St George’s C of E School

Head’s Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers
We have come to the end of what has been a very busy first half term.
Trips
There have been a few class trips this term:-
St George’s Church
Children in Ahlberg and Donaldson have participated in visits to St George’s church. Fr Richard is working with class teachers supporting delivery of the RE curriculum and furthering children’s understanding of Christianity and the church.
British Museum

Milligan and Rosen classes had a very informative trip to the museum and were able to see many Egyptian artefacts, including mummies, close up.
Library
We have made regular use of the local library with class visits as well as making good use of our own school library.
Harvest Festival

Fr Richard led a special Harvest worship during our week of celebrating Harvest and many children brought in donations.  A big thank you to all those parents and carers who contributed to our Harvest Festival appeal.  Your gifts have been donated to our local food bank which is supporting individuals and families in our local community.

 

Cycling Proficiency

During the week of 24th September children from Berry and Shakespeare classes took part in a cycling proficiency course.  Each day they learnt and developed the skills of how to ride a bike.  The more experienced learnt how to ride safely on the roads.

 

Drama Workshops

Children from Reception up to year 3 had the opportunity to take part in drama workshops in school.  The children really enjoyed working with a professional teacher and she was impressed with how well children participated and how many budding actors/actresses we have at St George’s school.

 

Sports

Children in KS2 have taken part in Lewisham schools netball and hockey tournaments this half term.  All of the teams represented the school very well receiving special certificates and medals.

In-school sports – this half term classes in KS2 took part in an inter-house basketball tournament.

 

Black History Month/International Evening

As part of  Black History month on 11th October we held our annual International Evening.  Once again it was a very successful event attended by many children and parents.  There was a wide variety of food, songs, performance poetry and dances celebrating the cultural diversity within the school.  Thank you to all of the children, parents and staff who attended and made it such an enjoyable evening.

Flu Immunisation

On Monday 15th October, nurses from the Lewisham and Greenwich School Health Service Immunisation Team came in to administer the flu vaccination to all children in Reception through to Year 5 who gave consent. If your child was not given the vaccine and you would like them to receive it there will be catch up sessions held over the half term. Please see flyer below for information. 

 

Reminder of Class Names

Ms Guyver – Nursery

Miss Carney – Campbell

Ms Clarke –  Ahlberg

Ms Sarris – Donaldson

Mrs King – Jennings

Mr Bray – Milligan

Ms Michell – Rosen

Mr Bayne – Morpurgo

Mr Samuels – Berry

Mrs Franklin-Smith – Shakespeare
 

Important Dates

HALF TERM – Monday 22nd  October – Friday 26th October

Children return to school on Monday 29th October

Parents’ Evening – Tuesday 27th November

Christmas holidays – Monday 24th December – Monday 7th January 2019

INSET DAY – Monday 7th January 2019

Children return to school Tuesday 8th  January 2019