I hope everyone had a restful Easter break. This term is really important but feels quite fragmented with bank holidays and the possibility of continuing closure of schools (due to ongoing industrial action by teachers who are campaigning for improved pay and improved school funding).
Despite this, some of our Year 5 children have been at Nethercott Farm this week and have had a brilliant time, as well as meeting Michael Morpurgo himself.
After SATs week, some Year 6 pupils will be off to Normandy in France for the week. For both these trips to take place, teachers and support staff leave their own families and commit to looking after and keeping safe your children 24 hours a day. They also ensure that all children have a fantastic time, creating never forgotten memories.
We rely so much on the hard work and dedication of our staff to ensure these trips continue and are successful.
I know how much parents and children appreciate this. I pass on your thanks.
Our Year 5 children have had the most wonderful time down at Nethercott Farm this week. They have learnt what it is like to live and work on a farm and the amount of work that goes into looking after the animals and gardens. They have all tried new foods and had great fun with their friends. You can see their photos here:
All lost property is stored in the Club Xtra 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 on Friday 5th May from 3.15pm.
We were so impressed with Akbar’s home learning. He wrote a poem about a ballerina and also constructed her from sticks and fabric. Here is Akbar’s ballerina:
School Council met this week and there was lots on the agenda to discuss. They talked about plans for the ball court, the way that the plants are looked after, clubs that they would like to have on offer and the way they feel about the walls around the school.
‘There are lots of walls around the school which make it feel like you are trapped in and they could be decorated and be more cheerful’.
We talked about Lionel Stanhope station murals and Matt Sewell’s bird murals.
Could our walls be decorated, perhaps with birds because of the dove on our jumpers?
Could this link to take one artist or be a competition?
It’s the start of the Summer term and we would like to check that we have the correct contact information for you.
Please 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 make changes, we would greatly appreciate it if you could please still double check the details we have on record for your child, and confirm that no changes need to be made.
If you need help, you can read the instructions here: INSTRUCTIONS or contact Neisha in the school office.
Copper Class News
In English, Copper class have been learning about the music video ‘Titanium’. We have been identifying the protagonist’s feelings about what had happened to him to
Cobalt Class News
This week in Cobalt class we have been doing amazing learning! In maths, we have continued to count squares to work out the area of rectilinear
Jade Class News
In Jade class we are becoming fraction experts! We have been learning to estimate and compare fractions. We used plastic tumblers and rice to make different
Orchid Class News
What a fantastic start to the term we have had in Orchid class! This half term our topic is ‘We Are Environmentalists.’ In English we have
Indigo Class News
Indigo class: Did you know that the word ‘graffiti’ derives from the Greek word graphein meaning: to write? Simply put, graffiti is a drawing, scribbling or
Amber Class News
Amber class children were excited about the launch of our new topic ‘Let it Grow’! We came in at the start of the week to find a
Ochre Class News
Ochre Class have had a great start to the Summer term, and have really enjoyed some sunny weather! On Monday we went to Wells Park to
Letters sent home
We hope everyone had a good Easter break. This term is packed, with school visits to Nethercott (Y5) and France (Y6). Year 6 also have SATS tests w/c 8th May. With all of the bank holidays added into the mix, there is a lot to get through! Please make sure you help in every way you can by attending relevant meetings, responding to relevant letters and ensuring your children arrive at school on time. Communication and strong relationships between home and school are so important.
Babies & Crawlers at Eliot Bank CFC on Monday 10.00-11.30
Snack & Chat at Eliot Bank CFC on Mondays 11.45-12.30
Mini Messy Play at Eliot Bank CFC on Wednesday 11.00-13.00
Mini Music Players at Eliot Bank CFC on Thursdays 10.00-11.00 .
Sydenham Community Supermarket at Kelvin Grove CFC on Thursdays 09.00-14.00 £3.50 membership fee per week
Mini Chefs at Eliot Bank CFC on Thursdays 12.30-14.00
Free Legal Advice Duncan Lewis via phone call 0208 613 0172 for appointment
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Community Day at Beckenham Place Park
Saturday 29th April 2023, 11am – 5pm
A fun day with FREE activities for all! Explore the park in new ways and come together to love our park and nature.
-Craft activities and storytelling for children
-Themed nature walks
-Free bike checks and advice
-Learn about nature and climate change
and much more…
*Some activities must be pre-booked. Visit the website for details: www.beckenhamplacepark.com