All great achievements require time.

Maya Angelou

Parents will have received information about parents evening meetings for after half term. Please ensure that you sign up for an appointment. Parents are expected to attend so please ensure that you have a way of remembering the date and time you have booked. There are a couple of differences of days and timings in some classes. Ideally, to support the building of relationships post COVID restrictions, it is better for parents to attend in person but if any parents would prefer, a Zoom meeting could be arranged by contacting the school office.

Black History Month

The theme for this year’s Black History Month 2021 is ‘Proud to Be…’ The Black History Month organisation is actively encouraging all Black people, especially children, to be proud of their African and/or Caribbean roots.  

There is also a drive to honour the too-often unheralded accomplishments of Black Britons in every area of endeavour throughout our history. Click this link to find out more about the themes your children will be exploring.

Sporting News

We were delighted that earlier this week, a group of our Year 3 and Year 4 children took part in an after-school benchball competition, held at Talacre Sports Centre. The children had to all mix up into teams with pupils from various other Camden primary schools and compete in a series of games. They really enjoyed meeting new people and competing against one another. A huge well done to the whole team and a special mention to Ad-din, Elias and James for their excellent display of sportsmanship throughout the entire event.

Wellbeing tip of the week: Reflecting on inequalities in Mental Health

World Mental Health Day

Sunday 10th October 2021 marked World Mental Health Day and the theme for this year was inequalities in mental health. It can be positive for our wellbeing to take the time to think about the perspective of others and how their experience of mental health may affect them. For example, we know that:

  • In 2020, 1 in 6 young people had a mental health problem compared to 1 in 10 in 2017;
  • People from communities that suffer racial abuse are at a higher risk of developing a mental health difficulty but less likely to get support;
  • Black people are 4x more likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act than white people.

This week, you might like to think about how you can use your voice and your knowledge to speak out, spread the word and help to make small changes to these inequalities. You can use the above information to start conversations with friends, check in with someone who you know struggles with their mental health or is having a hard time at the moment. Think about how you can help someone to get some additional support, if they need it. You might even like to do some research to find out more about mental health inequalities and how you can raise awareness of the issue.

For more information, visit

Mental Health Support Team (MHST) Webinar Series for Parents/Carers of Primary School aged Children and Secondary School aged Young People

The MHST are pleased to offer parents/carers a series of workshops to support their children’s wellbeing. There are 8 topics in total with workshops being offered until the end of the spring term.

Webinars that are for both Parents/Carers of Primary and Secondary aged children and young people

  • Why Early Intervention Matters: Introducing the MHST
  • All about sleep
  • Therapeutic conversations with your child and young person
  • Screen Time

Webinars for Parents/Carers of Primary aged children

  • Parent-child interactions
  • Managing child worries

Webinars for Parents/Carers of Secondary aged Young People

  • Supporting your Anxious Young Person
  • Understanding Adolescent Development

Each workshop will last up to 60 minutes and have an optional follow-up of 30 minutes for parents/carers to ask questions or discuss the topic further.

Parents and carers can register for any of the above webinars through Eventbrite by clicking here.

Parents and carers can opt in for all topics, or whichever most appeals to them.  The webinar series will run from Friday 12th November 2021 until Thursday 10th March 2022.

The scheduled topics, dates and times are:

Webinar topicIntended Parent AudienceDateTime
Why Early intervention matter: Introducing the MHSTPrimary & SecondaryFriday 12th November 202112.00 to 13:00 Q and A 13:00 to 13.30
Parent-child interactions  PrimaryFriday 19th November 202112.00 to 13:00 Q and A 13:00 to 13.30
Managing child worries  PrimaryFriday 26th November 202112.00 to 13:00 Q and A 13:00 to 13.30
Supporting your Young Person with Anxiety  SecondaryFriday 3rd December 202112.00 to 13:00 Q and A 13:00 to 13.30
Understanding Adolescent Development    SecondaryFriday 10th December 2021  12.00 to 13:00 Q and A 13:00 to 13.30
Parent-child interactions  PrimaryThursday 20th January 202212.00 to 13:00 Q and A 13:00 to 13.30
Managing child worries  PrimaryThursday 27th January 202212.00 to 13:00 Q and A 13:00 to 13.30
Supporting your Young Person with Anxiety   SecondaryThursday 3rd February 202212.00 to 13:00 Q and A 13:00 to 13.30
Understanding Adolescent Development  SecondaryThursday 10th February 202212.00 to 13:00 Q and A 13:00 to 13.30
Therapeutic conversations with your Child and Young Person.Primary & SecondaryThursday 24th February 202212.00 to 13:00 Q and A 13:00 to 13.30
Screen TimePrimary & SecondaryThursday 3rd March 202212.00 to 13:00 Q and A 13:00 to 13.30
All about sleepPrimary & SecondaryThursday 10th March 202212.00 to 13:00 Q and A 13:00 to 13.30

Attendance and Punctuality

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Whole school attendance this week was 92.9% – quite a drastic reduction for us, due to a stomach illness in Reception class.

Attendance Bears are awarded to:

KS1: Y1 at 95.3% KS2: Y3 at 100%

Early Birds are awarded to:

KS1: Y1 KS2: Y5

Christian Values – Koinonia

Our Autumn Fair is a wonderful community event that brings us together in a month that has also seen Harvest Festival, a time when Christians are reminded of all the good things God gives them. This spurs people on to share with others who are not so fortunate by bringing food from home to donate. It also helps Christians to remember that not everyone has as much as they do and challenges them to be generous to others; they are equally reminded of God’s faithfulness in continuing to provide for us.

As with our Autumn Fair, Harvest Festival is a time for feasting, celebrating and giving thanks, which in turn can only bring joy and happiness.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9


Coach Steve’s Half-Term Multi Activity Camp

Location: Eleanor Palmer Primary School, Lupton St, NW5 2JA

Age: 5-11 years (Reception to Yr 6); Time: 9:00-3:00pm

Cost: Full week = £110 ; Concession = £70; Sibling discount = £10 off each child

To book a place, please email: or phone: 07540 613539

Limited spaces available.


We’re hosting an ECO day in collaboration with TfL, Sustrans and Camden Clean Air on Friday 22 October. Dr Bike will be back on that morning so if anyone wants to have their bikes checked/repaired, please sign up by e-mailing There are only 27 spaces, so it will be on a first come, first served basis.

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 –

Term dates for 2021 – 2022

First day of autumn term Friday 3rd September
Half termMonday 25th – Friday 29th October
Last day of autumn term Friday 17th December
First day of spring termWednesday 5th January 2022
Half termMonday 14th – Friday 18th February
Last day of spring termFriday 1st April
First day of summer termTuesday 19th April
Half termMonday 30th May – Friday 3rd June
Last day of summer termWednesday 20th July