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 to be awarded the gold standard. We look forward to receiving the award on Friday 8th July in our Celebration Assembly.

We currently have a vacancy for a parent governor. If you would are interested in this position please speak to Mrs Watkins or call into the school office.

Year 1 enjoyed their class visit to Washington Wetlands. The children took part a mini beast hunt, pond dipping, feeding the birds and seeing the otters and flamingos. All classes have visits planned throughout the Summer Term. 

Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth II

This month we have been celebrating HRH Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday. Traditional British songs such as Land of Hope and Glory, Jerusalem and the British Anthem, were performed by the children in assembly and Year 6 presented facts and traditions associated with our Royal family. All children were presented with a commerative gold coin from the Royal Mint as a momento of this special occasion. Further celebrations include our whole school summer family picnic themed 'All things British' where every class  will perform British number 1 hits. Our school rock band and choir will be entertaining all family and friends with British songs and artists. Save the date - Wednesday 6th July from 12 noon on the school field. Further details to follow.


Thursday 17th March we had the privilege of welcoming the The Royal Air Force Orchestra into school. They performed traditional British music and anthems as well as entertaining the children with a melody of Disney Classics. Heather who played the viola was a pupil at Blackfell 30 years ago. The orchestra play for the Royal Family and at prestigious events around the world.  Thank you to Heather, Lesley, Adrian, Justine and Henry.


It is the summer term!

Curriculum Overviews were sent out on Wednesday 13th April  alongide personal targets. We hope that you found them both useful and informative.


Keep Blackfell Clean- We help our community!

The school council judged the poster competition. The winners from each class were Year 1 Lily Georgeson, Year 2 Ella Beattie, Year 3 Brendan Tetchner, Year 4 Holly Hall, Year 5 Owen Wright and Year 6 Terri Ann Carman. Cllr Scaplehorn will collect all the winning entries and one will be used in the campaign to "Keep Blackfell Clean". All winners received an Easter egg of their choice.

We are delighted to announce that Lily's design won the overall competition and will be used at the heart of the campaign!


Creativity at Blackfell 

 We all enjoyed our Creative Week (w/c 22 February). We all had a fantastic week learning many new skills and facts. The week was  planned around a class text and activities all include a high emphasis on science, dance, music, writing and the arts. We had many vistors to school including Barrie from the Punctuation Show, House of Objects, Mini Beast Man,Scientist workshop and drama/ music workshops. Please take a look at our curriculum pages and class pages to see details of each year group events.


All dates for 2015/16 are on our school calendar.



Attendance for this academic year is currently 97.2%. Well done everyone!

Year 3 won attendance for the month of April and will be rewarded with a popcorn and movie afternoon.


INSET days summer term

A reminder that our INSET days (school closed to children) are Friday 27th May and Friday 24th June.

Christmas holidays 2016

A reminder that we break  from school on Wednesday 21st December 2016 and return on Monday 9th January 2017 in line with our cluster schools.

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Latest Blackfell School Calendar Events

Reception class visit for new children27Jun2016

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Year 4 to visit Beamish Museum29Jun2016

Meet your new teacher day04Jul2016

School summer picnic06Jul2016

Reports to Parents08Jul2016

12:00 am - 1:00 am

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Last update: 2016-06-21

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