At last it feels like summer is finally here.
I hope everyone has an enjoyable week next week as we know that so much is packed into the final term.
Year 6 have had a fantastic time in France and the weather has stayed good for them too.
The final term starts on Monday 5th June. Please be aware that there are some significant changes to the office staff happening.
Firstly, Ms Afflick (Neisha) is expecting her baby and is replaced by Ms Abdi (Najma) for the summer term.
We are also, sadly saying goodbye to Ms Deadman (Suzy) who has been with the school for 12 years. The role of School Business Manager is vast and various and I could never write down in words all that Suzy does.
Overtime we will find the right person to replace Suzy and fulfil the duties of a School Business Manager, but Suzy has always been so much more than that.
Her caring, compassionate way, her unwavering determination to do the very best in her role for the community we serve, and her absolute love of children is what we will miss most
I thank her and wish her well on your behalf.
Year 6 had a wonderful Residential trip to Normandy in France staying at the Chateau du Moley and visiting Mont Saint-Michel, Alligator Bay, Bayeux and a caramel factory! It’s been a fantastic way to celebrate all their hard work this year and make lasting memories.
A massive thank you to Mr Clark and all the Year 6 staff for making this trip such a success.
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 9th June from 3.15pm.
Some Year 5 children have been busy this week writing letters to residents in care homes – telling them about what they enjoy and also asking them questions too. Year 5 can’t wait for the letters the residents will send back soon!
Thank you to all the children who entered The Mayor of London‘s Clean Air Day poster competition. We had so many fantastic entries.
Good luck all!
Ad Hoc Booking Process
ClubXtra & Breakfast Club Ad Hoc (non-contracted) Booking Process
We are only able to offer a limited number of ‘AD Hoc’ ClubXtra (£13.50 per child) and Breakfast Club (£4.50) places for family or childcare emergencies, this is due to staffing levels.
These places MUST be booked in ADVANCE by calling or emailing the school office email@example.com Parents and carers should also make payments in advance (ideally on the day of the booking) via pay360 / Fees & Subs. Priority will be given to parent s and carers who pre-book in advance.
Our ClubXtra contract states that you must collect your child/ren by 6.00pm, parents and carers who arrive after 6.00pm will be surcharged £6.00 for every fifteen minutes (or part of) that they arrive late for collection
Thank you for your cooperation in advance.
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 the school office.
Indigo Class News
Have you ever heard of Wallace and Gromit, Mickey mouse or Chicken Run? Well this week Indigo class have enjoyed completing their stop motion animation projects. Stop motion animation
Emerald Class News
As part of our topic this term ‘Getting to the root of it’ Emerald class have been learning how to dissect a flower. Once we dissected
Green Class News
Green class have had a very busy half term. In English, we have been reading the book ‘Clean up’ and how plastic is bad for our beaches. We have learnt that
Turquoise Class News
In Turquoise Class, we have been extremely busy. During English, we are preparing to write our own version of the story, ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’.
Bronze Class News
Bronze class have had such an exciting term. SATs are done and we are eagerly looking forward to the France residential trip and the fun week
Blue Class News
Blue class have had such a fantastic term! In English we have been reading a book called “The Journey” learning how a story can have an
Coral Class News
It has been a fantastic couple of weeks in Coral class. In maths we are counting in ones up to 100 and in English we have
Magenta Class News
This week our children in Magenta class have been very busy enjoying activities inspired by The Rainbow Fish story book. The Rainbow Fish emphasises the importance
Gold Class News
Gold class have been extremely busy this week! In English we have been looking at our non fiction text ” Can we save the Tiger?” and
Saffron Class News
Saffron class have been having a great week! Our new Science topic ‘Soil, seeds and sunshine’ has been fun and interesting. We’ve been enjoying learning all
Governors' and KG Circle News
the KG Circle
Friends of Kelvin Grove Rebrand
We are delighted to launch our new name and logo with you all – the KG Circle. Thanks to Sam for her great work and creating this beautiful new logo and the full team for their input, we hope you all love it as much as we do!
School Council meeting
Sam and Wei joined the School Council at their latest meeting to understand more about how we can help support them with their supplementary requirements across the school, including equipment for the playgrounds, plants and trees as part of their green projects, and other materials that can enhance their work and education. We will update regularly on how and where funds raised from our events and initiatives are spent.
Friday 30th June 3 – 5pm
This year at our annual Summer Fair we will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Windrush – join us in a Kelvin Grove carnival celebration of our shared history – expect lots of extra fun on the day!
Raffle tickets will be on sale daily from Monday 5th June in the playground and on PAY360. Tickets are £1 each and we have some hug prizes including Sainsbury’s vouchers.
Our friends at Property World will once again be sponsoring us, with £10 donated to the school for every board put up. If you’re happy to have a board put up outside your house (for 3-4 weeks only) to help promote the fair let us or the office staff know as soon as possible.
If you can spare any time before the event and/or on the day, please let us or the office know – it’s a community effort and we need your support to make this event a huge success and raise lots of money for the children.
We will be accepting donations of jolly jam jars (empty & filled), adult & children prizes for the tombola and cakes (home baked or shop bought) – please remember no nuts!
If you own or run a local business and are interested in taking a table please let us know – we’ll have a limited number available.
Hope to see you all on the 30th!
Jenni, Sam, Becky, Wei, Emily & Einat
Westbrook Bay Seaside trip tickets will be available to purchase from Monday 2nd June 2023 a KGCFC
HALF TERM SESSIONS:
Stay & Play at Eliot Bank CFC on Tuesday 10.00 -11.30
Story Time Fun at Eliot Bank CFC on Wednesday 10.00-11.00
Mini Chefs at Eliot Bank CFC on Thursday 12.30-14.00
Sydenham Community Supermarket at Kelvin Grove CFC on Thursdays 09.00-14.00 £3.50 membership fee per week
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.
Congratulations to all the raffle prize winners! We hope you enjoy your prizes.
A massive thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets & donuts.
We will announce the amount raised in the next newsletter.
We are relaunching the uniform shop and clothes bank soon and will announce sale dates shortly.
KST have a dedicated gofundme, with all donations going directly to the Kelvin Grove Community Centre: https://www.gofundme.com/f/kids-support-tree
Please check out our noticeboard in the main playground for details on our upcycled uniform shop and for all the latest news, updates and ways to help.
We hope to see you all for more KST fun at the Summer Fair on Friday 30th June!
If you would like to join our WhatsApp group, please contact the school office, who will send you the link to join.
Facebook: Kid’s Support Tree
Pigs Might Fly, Golden Toad Theatre
Wednesday 24 – Friday 26 May, 11am & 4pm
Age Guidance: Suitable for those aged 3+
Tickets: £7.50 – £17.50 (Under 3’s: £5) Special group bookings rates also available
Based on the book by Michael Morpurgo, PIGS MIGHT FLY brings the farmyard to life with catchy songs, puppetry, and plenty of frolicsome fun. The musical follows the adventures of Pintsize, the youngest and most daring piglet on Mudpuddle Farm. Devastated by the loss of playtime with his best pal, Pintsize resolves that he will figure out how to fly over it instead.
Pigs Might Fly is also part of our 2023 Peckham Fringe festival – bringing 17 dynamic stories and culture to our main stage and studio for 5 weeks.
Booking information: https://www.theatrepeckham.co.uk/show/pigs-might-fly/
Super Chefs, Maya Production
Sunday 11 – Wednesday 14 June, 11am & 1pm
Age Guidance: Suitable for those aged 4–8 but everyone is welcome
Set in a Latin American household in Southwark, we explore food, intergenerational relationships and culture with 6-year-old Manny and his family. The show is fun, interactive and links to KS1 PSHE curriculum core themes.
There are also workshops and teaching resources to support learning from the show. [More information attached to the email
Booking information: https://www.theatrepeckham.co.uk/show/super-chefs/
Any enquires on either of the shows or booking, please contact Naomi Wright (Welcome Officer) at Boxoffice@theatrepeckham.co.uk or call us at 020 7708 5401
Free toys, books and clothes
Free toys, books and clothes for this half term.
‘Take’ Event at Athelney Primary School Hall on Thursday 1st June from 1.00-4.00pm during half term.
FREE Children’s toys, bikes, clothes, and books new and second-hand.
Some restrictions may apply on how many items per family, to ensure every visitor can leave with something.
NO DONATIONS PLEASE
THIS IS A TAKE EVENT
Athelney Primary School Hall, Athelney St, London SE6 3LD
Half Term Holiday Sports 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!
For Booking and Information contact Martin on 07528 319723 or firstname.lastname@example.org or ‘Book & Pay’ www.clubspark.lta.org.uk/bluetennis
Lewisham Autism Support
Lewisham Autism Support Drop-In Session
Monday 5th June 2023, 10.00am – 12.00pm
at Kaleidoscope, 32 Rushey Green,
London, SE6 4JD
10:00am: Introductory Talk and Q&A
11:00am: An opportunity for a 10 minute chat 1-2-1 with a
Family Support Co-Ordinator (places are limited, on a first come first serve basis at 10.00 am)
Question : Who is it for?
Answer : It is for children and young people who ALREADY have a diagnosis of autism.
Question : Who should attend?
Answer : Parents and carers ONLY. Please DO NOT bring your child/ young person with you.
Spontaneous Productions in association with Kirkdale Bookshop presents Outdoor Theatre productions of:
HARE V TORTOISE & OTHER AESOP’S FABLES
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 2.00pm & 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.
Lewisham Education Arts Network
A borough-wide and nationwide activity will celebrate this important moment in time.
The arrival of the Empire Windrush is a symbolic event, filmed, recorded and reported in the newspaper on its arrival at Tilbury on 22nd June 1948. A story with the Caribbean community at its centre and the wonderful symbolic beginning of a story changing Britain to the diverse country we live in today – a Britain shaped by the Windrush story.
Barbara Gray, Development Lead at Kinaraa writes: ‘Windrush 75 an important moment in time for Lewisham’
Lewisham has lots of activity planned across the borough to celebrate 75 years since the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury, with many still to be announced. For a full listing of Lewisham events click here.
You can also find a wealth of resources at the Windrush Foundation website.