What a Ramble!!

In aid of Children in Need, Key Stage 1 and Year 3/4 went walking around our local area.  We enjoyed a stroll through Jarrow Hall, past Charlie’s Park, along the river and back to school.  We walked a total of 2.3 miles which is a fab achievement for little legs!

We had so much fun and Year 3/4 did a fantastic job of looking after Reception so we must say a massive thank you to them.

We finished the ramble with a selfie, like all good Rambles should end.

CountryFile Ramble for Children In Need

The Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need 2017

This year’s Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need is taking place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October and pupils in Y4/5 and Y5/6 will be doing theirs on 11th October.  We will be raising money to help some of Britain’s most vulnerable youngsters.
Last year our combined efforts raised more than £1.5 million – money that right now is helping children in desperate circumstances. By taking part we really will help change lives.
Our ramble will take place over private land in County Durham thanks to generous friends of Dunn Street Mr and Mrs Greenwell.  They will join us alongside school governor, Mrs Smith, more friends of Dunn Street: Mrs Noble and Katie.
Please start collecting sponsorship money and hopefully we will have as good a time as the previous two years!

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!

Summer reading at your local library

What is the Summer Reading Challenge?

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read six library books of your choice to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part!

The Summer Reading Challenge website helps you keep track of your reading all year round: find new books to read, take part in competitions and play games.

Click here for more details.

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

Year 6 Transition Day – Jarrow School

Jarrow School’s Transition Days for their new September intake pupils will take place on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July 2017.

Each day will start at 840am and finish at 235pm.  During this time, pupils will meet with staff and take part in sample lessons from the secondary curriculum.

Pupils need training shoes.

If you pay for school lunch, the cost of the meal is £2.10 a day.  If you wish them to purchase these meals, £4.20 will be collected on the morning of Thursday 13th.  Alternatively they can bring a packed lunch.

If you have any questions, contact Miss Gillies or a member of the senior team, who will be happy to help.

Tel: (0191) 4283200

e-mail: headspa@jarrowschool.com


Young Carers Talk Upper Key Stage 2


Today we learnt:

There are about 700,000 young carers in the UK.
That’s about one in 12 secondary aged pupils.
There are likely to be young carers in every school and college.

Primary school pupils who are Young Carers meet on Wednesday at Temple Park.  Details of local services can be found by clicking here:


Another Successful QE Visit

Dear QE Collage,

I’m writing to say thank you for the exceptional, enthusiastic Tuesday you gave us.

During the day, I was having a whale of a time, but my favourite part of the day was Easter Tag Rugby. When I heard that we were playing Tag Rugby, I thought we were just going to put tags on our sides (I was wrong). We were actually using the tags as a tail and the objective was to get as many tags (tails) as you can. I love that idea! This is my favourite part of the day, but overall the day was epic.

As soon as the day had started, which was beautiful and sunny, I knew it was going to be full of excitement. The team leaders were very well organised and great role models for young people, who want to be active. When we did the quiz, I thought it was very helpful and factual. I like working with young people. How about you?

In school, we do a programme called Young Leaders, which is where we go into the infant yard and do sporty activities. Personally, I want to be an actor when I grow up because I like expressing myself and being a part of a team.

Like I’ve said, the day was exciting, enthusiastic and exceptional. Tuesday was filled with laughter and education (which is a good mix!).

Yours sincerely



Comic Relief Homework Presentations

Pupils in Year 5/6 once again rose to the challenge of their homework project based on this press release from Comic Relief:

For 2017, we are dialling up the comedy at the heart of the campaign. We are, after all, ‘Comic’ ‘Relief’, and ‘laughing in the face of tragedy’ is where it all started. So, we’ll use the language of jokes to tell our stories, from fundraising to need to progress. Expressed across a range of creative, the call to action will be the same:


We laughed, puzzled and shook our heads at a wide range of presentations.  Many people did well and engaged their audiences and took to the challenge of making us laugh in original and imaginative ways…

We also participated in the whole school event where we selected our favourite three jokes to share in assembly.  The winning joke was from Kieron:

Why do the French like eating snails?


They’re not keen on fast food!!

We were also very proud to sponsor Jadon as he went from wild to mild with a new hair style… many thanks to former pupil, Ashleigh Prior, for her hard work in transforming Jadon into a stylish top fundraiser!!

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