Welcome to the Central First School website. We hope you have the time to browse around and find out some of the exciting and innovative things we do here at Central.
After School Homework Club
We are looking to start an after school homework club after the Easter holidays. To help set this up we would love to hear your opinion. Please click here to complete the Questionnaire.
Storytelling Chair Winners
One of the highlights of our World Book Week was the competition to design a storytelling chair. Each class was given an identical wooden dining chair which we had to transform into a storytelling chair for the book corners in our classrooms. Our designs had to be inspired by the Julia Donaldson book on which we focused during the week, and be hardwearing.
This half term in Nursery we have really enjoyed our topic ‘Pets’. We have been learning how to look after different pets and what kind of houses they live in. We have also been very lucky to have some special visitors to Nursery each week.
Miss Neilly’s dog Macy came to see us, she was very friendly and cried when she was not sitting next to us. We also had Mrs Scott’s rabbit, Caramel, visiting Nursery, she was brown and white and ate lots of carrots. Olivia brought in her pet guinea pigs, Barry, Bill and Nut. They liked squeaking and we were all able to hold Barry on our knee. Jay brought his Russian Dwarf hamsters in to see us, their names were Fireman Sam and Spiderman, they were too quick for us to hold but we did manage to stroke their soft fur! The most exciting day was when Animal Antics came in to Nursery. Steph brought in cuddly pets and exotic pets. We met Lola and Honey the rabbits, Stripe and Patch the mice, Rex the tarantula, Bracken the owl, Pasha the bearded dragon lizard and Solar the snake. Pasha even laid some eggs whilst she was visiting so there will be lots of bearded dragon babies very soon. We are so grateful that we had the chance to see and learn about all of these exciting pets.
Red Nose Day
We raised money for Red Nose Day by coming into school with funny faces. We even used the computer to give ourselves funny faces. We also made Red Nose Day biscuits and had the chance to paint our teachers’ faces.
Thank you for all the generous donations!
World Book Week
We had a fantastic week during our World Book Week! Our theme was Julia Donaldson and each year group focused on a different Julia Donaldson story. Each class was given some specific homework challenges, one of which was to make a costume for World Book Day. The costumes were fantastic and prizes were given out for the best ones.
Throughout the week each class were set the challenge of designing their own story telling chair related to the book they were focusing on.
Class Dojo is in full flight and has been a great success so far. Children are earning points for being kind, completing homework, working hard and taking part. Improvements have been seen in all of these areas and the children are happy that their efforts are being recognised. A huge positive is that Class Dojo is an online resource so parents can log in and track the progress their child is making!
With a hunger for points, the highest levels of returned homework have been recorded. Teachers are thrilled so it is happy, happy, happy all round!
This week, excitement levels have soared further sill with the opening of the Class Dojo shop. Children can exchange their points for fantastic prizes on Friday afternoons. Once children reach specific mile stones they can either cash their points in or save for something they really want!
Digging for Victory
As part of our WW2 topic Y3 have been digging for victory! We planted potatoes, looked after them then harvested them once ready!
Trip to Bamburgh and Seahouses
As part of our Explorers topic Y2 went on a trip to Bamburgh and Seahouses.
We concentrated on Science and were looking at the different environments and habitats.
We went on a trip to the Farne Islands and saw lots of seals! We worked with the National Trust looking at different sea creatures and talked about the habitats they would live in.