This week, children in Years 1 and 2 blasted into space to start their Moon Zoom topic. I joined children from Year 2 in the tent, and marvelled with them at the sights of the universe. Children in Year 4 visited Kingston & Surbiton District Synagogue, discovering some of the traditions of Judaism. To start their Victorian topic, Year 5 visited the National Archives in Kew, hearing stories of some real Victorians. I am very grateful to the parents who accompanied Years 4 and 5 on their trips; we can only run trips if we get enough parent volunteers. Do have a look at photos and articles about this week’s events in the attached newsletter.
We are delighted to announce that work should finally commence on Monday on the junior toilets. This will comprise a complete refurbishment of both the upstairs and the downstairs toilets, to address hidden leaks and to make the toilets far more pleasant to use. Thank you for bearing with us with all the frustrations and delays which have beset this project.
Maths Home Learning
This week’s maths home learning solutions can be found here:
Year 2 SATS: Helping Your Child Prepare – Friday 2nd February @ 9 a.m.
We will be offering a briefing on Friday 2nd February in the Infant Hall for the parents of Year 2 children about the statutory assessments which we will be making this summer. We will explore how we can work together to support the children in achieving their best.
Reminder: Maths Calculation Talk – Friday 19th January @ 9.00 a. m.
We know that some of the mathematical methods we teach in school are not methods parents were taught or are familiar with. We are having a talk for parents at 9 a.m. on Friday 19th January, in the infant hall, where we will talk through some of these methods and the year groups we expect children to use and understand them. This talk is open to both infant and junior parents.
BCCS – The Bank of Christ Church School
The Bank of Christ Church School (BCCS) has been such a success at the Juniors that next week we will be opening our doors to infant savers too. Children can open their own savings account and deposit between 20p and £2 each week. Savers will receive their own savings card and the banking leaders at the juniors will ensure that these are updated each week. Applications forms are available at the office on both sites. Money will be collected at the infants and brought to the “bank” at the juniors.
Junior Reading Dog
Every week, Hannah and her dog, Milo, come to the juniors and children read to them. A dog loving volunteer is needed to support Hannah and the reading dog Milo. If you can spare two hours once a week to hear children read and sit with them, Hannah and Milo, please contact the junior office (phone 020 8336 7800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Parent Help Needed
The following trips still need parent help:
- Monday 15th January Y3 Kingston Synagogue (7 parents volunteered/2 still needed)
- Friday 19th January Y4 Library visit (2 parents needed, per class)
- Friday 26th January Y3 Library visit (2 parents needed, per class)
- Tuesday 30th January 6S National Archives (2 parents volunteered/2 still needed)
- Friday 2nd February Y6 Library visit (2 parents needed, per class)
- Friday 9th February Y5 Library visit (2 parents needed, per class)
Trip Payment Reminders
Please check whether you are up-to-date with your payments:
- Year 3 Sea Life Centre
- Year 4 Sea Life Centre
- Year 4 Residential Trip
- Year 6 Residential Trip
Family Football – Saturday 20th January @ 3 p.m.
On Saturday 20th January, Fulham are playing Burton Albion at home, and are offering child tickets for £1, adults for £20 as part of their Family Football weekend. Do see the flyer on the local news page for more information.
Charity Walk for Peace – Sunday 29th April
On Sunday 29th April there will be the next charity walk for peace in Royal Windsor Great Park. Families will be invited to walk for up to 5 miles with refreshments every mile and a lovely lunch at the end (10am -1pm). They have kindly agreed to match fund money raised for a charity nominated by the school. We have chosen Lunchbowl (providing healthy meals for children in Kibera slums in Nigeria). In previous years the walk has raised £4 500 for the same charity. They will also be raising funds for well known charities such as the Royal Marsden. Do put the date in your diary now and more information will follow later.
With best wishes,
Tabitha White, Headteacher
This week’s ParentMail messages
- Juniors – 5S DT lessons, 3BC DT lessons, Year 6 Boys Cluster football match, Y3 & Y4 R.E. Project – Kitchen Roll Tubes needed