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Friday 18th September 2015 

Next Tuesday: Author Visit, Book Sale and Signing

Author Visit/Book Sale

Next week, we are lucky enough to be visited by award winning children’s author - Pippa Goodhart (she also writes under the name Laura Owen).

Pippa is probably most famous for writing the Winnie the Witch early readers (under the name Laura Owen).  Her best known picture book is probably the million-selling ‘You Choose’ which has won various awards including Mumsnet’s Book of the Year 2011. She has also written some hugely popular novels for older children including ‘Raven Boy’ and ‘Finding Fortune’.

On Tuesday 22nd September, she will visit every class to lead some story inspired workshops.

After school (from 3.30pm): she will be selling some of her books in the hall and there will be an opportunity to get them signed by Pippa. If you would like to purchase any books - please bring some change on the day (unfortunately she is unable to take payments by cheque or credit card).

To find out more about Pippa’s work - please visit her website:

School Website

Please visit our website for lots of updated information for this academic year.

At the foot of the homepage you will find ‘Quicklinks’ to our:

·         Weekly Newsletter

·         Term Dates

·         Photo Gallery (keep a look out for new photos after our author visit next Tuesday)!

To the right of this box, you will find a link to our school calendar under the ‘Upcoming Events’ banner.

We have changed aspects of our curriculum, this year, as a result of new government policy and recent educational research. If you would like to find out more about the work covered in each class - please click on ‘Key Information’ followed by ‘Curriculum’. You can also visit your child’s class page to find specific information including end of year Pupil Targets for Mathematics, Reading and Writing (click on ‘Children’ followed by ‘Our Classes’).


School Website: Language Translation

By clicking on the flag (at the top right of our school website) you can translate all information on our school website (including this Newsletter) into different languages.

Teaching School Status

As mentioned in previous letters, we were awarded our ‘Teaching School’ status at the beginning of last year (by the National College for Teaching and Leadership). As a part of this role we have provided support to other local schools and hosted a range of courses for teachers and teaching assistants. We are offering the following courses this term:

·         Mathematics: Mastery and Depth in the revised National Curriculum

·         Literacy: FFT Wave 3 Reading and Writing Programme

·         Computing: a series of courses on Creating Apps, Developing Websites and Blogging

·         Early Years: Outstanding Lessons in the EYFS

·         SEN: Occupational Therapy Support

·         Leadership: Ofsted – Preparation for Middle Leaders

To find out more about the work we are doing - please visit our Teaching School website:

Parents’ Evenings

Thank you to everybody who attended our parents’ meetings this week – hopefully you found the information useful. If you have any other questions, please arrange a follow up appointment with your child’s class teacher.

Donations of Tissue Boxes

Thank you so much to those parents who have donated boxes of tissues.  We are so grateful as this means that the money that would have been used can go towards purchasing learning resources for the pupils.

Diary Dates – Autumn Term 2015

See below for the main events taking place this term. For a complete list - please refer to the calendar on our school website.




Tuesday 22nd September

All day


Author visit (Pippa Goodhart)

Author Book Sale/Signing in the School Hall

Wednesday 7th October

9.30 – 10.30am

Years 1 and 6 Mass (Church)

Friday 16th October

All day

School Photographer Visit: Individual Photographs

Monday 19th October

All day

Start of One World Week

Tuesday 20th October

All day

Hinduism Workshops

Wednesday 21st October


Passport Morning

Thursday 22nd October

All day

Small Earth Games

Friday 23rd October

All day


Monday 26th to Friday 30th October


School Closed: Half Term Holiday

Monday 2nd November


All pupils back to school


Groundwork Trust Assembly

Tuesday 3rd November

All day

Years 4 and 5 Victorian Brick Making Workshops

Wednesday 4th November

9.30 – 10.30am

Years 2 and 5 Mass (Church)

Wednesday 11th November

9.30 – 10.30am

Years 3 and 4 Mass (Church)

Monday 16th November

All day

Start of Friendship and E-Safety Week

Monday 23rd November

3.30 – 4.30pm

Last Week of Chelsea Football Clubs

Wednesday 25th November


Year 5 – Last Swimming Lesson

Monday 30th November

All day

Test Week (all pupils)

Wednesday 2nd December


Year 6 Carol Concert – Westminster Cathedral

Tuesday 8th December

5.30 – 6.30pm

Pavilion’s Carol Concert

Wednesday 9th December

2 – 3pm and

6 – 7pm

Early Years and Key Stage 1 Christmas Productions

Friday 11th December


Last Kent and Early Bird Maths Group takes place

Wednesday 16th December

2 – 3pm and

6 – 7pm

Key Stage 2 Christmas Productions (Years 3 to 5)

Thursday 17th December

9.30 – 11.30am

6 – 7pm

Mother Goose Pantomime (Whole School)

Year 6 Carol Service (Church)

Friday 18th December

9.15 – 10.30am

End of Term Mass


School finishes for Christmas

Monday 4th January


All pupils return to school