The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.Coretta Scott King
As everyone is aware, there is a weather warning for extreme heat at the beginning of next week. You may also be aware that some schools might close for some or all of Monday and Tuesday. Neither the DfE nor Camden have advised that schools must close, therefore individual schools are making their own decision on this matter depending on their size, the characteristics of their buildings and the availability of cooler spaces. We have risk assessed our building and have put into place a number of measures to mitigate the health risks including:
- staggered break and lunchtimes, where children will not be running around, and only shaded outdoor areas are used;
- regular water breaks;
- fans and open windows in classrooms to ensure maximum ventilation;
- there will be no PE, however all children are welcome to wear their PE kits if this helps them to feel cooler.
With these measures in place, we will be remaining open as usual. There are several important school events and learning activities planned for the last three days of term, and we are also keen not to put parents and carers in a difficult position regarding childcare. If there is any change the guidance we will text you.
Governors Report to Parents
Tuesday was a joyful day, bringing together children and parents for our sports day, and we were also blessed with more moderate weather, which was a huge relief. An enormous well done to everyone for great sportsmanship and support; we will be giving out sportsmanship awards at prize day next Tuesday.
Research shows between the end of one school year and the start of the next, every child risks summer learning loss. It can take up to six weeks to re-teach children material that has been forgotten over the summer. As well as teaching children to learn how to read, we also promote reading as an enjoyable pastime – even 10 minutes a day spent reading can make a huge difference. Next week we will be sending home information about a summer reading challenge.
The classes for September are as follows:
|Mrs McQueen Ms Ricketts (PT)
|Mrs Kabir Ms Ricketts (PT)
|Mrs Evans (3 days) Ms Hale (2 days)
|Mrs Hough and Mrs Gashi
- Tuesday 19th July – 2pm – Prize Day – parents will be notified if their child is receiving an award. Choir will also be singing so parents are welcome to attend.
- Wednesday 20th July – last day of term; school finishes for children at 1.30pm.
Christian Value – Service
It was a significant week for us as we reflected on a saint whose name our children carry with them on their uniform: S. Silas. Little is known of S. Silas but we learn that he was a companion of S. Paul, a figure much more well known to us all from the bible. There is one story from the bible when Paul and Silas were imprisoned and an earthquake released them from their shackles. Instead of escaping they stayed in the prison so that the guard would not suffer as they knew he would if they broke free. This selfless act meant that the gaoler developed and strengthened his faith. When we respond to others and support them then our faith in one another and in God grows stronger and changes the world around us. This story of Silas and Paul also shows the importance and power of doing things together, and that everyone has a part to play – no matter how small – in impacting others.
At that very hour of the night, the gaoler took them and washed their wounds and he and all the family were baptised at once, then he gave Paul and Silas some food to eat.Act 16:33-34
Summer Holiday Activities
Time to sign up for Coach Steve’s extremely popular summer camps!
It will take place at Eleanor Palmer School on:
- 25th -29th July
- 1st – 5th August
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Camden Holiday Activity and Food Programme
All HAF participants will receive free access to physical and enriching activities and nutritional education each day. In addition, some providers will do onsite cooking where children and young people will be involved in activities and make their lunch on the day. In addition, there are various activities, including sports such as football, basketball and cricket, and creative activities including photography, drama, dancing, and arts and crafts. Camden’s providers are organising many enriching workshops, trips, and fun-packed experiences, all waiting to kick off this summer. Look out for an email from school with this information. Click here to sign up for activities.
Wellbeing Tip – The Joy of Laughter
It’s true, laughter is a strong medicine. It draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body. Laughter strengthens our immune system, boosts mood, diminishes pain, and protects us from the damaging effects of stress. Nothing works faster to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Here are some ways to start thinking about adding more humour to our routines this month:
- Smile – Smiling is the beginning of laughter, and like laughter, it’s contagious. When you look at someone or see something even mildly pleasing, practise smiling.
- Bring humour into conversations – Ask people what funny things they have seen recently, or if anything funny has happened to them.
- Engage with comical media – If you know there are certain shows, video clips, writers or comedians that make you laugh, make time to engage with them.
- Spend time with fun, playful people. As humans, we take on the energies of people around us so try and spend time with those who laugh easily – both at themselves and at life, and who routinely find the humour in everyday events.
Attendance and Punctuality
The whole school attendance level this week dropped to 95% due to various illness but hopefully everyone will be fit and healthy for our last full week of term.
Attendance Bears are awarded to:
KS1: Rec: 97% KS2: Y6: 98.7%
Early Birds are awarded to: KS1: Y2 KS2: Y4
Camden Music Service
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 – email@example.com
Term dates for 2021 – 2022
|First day of autumn term
|Friday 3rd September
|Monday 25th – Friday 29th October
|Last day of autumn term
|Friday 17th December
|First day of spring term
|Wednesday 5th January 2022
|Monday 14th – Friday 18th February
|Last day of spring term
|Friday 1st April 1.30pm
|First day of summer term
|Tuesday 19th April
|Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June
|Last day of summer term
|Wednesday 20th July 1.30pm