Welcome back to this exciting but incredibly busy Summer Term.
The week of the 9th May is Year 6 SATs week. Please make sure that children arrive on time to school as there are very clear guidelines on the timing and administration of tests. Parents of Year 6 children will be informed about breakfast arrangements.
Many of you will be aware that assessments are done across all year groups, year 1 do a phonics check, year 2 have a reading and maths assessment, year 4 now do a times tables check in addition to the year 6 tests in reading, spelling and grammar and maths. In all year groups teachers make assessments of children’s learning and use tests to help guide their judgements.
In all these situations we know children do their best when they feel safe, happy and supported. Please contact us if you have any questions.
The curriculum remains broad and balanced here at KG and I would invite you all to take a look at the website to view the wonderful achievements of our children.
Please remember next week begins with Bank Holiday Monday (hurray) and Thursday is election day and Magenta and Orchid are closed as they are used as a polling station.
Click play on the sound bar to hear Ochre Class (Year 2) playing ‘Better Not Eat Too Much’ on the xylophone. Enjoy!
School Journey to Nethercott has been EPIC. 37 of us from Year 5 left on Monday for Nethercott House, Devon, and will return after you read this newsletter on Friday evening.
The sun has shone on us all week at the farm and we have learnt so much about our surroundings, ourselves and our friends. This is an experience we will never forget.
Michael Morpurgo came to visit us on Thursday and read us his story ‘Bird Boy’ in the evening. We felt so lucky.
You can view all our photos here:
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 pod in the main playground tomorrow (29th April), then next on Friday 13th May from 3.00pm to 3.30pm.
Letters sent home
Governors' and Friends News
We hope everyone had a good Easter break, even though it feels like a long time ago now!
Governors have had a busy start to the Summer term; we had the Pupils, Parents & Community Committee meeting earlier this week. Within this committee we work to ensure that everyone in our school community feels safe and well. We appreciate that these are financially challenging times for many of us, and that being open about this can make us feel vulnerable. But please, if you are struggling financially do reach out for help.
Whilst Covid is very much still with us, we hope that it has less of an impact on the smooth running of the school so that everyone can enjoy the rest of the school year. The PTA are planning some events to bring us all back together, we can’t wait to see the return of the KG Summer fair! Please do get involved in the PTA if you are able to – even just a couple of hours can make a difference.
As ever, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the long weekend!
As we start the summer term, Friends of KG are working up to the Summer Fair on Friday 24 June. If you can spare an hour or two to volunteer, either in the run up to the fair or on the day, please do get in touch (PTA@kelvingrove.lewisham.sch.uk).
For those who would like to find out more about Friends of KG and meet the team we’re holding a coffee morning at school next Wednesday (4th May) at 9am. Please do pop along for a cuppa, a pastry and a chat.
Many of you have asked about a uniform swap – this is something that is on our radar. We’re just working out the most efficient way to collect and distribute. So please watch this space for further information.
Janine, Jenni, Georgina & Simone
Art Attack at Eliot Bank CFC on Mondays 13.30 – 14.30
Latino Bambino Toddlers 9.30-10.15 & Latino Bambino Babies 10.15-11.00 at TNG on Tuesdays
Adventure Time (soft play) or Giant Messy Play at TNG on Wednesdays 10.00-11.30
KGEB Community Supermarket at Kelvin Grove CFC on Thursdays 9.00 – 12.30 & 14.00-16.00 £4 membership fee per week
L.I.F.E. Cooking Sessions for mums aged 16-35 at Eliot Bank CFC on Fridays 11.00 -13.15
Free Legal Advice Duncan Lewis via phone on Friday 10.00-12.00
Please join our Facebook page: Eliot and Kelvin for the latest updates.
Lewisham Sports Festival
We will be Running a FREE Inclusive Sport Festival in Lewisham on the 14th May 2022 at Ladywell Fields. The day will run from 2pm – 4pm with lots of sports and activity available to try out.
Activities will include: Athletics; Cycling; Dance; Multi Sports; Parkour; Rugby; Taekwondo and Tennis.
All families with D/deaf and disabled children and young people are welcome to come and join in the activities.
Free Food vouchers with a value of £5 will be available to the first 50 attendees (Children young people parents and careers) to use in the Good Hope Café.
All sessions and activities on the day will be Free. To sign up to activities you can follow this link: Bit.ly/LewishamFest