Newsletter – 4th January

Events this week…

Key Dates for this term

Friday 12th January – Year group curriculum letters sent out

Friday 19th January – Y4 PAC Maths

Friday 2nd February – Y3 PAC Maths

Thursday 8th February – Brookfield School Auction and Y5 Shakespeare Schools Foundation performance (pm)

Monday 12th – Friday 16th February – Half Term

Thursday 1st March – World Book Day

Friday 9th March – Y1 PAC Maths

Tuesday 20th March – Spring Concert

Thursday 22nd March – Parents Evening and Y2 PTA Bake Sale

Friday 23rd March – Y2 PAC Maths

Tuesday 27th March – Rock Steady Concert

Wednesday 28th March – Y4 Shakespeare Schools Foundation performance (pm)

Thursday 29th March – Y3 Shakespeare Schools Foundation performance (pm) and last day of term.

Check our website and next week’s curriculum letters for further important dates this term. 

Curriculum news

Final Week of the Autumn Term

Our last week was full of celebrations and fun. Here are some of the highlights:

Junior Concert

Once again we had some fabulous performances from the orchestra, Junior choir and individual performers. It was encouraging to have 3 of our instrumental teachers join us – Steve, Natalia and Kate – and to be supported by such an enthusiastic audience – including lots of parents/carers. Congratulations everybody!

Class Parties

Children enjoyed their end of term class parties – which had to be the healthiest to date! Many thanks to the parents/carers who sent in healthy snacks to support our drive to become an even healthier school.

Maths News:

Soon we will be competing again in the Camden Spring Slam Timestables competition, looking to better other Camden Schools with our times tables knowledge! Let’s get practising!

The competition is for Years 3 to 6, with more details to follow. Children can practise their timestables using games on

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Password: ilovemaths

End of term highlights

In our final assembly, we enjoyed Mark’s presentation of Autumn term highlights which has been uploaded onto the school’s web-site. Do take a look at it. Here are 3 highlights as a taster.

4E’s visit to the Science Museum

 Forest School Sessions in the EYFS

3F acting out scenes related to their Ancient Egyptian’s topic


Christmas Lunch

Once again Junior and Reda did us proud. The Christmas lunch was ‘par excellence’ and included Reda’s cup cakes and cooked apples filled with mincemeat. Next year, if your child doesn’t normally sign up for school dinners, do consider letting them have a Christmas lunch. The Christmas lunch is as good as anything you would receive in a top class restaurant!

Festive Jumpers

Not to be outdone, the staff also got into the mood of Christmas and looked positively dashing in their Christmas jumpers.

Other news 

Inset Day 3

Yesterday staff spent a very useful day preparing for the term and receiving training on writing/oracy, maths problem solving and anaphylaxis/asthma.  Many thanks to Gemma, Katie, Charlotte, Barnaby and Kate Lewis (school nursing service) for their input.  In addition to this, we also brainstormed ideas for how we could best use parent volunteers and will be sending out a letter soon.

January’s Right of the Month

Lincoln (Y3) writes;

This month I have chosen Article 3 – ‘The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.’

I believe that every adult when making a decision should think, is this decision in the best interests of the child? All adults should do what is best for their children e.g. if your mum or dad said you can’t go to school anymore, then you wouldn’t get to learn and have fun.

Year 5 receive a letter from 10 Downing Street

Year 5 wrote to Theresa May a few weeks ago expressing their concern about poverty in the UK. The letters were powerful and extremely persuasive. Children and staff were delighted to receive the following response from 10 Downing Street during the last week of term:

Sports news

ALL clubs (before and after school) will resume from next week.

This half terms topic is dance. Each year group will cover something different with a performance for parents before half term.

On Tuesday 9th Jan the school football team have matches at Talacre which will finish by 5.40pm. We will return to school by 6.20pm.

On Wednesday 10th Jan the Y5 girls take part in the Sport4All football friendlies at Talacre. We will finish at approx 5.45pm and return to school by 6.20pm.

Y4 will continue swimming this half term and I will be sending letters out next week for Y5 and Y6 regarding the swimming gala trials.

​Finally, do let me know if you’d like come and join the ‘Krazy 8am Runnerz’ every Tuesday, 8am on the Heath!

What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create – wise old Haseeb 

Wake ‘n’ Shake Sessions

This term’s Wake n’Shake Sessions will be taking place as follows:

Friday January 12th  – KS1, Friday January 26th – KS2, Friday February 9th – KS1, Friday February 23rd – KS2, Friday March 9th – KS1 and Friday March 23rd – KS2

Gates will open at 8.30am and sessions will be led by Haseeb. Do come along and have some fun.

Clubs News 

It’s not too late to confirm your spaces. Please make sure payment is made tomorrow in time for clubs to restart on Monday.

News from the office

This half-term’s lunches are £64.80.

Autumn term 2017 Attendance 

KS1 RKS – 93.58% RS – 93.62%
1L – 95.74% 1M – 94.63% 2G – 97.92% 2L – 96.10%
Lower KS2 3F – 96.52% 3C – 97.27% 4E – 96.72% 4C – 97.83%
Upper KS2 5O – 95.54% 5L – 96.40% 6K – 95.16% 6B – 97.43%

Congratulations to 2G and 4C for the best attendance figures for the second half term running! Overall our attendance was 96.44%, which is encouraging.

Please make sure that you arrive to school on time. Children should be in class by 8.55am ready to start their learning. If you are not arriving to school punctually, then we will be contacting you in the next couple of weeks to discuss this further.

School Places 

We currently have places in Nursery, Reception, Y3, Y4 and Y5. If you have family or friends who may be interested, please ask them to call 020 7272 9627, visit the school office or website.

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