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21st October 2016

Another half term has flown by! The children have settled in really well in their new classes and we have seen some brilliant progress in this half term.

This newsletter includes the dates for lots of exciting things happening at school in November, particularly Dahlicious Week, starting with a dress-up day on our first day back (Monday 31st October), where we are asking children to come as their favourite Roald Dahl character. Please see below for further details. There are also several trips and assemblies in November, so please keep an eye on the school calendar here. Thank you for all your support and feedback; there is a section included about how to support your child in Maths. The next newsletter will have details of future coffee mornings based on the topics discussed at last week's Parent Forum.

Important Dates

31st October- Friday 4th November - Dahlicious Week

Monday 31st October- Dahlicious Dress-Up Day

Wednesday 2nd November- 3M trip to Museum of Childhood

Thursday 3rd November- 3S trip to Museum of Childhood

Friday 4th November- Reading Slumber Party

Monday 7th November, 2:40pm- 3M Diwali Assembly

Monday 7th November- Year 2 trip to LSO concert

Tuesday 8th November- 3S Diwali Assembly 2:40pm

Thursday 10th November- Y4 Museum of London trip

Friday 11th November- PTA Spooktacular Disco

Thursday 17th November- Y5 and Y6 Athletics Competition

Monday 21st November- 1M trip to Valentines Mansion

Tuesday 22nd November- 1S trip to Valentines Mansion

Dahlicious Week

The first week back is Dahlicious Week with lots of special events. The full letter can be found here.

Monday 31st Oct 2016: Dahlicious Launch and Dress-Up Day

On the first day of Dahlicious week, the children and staff are invited to dress up as their favourite Roald Dahl characters. There will be a costume parade in the junior playground between 9.00am and 9.20am. Parents are welcome to stay and enjoy the parade. Children should come to school in their costumes and they are welcome to wear them for the whole day.

Friday 4th Nov 3.30pm-6.00pm: Reading Slumber Party

Who‘s in the mood for a bedtime story?   Download the full letter here

Monday 31st Oct – Friday 4th Nov: Book Amnesty

A chance for forgotten books to be returned to school! Should you have any long forgotten books propping up tables or hidden at the back of shelves, Dahlicious week is a fantastic time to return them.

A returns box will be outside the main office for the whole week.

Monday 31st Oct – Friday 4th Nov: Book Donations

If you have any books at home that are not being used as much as they once were, we would be more than happy to give them a new home. A donations box will also be left outside the main office.

Tuesday 1st Nov: Reading Morning

All parents are invited to pop in and read with their children between 8.50am and 9.10am. Look out for the posters around the school.


Helping Your Child At Home

At the recent Parent Forum, some parents said they wanted to know more about what their child is learning and how they can help them. You can find lots of information around the school website to help with this.

Maths: the Maths curriculum can be found here. This outlines what will be taught each half term. Sometimes teachers may adapt this to go at the pace of the children in the class. The calculation policy sets out exactly what methods are taught in each year group for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication so you can make sure you are teaching the correct method. If you would like more information, you can look at the National Curriculum which can be found here.


Fundraising for GOSH

Dear parents and children,

Thank you so much for your brilliant cakes and for buying these wonderful recipes. We raised £215 at the bake sale and it's all because of YOU! THANK YOU! We've also raised lots more money at....


It makes a big difference to Great Ormond Street. THANK YOU.

From Eva, 4M



Ms Marti will send out letters the first week back about her sporting clubs.

There is still space in Yoga and Mindfulness after half term. Please see Katie's website https://katie.yoga/

If you would like to join Street Dance.  Aneka can be reached on 07760 957 594.

French club and reading clubs will start after half term, so watch this space.

Well done!


Last weekend, several of our children took part in Waltham Forest Cross Country Championship with nearly 700 boys and girls. It was the first time some of the children had raced cross country and they did a fantastic job. A special mention to Poppy and Armani who came 23rd and 58th respectively. Our daily mile is obviously paying off!

Additionally, three Year 2 girls took part in the key stage 1 championship and did a fantastic job.  Again a special mention to Molly who came 5th out of nearly 150 children. The next competition is in November and is for Year 5 and 6 athletes - watch this space! 

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