The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.Mary McLeod Bethune
We enjoyed a wonderful World Book Day this week in which children had book-themed dance workshops along with various reading activities. It was great to see children and adults dressing up in role and sharing their love of books!
Fundraising for Ukraine
We continue to keep the suffering of the people of Ukraine and their families around the world in our thoughts and prayers at this time of conflict. We feel that it is important to show our solidarity by raising funds to support the plight of Ukrainians so next Thursday 10th March will be a ‘dress to represent your culture’ day. We ask that families contribute as much money as they feel able – we will have collection boxes on the gate. We know of a number of charities that will ensure the money goes directly where it is needed. Thank you for your care and support.
This week, our boys’ football team were presented with their bronze medals in recognition of the superb third place they achieved in their league earlier this year. As well as achieving a very impressive set of results and making it through to the Camden playoffs, they were excellent ambassadors for the school and showed wonderful care, courage and cooperation. Well done boys!
Dates for performances
Infants – Reception/Y1/Y2
Monday 21st March at 2pm Tuesday 22nd March at 10am & 2pm
Thursday 24th March at 10am & 2pm
Y5 & Y6
Tuesday 29th March at 6pm Wednesday 30th at 2pm & 6pm
From 24th February, the Government has removed the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive Covid test. However, if you have any of the main Covid-19 symptoms or a positive test result, the public health advice remains to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.
Children or adults who have Covid symptoms should:
- Do a PCR test and continue to self-isolate while awaiting results until 31st March;
- If the PCR test is negative, your child can return to school.
Children or adults with a positive PCR or LFD result should:
- Self-isolate for a least 5 days from symptoms onset/date of test (if no symptoms);
- Take a LFD test day on day 5 and another LFD test on the following day 24 hours later;
- If both these tests are negative, and you do not have a high temperature, you may end self-isolation after the second negative test result.
Close contacts will no longer be required to self-isolate or be advised to take daily LFD tests. Children who are close contacts, should attend school as usual, but remain vigilant to signs and symptoms of Covid-19.
Please see latest guidance below:
Wellbeing Tip of the Week: Mindful Eating
When was the last time you truly paid attention to what you were eating? Often, we eat in a hurry, on autopilot or watching what’s on a screen in front of us. Mindful eating invites us to remove those distractions and sit interrupted with our food and take our time. This allows us to savour the flavours, the aromas and textures, and we reconnect with our senses. Once we bring our attention to whole experience of eating, we stop getting lost in the thinking mind and becomes less caught up in any emotions we might have around food. We allow ourselves to be re-acquainted with the pleasure of eating. Here are some tips to help you on your mindful eating journey:
- Start by having a good look at what you’re about to eat, notice the textures, shapes and colours, and any smells
- When you take a bite, notice the temperature, the texture and all the different tastes and how they feel in your mouth
- Take the time to eat your food, focus on your mouth chewing and your breathing as you go. Aim to chew each bite for at least 20 seconds.
It will be difficult to do this with every meal, but when you can have a go and see if it makes a difference to how you feel after. For more information on mindful eating, visit Mindful Eating- Headspace
Christian Values – Forgiveness
When material things are broken they can often be repaired but when friendships are damaged, it can be harder to mend. This may be because we do not want to repair them but, more often than not, we do not know how.
In the Bible story Jesus tells us that, if we have done something wrong, we need to say sorry to God and then he will forgive us. If we fall out with a friend, two things often need to happen: if you know you have done something wrong or upset someone, you need to have the courage to say sorry to that person. The person to whom you have said sorry then needs to forgive you. Sometimes we need time to forgive others and to feel forgiven, our relationships deserve this care and effort.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.Colossians 3:13
Attendance and Punctuality
Our overall attendance continues to be good this week at 97.7%.
Attendance Bears are awarded to:
KS1: Y2 100% KS2: Y4 at 99%
Early Birds are awarded to: KS1: Reception KS2: Y6
We are having school stock uniform sales again the week after next on Tuesday 8th March and Wednesday 9th March after school. There is a 10% discount applied to most uniform items so make sure to get what you need while stock lasts.
Camden Music Services
From Y1 onwards, you can sign your child up to learn an instrument in school. For more information and to download the Camden Music Service application form, please click here.
Girls Football Development Class (with Coach Steve)
Where: Fleet Primary School, Agincourt Rd, NW3 2QT
When: Every Tuesday Time: 5.30-6.30pm Age: 6-10 year olds (Year 2 to Year 5)
Cost: First class is FREE (£6 per class thereafter)
For more info, please email Coach Steve – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health Support Team (MHST) Webinar Series for Parents/Carers of Primary and Secondary School aged Young People
The MHST are pleased to offer parents/carers a series of workshops to support their children’s wellbeing.
Webinars that are for both Parents/Carers of Primary and Secondary aged children and young people
- Why Early Intervention Matters: Introducing the MHST
- All about sleep
- Therapeutic conversations with your child and young person
- Screen Time
Webinars for Parents/Carers of Primary aged children
- Parent-child interactions
- Managing child worries
Each workshop will last up to 60 minutes and have an optional follow-up of 30 minutes for parents/carers to ask questions or discuss the topic further.
Parents and carers can register for any webinars through Eventbrite by clicking here.
The scheduled topics, dates and times are:
|Webinar topic||Intended Parent Audience||Date||Time|
|All about sleep||Primary & Secondary||Thursday 10th March 2022||12.00 to 13:00 Q and A 13:00 to 13.30|
Term dates for 2021 – 2022
|First day of autumn term||Friday 3rd September|
|Half term||Monday 25th – Friday 29th October|
|Last day of autumn term||Friday 17th December|
|First day of spring term||Wednesday 5th January 2022|
|Half term||Monday 14th – Friday 18th February|
|Last day of spring term||Friday 1st April|
|First day of summer term||Tuesday 19th April|
|Half term||Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June|
|Last day of summer term||Wednesday 20th July|