Pupil Premium and Adopted Children

All children who have been adopted or placed under special guardianship are now eligible for the Pupil Premium worth £1,900.

In order for schools to receive this funding, children need to be recorded as eligible by Thursday 15th January 2015.

If your child is eligible could you please contact our Home School Link Worker Sarah Chattaway on 01670 512874. Please be assured that this information will be held in the strictest confidence.

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French Spelling Bee

French spelling beeThe first round of the French Spelling Bee took place this week with pupils in 7C/H learning a bank of 50 words off by heart and spell as many as they could using the French alphabet in 1 minute.

Congratulations to Piper Clarke, Elliot Tolman, Ethan Monaghan, Emma Lawson, Josh Williams, Grace Tomlin, Lucas Jones and Steph Shek who all go through the second round in February.

A special mention to Grace and Josh who both succeeded in spelling nine words correctly – this is the highest ever score in the first round! Très bien

Maths Quiz Competition

MathCongratulations to the students in Year 6 Mr Johnson’s Maths class and Year 5 Mr Hutchinson’s Maths class who took part in the Junior Maths Challenge.

A number of the children received Gold, Silver & Bronze Certificates – well done!

During the quiz, they were asked the following questions. If you know the answer, you could be in for a prize…

Question 1 – I am on the top of a helter skelter facing east. The chute will turn me anticlockwise through 630 degrees. In what direction will I be facing at the bottom?

Question 2 – If the day before the day before yesterday was Thursday, what is the day after the day after tomorrow?

Question 3 – The sum of the digits of 2014 is a prime number. How many years will it be until the sum of the digits of the year is again a prime number?

Answers on a postcard to Mr Johnson by Wednesday 17th December – first postcard drawn out of hat will win a selection box!!!

Blowing the Roof off Sage Gateshead

On Tuesday 25th November The Morpeth Partnership of Schools came together for an amazing spectacle of a concert at the Sage Gateshead.

The Partnership consisted of The King Edward VI High School, Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools along with 15 other First and Middle Schools. It was truly a sight to behold. Eager smiling faces singing and playing their hearts out to an audience of over 1100 people.

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Personal Safety talk for Year 6

Dave Burn came to Chantry on Monday 1st of December to do a ‘Personal Safety and Staying Safe on the Streets’ workshop with Year 6. The workshop educated our students about various aspects of personal safety ranging from mobile phones to internet. Dave also discussed student safety whilst out in the community with their friends.DaveBurnsDec2014

Dave Burn is a ‘Be Safe’ trainer. ‘Be Safe’ works in partnership with the Home Office to provide workshops in schools and colleges where they can access young people. The workshops form part of a five year national strategy which aims to reduce the number of young people that are placing themselves in dangerous situations whilst out in the community.

“Since Dave came in, I have a better understanding of how to stay safe. I enjoyed the short video clips because they get serious points across well. I learned that it is important to help your friends stay safe as well.” Luke Hodgson 6N

New Breakfast Club

ToastWe are launching a new Breakfast Club starting on Monday 8th December.

It will be on daily from 8:20am – 8:40am.

The following items will be available:

  • Toast – 15p
  • Toast and Jam – 20p
  • Cereal – 30p
  • Hot Choc – 45p
  • Juice – 35p

Leaning about Emily Davison & the Suffragettes

20141121_140650Two Year 7 classes, 7S and 7M have been learning about the work of the Suffragettes and local heroine Emily Davison at her burial place in St Mary’s Church, Morpeth.

Penni Blythe-Jones, who organised the “Emily Inspires!” campaign last year and Morpeth Town Councillor Andrew Tebbutt were the guest speakers who helped to make the past come alive.

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