Issue No. 2
Friday 14th September 2018
Well done to all the children who have been awarded achievement certificates this week.
1A – Zoe and Ejrin
1W – Ruby and Rayden
2L – Kayden and Nayla
2S – Alexandra and Dominic
3DR – Riaz and Aaron
3R – Rishab and Jasmine
4D – Valentino and Musa
4H – Jasmine and Muzamil
5G – Dillan and Alayziah
5W – Rosa and Ali
6E – James and Octai
6M – Florentina and Stephen
Thank you to everyone who emailed Mrs Kennedy last week with their feedback on what the school is doing well and what we could do to improve further. If you would still like to give us your feedback, please email Mrs Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Consultation Meetings
These are a chance for you to meet with your child’s class teacher to discuss their targets and how they have settled into their new class. Parent Consultation Meetings for parents of children in all classes except RB will be held on Monday 8th October from 3.30-7.30pm and on Wednesday 10th October from 3.30-5.30pm. Parent Consultation Meetings for parents of children in RB will be held on Tuesday 9th October from 3.30-7.30pm and on Wednesday 10th October from 3.30-5.30pm. You will receive a letter early next week with more details about how to book an appointment time.
Year 2 SATs Information Meetings
If your child is in Year 2, you are invited to attend one of our SATs information meetings next Monday 24th September. During the meetings, we will give you more information about the SATs test and also how you can support your child with their learning in Year 2. The morning meeting starts at 9am and the evening meeting starts at 7pm. The information shared in these sessions will also be available on our school website by the end of next week. We look forward to seeing you then.
We continue to monitor the school meal situation and are in constant dialogue with the kitchen staff to make our service better. There will be a new menu, after half term, following which we will be arranging the parents’ tasting session.
Meet the New Staff – Georgia Milfull
After starting dance at a very young age, dance soon became Georgia’s passion. With over 22 years of dancing under her belt she has achieved all her Tap, Ballet, Modern and Jazz ISTD Grades, GCSE and A-level Dance, a Performing Arts Diploma as well as West End performances. Georgia has 8 years’ experience as a full time dance and gymnastics specialist in primary schools, both in the UK and Australia. ‘Miss M’ will be teaching a variety of dance styles, throughout the year, as well as teaching dance theory and nutrition. Children will gain a high level of knowledge and movement in all classes as well as learning to create their own choreography. Gymnastics will be split between 3 areas – floor gymnastics, apparatus gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics. Each lesson, the children will be actively learning the fundamental movements, alongside learning how to put a gymnastics sequence together. Miss M is extremely excited to have the opportunity to be working at Church Hill, as well as Brunswick Park School, and has thoroughly enjoyed her start.
You will have received booking forms for half term’s holiday club. You will see that there has been a slight change to the booking system, in that you will have to pay Active London directly unless you are paying via child care vouchers through the school. A polite reminder that children will not be able to attend until payment has been received. Anella has spent a lot of school admin time chasing late payments from the summer holidays.
Since the installation of the bollards, the parking around the roundabout has worsened and made the situation even more dangerous. Vehicles parked around the roundabout now make it physically impossible for larger vehicles to pass – larger vehicles including the fire and ambulance services who may need to attend the school site as a matter of urgency. YOU ARE PUTTING YOUR CHILDREN AT SIGNIFICANT RISK! Parents are now taking action, in order to support the school with this campaign. I will also be speaking to teachers in order to further involve children in a bid to get through to parents not taking heed of my polite requests.
Please remember that we are a nut-free school. Nothing containing nuts should be brought into school as it puts our children with severe nut allergies at risk.
On Mondays, some of our children take part in Forest School sessions. The sessions run from 9.15-11.15 for KS1 and 1.30-3 for KS2 and there are six sessions each term. We are looking for volunteers to come along and help with these sessions. There will be a brief meeting run by our Forest School Leader Sara to explain how Forest School works and the benefits for the children in the Hub on the 26th September at 8.30am. Please come along if you would like to volunteer. You can volunteer for the full six sessions, or just for one or two sessions.
Huge Bag of Worries Assembly
This week there was a special assembly for Year 1 children led by Tracy and some of our Year 5 children. The children listened to a story called “The Huge Bag of Worries” by Virginia Ironside. It is a lovely book to share with your child if they feel anxious about anything as it encourages them to share their worries with a trusted adult.
28th September, 3.15pm – PTA Year 6 Cake Sale (Pre-loved uniform also available)
9th October, 8pm – PTA Meeting (Parent Hub) – All welcome
11th October, 9-10am – PTA Coffee Morning (Parent Hub) – All welcome
18th October – Halloween Disco (More details coming soon!)
10th November – Quiz Night
Class assemblies for Year 1, 2 and 3 will take place in the Spring term.
Wednesday 3rd October, 9.00am 4D
Wednesday 10th October, 9.00am 6M
Wednesday 17th October, 9.00am 5W
Wednesday 7th November, 9.00am 5G
Wednesday 14th November, 9.00am 6E
Wednesday 21st November, 9.00am 4H
Monday 29th October is an INSET day. The school will be closed for staff training.