"This is a happy school where pupils work hard and relish the breadth of opportunities provided for them." OFSTED 2017"Parents are thrilled to be part of a school community in which each child is made to feel valued and important‟ OFSTED 2017

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 Welcome to our Website .  We hope that you will find this useful as a source of information whatever your reason for visiting the site.  It is also designed to be 'mobile friendly' which means that you should be able to see it on your smartphone or tablet.

If you would like free paper copies of any of the information on this site, please contact the office.  The first point of contact for any query regarding the school is the school office where Miss Tomkins, Mrs Whalen and Miss Rowland will be happy to help.

Virtual Open Evening

This year so many things are different but we are still trying to provide everything we would usually do. We could not invite parents inside our school so we have decided to do it virtually. We hope you enjoy our short video that shows you what Vane Road is about.

Vane Road does not have any rights to the music used in the video.

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What we have been up to in school

New Starters - September 2021

Attention new starters! Information about the start of your learning journey has been put on the Reception page. You can access it by clicking here.

Athletic success

Vane Road wins again! Even though competitions can't be held due to coronavirus restrictions, Vane Road still manages to amaze us. Our athletes came first in the virtual competition. Mr. Cant submitted our scores, times and achievements and we were the best! Top 5 girls and boys from y3/4 (pictured) and y5/6 received medals and t-shirts. Well done everyone!

Article 31: You have the right to relax and play. 

Article 15: You have the right to meet with friends and join groups

March Enrichment Day

So many different things happened around Vane Road this Friday (26.03). Dancing, sculpting, cooking, art, science experiments... Oh the fun! And oh the learning we did while having fun! Sophie said, "It's so good because I love art!" and Flynn added, "I like that we can often work in a team."

Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Vane Road's Annual Easter Egg Decorating Competition

Egg Decorating Competition

Thank you for all the entries we have received. They are all fantastic! Judging was very hard this year. 

Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Science Week

Between 8th and 12th March, we have celebrated a science week. It was filled with fun and exciting experiments, which sometimes made us a bit dirty and smelly but we loved it. We have also learned about famous scientists. Did you know that Stephen Hawking managed to build a computer when he was in secondary school, so in the 1950s?! It was a great week!

Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education.

World Book Week

We are so excited! World Book Day is on Thursday 4th March! We gathered together ideas for many activities and shared them on a special World Book Day website. Click on this link  to access it. You will find videos of staff reading, The Masked Reader mystery, photos for you to enjoy and many links to various websites and meetings there. Have fun!

Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education.

Express Yourself

Shortly before half term we asked you to share examples of you expressing yourself. We have received many entries  and put them into a short video. Watch to the end - our year 5 girls are singing! Thank you to everyone who shared photos and videos with us, some of them we had to shorten due to technical requirements. Hope you will still enjoy it :)

Vane Road doesn't have any rights to the music used in the video.

Snow day

It might not be the nicest thing to drive in the snow. But that's when you are an adult. When you are a child, snow means fun! Snowmen, snow angels, snow sculptures, catching the snowflakes - we did it all! And best of all - snow ball fight is amazing - it allows to keep the social distancing! :) 

Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Design a Christmas Jumper Competition Winners

Mark Solan from the Solan Conner Fawcett Charity held a design a Christmas Jumper Competition for children in school. Charley (Year 4) from the Community Group has written an article to tell you all about this exciting event.

 Vane Road Primary took part in this competition to design a Christmas jumper. Mark Solan was the person who hosted the competition, to help raise awareness about the awful disease cancer and his fabulous charity ‘The Solan Conner Fawcett Charity’. He has Charity shops in Spennymoor and Ferryhill. Mark helps lots of people and their families in the North East, fighting Cancer.

 7 classes took part in the competition from Year 2 to Year 6. A winner was chosen from each class and the prize was a t shirt with their design on and a selection box.

 Charley, Year 4

Article 31: Every child has the right to relax and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Christmas Dinner

Oh, how we wish you could smell the delicious aromas from our kitchen today! Whole Vane Road enjoyed an amazing meal prepared by our kitchen staff. The hall looked spectacular thanks to the hard work of our Lunchtime Supervisors. Children and staff had a lovely time! A big thank you to our cook Denise and her team for bringing the Christmas joy once again.

Article 24:Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food.

Odd socks

This year the Antibullying Week dealt with cyber bullying. In Vane Road we decided to celebrate our differences by coming to school in two different socks. Look how fabulous and colourful we were!

Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Children in Need

Every year we take part in Children in Need day by dressing up. Spots, Pudsey Bears, pyjamas, own clothes, costumes - everything is allowed. And Vane Road delivered - we even had our own dancing T-Rex! We went around all the classes to show you the explosion of colour but you all must agree that the most fun we had in our Breakfast and After School Club. Well done, Vane Road.

Article 26: You have the right to help from the government if you are poor or in need.

Enrichment Day

What a day! All over Vane Road we have been working on enhancing our skills. From engineers building aqueducts, through painters and photographers to graphic designers - we had so much fun. We also managed an imaginary trip to the seaside! What a great day it was!

Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education.

Respectful Vane Road

Children in Vane Road created Rights Respecting Charters in their classes. They are very different and unique, just like we are.

Article 1: Everyone under 18 has these rights.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Every year we organise Macmillan Coffee Morning. This year we had to be creative but we still had a great time. All children enjoyed their biscuits and juice. Teachers did the coffee drinking part. We raised a fantastic amount - £156.50 - for this worthy cause. Thank you everybody for your very generous donations!

Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Vane Road is back!

We are back! And we have returned with a bang! Our playtimes have changed and now we have many things to do! Yes, we may get a bit dirty in the process (even some of the teachers!) but it is so much fun!

Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

     

Last year in pictures