Harvest Festival Monday 28 September 2015

Les Poires (Class 6) are able to start the the school day at 8.30am. The pupils need to enter through the school office and go to the classroom where they can either complete their homework or use the school computers to access websites to practice their English and Mathematics skills. We would encourage  the pupils to take advantage of this opportunity as it will support the development of their independent learning skills.

School opening hours are

08.50am - 3.15pm

All sports clubs finish at 4.25pm and all children must be collected by an adult.

We are able to offer guitar lessons for pupil's that are interested in learning to play.  The lessons will last half an hour at a cost of £8 per week, during an afternoon. 

We are able to offer drumming lessons for pupil's that are interested in learning to play.  The lessons will last half an hour at a cost of £8 per week, during a Friday afternoon. 

In order to encourage children to extend their learning beyond the classroom I have organised an incentive – ‘Our Tremendous Tree’. I should be very grateful for your support in helping to enable its success. Each time your child reads a book which is additional to their reading scheme book they will ask you to sign an ‘apple’.

Welcome to Term 1 at Aycliffe Community Primary School!  We are very excited to welcome all children and parents to Class 1 (Les Peches). 

Below is an outline of learning and development for Class 2, ‘Les Fraises’, in Year 1 for Term 1. You are welcome to speak to me if you have any further questions.

I hope that you have all enjoyed a lovely summer holiday.  I am looking forward to an enjoyable and productive term with your children. Below is an overview of learning and development. Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any further questions. 

Below is an outline of learning and development for Class 4 (Les Ananas) this term. As always, please speak to me if you have any further questions.

English Y4

In English this term Year 4 will be learning about traditional tales.  We are starting with the popular tale of the Snow Queen.  Our learning will involve creating our own version of the story after we have studied the features within the text.

We will be looking at character description, lengthening sentences and using powerful vocabulary to show a mature style of writing.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the class teacher for Les Poires, which is a mixture of children from Years 5 and 6. Change can be an uncomfortable experience at any stage in life so it would not be unusual if some of the children were a little unsettled this week. If any parents would like to meet me to discuss their child’s Learning or Behaviour or just to put a face to a name please feel free to contact me via the school office and we can arrange a mutually convenient time.


3rd  - Start of term 1

24th - Pupil Photo's

30th - Reception - First Class Photo

The school is able to give medication to pupils during the school day after parents have filled out a medication form which is available through the school office. You will need to fill out these forms every time your child needs a new medicine. The medicine should also be given to the school office and is never kept with your child.

It is exciting to see the new pupils are already enjoying their learning. The children are getting used to the school routines- and no doubt you are too!

We hope your child is settling into school life.

Swimming lessons will be starting tomorrow.  Please can you make sure that children have:

The school would like to remind all parents that no cars are allowed on the school site between 8am and 5pm except for parents who have a blue disability badge for either themselves or their child.

I hope everyone had an excellent summer holiday and your child feels refreshed for this academic year. Over the summer holiday, our site manager has been working hard coordinating the improvements inside the school resulting in our new classroom space for Les Ananas (Class 4). All of the pupils look settled in their new classes and are working hard. We all hope they are enjoying their learning. 

Sport and Staff Clubs

Sport Clubs and Staff Clubs will start on the week beginning Monday 14th September and will run throughout the year.

The school is providing the following sport clubs of which will be run by fully qualified sport coaches. The sports clubs will start at 3.25pm and finish at 4.25pm.

Aycliffe Community Primary School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. Pupils and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day.

Article 28: Every child has the right to an education. Discipline in schools must respect children’s dignity and their rights.

Article 29: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.

Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Article 13: Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.

Article 17: Every child has the right to reliable information from a variety of sources, and governments should encourage the media to provide information that children can understand. Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them.

We recognise that all pupils are equal regardless of cultural or ethnic background, religion, social circumstances, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability. The curriculum and whole ethos of the school demonstrates that diversity is understood, is welcomed and appreciated within the school. Equal opportunities means that all children have the right to a broad and balanced curriculum with which all pupils can engage and achieve.

Admissions Policy

Information on Admissions is available at:

We encourage all parents to visit us before applying for a school place. Applications are made using the In Year Casual Application form. Once complete, this form must be returned to our school office.




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