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One Big Pyjama Party!    by Anna, Alex and Ruby C





On Thursday 2nd March, 2017 a bizarre thing happened at Holy Family RC Primary School.  Children and staff turned up at school in their nightwear!

Onesies & Fluffy Slippers

The non-uniform day was in aid of World Book Day 2017 and the theme was Bedtime Stories and Traditional Tales. Classes joined together in the school hall for assembly.  Mr Peacock, in his pyjamas and slippers, talked to the whole school about traditional tales.

Back in class, everyone had a great day.  Each class had lots of fun with different stories. Reception Class read The Gingerbread Man, they made some wanted posters and baked some gingerbread men.  Year 1 read Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Year 2 read The Three Little Pigs and had a fun afternoon recreating the story and characters.  Even Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 read stories and had a great day doing different creative things connected to the class story.



School Meals Prepared By Award Winning Staff

by Jack, Ethan and Issy

Mrs Lynch-Brown is studying for qualifications in Food Production and Cooking and has been awarded Learner Of The Month. 

Mrs Lynch-Brown, pictured with Mrs Ridley, works in the kitchen at Holy Family School where they both take great pride in preparing the school meals. Mrs Ridley said, “Mrs Lynch-Brown’s award is very well deserved. A number of other students studying the same qualification were considered, but Mrs Lynch-Brown’s dedication and hard work made her stand out above the rest.”





 By Jack, Ethan, Isabella, Pippa, Rheanna & Penny


On Friday 10th February, Year 5 had a very special visitor. It was the MP for Darlington, Jenny Chapman.

The class have been researching what it was like years ago to work in the mills. Every member of the class then wrote to Jenny Chapman about the harsh conditions and punishments the mill workers used to face.

During her visit, three children read out their letters and the class had the chance to ask her some questions about being an MP and her opinion on other things.

One member of the class said, “we had lots of fun asking her questions and reading our letters to her. Then we all had a photograph with her to remember her visit.”



Bugs Take Over Library!

The current feature being enjoyed in the school library is bugs, all thanks to the dedicated team of volunteer school librarians. The children particularly look forward to seeing the different displays and books when they visit the library.

Weekly Visits

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 children have the opportunity to visit the library on a Monday afternoon and Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2 children visit on a Friday afternoon.  During the sessions, children can take a book home to enjoy for the week and then return or exchange it the following week.


Year 5 & Year 6 Make A SPLASH!

Over the last couple of weeks, the children in Year 5 and Year 6 have been going to the Dolphin Centre to take part in swimming trials for the Darlington Primary Schools Swimming Gala being held in March 2017. 

Keen swimmers from both classes completed time trials for different swimming strokes, to gain a place on either the Year 5 or Year 6 swimming team, the trials were extremely close for all the swimmers. 

Once the teams are announced, they will then attend weekly training sessions until the Gala.  At the Gala, they will compete against teams from other primary schools in the Darlington area.   Good Luck Holy Family!