Free Meals/Packed Lunches
Some businesses in Durham have very kindly offered to help out those that are in need of some assistance with meals over half term. Information on how to access this is available from the link below.
Support during October half term
If your child would normally receive a free school meal, you are eligible to apply for a £15 contribution (per child) to support you this half term week.
If you are struggling to apply online, we can support you through our County Durham Together community hub – contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 03000 260 260.
Please note this scheme only applies to children whose parents receive certain benefits.
Class 3 felt very proud painting a community art project for the police. We illustrated UNCRC Article 28, every child has a right to an education. UNCRC Article 31, every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a range of cultural and artistic activities and UNCRC Article 24, every child has the right to best possible health. Governments must work to provide best possible healthcare, clean water, nutritious food. We look forward to seeing the artwork on display in Chester-le-Street.
We looked at a range of intricate Anglo-Saxon patterns. We then used our sketch books to improve our mastery of art and design techniques by sketching our own Anglo-Saxon patterns. We used our patterns to create print blocks onto polystyrene. We were really pleased with our finished designs!
Our final Head Teachers Award of the half term!
We are so proud of how hard all of our children have worked over our first half term back at school. A special mention to our head teachers award children …. Well done guys, we are super proud!
We have had a spooky end to the half term. We all came dressed up in our spooky colours and enjoyed a treat from the Parent Group. A massive thank you! Enjoy half term everyone!
Firstly can I thank everyone, children, parents and school staff alike for their efforts during this first term back to school. Although it’s been a challenge for many we have started to see a steady rhythm within schools living under covid measures. Thank you.
It is in this respect that I write to you today. With the high rates of COVID-19 in County Durham currently, I am asking parents to let the school know if their child tests positive for COVID-19 during the half term break. If your son or daughter receives a positive COVID-19 test after Friday 23rd October 2020 please contact the school immediately on Nettlesworth Primary School email: Nettlesworth@durhamlearning.net and provide the following information:
Name of child
Date of the COVID-19 test
Does the child have symptoms? Yes or No
What date did the symptoms start?
What date did the child last attend school?
It is very important that you provide this information so that the school can identify any close contacts that your son or daughter may have had in school during their infectious period. The school will then follow up close contacts and request that they isolate for 14 days to prevent further transmission of COVID-19. Please note that you should also report any close contacts that your child has had outside the school setting through NHS Test and Trace. If you are unable to speak to your school please make sure you have provided information of all close contacts within the school to NHS Test and Trace.
In addition I know our children and young people will still want to see their friends during the holidays, but please can I remind all parents that children and young people must not meet up in groups larger than six people (of any age) and that young people should not be gathering indoors with friends. Please also remember where they do meet up in groups of six or less they should still observe social distancing and good hand hygiene. Helping our children and young people to understand the importance of this will help to keep us all safe and healthy.
Thank you again for your help in this matter and I wish you a safe and well half term break.
Amanda Healy, Director of Public Health for County Durham
Richard Crane, Head of Education and Skills
We have had lots of fun in class 2 creating our very own messy pumpkin pictures. They all look very scary!
Class 2 are having lots of fun making a mess to celebrate the end of their Cornerstones topic of Muck, Mess and Mixtures. They have so far helped carve a pumpkin and explore the mixture we retrieved from it. They also created spooky ghost by creating a slimy mixtures of PVA glue and shaving foam! They are looking amazing!