Our School Ethos

Dear Parents,

I would like to welcome you to our school website. I hope that you find it easy to find out all you need to know about our school, in order for you to make a decision as to whether Dunn Street School is the right school for your child. We never forget that you have a choice of schools for your child and we are greatly honoured that parents choose Dunn Street to provide the education for their child.

At Dunn Street Primary, we recognise and value the wealth of experience and knowledge that children bring to the school. It is our intention to build on these foundations by providing, a caring, stimulating and happy environment, enabling each child to develop a sense of worth and respect for others.

It is important to us that every child enjoys school and feels a sense of belonging. We are proud of our inclusive ethos in which all contributions to the school community are valued and pupils are given the opportunity to achieve their best.

By providing a broad curriculum we are able to develop each child’s interests and horizons and recognise individual talents. We aim to educate the whole child reinforcing positive social, cultural and moral values in our daily acts of worship. Pupils are given the opportunity to contribute through the School Council and regular ‘circle times’ and to celebrate their success at sharing, and merit certificate assemblies.

At Dunn Street, we would welcome any suggestions or thoughts via Parent View.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me personally using the details on the left hand side of this page.

Mr Stewart Reader

Gyrwy Lodge Social Evening…

…with Mr Hymers, Kenny the Sax and The Dunn Street Choir…

A wonderful evening of song and music was enjoyed by all at the Hebburn Masonic Lodge.  Our choir performed a range of local songs accompanied by the penny whistle, Kenny, Mr Reader and Mr Miller “in a box”!

Local favourites like Bobby Shafto, Weel May the Keelrow, Cushie Butterfield, Waters of Tyne and Blaydon Races were performed alongside more modern pieces like “Autmun Winds” from The Last Ship and the favourite of the evening, “Meet Me On The Corner”.

The night was a great success and we were overwhelmed to receive a total donation of £650 to continue, and enhance, music and performing provision for the pupils of Dunn Street from Gyrwy Lodge.

This is ontop of a previously generous donation to continue our penny whistle work. 

 

 

Remembrance Sunday

As last year, we were invited to attend the Remembrance Parade in Jarrow.  Following a week of work on the subject and a successful PWA session on Friday, ten Year 6 representatives paraded, participated in the Service of Remembrance and laid a wreath at the War Memorial.  It was also immensely gratifying to see so many ex-pupils taking part.  Many thanks to Sarah from Skillforce for her support and positive comments about the pupils and to staff and parents who attended the parade.

#RememberWhatWeStandFor

#HoldHighTheTorch

Children In Need Ramble

What a day we had in the Durham countryside!  Huge thanks to Mr and Mrs Greenwell for their continued generosity in allowing us to ramble across their land!

The weather failed to dampen our spirits and there were smiles and giggles all round – what a wonderful way to raise money for such a good cause!

If you haven’t returned your sponsor money, or made a donation, please do so!

Jeans for Genes

Jeans for Genes Day was a great way to bring the whole school together and raise money for children with genetic disorders.  We are proud to have raised just over £100 for this charity.

Reasons to do Jeans for Genes Day

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Thanks to a generous donation from Jarrow Masonic Lodge (Gyrwy), Year 3/4 will have brand new penny whistles for their lessons with Kenny next year.  This means that we can continue to deliver musical experiences in performance which benefits the children’s confidence and concentration skills.

Click here to see our latest Penny Whistle performance for our friends in Japan!

Gymnastic Double Winners!

Mr Hymers and Mrs Moore took the Year 3 and Year 4 Gymnastic teams to the South Tyneside Gymnastic Centre at Temple Park, in South Shields. We participated in an excellent morning of gymnastics.

All the children taking part from schools around the borough were fantastic and the standard was very high.

We kept up the great sporting traditions of Dunn Street by coming first in both the Year 3 and Year 4 competitions.

The Year 3 team registered the best score of the day and will now represent South Tyneside at the regional competition.

We are all so proud of the children that represented our school.

Success in Manchester!!

Our KS2 Level 1 (Large) team were thrilled to be placed 3rd at the National Competition in Manchester this weekend.

The months of training paid off when the squad of 20 produced one of the most technically challenging routines in the section.  Travelling support from parents, friends and Balco added to the success of the day.

Congratulations to Ashleigh who was chosen as our “Cheerleader of the Week” because she embodies the spirit of cheerleading in the way that she works as a team member and always thinks of others!

Many, many thanks to Kimberley for her tireless work to make our squad the very best it can be by constantly striving to improve.  Special thanks also to Mrs Dunn for her support with after-school clubs and banner making!

Snapshots of the day can be found by accessing our Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/DunnStreet63

Professional photos can be found at http://www.takethatphotoimages.co.uk/-/galleries/ using the password: ukca17

Sports for Schools 2017

We were delighted to welcome Peter Bakare from Sports for Schools on 22nd June.

Peter Bakare is from London and studies in Newcastle.  He started as a basketball player and then competed at volleyball in the 2012 Olympic Games.

His motto: Say, “Yes!” and deliver.

Top Tip for Life: Do something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.

Greatest High: Top scorer against Italy in 2012 Olympics.

Favourite Book: Books I can learn from: I love picking up new skills.

Art: If you can imagine it, you can draw it.

Maths: It is the most important subject.  The logic you learn from studying maths will stay with you for the rest of your life.

So, now please start collecting your sponsor money and get it back to school within the next week.

If you want any more details about Sports for Schools, click here.

Can you remember the four exercises?  Use this music to practise a minute of each:

  1. Spotty Dogs
  2. Leg Drives
  3. Press Ups
  4. Star Jumps

Success at Gymnastics Tournament

Another term of successful gymnastics coaching from Mr Gilmore resulted in everyone making good progress and our teams doing exceptionally well at the Gymnastic Tournament at South Tyneside Gymnastics Club.  Our Year 5 team were runners-up: just 0.1 points behind the eventual winners and highest scoring team of the morning was a superb (if slightly frustrating!) result!  Year 6 were triumphant and beat off some stiff competition to come first.  A great morning’s work from everyone and Mr Gilmore’s win bonus continues to mount up!!