We have recently had an outbreak of scarlet fever amongst some of our children. Please see the attached information regarding the illness. If you suspect your child has scarlet fever please consult your GP as soon as possible and do not send them into school. It is a highly contagious illness and we would like to reduce the risk of it spreading. If you are concerned please consult the NHS website or 111 for more advice.
South Hetton Primary School is proud to announce its first ever science fair on Tuesday 17th April 2018. Lets explore your scientific creativity with a chance to win some fantastic prizes.
What is it? A Science Fair is, very simply, a celebration of Science
Who can take part? The Science Fair is open to children from EYFS to Year 6.
How can I take part? To take part, simply carry out a Science investigation, experiment of project over the Easter Holidays and then present your work.
How do I think of a project? Choose a Science question and then think of a way to answer it. You might carry out an experiment, an investigation, a research project…the choice is yours. Don’t like any of these questions? No problem! Choose a question and project idea of your very own. (Google Science Fair Project Ideas and hundreds of ideas will pop up! https://gb.education.com/science-fair/first-grade/ is a very good webpage, packed full of ideas )
- Are all fruit seeds the same?
- Do plants need sunlight to survive or is artificial light enough?
- What is the best way to wash our hands?
- What colours/ shapes exist in the natural world?
- Do all leaves have the same vein pattern?
- Do some liquids expand more than others when frozen?
- Do some colours of M&Ms melt faster than others?
- Which food moulds the fastest?
How do I present my project? There are lots of ways to present your project. You could choose form the following ideas or come up with an idea of your own.
- A poster
- A scrapbook
- A model
- A working experiment
- A PowerPoint presentation
What will happen on the day? On the day of our Science Fair, children will be able to set up their Science work in the school hall from 2pm onwards and parents will be invited to explore our Science Fair from 3pm onwards. Projects will be judged by a panel of judges and prizes will be awarded in EYFS+KS1 and KS2
We hope that you will take part and have fun working on your projects over the Easter holidays.
Our wonderful teacher Miss Cathrine has struck gold, and successfully achieved UK Parliament Teaching Ambassador, Gold Status, for all her amazing work with our Pupil Parliament.
Our fantastic pupil parliament continue to work hard throughout our school year in their various committees, making important decisions and our school an amazing place to be. Well done to Miss Cathrine !
After the amazing contributions from everyone in our Christmas reverse advent calendar, we wanted to share the letter we received this week from East Durham Foodbank. The donations everyone sent have made a huge difference to people in our area and once again we thank everyone for their contribution.
Friday 2nd March 2018
Due to the continued weather warnings in place and the health and safety of all our staff and students we are reluctantly keeping school closed.
Don’t forget to keep reading and sending your extreme reading pictures to Mr Ruddick, also any snow creations or icicles. We will continue to monitor the weather situation and look forward to seeing everyone safe and sound on Monday 5th March.
We hope that everyone is staying safe and warm on our second snow day. Feel free to send us your pictures of snowmen and icicles. Who has the biggest snowman and the longest icicle.
Don’t want to venture outside, why not cosy up with a good book or if you are feeling adventurous go for some chilly reading and email us your extreme reading pictures.
Email your pictures to email@example.com
Wesdnesday 28th February 2018
Due to the adverse weather and the health and safety of all our children and staff, the decision has been made to close the school today. We will provide you with an update of the situation later on today.
**** IMPORTANT UPDATE ****
Due to the continued adverse weather and the continued health and safety of all our children and staff, the decision has been made to keep the school closed on Thursday 1st March 2018 – we will continue to monitor the situation.
Children from years 4, 5 and 6 made up 2 Boccia teams on Friday, attending the competition at Wellfield Academy. Our teams stormed their way to victory, with our A team winning every game in their heat and our B team winning on goal difference. Facing a tough semi-final against each other, our A team strived to success, and went into the final to face Wheatley Hill. They played an amazing set and were victorious, winning 5-1. We wish them every good luck in the final on Wednesday 21st February at Howletch Lane Primary School. Check back for an update after the match.
We would like to thank all our children and parents for their extremely generous donations to East Durham Foodbank. All the donations were collected today by a shocked representative and required two car loads to get it all. We hope this donation will make a huge difference to people in our local area.
Today our Year 2 to Year 6 children voted for their Pupil Members of Parliament (PMP’s) who will stand for their class on various committees during the school year. Children who were standing for election made posters and campaigned to their class for their votes.
Our election results will be announced on Friday 22nd September.