Mortimer Primary School
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Latest News – 6.11.22
Dear parents/carers,
It really is starting to get very busy in school with lots going on before we hit December. 
The week ahead
After last weeks cancelled Monday night Girls’ Football – we are glad to say that it will be on tomorrow. Year 6 will have experts from The Word visiting on Tuesday to take them deeper into ICT. On Friday, 6AS and Mrs Stelling will lead us through another exciting parent assembly, we will see you for a 9am start.
Things to tell you about…
  • Parents’ Evening
  • Children In Need
  • WOW
  • Maths Week
  • Anti-Bullying Week
  • Hospitality and Hope
  • Remembrance Sunday 
Parents’ Evening

We continue to use Teachers 2 Parents to allow you to book your parent’s evening appointments online.

The link to book will be sent out at 7pm – Monday 7th November 2022

A separate link for parents with children in Nursery will be sent at 7:10pm on the same day.

Emails have been sent to all parents.

Full details

Children In Need – Friday 18th November

To mark Children In Need 2022 we will be holding a pyjama day on Friday 18.11.22. Donations for Children In Need can be made via Parent Pay.

WOW – Walk to School Challenge

Well done Mortimer! 

The results of the Autumn WOW Walk of Fame Challenge are in!

Mortimer Primary School topped the local leader board for South Tyneside and finished 40th on the national leader board (for England)!

There were more than 900 schools taking part so congratulations to all of the pupils who took part, what a fantastic achievement!

WOW is a pupil-led initiative where children self-report how they get to school every day using the interactive WOW Travel Tracker. If they travel sustainably (walk/wheel, cycle or scoot) once a week for a month, they get rewarded with a badge. It’s that easy!

On average, WOW schools see a 30% REDUCTION IN CAR JOURNEYS taken to the school gate and a 23% INCREASE IN WALKING RATES.

Learn more:

Maths Week England – starts Monday 14th November

We’re celebrating Maths Week England by taking part in a friendly times tables (and division) competition. The competition runs from 07:30 GMT Monday 14th November to 19:30 GMT Wednesday 16th November. It’s all done online via

Children can play in any game mode with every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, earning themselves, their class and the school a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours, subject to a daily 60-minute limit (see below)). Winning classes in the school and in the competition as a whole will be the ones with the highest average.

To support player wellbeing, there is a daily time limit of 60-minutes per player. In other words, each player can earn competition points for up to 60-minutes between 07:30 GMT and 19:30 GMT on 07:30 GMT Monday 14th November to 19:30 GMT Wednesday 16th November. Once the player goes beyond 60-minutes of play on that day, they will still earn coins but will no longer earn points towards the competition.

In the spirit of the competition, please don’t play on their behalf but by all means encourage and support them to the extent that it doesn’t cause high stress levels or impact on family plans.

Anti-Bullying Week Starts Monday 14th November

Odd Socks Day marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week. It will take place on Monday 14th November.

Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage children to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!

There is no pressure to wear the latest fashion or to buy expensive costumes.  All children have to do to take part is wear odd socks to school, it couldn’t be simpler!

Hospitality and Hope

Hospitality and Hope is a shop at Horsley Hill Square for those that may need some financial support. 

People have the chance to get £30 worth of food shopping once a week for just £4. No proof of benefits needed, it’s ran in good faith. If anyone wants to access this and need the help no questions asked, working people can get this too. Only proof to be shown is something with name and address to show they live within 2 miles of Horsely Hill.  

The shop is called: Your Community Shop, 6-7 Horsley Hill Square, NE34 7HE

Mon, Wed, Fri 10am until 1pm  no vouchers needed just £4 cash each time. 

Remembrance Sunday

Poppies will continue to be on sale in school this week priced 50p each.


Phone: 0191 455 4504
Email: [email protected]