Goodby and Good Luck Year Six!

Posted July 16th, 2020

To all of Year Six,

Well done for persevering through this challenging time. We are extremely proud of you all. Good luck. We will miss you!

Love from all of the Reid Street Team!

 

A Message From us to You.

Posted May 12th, 2020

Hello wonderful pupils of Reid Street.

Here is a small message from all of us at Reid Street Primary School to you.

 

10th March 2020 – Dance Festival Ready!

Posted April 8th, 2020

On Tuesday 10th March 2020, the children attended a dance workshop and rehearsal for our dance festival at the Hippodrome.  Everyone participated confidently and showed the workshop leader their ability to pick up new routines quickly and effectively to perform.  After this, the children went back to the Hippodrome to perform our dance to ‘The Sound of Silence’, following the theme of using a still image. This dance was created to show how technology can be such a powerful and useful resource when used effectively. However, it has taken over how we communicate. The dance reflects the change of communication in our lives.  It shows us how people can be so focused on technology (often without realising) and taking away from human interaction.  The dance shows both isolation with technology and then interaction when technology is taken away.  The children worked hard over several weeks to pull this dance together and they performed with confidence and passion to a large audience.  Well done, everyone.

 

 

National Careers Week 2nd-7th March

Posted March 10th, 2020

We have enjoyed celebrating National Career’s week at Reid Street. We have completed work on careers, jobs and stereotypes and had many visitors into school. Reception had visits from Nurse Walton, PC Banks and PC Jones. The children enjoyed learning about their jobs and even got to dress up in the police and nurse’s uniforms. Nurse Walton also visited Year 5 where she talked about her career path. She always wanted to be a nurse from a young age so she went to university and trained for her job. She thought she would want to be in the operating theatre but that was boring! She now works in intensive care which is her dream job and she finds it’s incredibly rewarding.

Mrs Davison arranged (through the Primary Futures website) an aspirations morning which involved a ‘What’s my Job?’ assembly followed by Speed Networking events in the Year 4 and Year 5 classrooms.

 Six volunteers attended, including a Clinical Research Project Manager, a Regional Manager for an Agricultural Company, a Finance Manager, Marketing Advertiser and a Management Consultant. As a school, we had to guess their job.  During the assembly, the volunteers were only allowed to answer yes or no to the questions posed by the children. We were thrilled that we managed to guess 4 of the jobs out of the 6.

The volunteers were incredibly helpful and interesting to listen to. The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the morning and gained a valuable insight into a range of jobs and careers. It was perfect as the jobs were not your mainstream jobs such as vet, hairdressers, teachers etc. The year 4 and year 5 children also enjoyed the speed networking which allowed them to ask their own questions which included: qualifications needed, training, their salaries and their own school life.
The volunteers seemed to enjoy it too:

“Thank you for the invite and can I say how much I enjoyed Wednesday’s aspirations morning. The pupils were fantastic and a credit to the school. I shall look forward to any further invites from Reid Street School.” Simon “I really enjoyed the experience and I’d be delighted to support future events. I love the fact that one child asked if I was a spy.” Keith The whole week was a great success and made everyone realise that you can’t leave careers education until children go to secondary school. Everyone should have a career plan for the future.

Visit our school blog!

Posted February 28th, 2020

Please have a look at our School Blog here to read all of the exciting things our pupils are involved with.

New mini Rotarians are ready for charitable action

Posted February 28th, 2020

SCHOOLCHILDREN are learning the multiple benefits of charitable giving thanks to the launch of a new club. The Rotary Club of Darlington have inaugurated a new Rotakids Club at Reid Street School.

The club is made up of pupils from years two to six and is being run with help from the school’s vice principal Joanne Davison.To officially launch the club, the granting of the charter took place in front of the whole school assembly of 400 children.The current Darlington Rotary president Sue Campbell, gave a brief description on the work Rotary does locally and internationally, before Rotakids president Elizabeth Liju and other members of the 20-strong club outlined some of the projects and fundraising events they have planned for their coming year. The new club members each received a badge, wristband, membership card and a certificate.And the youngsters are already hard at work collecting crisp packets, which are made into blankets for hypothermia victims, old spectacles for recycling and supporting Food for Thought and The Air Ambulance.They recently raised £313 for Children in Need with a non- uniform day and next month the Rotakids are planning do a litter pick in and around The Denes area of Darlington.

The new Rotakids Club at Reid Street Primary School

National League Girls Football

Posted January 6th, 2020

​On the 9th December, we took our very talented girls football team to Eastbourne Sports Complex to take part in a National girls 6 a side football competition. The girls were competing in the Darlington round of the competition and came up against St John’s first where they achieved a comprehensive 4-0 win. The second game was a tough and crucial game against a strong Winfield team which the girls won 2-1. In the last game we unfortunately lost to St Georges 1-0. However, we were crowned the overall winners and now go through to the regional finals in February.
 
The girls said they felt elated and very happy about winning. 

Sportshall Athletics

Posted January 6th, 2020

​This term we have been training in school for one of our most enjoyable competitions – indoor athletics. Reid Street took a team of 28 children to Wyvern for round one of the competition where we finished in 3rd place for both track and field events. The team was made up of year 5 and year 6 boys and girls. We will now take centre stage in the grand finals of Darlington on the 8th January at the Dolphin Centre.

Tag Rugby Girls

Posted January 6th, 2020

​Friday the 18th October was the annual Girls Tag Rugby Festival. Our Reid Street team comprised of 10 girls from year 5 and 6 who had trained for the event in school during their lunch breaks. Their hard work paid off when they finished the competition in 5th place.

Tag Rugby Boys

Posted January 6th, 2020

​On the 10th October, the Boys Tag Rugby team went to Mowden Park Stadium to compete in their cluster event where they finished 3rd and narrowly missed out on the finals by just one single try. The boys learnt all of the key skills to play tag rugby before and during this event. They thoroughly enjoyed the event.