“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.”Rabbi Harold Kushner
Year 6 have been away in Hampshire this week on a residential trip which has been full of activity and fun! We are delighted that they were able to enjoy this important rite of passage for children coming to the end of their years in primary education. The rest of the school have been busy developing their dance and performance skills as well as creating wonderful written work based on Romeo and Juliet. We hope to be able to update you in the next week or so about the actual performances which are currently timetabled in to share with you at the end of this month and in early July.
- Monday 14th June – Race to Health begins – see pdf attachment – please note, children will receive logins on Monday.
- Tuesday 15th June – Bike it Day – you can bring your bicycles to the playground for repair
- Wednesday 16th June – School photos – don’t forget to wear full school uniform
Attendance and Punctuality
The whole school attendance this week was excellent at 98.6%. Another huge well done to Y2 for winning the bear again this week with 100% attendance and to Y4 for topping the table in KS2 for the second week running.
Y2: 100% Y4: 98.6%
Y2 & Y4
Christian Value – Service
We learn through the parable of the Good Samaritan that we should serve those in need whoever they are. Such service should not be offered to gain some advantage for ourselves. ‘Going the extra mile’ involves sacrifice, putting ourselves out for someone else’s benefit. It is also about keeping yourself alert to serving others in all that you do and say.
We can show our children how they can serve others in their daily life at school through promotion of our three C’s – care, courage and co-operation. Families too can model and promote acts of service in their lives outside of school.
You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbour as yourself”.Galatians 5:13-14
Mental Health and Wellbeing Support
The NHS Mental Health Support Team who work across school in Camden are excited to be able to offer an online webinar series for all parents and carers of primary school children in Camden.
The series will include online workshops via Zoom. Dates and times for the four topics offered are as follows:
|3a) Supporting transition to secondary school option A||Friday 18th June||9.30 to 10:30 Q and A 10:30 to 11.00|
|3b) Supporting transition to secondary school option B||Friday 25th June||9.30 to 10:30 Q and A 10:30 to 11.00|
|4) Routine and summer activities||Friday 2nd July||9.30 to 10:30 Q and A 10:30 to 11.00|
Each workshop will last up to 60 minutes, with an optional follow-up slot of 30 minutes for further questions for those parents that are interested. You can opt-in to all four workshops, or select one or more topics that most appeal to you. We offer two options of the same workshop on ‘Supporting Transition to Secondary School’. You can select:
Option A – Friday 18th June, 9.30 to 10:30 (Q and A 10:30 to 11.00)
Option B – Friday 25th June, 9.30 to 10:30 (Q and A 10:30 to 11.00)
To find out more information and to register for any of the workshops for free, please go to the Eventbrite webpage at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mhst-parent-and-carer-wellbeing-webinar-series-tickets-154740568205
Wellbeing Tip of the Week – Taking control of our stress
When we are stressed or in danger, our brain detects this and automatically triggers our stress response to protect us. This response is known as fight, flight, freeze. Certain hormones are released to prepare our body to face the stressor head on, run away from it or freeze. For this to happen, the emotional part of our brain takes over and the thinking part shuts down: when facing a threat, we don’t have time to weigh up our options, our body just needs to act. Although this instinct keeps us alive, nowadays our stress response can be triggered often and when we’re not in real danger. If we feel very overwhelmed, we can get stuck in our emotional brain. This means we can find it harder to calm ourselves down, to focus and to problem-solve. To try and wake up our thinking brain again, here are a few things we can do:
- BREATHE! We need oxygen to get back from our muscles to our brain – try deep breathing exercises: breathe in for 5 seconds and out for 7;
- How do I feel when stressed? – Take notice of your physical and emotional response to stress: the more you are familiar with it, the earlier you can recognise when you’re feeling stressed so you can start your deep breathing;
- Try some healthy coping strategies: walk away from the situation, scribble on some paper, talk to someone, listen to some calming music.
Girls Football Development Class (with Coach Steve)
Where: Fleet Primary School, Agincourt Rd, NW3 2QT
When: Every Tuesday
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 at email@example.com
Barnardos have a helpline for Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic children, young people and parents/carers, that are affected by Covid-19. They are available to hear about any worries, problems and stresses during this time, and can provide emotional support, practical advice and signposting to other organisations who can provide further help.
Camden Healthy Eating Support Team
Camden Learning are offering FREE virtual healthy eating sessions for families. The sessions cover a range of healthy eating support, including: eating well at home; fun breakfast ideas and hidden sugars; understanding labels and portion sizes; and strategies to raise healthy eaters. ‘Fussy eating’ strategies are discussed in each topic. You are welcome to attend one or all of the sessions. Times and contact details are listed on the flier here.
Easyfundraising – While shopping online during lockdown, don’t forget you can keep raising money for the school via many major retailers. Please click on the link and sign up if you have not already done so.
All music lessons are now face to face at school including:
- Individual and group lessons
- Class bands
- Class recorder
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|