Thank you to families for remaining calm this week in a time of worry and uncertainty. As you will have seen from the government update yesterday, the advice is that if your child develops a fever or/and a new cough they will need to remain at home for 7 days. While this is a fairly generalised and somewhat vague decree, the main aim is really to avoid colds and flu being spread due to the current limitations of the NHS. Please keep communicating with us on any concerns.
There is a growing sense that schools may be affected in due course and we have started to make contingency plans however we will, as always, take our guidance from Public Health England & DfE.
At this point, we are continuing to run as usual. I am very much looking forward to returning on Monday fully recovered, having been off with a heavy cold for the last few days.
Parent Workshop – Managing Stress and Anxiety
On Thursday 19th March, we are hosting a workshop and coffee morning for parents on managing stress and anxiety from 9am-10am, delivered by Camden Learning’s mental health and well being team. The aim of this session is to support parents/carers of recognising signs of stress or anxiety in young people and offers strategies to enable them to cope better with everyday stress and anxiety.
The session will take place in our art room so please head up there after dropping your child off.
Luke Lennon Ford, a British 400m sprinter visited our school yesterday afternoon. Luke already has a number of medals to his name and has a successful track record, both nationally and internationally.
He held an assembly for the whole school and talked about: how he got into running, who coaches him (Linford Christie) and how he trains as well as what some of his best achievements have been. The children were keen to ask Luke lots of questions and they seemed to be very inspired. Each class then took part in a fun fitness circuit, where they completed 4 different exercises demonstrated by Luke.
Well done to all the children and teaching staff who took part in the sponsored event. The atmosphere was electric and the enthusiasm was contagious. A huge thank you to all the children and to Parents and Carers for their generous sponsorship money. The final amount raised was a staggering £2,277!
Royal Albert Hall
On Tuesday this week, members of our junior choir and three of our Year 6 brass players took part in the spectacular Camden Schools Music Festival at the Royal Albert Hall. It was an amazing evening of entertainment, featuring performances from over 2,000 young singers and musicians from Camden schools and youth ensembles, covering classical, pop, world music and jazz for an audience of proud parents, friends, school staff and council staff. Our children were a credit to the school, not only performing excellently but also in the way they behaved and supported each other throughout a very long and hard-working day and evening! There can be few better examples of co-operation than participating in such a challenging and complex musical performance. Thank you to all parents and carers who supported this stunning culmination of months of preparation, during which our excellent pupils have worked extremely hard.
Earlier this week, boys from Y5 and Y6 took part in a one off football competition at Talacre Sports Centre. The team played a total of 6 matches and managed to win two games and draw the other four. The boys were ecstatic as it meant they were unbeaten throughout the whole competition. They deserve to feel a great sense of achievement! We would like to give a special mention to Jayden for his amazing goalkeeping skills and to Daniel for scoring an excellent goal from a long distance.
Donations via ParentPay
We would like to remind parents that they can donate to our appeal for classroom iPads on ParentPay.
PE Stars of the Week
This week we have been reflecting on how hard it can be to forgive others when we have been treated badly. Holding on to our annoyance or anger with someone else is not the best emotion for our wellbeing. Often the person that wronged us also doesn’t know how to respond because they are feeling bad about their actions. We all err in some way and often as a result of knee jerk reactions or anger. As we teach our children about the importance of forgiveness, let us ensure that we help children see how much better and happier we feel when we forgive others. It deepens our relationships with each other and lightens our minds in a world that can at times be all consuming.
“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.” Mark 11:25
Shakespeare Performance Week……
Mon 23rd – Thurs 26th March
Tickets will go on sale next week Monday 16th March.
Tues 24th – Infants 10am & 2pm
Weds 25th – Y5 & Y6 – 7pm
Thurs 26th – Y3 & Y4 – 2pm; Y5 & Y6 – 7pm
Monday 30th March – KS1 (Y2) Primary Shakespeare Festival – 2pm
Spring Term Football Club
Coach Steve runs mixed football club at Fleet Primary School for 6-11 yrs on Tuesdays from 5 – 6pm. The first class is free followed by a cost of £75 per term (concession & sibling rates apply).
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 07540613539
All assemblies will be on Fridays at 2:40pm in the church hall unless specified below. This term each class will be highlighting certain weeks recognised for raising attention to local and world events; for example, last week Year 6 taught us about St David’s Day.
|20th March||No Assembly|
|27th March||Awards assembly|
|27th March||Final awards assembly|
|3rd April||Liturgy of the Passion at 11am in Holy Trinity Church|
Term dates for 2019 – 2020
SPRING TERM 2020
|Staff Inset||Monday 6th January|
|Children start school||Tuesday 7th January|
|Half term||Monday 17th – Friday 21st February|
|Children start school||Monday 24th February|
|Last day of spring term||Friday 3rd April|
SUMMER TERM 2020 – PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE TO THE EARLY MAY BANK HOLIDAY
|Children start school||Monday 20th April|
|No school (May day bank holiday)||Friday 8th May|
|Half term||Monday 25th May – Friday 29th May|
|Children start school||Monday 1st June|
|Last day of summer term||Friday 17th July|
|Staff INSET||Monday 20th – Tuesday 21st July|