Bienvenue les enfants! Welcome back children! Our Y6 pupils have thoroughly enjoyed their school journey experience to St Omer in France. On their onward journey, Y6 visited Dover Castle which the children found fascinating. The children have had a fabulous time on their trip sampling new cultural delights including a visit to a French market and making croissants! And of course, there were plenty of opportunities to practise their French speaking skills! School journeys provide an excellent opportunity for children to build on their independence. Our Y6 classes have shown great maturity in their time away from home and this is a very good experience to help them transition and prepare for secondary school. Our thanks go to the staff team for leading and accompanying all our school journeys.
On Wednesday, Y1 prepared a lovely assembly about ‘Friendship’ and they told us about the importance of being loving and kind. The children spoke beautifully, thank you Y1.
Also on Wednesday, Y4 took part in an educational visit with the Thames Explorer Trust and learnt about the River Thames dating back to the Victorian times. During their visit, pupils took part in a practical exploration of the Thames and collected some very interesting historic artefacts!
Today, our Y4 & Y5 classes participated in a Primary Shakespeare workshop with the Orange Tree Theatre as part of their study on ‘The Tempest’. This is really a fantastic introduction to Shakespeare for the children and Y4 & Y5 are looking forward to seeing a performance of The Tempest at the Orange Tree Theatre next month.
The calendar for the second half of the term is looking busy!
Our annual School Sponsored Walk around Richmond Park is taking place on Tuesday 11th June. All children take part and it is a fun event! Reception and Year 1 pupils walk 6 km to the corner near Ham Gate and back. Year 2 pupils walk 8 km and KS2 pupils walk 12 km, which is around the park. Children certainly enjoy being sponsored for their kilometre achievement. We do need a number of parents to accompany the children so please save the date if you are able to help. The more the merrier!
‘Walk to School Week’ will be taking place from Monday 10th June – Friday 14th June. This is a national campaign to encourage all children to make their journey to and from school in one of the following ways: walking, cycling (with an adult), scooting, bus, ‘Park and Stride’ (from Sainsbury’s or Pembroke Lodge) or car share. In this week, we ask as many children as possible to use alternative methods of transport other than the car in the aim that we encourage the adoption of new methods of transport – the class with the most non-car journeys will win the ‘Walk to School’ trophy!
Monday 3rd June – School Closed for staff training.
Thursday 6th June – Y2K Assembly. Parents welcome.
w/c Monday 10th June – ‘Walk to School Week’.
Tuesday 11th June – School Sponsored Walk around Richmond Park.
Wednesday 12th June – Educational Visit for Y3 to the Wetlands Centre.
Wednesday 12th June – Y4 Assembly. Parents welcome.
Friday 14th June – Educational Visit for Y2K to Kelmscott House.
Friday 14th June – Educational Workshop ‘Drug Awareness’ for Y6 pupils.
Friday 14th June – Y2K PTA Cake sale.
The PTA Cyclists are still fund raising! Following the success of ‘Richmond to Brussels’, our PTA cyclists are organising an indoor 45 minute cycling event at Digme Spin Studios in Richmond on Saturday 8th June at 8:00am. Cyclists will be sponsored for their miles which will be added to the amount already raised for improvements to the Infant playground – their target is a fantastic £15,000 and they have nearly reached it! With 25 riders, the objective is to do the same distance collectively as the Richmond to Brussels team. Cyclists welcome of all abilities. If you would like to take part in this event, please contact Peter Maxwell at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scooters – Please make sure that your child takes his/her scooter home each evening and especially over school holidays. The school does not take responsibility for bikes or scooters on the school site.
Sunny weather – please make sure that your child comes into school with a named sunhat, water bottle and with sun-cream applied, on sunny days.
And finally, many congratulations to Miss Williams, soon to be Mrs Fitzgerald, who is getting married on Bank Holiday Monday. We all wish her a wonderful wedding day and a long and happy marriage.
Wishing you a lovely half term holiday and we look forward to seeing the children return to school on Tuesday 4th June.