Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one people or religion.Mahatma Gandhi
Well done to all members of our school community who donated so kindly to the Ukraine fundraiser on Thursday this week. Children and staff looked fantastic in the different clothes they wore to celebrate the wonderful range of cultures that are represented at our school, and together we raised an incredible £1073.37! Every penny is being donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal (Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal | Disasters Emergency Committee (dec.org.uk) Thank you to everyone for your generosity, and to our Parents in Partnership group for organising the event.
Shakespeare Performance Tickets
Our Shakespeare performances draw ever nearer, and the children are working very hard to learn lines, songs, actions, stage positions, and everything else that goes into making great theatre! Every morning next week, tickets for our performances of Macbeth will be on sale in the playground from 8.40am to 8.55am, at £3 each. There are two tickets per pupil available for purchase.
Dates for performances
Infants – Reception, Y1 & Y2
Monday 21st March at 2pm Tuesday 22nd March at 10am & 2pm
Y3 & Y4
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: Belly Breathing
Have you ever noticed how you breathe when you feel relaxed? The next time you first wake up in the morning or just before you fall asleep, try and notice your breathing. Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. This is because when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax, which then signals your body to relax.
Belly breathing is easy to do and very relaxing. Try this basic exercise anytime you need to relax or relieve stress:
1. Sit or lie flat in a comfortable position.
2. Put one hand on your belly just below your ribs and the other hand on your chest.
3. Take a deep breath in through your nose, and let your belly push your hand out. Your chest should not move.
4. Breathe out through pursed lips as if you were whistling. Feel the hand on your belly go in and use it to push all the air out.
5. Do this breathing 3 to 10 times. Take your time with each breath.
6. Notice how you feel at the end of the exercise.
Christian Value – Forgiveness
Forgiveness works in two ways: it has an other-facing dimension and a self-facing one. The other-facing dimension is often based on another of our Christian Values, compassion. It is clear from Jesus’ stories that compassion is at the root of this aspect of forgiveness. The father of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32) and the master of the indebted servant (Matthew 18:21-35) didn’t decide to forgive as a result of deliberations on justice; they forgave due to pure human sympathy.
However, saying ‘I forgive you’ is more than just an act of kindness; it is also a way of helping us return our focus to our own goodness and our relationships. This is the self-facing dimension of forgiveness. If we hold on to resentments, we remain focused on the failings of others, which it is not in our power to change. But when we forgive, we relieve ourselves of the burden of grievance and can return our focus back to where it should be – on our own virtue.
We do pray for mercy, and that same prayer doth teach us all to render the deeds of mercy.William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act 4 Scene 1
Attendance and Punctuality
Our overall attendance has dropped this week to 91.4%.
Attendance Bears are awarded to:
KS1: Y1 96% KS2: Y4 at 94.7%
Early Birds are awarded to: KS1: Y2 KS2: Y4
Our postponed sale of remaining school stock will be happening next week after school on Tuesday 15th March and Wednesday 16th March. There is a 10% discount applied to most uniform items so make sure to get what you need while stocks last.
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
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|