I was on a camp with the Scouts in 1977, the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. A wonderfully hot summer as I remember and growing up in a world that seemed so very different to today’s.
If the past few years have taught us anything then it is that change is inevitable and wherever possible we need to embrace it and find the best way forward, learning lessons from the past.
It is likely that education, and indeed Kelvin Grove, is going to go through significant changes these next few years. At this time in the school year I try to look back, reflect and plan ideas for the future. It is part of the process of improving our school.
I hope you all have a great half term, with some time to relax in the sunshine and do things together as a family.
I will spend time reflecting on the last few years and planning forward for Kelvin Grove in 2022-23, hopefully sat in the sunshine!
This week the children have been learning all about Queen Elizabeth II and her Platinum Jubilee. They have worked together to make bunting for the school hall and our chef is making everyone a Jubilee Picnic to enjoy at lunch.
Walk to School week
This week in School Council we looked at the data we collected about how we travel to school and how we wished we could travel to school. In conclusion, children would prefer to travel to school in more active ways. More children would like to scoot or cycle to school. We talked about how we could make this change.
Clean Air Day – Thursday 17th June
We talked about the effects of air pollution on our bodies and the planet. We talked about what causes air pollution and what we can do to change this. What can you pledge to do?
Street Trees for Living
Street trees for living have approved four trees to be planted. We talked about what our favourite trees are and why we like them.
What is your favourite tree and why?
As a school we are working really hard on improving school dinners and the school council will be joining a meeting with the school meals provider, Chartwells, next month. Children are being encouraged to eat vegetables and we talked about what our favourite vegetables are.
A Bank of Old Tech
We need to build up a bank of old tech (working and not working) for the children to play with and learn to use in Reception.
This can be anything from old phones including wind up/cable ones, computers, tablets, modems, games, headphones, keyboards, typewriters, watches (digital and analogue, wall or wrist), toys etc.
If you have any of these items that you are willing to donate to the school, please bring them to the school office.
Thank you in advance.
YR2 Gate Parking
If you are driving your child to school and dropping off at the Year 2 entrance – can you please park well away from the school gate. It is really dangerous to drive right up to the gate when we have many children and their families walking through. We want to keep everyone safe. Thank you for your support.
Gold Class News
This term in Gold Class, the children have been learning about the Vikings and when they invaded England. In English, we have been reading the book
Mint Class News
In Science, we have been learning about what plants need to survive. Last week, we carried out an investigation to see if our plants could grow
Saffron Class News
We have had great fun with our learning in Saffron class over the past couple of weeks. In English we have been writing amazing fact files on
Azure Class News
This week in English, we began writing our adventure myth, ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’. Today, we wrote sentences using adverbs to explain when and how
Lavender Class News
In Lavender Class we have been very busy finding out about graffiti and in particular Jean-Michel Basquiat in whole class reading. It has been really interesting finding
Cerise Class News
Cerise class are really enjoying our topic ‘Under The Sea’. We have started our new story ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley’. It has really captured our hearts and
Apricot Class News
Apricot class have had a very creative couple of weeks. They have made art work in the style or Andy Warhol. They first looked at his
Brass Class News
We’ve taken a different approach to Maths in Brass this week: we’ve been designing our own theme park! We were each given a budget of £10,000
Cinnamon Class News
In Cinnamon class, everything is about plants! We have just finished writing our own versions of ‘The Flower’, by John Light. We have been growing seeds,
Nursery Class News
The children at Nursery have really enjoyed our topic on Eric Carle and reading a selection of his stories. The children have particularly enjoyed reading together
Governors' and Friends News
We would like to wish all of our families and staff a happy and relaxing half term break. It’s been a busy term for everyone, and this coming week is much needed to relax and reset.
One of our key areas of focus this year has been Diversity & Inclusion. After half term we will be bringing together our thoughts and findings so far on our strategy. The next phase, beginning in September, is to move into agreed areas of action to improve diversity and inclusion, particularly in support of the Lewisham Education anti-racist pledge. We hope to be able to share more with you as we progress.
It’s all go with preparations for the KG Summer Fair on Friday June 24th. Thank you to everyone who signed up to have a Property World board outside their home – this is a really easy way to help raise a substantial amount of money for the school.
We are still looking for volunteers to help in the lead up and on the day of the fair. If you can spare a couple of hours then please think about signing up to the volunteers WhatsApp group using this link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/H9EBZQZGJlSG4qjpPhPWD1
We were lucky enough to be invited to a meeting of the school council, which is made of pupils from each year. We discussed what they would like to see at the fair – ‘Soak the Teacher’ was a very popular activity, as well as crafting, tombolas and bouncy castles. We’re looking to incorporate as many of the school council suggestions into the fair as possible.
We also asked the children how the money we raise should be spent. Play equipment and fun things to do at lunchtime were top of the list. The Friends of KG will look into some ‘easy wins’ like more basketballs and art equipment, whilst also working towards installing monkey bars or similar trim trail equipment in the Paxton Playground which is in need of some much-needed TLC.
Friends of KG are also happy to help Mrs Legouix with the Street Trees for Living project which will be planting trees along Kirkdale in a bid to improve air quality and the general school environment.
Janine, Jenni, Georgina & Simone
Seaside trip to Westbrook Bay Thursday 18th August 2022, tickets can be purchased at Kelvin Grove Children centre on Mondays, Tuesdays 9.00-15.00 – click on the flyer to enlarge
Babies & Crawlers at Eliot Bank CFC on Monday 10.00 – 11.30
Art Attack at Eliot Bank CFC on Monday 13.30-14.30
Adventure Time (soft play) 10.00-11.15 at TNG on Tuesday
Giant Messy Play at TNG on Wednesday 10.00-11.15
KGEB Community Supermarket WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY 30/06/2022 AS IT IS BANK HOLIDAY
CHILDREN’S CENTRE TIMETABLE – SUMMER Term 2022
CHILDREN’S CENTRE TIMETABLE – SUMMER HALF TERM 2022
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Want to join The Beavers?
We are now looking to restart the Beavers (6-8yr olds) at Kelvin Grove after the summer holiday. Please register your interest at:
We look forward to seeing you there!
Morgan Fuller & Bryan Strom
Learn to Swim in Half Term
Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June
Forest Hill Pools – 5 day short course – £35
- 9am – 9:30am, 10am – 10:30am – Foundation
- 11am – Foundation Over 9s
- 11:30am – Development
25% USE – SWIMHAPPY
See the flyer here: SWIM SCHOOL FLYER
Visit https://www.better.org.uk/what-we-offer/lessons-and-courses/swimming for more information
Summer Half Term Camp
MONDAY 30th MAY – WEDNESDAY 1st JUNE
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:
Summer of Play at CP PArk
Platinum Bank Holiday Weekend programme
Free activities for all the family
You can book free tickets at https://www.play.crystalpalaceparktrust.org/
Come and join us at Crystal Palace Park, there are free activities for all the family from Monday 2nd June to Friday 5th June.
On offer are:
- Make a Giant Feather Flag
- Lovely Jubbly Workshop
- Crib Notes Singing Workshop
- South Sounds Workshop
- Samba Weggae Drumming with the Pengenista Drummers
Read more here: Platinum Bank Holiday weekend programme