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Let’s Get Reading!


CBBC and Blue Peter have hooked up with Quentin Blake as the designer of the new Blue Peter Reading Badge. (Open to all pupils up to the age of 15 years!)

You can apply for this badge by visiting the attached link and downloading the application form. Applying for the badge is easy!

All you have to do is:

1.Tell them about a book you have read and what you think about it. Maybe you liked the characters, or perhaps you enjoyed going on exciting adventures in faraway places.

2.Upload your illustration of a character or a scene from the story. This could be a drawing, painting or even digital artwork.

3.Let them know what other books and authors you have enjoyed reading and why. We can’t wait to see who applies and receives their very own badge.

And of course we would also love to see your entries too, so dont forget to bring in your illustrations for your teachers and class mates to see also!

Happy Reading!!

Mrs Dove

Amazon Visit

This week staff from Amazon came to visit pupils at The Oaks school. As well as staff from Amazon, their mascot ‘Peccy’ was a firm hit with the pupils. The staff presented to all pupils where they gave an overview of what  the different strands to the business are, as well going into more detail about the local distribution centre at Durham. Sarah, who works at the centre, who has additional needs, gave a moving account of how she finds working there. It was a great event; pupils had the opportunity to ask questions and were commended by the Amazon staff for their mature and probing responses.



Just a reminder that the photographer is in school tomorrow.

Pupil absence

Please could parents telephone school to advise of any appointments for your child?  Please note we will require sight of appointment letters to authorise the absence.  Please note absences can not be taken via email or text for safeguarding reasons.  There is someone in the office from 7am to 4.30pm.  The phone number is 01388 827380.  Thank you for your support.

School Photographer

The school photographer will be in school on Thursday 14th September.  Please ensure your young person is wearing uniform as normal.

After School Clubs

We hope you have all had a good summer.
Please see attached letter which we need back if you would like your young person to be considered for an after school club.  I have also attached a letter sent in July just explaining a little more about the club happening for parents with their child on a Tuesday.
Please reply by Friday this week if you would like a place.

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