A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.Roald Dahl
We are delighted that in spite of COVID outbreaks, the children are almost ready to gladden your hearts with their performances! We are also in the process of creating a display of work which we will share with you in the last week of term.
Shakespeare Performance Tickets – Please ensure that you have a ticket for one of the shows, every parent is expected to attend.
Clubs Summer Term 2022
Club sign- ups are going to take place next week on Tuesday and Wednesday, before and after school.
There will be tables on Hartland road. The list of Summer Term Clubs 2022 will be sent home with children on Monday afternoon. A copy of this will be made available on the website under the Clubs section.
Camden Music Spring Festival
We were very proud of our wonderful junior choir this week. On Wednesday they attended a spring festival run by Camden Music Service, in which they performed several pieces alongside choirs from Eleanor Palmer and Hawley Primary Schools, as well as singing a solo piece. Their parents and carers were able to enjoy the event via a live stream. As well as making wonderful music, the children were excellently well-behaved and hardworking – it was a long day (and evening!), but they were great ambassadors for our school and showed superb care, courage and cooperation. Many thanks to the adults who supported the trip.
We would like say a huge well done to our Year 5 boys’ football team for their fantastic display of hard-work, camaraderie and sportsmanship shown in an indoor football tournament earlier this week. The boys played a total of 5 matches and brilliantly managed to win two, draw two and just lose the one game. We would like to give a few special mentions to Luke for scoring a total of three goals, Oscar for scoring one and Maxwell for his excellent goalkeeping skills.
Mental Health and Wellbeing workshops
Parent and carer workshop for child anxiety – This is an 8 week course via Zoom that supports parents in managing their child’s worries, no matter the size. Please click on link for more information.
In addition to the course above, we are running ‘in person’ parent workshops in school on the following dates from 9-10:15am.
- Supporting your child’s MH and wellbeing – Thursday 5th May
- Supporting parent/carer wellbeing – Thursday 26th May
- Supporting children with stress/anxiety – Thursday 16th June
Wellbeing Tip of the Week: Positive Affirmations
Affirmations are positive statements that can help us to challenge and overcome any negative thoughts or doubts we may have about ourselves. When we repeat them often, and believe them, we can start to make positive changes. These positive mental repetitions can reprogram our thinking patterns, so that over time, we begin to think, feel and act differently.
According to research, spending just a few minutes thinking about your best qualities before a performance review, presentation or test can help to calm your nerves, increase your confidence and improve your chances of a successful outcome.
By definition, your affirmation will be personal to you, and specific to what you want to achieve or change, but the following examples may provide some inspiration:
- I am proud of myself
- I can ask for help when I need to
- I am a good friend
- I am not afraid to stand up for myself
- I have a positive attitude
- I put effort into everything I do
Christian Value – Forgiveness
We get a strong sense of the power of forgiveness from the story of Jesus healing the paralysed man (Luke 5:17-26). Before performing this apparent miracle, Jesus first says, ‘Friend, your sins are forgiven.’ He is immediately criticised by the Pharisees, who claim that Jesus is a blasphemer for daring to forgive sins, since forgiveness is in the power of God alone. It is in response to this that Jesus tells the paralysed man to get up and walk, which to everyone’s amazement, he does. Jesus explains he has done this because ‘I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.’
People have puzzled over this story for centuries. Firstly, there is the apparent link between forgiveness and healing; many people read this as a way to show that by forgiving others, we enable them to regain their place in society. Secondly, the story explores the question of who has the authority to forgive. It could be interpreted simply as proof of Jesus’ divine status – he could claim the authority of God to forgive sins because he himself was the son of God. However, throughout the Gospels Jesus repeatedly tells others to exercise forgiveness too. It is clear that he does not see forgiveness of sins as his (or his holy father’s) exclusive right, but instead as something which we all can – and should – do. The impression we get of Jesus when he heals the paralysed man is wonderfully human: Jesus is there as a man, calling another man ‘friend’, and moved to help him by compassion, a very natural human emotion. We are all entrusted with the healing power of forgiveness, and while the results may not be as spectacular or miraculous, they are often no less powerful in the long run, enabling those who have wronged us to feel healed in a social and spiritual way.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.1 John, 1:9
Attendance and Punctuality
As we recover from the recent bout of COVID in the school, our attendance is starting to improve and this week is 93.9%
Attendance Bears are awarded to:
KS1: Y2 100% KS2: Y3 at 95.7%
Early Birds are awarded to: KS1: Reception KS2: Y4
Coach Steve’s Easter Multi-Activity Camps
Our very own Coach Steve will be running multi-activity camps during the Easter holiday. For more information, see the leaflet below, or email email@example.com
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|