Covid update – please continue to follow government guidance www.gov.uk/coronavirus. There are changes from 19 July 2021.
End of term is Wednesday 21July at the end of the school day. There will be noAfter School Club. Please ensure you collect your child on time.
ParentPay accounts - please ensure all outstanding balances are cleared.
Quote of the week
"Although no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.” – Carl Bard.
Attendance week ending 15/07/2021
Overall school = 93.99% Lates = 69
Best attendance: 1st Snowdrop 97.99%2nd Anubis 97.47% 3rd Oak 96.95%
Punctuality: Well done to Oak, Odysseus Apache Cheyenne and Anubis all with 100% for punctuality
'Last call' for the deposit for the 2022 Year 6 residential to Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire
Due to the pandemic, we were disappointed that the current Year 5 had their Year 4 trip to Cuffley Camp cancelled.
We are excited to have made a provisional booking for Monday 13th June to Friday 17 June 2022 at a PGL site: Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire. Caythorpe Park
Please complete the form that was emailed to you last week by tomorrow (Friday 16 July) and pay the non refundable £50 deposit via ParentPay.
Willow Class thoroughly enjoyed Thursday when the beach came to Kimberley Gardens. They enjoyed time in the paddling pools, building sandcastles, grooming donkeys, watching a Punch and Judy show and finishing off the day with an ice cream. Thank you Mrs Christou for arranging a spectacular day for Year 1.
This week in year 2, we have continued with our Dodo project. We focussed on mixing different shades of brown, black and grey for the feathers of the Dodo and using our paintbrushes to create texture.
We extended the pattern of the Dodo's feathers using the paintbrush techniques we had used in our sketch books.
This week year 3 have been looking at Picasso’s cubist art work. They created a range of sketches, paintings and collages to represent his style. It was lovely to see the children so enthused by Picasso’s art.
Last week, Year 4 had their Sports Day. Organised in their colour teams, each group took part in 8 different activities, including: javelin, relay and football dribble. Some children even put their names forward to take part in team races. Fun was had by all, and it was lovely to see the children encouraging each other!
Year 5 had a brilliant afternoon on Friday. The children took part in 8 events and then watched the individual races and relays at the end of the afternoon. All children showed great teamwork and sportsmanship and should be very proud of themselves.
This week, Year 5 have been using the iPads to create code. We have been looking at using loops and forever coding blocks to create animations. We also had a go at creating musical instruments by drawing and creating our own sprites and then recording sounds which we later turned into code.
Oh Tuesday, Year 6 were visited by The Happy Puzzle Company. We worked in groups to solve a variety of puzzles that required skill and teamwork. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day!
To continue Year Six’s week of fun, we visited Jump In on Wednesday. We had lots of fun jumping around and all came back a little rosy faced. Even the teachers were a little short of breath.
United against Racism
Lancaster and Defiants class were inspired, this week, to write letters to Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after hearing of the disgusting remarks thrown towards them. These three men bravely stood up for the nation in the final of Euro 2020. They did not score a penalty, however the bravery it takes to stand up under that amount of pressure is admirable. We hope our letters show them how much love there is out there in the world for them and that the hate was sent by the minority.
Oscar from Daffodil and Nicholas from Apache have been busy planting salad this inset day. Doesn't it look delicious? Well done boys!
MYME Stress and Sleep workshops
My Young Mind Enfield, a pilot NHS funded service that is offering support to CYP, parents and schools in Enfield, is offering two introductory workshops for parents: ‘Supporting my child with Sleep’ and ‘Supporting my child with their Stress’
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is for all parents of primary and secondary school aged children who want to learn various tools to support their child with anxiety and stress difficulties.
What does the workshop offer?
This is an introductory workshop that aims to provide an overview of anxiety or stress concerns, and initial ideas to support parents in developing skills and strategies that can be used to help their child manage their sleep routine or stress. As it's an introductory workshop, we will touch on general themes, but won't cover all situations or experiences. The workshops are interactive, and parents will receive resources, further reading recommendations and signposting that they may find useful after the session and if any further concerns. We recognise that parents are the experts of themselves and their children through experience, and that professionals within My Young Mind Enfield have expertise through training. The aim of the workshops is for parents and professionals to bring their expertise together and provide information, ideas and resources.
What are the dates for the workshops?
Sleep – Tuesday 20 July 10:00am – 11:30am
Stress - Wednesday 21 July 13:00pm – 14:30pm
The workshops will be delivered by two Children Wellbeing Practitioners from My Young Mind Enfield via Microsoft Teams. A Microsoft teams account is not required to join the workshops. Please see posters below for the link to purchase a ticket for the events.
WWF has teamed up The Reading Agency to get children to connect with the nature through the power of reading and writing and to explore the biodiversity of their local green spaces.
Primrose – Bea – Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton – I like when Splat wouldn’t get out of bed when he was scared about going to school. Then he realised school wasn’t that bad. I really like Splat the Cat.
Daffodil – Aneisa – Big Yellow Digger by Julia Jarman – There are dinosaur bones and they did a big whole. The children rush home to play.
Bluebell – Jaffar – Spiderman by Marvel Comics – I like when Spiderman and Iron Man combine. Superheros save the world and when I grow up I am going to save the world.
Snowdrop – Kyra – I’m Not (Very) Afraid of the Dark by Anna Milbourne – It is about the scary darkness. My favourite page is when you can’t see the footprints and it is silly. Sometimes I would like to get a flash light and see the stars.
Elm – Noah - Dragons vs Dinosaurs by Helen Baugh - I like how they use magic to change into different costumes. The fierce dragon costume is my favourite one they change into. I like other books from this author, but this is my favourite one
Oak – Alice – Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Clare Fennell – I like it because it has Goldilocks in it. The 3 bears are happy because they were going outside. It has Goldilocks in it and she at the porridge.
Willow – Casper – Chapatti Moon by Pippa Goodhart – I like this book because I found it funny when the chapatti fell down the hill.
Ash – Emma and Amyra - Max the Brave by Ed Vere. I like it because it is so funny! The mouse tricked the cat, he was very clever.
Sparrow - Laurel – Just Josie and the Lucky Number by Emily Gale – Josie was jealous of Zak because he was showing off his dog. MY favourite character is Lily because she preservers with learning to say 7. Year 2 should read it because it teaches you not to show off like Zak and try your best like Lily.
Owl – Kaylan – Bumble Bear by Nadia Shireen – I like this book because it has a good ending. My favourite part is when he goes back to school. People should read this book because it is a fun book to read.
Robin – Amelia – Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival – I love this book because it has people helping each other and people being kind. My favourite character is Ruby because she loves going outdoors like me! You should read this book if you want to learn how to help yourself and help other people.
Woodpecker – Taylor – Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets by Dav Pilkey – I like this because it is very funny and I really enjoyed it. My favourite character is Captain Underpants because he pulls pranks. You should read this if you would like to go to a new world.
Navajo- Christopher - Marcus Rashford, You are my Champion - It is very inspiring and gives me confidence, you learn all about his childhood and how he became such an excellent footballer. Packed full of stories of Rashford's life.
Ra - Elena - Holly Santa Paws Saves Christmas by Daisy Meadows - I like the book because at Christmas time I read it and it gives me the Christmas spirit! Lilly is my favourite character because she is very brave and is never afraid to say what she thinks. I think anyone who is interested in dogs and Christmas would like this book!
Hurricanes - Zion - Middle School Princess by Meg Cabot - I enjoyed reading this book, because it has adventure and action, as well as an aspect of fantasy. It is filled with excitement and fun events, but also with danger. My favourite character is Olivia because she is fun and has a hidden past. She thinks about herself as being an average girl, however, she later discovers more about her personality and character. She learns to love herself for who she is. I recommend this book to children that like action and fantasy, and age wise around 7 to 9 years.
Miss Spillman's Esafety tips
Online fair play!
Organise your protection, use strong passwords with a mixed of letters and numbers.
Keep Possession, only share personal information with people you know (family and close friends).
Make sure you use teamwork, always check with a trusted adult if you are downloading anything new.
It’s important to be respectful, polite and kind with any posts, comments or messages.
Attackers offside, ensure if you are upset, worried or frightened then make sure you report.
Chefs in School Parent Survey - please help our Catering team
Our school Catering team is undertaking a training programme that runs alongside a research project being conducted by King's College, London. Please follow this link to the survey to support them: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ParentsCis Thank you in advance.
Families North London Magazine
The latest copy of Families North London Magazine has now been published. Please see the below links to view some ideas of events and activities in and around London this summer. Families online
We hope you enjoy reading it and that you find it useful.
Dates for your diary:
Epic Discos to take KS2 by storm in the Autumn!
24th Sept Years 4&6
15th Oct Years 3&5
FoGS, with the help of Captain Fantastic, have planned an Epic Disco Party for children in Year 4 (6pm-7.15pm) and Year 6 (7.45pm-9pm)! This Epic Disco is guaranteed to provide non-stop dancing games, laughing and fun for all children! The disco, will be led by Captain Fantastic, and will be fully interactive with state-of-the-art disco equipment and plenty of bubbles.
Ticket includes entry to the disco, unlimited water, as well as a bag of crisps and an ice pole. Please notify us of ANY food allergies when booking.
Please note: Tickets bought on the door on the day of the disco will be £7, if there are any left.
Parent Helpers - If you are able to help to set up before the disco, help during or clear up after, please let us know in the checkout form.