This weekend sees the beginning of Black History Month. The theme this year is ‘Saluting our Sisters’ which will explore the vital role black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change and building communities.
In the two weeks leading up to half term, the children will learn about different aspects of black history and important individuals. There will also be workshops, art lessons and visitors throughout this time. We will then conclude with a whole school celebration on Friday 20th October where we hope families will share food, music and activities – more details to follow.
Sporting News – Cross Country at Parliament Hill
A huge well done to our cross-country team on finishing 4th place, out of 21 Camden primary schools. The children achieved the ‘Best Small School Team’ award and some of them were asked to go up and receive a trophy from the Mayor of Camden. We would like to congratulate our amazing Year 5 girls team (Cali, Ariana, Charlotte and Kimberly) on being the fastest overall team in the Year 5 race. We would also like to give a special mention to all of our Year 3 pupils that participated, as it was their first ever time to compete in a cross-country race, and they all did themselves very proud.
We are very excited about a new project that we are working on with the junior children this year for the Christmas production. The project will be more in the style of a musical rather than an opera and will enable the children to have even more of an input into the writing than previously, working with specialists to create a wonderful original production! As is tradition, our infants’ production will be based on the Nativity.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, by encouraging one another.Hebrews 10:24-25
Last week we reflected on the many meanings of love and the different forms that it can take, from absolute enjoyment of life, to love for humankind, as Fr Graeme has modelled to us for so long. But how do we spur one another on or motivate one another towards love?
To spur one another toward love and good deeds, or to encourage someone, can have a big impact in their life. We don’t realize what a huge difference some small bit of encouragement can make in someone’s life. Today some of our junior children competed in a cross country event involving many schools in Camden. While the nature of competition naturally leads to individual successes, which it is right for us to celebrate, we must remember that the strength of coming together and encouraging each other is more impactful and profound than material awards like medals and trophies.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.Thessalonians 5:11
Class Assemblies – Fridays at 3pm in the Church Hall
|Friday 6th October||Y2|
|Friday 13th October||Y3|
|Friday 20th October||Black History Celebration|
|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 is a respectable 96.6% but we do want to keep it above this to ensure that all children are maximising their learning and therefore progressing well at school.
Infants: Year 1 with 99.7% Juniors: Year 5 with 97%
Infants: Year 1 Juniors: Year 6
Coach Steve’s brand new ‘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
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|