It’s wonderful to have some hot weather at the moment, though it is possibly too hot to be working.
May I remind you please that children should still be dressed appropriately for school in their uniform minus maybe their cardigan or jumper. It is especially important that you do not send children to school in flip flops or sandals, these pose a risk on stairs and in the playground. Please send your child to school with a refillable water bottle, sun cream applied at home and a sun hat too, labelled with your child’s name if possible.
The next few weeks will be incredibly busy but hopefully fun. We have the summer fair next Friday, please come along and I know that the Friends of KG are still looking for volunteers to help on the stalls.
Sports day will be in the week of 11th July. You will receive a letter today and the dates are all available from our school calendar.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine safely.
Club Xtra and the Bees
Our mission in Club Xtra is to save the bumble bee from extinction. After extensive research, we learned that the more wild flowers we sow, the more chance there is of protecting the population of these powerful pollinators.
Together we could BEE-RILLIANT in helping to the save the bees through sowing seeds and creating lots of wild flowers. We really are the BEE’S KNEES!! After all, the bees are V.I.P.s (very important pollinators).
We received seeds from ‘The Bee Conservation Trust’ which we have planted. They have grown beautifully, you can see them HERE and how they have made wonderful homes for our bees. Take a look also at our wonderful ‘bee’ water colours from our display in the hall.
On Tuesday 14th June we (Evelyn, Ridwan and Violet, Year 5 school councillors) had a meeting with Kirsty, Mike, Suzy and Alison about school dinners. Mike is the Chartwell’s contract manager and Kirsty is the Lewisham Council contract manager. We talked about the food and the changes that we think should take place with school dinners.
Starting from Monday, the children that eat in the main hall will now use plates and trays rather than boxes, this is to stop our pizza base from going soggy. Kirsty from Lewisham also said that these could now be batch cooked rather than kept hot.
Ridwan asked why the meat is not halal as the children that eat halal meat have to take the vegetarian option. Mike and Kirsty explained that the school kitchen must be either halal or non halal because of separate storage and preparation areas. Kirsty suggested that we should consult our school community to see what the consensus was, so watch this space for our quick questionnaire.
All children are expected to have two portions of either vegetables or salad, and we want to encourage as many children as possible to eat healthily.
We are going back to the school council to develop a plan, some of our ideas are for each year group to create a piece of art around one food and describe it’s benefits (or not). These will be displayed along the queuing area by the servery.
We think it would be good to have a system of reward for those who eat their healthy dinners (a sticker for the younger ones and tokens for the older ones) – Alison is starting this as soon as possible. We also want to dress up as carrots and broccoli to encourage the younger children to eat us.
Looking After Little Teeth
The Oral Health Promotion team will be hosting a Q and A session via Zoom for parents and carers on:
Ochre Class News
It has been an exciting week in Ochre class. We have been finding out about Yayoi Kusama for our ‘Take One Artist’ art project. We began
Indigo Class News
Polka dots… Polka dots… Polka dots. This week, as part of our Take One Artist project the children have been studying the ‘princess of polka dots’, Yayoi Kusama. Yayoi Is
Turquoise Class News
This term, we began a new text for English – ‘Varjak Paw’. We have read three chapters so far and today we had to write a
Emerald Class News
Year 3 visited the Black Cultural Archives this week. We met Mrs Johnston who sent us on an archive hunt to answer questions linked to the
Blue Class News
Blue Class have had a great start to the term. They have really enjoyed our story in English, ‘Goldilocks and Just One Bear’. It is really
Green Class News
What a busy two weeks in Green class! Last week we started our new topic ‘dinosaurs’ and have had a great time! We started the week
Bronze Class News
This half term, Bronze class will be learning about William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Macbeth. The children started off their learning by familiarising themselves with the characters, making
Nursery Class News
How amazing it has been watching our caterpillars in Nursery. The children have been very careful and gentle when observing their growing caterpillars. They have been
Coral Class News
The children have settled back into their routine for the final term in Year One. This morning the children read and compared the traditional tale ‘Goldilocks
Magenta Class News
Children in Magenta class were filled with excitement when they returned to school and watched a video of a real dinosaur visiting the school office! This
Letters sent home
Governors' and Friends News
It’s been a busy start to the term, with all committees meeting. We will have our Full Governing Body meeting towards the end of this term where we will consolidate and discuss our priorities for the next school year.
The Governing Body and headteacher have been developing the school’s diversity and race equality strategy. The strategy supports Lewisham’s Race Equality Pledge which all Lewisham schools have been encouraged to adopt. This week, chairs of the sub-committees met to focus on specific areas of action. These areas will cover pupil attainment, staffing and resources, and pupil and parent engagement, and proposals will be considered at the next full Governing Body in July. Watch this space for more updates on our progress!
If you have ideas or comments about what might be included in the diversity and race equality strategy, we’d love to hear them.
The KG Summer Fair is fast approaching and planning is intense, to say the least! If you can spare any time to help on the day, or in the week running up to it, it would really be appreciated. Otherwise please come along and enjoy the fair. There will be lots of fun activities, with all profits going to the Playground Improvement Fund.
Did someone say SUMMER FAIR? This time next Friday (24th June) we’ll all be having a great time at the first sunny (fingers crossed) KG Summer Fair for several years. For those children and parents in Nursery, Reception, Y1 and Y2, this will be the first ever KG fair that they’ve been able to attend, so for those who don’t know what to expect, here’s what to look forward to: LOTS OF FUN!
Friends of KG and a whole host of volunteers, have been working tirelessly over the past few weeks, to bring you a fair full of amazing food (BBQ, Vietnamese rolls, cakes, ice creams & popcorn), fairground games including bouncy castles, football shoot outs, hook a duck, free craft stalls and market stalls selling fabulous jewellery and homemade gifts as well as face painters and henna.
There will be something for every budget – come enjoy free juice and crafts, possibly spend a £1 on a raffle ticket (and be in with a chance to win lots of £40+ prizes) and soak in the atmosphere.
Oh, and did we mention you’ll get the chance to SOAK MR HYDE (and several other teachers) with soggy sponges – all for £1!
A huge thank you to all the volunteers, teachers and staff at KG (with a special thank you to all the office staff and Mr Kite) who have worked with us to make this fair possible….now let the fun begin!
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
Babies & Crawlers at Eliot Bank CFC on Mondays 10.00-11.30
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 GiantMessy 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 Fridays 10.00-12.00
All sessions held at TNG will be charged @ £2 per adult. Low income families are free
CHILDREN’S CENTRE TIMETABLE – SUMMER Term 2022
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Stage Coach is coming to Kelvin Grove
Stage Coach is delighted to be opening a new school and guess where it is?? KELVIN GROVE!
Unlock your child’s potential, learn to sing dance and act.
Classes for 4-6 year olds and 6-15 year o lds
Click on either of the flyers to read more.
Global Camps - Summer 2022
Monday 25th July – Friday 26th August
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.
– Ages 4 – 12
– £30 per day
Find out more information or make a booking through our website: GLOBAL CAMPs
Swim School - Short Courses
Are you looking for swimming lessons for your children over the summer holidays?
Forest Hill Pools – 5 day short course – £35
1st August – 25th August 2022
30 minute lessons between 9.00am – 11.00am for Foundation and 11:30am for Development
FOR 25% OFF USE – SWIMHAPPY
Visit www.better.org.uk/swimming-lessons for more information
Mindful Mums Befriending
Do you understand the emotional and physical pressures of pregnancy and the first year after birth?
Have you had to balance these challenges with complexities that relate to your culture and upbringing?
Become a Mindful Mums Volunteer Befriender and help others, read more here: FLYER
Glow Flow Yoga
An all levels yoga class, to strengthen and release the body and mind. Suitable for beginners. Every Wednesday, 6.30pm.
Louise House, Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HZ
FIRST CLASS £6
Book in at www.alixglow.com