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Attendance and Punctuality !An ongoing THANK YOU to all parents and carers who continue to
get their children to school before the bell at 9am. These were our attendance /igures for the last fortnight: !
Year 1: 98.1% Year 2: 97.4% Year 5J: 97.4% Year 6: 97.4% Year 3V: 97.2% Year 3U: 96.7% Year 5E: 96.7% Year 4: 93.8% Reception : 93.1%
Dates for the diary
5th May: INSET Day (school being used as a polling station)
9th -‐ 13th May: KS2 SATs week
11th May: Y1 trip to Southwark Recycling Centre
16th -‐ 20th May: Walk to School week and Y6 Bikeability course
18th May: Y3U trip to The Wellcome Museum
19th May: Fire safety visit for Y2 and Y5
23rd and 24th May: School Photos
25th May: Y3V trip to The Wellcome Museum
30th May -‐ 3rd June: Half term break
9th June: Y5 trip to West Stow Anglo Saxon Village
10th June: Reception trip to Woodlands farm and Nursery trip to Surrey Docks Farm
17th June: Y3 trip to Kew Gardens
Saturday 18th June: Summer Fair
22nd June: KS1 Sports Day
23rd June: INSET Day (school being used as a polling station)
24th June: KS2 Sports Day
1st July: EYFS Sports Day
1st July: Y1 trip to Maritime Museum
6th July: New Reception Parents’ Meeting and children visiting class
7th/12th July: Parent-‐Teacher Meetings
8th July: Guitar, ukulele and recorder concert for Y3, Y4 and Y5 parents -‐ 2.45pm
13th July: Y2 trip to the beach
14th July: Y6 production
20th July: Last day of term
jnhttp://ashmeadprimary.wordpress.com/ ! ! ! ! 3rd May 2016
Calling young musicians! A fantastic opportunity has arisen for young musicians aged 9-‐13 who are grade 1 or above and play an orchestral brass, percussion, string or woodwind instrument. Join Lewisham Music Service's Junior Orchestra and musicians from the London Symphony
Orchestra for 3 days (2, 12 & 16 June) of exciting orchestral music making culminating in a performance at The Barbican Centre! All for £20 (£10 Free School Meals and Looked After Children). You can get more information and an application form from the school of/ice. The deadline for applications is Friday 20 May.
Walk to School Week: 16th -‐ 20th May Walking makes our children healthier and happier! It's been proven that keeping active in this way reduces the chances of becoming obese, developing heart conditions and other diseases. Apparently only
half of 7-‐10 year olds do the recommended hour of exercise a day so it’s up to all of us, parents, carers and teachers to encourage more activity!
The campaign in 2015 was a great success with lots of parents and carers making the decision to leave the cars at home and walk children to school instead. In fact, over one million children in over 4000 schools participated in the event.
The purpose of the campaign, which has been observed since 1995 is to motivate children to look at road safety awareness so they feel more con/ident about walking around safely on their own when they're older. !Please do try to walk to school for that week, you might even /ind that you develop new habits that will stay with you even after Walk to School Week has /inished!
Governor visit to Growth Mindset !information session by Sharon Shrubsall, parent governor!!
Last week Sean and Jane met parents for two workshops about Growth Mindset. During the sessions, they outlined the difference between a Fixed Mindset and a Growth Mindset and discussed the research into the area and how the school was working with children within classes as well as in assemblies to encourage Growth Mindset. It was also explained how explicit links were made between the School Values and Growth Mindset. !Jane and Sean discussed the importance of how to encourage children to have a Growth Mindset and how to build a dialogue praising children’s effort and skill to enable this. They explained how the children were working on their thinking skills. They also discussed how children were being encouraged to work on their independence by being given different strategies to try before asking the teacher for help. !There was an opportunity at the end for parents to ask questions about Growth Mindset. This was a good chance for parents and carers to discuss how to implement it at home with their own children. During the workshop Sean and Jane recommended good reading material (books) to /ind out more about Growth Mindset and the notes from the workshop are on the blog under the ‘Parent Workshop’ tab: https://ashmeadprimary./iles.wordpress.com/2015/03/ashmead-‐mindset-‐parent-‐workshop-‐april-‐2016.pdf The recommended books can be seen on the blog post here: https://ashmeadprimary.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/mindset-‐information-‐session-‐for-‐parents/ !!!
3rd May 2016
News from Nursery and Reception The last two weeks have been busy and exciting as always in EYFS! Our duck eggs are generating lots of interest and excitement and enthusing children to /ind out more about how to look after ducks and keep eggs safe. The children were particularly intrigued by different types of nests that birds create and enjoyed a close focus on this, culminating in them creating some beautifully textured clay nests, currently on display in the Reception classroom. A recent interest in fairies led to a startling discovery of a Fairy world in our Forest School!! This has prompted lots of independent letter writing to the fairies and will continue to lead our learning this week! Nursery loved our focus on seeds and growing during Science week and were particularly excited by harvesting the spinach and garlic we have been growing and then tasting it in a picnic with Reception -‐ it was delicious! A highlight this week was our visit by Baby Gabby where we helped to get her washed and dressed. We loved being able to ask Jennifer lots of questions about newborn
babies! The children have been intrigued by looking at the similarities and differences in our baby photos on display and have thoroughly enjoyed developing a baby clinic in Nursery where they have weighed, measured and looked after the babies. Ashleigh Mugridge
News from Y1, Y2 and Y3
Josie, our Science leader in school, organised a brilliant Science week and all the children in Y1 -‐ Y3 did some fantastic science learning up at Hilly Fields. Elhadji in Y1 said, “I never knew Hilly Fields was so interesting!’, a great testament to the breadth of learning experiences that were planned and offered as part of the science /ield studies. We have also been thinking about our value of ‘Con/idence’ and linking this to our mindset in class or at home with different activities. We have found that often our mindset changes about a task or subject the more we practise and the more our con/idence grows. In assemblies, we have been listing the things we feel con/ident about and how we can increase our con/idence about things we sometimes worry about, it has really helped our learning! Jane Bickley
News from Y4, Y5 and Y6 The summer term in Y4 -‐ Y6 has continued the excellent pace with which it started! Every year group took time out of the curriculum in order to visit Hilly Fields Park. As part of National Science week, all of the children experienced /ield investigations /irst hand as well as developing a range of important scienti/ic skills. Each class was also visited by science experts -‐ including those from the Eden Project who also delivered a special assembly. Singing assembly has also continued to build on its many successes this year and has now switched its
attention to the leavers’ assembly in July. It’s hard to believe how quickly this year is going! Andy McPartland !https://ashmeadprimary.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/ashmead-mindset-parent-workshop-april-2016.pdfhttps://ashmeadprimary.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/mindset-information-session-for-parents/https://ashmeadprimary.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/ashmead-mindset-parent-workshop-april-2016.pdfhttps://ashmeadprimary.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/mindset-information-session-for-parents/