Tickets for We Will Rock You

IMG_7093Tickets for We Will Rock You will go on general sale on Monday 1st June from the school offices break times only – Please support the students and all their hard work.Performances:

Performances:Monday 15th June

  • Monday 15 June
  • Tuesday 16 June
  • Wednesday 17 June

All performance start at6:30pm in Chantry Hall

Adults £3
Children/Concessions £2

Morpeth Fair Day

morpethmarketday-fpThe cast from We Will Rock You have been invited to perform on and in front of the Morpeth Fair main stage on Sunday 14th June at 11am in the Morpeth Square. Please come along and support them.

Any performers are to return their slips to Mrs Jones and Mrs Woolley by Friday 22nd May. Please arrive in costume supervised by a parent or carer at 10:45am. Mrs Woolley, Mr Johnson and Ms Jones will be waiting next to the stage. 

Thank you for your support and see you there.

Morpeth Town Art Competition

Working across all schools in the Trust, Strutt & Parker have launched a competition for students to design a piece of artwork based on Morpeth’s town centre.

Strutt & Parker are a UK-wide estate agent and the winning entry will be displayed in their Morpeth branch.

Art comp

Trout Ticklers Update from Andrew Jackson

Next session at Higham Lake on 14 June from 8am – 4pm.

Well the first Trout Ticklers event is in the bag with a slightly disappointing turnout of 3 parents and 3 children from Chantry. Up until the day we were expecting seven parents and nine kids which would have made the day more worthwhile. I did receive a couple of last minute cry offs as children were still tired from Hawkhirst and others had SATS coming up.

However they do say it’s quality and not quantity that counts so it was great to see Josh Wade, Chloe Holmes and Joseph Jackson, all from year 5, braving the wind and rain to visit Fontburn Reservoir on a none too pleasant Sunday morning. Their enthusiasm soon countered the weather conditions and I am thrilled to announce that not only did Chloe Holmes catch her very first fish, but it was also the heaviest of the day at a whisker under 2lb, so well done Chloe. I was stood next to her, with her dad Phil and watching Chloe learn to cast was a really pleasure, I expect the Trout Ticklers have picked up their next life member!

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Chinese Immersion Residential Opportunity for Students

dragonThe MFL Departments at Chantry and Newminster are delighted to announce an amazing opportunity for your child this summer. We have been successful  in winning ten places for pupils across the two schools to attend a Chinese immersion residential trip in Surrey during August.

Pupils will have the opportunity to learn Mandarin alongside a full programme of activities ranging from Tai Chi, art sessions, outdoor sports, drama and evening entertainment – all with a Chinese twist to them!

Click here for full details and an application form.

The closing date is Friday 22nd May. This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to have a unique experience this summer and we look forward to your applications.

French Spelling Bee Third Round

spell_beeYear 7 French pupils – Ethan Monaghan, Elliot Tolman, Grace Tomlin and Josh Williams –  went to Newcastle University last week to take part in the third round of the French Spelling Bee.

Unfortunately the team didn’t make it through to the national finals but they all did amazingly, spelling both confidently and accurately. Grace and Ethan took part in one of the nail biting tiebreakers to try and earn a place in one of the day’s semi-final heats.  “The Spelling Bee was a really fun experience and I especially enjoyed competing against other schools.  I was really happy I made it through to a tiebreaker as I became more confident with each round.” Grace Tomlin.

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Enterprise activity for Year 5

Enterprise_5I5H & 5I have been taking part in an enterprise activity led by Business Ambassador, Carole Richards. Three Business Ambassadors supported the session, two of the Ambassadors were from NCC and one was from Active Northumberland.

Students worked in teams of 6 to design and manufacture products and agreed their roles within each company group. Students experienced being a Sales Executive, General Manager, Buyer, Production Worker, Accountant or Quality Controller.

All students developed their leadership, decision-making, negotiating, teamwork and listening skills during the session as well as learning about the world of work and employability.

Google Apps for Education and Real Smart

The Learning Trust has been rolling google docsout access to Google Classroom, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Google Sites and Gmail and to students from all year groups. Access to Google Apps for Education is administered through Real Smart. Real Smart and Google Apps can be accessed from any device that has an internet connection and has modern web browser. Students can login using a desktop PC, laptop, tablet or a smart phone allowing us to bridge the gap between home and school.

5B_googleStudent Gmail accounts are limited to the two middle schools within the Learning Trust. Students cannot send or receive emails from King Edward VI students or staff and can’t send or receive emails from any external account outside of the Learning Trust.

Access to Google Drive will enable access to Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides and will reduce the reliance on Microsoft Office for word-processed documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Real Smart combined with Google Apps for Education enables a group of students to work collaboratively on the same Google Doc, Google Sheet or Google Slide presentation at the same time.

Google Classroom gives the teachers the ability to electronically create,RealSmart assign, and collect student classwork and homework. Teachers can seamlessly integrate Google Docs, Google Drive, and Gmail to create tasks and provide feedback to their students directly. Students can work on assignments in Google Docs and hand their work in with just a few clicks.

Students are currently being introduced to the new system in their Computer Science lessons and are learning about acceptable use and e-safety.

Careers Speed Dating event for Year 8

speed_datingAt this event students got the chance to talk to a variety of people from a wide range of workplaces and find out more about their careers. In their work booklets, students recorded information about:

  • Career paths from school
  • Qualifications & skills
  • Clothing for the job
  • Usual working hours
  • Typical customers and expectations
  • The best part of their job and the part that they enjoy the least



Organisations represented were:

Barclays Bankcareers2
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC)
NCC legal
Talking Point Events
Active Northumberland
Ashington Community Trust Charity