Congratulations to our Toner Toddler Graduates who received their certificates in a special assembly this week. We are incredibly proud of you all and wish you lots of luck as you move on to the next part of your learning adventure.
Mrs Fishwick has asked that no new milk orders be placed after the 9th July.
Milk orders will resume in September.
It has been fantastic to see so many people turn out tonight to say goodbye to the original Toner Avenue building!
Ex pupils, parents, staff, governors… you were all here to listen to our wonderful choir sing and then take part in a guided tour.
Many thanks to all of the children and staff who stayed to help.
Thanks to all of the kind sponsorship money for our mission to adopt an elephant.
We managed to run a mile, in the rain, on Monday and our elephants have arrived today! (Cuddly toy ones – do not worry!)
We were able to sponsor not only one or two, but three elephants with all of the donations! This means the children can have one for each of their classes next year too.
Everyone is hugely grateful and excited.
Miss Cox and Year 2
From the 24th to the 28th of June we are holding a Farewell Toner Avenue week which will see the whole school designing, creating and selling their own products which can be sold at a fair on Friday the 28th of June at 1:30pm. Please note that children can be picked up from their usual points of collection at 1:15pm any children who cannot be collected earlier will remain in school until the usual pick up time of 3:20pm.
Parents, family and friends are welcome to attend the fair to look at and purchase their child’s product from the junior hall.
There will also be face-painting available on the day.
We will be holding a range of activities during the day for pupils to take part in such as a £1.50 photo prop booth and a sponsored penalty shoot-out.
If you have any questions please consult the letter your child should have received and members of staff.
Today the year 3 children visited Monkton Community Woodland to help the volunteers from Groundwork carry out a litter pick of the area.
The children carried out the task with enthusiasm and we were amazed at how many bags of rubbish they could collect.
Well done to all of the children, we are very proud of you.
After a week of lots of hard work, year 2 have been enjoying fun filled afternoons for welly week.
Our theme this week is birds, I was mega impressed at the children’s knowledge of birds that we find in gardens in the UK. They also learned lots of new facts about the birds.
We made bird feeders today and it’s safe to say the birds really enjoyed their snacks! Take a look at the photos! Especially the last one!
On Tuesday we had another visit from Mandy to teach us all about bugs!
We started off by learning how to categorise by looking at their different features, such as their legs, segmented bodies and ability to fly. We also learned that a woodlice is closely related to a crab!
After soaking up all this new information, we went outside to search for bugs around the school grounds. We used some of the fantastic new equipment that the Durham Wildlife Trust kindly gifted us on previous visits.
We didn’t find too many as our current site is not very bug friendly, but we have lots of ideas for encouraging mini-beasts onto our new school field.
Well done Eco Warriors!