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Northwick Park Primary Academy              Feb 2019


Once again our reading cafés have been incredibly well supported.  Thank you and thank you to the kitchen for their never ending supply of cakes.

Our Reading Cafes are now closed for the term.


A small group of Year 4 children really enjoyed participating in a sports festival where they experienced a range of activities.  They represented the school brilliantly.


What a wonderful evening we all had.  Year Two treated us to some of the songs they are going to be performing at the Infant Music Festival.  The Chamber Choir goes from strength to strength and performed to a very high standard for primary aged children.  Our musicians both individual and groups demonstrated the huge improvements they have made since September.  Well done to all of them particularly our soloists Zak, Archie, Ashton, Isabella, Frankie, Tiago, Stanley and Liam.


Thank you to all the adults that were able to attend our rearranged road safety sessions for reception.  I hope you found them useful.


All the children in reception enjoyed an extra P.E. session led by a specialist coach from Deanes.  The children participated in a range of activities and particularly enjoyed moving like different animals at the zoo.


What a week!  On Monday the mixed team beat Winter Gardens 8-4 and on Tuesday the girls team beat Lubbins 13-0.  Well done both teams.


The boys team played a very competitive game against Winter Gardens.  Despite having the ball for most of the play they left it late in the match to score the final two goals resulting in a victory 5-4.


Having gone through a tough selection process our Year 5 team of Elizabeth, Mia, Riley, Ashton, Marina, Harley, Evan, Cheyanne, Alfie, Chioma, Alfie and Ellie Mae represented us at the Canvey Schools ‘bake off’ finals.  We were delighted that they returned victorious with the winning shield!


How green we all looked supporting this wonderful local charity and raised an amazing £421 for the Danny Green fund.


Congratulations to our children rising to the times tables challenge.  They all enjoyed their treat just before half term.

Bronze – Elsie Jennings, Summer Price, Hope White, Ruby Duffield, Ava Hazeltine, Layla Walsh, Harry McDonald, Roman Sherratt, Summer Goddard, Eva-Mae Spall, Lucy Gregory, Zak Martin, Callum Barker, Mason Knight, Olivia Rise Markham, Brodie Gatfield, Anais Marson, Lewie Lowe, John Wells, Lily Moore, Mide Dosumu and Hermione Skinner.

Silver – Sidney Crampin, Archie Wynne, Maddie Belcher, Ollie Finning, Lilly-May Cooper, Bayleigh Jackson-Austin, Aiden Hunt, Zack Robinson, Isabelle Freeman, Gracie Isbell, Tyler Quinn, Brooke Scott, Tiarni Ladipo, Kiera-Bella Roberts, Phoebe Kerr and Tommy Johnson.

Gold – Bethany Phillips, Ellie-Mae McCarthy and Cameron Sames.

Platinum – Ashton Green.


Our award winners for the first half term were:-

Nursery      -    Logan

Reception  -    Lacie-May

Year 1        -    Mia

Year 2        -    Riley

Year 3        -    Jessica

Year 4        -    Brooke

Year 5        -    Olivia

Year 6        -    Daniel

Mrs Lane’s winner was Carter.

Congratulations to all of them.

Star class for the half term was 3M.


As the school continues to expand and several teachers going on maternity leave, new teachers will be needed in September.  We had a really good response to our advert and six were invited for an interview on Friday 15th February.  As part of the interview day they were interviewed by the school council from years 3 and 5.  They had to agree the questions in advance, conduct the interview and rank their candidates.  One of the successful applicants told me that they were a much tougher panel than the panel consisting of The Chair of Governors, Mrs Lane and Miss Gould!  Well done, they did an amazing job.


Tue 5th Mar      -    Sponsored Pancake Tossing

Tue 12th Mar     -    YR, Y1 + Y2 Bedtime Stories 5.30

Wed 13th Mar   -    Y6 Harry Potter Visit

Fri 15th Mar      -    Nursery/Pre School closed for   Staff Training

  • Busy Bears open 7.15am – 6.00pm

Fri 15th Mar      -    Comic Relief Red Nose Day – Non-school uniform

Tue 19th Mar     -    Infant Music Festival

Wed 20th Mar   -    Y2 SATs Meetings 9.00, 2.00 + 6.00

Thur 21st Mar   -    Y1 Phonics Meetings 9.00, 2.00 + 6.00

Mon 25th Mar   -    Y1 Coach Tour of Canvey Island

Tue 26th Mar     -    Year 4 Opera

Wed 3rd Apr      -    Year 1 to Year 5 Reports go home

Fri 5th Apr        -    Easter Egg Raffle

School closes for Easter Holidays Mon 8th Apr to Mon 22nd April.

Busy Bears open 7.15 am – 6.00 (Excluding Bank Holidays).

Friday 19th Apr - Bank Holiday.

Monday 22nd Apr - Bank Holiday.

Tuesday 23rd April children return to school.