Achieve Believe Enjoy
Welcome to Coquet Park First School
Dear Parents, Carers and visitors to our school,
Coquet Park First School is a happy, one form entry coastal school that welcomes children from 3 to 9 years old.
We aim to promote a safe and secure environment in which children learn to be members of a caring community. We believe that children are able to achieve their full potential in a happy and supportive environment, whilst enjoying their time in school.
I am privileged to work with enthusiastic, caring and hard working pupils supported by a dedicated, talented staff and a skilled Governing Body. As a whole school community, we work closely in partnership with parents and other family members to make every day a valuable and memorable learning experience for all pupils. Through this, we aim to encourage every child to become confident, caring individuals with a love of learning and lifelong skills to flourish in future years.
Myself and the senior leadership team work closely together to ensure that high standards in teaching, learning and communication are constantly maintained. We strive to address any issues swiftly and effectively whilst working on future key initiatives that move us forward.
We warmly welcome visits from new parents. Please contact the School Office to arrange an appointment. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any queries.
Mrs C. Ward
Castle Points Winners Autumn 2... Alnwick Castle
We took part in Anti-bullying week and wore Odd Socks to show that we are all unique and different and that that should be celebrated. We thought about the message that was 'One Kind Word' and pledged to use kind words with each other. We designed our own Odd Socks with our pledges and made them into bunting to display in school. We all took part in some workshops that either focused on Respect or It's good to be me.
Lindisfarne Castle - Winners Celebration
The children from the winning castle spent a lovely morning celebrating their achievement. They enjoyed lots of fun activities which included a bean bag hunt, buckaroo and dodgeball.
Harvest was celebrated with lots of singing, craft making and contemplation, and how lovely it was to be singing again! Each year group learned about this seasonal festival and shared their thoughts on what they were thankful for. They made a harvest craft which are adorning our Harvest display board and shared their harvest songs with each other in a virtual harvest assembly.
We have also been collecting food items in support of the BAY Food Bank and the Allotment Club raised a total of £41.26 from the sale of their produce which will go towards sponsoring Noelia, through the World Vision programme.
Castle Points Winners... Lindisfarne!
The children were all very excited at finding out which castle group they would be part of, at the beginning of the year. Hundreds of castle points have been given out for following a positive approach to behaviour.
It's been lovely to see the children following the school code of conduct, using good manners, cooperating with each other, showing kindness and respect. This has culminated in the very full tubes, which the Year 4 meticulously counted in preparation for the first big reveal.
The winning castle, Lindisfarne, are looking forward to a morning of fun and games with Access coaching, before we break for the half term holiday. Well done Lindisfarne!
Eco Green Flag Presentation
We were pleased to welcome Sandra Graham, Cabinet Member for the Environment at North Tyneside Council.
Coquet Park First School are proud to announce we have been awarded the Eco Green Flag for the fifth time!
This is in recognition of the continuing projects and work carried out throughout school, in every class, to actively support the environment.
Each class have Green Ambassadors who work together with Mrs Cairns to develop the projects across school. We are very proud of all the children, their hard work and determination to positively support the eco values represented by the Green Flag Award.
Thank you to Mrs Cairns who leads the work across school and submits a very detailed application for the award every two years.
Sandra Graham proudly raised the Green Flag and shared her appreciation, explaining this was the only school in North Tyneside to sustain and achieve this five times.
After the awards ceremony, we celebrated together with a whole school Eco picnic on the field. The staff and children thoroughly enjoyed it. The fine weather made the day a great success!
Music Mark Nomination
We are excited to announce that Coquet Park has been nominated by North Tyneside Music Education Hub to become a Music Mark School for 2021/22. They have recognised our commitment to a broad and balanced curriculum and the value that we place on music.
Music Mark is the UK Association for Music Education, championing and supporting access to music for all children and young people. There are many exciting benefits to being a Music Mark school which we will be able to enjoy in the coming year.
Awarded our 5th Eco Green Flag!
We are delighted to report that Coquet Park has had its Eco Green Flag renewed for an incredible 5th time. A recent article in the Our North Tyneside magazine, summer edition, highlights our achievement. The school is looking forward to a celebratory picnic to end the school year and raise the flag. A huge congratulations to all the children for their efforts in achieving this and of course Mrs Cairns who leads the crusade.
To see our journey to this amazing achievement click here.
World Vision Update
We have continued to sponsor Noelia, a child from Mosoj P'unchay, Bolivia through the World Vision programme. We sent birthday and Christmas cards to Noelia as well as a Maths game for her to play.
She tells us 'I had fun with my friends, family and community. We learned more about how to respect, care for and protect children. I received new blankets to keep me and my family warm.'
We have received videos from Noelia which the children watched in assembly time.
Watch below to see the work that World Vision is doing for children like Noelia in Mosoj P'unchay.
Sports Day 2021
Despite not being able to invite parents into school to share this annual event, the children had a lovely day and the sun shone for us. They enjoyed taking part in a variety of athletic events including egg and spoon race, sack race, obstacle race and of course the sprint.
Healthy Week 2021
Healthy week was a great success. The children had the opportunity to practice their tennis skills with a coach, take part in daily active challenges, making fruit salads and the whole school raised money for NE Children's Cancer Research by running a mile around the school.
The Daily Mile - 30th April 2021
The whole school came out in force on Friday to run a mile around the school field. Here is a snapshot of the KS1 children enjoying the run.
May Day 2021
Thankfully the rain stayed away for our May Day celebrations. We made beautiful crowns and practised May Day dances. Well done Year 4 for managing to make the sword star!
Children in Need 2020
The children have celebrated ‘Harvest Festival’ in a different way this year but it has been equally enjoyable.
Nursery children have explored vegetables describing them and then printing with them. They have made scarecrow heads on sticks with recycled paper bags and collage materials.
Reception children have chosen to make an individual ‘Harvest Wreath’ from sticks, a ‘grain frame’ or heart shape to represent harvest. They have shared a harvest poem and learned about the job of the farmer and all the different foods that contribute to their breakfast.
Year 1 have made scarecrow faces with paper plates, demonstrating ‘Design and Technology’ sewing techniques and have written poems using the word ‘autumn’ to develop their ideas about autumn and harvest. In R.E. they have explored the tradition of ‘Harvest Festival’.
Year 2 have combined their thoughts on what they are grateful for with their ‘Design and Technology’ skills to create a 3D pumpkin. They have also shared their thoughts on the poem ‘Harvest Moon’.
Year 3 have been learning about the artist ‘Giuseppe Arcimboldo’ with reference to ‘Autumn Portrait’ as the inspiration and starting point for their work for Harvest Festival. They have also looked at poetry and have written their own acrostic poem using the word ‘harvest’.
Year 4 have been looking at the important message that ‘Harvest Festival’ celebrates and have produced artwork based on ‘thankfulness’ incorporating a ‘pointillism’ tree. They have also worked across the curriculum, linking with Geography, to explore the air miles some food travels to be available in the U.K.
We have celebrated this wonderful work by creating a whole school display. Whilst these are different times we are glad that children were still able to learn about and celebrate Harvest Festival in school.
Thank you for your support
Mrs P McPherson
Subject Lead - Art and Design & Design and Technology.
Our choir club, which runs in Spring term, enjoyed taking part in Sing Up Day 2020. We sang alongside schools from across the globe with this year's song 'There's a Power in the Music'.
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4th Renewal of our Eco Green Flag!
Schools' Games Mark
As you will be aware, we have been awarded the Gold School Games Mark for several years running. Due to school closures in March, The School Games Team postponed awarding new marks for 2019-20.
However, our achievements have still been recognised ! We have been awarded with a Recognition Certificate – for our ongoing commitments and achievements during the Autumn and Spring Terms; and a Virtual Certificate – for our support, commitment and engagement with virtual programmes during the summer term. Well done everyone!