Scremerston First School

COVID-19 Update 17/03/2020
In light of the current government advice regarding COVID-19, we have taken the decision to cancel swimming lessons, family assembly, our Easter fair and end of term Church service as a precautionary measure. Anyone presenting any symptoms in school, will be sent home. The advice at the moment is for healthy children without symptoms (and no symptoms present within the household) to continue attending school as normal. We have increased hand washing, wiping down of surfaces and other cleaning operations. We will keep you up to date with any further information.

Thank you.

Book Donation for World Book Day!

Morrisons' Community Representative Laura, visited school today to kindly give us some new books as part of World Book Day celebrations! Morrisons of Berwick chose Scremerston First School to receive the book donation this year and few of our Elm class children along with Mrs Rooney accepted them on behalf of the school! Thank You Morrisons! We will continue our World Book Day celebrations on Monday with our children dressing up and taking part in some activities with parents/relatives that are coming along to join us!  

Celebrating Burns Night Early!! 


Mrs Rooney played her bagpipes while a haggis was delivered to our kind volunteer who addressed it in front of the whole school at lunch time on Thursday! Everyone had a chance to try some haggis, neeps and tatties! 

Our New Library Is OPEN!!!

Author Helen Peters kindly opened our brand new library this morning in between reading sessions with the children. The library is now in our Community Building and is a fresh new space for our children to enjoy and we have an abundance of books available to enhance our children's reading experience. Thank You very much to Mrs Rooney who put a lot of time and effort into creating such a wonderful area! 

Harvest Festival 08/11/19

Thank you to everyone who has donated food for our collection. The food has been delivered to a local food-bank. 

We had a fantastic time celebrating harvest together during our assembly. The children had all been working hard on art work, poems and songs to share. 

Image result for plastic free"We are well on the way to becoming a plastic free school!

Our new milk delivery arrived this morning in glass bottles. No more plastic cartons and straws. 

Kielder Update 14.06.19 14.00pm


The Kielder bus will not return to school until after 3.30pm. If we hear anything more accurate we will update this page. 

Kielder Update 14.06.19 


We are pleased to say our phone line is back up and running, thank you for your patience. 


The Year 4s are leaving Kielder approximately 1pm, so should be back to school for normal collection time at 3.00pm.  If there are any further communications, we will update this page.

Kielder Update 14.06.19


After an extremely busy day yesterday, everyone was asleep by 9.30pm last night! A huge breakfast has been enjoyed by everyone this morning and it's packing up time before bell boating, which everyone is super excited about. 


Our phone line at school is still not available, we are hoping to have it fixed today. Please email with any queries. THANK YOU for your co-operation.  

Kielder Update 13.06.19


The year 4s successfully arrived at Hawkhirst yesterday and have had a great first afternoon and night. It's not raining there at the moment, but it's a bit windy for the lake so the children are den building this morning. They have slept well...although not as long as Mrs Smith & Mrs Rooney would have hoped! We will keep you updated on the website with any further news. 


APOLOGIES... Our phone line is intermittent at the moment, please contact us by email with any queries. THANK YOU for your co-operation. 

Look At What We Have Been Doing!

This week (23.04.19) we were visited by Zoolab. The children got to look, touch and learn about a variety of different animals and insects including cockroaches, rats, snakes, snails and giant millipedes! 

Our Year 3 children had a fantastic time at the Hoopstarz event held at the Swan Centre for Leisure. 

All of our new books have arrived from Usbourne books. Here are all the sponsored readers that helped raise all the money to buy them. You should all feel very proud, well done! 

Well done to our gymnastics team who competed at the Swan Centre. 

Image result for book clipartThank you to everyone who took part in the sponsored read. You have raised an incredible £440! 

On the 1st of February we had a visit from "Hoopstarz." The children all participated in hoola-hooping workshops, learning new tricks and routines. Here are Oak class getting to grips with some new choreography. 

The Year 4 pupils have recently been promoted to “Lunchtime Leaders”. As part of their new job, the children are expected to plan activities to help the younger children play nicely, safely and to keep all the children in school active over lunchtime break.

The Year 4 Lunchtime Leaders are currently planning and organising lunchtime clubs, such as football, cricket, basketball, tag rugby, den building, dressing up, dancing and gardening.

Jewson, building merchant in Tweedmouth very kindly replied to a letter written by the children and agreed to donate an outdoor site radio to the school in order to help the children establish a musical and dance area at lunchtime.

Latest Newsletters

  • 12 May 2020
    Recent Updates

    We are updating our "recent updates" page on our website as soon as we know anything new. There is a letter on there from Mrs Smith along with new guidance for parents on the reopening of schools.

    We understand that many parents will feel anxious at this time and we wish to reassure you all that we are all working hard to put together plans for the reopening to be as safe for everyone as possible.

  • 05 May 2020
    Hexham Book Festival

    Hexham Book Festival have created some online content around stories.

    "Step into Hexham Book Festival's Story Space and experience magical new worlds and exciting adventures. Look around and you'll find fabulous authors and familiar faces reading super stories from brilliant books."

    There are lots of lovely videos of authors reading their books and accompanying activities.

    The link will also be on our Whole School Resources page on our website.


  • 29 Apr 2020
    A Message From Berwick Community Trust

    Some contacts for services that can help with food packages, benefits advice, job queries etc.

  • 20 Apr 2020
    Additional Prevent Info

    Following on from the information sent yesterday, we have been given additional information to share regarding radicalisation, what this means, possible signs to look out for and how to safe-guard against this when your child is online.
    Although these materials won't be relevant for some of our younger children, they may be worth a read if you have older children.
    The parent information is attached.

  • 20 Apr 2020
    Prevent Information

    Ian Drummond, the Detective Sergeant responsible for the management of the Northumbria Police PREVENT team within Special Branch has been in touch with schools asking us to reinforce the need for parents to be vigilant and carefully monitor their child's online activity at this time.

    He states...
    "As you may be aware our children and young people are sadly vulnerable to being drawn into concerning activity of various descriptions through their online activity. The forced hiatus bringing the premature closure of our schools due to Covid-19 will create opportunities for those people around the world who would seek to prey upon the vulnerable. We can expect the use of the internet by children to vastly increase and remain at that level for an extended period."

    Attached is some additional information that you may wish to access about the PREVENT organisation and internet safety.

    Thank you and keep safe.