Spring Holiday Club
Monday 11 – Friday 22 April (excluding bank holidays)
You can now enrol your child in a free holiday club programme over the Easter holidays. There are free places available for children and young people in South Tyneside who are eligible for benefits related free school meals or from a family experiencing hardship, where they can enjoy a variety of creative and physical activities, alongside a nutritious meal every day.
Sessions include sports, arts, crafts and more!
All events are subject to availability and booking is essential. Activities and food are funded by the Department for Education.
For more information and to book, visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk/holidayclub
What talented children we have at Laygate school!
As part of their design and technology lessons, the children in Miss Tang’s class have been leaning woodwork skills. The children researched and designed their own birdhouses. They safely used a range of tools to cut, assemble and join wood together to make 5 star homes for our feathered friends.
Take a look at our masterpieces in the video below.
School Council delivered gifts for the birthday box to Key Stage 1 and 2. The children were very excited to see what had been bought. They were all very pleased!
Reggie came to meet the children at Laygate today and what a welcome he received!
Reggie is a 13 week old cavapoo owned by Mrs King. He will be coming into school regularly as a therapy dog to spread happiness and good vibes around the school.
What are the benefits of having a school dog?
Therapy dogs have been working in UK schools for the past five years but have been commonplace in schools in the US and Australia for many years. Research studies have shown the benefits of therapy dogs in schools which include:
- Cognitive – companionship with a dog stimulates memory, problem-solving and game-playing
- Social – a dog provides a positive mutual topic for discussion, encourages responsibility, wellbeing and focused interaction with others
- Emotional – a school dog improves self-esteem, acceptance from others and lifts moods, often provoking laughter and fun. Dogs can also teach compassion and respect for other living things as well as relieving anxiety
- Physical – interaction with a furry friend reduces blood pressure, provides tactile stimulation, assists with pain management, gives motivation to move, walk and stimulates the senses
- Environmental – a dog in a school increases the sense of a family environment, with all of the above benefits continuing long after the school day is over.
What an effort from the children (and parents who took on the job of creative stylist) for Comic Relief’s Crazy Hair day! Here are some photos of the crazy, creative dos….
Please click the link below to see a letter regarding your child(s) acceptance of their Year 7 place at Secondary School.
Safer Internet Day 2022 took place on 8th February with the theme ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’.
The teachers across ks1 and ks2 introduced the children to Google’s Be Internet Legends programme which teaches young children how to become smart and confident explorers of the online world. The children were very excited to receive their own 3D-printed Internet Legend trophy in pieces which they could take home to finish with their families. To unlock assembly instructions, the children were required to correctly answer twenty quiz questions on topics like strong passwords, standing up to cyberbullies and keeping personal information secure.
The children were very excited to show off their finished trophy. Some of the children shared photos of their finished project via Google Classroom whilst others brought them back to school the next day. A very fun, challenging but informative day. The teachers were extremely impressed with the children’s knowledge of internet safety. Well done Laygate School.
Here is the link to the game that can be played at home:
Please click the link below for more information