recent at the top of the page.
Well done to Year 3 and Year 4 on their success at this years tennis festival at the Puma Centre. Year 3 won the overall competition and brought a trophy back to school. Year 4 came second only losing by 6 points. A great achievement and performance by everyone who particpated.
Well done to the children above who were presented with a special risk taking plaque and certificate. Each half term children are selected by their class teacher for demonstrating one of our 5R learning power and values of Blackfell Prim
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.
Thank you for all the donations for our Harvest Festival Assembly. Canon Hopper along with Washington Food Bank were delighted with the amount of food that was collected for this worthwhile local charity.
Children have received a letter and consent form for the nasal flu programme. It is important that we receive all forms back into school by Tuesday 15th October. No late consent forms can be accepted.
We are taking part in Aldi's 'Kit for Schools' promotion. Please send Team GB stickers into school. If the poster is completed with 300 stickers school will receive a sports kit and the chance to win £20,000.
We are committed to giving our pupils the best opportunities to help them achieve as well as supporting their health and well being. We will be introducing as part of Breakfast Club 'Run A Mile' with Mr Taylor starting on Tuesday 17th September from 8.20am. For those children who cannot run a mile they will be encouraged to walk and run. Please ensure children have suitable clothing and footwear for running. Anyone who comes along to breakfast club is welcome to join in the fun.
Class photos have been distributed to children. Please return these to school by Friday 18th October.
Rotary Club Writing Competition
Well done to Ellis Kerry and Katie Carrott who won £25 each in the writing competition ran by Washington Rotary Club. Children were presented with their prize in celebration assembly. All children who entered were awarded a certificate.
Children once again children voted for their peers in their class. This term the focus was on about being reflective. Children were presented in assembly with their cuddly fox and certificate. Well done to everyone. They will join the rest of the 5r winners on an end of year visit.
Congratulations to Sadie from Year 4 who was an overall winner in a competition run by Sun fm radio. Sadie won a £50 voucher and a free activity session for her class.
Year 3 performed their class assembly to a large audience of family and friends all about the Romans. Well done to all the children who worked so hard and enjoyed sharing their learning.
Firehose Production visited school to perform an Anti Bullying Roadshow to children across school called 'Bullying Paradise'.
Our online safety page has been updated with information and links to promote safe and responsible use of the internet. Please take time to read the updated page.
This half term children were asked to vote for one of their peers who had demonstrated risk-taking. Well done to all of the children across school who were presented with their prize in celebration assembly. Children were presented with a monkey cuddly toy, a certificate and an end of year visit. Next half term the focus will be on 'reflection'.
Safer Internet Day - £10 gift vouchers were awarded to the winners of the poster competition. Thank you for all the wonderful entries, these will be displayed around school.
Congratulations to House Team Oak on winning a inter house sports competition for Boccia. The trophy will be on display in the cabinet in the school entrance.
Year 3 and 4 enjoyed representing school at the Puma Centre Sunderland in a tennis tournament.