Newsletter – 17th January

Events next week –

Monday 20th – Young Shakespeare performance for Y5 and Y6

Tuesday 21st – FAB project: Junk Orchestra workshop for Y?

Wednesday 22nd – 9am Coffee morning with presentation re. university scholarships for parents, 3.30pm Y3,4,5,6 choir **new day**

Thursday 23rd – Brookfield Busy Bee’s under 5’s session, 5pm Dartmouth Park Film Club

Friday 24th – new drop off and pick up through the infant gates starts, Y3 PAC Maths (bottom hall 9am), y4 bake sale

School News –

This week, classes have been inspired by visiting the Tower of London (Y1), Science Museum (Y4) and Churchill War Rooms (Y6). The curriculum newsletters, sent by email and ParentHub, share more about learning experiences this term. Starting next Friday, we will be improving safety and security by changing the way children enter and exit the school. Please read this letter to find out more:

Letter regarding changes to drop offs and pick ups

Next year’s term dates and INSET days have been confirmed, please see here

Alex is our new music teacher! Please read more here:

Music teaching changes and choir information

Letter – Camden Open minded

Funded university places for parents

On Wednesday morning at 9am, we are hosting a coffee morning in the library with Sophie Swain (Outreach & Access Officer). She would like to talk to parents about the new scholarship at Birkbeck for Camden residents and support with studying at university as a mature learner.

Occupational Therapy Workshop for Parents

Is your child a picky eater? On Thursday 5th March at 9.15 ​ Shaaron Powell our Occupational Therapist will be holding a parent coffee morning reviewing the ways to diversify your child’s diet and how to support their eating routines. 

News from the Office –

This half term’s lunches are £69.60.

Sports News –

A massive congratulations to our Y5/6 football team! The boys have guaranteed second place in the league and automatic qualification to the finals and the girls won the league (again) by beating Gospel Oak and another school. The boys could still claim the top spot dependent upon the last few matches in the league next week.

Our Y3’s took part in a mixed Camden school’s dodgeball tournament. They were super excited and all performed so well! I was super proud!

Y4 swimming resumes this Monday 20th January

We are teaching gymnastics this half term. Children will be allowed to wear ‘grip’ socks/ trampoline socks if they do not wish to be bare footed.

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in to a fruit salad”. Wise old Haseeb,

Community Events –


You still have time to submit an entry for the animation competition, with the best animations made by children being shown on the big screen at the Kids’ Film Club next Thursday night (January 23rd). 

-> Entries need to be under 90 seconds in duration

-> They can be on any topic

-> Entries should be emailed to with the child’s name and age noted

-> The deadline for entries is midnight on Tuesday January 21st

-> There are tips for how to make an animation here

-> And some example animations, made by children, from last year here

-> Email questions to:


All local families are invited to a film club next Thursday evening (January 23rd). We will watch the best kids’ animations from the animation competition and then all watch a film together. There will be pizza, curry, popcorn and drinks available. Gates open at 5pm and the event finishes at 7:30pm. 

-> Buy tickets, and find more info about the event, here



Unfortunately we have had no response to the PTA co-chair vacancy… it’s such a vital role to support fundraising and more importantly keep the school community adults and children involved. It’s not too much work as it’s shared with Lulu. Please PLEASE please consider it.

Unless someone can steps forward to help support we may sadly have to CANCEL The valentines disco… Lulu can’t do it all on her own. If you are thinking about helping but want some more details on what’s involved please do email Lulu or Rob via .


From next Friday there will be a pop up tea and good coffee stall in the infant playground. It will be open from 8.50am-9.15am Come and say hello and remember to bring your reusable coffee cups.

We will take cards as well as cash.


Date for the diary: The year 4 (non) bake sale will now be 31st JANUARY 2020 after school in the infant playground.

Lastly – what’s up for AUCTION?

All the details are here. There are still some tickets left, as as of earlier today the catalogue of items on the night for you to look through is live.

Next week the online-only items will go live – some great items will be available.

NOTE: Don’t confuse the two auctions – the online auction is like eBay with bids online – these items are online-only. The catalogue is for items on the night of the 6th – to be won on the night.

Small print: The reason for two auctions is that not everyone can come to the event on the 6th – and in any case we wouldn’t have time to auction all the generously-donated items on the night. So we split some for ‘on-the-night’, some for online-only, and some prizes for the raffle.

There’s also a raffle too, please buy your tickets in the playground.

So even if you can’t get a ticket, you can still bid for great items, do a proxy bid for the night, and enter the raffle – all to support the school.