It is wonderful to see the pictures of our Year 6 children at Nethercott Farm this week. We are hoping to offer the experience, to those who want to go, for all of our Year 6 and 5 children over the course of the year.
I get the privilege to walk around our school everyday and on Wednesday mornings take a group of new and prospective parents into each and every classroom. The learning our children are doing and their achievements are truly amazing.
The hard work and dedication of our teachers and support staff is second to none.
The last two years may have been challenging for us all but at the heart of Kelvin Grove is still a desire to allow all children to come to school, to feel safe and happy, and develop a lifelong love of learning.
38 children from Year 6 are staying at Nethercott Farm in Devon for their school journey. During their stay children are immersed in a totally new world, far away from their everyday life. A world with birdsong, clear starry skies, fresh air, real food and plenty of mud. A world where you can see, hear, smell, touch and taste the possibilities. It’s a profound experience that will stay with them for life. You can see what they have been up to on their blog here: SCHOOL JOURNEY BLOG
New parent Governors
Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the candidate statements and place a vote. Christopher Pascal and Monika Wilowska have been elected as our new parent governors. Congratulations to Christopher and Monika. Thank you to Charlotte Heathfield for supporting Kelvin Grove by standing as a candidate, it was a close contest.
All lost property is now stored in the ClubXtra cupboard. Alison Jupp, our Club Xtra Manager, will get the lost property out every couple of weeks for parents to look through and find anything they may have missing. Unnamed and uncollected items will be sent to the local charity shop. Alison will next display the lost property by the shelter in the main playground on Friday 26th November.
Mr Glenn is launching a new after school music club for Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils called Groove School. Children will get to specialise in either ‘Guitar’ or ‘Flute’ and all members will get the opportunity to study Song Writing and Samba Band. Groove School will take place on Thursdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm from w/c 17th January 2022 for a 10 week run and we will confirm the cost shortly. If you would like to register your child’s interest in joining this club, please send an email entitled ‘Groove School – GUITAR’ or ‘Groove School – FLUTE’ along with your child’s name and registration group to email@example.com. We will send out official application forms with confirmation of the actual price before the end of this term.
We are also delighted to say that KG Choir (KS1 and KS2) will also commence after Christmas, so watch this space for news of our spring clubs line-up shortly!
In our last meeting Y6 presented a petition about wanting to swap their lunchtimes with Y5 as they were late back for their spellings and grammar work. The petition was a success and Y6 are now having their lunch earlier two days a week. Y5 are very happy with this outcome.
Children would like the school menu shared with them to help them choose. The school menu can be viewed here: SCHOOL LUNCH MENU. Before the next meeting school council representatives will be finding out how long it takes to queue up for lunch and how long it takes to eat lunch. We will be sharing this information with Mr Hyde.
A representative presented some posters her friends had made about the environment and we moved onto the main focus of the meeting – How can we improve our environment by improving our school?. We then came up with some awesome ideas which we will reflect upon in our future meetings. The School Council would also like to have a poster competition: Design a poster to inform others about what they can do to improve our school, to improve our environment. Posters to be brought along to the next meeting.
Bottles for the Garden
Nina our school gardener is looking for empty big plastic bottles to use as protection for young plants in the allotment over winter e.g. 5 litre bottles of water, or 6 pint bottles of milk. If you can help, please drop these into the school office – only big ones please, anything smaller than specified won’t fit over the plants! Thank you so much.
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Letters sent home
From the Governors
Thank you everyone for voting in the Parent Governor election. We are delighted to welcome Christopher Pascal and Monika Wilowska to the governing body. Both are parents of Reception / Year 1 children so it will be great to have some new perspectives and experiences amongst us.
We also now have Parent Reps for almost all classes (apart from Mint & Jade – anyone interested??), so please look out for communication on how to join your class WhatsApp group. Thank you to all who nominated themselves for PTA roles too, these are under review and everyone will be contacted soon.
We would also like to extend our congratulations to David Kite – our Premises Manager. In our most recent Statutory Maintenance Review, Lewisham awarded us an excellent score! The work that David and his team do often goes under the radar, but is vital to keeping the school and the community safe – so a massive ‘thank-you and well done’ from us all.
Babies & Crawlers at Eliot Bank on Mondays 10.00 – 11.30
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 17/11 & 1/12 @ 10.00 – 11.30
Giant Messy Play at TNG on Wednesday 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
Read our latest time table here: CHILDREN’S CENTRE TIMETABLE – AUTUMN 2 2021
Global Camps - Christmas
A unique mixture of language learning, sports coaching, arts and 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/
Beauty and the beast
The 20th Forest Hill Scout Group are urgently in need of at least two leader volunteers for them to start face to face meetings. Click HERE to find out more information and apply.
The group will be based at Rockbourne Youth Centre, Rockbourne Road, London, SE23 2DA and our normal meeting time is a Thursday evening – from 6.30pm to 7.30pm for the under younger age group and from 7.30pm to 8.30pm for the older members.