Half Term Activities & Events #parenthub

Dear all

October Half Term is fast approaching. Below you will find a list of events and activities taking place in Dudley during the Half Term period.

Activities & Events - Click Here

There is also a report on the holiday schemes that we know are running during half term as well, so please see below.

Holiday Schemes - Click Here

All of this information is also on the Dudley website which is kept up to date on a regular basis and when you access the site, if you click on the ‘Events – what’s on’ section, the information will be on there. There is also a Halloween 2017 Activities & Events section where information on Halloween events can be found. Any further activities and events we hear about for half term and throughout the year will be uploaded onto the directory, so it’s always worth checking this out on a regular basis.



Classbased Education City #parenthub

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In Classbased pupils will be bringing home Education City login details over the next week enabling them to access the software from home.

Education City provides educational software to schools and homes. The e-learning service was founded in 1999 and the company said the site has over 15,500 schools registered and 8,000 families. The service provides educational learning experiences mapped to the National Curriculum in English, Mathematics, Science, language education and computing.

Please use the login details provided by the teacher and you can access the login page via the link provided below.


Sutton's Annual Charity Drive

Great news! Sutton have started their annual charity drive. 

This year we have chosen Birmingham Children's hospital concentrating on ward 11 infant cardiology. We want to be able for Christmas to hand out presents to children parents and staff on that ward on Christmas day. I have spoken to some nurses and they said they would love to be able have a few minutes to themselves between working the long intensive shifts they work with good coffee and biscuits. After sending out a letter yesterday we have already been promised a coffee machine by a very kind parent.  Thank you. This will be a Dolce Gusto so if anyone would like to donate any pods this is the make to buy. I will keep you updated with our fun fund raising activities over next few weeks.

Thank You

Mrs M Baker  

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Sutton's African Giant Snails

Very exciting week for life skills and Sutton pupils. We have kindly been donated 3 African Giant land snails.  Doris Morris and Boris. Doris is 5 months old and is already 7cm the other two are 5 weeks old and do not even measure 0.5cmyet. They are extremely interesting creatures and the children are having fun learning and caring for them. I don't know how I will keep up with the food consumption when they are fully grown adults as they are eating us out of house and home. This could be up to 30cm long... only time will tell.

Mrs Baker


Under The Sea

Mrs Hudson has now finished the "Under The Sea" display in the Class-based Provision which the children started during Adventure Week.  It is absolutely fantastic! Well done to all pupils and staff for their hard work.

Presentation Evening 2017

Sutton School celebrated the achievements of all students in style at their 2017 Presentation Evening. The Sutton Fest 17 Show showcased amazing acts from present and past pupils as well as acknowledging the amazing achievements of our students throughout this year and their whole time at Sutton School. We are especially proud of our year 11 leavers who have worked so hard this year and we celebrate their success and wish them well for the future.

A big thank you to all of the staff at Sutton School who helped make Presentation Evening an unforgettable night. Well Done Everyone!

Former Pupil Bradley Turner singing Parla Piu Piano..... 

Photography & Videography by Ben Mould, Mr Edney-Evans and Mrs Duckworth.

How to build a log cabin...

In construction today year 10 have built the base to a log cabin in lessons 1&2 and in lessons 5&6 year 9 put the finishing touches to the Apex roof. All the twigs and sticks came from local parks collected by the class base.

Liverpool Trip Day 4

We had a great day at Gulliver's World, almost every ride was tackled, the pupils loved it. The day was rounded off with a great meal at Frankie and Benny's. Then it was back to the hostel for a video and chillout time while Mr Sant spent an hour doing a blog post over a very slow internet connection, that someone deleted.. happy days... The film we watched sent many pupils to sleep so we were all happy to start packing in preparation for the 'off' the next morning. Enjoy the pictures :)

In School Activities - Day 5

In School Activities - Day 5

Animal Experience and Barbeque

Our parent governor Mrs Chapman has brought in a collection of animals for the children to see.  We got chance to see ferrets, a python, scorpions, tarantulas, an Iguana, a turtle and an African land snail.  Children and staff pushed themselves out of their comfort zones and were very brave.  We saw some very courageous and fearless children hold every animal they possibly could, we have definitely witnessed children who could potentially work with animals, they demonstrated a real flair!  We all thought the animal experience was fantastic, thank you so much Mrs Chapman for your time and for bringing in your wonderful array of (some of) your pets for us to see.


A big thank you to Mrs Ashby and Mrs Page who have provided everyone with a wonderful barbeque.  We have eaten burgers, hotdogs, doughnuts and popcorn! The weather has been good enough again for us to play outside on the field.  A wonderful ending to an adventure filled week!  Thank you to all staff for their extra hard work this week.

In School Activities - Day 3 and 4

In School Activities - Day 3 - Art Focus Day

Students had a great time in school getting creative and making stunning under the sea artwork.

Day 4

Students also got the change to build tents, participate in other craftwork activities like T Shirt Printing and then we all stopped for Ice Cream as an afternoon treat... yum yum!

Children have designed their own animal t-shirts ready to wear for their animal experience on Friday.  Children in school also showed some good survival skills by putting up tents in school.  It got quite competitive!

Liverpool Trip - Day 5

Liverpool Trip - Day 5

We have had an amazing time in Liverpool and surrounding area. Currently we are on route to the World museum and then will be hopping on the coach to head home. Its been a great adventure and we are all looking forward to telling you all about it when we return back to school this afternoon.

Just arrived at the World Museum Liverpool.
We're all really excited and eager to explore!
We are aiming to be back at school between 3:30-4-00.
See you soon!😊

Stay tuned for more updates...


Seaside Trip - Day 5

Seaside Itinerary - Friday, Day 5

  • Breakfast in Bangor
  • Day in Betws-y-Coed
  • Lunch in Betws-y-Coed
  • Return home (ETA - 14:30)

We had a belt bursting breakfast in Bangor and then headed for Betws-y-Coed. At Betws-y-Coed we ate ice creams and shopped until we dropped. 

Mr Poulton took over the artistic (N.B. The words artistic and Mr Poulton have, never before, appeared in a sentence together!) mantle from Mrs Duckworth and photographed some breathtaking scenery.

Animal Experience - Avoncroft Museum

Animal Experience - Avoncroft Museum

The Animal Experience trippers had an amazing day at the Avoncroft Museum. Take a look at what we did...

Seaside Trip - Day 4

Seaside Day 4 Thursday

Not so Happy Valley

We arrived in good time after having a hearty breakfast. Only to find the the toboggan slide was closed for emergency repairs.  Somewhat disappointed we headed for the cable cars and they had stopped operating due to high winds. Determined to make the most of the day the resilient Sutton pupils and staff walked to Llandudno Pier.

 Llandudno Pier

Opened in 1886 and 700m long! We had a leisurely walk along the pier, played games, ate rock and spent money, on what seemed at the time,  irresistible items.

Llandudno Tram and The Great Orme

We marched to the tram, arriving just before 40 primary school pupils. To our joy the tram was working and 20 minutes later we reached the summit of the Orme. It was, indeed, windy. Ice creams, drinks and making the most of the Great Orme activities we made our way back down to the beach.


Life's Two Beaches

More paddling and skimming stones.

Canoeing The Solent

From the safety of the shore, Mrs Harvey and Mr EdneyEvans watched with intrepidation as canoes were mounted and launched into the calmness of The Solent. Within a matter of moments, the calmness had disappeared, only to be replaced with a scene of chaos! Despite some minor launching issues (well, quite a few actually!), all canoed with vigour into The Solent! And yes.... everyone returned safely!

Now sitting on the beach, toasting marshmallows and watching the sun set! A perfect evening with a wonderful group.