05 Jul Head’s Newsletter – July 2023
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Cover Image by Year 1 – Cherry Blossom Inspired by Damien Hurst
Healthy Living Week
This week we are running our annual Healthy Living Week. As well as our Sports Day on Thursday 6th July, we are running yoga classes, mini games workshops, capoeira, orienteering activities and many other sessions too. The week promises to be a lot of fun! I would like to thank Ms Driver and her team for all their hard work planning and pulling the week together.
Our first Pride Week took place last week and was extremely successful. Throughout the week children learnt about different family units, acceptance, understanding and inclusion. They discussed what it means to be proud and children thought of things that they were personally proud of. In Key Stage 2, children learnt about significant LGBTQ+ individuals who have had a positive impact and legacy on the world.
All staff commented on how impressed they were with the children’s pre-existing knowledge about LGBTQ+ and their openness throughout the week. I visited an exhibition which Year 5 children had created about different LGBTQ+ heroes and their legacies. I was hugely impressed with their enthusiasm, creativity and displays. Below are some examples of their work.
The week ended with a whole school assembly where the children sang ‘We are Family’ by Sister Sledge. Click here to hear the children singing.
The Summer Fair this year was fantastic and a lot of fun. It was lovely seeing so many of you on the day enjoying the various activities, catching up with friends and basking in the sunshine! A massive thank you to all of you who helped with its organisation, both in the run up to the event and also on the day. So much thought and effort went into making the day the huge success it was.
Communications Survey – New Parent App Coming Soon!
Earlier this year, we ran a survey focusing on school communication. Using the findings, we have been making changes to how we are going to be communicating with the parent body – the format of this newsletter being the first change. As of September, we have signed up to use a communication app called Parent Hub. The aim of the app is to simplify how we communicate with you all and keep you all better informed of what your children are learning about. All content on the app can be translated into over 100 different languages.
The app itself is very simple and intuitive to use, but we will be sending out more information about how to use it before its launch.
End of Year Parent Survey
As the end of the school year is rapidly approaching, we are evaluating what we have achieved this year as well as planning for next year. Parental feedback is so important to this process. We would there for really appreciate it if you could spend 5 mins filling in the following parent survey using the link below:
The closing date for the survey is Wednesday 19th July.
Over the last couple of weeks, we have been running assemblies to mark the 75th anniversary of Windrush. Year 3 and 4 children were also lucky enough to have an assembly led by Winston Albert, one of our regular supply teachers. As well as being a teacher, Winston is also a Calypso artist who goes by the name of De-Alberto. Winston spoke to the children about Windrush and sang for the children, “London is the Place for Me,” by Lord Kitchener.
The Crouch End Festival
This coming weekend is the Crouch End Festival. Please see the attached flyer for more details and visit https://www.crouchendfestival.org/.
Dates for Next Year
Inset days 2023 -2024
- 4th September 2023
- 5th September 2023
- 30th October 2023
- 29th January 2024
- 15th March 2024