This week we had a number of senior leaders from local schools along with an Ofsted inspector, review the teaching and learning across the school. They were incredibly impressed with our children, the standard of work in books, the learning in the classrooms, the school environment and the hard working and dedicated staff.
I also met with a group of local residents to talk about issues such as parking. Please be considerate when parking and avoid driving close to school (within 50M), please never park at or by the school gates. Be careful with litter, there are a number of bins on Kelvin Grove – please use them. If you are waiting for the school gates to open, please do not sit on the walls of gardens, or lean on the fences or parked cars. It is better to wait on the school side of the road, or outside the reception classes. We are a community school and want our children to understand the obligation to the community that brings.
I would like to wish all our families a well-earned rest over the half term break.
We are delighted to launch our new Science Club next half term for Y5/6 pupils – and will offer this club to Y3/4 pupils the following term.
The club provides the highest quality science activities and experiments to ensure members have fun with science, while gaining a clearer understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around them.
Mother Nature Science will be visiting the school on 21st February to present a special ‘Exploring the Solar System’ assembly to showcase the club.
Club places are available on Pay360/EVENTS (£40 for a 5 week-run).
Children's Mental Health WK
To shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health, our children and staff have ‘dressed to express’ today. They have worn their favourite colour or a unique outfit to express how they are feeling. Dress to express is an opportunity for self-expression and celebrating a diverse range of emotions. Please remember to make a £2 donation to Place2Be. These funds will help Place2Be to provide the necessary support for children and young people.
World Book Day
This week in school council we discussed our previous meeting and it was agreed that there had been improvements to lunchtimes and everyone had enough time to eat.
We then looked at the Sustainable Development Goals and worked together and made suggestions for what could be achieved by us in school, and what impact we would like to have. Here are some of our ideas:
- Active travel – more children to ride bikes and encourage walking to school
- Air pollution – Stop smoke from cars
- More time outside
- Chats about how you are feeling on a scale of 1-10
- Being hydrated – having enough healthy snacks and water in school
- Being happy
- Taking care of school resources
- Using less paper and don’t stick work in books
- Don’t laminate as much
- Don’t throw away your lunch
- Treat people with kindness and be respectful
- Raising money for poorer communities.
Jade Class News
We have had such a busy but exciting two weeks in Jade Class. We designed and created mini earthquake-proof structures as part of our topic,
Nursery Class News
We have really enjoyed celebrating the Lunar New Year at nursery this week. We have explored using chopsticks, cooking noodles and playing in the Chinese
Cinnamon Class News
This week in Year 2 we are coming to the end of our ‘Out of the Ashes’ topic, which we have really enjoyed. We are designing
Cobalt Class News
We are working hard to complete our Roman Rule and Punishment topic in Cobalt Class. We have become experts in life in ancient Rome and
Violet Class News
Even though it’s nearly the end of term, children in Violet class have been continuing to work hard! This week in Violet class we have
News from Club Xtra
The children have been really enjoying themselves in Club Xtra over the past two weeks. Together they have been looking at different mediums and methods
Orchid Class News
As part of our local ‘Superhero’ topic, we welcomed some exciting visitors to talk about their roles. We met police Andrea, dentist Louise, vet Kay,
Ochre Class News
Ochre class have been working hard on their stories based on ‘Vlad and the Great Fire of London’ this week. It has been brilliant to
Emerald Class News
This week, Emerald class have been busy planning and writing their innovated version of ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’. They have been very excited to
Green Class News
This term in Green class, our topic has been SUPERHEROES. The children have loved this topic, getting fully involved in all areas of their learning.
Amber Class News
In English, our text has been ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. We have retold and written our own versions of the story and we
Letters sent home
From the Governors
In governor news, one of our parent governors, Bryan Strom, has been elected as the primary school parent governor representative on the Lewisham children and young people select committee and overview and scrutiny education business panel. This committee is responsible for the overview and scrutiny function of the education and social care of children and young people. Having Bryan on this committee will undoubtedly benefit us as a school, bringing new ideas and thinking. Congratulations Bryan!
We all work hard at KG to ensure that we are responsible and sustainable and do the best for our environment. Our children study climate change and the environment in lessons, and they all understand the impacts of human behaviour on the world around us. It’s important that we model good habits to our children so please, please, please can we ask that if you need to drive to school, you do so responsibly? This means considerate parking (please don’t block the top of Dallas Road) and turning off engines whilst waiting. These behaviours are dangerous to not only the environment but to our children and the people who live around the school. Please park in a sensible place slightly further away if necessary and be considerate.
Babies & Crawlers at Eliot Bank CFC on Monday 10.00 – 11.30
Adventure Time (soft play) at TNG on Tuesday @ 10.00 – 11.30
Giant Messy Play at TNG on Wednesday @ 10.00 – 11.30
KGEB Community Supermarket at Kelvin Grove CFC on Thursdays 9.00 – 13.00 & 14.00-16.00 £3.50 membership fee per week
Free Legal Advice Duncan Lewis via phone on Friday 10.00-12.00
CHILDREN’S CENTRE TIMETABLE – SPRING Half term 2022
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Funky Monkey Keyboard Classes are running their action-packed, electronic keyboard workshops for 4-8 year old beginners this half term. With expert and imaginative tuition – this unique scheme includes reading and writing music, plus art and games!
Thursday 17th February at The Grove Centre on Jew’s Walk
Booking essential: www.funkymonkey.info, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org,or phone: 01732 457 100. CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER
Half Term Lewisham Leisure
February Programme Lewisham Lesiure Centres 2022 Lewisham Leisure Centres have plenty of activities this February half term. (Swimming, junior gym, inflatables, soft play and holiday camps) Access the programme here: FEBRUARY PROGRAMME. The activities take place in the following centres:
– BELLINGHAM LEISURE & LIFESTYLE CENTRE
– FOREST HILL POOL
– GLASS MILL LEISURE CENTRE
– LADYWELL ARENA
– WAVELENGTHS LEISURE CENTRE
Book your activity online www.better.org.uk. If you need assistance pop in to your local centre
Tech Holiday Camp
We are pleased to announce our Tech Holiday Camps are running on the 14th – 18th February 2022 at Goodrich Community Primary School, SE22 0EP.
We have 5 days of exciting activities to feed the mind of your inquisitive genius following themes:
- Bot Builders and Coders 🤖 – Our popular robot programming course
- Ingenious Inventors 💡– Implement circuitry to make anything from an alarm to a FM Radio!
- Virtual Reality 👩🔬– Engage with your imagination! Learn about the world of virtual reality including motion sensing and video control skills to bring places and characters to life through your headset.
- Expert Engineers 🚀– Fantastically fun! Discover how to construct and make mechanisms move.
- Media Madness 🎬– Have a creative blast, with movie editing and music production
With the world becoming more digital, this is the perfect camp to develop STEM skills and keep your child ahead. Our camps are for ages 5-11 (years 1- 6) only. Spaces are limited, for more information, please see this flyer or to enrol now simply visit: https://nextthing.education/product/south-east-london-goodrich-community-primary-school/
Don’t forget to use the code 5FEB for £5 off your booking!