That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.Jhumpa Lahiri
It was a very special moment this week to see the return of our Hero Buddy meetings. To see older children gently guide the younger ones to their meeting base and then to see them lead their meetings in a warm and fun filled way was an absolute joy for us all!
- School photos day – Tuesday 17th May – Please note Reception & Y5 should come to school in uniform and bring their PE kits in a bag so they can change at school.
- Supporting parent/carer wellbeing – Thursday 26th May
- Supporting children with stress/anxiety – Thursday 16th June
Parents that attended the first workshop shared their ‘take-aways’ from the first session:
- “Listen more, validate children’s feelings more and let them know it will get better.”
- “Give room for emotions.”
- “Use techniques at home.”
- “Try to keep calm.”
- “Try to listen without fixing.”
Once again, we were extremely proud of our Year 3 and 4 footballers on Tuesday this week. After their sterling performances last week, both our girls’ and boys’ teams featured in the tournament finals at Parliament Hill. Despite playing very well, our girls unfortunately didn’t get beyond the group stage, their results of two draws and a loss not quite enough to progress to the semi-final. We were nonetheless proud of their passion and resilience. Our boys managed to get all the way to the final! After a win, a draw and a loss in the group stage, they won the semi-final by a thrilling penalty shootout! In the final, they played brilliantly but lost 2-0 to Eleanor Palmer. Their well-deserved runners-up trophy is on display in the downstairs hall. Our goalkeeper, Ilyas, deserves a special mention for his penalty-saving heroics in the semi-final. Well done to all the children for being such exemplary ambassadors for our school. Many thanks to Coach Steve and all the parents, carers and siblings who came to cheer the children on.
A huge thanks to everyone for supporting our wonderful Spring Fair. It was such a heart warming event, which brought together children and families of the past and present. We also thank you for giving generously in time and money; this effort resulted in raising £1210.95!
The PiP tea-towel fundraiser is now open to purchases on ParentPay – £5 per tea-towel. Children have been drawing their portraits in school this week so please ensure that you put your order in by 20th May.
The children have now drawn their portraits which will form a wonderful and unique work of art on the tea-towels!
Christian Value – Compassion
There are many different ways to show compassion or be compassionate, and there are numerous examples in the Old Testament and New Testament of compassionate biblical characters empathising, showing mercy to someone else or experiencing compassion themselves.
The true meaning of compassion involves a visible expression of love for those who are suffering. Compassion is not just an awareness of another person’s suffering. It moves beyond a simple desire to reduce suffering. A compassionate person recognises the suffering of others and then takes action to help.
The stories of compassion in the Bible should motivate us to put compassion into action. The religious leaders of Jesus’ day asked Jesus, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.'” (Matthew 22:36-39).
While others may keep their distance from those who are suffering, godly compassion prompts us to act on the behalf of those that are suffering. When we see people who are suffering, poor or lacking basic necessities, we are called to show mercy through compassionate action.
As we consider the compassion God has shown to us, we can respond with compassion to those around us. This means that compassion is not just an attribute of God, but also a quality of His people.
Be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.1 Peter 3:8
Classes assembly dates
|Friday 20th May||Year 4|
|Friday 27th May||Awards assembly|
|Friday 10th June||Awards assembly|
|Friday 17th June||Year 2|
|Friday 24th June||Year 3|
|Friday 1st July||Year 1|
|Friday 8th July||Awards assembly|
|Friday 15th July||Year 6 (leavers’ assembly)|
Wellbeing Tip of the Week: Spend time in nature
Try to spend some time outdoors
Spending time in nature outdoors can help improve your mood and reduce feelings of stress and anger. Green spaces or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. For example, doing things like growing food or flowers, exercising outdoors or being around animals can have lots of positive effects.
Bring nature indoors
This can give you the benefits of nature without having to go to a park or public garden. You could buy flowers, potted plants or seeds for growing on your window sill. Or you could collect natural materials from outdoors, such as leaves, flowers or feathers, and use them to decorate your living space.
Spend time with animals
Lots of people find that being with animals is calming and enjoyable. You could try pet-sitting or dog walking, feed birds from your window, or visit a local community farm.
Try a mindfulness exercise in nature
Pay attention to your surroundings and find things to see, hear, taste, smell and touch. If you are starting to feel stressed, overwhelmed or panicked, connecting with your five senses can help to ground yourself in the present moment.
Attendance and Punctuality
The whole school attendance level this week is 97.8%.
Attendance Bears are awarded to:
KS1: Reception class 100% KS2: Y6 100%
Early Birds are awarded to: KS1: Y2 KS2: Y5
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 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|