Attendance is high profile at Sugar Hill. Every week we celebrate good attendance in classes. Our school target is 96%. All classes achieved 96% or above and on March 17th Mr Foxton dressed as a Disney Princess for the day. The children have nominated Mr Pearson to do something special the next time our classes achieve 96% or above. We can't wait!
Miss Robertson led a Fairtrade Assembly as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. We have all promised to look out for the Fairtrade Sign when shopping and when we can, to support Fairtrade.
Many thanks to Rob who led our Key Stage 2 Assembly about re-cycling. Rob shared some very important messages with everyone. At Sugar Hill we are committed to re-cycling and doing all we can to look after our environment. It's very important we share these messages at home. Keep up the good work everyone and spread the word! BIN IT RIGHT!
E Safety Assembly
Many thanks to PCSO Daniela Walker who led our Key Stage 2 E Safety Assembly. Parents also attended this assembly to chat with Daniela. Check out our E Safety Section on our website to find out how to 'stay safe' when using the internet and social media.
Super Fundraisers Assembly
Well done to Daisy, Karl, Becky and Jasmine who have been working with Mrs Brown to write a Business Plan and raise money for the Tear Drops Appeal. Many thanks to everyone who donated 1p and 2p coins to raise the grand total of £20.00. Remember when raising money for charity every penny counts! We are still collecting!
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Adam Bushnell Assembly
Once again it was fantastic to have Adam back at Sugar Hill. Adam worked with Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 budding writers throughout his weekly visit. Well done to Ryley Evans who was judged as overall winner to our writing competition!
Fire Safety Assembly
The fire brigade visited Sugar Hill prior to Bonfire Night to warn children of the dangers of fireworks and gave advice on keeping safe on Bonfire Night.
Safeguarding at Sugar Hill Primary is a shared responsibility. We have held special assemblies this term to ensure all children from Reception Classes to Year 6 know that they have the right to 'Speak Out and Stay Safe'. Buddy from the NSPCC came along with really important messages. Susan from the NSPCC thought we were all fabulous. Year 5 and Year 6 then took part in follow up workshops.
Our designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs O'Rourke, Mrs Legge, Mrs Atkinson-Jones, Mrs Rowntree and Mrs McCormack.
(Please see our detailed Safeguarding Information)
Adam Bushnell Assembly
We are so proud of the 'Bushnell Boys' who worked with Adam and led our assembly telling their stories! Well done boys (and Adam!)
World Thinking Day Assembly
Monday 22nd February 2016
Mrs Legge led our assembly today about 'World Thinking Day'. Children in Beavers, Cubs, Boys Brigade, Rainbows and Brownies came to school today dressed in their guiding uniforms. They will all be learning more about World Thinking Day when they meet at their clubs this week. Today we all thought about people in our lives who are special to us and people we do not know. It is really important we take time out of our busy days to think of others and to help them in any way we can.
Hitachi Safety Assembly
Monday 1st February 2016
SAFETY NEWS FOR PARENTS/CARERS
Many thanks to Andy and Jackie from the Hitachi Safety Team who visited school on Monday 1st February to remind us of the dangers of railways. In October 2015 Mrs O'Rourke and Mrs Walker were invited to the official opening of Hitachi Rail Europe's new £83 million rail vehicle manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe Business Park where new rolling stock for the UK and Europe will be built. They saw David Cameron, our Prime Minister. (story uploaded to website front page)
The new facility will have a 1 kilometre test track to test the trains. The test track will be fitted with a live overhead electric wire energised at 25,000 volts- 100 times more powerful than the electricity found in our homes. The wire will be energised at the end of this month and once switched on will remain live at all times.
Andy and Jackie taught Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils about the risks involved with overhead wires and trespassing on the railway. They work in partnership with Network Rail who routinely deliver safety presentations in schools across the country. Please reinforce their safety messages at home.
Remembrance Day Assembly
We always hold a special assembly for Remembrance Day. This year was no exception. Adam Bushnell joined us for our assembly this year and he thought we were absolutely amazing when we were so silent as we reflected on the importance of Remembrance so that sacrifices are never forgotten. Remembrance is part of modern British life, culture and heritage and our poppy is the symbol of Remembrance and hope.