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Northwick Park Primary Academy      November 2018

CHILDREN IN NEED

We raised money for ‘Children in Need’ on Friday 16th November.  The children and staff were all very comfortable coming to school for the day in their pyjamas and onesies.  We raised over £500 which will go directly to the charity.  Well done to all who contributed to this worthy cause.

CHILDRENS UNIVERSITY GRADUATION

Congratulations to all the children who are busy collecting their hours.  We had a fantastic graduation at Cornelius.  Other children will be graduating in a special assembly at Northwick Park once we received their certificates.  Well done to Charlie Frost for his inspirational speeches.

Reggie Calder, Harrison Sheldrick, Ollie Smith, Ellie May Haggar, Oliver Sheldrick, Harvey Foord-Wright, Ashley Pamphilon, Aimee John, Carter Smith, Brooke Scott, Katie Lee, Hannah Agambar, Tate Jupp, Leo Carroll, Ruby Thomas Fletcher, Isabel Carroll, Baylee Pamphilon, Freya Bennett, Joshua Thompson, Danny Hirst, Leo Jones, Shelby Lansley, Hope White, Maycie Graham, Farrell Smith, Archie Wynne, Millie Conroy, Rosie Carter, Leo White, Mylah Jupp, Isabelle Freeman, Ollie Finning, Charlie Frost, Sophie Turner, Elizabeth Dyne, Olivia Spong, Liam Corbyn, Harry Crawley, Marina Pedro, Cheyenne Arthur-Nechena, Alfie Costigan, Emily Racher, Harry Martin, Cody Beard, Jace Mardell, Zak Martin, Harshul Jain, Willem Holmes, Gracie Isbell, Thomas Pye-Mingard, Jack Laurence, Ruby Purser, Michaela Calder and Hollie May.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Mrs Jeffryes represented the school at a service in the Knightswick Centre to mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War.  She laid a wreath on behalf of the Northwick Park community.

NETBALL MATCH

The girls team played their first league game of the season.  Despite losing 5-1 to Canvey, they really enjoyed the experience and as the game progressed, their confidence and skills noticeably improved.

FOOTBALL FESTIVAL

The school was represented by two teams at a 6-a-side festival at Waterside run by Southend United.  These were teams from all over South East Sussex and both teams played well.  Unfortunately only the top teams in each group progressed to the next round, again we narrowly missed out.

FIRE PRACTICE

We held our termly fire practice last week and were really impressed with how silently and sensibly the building was evacuated.  I have now set 13 year groups (Year 2 to Year 6) the challenge of practicing lining up in alpha-betical order which makes calling the childrens names much quicker.  Last week we unexpectedly had another fire practice during lunch time.  This was not planned but due to Mrs Painter burning some biscuits!  Again the children were evacuated very quickly and sensibly.

YEAR 2 GREAT FIRE OF LONDON  1666 VISITOR

Year Two were taken back to 1666 by Mrs Bakewell.  She arrived in full costume and led them through an interactive session recreating the Great Fire spreading across London.  This helped their understanding of this historic event.

DODGEBALL COMPETITION

Two teams from 5G competed in a dodge ball competition at Deanes.  The children all enjoyed the experience of competing against other schools and narrowly missed out on winning their groups.

SOUNDSPARK

Reception and Nursery children were treated to a performance by ‘Soundspark’.  We were pleased so many parents were able to enjoy the live performance.

WELLBEING AND ATTENDANCE WEEK

I have just read the childrens evaluations of wellbeing and attendance week.  They all really engaged with Bonnies relaxation sessions so we are going to continue these when we can fit them in.  Year Four were treated to an enjoyable Yoga session led by Miss Graham from Leigh Beck.

WORLD KINDNESS DAY

The year groups paired up to celebrate World Kindness day.  They exchanged pictures, wrote notes and the nursery even made biscuits for year five!

YEAR SIX MAGISTRATES IN THE COMMUNITY PROJECT

Year Six have been working with two magistrates.  They are participating in workshops which help to give them an insight into the legal system.  They have really enjoyed these interactive and informative sessions.

INDOOR ATHLETICS COMPETITION

A team of Year Two children travelled to Deanes to participate in an indoor Athletics Competition.  They all enjoyed the experience of competing against other schools and finished a very credible fifth out of ten schools.

DIARY DATES

Fri 7th Dec         -    1.30 Xmas Decorations Afternoon

                               Year 3/4 Choir to Canvey  Celebration

                         

Mon 10th Dec    -    Xmas Post Box opens

                                Raffle Tickets go on sale

                                1.30 - 6.00 Parent Consultations    YR, Y2, Y5 + Y6

 

Tue 11th Dec     -    10.00 Reception Performance

                                1.30 - 6.00 Parent Consultations    Y1, Y3 + Y4

                               2Y to Deanes

                                Chamber Choir at St Nicholas    Church

 

Wed 12th Dec    -    9.00 + 2.00  Y1 + Y2 Carol Concert

 

Thur 13th Dec   -    Busy Bears Xmas Party

                                Y1/2 Christingle at St Nicholas Church

 

Fri 14th Dec       -    Xmas Jumper Day

                                9.00 + 2.00 Y3 + Y4 Carol Concert

                                Y3 Singing at Sweetbriars

                                YR, 1 + 2 Xmas Raffle

 

Mon 17th Dec    -    Y3, 4, 5 + 6 Parties

                                Xmas Dinner YR 1, 2 + Nursery

 

Tue 18th Dec     -    YR, 1 + 2 Xmas Parties

                                Nursery Singing 10.30 and 2.00

 

Wed 19th Dec    -    YR, 1 + 2 Pantomime

                                KS2 Xmas Dinner + Raffle

                                Nursery Parties and Nursery Closes

 

Thur 20th Dec   -    School closes at usual time.

 

Busy Bears Open 7.15 – 6.00

Friday 21st December

Wednesday 2nd January

Thursday 3rd January

Friday 4th January