Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.Lao Tzu
We hope that families enjoyed the Easter break, the spring weather was certainly a welcome boost!
As everyone is aware, this year the Queen is celebrating her Platinum Jubiliee. In light of the fact that the celebrations take place during our half term break, schools have been granted an additional day off! We will take this on Monday 6th June which means that the children will then return to school on Tuesday 7th June after the half term holiday.
We are delighted to be welcoming adults back into our assemblies this term on Friday afternoons from 2:40pm. Look out for notification from teachers if your children is receiving an award.
Classes assemblies will also return, the dates are as follows:
|Friday 22nd April||Awards assembly|
|Friday 6th May||Year 5|
|Friday 13th May||Reception|
|Friday 20th May||Year 4|
|Friday 27th May||Awards assembly|
|Friday 10th June||Awards assembly|
|Friday 17th June||Year 2|
|Friday 24th June||Year 3|
|Friday 1st July||Year 1|
|Friday 8th July||Awards assembly|
|Friday 15th July||Year 6 (leavers’ assembly)|
Reception class coffee morning – Wednesday 27th April at 9am in the Church hall
This year, our lovely Y5 children have taken part in Art Bytes – a new national art programme and competition for primary, secondary and SEN schools.
Thanks to sponsorship from Cllr Patricia Callaghan, Member for Camden, we were able to enter one artwork per child into the inter-school competition. The entries are viewable online in our school gallery (see link below). A panel of judges from the art world have selected three winning artworks from each school to be exhibited at a partner venue in June. Our venue is Camden Arts Centre and our winning children are Darcy, Jason and OIiver – their work is below for you to enjoy! Congratulations to them, and to all the children for their fantastic work! There is now a public vote for most popular artwork from among the winners. We hope you will enjoy looking at their gallery and don’t forget to vote for your favourite – the closing date is 1st May! https://artbytes.co.uk/browse-schools/
We very much look forward to coming together for our ‘Spring Fair’ on Friday 6th May – 3:15pm – 5pm.
An e-mail went out today requesting some posters to publicise the fair – we look forward to being wowed by the children’s creations on Monday!
Key messages to include on your posters are:
Friday May 6th Afterschool/ Maypole Dancing & Music/ Refreshments/ Cake Sale/ Facepainting/ Crafts/Flower Garlands/ Doughnut Biting/ Games
Christian Value – Compassion
To begin to develop compassion we need to be able to understand the feelings of others and develop greater empathy. In order to achieve this, we must put ourselves in another person’s shoes; we must try to understand how they feel by imagining ourselves in their place.
People often confuse empathy with sympathy and compassion, but there are subtle differences. Sympathy means recognizing someone’s emotions, but empathy takes it a step further—with empathy, you feel the same emotion as the other person because you can imagine yourself in their place. Compassion takes this further still—when you are compassionate, you feel the need to act on another’s emotions to help relieve their suffering.
Children will continue to learn how to develop greater empathy, sympathy and ultimately compassion through the their relationships at home and school. They will also learn from the way they see those around them responding to wider issues. The very difficult situation in Ukraine is a sad but powerful example of true compassion, where we see people opening their hearts and homes to help those in need.
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.1 Peter 3:8
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:
Different Types of Rest
Have you ever woken up from what you thought was a great sleep only to still feel tired and low in energy? That’s because sleep and rest are not the same thing, although many of us incorrectly confuse the two.
We go through life thinking we’ve rested because we’ve had enough sleep, but in reality, we are missing out on the other types of rest our bodies need. Have a look at the infographic below and see if you can incorporate the 7 types of rest into your weekly routine: physical; mental; sensory; creative; emotional; spiritual; and social rest. For more information on this, you can watch this Ted Talk by Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith.
Attendance and Punctuality
We started the term well with an attendance percentage of 96% which we hope will be consistently repeated and further increase through the term.
Attendance Bears are awarded to:
KS1: Y2 96% KS2: Y4 at 99%
Early Birds are awarded to: KS1: Reception KS2: Y3
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|