Although the last few days have felt like winter, when we return after the Easter break we will be in the summer term.
We have not had to close our school this year to the vast majority of children, yet COVID has had, and is still having an impact on the attendance of both pupils and staff. It is likely that testing will be asked less frequently but please let’s work together as a community with the most sensible of approaches. Look out for the symptoms, a high temperature, cough, cold, sore throat and do not send children to school if they are unwell.
I am really looking forward to the summer term and hope that this year we are able to lay on a number of events that parents can attend. I know the ’Friends of KG’ will be planning a Summer Fair for 24th June and will launch this at a coffee morning on Wednesday 4th May to which you are all invited.
I hope you all have a great Easter break and come back to school re-energised on Tuesday 19th April (Monday 18th is a bank holiday).
Thank you all for making this such a successful term.
As we move into summer remember how important it is that, as a community, we look after one another. Compassion is one of our school values. It is not something we just want our children to focus on but all of us. A smile, a listening ear, understanding and support is something we should look to offer to one another as adults and model this for our children.
There has been plenty happening in music over the term. The children have been performing their compositions that they have put together in Groove School and Rock Steady. We have uploaded them to our website for your to view here:
Here’s a clip of our very own ‘Lightning Shocks’!
Last week I attended the Lewisham Schools Climate Change Network Meeting and the school received special congratulations for the work that the School Council have been doing around biodiversity, the Sustainable Development Goals and finding out about the history of our school, to plan the school of the future.
This week representatives shared the School Larking which the children had been doing since our last meeting – looking at our school building to find out about the past. We discovered grooves in the walls where pupils in the past sharpened their slate pencils, a boot scraper and separate boys and girls entrances.
If you know anything about the history of our school please let the school council know. email@example.com
You can read our School Council minutes on our website here: https://kelvingrove.lewisham.sch.uk/pupil-leadership/
Woodland Trust Trees
We applied to the Woodland Trust to be part of their initiative to get the UK involved in planting 50 million trees to help combat the climate crisis. Here we are planting our trees.
Letters sent home
Governors' and Friends News
The Governors would like to congratulate Reception teacher Vanessa Legouix on her work with the School Council. She works with a group of children from across the school (elected by their classmates) across a wide range of matters;
- To make changes and help our school improve and make it even better
- To make children happier
- To make sure our school is safe
- To help people get together
- To improve our environment
With the ultimate aim being to celebrate the successes of our school. Her work was recently recognised at the Lewisham Schools Climate Change Network Meeting where she was congratulated. Well done Vanessa! What a fantastic example to be setting both for our children, but the wider community too.
It has been another challenging term in terms of COVID and the repercussions of absences and isolation, and we would like to thank all the staff at KG for their hard work and tireless enthusiasm. Hopefully next term will allow for a more settled picture!
We wish all of our KG families and staff a happy Easter. As ever, please do get in touch if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who supported the Great ‘KG Bake Off’ – the standard of cake making was very high and the sale raised a whopping £372.80 which will go towards supplies for the KG Baking Club.
After the Easter break we’ll be starting our drive to recruit a team of volunteers who can help out with future ‘Friends of KG’ events. This could be half an hour to help at a cake sale or an afternoon to look after a stand at the summer fair. We’ll be holding a ‘Friends of KG’ coffee morning at the school on Wednesday 4th May and a meet & greet in the main playground on Friday 13th May, so please pop along and say hello.
Our main fundraising aim for the coming year is to continue the improvements to the playgrounds. We’ll be working closely with the school council to hear about the changes the children would like to make to their play environment, and fun fund-raising initiatives that the children would like to take part in.
Finally, please remember you can support ‘Friends of KG’ every time you shop by signing up to Amazon Smile or Easy Fundraising (search for Kelvin Grove Charitable Trust). Once you’ve signed up you don’t have to do anything, they’ll just make a donation after each purchase.
Janine, Jenni, Georgina & Simone
Babies & Crawlers at Eliot Bank CFC on Monday 10.00 – 11.30
Adventure Time (soft play) Tuesday 05/04 and Giant Messy Play Wednesday 06/04 at TNG 10.00-11.30
Let’s Play Ball 12/04 at the Paxton Hall Kelvin Grove Primary School
Easter Egg Hunt at Wells Park on Wednesday 13/04 – weather permitting (click on poster to enlarge)
KGEB Community Supermarket at Kelvin Grove CFC on Thursdays 9.00 – 12.30 & 14.00-16.00 £4 membership fee per week
Free Legal Advice Duncan Lewis via phone on Friday 10.00-12.00, 020 8325 4600
Please join our Facebook page: Eliot and Kelvin for the latest updates.
Global Camps April 2022
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.
Find out more information or make a booking through our website:
Free Swimming Lessons
Saxon Crown Swimming Club, funded by Lewisham Council and supported by GLL, is providing free school top-up swimming sessions to students of Lewisham primary schools. The sessions are provided to help swimmers achieve the National Curriculum standard in swimming, which requires children to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. The sessions are for Lewisham primary school pupils in Year 4 and above, and will be running at Glass Mill Leisure Centre during the Easter holidays on the dates below:
Monday 4th – Thursday 7th April 2022
Monday 11th – Thursday 14th April 2022
To register interest please email: email@example.com
Or read more here: Lewisham Swimming: Free Swimming Lessons