On Friday 23rd November we held our first Christmas fair. Pupils had made a wide range of Christmas treats including baubles, biscuits and cards. We pretty much all sold out and the pupils really enjoyed being stall holders, I think we may have a number of future top drawer sales people. The coffee and cakes also went down a treat. Pupils, parents, carers and visiting schools enjoyed the cinema experience were popcorn was shared while watching our music video. In all we made over £400 and would like to thank every one who participated.
Lots of our pupils and staff came to school in their onsies and pj’s on Friday for children in need day. We also took part in an online duck race. We raised £186.45 and had lots of fun.
As a Priority Service Customer, Northern Powergrid make sure you receive extra help if there’s a power cut. Many of our pupils would be eligible for the service and registration is online here, the link is also in the ‘parent’ ‘useful resources’ part of our website. They will just need to take a few details about you, or the person you care for.
There are a number of really good online safety guide to help keep children safe and healthy online on the national online safety website, the link for these can be found here as well as in the parent useful resources area. Ive posted a few of them below but many more are available.
Alfie (pupil) said our Harvest Festival was good and he liked all the singing. I think everyone agreed with him. The hall was packed with parents, carers, staff and pupils, chaotic, colourful, loud and great fun was how a parent described the event.
We sang a range of songs with many acted out by pupils, the ‘up jumps the scarecrow’ a firm favourite.
We asked for donations of food items and received a record amount, we have delivered all the food collected to Hull Harp. HullHarp provides numerous services to homeless people, including delivering homeless services from Dock House, Aspire and providing rough sleeper.
Today we held a very successful Macmillan coffee morning, attended by many visitors, parents, staff and of course pupils. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who made and bought our cakes along with those who helped us host the charity event. We are still counting how much we raised and will post it on here when we know the final total.
Check out Emma’s blog about her experience helping out at our Macmillan coffee morning
Emma regularly publishers blogs about her experiences as a mother to a special needs child, we share many of them in our blog area and they can be found here in their entirety:
Friday 21st September saw a large number of pupils and staff attend school in their jeans, all in aid of a good cause. Jeans for Genes day is the annual event organised by Genetic Disorders UK.
Genetic Disorders UK is a national charity working to improve the lives of individuals and families living with a genetic disorder. They do this by providing resources and support directly to those affected, and to the charities and patient groups dedicated to a single genetic disorder or related group of genetic disorders.
A pupil collected the money from each class and we raised nearly £200.
We would like to say welcome back to our pupils and a hello to our new pupils for the Autumn 2018 term. An exciting and busy term, we have Jeans for Genes day this Friday 21st September where pupils can wear jeans and donate £1. Friday the 28th is Macmillan Coffee morning where parents are invited in to share cake and coffee with us. We have started rehearsals for our Harvest Festival - further details to follow.
We are currently updating our website with class information etc so please check back with us soon. Our calendar has been updated with term dates etc.
T6F Crew performed as part of a Tin Whistle Ensemble at St Stephens Shopping Centre for their Arts Award. they did really well and the shoppers said how it makes them feel 'Happy!' They managed to raise lots of money too for Friends of Tweendykes Too!
Tweendykes has received the Sports Bronze School Games Mark Award for our commitment and engagement to deliver Sports. Massive well done to all involved.
Today we enjoyed our 'Festivals & Celebrations' theme day. Pupils had the opportunity to experience Bollywood dancing as well as Messy Play. In classes we carved pumpkins, decorated biscuits and buns as well as making diva lamps using clay & paper plates.