I hope everyone had a restful half term. There are only six weeks through to Christmas and I’m sure this term will race by.
I had to write to you all yesterday to change the Parents’ Evening appointments over to video. We wanted, so much, to make these face to face again, but the advice at the moment is that it is not safe to do so.
This will also mean that Christmas shows and events will be filmed or online, as large gatherings inside schools are still not recommended. Of course there will not be a Christmas Fair but there will be fundraising events, concerts and jumper days that will all take place in the final week of term.
I took a visitor around the school at the end of last term to look at learning in the wider curriculum – subjects beyond English and maths. We saw amazing science, music, sewing, drama, computing, French, art, design and technology, history, geography, sport and gardening – all in a single hour walking around. “What a fantastic curriculum you have here, and what wonderful staff and children” I was told as the visitor left.
We have now had two School Council meetings and we are establishing our forum as an opportunity to celebrate achievements, move forward and make changes. We welcomed our new members together and talked about what the School Council is for. We talked about the strengths of our school: we are good at helping each other and have good friends; we make people feel welcome and safe; we get a good education; we have kind pupils and teachers who help us; we are good at building courage; we have lots of clubs. We also talked about what we would like to improve in our school and how we might go about this.
This week we talked about roles and responsibilities that we can have across the school. We talked about prefects, buddies and play supporters, roles that existed in our school pre-COVID. We also talked about how we could help other children across the school and other roles we could have such as first aiders, gardeners, helping younger children be kind and be good; help each other with reading, writing and drawing and helping each other play.
Parent Governor Election
There are two vacancies for parents to join our governing body. We sent a letter home yesterday, which you can access via the ‘letters sent home’ section below. Please remember to vote on Monday 8th November from 8am. You will received a text with a code for the ballot paper. Voting closes on Friday 12th November at 12 noon. Thank you.
Congratulations to Blake Faucher-Culver for his fund raising for The Little Princess Trust. Blake is donating his hair so that it can be made into a wig to help a child who is suffering from cancer. You can donate to the Little Princess Trust through Blake’s JUST GIVING link. Well done Blake from everyone at Kelvin Grove.
Year 5 & 6 have worked really hard learning the sea shanty ‘Wellerman’ from New Zealand, which is over 150 years old. They have been inventive in finding ways to remember all six verses in order to tell the story of a whaling ship trying to catch a right whale. They have used a vocal warm-up in a minor key to get their voices and ears in tune each week. This recording is the first time they tried the entire song in one take – great work!
Year 5 & 6 ‘Wellerman’
Ochre Class News
This week, we started our new topic all about how transport has changed over time. We began the week by imagining we were getting on
Green Class News
This week in Green Class we have been creating and reading our sensory story based on the book `We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by
Emerald Class News
Emerald class have had a fantastic start to our new Learning Journey ‘Stones ‘n’ Bones’ where they launched straight in and created some Cave Art!
Turquoise Class News
Today, we went to Mudchute Farm because our topic is ‘From Farm to Fork’. This term we will be learning about different types of farming
Indigo Class News
As part of our history launch the children have enjoyed learning about the role Germany and Britain have played in World WWII. The children have had
Bronze class news
In Bronze Class, we have been taking the time out to learn a bit more about each other through planning and writing our very own
Blue Class News
Blue Class have enjoyed reading ‘The Dark’ by Lemony Snicket over the last two weeks. This is a story about a boy called Lazlo who is afraid of
Nursery class news
What a great first term we have had in Nursery, the children have settled into Nursery life happily exploring and learning. We have enjoyed playing
Magenta Class News
We have been focusing on Autumn this week. In English we learnt a poem about Autumn leaves and we also wrote our poem about what
Coral Class News
The children in Coral have had a fantastic first term in Year 1. These past two weeks they have been learning the story of ‘Little
Letters sent home
From the Governors
Welcome back to school everyone. We hope half-term was good and that everyone, including staff, had a well deserved rest.
We have the Parent Governor elections coming up next week. We are looking for 2 new Governors, and 3 parents have nominated themselves. You can read their statements here:
Voting will be open from Monday 8th November 2021 (8am) – to Friday 12th November 2021 (12, noon). Please make sure you use your vote!
CHRISTMAS PARTY ON 8TH DECEMBER 12-2PM AT TNG
Babies & Crawlers at Eliot Bank on Mondays 10.00-11.30
Mama & Papa workout with Ng on Mondays 11.00-12.00 at TNG and on Thursdays ONLINE 7.20-8.00 via Zoom from the comfort of your home for £15 per calendar month. Book your sessions HERE
Latino Bambino Toddlers 9.30-10.15 & Latino Bambino Babies 10.15-11.00 at TNG on Tuesdays
Adventure Time (soft play) at TNG on Wednesday 3/11; 17/11 & 1/12 @ 10.00-11.30
Giant Messy Play at TNG on Wednesday 10/11 & 24/11@ 10.00-11.30
KGEB Community Supermarket at Kelvin Grove on Thursdays 9.00-13.00 & 14.00-16.00
£3.50 membership fee per week
Vegan cooking delights with toddlers (age 2-5) Ref WFJlP26EB 18/11/21-16/12/21 @13.00-15.00 Call 020 8314 6959 or 0208 314 7775 quote reference number
L.I.F.E. Cooking Sessions for mums aged 16-35 at Eliot Bank on Fridays @ 11.00-13.15
If you would like to make a donation to support our Community Supermarket, please click on this link: https://gofund.me/c5b83467. Alternatively you can support us by joining the Lewisham Community Lottery here: Lewisham Community Lottery
Global Camps - Christmas
This year Global Camps are running a camp at Christmas from Monday 20th December 2021 to Thursday 23rd December 2021.
A unique mixture of language learning, sports coaching, arts & crafts and outdoor adventure to keep your young ones active and engaged during the school holidays.
Book your child a place here: https://www.globalcamps.co.uk/book/
Lightopia London - Nov 2021 to Jan 2022
A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR DOG!
Welcome to the first EVER DogFest Christmas, in partnership with Bought By Many, at Crystal Palace Park on Saturday 27th November!
Read more here: https://www.wherecanwego.com/item/e1457227/dogfest-christmas