This week Year 6 have been completing their SATs tests. I have been really impressed by the way they have remained focussed despite the fact that some of the questions seemed exceptionally hard this year. Nationally, children seemed to have found the demands of the reading test difficult, especially being able to complete everything in the time given.
Educationalists will argue long and hard about the benefits or damage tests do to 11 year olds and the importance of measuring school performance in such a limited way.
I was really pleased to watch our pupils in the afternoons enjoying art, PE, computing and not cramming for more tests.
Here at KG we pride ourselves on an engaging, broad and balanced curriculum, which values all subjects and reflects our diverse community.
Undoubtedly, children come to school to learn and reading, writing and maths are fundamental to this but so too is developing in all children a life long love of learning.
Young Artist's Summer Show
Last half term Year 4 wrote and posted letters to government officials, the media, authors and environmental activists, expressing their concerns about pollution and its effect on the environment. This week they were delighted to receive replies from Louise Krupski from Lewisham, 10 Downing Street and Newsround.
Read the full letters in Azure Class news.
In School Council we are going to be finding out more about the air quality and collecting data using an air quality monitor. The monitor will be provided by SAMHE and is linked to a DfE supported research project which brings together scientists, pupils and teachers to help us understand air quality in UK schools.
We are also going to be talking about Clean Air Day (15th June) and making clean air pledges.
The Mayor of London is also calling on young Londoners to submit poster designs for Clean Air Day to celebrate clean and healthy air.
Why not design a poster to showcase why clean air is so important for our city and help lead the way on cleaner air for all Londoners. All posters for the competition should be on A4 white paper, designed in portrait and have a strong, clear message about clean air. See the full design requirements details here.
Please send any poster designs to Mrs Legouix to enter the competition.
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.
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 12th May from 3.15pm.
Governors' and Friends News
Thanks to everyone who baked, donated and attended our EID cake sale last month, we raised a fantastic £180 for the school!
Our Summer Fair will take place on Friday 30th June, and as always the help and support of the school community is needed to help us make events like this a success. If you can help out in any way whatsoever with planning and organising, and of course on the day itself please let us know!
We’re asking for donations for raffle prizes (adult & kids), Tombola (adult & kids), and Jolly Jam Jars (both empty & filled with goodies).
Raffle Tickets will be on sale next week, with lots of fantastic prizes to be won.
Sam, Becky, Wei, Jenni & friends of KG
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
Please join our Facebook page: Eliot and Kelvin for the latest updates.
KST RAFFLE tickets now on sale! All proceeds go towards the KG Community Centre’s annual seaside trip, providing a much needed day out for families in need. Prizes include:
- Cinema tickets
- Soft play session
- Swimming session
- Toby Carvery voucher
Raffle tickets can be purchased for 80p per ticket. We will be in the main playground every Monday, Wednesday & Friday after school. The draw will take place on Wednesday 24th May (time TBC).
We have set up a gofundme, with all donations going directly to the Kelvin Grove Community Centre: https://www.gofundme.com/f/kids-support-tree. Please keep an eye on our noticeboard in the main playground for details on our clothes bank, which we will be relaunching very soon and for all the latest news, updates and ways to help.
Facebook: Kid’s Support Tree
Throughout the month of May, The Free We Grow Community is hosting a series of free events open to all families. The events listed here take place in and around Dacres Wood Reserve, Dacres Road, Forest Hill.
To book a ticket or to find out more information about these and other events, please visit our website: https://giftival.eventbrite.com
Neighbourhood litter pick – Wednesday 3rd May
Learn and Play the Square Game – Friday 12th May
Storytelling at Dacres Wood – Saturday 20th May
Art Session at Dacres Wood – Thursday 18th May
Dacres Wood Open Day – Saturday 27th May
For times and booking information, read the flyer here: GIFTIVAL FLYER
Empowering Parents Empowering Community, Lewisham will be running an 8 week course here at Kelvin Grove.
The course helps parents learn practical communication skills for
everyday life and bring up confident and happy children. It helps improve
parents’ wellbeing and parenting techniques, builds families’ social and
Sessions will run Friday mornings from 9:30am – 11:30 am for 8 weeks starting Friday 19th May (excluding half term).
Places are free but limited per term. Please contact the Lewisham team directly to express interest: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spontaneous Productions in association with Kirkdale Bookshop presents Outdoor Theatre productions of:
An original musical adaptation of the classic stories by Jonathan Kaufman and Jane Walker, performed in Home Park, behind Sydenham Library (210 Sydenham Rd SE26 5SE)
There will be 12 performances at 2pm & 3.30pm, Sat 27-Sun 28 May, Thu 1, Fri 2, Sat 3 & Sun 4 June 2023
All tickets £6 (under 3’s go FREE) suitable for families and children of all ages. Shows are approx 45mins.
Advance booking online: spontaneousproductions.co.uk/haretortoise/ or in person at Kirkdale Bookshop.
Raiders Netball Club
Raiders Netball Club are a
Lewisham borough based club. Raiders for Under
10’s, 11’s and 12’s are offering taster sessions for girls in Years 5 and 6.
Taster sessions are free and will run for 2 weeks starting on Thursday 27th May 2023 from 17:45 – 19:30.
Venue: Sydenham School, Dartmouth Road, London, SE26 4RD.
Please contact 07950253607 or email@example.com for more information.
Half term holiday camp
TENNIS & MULTI -SPORT CAMPS
FOR 4 – 15 YEAR OLDS
Held in May Half Term holiday camp held at Marian Vian Primary School, Shirley Crescent, Beckenham BR3 4AZ.
Tuesday 30th May 2023 to Friday 2nd June 2023
from 9am to 3pm – £28.00 per person, per day OR from 9am to 12.30pm- £25.00 per person, per day
Please bring a packed lunch, water and £1 for the tuck shop!