The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.Coretta Scott King
The children have produced some great writing during this half term! We hope that lots of children have also been writing at home in preparation for entering the school’s writing competition after half term – we look forward to hearing their creative ideas !
Wishing our families a wonderful half term break! A reminder that the children are back on Tuesday 31st October.
Black History Month – Amazing Women
Alma Woodsey Thomas was born in 1891 in Columbus, Georgia, the oldest of four girls. In 1907, her family moved to Washington, D.C., seeking relief from the racial violence in the South. As a girl, Alma dreamed of being an architect and building bridges, but there were few women architects a century ago. Instead, she attended Howard University, becoming its first fine arts graduate in 1924. That same year Alma began a 35-year career teaching art at a D.C. junior high school. She was devoted to her students and organised art clubs, lectures, and student exhibitions for them. Teaching allowed her to support herself while pursuing her own painting part time.
When Alma retired from teaching, she was able to concentrate on art full time. She debuted her abstract work in an exhibition at Howard in 1966, at the age of 75. Her artwork has its own unique style but is compared with Byzantine mosaics and the Pointillist technique of Georges Seurat.
Alma became an important role model for women, African Americans, and older artists. She was the first African American woman to have a solo exhibition at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, and she exhibited her paintings at the White House three times.
Look out for the Black History Month events happening in and around Camden. Click on this link to find out more.
Black History Month Work
Thank you to all parents and carers who supported our Black History Month Celebration on Friday. The children loved sharing their superb dance skills, and the music, food, drinks and activities of the afternoon were a wonderful way to end the half term! We were able to see a small selection of the writing and art work that the children have produced this month; there will be more to follow! After all, Black History Month runs throughout the whole of October, so when the children return to school on Tuesday 31st they will finish off the artwork they have been working on, and we will exhibit this early next half term. A huge thank you as always to our wonderful PiP group, whose tireless efforts made the afternoon celebrations possible.
Parents Evening Sign Up
Information has gone out today for parents/carers to sign up for Parents Evening. Please check your inbox and spam. Make sure you are entering your details exactly as held by the school (you can view this in your parent portal app, if needed).
A reminder that all parents/carers are expected to attend a meeting with the class teacher. Please contact the school office for any questions.
Secondary School Application Deadline
Y6 parents must not forget that secondary school application via Camden e-admissions closes on 31st October midnight. Please ensure your application has been successfully submitted before then. You can contact Camden admissions for help.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, by encouraging one another.Hebrews 10:24-25
Without love we do not live, we simply exist. The love that others show unto us, and the love that God showers us with, bring us to life and help us to shine. The love we receive is a gift, but even more than that, the love others show us teaches us how to love others. From our earliest days our family and friends teach us how to be loving people and how to show others that they are loved. Jesus is an integral part of that teaching. Our relationship with Him teaches us a great deal about how to love in the world. Jesus shows us that love, and sharing that love with others, gives our lives meaning and purpose.
This is my commandment: love one another, as I have loved you. No one can have greater love than to lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do what I command you. I shall no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know the master’s business; I call you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I learnt from my Father. You did not choose me, no, I chose you; and I commissioned you to go out and bear fruit, fruit that will last; so that the Father will give you anything you ask him in my name. My command to you is to love one another.John 15: 12-17
Our Year 5/6 netball teams demonstrated remarkable skill and sportsmanship during the finals on Tuesday. The A team gave it their all, winning one game and putting up a tough fight in the other two matches. Their outstanding performance earned them a well-deserved third place out of twelve schools in this year’s netball competition. Congratulations to our A team players for their commendable achievements!
Meanwhile, our B team showcased their talent and determination, securing two victories and facing a single defeat. As a result, they emerged as runners-up in the competition. We applaud their hard work and dedication, which led them to this impressive accomplishment. A big congratulations to all the children who participated in the netball competition over the past five weeks. Your commitment and teamwork have made us proud!
CSSA Tag Rugby Competition
Our Year 5/6 children showcased their agility and strategic thinking in the CSSA tag rugby competition, held on Thursday. Both the A and B teams played two competitive matches and two friendly matches during the group stages. Although the A team narrowly missed the semi-finals, the B team persevered and advanced to the next round.
In an exhilarating match against New End Primary School, the B team demonstrated their resilience and teamwork. With the game ending in a 0-0 draw, the children embarked on an extra five minutes of play to determine the winner. Our team showed exceptional skills and scored the golden try, securing their place in the final. The final match was a true spectacle, with our team emerging victorious with a 4-3 triumph. We extend our warmest congratulations to all our B team players for their outstanding victory!
We would also like to give special mentions to Asinat, Cassius, Max, Harley, Blake, Ema, and Iona for their exceptional contributions to the team’s success. Your dedication and skill have truly made a difference.
Once again, we would like to commend all the children who participated in these competitions. Your commitment, sportsmanship, and hard work are an inspiration to us all. Well done!
Half Term Sports Club
Coach Steve’s highly acclaimed holiday sports camp!
Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October
Register now on: https://www.prorevo.co.uk/
Class Assemblies – Fridays at 3pm in the Church Hall
|Friday 3rd November||Y5|
|Friday 10th November||Y6 – Remembrance Day|
|Friday 17th November||Reception|
|Friday 24th November||Awards Assembly|
|Friday 1st December||Awards Assembly|
|Friday 8th December||Awards Assembly|
|Friday 15th December||Awards Assembly|
Attendance and Punctuality
Our attendance this week has put us almost top of the Camden attendance table at 98.7%. A huge well done to Y2 & Y3 for 100% attendance!
Infants: Year 1 with 99% Juniors: Year 3 with 98%
Infants: Y1 Juniors: Year 5
Coach Steve’s ‘Match Play Only’ football class.
Age: Year 2 to Year 6
Book a free taster via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Other Community Initiatives
Chess tournament at UCL Academy
Click here to sign up.
Term dates for 2023 – 2024
|First day of autumn term||Wednesday 6th September|
|Half term||Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October|
|INSET DAY||Monday 30th October|
|Last day of autumn term||Friday 22nd December|
|First day of spring term||Monday 8th January 2024|
|Half term||Monday 12th – Friday 16th February|
|Last day of spring term||Friday 28th March|
|First day of summer term||Monday 15th April|
|Half term||Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June|
|INSET DAY||Monday 3rd June|
|Last day of summer term||Wednesday 24th July|