Grange Road, Castletown, Sunderland, SR5 3EQ

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Castletown Community

Primary School

School Events

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.

Mini Police New Recruits

Take a look at Northumbria Police's new recruits! Chief Inspector Sam Rennison, PC Alan Bowden and PC Louise Edwards visited our school to present ten Year 5 pupils with their Mini Police uniforms and identification. The children successfully applied to be part of the scheme. They will work alongside Northumbria Police officers to learn more about policing and a host of topics, such as crime prevention, online safety and work in the local community. They will also attend some of the events that Northumbria Police get involved in throughout our area.

Awards Ceremony 2018

At the end of the 2017-18 school year, we celebrated a wide-range of achievements - both academic and sport. Well done to everyone. You have been amazing ambassadors fort our school and given 100%.

Wellbeing Week

Before the end of the school year, Mrs Longford organised Wellbeing Week. The aim was to promote awareness of physical and mental wellbeing. Several activities were held around the school, along with wellbeing themed lessons. Some of the activities included dancing, craft clubs for both pupils and parents, a guide to dental hygiene by a local dentist (Mrs Coates’ husband) and a visit from a guide dog. We wrapped up the week with a picnic on the school field.

Mayor's Visit (11th May)

The mayor of Sunderland, Cllr Doris MacKnight, took part in our assembly this morning to talk about her year as mayor and the close relationship with Castletown Primary.

 House Competition - Times Tables Rock Stars (14th March)

Following the Spelling Bee earlier this year, the six school houses all faced each other again. This time, it was a times tables competition. Using the Times Tables Rock Stars programme, a selection of children from each year group represented thier House and lined up on stage in the school hall to answer as many times table questions as they could in three minutes. Some of the scores were absolutely amazing! 

 World Book Day 2018

The 'Beast from the East' snow storm may have delayed World Book Day, but Castletown children (and staff) still celebrated our favourite books and authors with enthusiasm by coming into school dressed as a story book character. We started off the day with an assembly to show off our costumes and each year group completed their own reading activities to mark this special day.

Commonwealth Day

To mark Commonwealth Day, the mayor of Sunderland invited our School Council to the Civic Centre to watch the raising of the Commonwealth flag and visit the council chamber. The visit was extra special as Castletown Primary was the only school to receive this this invitation from the mayor.

Christmas Jumper Assembly

It's the most wonderful time of the year...Christmas Jumper Day! Here are a few photos from our assembly. Can you spot your child taking part in the actions for The Twelve Days of Christmas?

Reception and Key Stage 1 Christmas Present Donation

All money raised from the school choir performances has been shared out equally to each year group in the school to donate to the charity of their choice. Reception and Key Stage 1 decided to use the money to buy presents and donate them to Sun FM's Christmas Toy Appeal. Sun FM's Daytime Presenter Mark Black came to the school to collect the donationThe Salvation Army in Southwick are distributing the gifts to children in hospitals, hospices and refuge centres across the Wearside area.

Operation Christmas Child - 2017 Shoe Box Appeal

It's hard to believe that it's that time of year. Miss Phazey has once again organised the Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Appeal - for the 15th year in a row! As ever, Castletown delivered lots and lots of shoe boxes, kindly filled with presents to give to those less fortunate than ourselves. We would like to send a huge thank you to everyone for their support. Your kindness will result in many children having an unforgettable Christmas.

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.