Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.Albert Einstein
We look forward to having a full Reception class next week; our new additions this week have been such a joy!
It was lovely to welcome parents and carers into school on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning this week for our ‘Meet the Teacher’ events. We look forward to working in partnership with you all throughout the coming year, as we strive to provide a rich education and caring community for your wonderful children. If you were unable to attend, please do remember that you are welcome to speak to your child’s class teacher at pick-up time, and of course Ms Dolan and Mr McIntyre are available at the start and end of each school day. For a longer talk, please arrange to meet your child’s teacher by calling the school office.
Moving On to Secondary School in Camden event – 28 September
Camden’s Moving On event for parents of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils is taking place on Wednesday, 28 September, from 4pm to 6.30pm, at Arlington House, Arlington Road, Camden Town NW1 7HE.
This is parents’ opportunity to:
- Get advice on how to apply for a Year 7 secondary school place from Camden admissions team
- Find out what Camden secondary schools have to offer their child
- Speak with heads, students and staff from our secondary schools.
Parents / carers need to register on eventbrite.co.uk (search for ‘Camden Moving On’).
Parents of children in Y6, please arrange a meeting with me if you would like to discuss secondary transfer.
Reading at home
Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a significant difference to children’s educational performance. Children who read for enjoyment every day develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.
Reading for pleasure is also more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background. We believe that teaching children to read is fundamental and aim to empower children with this skill as young as possible in order for them to use reading to learn.
We ask parents to support their children in reading daily at home; please see the attached guidance.
As parents will be aware, some traces of polio were found in a water sewage site in North London that serves eight boroughs – including Camden. There haven’t been any confirmed cases of polio yet, and the NHS has said that the risk to people is low. However, the sewage samples do suggest that polio may be circulating in the community. We know that this might raise concerns, but we can help to protect children and the wider community by making sure every child is up to date with their polio vaccinations. The vaccine is safe, effective and free, and it will help to protect your child and others across Camden and London from polio. We urge families to ensure that if they have a child aged between 1-9 years old, they are vaccinated as soon as possible. If you want to find out more about polio and the vaccine, you can visit nhs.uk/polio; nhs.uk/vaccinations or speak to your GP.
Autumn 1 Christian Value – Koinonia
Koinonia, meaning ‘fellowship’ or ‘shared community’, is a value that we have seen in action recently as the country has come together to mourn the loss of our late Queen, whether by following her final journey from Balmoral to London or even by visiting Westminster Hall where she is lying in state, and on Monday people of all faiths and communities will be represented at her funeral. At this time, we remember in our thoughts and prayers all those who have lost loved ones. We are thankful for the supportive families and communities around us, including our school community. It is a great comfort that at difficult times, we have people around us to whom we can turn for support, care and compassion.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.Matthew 5:4
Attendance and Punctuality
This week our school attendance was 97%.
KS1: Y1 KS2: Y4
KS1: Y1 KS2: Y4
Friday assemblies take place in the church hall, 2.55pm-3.25pm.
|Friday 23rd September||Y5|
|Friday 30th September||Y1|
|Friday 7th October||Y4|
|Friday 14th October||Y2|
|Friday 21st October||Black History|
|24th October – 28th October||Half term|
|Friday 4th November||Y3|
|Friday 11th November||Y6 – Remembrance Day|
|Friday 18th November||Reception|
|Friday 25th November||Awards Assembly|
|Friday 2nd December||No assembly – rehearsals|
|Friday 9th December||Awards Assembly|
Free Counselling Service for Parents
We highly recommend the free counselling service for parents through Camden. You can find out more and register your interest via this leaflet.
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.
Term dates for 2022 – 2023
|First day of autumn term||Monday 5th September|
|Half term||Monday 24th – Friday 28th October|
|Last day of autumn term||Friday 16th December|
|First day of spring term||Wednesday 4th January 2022|
|Half term||Monday 13th – Friday 17th February|
|Last day of spring term||Friday 31st March|
|First day of summer term||Monday 17th April|
|Half term||Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June|
|Last day of summer term||Friday 21st July|