Grange Road, Castletown, Sunderland, SR5 3EQ

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Castletown Community

Primary School

School Events (2017-18)

Look below to see what's been happening at our school.  

There's a selection of photographs so you can see what we've been up to.  Also, we've included photos of other events that have happened in the school recently.

Click on the photographs to enlarge them.

BAFTA kids Roadshow with Place2Be (7th November)

We had some famous faces in school! We were one of only twelve schools in the UK to receive a visit from the BAFTA Kids Roadshow with Place2Be. The Roadshow was to showcase skills that are important for well-being and included a ‘Behind the Scenes’ assembly for Key Stage 2 children. Key Stage 1 and 2 children had a classroom visit from Ben Shires (CBBC’s Officially Amazing and Match of the Day Kickabout), Katie Thistleton (CBBC HQ) and Leona Vaughan, a BAFTA nominated actress best known for her role as Jana in CBBC’s Wolfblood. Year 5 had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon with the TV stars by taking part in a TV presenting masterclass.

2017 Talent Show

An afternoon full of talent and entertainment. Here's a selection of photographs from our annual show. The winners...Ghostbusters!

Year 5 Gardening

Thursday 13th July 2017:

The final clear up! The children were absolutely amazing. They go stuck in and kept going. We're really proud of them and their fantastic team work.

Tuesday 11th July 2017:

Who needs Monty Don or Alan Titchmarsh? Year 5 did a fantastic job starting to tidy the courtyard area and despite the drizzly rain, they enjoyed every minute.

Year 5 Summer Term Trips

Using profits from the Fair Trade Fayre, the Year 5 children enjoyed three trips for a bargain price of £4.50. We began our first trip at the Great North Museum (Hancock) where we explored the museum and gazed at the plethora of artefacts on display. We went on a scavenger hunt and to complement our current Science topic, we took part in a 'Journey to Mars' workshop and then went to the planetarium for an amazing show about our solar system. On the second day, we headed off to Gravity Force and proudly demonstrated our athleticism on the trampolines. The fun continued in the afternoon the children scaled the lofty heights at Sunderland Climbing Wall. The walls were incredibly high, but the children faced their fears and did incredibly well.

Lion King Performance

Who needs the West End or Broadway when Castletown Primary children, staff and our community can put on an extraordinary performance of Disney's The Lion King? Sunderland's Mayor even came to watch the second show and agreed with was truly amazing. A big thank you to the children, Miss Ni Chomhrai for arranging the show and everyone involved. We're very proud of you all!

Year 4 Skipping

Well done to our Year 4 skippers! They are Sunderland Champions. Mrs Ingram was really proud of the children for their excellent attitude and hard work.

World Book Day 2017


Thursday 2nd March was World Book Day and we all indulged in our favourite books, authors and came into school dressed as a character from a novel.  Take a look at the photographs below to see what we got up to.  Try to guess the character and the novel.

City Sings 2017 - Winners!

Following the success of our choir at the 2017 City Sings contest, the Mayor of Sunderland Councillor Alan Emerson presented the Dr. Gilbert Trophy to the winners.  We're very proud of our choir and Miss Ni Chomhrai for their hard work.  Well done everyone!