Mortimer Primary School
Excellence for all
Latest News – 18.2.22
Hello all,
    Christmas is now a distant memory and lighter nights are rolling in (however so are the storms!). Its been a challenging half term due to COVID and staff absence but we have made it through to the other end! Our staff have been amazing, wearing lots of different hats to keep everything going.
We are now seeing an increase in events outside of school with pupils now getting more opportunities to attend sport and arts activities. Fingers crossed this only continues to grow. We have also been able to welcome parents back into school for assemblies, possibly 2 years since the last! We hope you’ve enjoyed this little bit of normal…
We close today for half term and will reopen on Monday 28th February. 
Stay safe and thanks for your continued support.
World Book Day & Fair – Thursday 3rd March.
World Book is fast approaching! Time to get those costumes ready. This year we are also having an onsite book fair to purchase new books.
Reception children can visit the fair before school from 8:30
RKB – Miss Bays: Tuesday 1st March
RGB – Miss Beattie: Wednesday 2nd March
RMP – Mrs Peacock: Thursday 3rd March
Nursery parents are invited to come on any of these mornings. The other year groups (1-6) will be given a time during the week they can view and buy. We will share more details around the time.
Red Nose Day – Friday 18th March
Get your Red Noses for Comic Relief.  Red Noses are on sale for £1.50, please pay via parent pay.  We have a limited number for sale so be quick
School Visitors
Al Sylvester is coming into school on the 11th March  to chat to Y5 children about his experiences of exploring Antarctica as part of their geography topic.
The dentist will be visiting Reception on Wednesday 27th April.
Sports Super Stars
Chloe (Year 6) took part in the first part of the Northumberland and Durham County Championships held at the Sunderland aquatic centre on the 12th and 13th of February. 
She competed in the following events :
200meters freestyle, 50 meters backstroke, 100 meters backstroke & 50 meters freestyle
Taking gold in her age group for each event. She is currently ranked 1st nationally in every event that she swam at the weekend.  Way to go Chloe!
SEND Travel Training

South Tyneside Council want to make sure that young people are able to live as independently as possible. This includes being able to travel safely to and from their school/setting as well as visiting and meeting their friends by themselves, using different ways of getting there including walking, cycling or going on a bus.

They are exploring different models of Independent Travel Training and would like to capture the views of parents, pupils and staff within schools to inform future commissioning plans.

Please see the link below

EarlyBird Autism
If your child has a diagnosis of autism you may wish to check out the EarlyBird Programme.
See attachments for more details
Diary Dates
4.3.22 – Climate Change Show
11.3.22 – 1BC Parent Assembly 
14.3.22 – STEM Week
18.3.22 – 5AM Parent Assembly
25.3.22 – 3JG Parent Assembly
1.4.22 – 2RF Parent Assembly
8.4.22 – School closes for Easter
25.4.22 – School INSET Day – closed to pupils
26.4.22 – School reopens to pupils (Tuesday) 
School lunches
Please remember to book your school dinners for the 1st week back by Wednesday 23rd February.


Phone: 0191 455 4504
Email: [email protected]