|Mortimer Primary School|
|Excellence for all|
|Latest News – 18.7.22|
|Since our last update on the 11th July, there has been a lot happening with plenty coming up! We hope you’re staying cool in the heat!
Thank you to everyone who came and supported the rain affected event. Your support was fantastic and we are sure the wet toys will have dried up by now!
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|Teddy Bears Picnic – 20.7.22
This Wednesday sees the return of our annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic.
All children (Nursery – Yr6) will have the chance (weather dependent) to have a special break.
Children are welcome to bring a snack/crisps/drink to have during the picnic.
If you wish to support the work of Action Medical Research, you can make a donation via Parent Pay.
Oh…and don’t forget your teddy bear!
On Friday 15th , our year 6 pupils had a special visit from local MP Emma Lewell-Buck. She attended after receiving a letter from Henry in year 6. She was able to discuss her job and answer pupil questions during her visit with us.
It was fantastic that she could take time to support to Henry in person and meet the rest of his year group friends.
|School Games Gold Level Mark Award
We are delighted to announce that we, Mortimer Primary school, have achieved the School Games Gold level Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in
2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Our physical activity and school sport achievements this year are too many to mention them all. A significant number of our children have participated in inter school sporting events and all of our children have taken part in competitive school events in school. A highlight was winning the South of Tyne Swimming Gala with our childfren taking home 36 medals in total.
As you are probably aware, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games takes place on the 28th July. The values of the Games are Humanity, Destiny and Equality.
The ethos of the games very much follow our own school approach for all aspects of your children’s education. The Games describes itself as the world’s most inclusive, fair and progressive multi-sport event.
Our school’s sports events allow access for all of our children to participate in competitive sport. Our school clubs also are aimed at children who are not necessarily gifted and talented within this area of the curriculum. Our intra school Sports Days and House Competitions (KS2) in Rounders, Football, Netball and Cricket are fully inclusive and allow all our children to participate and shine.
Mortimer Primary School has just been recognised again for this award. School’s need to apply every three years. As a school we have been involved with the Healthy Schools programme since its inception. This celebrates our success with looking after everyone’s health and well-being. Joseph and Jessica (two of our school council members) travelled to the Town Hall to collect this prestigious award.
|Extended Opportunities for Pupils – Autumn Term
We are busy pulling together our extra-curricular activities package for September.
Start 2 Finish athletics will continue with KS1 Wednesday and KS2 on Friday. Sign-up forms will follow this week.
As soon as start dates are confirmed for other clubs, we will send out the appropriate information.
|Year 6 Leavers assembly 20.7.22
Hankies at the ready parents! You are welcome to join us for a 9am start in the school hall Wednesday 20th July.
KS2 pupils were very impressed with the 3SIXTY Bicycle Stunt Team as they performed a short array of tricks this morning and answered pupils’ questions! Check out a video or two on our website.
We continue to review all activities to ensure the safety of all and will share any future updates asap. Non-uniform continues for Tuesday.
18.7.22 – Reports to Y6 parents
19.7.22 – Class Changeover – pupils meet their new teacher!
19.7.22 – Y6 Disco 6pm – 7:30pm in the school hall
20.7.22 – Y6 Leavers Assembly 9am with parents warmly invited to attend
20.7.22 – Teddy Bears Picnic
21.7.22 – Nursery Farm Visit
22.7.22 – Last day of summer term
6.9.22 – School reopens to pupils
|Phone: 0191 455 4504|
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