One in four children in the UK are not getting enough sleep, this has an impact on their behaviour and ability to learn, as well as their physical health.
The National Sleep helpline is run by trained sleep advisors who can talk to young people directly, or their parents.
The helpline is open 5 nights a week, Sunday to Thursday, 7-9pm and the number is freephone 03303 530 541.
You can read more here: https://thesleepcharity.org.uk/national-sleep-helpline/
- Northumberland – Tuesday 26th October 10am-12nn at Ashington Leisure Centre
- Northumberland – Tuesday 26th October 1.30-3.30pm at Ashington Leisure Centre – session for families
- Tyne & Wear – Thursday 28th October 10am-12nn at Blue Flames Sporting Club
- Durham – Friday 29th October 10am-12nn at The Louisa Centre
What’s A Max Card?
The Max Card is the UK’s leading discount card for foster families and families of children with additional needs. Families can use their Max Card at venues across the UK to get free or discounted admission.
There are thousands of discounted days out to be explored with your Max Card.
They aim to make the Max Card accessible to all eligible families across the UK with the help
of local authorities.
Morrisons have launched the good to grow incentive, for every £10 spent in store or online, you’ll get one Grow Token that our school can then redeem for a wide range of gardening and growing equipment.
How it works…
Download the MyMorrisons app
Sign in or register and select THE DALES SCHOOL as the school to collect for
Scan the app at checkout or use online when shopping
For every £10 spent you’ll get one Grow Token to donate to our school
The school will be able to exchange all of our grow tokens for free gardening equipment after the collection period
More information can be found at… https://my.morrisons.com/blog/community/good-to-grow/
Thank you in advance for any support. We are really excited about this promotion, as it will allow us to continue developing our outside spaces in the school.
We’ve had some lovely sunny weather to end the year here at Blythdale and this week the children have been preparing to say goodbye for the summer and celebrating all of their hard work over the year.
The children have started the week with phonics, working on their reading and spelling, and have continued to do their daily handwriting practice and one-to-one reading with staff. The children have read the story Leaf in class, about a polar bear that gets lost and ends up in a forest, to finish off our habitats topic. Using this as inspiration, they have revisited their computing skills to make up their own lost animal stories using an online storyboard creator.
Thinking about European foods, the children have been in the cookery room again this week, independently mixing up batter and cooking this to make sweet crepes, which they ate with fresh fruit and berries that they prepared. The children have also been on a visit to nearby Chase Farm park. They have been learning about using their left and right to tell direction, and have practiced their independence and road safety skills, taking it in turns to lead the group safely to and from the park.
As a reward to celebrate the children’s hard work this year 6B have also had a movie morning, a sports activity morning and have had some social time at the end of the week to play games together and talk with their friends.
All that is left to say is well done to all of 6B, you have worked so hard and grown up so much this year! Daniel, Catherine and Pauline wish you all the best for next year and hope you have a great summer!
This week we have focused on bird homes around the area. We looked for birds within the school garden and thought about how their homes help keep them safe from predators and happy with lots of food to survive. We created our own birds nests made from the natural materials that we collected.
We made some bird feeders using pine cones, string, raisins, cheese, lard and seeds. Delicious! We look forward to spoiling our lovely birds with their treats!
We are writing to you with an exciting opportunity for children and young people this summer.
Thanks to the Government’s Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) and funding we have received from the National Lottery we will be able to run a range of holiday programmes across the summer break.
The fully funded programmes mean children and young people of all ages will be able to take part in a range of enriching activities including sport, music, dance, drama, art, cooking, and gardening. The programme of events will also give them the opportunity to learn new skills and the chance to socialise with others and make new friends.
Those who attend will also receive a healthy meal as part of our commitment to ensure those who receive free school meals in term time continue to do so should they attend some of the activities taking place.
If you want to find out what is on offer in your area, please contact Northumberland Communities Together for more information.
Phone the Northumberland Communities Together Response Hub on 01670 620015 9am-6pm, 7 days a week or email: NCT@northumberland.gov.