Sparkle and Shine

The children in Reception and Key Stage One wowed their grown ups yesterday with their fantastic nativity 'A Present for the Baby'. The Year Two children provided wonderful narration,while the Reception and Year One children were superb singers and actors. A great big...
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Christmas Craft Day

The children in Key Stage One have had a lovely day visiting different classes.They have made lots of lovely crafts to take home to decorate their own homes. Have a look at the fun we've...
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A Night at the Theatre!

The Yr6 Bookclub children had a fabulous night at the Little Theatre, watching the production of Frankenstein. “Very atmospheric,” said Caitlin – “I loved the music,”announced Milly.

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Winner of our chocolate hamper!

Well done to our winner. A big ‘Thank you’ to everyone who donated chocolate and bought raffle tickets. We have raised £268 for a local homeless charity. A second, mixed hamper will be raffled off this time next week! Get your tickets everyone.

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YR6 Bookclub Children Visit the Little Theatre.

On Thursday 7th December, the children from our YR6 Bookclub visited the Little Theatre, to speak to the director of of the play Frankenstein. Having already read the book, a visit to see the stage, costumes and props, as well as speaking to the director, will hopefully prove invaluable when it comes to writing a piece of work relating to the book. Watch out for this.

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Y5/6 Green Fingers at St Alban’s Church

Year 5/6 grew green fingers to help plant some bulbs at our local church. Great job everyone - we can't wait to go back in spring and see the flowers of our labour! Can you share any top tips to plant bulbs...
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Grey Street gone Greek!

As part of our Ancient Greek topic this term Year 5/6 researched local buildings to see which had been inspired by Ancient Greek style architecture. We then visited Grey Street in Newcastle, took photographs and sketched some of the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian columns...
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Y5/6 Ancient Greek Scavenger Hunt at the Hancock Museum

Last week, Year 5 and 6 visited the Hancock Museum to search for Ancient Greek Artifacts and find out how they have helped historians learn about the Ancient Greeks. The children worked well, with a partner, to complete the scavenger hunt and used clues to decide what...
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Welcome to Carr Hill Primary School

Callum Kidd HeadteacherThose of you who know our school will appreciate just how special a learning community we have established here in Carr Hill. Our pupils are magnificent and we celebrate on a daily basis their individual and collective efforts as they contribute towards ensuring their teachers focus on raising aspiration, raising achievement and raising happy, sociable young learners who are proud to attend our school.

As Headteacher, never a day goes by without me being grateful for the tremendous efforts of our staff and the outstanding relationships that exist with our pupils which spur on their hunger for learning and pride in their school.

So, enjoy your visit and please feel comfortable to engage with us where you can.

Callum Kidd: Headteacher

Important Dates - SAT's Tests

  • Year 6 pupils take their Key Stage 2 SATs week commencing 14th May 2018;
  • Years 3, 4 and 5 have their optional SATs week commencing 21st May 2018;
  • Year 2 pupils have ongoing assessments throughout May/June 2018.

Please click below to pay for school meals and uniforms online:

Gateshead Council, Northumbria Police and partners have worked together to develop a new Hate Crime strategy to tackle hate incidents in the borough. This was approved by the Community Safety Board in April 2016.

Follow the link below for further information:

Hate Crime Awareness and Reporting in Gateshead

We have recently set up an online fundraising account  to help raise funds for our School Fund Account, funds which are then used towards educational visits for your child.  Please click here easyfundraising.doc  for further information.

Attendance for the week of 11th – 15th December 2017


Whole School attendance this week


Whole School attendance so far this year


Class Champion so far this year is Year 5 (Mrs McClean)

children have 100% attendance so far this year

The Top 3 Highest Attendance Awards this week are

  • Y3 Mrs Henderson 99.1%
  • Y3/4 Mrs Moore 97.3%
  • Y5/6 – Mr McGill 96.4%

Other Class Attendance This Week

  • Rec 1 – Miss Dorner 93.2%
  • Y1b – Ms Britton 94%
  • Y4 Mrs Thompson 94.8%
  • Rec 2 – Mrs Lee 94.2%
  • Y2a – Miss Henry 94.8%
  • Y5 – Mrs McClean 92.9%
  • Y1a – Mrs Chandler 93.3%
  • Y2b – Mr McGreevy 94.4%
  • Y6 – Miss Rickerby 93%

School News

Little Movers!

Nursery have had the pleasure of taking part in the Little Movers dance program. We have had so much fun moving to music and playing games. We even learnt a dance that we performed at the end of each session! What super dancers we have at Carr...

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It's wonderful when the whole school can enjoy sharing something 'together'. There was a wonderful opportunity to share a once in a lifetime experience this morning, whilst adding to our science knowledge. We've been counting down all week, to the solar eclipse and...

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We saw our first eclipse today.....well almost. Everyone was excited this morning as we learned about the sun moving in front of the sun. Miss Devereux explained that we must not look directly at the sun and we watched the older boys and girls using a pin hole in...

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Everyone was excited as we arrived at school today. We'd all heard about the eclipse and needed to prepare to view it safely. We enjoyed a science lesson, explaining what an eclipse is and some of the dangers that must be considered when viewing one. We decided to use...

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Today we saw something really exciting, something that we will never see again. After an introductory lesson, we all went outside to safely watch  the eclipse of the sun. The clouds were quite thick but just for a moment, the sun broke through. We quickly used a pin...

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