“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

Maya Angelou

We are all looking forward to further lifting of COVID restrictions on Monday, along with the increased confidence in feeling it is ok to hug someone, in spite of the evident risk that is still around us all. As a school, we now crave the desire to become whole again – something that we know is getting ever closer. The school spaces and class bubbles are increasingly filling with music, dance and song. Hearing and seeing this, we are reminded of the reflections children always share on what they gain from the process of building up to a performance. They consistently talk of greater self esteem, teamwork and the pride of sharing this with their families. It is therefore fitting that it will be the Shakespeare shows that properly reunite us as a school community – brought together by the joy of our children.

Eid-ul-Fitr 2021: Wishes, WhatsApp, Facebook status, Eid Mubarak messages,  images, greetings

It was wonderful to share the happiness of our Muslim families this week as they were able to enjoy the celebrations of Eid al-Fitr with more family members and friends than last year.

We have started to update the calendar on the website which includes school photos day, bike it day and Shakespeare performances.

Road Closure

It is wonderful to see how the road closure has enabled our school community of children and parents/carers to spread out in the mornings and after school. This must however come with an important safety reminder. Hartland Road and Clarence Way are still used by vehicles, with the latter often having cars driving through, some of whom are parents dropping off. I urge you to prioritise the safety of all our children by:

  • monitoring your child and not allowing them to run across the road;
  • ensuring that children are not running up and down the school ramp – this is an entrance to the school that must be kept clear;
  • not parking on the dropped curb – this makes it difficult for children/families to cross safely;
  • not sitting in the car with the engine running – please think of children’s health and protection of the environment.

As you will have seen, we have had an ongoing issue with coaches reversing into Hartland Road at home time. We have contacted a couple of companies to alert them to our concerns and they have ensured us that they will instruct the drivers not to do this. We will however continue to monitor this for the safety of our children.

Helping us to keep everyone safe

Please remember to adhere to the following practices:

  • Maintain social distancing outside school at drop off and pick up;
  • Parents/carers are unable to enter the school building or playgrounds and must drop off at/pick up from the allocated gate;
  • It is recommended that only one parent/carer drops off and picks up;
  • If parents/carers are attending a prearranged meeting in school and 2 metres distance is not possible, masks will need to be worn.

Christian Value – Compassion

It is human nature that prompts our desire to be liked; we all want to be known and loved. It is, however, when our wish to be popular leads us to make the wrong choices and respond in ways that are hurtful to others that is not right. It is our responsibility to teach our children in our words and in our actions, that it is loyalty, kindness and acts of compassion that will bring about the right kind of popularity – the kind that leads to happy and lasting relationships with others.

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:32


Where: Eleanor Palmer Primary School, Lupton St, NW5 2JA
When: Tuesday 1st – Friday 4th June
Time: 9.00am-3.00pm Age: 5-11 year olds 
Cost: Full week = £90 / Concession rate = £65

For more info, please email Coach Steve at prorevolution.development@gmail.com

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 at prorevolution.development@gmail.com

Food Bank Requests

Thank you to those that have delivered donations to school. Please do keep dropping food off as the need is still great. All non-perishables are welcome but there is a particular need for toiletries, loo paper, baby formula, chocolate treats and nappies in all sizes. Many thanks for your support.

BAME Helpline

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. 

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Wellbeing Tip of the Week – Ten Minutes Peace

Last week saw the return of our mindfulness specialist who was in school working with teachers and children on the ‘Ten Minutes Peace’ programme. The simple practices offer a chance to pause and re-group at any point of the day with a few proven techniques that are effective in promoting physical and mental well-being – all in 10 minutes!

Ask your child to teach you petal breathing, finger breath or humming bee breath and reap the benefit!

Camden Healthy Eating Support Team

Dear Parents/Carers,

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 ace 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 termMonday 26th – Friday 30th October
Last day of autumn term Friday 18th December
First day of spring termMonday 4th January 2021
Half term Monday 15th – Friday 19th February
Last day of spring termThursday 1st April
First day of summer termMonday 19th April
Half termMonday 31st May – Friday 4th June
Last day of summer termFriday 16th July