The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.Socrates
Our lovely Year 6 children have been away on a wonderful residential trip this week to the New Forest. They have been very active and have thoroughly enjoyed this very special time together before they move on to secondary school in September.
Year 4 & Year 5 performed on their brass instruments this week at Parliament Hill with an audience of other schools and parents – they were amazing!
We very much look forward to welcoming our new Reception class to school next week; this will be followed the week after by all other classes getting to know their new teachers for September. While transitions can feel a bit daunting and cause feelings of insecurity, we must embrace the changes of growing up and help ourselves to see the future as exciting opportunities to come.
The classes for September are as follows:
|Reception||Ms See||Mrs McQueen Ms Ricketts (PT)|
|Y1||Ms Sun||Mrs Kabir Ms Ricketts (PT)|
|Y2||Mrs Evans (3 days) Ms Hale (2 days)||Ms Bergin|
|Y3||Ms Doades||Ms Powley|
|Y4||Ms Risby||Ms Hall|
|Y5||Ms Wainer||Mrs Hough and Mrs Gashi|
|Y6||Mr Martisius||Ms Clayton|
Club Sign Ups
We will make sign-up sheets for Clubs Autumn 2022 available next week on Thursday before and after school as well as Friday before and after school.
Quiz Night – Thursday 7th July- Only 14 tickets left! See information below and buy your tickets here.
It’ll be a fun night with dinner included, a licensed bar and plenty of time to chat and mingle with other parents and staff. You’ll have the chance of winning a long weekend at a villa in Tuscany, cinema tickets, a £50 voucher for the Cheese Bar, a £40 voucher for the Lock Tavern, a £60 voucher for Babylon Park, a £40 voucher for Salvino’s Deli, brewery tours of Camden Town Brewery and lots of other great prizes.
Preloved Uniform for Sale – bring donations to the school office
Summer Fair – Saturday 9th July, 11am-2pm
Thank you to the families that have generously donated gifts for the raffle; all donations are very much appreciated. Please look out for raffle tickets that will go out next week.
- Ten Minutes Peace morning for parents – 5th July at 9am. Sign up here.
- Club sign-ups for autumn 2022 Thursday 7th July and Friday 8th July
- Tuesday 12th July – Sports Day
- Tuesday 5th July 2.15pm – Y1-Y4 Piano concert
- Wednesday 13th July – Parents to sign end of year reports
- Thursday 14th July 2.15pm – Y5-Y6 Piano concert
- Thursday 7th July 2pm – Y4-Y6 Band Concert
Christian Value – Service
This half term we have been learning about saints and how they were inspired to follow God and to put the needs of all others ahead of their own, the absolute embodiment of service. We learnt of St Genevieve of France and St Elizabeth of Portugal who, when faced with conflict and war, as was common in the period in which they lived, changed people and prevented bloodshed through sharing the power of care and prayer. St Elizabeth was a wonderful model of kindness towards the poor, the sick and the homeless. She was also a successful peacemaker between members of her own family and between nations. The life of St. Genevieve was one of great self-discipline, constant prayer, works of charity and obedience to God’s will every day of her life, not just in times of need. She never gave up trying to do as much good as possible. They were both committed to serving all with humility and charity.
When we hear stories of such devoted service, we cannot imagine how we can begin to even come close to showing such care to others. Yet we can all do something, no matter how small, to make a difference and serve others. We must also remember the power of prayer in helping others and the strength we ourselves also gain in making the best and right choices in life – just as God wishes for us.
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.Psalms 18:2
Summer Holiday Activities & Food
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 8th July||Awards assembly|
|Friday 15th July||Year 6 (leavers’ assembly)|
Attendance and Punctuality
The whole school attendance level this week is 97%.
Attendance Bears are awarded to:
KS1: Reception 97.6% KS2: Y6 100%
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.
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
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 1.30pm|
|First day of summer term||Tuesday 19th April|
|Half term||Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June|
|Last day of summer term||Wednesday 20th July 1.30pm|