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26th September2014 PDF Print E-mail

Weekly Newsletter

Award Winners this week (to be presented in assembly on Wednesday 1st October at 9.10am – please come along to join in the celebrations.)

Pride Award: Jenna Welsh

Year 1 Star: Freya Crosby

Year 2: Oscar Gachcar

Year 3: Jack Wilson

Year 4: Thanaa Bahroun

Golden Guests: Demi Henderson, Lyla Spoors, Bonnie Stewart, Aidan Graham, Frances Allenby, Vimalan Raja, Abi Farbridge, Farrell Kepngang


Early Years Merit Assembly (Nursery and Reception) Friday 3rd October at 2.30pm

Early Years Star: Maisie Clayton


Thank you

A big thank you to all of the parents who this week have contributed to the coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Care and those who attended the various parents meetings, here and at Archbishop Runcie and the Reception stay and play mornings. We are very lucky to have parents who are so involved in the life of school.

Family Fun Day

We are pleased to announce that as part of fundraising activities for cancer care there will be a Family Fun Day at Benton Dene Primary School in Longbenton from 2pm this Sunday. Come along and support this very worthy cause.

Music in School

Children at Regent Farm are very lucky to receive such a lot of music tuition free of charge. This half term we offer singing lessons with Picollo music, steel band sessions and ‘Rock in a box’ through the music service and one to one tuition in chalumeau and ukulele. Our choir is the biggest in Gosforth and this year our ‘Friends of the school’ committee are fundraising for more instruments to add to our school collection. No wonder we are such a talented little lot!

Cauliflower Christmas Cards

Once again we are happy to provide the services of the Cauliflower Cards company in printing the childrens’ designs. The results are stunning and always put a smile on peoples’ faces. Order forms and cash/cheques in labelled envelopes must be returned to school no later than Tuesday 14th October.

Scholastic Book Fair

Next week (Monday 29th- Friday 3rd) school will hold the scholastic book fair. The fair will be open every morning before school and evening after school to buy books. Please come along and have a look at the selection. The company will match 60% of the total and donate to school in books making it a very worthy cause.

Sustrans Breakfast and Doctor Bike

You should have received a letter to explain our Bike it Breakfast party on Thursday this week (2nd October). We always have a wonderful time and it is lovely to see the children all travelling to school on their bikes and scooters.

A new chair and secretary for the PTFA

We are delighted to announce that we have a new chair for our PTFA. Lucy Campbell (mummy to Holly and Luke) will take over from Mrs Aspin who has done a sterling job for the past 4 years. A huge thank you to Mrs Aspin and her family for all of the spare time that she has given up to run fairs and events. We are sure Lucy will do a fabulous job and carry on the good work. Mrs Freeman has stepped down as secretary of the committee and has handed over the position to Karen Armstrong (mummy of Charlie and Abbie). Mrs Bowman will continue in her role as committee treasurer.

Harvest Festival

Our yearly harvest festival will be held at 9.10 am on Friday 10th of October. Donations go to the Peoples’ Kitchen. Any donations are gratefully received.

Dress Up Day

Thursday 9th October will be a very busy day for children in our school. Early Years and Key Stage 1 will be dressing in bright colours in aid of Henshaws’ Charity for children with Visual Impairments. Key Stage 2 will be dressing as scientists to meet the author of their class reading books. Children are asked to donate £1 for Henshaws.


Dates for Diaries:


Monday 29th September Scholastic Book Fair (all week)

Tuesday 30th September Year 4 JD at Sacred Heart Singing

Thursday 2nd October Sustrans Breakfast and Dr Bike

Tuesday 7th October – 1.30pm Barnardos Eggciting Exhibition.

Thursday 9th October Bright for Sight Day in aid of Henshaws Charity –bring £1 donation. Key Stage 1 wear bright colours.

Thursday 9th October – Author Visit to Key Stage 2 – Dress up as a scientist in honour of the book.

Friday 10th October 9.10 am Harvest Festival parents invited.

Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th October Parents’ Evenings.

Wednesday 22nd October School Photographer.

Thursday 23rd October Year 3 bake sale.

Friday 24th October INSET DAY (School will be closed to children)



Clubs this week – Clubs will take place from 3.15-4.15 unless otherwise stated.




  • Year 3 tennis – lunchtimes
  • Year 3 tennis squad (invite only)


  • Year 1 Spanish
  • Year 2 Cheerleading



  • Year 4 Reading Club - Lunchtime
  • Year 2 D.T. club – 3.15 – 4.00pm
  • Key Stage 2 Choir – At Regent Farm this week – please pick up from school at 4.15pm
  • Year 3 and 4 football Club – 3.15 – 4.30
  • Year 4 sewing club
  • Year 1 Animal club


  • Year 1 Dance Club


  • Key Stage 2 Eco-club - lunchtimes
  • Year 1 Tennis Club



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