Music is life itself.

Louis Armstrong

It was such an afternoon of enrichment when our junior bands performed for the school and their parents this week. The younger children were in awe of the older ones who shared their talents with such professionalism and confidence. We have also enjoyed listening to some wonderful pianists from Years 1 to 4 and look forward to the Y5/Y6 concert next Thursday at 2.15pm.

We look forward to welcoming our new teachers next week to meet the children. Ms Doades will be with us all week and Mr Martisius will be joining us for the day on Wednesday when all children will have some time with their new teachers.

The classes for September are as follows:

Class  TeacherTeaching Assistant  
Reception  Ms SeeMrs McQueen Ms Ricketts (PT)
Y1  Ms SunMrs Kabir Ms Ricketts (PT)
Y2  Mrs Evans (3 days) Ms Hale (2 days)Ms Bergin
Y3  Ms DoadesMs Powley
Y4Ms RisbyMs Hall  
Y5Ms Wainer  Mrs Hough and Mrs Gashi  
Y6Mr Martisius  Ms Clayton

Sports Day – Tuesday 12th July

It is looking as though it is going to be very warm (usually it’s heat or rain that we have to contend with!) so please can you ensure that your child has water, a hat and is wearing sun cream. We are trying to source as many gazebos as we can so if you are able to help with this, please let the office know as soon as possible – thanks to those that have already offered!

Pip Fundraising

Summer Fair – Saturday 9th July, 11am-2pm

Quiz Night!

An absolutely huge (one might even say Wapping!) thank you to all the parents and carers who supported the Quiz Night on Thursday evening this week. Your good company and fiendishly competitive quizzing skills were much appreciated! A particular thank you is owed to the tireless PiP members who organised and ran the event. All the money raised will go towards enriching school life for your fantastic children.

Preloved Uniform for Sale – bring donations to the school office


  • Wednesday 13th July – Parents to sign end of year reports – 8am -9am & 3.15pm – 4pm in classrooms. Parents are welcome to pop in to the school office during the day to read and sign their child’s report.
  • Thursday 14th July – 2.15pm – Y5-Y6 Piano concert
  • Tuesday 19th July – 2pm – Prize Day – parents will be notified if their child is receiving an award. Choir will also be singing so parents are welcome to attend.

Christian Value – Service

This week we learnt about St Francis of Assisi, a well-known saint to many. St Francis abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to Christianity after hearing the voice of God, who commanded him to rebuild the Christian church and live in poverty. He dressed in rough clothes, sought food from others to survive, and preached about the need to live a life of purity and peace. He accepted that his family disapproved and so distanced himself from his father, instead choosing to visit hospitals and care for the sick, including of those suffering leprosy. Through St Francis we see service and compassion in unity, shown in the way he actively cared for everyone, from lepers to birds. He recognized that our Father in heaven loves everything He has made, and it only makes sense that we should too.

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.

Matthew 25:35

Summer Holiday Activities

Time to sign up for Coach Steve’s extremely popular summer camps!

It will take place at Eleanor Palmer School on:

  • 25th -29th July
  • 1st – 5th August

For more information email:

Camden Holiday Activity and Food Programme

All HAF participants will receive free access to physical and enriching activities and nutritional education each day. In addition, some providers will do onsite cooking where children and young people will be involved in activities and make their lunch on the day. In addition, there are various activities, including sports such as football, basketball and cricket, and creative activities including photography, drama, dancing, and arts and crafts. Camden’s providers are organising many enriching workshops, trips, and fun-packed experiences, all waiting to kick off this summer. Look out for an email from school with this information. Click here to sign up for activities.

Wellbeing Tip – The Joy of Laughter

It’s true, laughter is a strong medicine. It draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body. Laughter strengthens our immune system, boosts mood, diminishes pain, and protects us from the damaging effects of stress. Nothing works faster to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Here are some ways to start thinking about adding more humour to our routines this month:

  • Smile – Smiling is the beginning of laughter, and like laughter, it’s contagious. When you look at someone or see something even mildly pleasing, practise smiling.
  • Bring humour into conversations – Ask people what funny things they have seen recently, or if anything funny has happened to them.
  • Engage with comical media – If you know there are certain shows, video clips, writers or comedians that make you laugh, make time to engage with them.
  • Spend time with fun, playful people. As humans, we take on the energies of people around us so try and spend time with those who laugh easily – both at themselves and at life, and who routinely find the humour in everyday events.​

Classes assembly dates

Friday 15th JulyYear 6 (leavers’ assembly)

Attendance and Punctuality

The whole school attendance level this week dropped to 94.5% due to various illness but hopefully everyone will be fit and healthy for our last full week of term.

Attendance Bears are awarded to:

KS1: Year 1: 97% KS2: Y4: 97%

Early Birds are awarded to: KS1: Y2 KS2: Y3

Camden Music Service

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.

Community Events/Activities

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 –

Term dates for 2021 – 2022

First day of autumn term Friday 3rd September
Half termMonday 25th – Friday 29th October
Last day of autumn term Friday 17th December
First day of spring termWednesday 5th January 2022
Half termMonday 14th – Friday 18th February
Last day of spring termFriday 1st April 1.30pm
First day of summer termTuesday 19th April
Half termMonday 30th May – Friday 3rd June
Last day of summer termWednesday 20th July 1.30pm