Year 6 in Kingswood

The Rocky Monster Show

IMG_0295Monday 19th June – 6:30pm, Tuesday 20th June – 6:30pm

Performances in Chantry Hall.

Pupils at Newminster and Chantry have been rehearsing ready to perform the musical ‘The Rocky Monster Show’ in June.

Tickets will be available for the ‘The Rocky Monster Show’ performances at the school offices from Monday 15th May (strictly morning break times only). The tickets are priced at £4 adult and £3 child / OAP.

About the ‘The Rocky Monster Show’…

Bizarre, anarchic and very funny, this Rock ‘n’ Roll musical is a riotous mix of the Addams Family, Young Frankenstein and Phantom of the Opera, with Rebecca and The Rocky Horror Show thrown in for good measure!

Baron Frankenstein’s descendant, and ex-pop star turned professor of Genetics, creates DNA moulds of people in his computer. How these moulds come to life as the ultimate Rock Group, headed by a clone of Elvis himself is the highlight of the hilarious plot.

More traditional monsters also add spice to the explosive mixture. Audience and cast will love the Rock ‘n’ Roll score, much of which is an affectionate send-up of the 60’s.

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PTA Meeting

PTAThe minutes from the last PTA meeting can be found here.

The date of the next meeting to be agreed in the Autumn Term.

Year 5 Hawkhirst Visit

Year 5 has just returned from an action packed three day adventure to Hawkhirst Scout Activity Centre. During their time at Hawkhirst they took part in bell boating, raft building, abseiling, crate stacking and bushcraft.

We apologise that we were unable to share these photographs earlier, owing to a lack of internet access at Hawkhirst.

Performance for KS2

On Monday 5th June KS2 pupils at Newminster and Chantry Middles Schools are to be treated to a performance by the Ned Corvan Shadow Troupe.

Ned Corvan was the first professional North East singer/songwriter and music hall star.

Here is a taster of the show:

Magistrates Law Court Competition

IMG_2542 Congratulations to Lana, Izzy, Lawrence, Harris, Josh, Joe, Robert, Safia, Abbie, Neve, Jac, Gina and Harry who took part in the Law Court Competition. They won the Local Heat against 13 other teams and went onto represent Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside in the Regional Final on Saturday 13th May.

Competition on the day was extremely high and Queen Elizabeth from Cockermouth were the eventual winners. Good luck in the National Final in Nottingham!



All the students have been amazing throughout the whole process and should be very proud of their efforts. They were true ambassadors for Chantry, The Three Rivers Learning Trust and Morpeth.

A massive thank you to Mr Warner for his hard work and support, to Carolyn and Kate, our assigned magistrates who were on hand to give us advice and to all the parents who supported us at the competition – well done!

Go Raise free funds for us whenever you shop online

GoRaise-logoWe’ve partnered with Go Raise – a brilliant and effortless way to raise money for our school.

Simply shop as usual with all your favourite retailers and, as a thank you, they will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to us at no extra cost to you!

So whenever you buy anything online – from the weekly grocery shop to renewing insurance or booking a holiday – you could help us raise £1000s in additional free funding this year.

Simply sign up to support us before you shop.

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  • When you make a purchase, a donation is generated and Go Raise will pass this on to us.

Robin Stevens – Author Visit

On Thursday 25th May, Key Stage 2 pupils will be meeting Robin Stevens, award-winning author of the Murder Most Unladylike series, and will be able to buy signed and personally dedicated copies of all her books, featured below.

Agatha Christie meets Malory Towers in these thrilling detective mysteries set between the two World Wars. Neatly plotted, they have plenty of twists and a particularly engaging narrator in Hazel. Linking the books is the development of the two central characters, Wells and Wong, which is as fascinating as the crimes they strive to solve.

Blackwells Bookshop will be selling all the books on the day for a discounted cash purchase price of £5.00. Please note that we cannot, therefore, accept cheques.

The event promises to be exciting and inspiring and we are very much looking forward to it!


Campus Explorers

Some year 5 students got the opportunity to take part in Campus Explorers. In this activity students got the chance to take part in a virtual tour of the campus of Newcastle University through an interactive map. Throughout their journey through the campus they got the chance to play fun, educational games and activities.


IMG_20170517_082014910This activity contributes towards our
Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG) programme and introduces the concept of Higher Education.

All year 6 students are taking part in Raising Aspirations workshops with the outreach team later this week.

Trout Ticklers

image2Fourteen children attended the Trout Tickler fishing event on on Saturday 6th May at Thrunton Fisheries.

There were five fish landed although others caught fish and lost them, but that is the name of the game!

Top man again was Ryan with two fish caught and Jonathan also caught a fish too!

Happy fishing!

Free School Meals

Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

To see if you qualify please complete an application either online or through a written application. Further details can be found on the bottom of this link.

Y8 visits to Northumberland College

On Wednesday the 3rd & Thursday the 4th of May students visited Northumberland College to find out more about the world of work and post 16 courses as part of our Careers Education, Information & Guidance (CEIAG) programme.

On Wednesday the students were at Kirkley Hall for a World of Work Conference. Students got the opportunity to take part in some of the workshops below:

  • The Day in the Life of a Police OfficerBeaver
  • The World of Construction – Lego Tower
  • Tax Facts
  • CV Writing and Interview Skills
  • Know Your Preferred Learning Style
  • Leadership and Teamwork Workshop
  • Student Life
  • Star Student Board Game

On Thursday the students were at Northumberland College take part in taster sessions in a range of departments. The departments running the taster sessions were:

  • HospitalityHospitality
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Rural Tourism