Easter at Blackfell

Easter celebrations started this week with a performance of Treasure Island.  The whole school were entertained and thoroughly enjoyed the production from M & M Touring Theatre.

We are looking forward to seeing all the Easter bonnets on Tuesday for Nursery and Reception children and don't forget to decorate your egg for the Easter egg competition on Wednesday. The theme this year is the 5Rs.

Thank you to everyone for their donations for Comic Relief.  The grand total was £217 including the raffle money that children from Year 5 raised selling raffle tickets at the school gate. The winning tickets numbers were white tickets 1st prize 736-740 2nd prize 511-515 and 3rd prize 311-315. Prizes can be collected from the school office.



 Parent/Carer Consultations

We hope that you found consultations and mid term reports informative. Thank you for attending.


Matt Wylie visits Blackfell!

Matt Wylie, gold medalist paralympic champion, visited our school to support our 'Going for Goals' and 'Inspiration'themed assemblies for 2017. Matt was a pleasure to meet and his presentation of his journey to Olympic champion at Rio 2016, truly inspired us all to to aim high, work hard and be the very best you can be!

Matt shared his story, held a quiz and visited all classrooms. It was fantastic to see a real Gold medal and try it on!

Take a look at our class pages and events page for photographs of our morning.

Year 6 are busy producing a display to share our thoughts from Matt's inspirational journey, Matt's achievements and how we can set goals and aim for the stars!

Thank you for a fantastic morning Matt and it was lovely to meet your Mum too!




Winners of the poster competition enjoyed a trip to Sandhill Academy School to meet Olympic gymnast Amy Tinkler. Amy shared her story of Rio and her success of winning a bronze medal for Team GB , answered questions from the children and demonstrated a gymnastic routine.

Celebrating Learning Power 5Rs

We are delighted to announce that the following children were voted by their class peers for their contribution to Risk-taking.  The children were invited with a family member or friend and enjoyed high tea with Mrs Watkins.  Well done to:

Reception - Janine Richardson  Year 1 - Katie McCann  Year 2 - Ollie Johnson

Year 3 - Honey McAuley Year 4 - Dexter Lamming  Year 5 - Sophie Lee 

Year 6 - Katie McEvoy

Next half term children will be focusing on Reflection and how this supports their learning. 



We are delighted to announce that Blackfell Primary has achieved the Gold Great Active Sunderland Schools Charter.  The Charter has been developed to be a celebration of schools who are improving the health and wellbeing of pupils, creating sport and physical activity opportunities and being a great community school.  We have worked hard to encourage children to embrace a culture of exercise, physical activity and healthy eating.  We are one the first schools in Sunderland and the only school in Washington to be awarded the gold standard. David Purvis presented the award in Celebration Assembly.




All dates for 2016/17 are on our school calendar.



Spring term 2017 attendance is 95.9%, overall from September 2016 attendance is 96.8%. Well done everyone! Lets keep this up in the Summer term.


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