Through the challenges of our earthly pilgrimage, we find God.Saint Augustine
This week our Y5 class enjoyed their pilgrimage to Walsingham in Norfolk. They had a wonderful time visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, as well as exploring the village and surrounding area. It was a great opportunity for them to spend some time together as a class in a beautifully peaceful and spiritual setting. It was also a valuable preparatory experience of being away from home and finding the resilience to face the challenges this brings. Next week, our Y6 class will take part in the next step of this important journey when they spend the week in south Wales.
What a great week it has been for our Year 3 and Year 4 sports teams!
On Tuesday, 24 of our pupils from Years 3 and 4 competed in the Quadkids athletics competition. Each child had to take part in four events – 50m sprint, 400m run, vortex throw and standing long jump. With all the points accumulated, our Year 3 team finished in second place overall; our Year 4 team also finished in second place. A huge well done to all of our super athletes for showing excellent courage and resilience throughout the competition. Special mentions go to Isla (Year 3) and Cassius (Year 4) for always displaying great courage, care and cooperation on the day.
On Thursday, we had our amazing Year 4 girls football team playing in the Camden Year 3/4 Football Finals. The girls played their first game against St. Albans and won 2-0; the second game was against Gospel Oak and was a 1-1 draw; and the third game was against Kingsgate and our girls won 6-0. With these brilliant results, we finished top of the group and so we went on to play in the semi-final, comfortably beating Torriano 1-0, and then the final against Gospel Oak. The girls gave their all but unfortunately lost the game 2-0, meaning they finished as runners-up for the whole tournament. We are all very proud of their efforts and cannot wait to see how they get in next year’s CSSA Football League!
Friday class assemblies this term are a collective worship session led by each class on the following dates. Thank you to Y3 who helped us this week to explore the complex figure of Simon Peter who, despite his flaws and fears, found courage through Jesus to become an important founder of the early Christian church. The remaining class assemblies for this term are:
- Friday 16th June – Y2
- Friday 30th June – Y1
Christian Value of Wisdom
Our collective worship focus for this week has been Saint Peter, the first of Jesus’ apostles. Having followed Jesus throughout his ministry, Peter nonetheless failed to be close to Jesus at the moment of crisis. After Jesus had been arrested and taken to the high priest for questioning, Peter was recognised as one of his followers, but three times he denied knowing Jesus. In a moment of weakness and fear, he lied about the most important relationship of his life. But we also know that he regretted this immediately, and wept bitterly.
We sometimes like to think that we show wisdom when we make the right choices: intelligent, well-considered decisions that lead to positive outcomes. Peter’s example shows us, however, that sometimes wisdom comes alongside regret and guilt. At times, we gain true wisdom by realising the mistakes we have made, and resolving to learn from them. Sure enough, later in his life, Peter was tempted to run away from Rome at a time when Christians faced great persecution, but a vision of Jesus gave him the courage to turn back, profess his faith and rejoin his fellow Christians. He was able to correct the mistake he had made all those years before, even though it cost him his life – he was executed by the Emperor Nero. While we hope that we are never faced with the dilemma Peter faced, we pray that, like him, we can learn from our mistakes, and find courage with Jesus’ help to do what is right, not just what is expedient.
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.1 Peter 5:10
Wellbeing Tip – Building Resilience
- Perspective taking: Seeing things from other people’s point of view can help us to understand situations in different ways, which can help us to problem-solve and can help us to be more empathetic to others.
- Positive mindset: thinking positively and challenging negative thoughts that pop into our head can help us to see the good in the world, which can make us feel happier.
- Practice Gratitude: remembering the things we are grateful for and the good things in our life, help us to gain a positive attitude.
- Look for the bright side: looking for the positive in any situation, however bad, can help us to feel better about it and can help us to be brave to face whatever comes our way.
Attendance and Punctuality
Infants: Reception Juniors: Year 4
Infants: Reception with 98% Juniors: Year 4 with 96%
‘Good as New Sale’ on 10th June in S. Silas Church Hall at 12.30-2.00pm
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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.
CAMHS Open Minded Webinars
The school also recommends the “Open Minded” webinars. Find our more by clicking here.
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.
Term dates for 2022 – 2023
|First day of autumn term||Monday 5th September|
|Half term||Monday 24th – Friday 28th October|
|Last day of autumn term||Friday 16th December|
|First day of spring term||Wednesday 4th January 2023|
|Half term||Monday 13th – Friday 17th February|
|Last day of spring term||Friday 31st March|
|First day of summer term||Monday 17th April|
|Half term||Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June|
|Last day of summer term||Friday 21st July|