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The children were excited to meet Dan Whiston of ‘Dancing on Ice’ fame who came to speak to them about healthy lifestyles and to promote a family fun run at Stanley Park, on the 28th September, to support the heart foundation. He thoroughly enjoyed meeting the children commenting on how great they were. Staff and their families are taking part in the run and it would be great to see some of our families there too.


Congratulations to all our children who have attended every day this year. Here they are at the party held by BFC to celebrate. Well done to children and families who achieved 100%. 20140708-182322-66202720.jpg 20140708-182322-66202933.jpg 20140708-183739-67059145.jpg 20140708-183739-67059345.jpg 20140708-185907-68347279.jpg20140708-195457-71697726.jpg

Once again our pupils were praised for their excellent behaviour, this time it was on the trip to London, comments from passers by, staff at the hotel and venues all said how good the children were and what a credit to the school and their families they are.

One lady stopped the party and asked what private London school the children were from as they, in her mind, were so impeccable in how they conducted themselves!

We are very proud of our children and their achievements, and maybe we are guilty of not sharing this as often as we should.

Thanks to the children, their families and the staff for helping the next generation of adults be a great one.

Good work!

Once again we had a fiercely contested table tennis championship over the spring term.   The standard increases every year and it was great to see so many budding future table tennis players performing at such a high level.   It was also a delight to witness such outstanding sporting behaviour with competitors supporting each other and applauding others’ success.   Our congratulations go to George Davies who is champion for 2014  following an excellent round robin final against Adam Robinson and Callum Jennings.   Well done to all this year’s competitors for putting on such an excellent event.


TT winners

Congratulations to Addison in 2M. He was the lucky winner of the iPad mini raffle drawn today by Shay in RS in front of his teachers, Mr Shepherd and Mark Hope CEO of Comptech ITS the company that kindly donated the iPad mini. Thanks to all that entered the raffle all the proceeds are going to help improve our school library.


One of the most popular activites on World Book Day is the reading session in the afternoon.   All the teachers go to a different class to read the children one of their favourite stories.   I think the staff enjoy this as much as the children!

In the pictures below The Wicked Witch of the East (or is it the West?) Dennis the Menace and Batman read from their favourite books.



Lots of our Year 6 pupils are staying after school to attend our learning club. Here children get help with and help each other with their learning.

World Book Day

March 4, 2014 | Uncategorized  |  1 Comment


On Thursday we celebrate World Book Day 2014.

This annual event is a great way of getting everyone excited about books and reading. We will be holding a character day where all the children (and staff!) can dress up as a book character. The children are already sharing their ideas and it sounds like it’s going to be a fun day! If you are interested in WBD and want to find out more, the website has a great range of activities, stories, videos and games. Just follow the link below or google World Book Day 2014.



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Learning at Hawes Side takes all forms. This week some of our Y5 pupils are learning how to cycle safely. This is the second course we have run at Hawes Side and currently this year we have trained over 40 pupils to cycle safely. Thanks to the trainers and all involved.


Well done to our school winners Nicole, Millie, Tobias, Kimberly, Louis and Cameron. Seen here at the exhibition at the Gallery at the University Centre on Palatine Road.




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