Thank you all for your support and understanding with our sports days this week. It is rare that we have to change things because it is too sunny or hot, but I think everyone understands how important it is to keep children safe in this heatwave.
We wish our Year 6 children the very best as they prepare for their last week in school. Lets have fun together and celebrate all that has been good about your years here – enjoy your Prom!
The last day of the term is Thursday 21st July. We finish school at 1.30pm, please collect children promptly. I hope everyone has a wonderful summer and the weather stays fine, although possibly not as hot as next week is forecast to be.
Please make sure that next week, children are appropriately dressed for sunny weather with loose clothing, head protection and comfortable footwear. Remember to apply sunblock at home and provide your children with water and or a bottle to fill at school.
Once again, wishing you all wonderful summer.
As is inevitable at this time of year, we are sadly saying goodbye to three members of staff.
Sarah Freeman, who has worked at Kelvin Grove for an incredible 28 years as a teaching assistant and later as our Breakfast Club Manager. Sarah is retiring from her TA role, but will (thank goodness) keep managing Breakfast Club. Thank you Sarah for all the years you have given to Kelvin Grove and good luck in your semi-retirement.
Donna Johnson, who has worked at Kelvin Grove for 12 1/2 years as a teaching assistant and in our Club Xtra. Donna is moving on to manage a room in a local nursery. Congratulations to Donna and thank you from all of us for all your hard work and dedication over the years.
Beth Sutcliffe, who has been with us for three years and taught mainly in Year 2. Beth is moving to Germany, Thank you to Beth for being a brilliant and inspiring teacher to the many children that you have taught at Kelvin Grove. You will be very much missed by us all.
Last Wednesday four members of the School Council had the opportunity to visit Edmund Waller School for the Lewisham Schools Climate Change Network Meeting for pupils. We were able to see the different areas of their school site and compare it with ours. The visit gave us lots to think about and we were really impressed with all the trees on their site, and the worms in their compost heap. We felt very proud of our Forest School, and our community garden and gardening club. We also had the opportunity to make clay turtles and make our own climate pledges, which made us think about the dove on our logo and how we can celebrate this more. Click on the photo above to see our album or here.
In our last meeting of the year we also talked about what we have achieved as a school council, and what we are proud of.
Year 6 have performed and recorded ‘Change Sings’, Mr Lea wrote it, but the words are from a book by Amanda Gorman who did a speech at Joe Biden’s inauguration. They will be performing this at their leaving do next week. Click here to watch the full video.
Dylan and Rei have composed an amazing piece on Garage Band – you can listen to it here:
Governors' and Friends News
Wow, this year seems to have flown by. There’s the usual flurry of activity and events at the end of the academic year; we hope you have all enjoyed opportunities to visit school and see concerts, sports days and the summer fair. It’s been so nice to see everyone come back together as a community and support the school, children and staff.
Earlier this week we held our final Full Governing Body meeting of the year, where we discussed priorities for next year, as well as reflecting on this year. We also heard about the recent SATs results, which are absolutely fantastic. The governors would like to congratulate all Y6’s, their families, and, of course, the staff, who all worked so hard to achieve a great set of results. Whilst test results aren’t the be-all-and-end-all, it’s a piece of the jigsaw that makes KG such a strong school. Well done everyone!
As we come to the end of this school year, Friends of KG would like to thank all the staff and parents who have supported this new committee whilst we find our feet. It has been a steep learning curve from our formation in the middle of the spring term, but we hit the ground running and are looking to build on what we have already achieved when we start back in September.
We’re still totting up the figures from the Summer Fair, but the current total stands at £3,300 – with a special shout out to the Year 5 pupils who worked so hard on their Friendship Bracelet stall and raised £52 (one of the biggest profits from a pupil-run stall at a fair). We’d love to have more pupils running stalls at future fairs.
The ice cream sale last Friday proved very popular thanks to the sunny weather and raised £218 for the Year 1 trip to the seaside. That’s a lot of ice cream sold in the space of 30 minutes! We are always looking at ways to improve our events and we think a better queuing system at after school sales like this will ensure a calmer experience for all involved.
And finally, good luck to all the Year 6 pupils who will be leaving the school next week. We hope you enjoy your Prom and wish you every success for the future.
To all the KG Community – have a relaxing Summer break, we look forward to seeing you in September for some more exciting fundraising events.
Janine, Jenni, Georgina & Simone
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. See flyer here.
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
Little Green Fingers at Kelvin Grove CFC on Wednesdays 10.00-11.30
Summer Splash at Eliot Bank CFC on Wednesdays 13.30-14.30
Summer Trips Out 10.00-13.30 call 020 8613 0172 for meeting point information
Horniman Museum Treasure Hunt 28/07/2022
Crystal Palace Dino Trail 04/08/2022
Horniman Museum Mini Carnival 11/08/2022
KGEB Community Supermarket at Kelvin Grove CFC on Thursdays 9.00-13.30
Employment &Training Advice at Kelvin Grove CFC on Thursdays 10.00-13.00, Call 0208 613 0172 to book an appointment
Free Legal Advice Duncan Lewis via phone on Fridays 10.00-12.00
Please join our Facebook page: Eliot and Kelvin for the latest updates.
Lewisham Summer Holiday Programme
This summer, with funding from the Department of Education, Lewisham Council is providing a varied holiday programme, with free activities and lunches for school aged children and young people (aged 5–16 years–up to 19 for children/young people with SEND) eligible for and in receipt of benefit related free school meals.
A wide range of providers in Lewisham are supporting the delivery of this programme, offering various fun packed sessions, including art & crafts, multi sports, singing, dancing, drama and games.
Each club will provide:
– a wide range of exciting activities to suit different ages and personalities
– fun physical activity sessions
– free, nutritious and tasty food.
Sessions last at least four hours and are free to access, though children must be registered. Some providers can offer longer hours for an additional cost.
The programmes are provided from Monday 25th July to Friday 26th August 2022, with details for each club in the timetable below – contact the providers to find out more and sign up!
Please use the code LBLFSM22 for pupils in receipt of free school meals.
Places will be prioritised for children eligible for Free School Meals and allocated on a first come, first served basis.
If you have any questions or need support with registration, please contact: HAFProgramme@Lewisham.gov.uk
Summer Comes Alive in Lewisham
Lewisham’s year as the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022 is in full swing. With the summer holidays fast approaching, you can look forward to a packed programme of fantastic events and projects. There is plenty to choose from, including many free events, suitable for all ages, popping up in venues, and outdoor spaces across the borough from Deptford to Downham.
From the return of People’s Day this weekend, with a dedicated kids area, to free family friendly music events, workshops and adventure play for the over 8s as well as opportunities to get creative with monthly challenges, there really is something for everyone.
Take a look at everything coming up for families: www.wearelewisham.com/families
Digital Resilience for Parents
It’s not easy being a parent in the digital age – keeping up with children’s online lives, knowing how to talk to them about what they’re doing, and staying informed to ensure they can make the most of online opportunities whilst avoiding the risks.
Parent Zone Local – a free support service for parents in Lewisham – is here to help. It offers high quality advice, activities and tools to help families thrive in their digital world. Parent Zone Local also offers live parent sessions delivered by the Local Guide, Sophie. These events cover all the issues we know are of interest to parents, such as:
- Responding to online risks, extremism and misinformation
- Social media
- Online gaming
But we don’t just deliver sessions for parents. Parent Zone Local is also running workshops for family facing professionals in Lewisham. These sessions, delivered virtually, will introduce you to the Parent Zone Local service and how you can direct the families towards the best support for them. Come and join us at an upcoming session for practitioners and learn more: Tuesday 12th July, 11 – 11.45am & Monday 18th July, 2.00 – 2.45pm. Register here: https://www.pzlocal.org.uk/pro-events
Swim School - Short Courses
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
BFSG - Seaside Trip
Black Fathers Seaside Trip
Please see the attached flyer and the link below of Black Fathers Support Group ~ aim; is to improve our Black community by investing in the wellbeing of our Men and boys.
Through mentorship, guidance, advice and support we help and aid those who need it most.
They are a organising a coach trip to Bournemouth on July 30th 2022 ~ Please see attachment for details
Tennis and Multi Sports Camps
Summer Holidays Tennis and Multi Sport Camps
Tennis + Golf + Basketball + Baseball + Hockey + Tin Can Alley + Jenga + Football + Cricket + Table Tennis + Badminton + Magnetic Darts + Skittles & much more ….
For bookings and further information contact:
Marting at Blue Tennis on 07528 319 723
Or email: email@example.com
Kent County Cricket Ground, Worsley Bridge Road, Beckenham, BR3 1DR
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
Childcare in Lewisham
Parents and carers, please complete the survey link below to help us understand how Lewisham council could better support families with accessing childcare in the borough.
Thank you in advance.