There are three weeks left of this school year and it’s a good time for us all to reflect and celebrate all that is good, and know how we might do somethings better next year.
It was wonderful to see so many of you at our summer fair last week. I thank you all for coming along and making it such a success, and special thanks to the Friends of KG committee who put so much hard work into making it all happen.
Community is so important to us here at Kelvin Grove. Children and families who attend our school, the staff and those who live and work in the local area.
Conduct of children and indeed adults when they are on their way to and from school is really important – it models for younger children what is expected and reflects who we are. Please do not smoke around the school gates, lean on walls or cars parked in the streets in the area. Please ensure young children are supervised closely and older children behave safely and sensibly with good manners.
If you trust your child to walk to and from school on their own, please recognise that the school still expects the very best behaviour from them.
I hope to see you all at our Sports Days in the week of 11th July. Lastly, don’t forget tomorrow is our Jubilee Bank Holiday day and the school is closed! Wishing you all a great long weekend.
This year, Reception sports days will be held at school. Year 1 – Year 6 sports days will be held at Wells Park.
The dates are in our school calendar and the following letter: Sports Days.
The children will be in colour teams for sports day: red, yellow, green and blue. Class teachers will let children know which colour team they are in.
All parents are very welcome to come along and watch sports day. It will be great to enjoy the day together again after such a long time.
Take One Artist
We were delighted to see the children’s Take One Artist work on display at the KG Summer Fair.
They have been learning about a Japanese artist called Yayoi Kusama who makes lots of different paintings, sculptures and installations using polka dots! The children have explored her ideas and influences, and created sketch book pages all about her and her works as well as re-creating small sketches using polka dots and their very own clay sculptures in the style of Yayoi Kusama! You can see some here:
Just a reminder to all parents and carers to register with SIMS Parent where you can access your child’s records and make any necessary changes as and when you need to; even if you don’t need to any make changes we would greatly appreciate it if you could please still double check the details we have on record for you child and confirm that no changes need to be made.
Thank you to all those parents and carers that have already registered with SIMS Parent and have updated changes on their child’s records. If you need help, you can read the instructions here: INSTRUCTIONS or contact Neisha in the school office.
Club and Dinner Payments
As the end of the school year draws ever nearer, please make sure that you have settled your school dinner, Club Xtra and Breakfast Club accounts. We accept payments via Pay 360, read more here about how to pay: https://kelvingrove.lewisham.sch.uk/log-in/sims-pay/
Usbourne Book Donation
Usbourne Books will have a stall at the Blythe Hill Festival this Sunday, selling lots of children’s books. If you are there and you buy a book, please mention Kelvin Grove and we will be given credit against future purchases. Thank you.
Cerise Class News
What a great start of the week Cerise class have had. We have continued to think about our story ‘If I had a dinosaur’ and which
Apricot Class News
Year 1 had a lovely trip to the Horniman Gardens this week. The visit was to support and use their geographical knowledge of London to name some
Nursery Class News
The Nursery children have really enjoyed our Take One Artist topic. We have gone completely dotty! Our theme was based around the artist Yayoi Kusama’s love
Cinnamon Class News
Cinnamon class and the rest of Year 2 have had a very busy day. We went on a geography fieldwork trip to The Southbank, we walked
Orchid Class News
This week in Orchid we have loved reading ‘If I had a Dinosaur‘. We talked about where we would take our pet dinosaur! We would take
Jade Class News
As part of our Take One Artist project, we have been learning about a Japanese artist called Yayoi Kusama who makes lots of different paintings, sculptures
Cobalt Class News
This week in English, we have continued reading our novel ‘Varjak Paw’. Based on what we have already read, we have been making inferences on who
Violet Class News
During ‘Take One Artist’ week, Violet Class have created some fantastic portraits that have been inspired by the work of Yayoi Kusama. We had such a
Amber Class News
In English, our text has been ‘Goldilocks and Just One Bear.’ This is a twist to the original fairy tale where Goldilocks and Baby Bear meet
Governors' and Friends News
All the governors would like to thank the Friends of KG for putting on such a brilliant KG Summer Fair and to all those who came along to enjoy the fun! It was a mammoth task to organise and run, but everyone really appreciated it and, most importantly, everyone had a lot of fun.
It was so wonderful to see our school community back together again after so long. Thank you to all the staff and parent volunteers too, it wouldn’t have happened without you.
We Brought a Zoo coming to Eliot Bank CFC on Wednesday 3rd August 2022 @ 11.00-12.00 & 12.30-13.30. Tickets can be purchased at Kelvin Grove Children centre £5 per adult (three children max per adult, as we have a limited space) They are selling fast.
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 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
Employment &Training Advise at Kelvin Grove CFC on Thursdays 10.00-14.00 Call 0208 613 0172 to book an appointment
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
CHILDREN’S CENTRE TIMETABLE – SUMMER Term 2022
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Blythe Hill Festival
JOIN THE FUN! – Sunday 3rd July
Grab your sunscreen, invite your friends and be sure to tell your mum – it’s time for everyone in the community to enjoy ourselves!
Blythe Hill’s Annual Festival attracts over 4,000 local people to discover exciting performers, amazing stalls, tasty food, a really fun fun-fair, and much more, all coming together for a brilliant day out.
The festival runs through the afternoon, from 12 noon to 5pm.
Read more here: https://www.blythehillfields.org.uk/festival-2022/festival
Rocket Boots Theatre
Rocket Boots Theatre and Big Toe Yoga are extremely excited to be running two summer holiday workshop days for children aged 5-12 years on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th July in Sydenham!
Through a variety of drama, yoga and mindfulness activities, these two summer club days are the perfect blend of having fun, developing confidence, learning new skills and increasing both physical and mental wellbeing. This is the time to recharge your batteries, shake off the academic year, make new friends and be yourself!
You can book one or both days as each day will vary in activities. If you think your child may enjoy this and you would like to learn more, please go to https://www.rocketbootstheatre.com/holiday-workshops for further information and booking details. We are also running a full week workshop in Dulwich in August.
Stage Coach is coming to KG
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.
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
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