Don’t waste your love on somebody, who does not value it.William Shakespeare
Love was in the air this week when our visiting storyteller, Phil, enchanted the children with the highs and lows of the tale of Romeo and Juliet – much of which was re-enacted in the playground! The children will soon work with specialist dance and drama teachers as they begin to prepare for a performance in July, which they hope to share with you. The children’s curriculum work will also be linked to the various more positive themes of one of Shakespeare’s most well known tragedies.
Helping us to keep everyone safe
Please can we remind parents of how they can help to keep our school community safe:
- Maintain social distancing outside school at drop off and pick up;
- Parents/carers are unable to enter the school building or playgrounds and must drop off at/pick up from the allocated gate;
- It is recommended that only one parent/carer drops off and picks up;
- If parents/carers are attending a prearranged meeting in school and the necessary distance is not possible, masks will need to be worn.
Christian Value – Compassion
Year 2’s class book this half term ‘Magic Ramen’ tells the story of a young man in Japan who, touched by seeing queues of starving people, wanted to do something to ease their suffering. Through endurance, persistence and creative thinking he achieved his goal in ensuring people had easier access to food. This true life story shows us how one person’s compassion led to action and change – something we are all capable of, even in a small way.
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.Philippians 2:4
Girls Football Development Class (with Coach Steve)
Where: Fleet Primary School, Agincourt Rd, NW3 2QT
When: Every Tuesday
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 – email@example.com
Food Bank Requests
Thank you to those that have delivered donations to school. Please do keep dropping food off as the need is still great. All non-perishables are welcome but there is a particular need for toiletries, loo paper, baby formula, chocolate treats and nappies in all sizes. Many thanks for your support.
Barnardos have a helpline for Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic children, young people and parents/carers, that are affected by Covid-19. They are available to hear about any worries, problems and stresses during this time, and can provide emotional support, practical advice and signposting to other organisations who can provide further help.
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Wellbeing Tip of the Week – Positive Self-Talk
We can easily fall into the trap of critical self-talk. When we get something wrong or make a mistake, we can dwell on these ‘failings’ and only notice the flaws in ourselves. Sometimes we can be so harsh to ourselves, saying things that just aren’t true e.g. “I’m useless!”. We would never put someone else down in that way, so why do we do it to ourselves? This type of negative self-talk can contribute to low self-esteem and feelings of low self-worth. Instead, we need to actively be our own cheerleader. When we catch ourselves being self-critical, we should stop and say 3 positive things about ourselves: one thing that we’ve done well that day, one thing that we’re proud of and one thing that we’ve achieved. Changing our inner self-talk can be so beneficial to our wellbeing.
Camden Healthy Eating Support Team
Camden Learning are offering FREE virtual healthy eating sessions for families. The sessions cover a range of healthy eating support, including: eating well at home; fun breakfast ideas and hidden sugars; understanding labels and portion sizes; and strategies to raise healthy eaters. ‘Fussy eating’ strategies are discussed in each topic. You are welcome to attend one or all of the sessions. Times and contact details are listed on the flier here.
Easyfundraising – While shopping online during lockdown, don’t forget you can keep raising money for the school via many major retailers. Please click on the link and sign up if you have not already done so.
All music lessons are now ace to face at school including:
- Individual and group lessons
- Class bands
- Class recorder
Term dates for 2020 – 2021
|First day of autumn term||Thursday 3rd September 2020|
|Half term||Monday 26th – Friday 30th October|
|Last day of autumn term||Friday 18th December|
|First day of spring term||Monday 4th January 2021|
|Half term||Monday 15th – Friday 19th February|
|Last day of spring term||Thursday 1st April|
|First day of summer term||Monday 19th April|
|Half term||Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June|
|Last day of summer term||Friday 16th July|