Covid update - Whilst we are aware that daily confirmed cases in Enfield continue to go down, we must all continue to do our part. Please maintain social distancing when waiting to drop off/collect your child and always wear a mask if you are on school premises.
Head lice cases reported - We have been made aware of children having head lice on both school sites. Please check your child's hair and treat if necessary. Long hair must always be tied up.
Reckless parking - please do not park on zig zags or double yellow lines, which is not only dangerous to pedestrians but can also incur a penalty fine.
Quote of the week
'If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.' - Maya Angelou
Attendance week ending 29/04/2021
Overall school = 96.69% Lates = 119
Best attendance: 1stSnowdrop 98.28% 2nd Achilles 97.39% 3rd Oak 97.18%
After reading the book, 'Superworm,' Reception dressed up as their favourite superhero or someone that they admire and consider to be a superhero. We were thrilled by the creativity and variety of costumes that we had, thank you. Each child talked to their class about why they admire that person. We had traditional superheroes and more contemporary ones such as David Attenborough and Marie Curie.
Year 3 - Edgar the Peaceable
This week, Year 3 have enjoyed acting out a scene between Edgar the Peaceable and King Kenneth. King Kenneth betrayed Edgar by making fun of his height (he was 4 ft 6), and we all know what happens to those who betray the king!
Here are a couple of pictures of the children taking on the role of Kenneth and Edgar.
"The Big Pedal"
It was brilliant to see all the bikes and scooters lined up in the playgrounds for the 'Big Pedal' this week. We hope that this may encourage some of the children to continue to travel to school this way and for parents/carers to leave cars at home. See below pictures of Year 3 cycling around Sketty site playgrounds. What a success!
"Edible Garden" update
The resources for the Edible Garden project have started to arrive in school and we are awaiting quotes for troughs and a new greenhouse, among other things. If you are able to help us prepare the meadow ready for children to start planting, please let the office know. We would especially appreciate help the week commencing 10th May from 10am. Please bring your gardening tools along if you have some, otherwise equipment will be provided.
Miss Grant’s Reading Challenge
Miss Grant is really excited to introduce a weekly reading challenge. The challenge will be in the newsletter every week and is for everyone at George Spicer, from Reception to Year 6 and even the parents and carers too!
This week’s reading challenge is to make a reading den to enjoy a book in. You could use a cardboard box, material to hang or even find a table to fit under. Please send photos to email@example.com - we would love to see the amazing dens you make.
Do you have a favourite book? Why is it your favourite? Would you like to tell others about it? We are starting Big Up A Book where we can share our favourite books with our classmates. The recommendations will then be published in the newsletter for everyone to enjoy! We hope to have lots of children enjoying different books and create a reading community at George Spicer. Next week, we will start with teachers recommending their favourite books. Then the children will be sharing their best books and telling us why they like them.
Don't forget every child still has access to Oxford Owl that we signed up to early this year to support reading at home. Click here and select 'Oxford Owl for School' to login. Any queries, please contact the school office.
George Spicer Summer Club
George Spicer is running Spicer’s Summer Club for the first 2 weeks of the holidays. Please see attached flyer to register. Places are on a first come first served basis due to limits on daily numbers. Book now!
The Friends of George Spicer, together with My Child’s Art are giving you the opportunity to show off an example of your child’s artwork, while fundraising for their school.
This is a fantastic opportunity for parents, carers, grandparents and other family members to purchase a personalised memento of their child’s self portrait drawing AND generate funds towards pupil wellbeing at George Spicer!
When you buy something before 3rd May, use the code GeorgeSpicer and you will get 10% off the total cost, while generating 20% donation to the school!
FoGS would like your help to spread some sunshine by growing sunflowers.
Packs of 10 seeds will be available to purchase next Friday, 7th May (along with some sweet treats) from 3pm for a suggested donation of £1 to support George Spicer pupil wellbeing. Locations to be confirmed.