All children will return to school on Monday 6th September. We look forward to welcoming everyone back!
Cornforth Library would like parents, carers and children to know that they are open again. Please see their new opening times below:
Monday – closed
Tuesday – 9:30am -12:30pm and 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Wednesday – closed
Thursday – 9:30am -12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Friday – closed
Saturday – 9:30am-12:30pm
Sunday – closed
The library will be running the Summer Reading Challenge again this year, but it will be slightly different to last year’s challenge. Further details will be posted closer to the time. You can follow the library on Facebook @CountyDurhamLibraries and Twitter @DurhamLibraries where they have lots of information and online activities including crafts and jigsaws.
They are currently giving out free Elmer activity packs to celebrate Elmer Day on Saturday 29th May.
For any parents who have a library card for themselves or their children, the library has many resources online that you can access while they are closed. They have access to Encyclopaedia Britannica, eBooks, eAudiobooks and also eMagazines. Resources can be accessed using the link below:
If you are not members of the library, you can also join the library online using the link. The library also have activities on their Facebook page, which is @DurhamLibraries on Facebook. There are craft activities and weekly online jigsaws, and they are hoping to add more activities soon!
Click the link below to access home learning support from STEM Learning, there are a wide range of brilliant resources for all age groups:
Hopefully, all being well, the setup of Office 365, as our online education platform, should be completed next week. This will mean that children will be able to access our online education platform from home, and access lessons with their teacher. We will use this alongside other appropriate online platforms (Mathletics, myON, Tapestry etc.) to ensure children can access their curriculum from home. Teachers will be able to provide feedback through the appropriate channels to ensure children continue to make progress whilst working from home.
Before allowing your child to access their Office 365 account, please ensure that you have read and understood the following policies (as they also apply to online learning from home):
In order to ensure online teaching sessions are of the highest quality, please also be aware that lessons will be recorded for monitoring purposes.
Reception graduation this year looked a bit different to normal, but it was still lovely to be able to see the children in their cap and gowns, and to present them with their certificates. It has been lovely to watch the children grow and progress during their time in the Early Years, and we are all so proud of the things that they have achieved. We are sad to see the children move on, but we wish them all the best for the rest of their educational journey.
This is the seventh pack of #OnlineSafetyAtHome activity packs that we have received from the CEOP Education Team. It contains simple 15-minute activities you can do at home with your child using Thinkuknow resources.