We look forward to sharing the progress and achievements of your wonderful children over the next couple of weeks at parent meetings. Thank you to those that have signed up – so far 70% of the school. As ever we expect 100% attendance so please can parents ensure they make an appointment as soon as possible – it will be disappointing if we have to chase you, as you know we will. Please also remember that if you are having any difficulty with the app, do not hesitate to contact Leoninne in the office.
Black History Month
While we are unable to celebrate black history month as a whole school, the classes will explore various themes/topics in black history (detailed below and on class pages). While learning about past events and significant people the children will also explore how we are moving forward to a future of possibilities. If you want to find out more at home with your child there are various websites to explore, including:
|All classes will focus on the work of African and Caribbean artists in art lessons.|
|Reception’s class book, Handa’s Surprise is set in Kenya, and as well as the using the richness of the story and pictures, the class we will also be learning more about Kenya.|
|Y1 will learn about Mary Seacole and the contribution she made to the development of modern nursing.|
|Y2 will learn the struggle for civil rights through the life of Rosa Parks.|
|Y3 will focus on Mary Jackson, NASA’s first African American female engineer.|
|Y4 will explore the legacy of the Empire Windrush|
|Y5’s narrative unit will engage in and begin to understand the experiences of slavery|
|Y6 will explore the experiences of black and minority ethnic people in South Africa during Apartheid|
Inspiring Reading Corners in the School…….
Enjoy Y2’s wonderful assembly on co-operation…..
Earlier this week, a team of Year 5 and Year 6 girls were to chosen to play in a friendly football game against Eleanor Palmer Primary School. The girls were extremely excited to be back playing football with their friends and to be involved in some form of competition. The game ended in a 1-0 victory to our girls, with Maisha being the goal scorer. They played really well together and had lots of fun playing in different positions. A huge well done to the whole team.
Assembly weeks this half term:
|Fri 9th Oct||Y5|
|Fri 16Th Oct||Reception|
|Fri 23rd Oct||Y4|
|Fri 6th Nov||Y6|
|Fri 13th Nov||Y1|
Please see the table below for days and times.
|Before school (8.00-8.40am)|| ||Y6 multi-sport|| Y1 multi-sport|
|After school (3.30-4.30pm)||Y4 multi-sport||Y3 multi-sport||Y5 multi-sport||Y2 multi-sport |
Our incredibly supportive PiP reps are keen to begin finding creative ways of fundraising and to add to the Fantasy Football, look out for information about:
- Dress up days
- Class tea towels
- Individual and group lessons are now taking place; if you would like to take up an instrument, please contact Camden Music
- Recorder for Y3 is on Wednesdays
- Class bands for Y4, Y5 & Y6 are on Thursdays. If you would like an additional one to one brass lesson, please contact Camden Music.
St Paul describes the early Church as being like a team. He uses the image of a body to describe this team. One person may be like the eyes, another like the ears or the nose. One may be like a hand, another like a foot. No single part of the body can function on its own. Only as a team will the Church survive and flourish. The same is true in a school setting – we can only flourish together.
We must also remember that not everyone in a team is the same. Each of us has different skills, abilities and characters. Teams work best when each person is valued, listened to and encouraged. We teach and model this to our children through our three ‘c’s: care, courage and co-operation.
Let us never overestimate or underestimate the contribution that each of us can make.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.Hebrews 10: 24-25
Donations via ParentPay
We would like to remind parents that they can still donate to our appeal for classroom iPads on ParentPay.
Castlehaven Community Centre is a hub of opportunities and events so please go to their website for details of what they have to offer including the projects below:
- Activ8 Programme is a new after school club for children from 8-13 years old.
- The Community Park and and Horticulture Hub runs various family events and activities.
- C-19 Foodbank is currently running for people and families in need at Clarence Hall in the Clarence Way Estate.
- Recent months have seen many changes at Littlehaven Nursery resulting in the provision being recognised as being ‘good’ by Ofsted. Some of our new Reception families speak highly of the nursery and about how much their children enjoyed it. They currently have nursery spaces so please contact them if you would like to find out more.
- We also wanted to let you know that Littlehaven Nursery is currently running a breakfast club for children in Reception and Year 1
Term dates for 2020 – 2021
|First day of autumn term||Thursday 3rd September 2020|
|Half term||Monday 26th – Friday 30th October|
|Last day of autumn term||Friday 18th December|
|First day of spring term||Monday 4th January 2021|
|Half term||Monday 15th – Friday 19th February|
|Last day of spring term||Thursday 1st April|
|First day of summer term||Monday 19th April|
|Half term||Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June|
|Last day of summer term||Friday 16th July|