We hope that parents have enjoyed getting to know their child’s class teachers this week and are feeling supported in knowing how children are settling and progressing. Our relationships with our parents are incredibly important and are essential in helping children to see how we are all working together with their best interests at heart.
We are delighted to welcome back Miss Godwin to our school. She has taught here previously, but left to work for a few years in an international school in Thailand. She will work with various classes during the day and will run some early morning and after school groups.
Attendance and Early Birds
Reception – 100% Y5 & Y6 – 100%
Y2 & Y5
Well done to the classes that had the highest attendance (three classes with 100% is quite an achievement!) and best punctuality. Please can we remind parents of the importance of children arriving in time for the start of the school day. Lateness is unsettling for children who need to be able to begin their day smoothly with their peers.
Enjoy Y5’s wonderful assembly about their learning this term….
Black History Month
Children’s learning will be focused on the class Black History themes below for the next couple of weeks. Look out for pictures of this work on the class pages before half term.
Camden have launched their Black History season with a ‘Back to the Future’ theme which looks back but promotes moving forward. To join the celebrations go to: https://lovecamden.org/blackhistoryseason
If you also 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|
Secondary Schools in Camden
While Y6 parents are in the process of selecting secondary school choices, many parents from younger classes may well have started to think about this important transition. We collaborate with an organisation called ‘Meet the Parents’ who believe that you should hear about schools from parents and pupils that have first hand experience. While many of these meetings have taken place, here is a film to give you a taste of Camden Secondary Schools.
A reminder for Y6 parents that the closing date for applications is Saturday 31st October
Earlier this week, a team of Year 6 boys were chosen to play in an after school football competition. They played against Eleanor Palmer and Netley Primary School in a total of 4 games. The first game ended in a 1-0 victory to our boys against Eleanor Palmer, with Jack being the goal scorer and man of the match. They then lost 2-1 in a very close game to Netley, went on to beat EP again (but this time 2-1) and then lost the final game 1-0 to Netley. They played extremely well together and really enjoyed playing in different positions. A huge well done to the whole team but a special mention to Jayden who played outstanding as the goalkeeper throughout the competition.
Assembly weeks this half term:
|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.
The way we behave will always affect other people. A community works best when everybody treats each other with respect and kindness. If we think about each other’s feelings and do our best to live in peace together, where ever we are, will be a happy and special place to be.
In our school we teach and model care for one another. We believe that spreading care will bring increased happiness, self confidence and calm to all. We want our school community to be one in which everyone feels fully included. A place where we celebrate together, embrace our differences and love one another.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.Proverbs 27:17
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|