Issue 2 Dear Parent/Carer Well, we can hardly believe it - we have completed two terms at Excelsior already and are now getting ready for the very busy Summer Term. The Spring Term was full of activities and successes. This newsletter gives you an indication of the type of things your children have been involved in. Top of the agenda of course, is our work towards academic success. The most recent Review Day highlighted the keen interest you take in your children’s learning. ‘My Maths’ continues to be a useful home resource for Maths learning – if you have any difficulties with the programme please contact your child’s Maths teacher. Enrichment and Enterprise continue to be hugely successful – the fun bit of learning will remain in the timetable for next year. The Summer Term is very busy particularly around the exam time. For Year 11 this is the end of their Key Stage 4 studies. There is still a huge amount of work to do to prepare our young people for their exams. Please encourage your child to attend extra lessons and Easter Break sessions. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of one or two things which repeatedly come up. Black trainers or any form of leisure shoes are not a replacement for black dress shoes. Trainers in any form will always be challenged. Whilst the grey jumper is optional the blazer is not – this should be brought to school at all times. We are concerned about the children who are not prepared for the school day by not bringing the correct equipment. Every child has a locker where pens, pencils and PE kit can be stored. Please ensure your child is well prepared every day. As ever, thank you very much for you continued support. Enjoy the Easter Break. Yours faithfully J Futers Miss J Futers Jefferson School Principal Year 11 Pupils given exam preparation tips at the Scotswood Sports Centre Mrs Fairbairn and her 6 chickens! Sarim was fortunate that we didn’t Mr Brannan borrowing Mrs 3 of them are stuffed!!! have any tomatoes to throw at him. Brannan’s front room curtains for the day. Event organiser Ms Nijaila with Mr Stephen Reay was identified as Watch out TGI Friday’s, Krishnan and 2 budding Fencer’s. having great potential as a Fencer. here we come! Ms Wilkinson teaching our pupils Pupils being directed by staff from Juliet has ditched Romeo (Mr some Elizabethan moves. Newcastle’s Theatre Royal. Hinshelwood) for our Jester, Mr Carville! Mr Spencer pondering about what Samad says “Please Miss, Our Space Man, Ronaldor. he has to do to get a lollipop. may I have some more?” Pupils getting involved in the activites put on for them at the Metro Radio Arena during the Career Day arranged by Mr Spencer. Ala..... Police Academy Pupils experiencing the assault course. Rambo says Chris Dube says Neil, Robbie and Asad say “They drew First Blood Sir” “Dis is a piece a cake man!” “Nee Chance Pet!” Over £300 was raised on Red Nose Day by both staff and pupils. The highlight of course was Mr Brady agreeing for us to shave his hair off and Miss Coulson’s Steel Pan Group debut. Year 8 City Cup Winning Attendance Who says that staff don’t work hard on Training Days?! Football Winners! Team – ‘Dunlop Allstars’ Students from Jesus College, Cambridge, giving our Birmingham based ‘Banner Theatre’ highlighting the pupils tips on tertiary education. myths surrounding Asylum Seekers through music, drama and poetry. Pupils invited to meet the new Lord Mayor of Newcastle and attend a City Council Meeting.