Friday 15th November

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Parent Council meeting this week. Your ideas on the new Lighthouse project were very much appreciated. We will keep you updated on progress of the project.

Highlights from the last few weeks:

Trip to Poland with our Erasmus Project

Year 2 learning about owls

 

 

Science Week –

Year 5 trip to The Crick

 

 

Scientists from The Crick teaching Year 6 about lasers

Henry Moore Sculpting in Year 6

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Hall

Friday 18th October

Dear Parents,

This half term has flown by with lots to celebrate and enjoy.

Reception Class has settled so well and celebrated the end of their first half term with a trip to the Unicorn Theatre. Despite chaos on the Jubilee Line the class along with many parent volunteers enjoyed a showing of:

 

Aiming High!

Year 5 and 6 went on a trip to ‘YFYA – Your Future, Your Ambitions’ careers conference at the Emirates Stadium. They heard from different companies and organisations about career paths and opportunities.  Some children tried their hands at being  a weather forecaster..

Curriculum News:

We have been updating information on our Curriculum.

You can find out about the curriculum your child follows here.  

Topics and Themes

We have developed three whole school themes a year which connect the curriculum to our school vision.  This approach links topics and texts which are being taught across different year groups in the school, providing an integrated, thematic approach to the curriculum content.

Autumn – Flight, Journeys and Exploration: ‘Aiming High’

        

Year 1                                                 Year 2                                             Year 3

  

Year 4                                         Year 5                                              Year 6

 

Spring – Leadership and Heroism

 

  

Thomas Coram (Y1)                  Emmeline Pankhurst (Year 2)                Narnia (Year 4)

 

  

Beowulf (Year 4)              Greek Heroes (Year 5)                                    Macbeth (Year 6)

Summer – Creative Thinking

 

  

Fantasy Worlds (Year 1)                   Roald Dahl (Year 2)              Krinklekrax (Year  3)

 

   

House of Wisdom – Islamic History  (Year 4)                Shakespeare (Year 5)

We are firm believers in connecting curriculum subjects within year groups too in order to make the learning experience rich, relevant and memorable.

 

Have a great half term.

Mrs Hall

 

Friday 4th October 2019

Dear Parents,

We have been celebrating Poetry Week throughout the school.

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Key Stage 1 shared their poems with their parents on Friday afternoon and Year 3 children shared a poem about Harvest during the brilliant Harvest Festival on Wednesday.

I hope you have all enjoyed coming into school over the last few weeks to see your child learn and attend workshops on how to support your child at home. Here are a few photographs of the wonderful things your children do at school!

Amazing Arts and Design

 

Exploring computer technology

 

Taking part in Cross Country

Have a great weekend.

Mrs Hall

Friday 20th September 2019

Dear Parents,

We now feel in the swing of the new year. A huge welcome to all the new Reception children.

We have many new initiatives this year with the introduction of  specialist projects and teachers in school.

We hope your child is enjoying their new PE, Computing and Music sessions during the week.

Year 5 and 6 started a new project this week with CHOL theatre:

 

‘Through Imaginary Communities teachers, children and artists work together to create fictional characters and worlds to inspire learning through and beyond the curriculum.  Our arts education programme is having an extraordinary impact on the engagement and attainment of children and young people.’

The first session was enjoyed by all and we look forward to some great outcomes.

 

Have a great weekend.

Laura Hall

Friday 13th September

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to school.

Many of you have met your teacher at the ‘meet the teacher’ event repeated over the last weeks.

We hope you are looking forward to working in partnership with us to support your children. Reading is a National Focus this year and we are working in school to promote reading for pleasure. Please continue to read with your child at home, even if they are in KS2!

We are already planning ways to build on last year’s success as well as continue to enrich our curriculum. The dates list was sent out yesterday. We will continue to add to it and let you know more about up-coming trips and events.

We are so happy to welcome our new Computing Teacher Nathan Pallas who will be teaching your children digital skills every Wednesday. We also welcome Ashley Miller a specialist Music teacher who will be teaching music every Monday and running our choir.

A huge welcome to Alice Walker who joins us as the new Year 4 Teacher.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Hall

Friday 12th July 2019

Dear Parents,

What a week to celebrate!

I hope you have all read the letter I sent home today detailing the successes we have had this week.

Our Year 6 SAT results are in and they are fabulous.

Combined (passed all subjects) Reading Writing Maths
Our School 85% 89% 93% 89%

 

National 65% 73% 78% 79%

 

Camden 73% 80% 82% 86%

 

Inspection: Holy Trinity graded Excellent in all areas.

We had an inspection on Monday 1st July. This inspection comes every 5 years and is carried out by a Church of England inspector. We have been given the highest grading possible and are so proud to have achieved this.

Here are some quotes from the report:

‘Teaching shows strong elements of outstanding practice.’

 ‘There is a calm, purposeful and stimulating learning environment where pupils and staff, ‘aim high’.

 ‘…pupils are excellently supported, whatever their starting point or background, in making expected and often accelerated progress.’

 ‘…it to be an outward-looking, harmonious and caring ‘family’.

 ‘…the high quality of courteous relationships between members of the school community. Pupils demonstrate a deep-seated respect for others.’

 ‘The personal and character development of pupils is excellently supported through, for example, the commendable pastoral care. There is an exemplary emphasis on pupils’, and indeed staff, wellbeing and flourishing.’

 ‘The headteacher effectively leads a dedicated team of teaching and non-teaching staff who place the pupils and their families at the heart of what they do.’

You can read the full report here. 

 

We hope you enjoyed Sports Day this week and look forward to seeing you all at our International  Evening.

Have a good weekend, Laura Hall

 

 

 

Friday 5th July 2019

Dear Parents,

Time to celebrate for Year 6:

We have just waved off our Year 6 children and staff to PGL. They will be returning on Sunday and we hope they have a great time.

 

Year 6 should also be celebrating after their amazing production of Jungle Book on Monday. I hope you enjoyed it.

Our Gymnasts represented Camden Schools on Thursday at Crystal Palace. I went along to support them . It was a great day out of school!

A huge well done to our 4 gymnasts and Mr Pastore for coaching them.

Have a great weekend. Laura Hall

 

 

 

Friday 21st June 2019

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for all your generous donations to cake sales. We will report on the final amount at the end of the year. Our final cake sale will be next week.

Your Waitrose Tokens came to £267. Thank you so much for this and we will be spending the money on health and well-being for pupils.

HUFF day is on Thursday next week. We will be welcoming volunteers from Waitrose who will be helping our children improve their fitness.

Have a good weekend.

Laura Hall

Friday 14th June

Dear Parents,

We have battled with the weather this week but the sun seems to be shining again now!

Years 3 and 4 took the rain in their stride and went to Hampstead Heath on a class trip this week.

Year 6 and Key Stage 2 pupils have been really busy over the last two weeks with a trip to Oxford University last Friday and a careers conference on Wednesday this week. We hope this has inspired them to aim high.

As you know some of our Year 6 pupils were in Latvia last week with members of our staff. They have been telling us all about it and the school have been hearing about life in Latvia. The group learnt about different animation techniques as well as finding time for horse-riding and swimming in Latvia’s largest lake! Our Christian Value of Courage has been so appropriate for them as many of them were away from home for the first time. We will be taking some more pupils away next year to Poland and Croatia. You can find out more about our Erasmus Project here. Erasmus Plus

 

 

Well done to our Year 1 pupils this week who have completed their phonics screening. A Camden Representative came to watch us and was so impressed with Ms McQueen and your children – Well Done Year 1!

We hosted Governors Open Day on Friday 7th June (hence no Head’s report that day). The Governors spent all day with us, spending time in classes and seeing our Christian Vision in action. Just a reminder of your Parent Governors:

Kate Gosling: Children in Reception class and Year 6

Ubah Egal: Child in Year 3

Sabina Krasniqi: Child in Year 5

Friday 24th May 2019

Dear Parents,

Its been such a busy half term and we are all looking forward to this half term break.

Here are a few highlights from the half term:

The term started with out Vision Launch and the visit from Bishop Rob and  an eagle. It really is a day to remember. Lucy,our art club teacher has been working with the children to make an eagle for the office which is now on display.

   

Whole School Day Out:

We really hope you had a great time joining us on Primrose Hill. The children enjoyed the Art focus on the day and yoga was popular too!

We are so proud of all the Teaching and Learning at school. Year 6 have completed their SATs this half term, having worked so hard over the years. Their last 6 weeks with us after half term is full of fun with trips, award ceremonies and a performance. They will also be leading the school’s last Christian Value of the year:

 

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A particularly appropriate Value for our Year 6 to lead as they prepare to move onto Secondary school.

A huge thank you to Ms McCleave who has led Art Week in School this week. Please do look at the Art folder on the website to see the high quality Art.

Have a great Half term and we will see you on Monday 3rd June.

Mrs Hall