A fantastic turn out for our Easter Fair this morning
Thank you to all who came and supported school.
The stalls all looked very impressive. It was clear to see that pupils and staff have been working so hard. Well done everyone!
Just a reminder about our Easter Fair tomorrow from 10am
Come along and enjoy a tasty cake and a cuppa in the café or buy some raffle tickets to win some fabulous prizes!
Each class has their own stall with handmade gifts and treats for you to buy!
Also for parents and carers there will be some information available about  e-safety and how to keep our children safe online. There will be chance to speak to our ICT leader Miss Padden and technician Robbie  if you have any questions about devices you may have at home.
We hope to see you all tomorrow
This week we finally managed to celebrate World Book Day after last weeks snow!
On Thursday some our staff read some wonderful stories to pupils across the school. These included Stone Soup, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure and  Animal Boogie. Today pupils could come to school dressed as their favourite book character. Everyone has had a great week!
This safer internet day Keelman’s Way have been playing their part in building a better internet
Older pupils across school have made a pledge to do something positive online. They designed a jigsaw piece showing kind things you can do online and what not to do.
Pupils recapped what to do to stay safe online and who to speak to if they see something that is inappropriate or something that upsets them.
Younger pupils in school focused on what ICT equipment, games and programmes children can watch and what they watch at home.
They also watched a video about keeping calm when using ICT and how it is important not to spend too long on devices.
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Concerned about what your child is seeing on the Internet? Not sure how to keep them safe online? Want to know how to set privacy settings on mobile devices? For these answers and a lot more information on how to keep yourself and your family safe online come and meet the Southern Community Engagement Team and our partners from O2 on Tuesday 6th February between 10am and 12pm at The Word South Shields. O2 will have two of their technical ‘gurus’ there to answer any questions you may have as part of ‘Internet Safety Day’ “ If you would like more information on this event please contact the Southern Community Engagement Team at southern.ceo@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
A group of our Secondary and Post 16 students will be performing alongside other South Tyneside Schools at The Customs House Dance Festival on Tuesday 6th February.
Tickets are available from the box office.
Pupils will be practising every Friday as part of their leisure and hobbies option.
They will be showcasing a ‘mash up’ of the dance routines that were performed at our ‘Keelman’s Got the X Factor’ concert in December.
We wish them the best of luck
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
Welcome back to Spring Term.
We have a busy term planned and will keep you posted on what we have been doing.
We are expecting a very special visitor today, can you guess who is could be??
 His eyes – how they twinkled! his dimples how merry,
 His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry;
 His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
  And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow
 The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
 And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
  He had a broad face, and a little round belly
  That shook when he laugh’d, like a bowl full of jelly.
Our School Council organised the Secondary Christmas party this year. They booked DJ Spikey for the afternoon. Pupils put together their own play list of their favourite songs to be played at the disco.
Mrs French, staff and post 16 pupils provided a delicious buffet for us to enjoy.
From the photo’s you can see everyone had a fantastic time…
Primary pupils have a fantastic time at their Christmas party. Lots of dancing, games and delicious party food!!
A great time was had by all
Blue Class 2 enjoyed a Christmas visit to Dobbie’s Garden Centre to see a very special person…
Another fantastic show by our Secondary and Post 16 pupils.
This year we performed our own version of the X Factor to showcase our talents.
We sang, danced and signed to our favourite songs.
Our hosts for the afternoon, Nicholas and Kian did an amazing job of introducing our acts.
A huge thank you to the staff who have worked so hard to put this show together.
Here are some more of our primary pupils Christmas Show…
Thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas Fair. It was lovely to see so many parents, carers and friends of school attend.
Staff and pupils worked extremely hard and produced some fantastic gifts. Our selection of homemade cakes went down a treat at the café and the tombola and raffle staff was as busy as ever.
We raised over £1800 which is fantastic!!
A Christmas Like no Other…
Our Primary pupils put on an excellent performance of their Christmas show. Fantastic costumes and props were used to get us all in the Christmas spirit.
Songs included ‘When Santa got stuck up the chimney’ , Rocking around the Christmas Tree’ and ‘Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer’
Below are some of the cutest reindeers around…
More photo’s to follow
Keelman’s Way will be supporting Christmas Jumper Day again this year to raise money for Save the Children.
Pupils are welcome to come into school wearing their Christmas jumpers or  non-uniform on Friday 15th December.
A voluntary donation of £1 would be appreciated to help this fantastic charity.
Thank you for your kind donations we raised a fantastic £245.80!!
Come along to Keelman’s Café this Friday morning for cuppa and a tasty treat made by our pupils. All proceeds will go to Children in Need.
Pupils are welcome to come to school in their pyjama’s, Children in Need T-shirts or ‘spotty clothing’.
A donation of £1 would be appreciated but is not mandatory.
 A group of pupils and staff visited  South Tyneside Hospital today. The Hospital are working with schools in the area to break down barriers that children may have when visiting hospitals for healthcare appointments, all the children had a great time. They had the opportunity to meet doctors and nurses, visit an ambulance, have a cast put on and removed. They also checked their temperatures and blood pressure too.
What another fabulous turn out for our Macmillan coffee morning today. There were lots of homemade cakes and treats made by our Post 16 pupils and staff.
      Thank you to parents and friends of the school who also kindly donated.
We raised a fantastic £219.00
A group of primary and secondary pupils went along to the Wanderers Athletics event at Monkton Stadium this week. They thoroughly enjoyed taking part and were very proud to show off their medals when they returned back to school.
Well done everyone!!!
Here are some photo’s from Friday’s dressy up day….
The children have settled in well to their new classes and all look very smart in their new uniforms
For the first few weeks back we have a whole school theme ‘Time Detectives’.
Each class will be looking at a different decade/moment in history and finding out all about it.
Watch out for photographs of the exciting things we have been up to next week!
 Keelman’s Way now has it’s very own Facebook page!
Please look this up and add it to any lists you have.
It will be used to give out urgent news e.g. in the event of emergency closures, as well as updates about school events and other useful information.
Our  Post 16 pupils had a fabulous day celebrating at their end of year prom at the Little Haven Hotel.
We wish all of our leavers the very best of luck for the future.
There’s only One Bradley Lowery…
Today staff and pupils paid tribute to a very special young man Bradley Lowery by wearing their football shirts to school…

We raised over £100 which will be donated to the Bradley Lowery Foundation.

Our thoughts go out to his family at this very sad time

Sleep tight little man

‘A real brave superhero’








Over the past term, Key Stage 3 have been improving our cycling skills, both at school and at Gateway Wheelers in Chester Le Street. Therefore, on Tuesday 13th June 2017 we had a Cycle Celebration Day’, for the whole school to participate in.

We arranged for lots of different adapted bikes to come in, which allowed all pupils the opportunity to ride a bike. Key Stage 3 also invited parents to come and use the adapted bikes with their child. This was lots of fun seeing the pupils enjoy time with their family.

We had 3sixty bike stunt team from Durham come and perform a show for us. They were on their bikes jumping from vans, over metal bars and even over staff! 3sixty also gave some coaching lessons to pupils on bikes and trikes.

Lastly, we had Craig Heap, an Olympic Gold Medallist join in the events and give a motivational talk to pupils and show off his gold medals.

It was a fantastic day and all pupils had lots of fun joining in the range of different cycling activities.


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We decided to take part in ’empty classroom day’.  This meant to try and get as many lessons as possible outside.  We had various activities that we could take part in such as cycling, pond dipping, parachute games and even set up a story den.  Every class in the school took part in some outside activities and we all had a really good time.
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As part of the world book day celebration 2017 we set ourselves the challenge of outdoor learning. Each story was carefully selected to have an outdoor theme and we were out as much as possible.

We all got stuck in the mud.

We had scary tales of the Gruffalo

We had laughs with a windy dog…phew!

There was fun on a Bear Hunt.

Surprises in store for the Owl Babies.

Fun galore with Peace at Last.

Party time with Barry the fish with Fingers.

Lots of dress up fun with our favourite characters.

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School council beat the blues…
The School Council talked about how people SCfeel miserable and ‘blue’ after Christmas especially when it is cold and grey.
They decided to plan an event to cheer up everyone at school.
 They had lots of meetings to plan this event and 2 council members went to Morrison’s to buy the products they would need.
 On Thursday 2nd of February they spent the
whole morning preparing milkshakes, hot chocolates, pancakes, crumpets and croissants which they served to the whole school
over 200 students and staff.
The event took place in the central dining area where all the classes sat together and
enjoyed the snacks, drinks, music and happy, smiling faces.
The feedback was really positive everyone enjoyed the food and drinks and definitely
felt happier. We are running some exciting free courses  for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities, who are 19 years old and over, at our new building ‘The Hide @ Keelman’s’.