Newsletter 23rd June

Laurel’s Update

This morning, year 3 have shared their style and joy with children in years 1 and 2 in a fashion show. Not only was this great fun for all involved, it has enhanced the children’s English learning based on ‘The Boy in the Dress’ by David Walliams. See below for the brilliant photos.

Thanks to all children, parents and staff involved in the year 6 sleepover. It was a fantastic and memorable experience co-created by the children. Particular highlights included the bouncy castle, inflatable slide and ice-cream van! Scroll down for details and photos.

Parent and Carer Workshops

Many thanks to those who attended the EYFS Maths coffee morning. the slides, and card games mentioned, can be downloaded below:

Here are details of the final two workshops of the term:
1st July: Art with Emily (Art Lead)
8th July: Head teacher and Chair of Governor’s drop in

Zoom meeting ID: 718 2430 4068, Password: xxsL5B

Year 6 Sleepover

Last week year 6 had a brilliant time at their sleepover! The night was packed full of take away pizza, bouncy castles and icecream vans! (See attached pictures). Thank you to all those involved in making it such a special night. 

This week, they have really enjoyed their trip to the Lido! They learnt basic life saving skills and had a great time swimming. 

To prepare for their production, Year 6 have also been sewing costumes! A big thank you to Lucy and a group of year 6 children for staying after school on Thursday to finish sewing the costumers.

Year 5 Architecture Workshop

Year 5 had a wonderful time with Eva’s parents, Anne and Mike, who gave us a fantastic architecture workshop! Linking with our DT topic about Greek architecture and our theme of innovation, Anne and Mike treated us to their expertise and wonderful designs. We created our own buildings out of 3D nets, thinking about materials, location and building function in our fictional London areas of Willowthorpe and Ashville! Thank you for such a treat!

Sculpture Spray Painting and Vogue Fashion Week in Year 3

Inspired by the sculptures and artwork of Louise Nevelson, Heather and Fern have been creating sculptures over the last few weeks and waiting for a sunny enough day to spray paint them gold and silver to copy the artist’s works! This was an exciting afternoon spent learning a new skill for the children.

Also in year 3 this week we are writing reports filled with anticipation, excitement and exaggeration in preparation for our FABULOUS (word of the week!) High Fashion Catwalk show in the KS1 assembly this Friday. All eyes will be on the seriously high levels of fashion and super seriousness strutting the children will bring! If rumours are true, as the gossip columns suggest, their teachers will also be joining in! C’mon, VOGUE!

Flouride Varnish Team Visiting Nursery, Reception, Years 1 & 2

Children in Early Years, Year 1 and 2 have been sent home with consent forms for the flouride varnish team visits which will be taking place on 1st July to apply flouride varnish on your child’s teeth. Please ensure that you return your form to the office by Wednesday 30th June at the latest.

Book of the Week

This week’s book is a chapter book called ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ by Onjali Q Rauf and has been recommended to me and our class in Heather by James Waller, one of the children! Although I haven’t read it myself, James’ eyes light up when he talks about it and I’ve bought a copy of my own to dive into! Who better to recommend a good book than the children themselves? This is also actually one of our books this year on the ongoing Year 4 Literacy curriculum too.

“A story of friendship, hope and the importance of kindness, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a story full of heart and humour, told from a unique perspective. When a new boy joins their class, a group of children try to befriend him. They soon learn that Ahmet is a refugee and has been separated from his family. None of the grown-ups seem to be able to help him, so the friends come up with a daring plan, embarking on an extraordinary adventure.”

It’s been described as ‘tearjerking and chuckle inducing’ and ‘utterly delightful’.

Louise (Literacy and Oracy Lead)

Mental Health Support Team Webinars

Please find attached information about a parent/carer webinar about keeping a routine over summer. This webinar is provided by the school’s Mental Health Support Team. For more information, email Lillie at

Camden Covid-19 Update

Please see below for the

Eat Well For Less Casting

BBC’s Eat Well For Less are looking for households that would like to save on their food shop. Please see flyer below if you’re interested

PTA News


As you may have heard, the Summer Fair is still going ahead, just not how we had initially planned. We are now doing a Summer Stroll with different stalls plotted along a roughly circular route – an easy trail within close proximity to the school.

Thank you to everybody who volunteered to host a stall, if we haven’t already, we will be in touch with you personally to give you more details on the stall you will be hosting.

Full details of the stroll will be sent out as soon as possible but for now please keep the 17th of July in your diaries – it’s still going ahead 12-3pm. There will be food, fun things to buy, hopefully some games and free refreshments.

***** We still really need help from parents and carers ******

  • We are looking for raffle prizes, anything along the lines of:
    Vouchers for restaurants, local shops, delis, hampers, wine, pet services, photography, wellness, massages – please email
  • Plants, do you have any plants you can donate for our plant stall? No plants too big or too small, all greatly appreciated, please contact to arrange drop off – (Sophie lives very close to the school).