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Read our latest news and look back at our Archive. Newsletters for this year and an archive of the previous year's newsletters can be found on About Us\Newsletters.

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  • Latest Newsletter - Thursday 1 April 2021

    Published 01/04/21

    As we come to the end of this Spring term, we have been learning all about Easter in both our Collective Worship and RE lessons, including a virtual Mandy Thursday service. 

    Our latest newsletter is below, together with a reminder of our revised times for the school when we return for the Summer term on Monday 19th April. All term dates can be found on the school website, simply visit:

    We also attach below some news from Fit4Sport and we remind you to look at our other announcements to see details of the Easter Holidays activities with the Wildlife Trust.

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  • Easter Family Holiday Activities with the Woodland Trust

    Published 22/03/21

    Please find details below of activities for families held by the Woodland Trust during the upcoming Easter holidays in Sydenham Hill Wood.

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  • Online Safety

    Published 08/02/21

    As we are all far more reliant on technology than even a year ago, it is so important to pay attention to our own online safety and that of our family. Do visit our Online Safeguarding resources for parents and a separate page for children that we have on our website and make online safety a family conversation that you revisit regularly, to check in on everyone's awareness of staying safe online. 

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  • Resources to check in on children's mental health

    Published 01/02/21

    Children’s Mental Health Week, an annual week-long campaign run by children’s mental health charity Place2Be took place in early February with the theme of  “Express Yourself”, a focus on children finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas through creativity. Mentally Healthy Schools have created a toolkit of resources for children, staff and parents to use. Public Health England have also shared children and young people’s psychological first aid training.

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  • Resources and Live Sessions from Barefoot Computing

    Published 26/01/21

    Barefoot is a great resource for introducing computational thinking and has lots of home learning resources for you to explore. A number of live broadcasts with two Barefoot teachers modelling key computing activities for pupils to complete at home or in school are available, see dates below. Join live or watch at a time to suit you. Check out the links to find out more!

    1:30pm, 26th January - Computational thinking through unplugged activities (suitable for all ages)

    1:30pm, 2nd February - Blast off – coding in Scratch (suitable for ages 9 – 11)

    1:30pm, 9th February – Safer Internet Day primary activities (suitable for all ages)

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  • Families under pressure

    Published 20/01/21

    The Maudsley Charity have introduced a new online resource for families to access when they feel they could do with some extra parenting support. The site is full of simple tips and tricks, formulated by researchers and NHS mental health experts, which are backed by science and proven to work with families.

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  • Attention Reception Classes!

    Published 14/01/21

    Please note that our Reception classes now have their own separate pages on this website, to make it easier for you to find the content for your class. Click on Classes\Reception as usual and then find your page on a link to the right hand side of that page. 

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  • Online Safety for your family

    Published 11/01/21

    As we continue to deliver learning content online, we are mindful of safety guidelines and how to keep children safe online. Please find below (and signposted on our Online Safety page) some links for home activities on the topic, differentiated by age, which you can explore as a family and keep the conversation going about online safety

    Thinkuknow activities 4 - 5 year olds

    Thinkuknow activities for 5 - 7 year olds

    Thinkuknow activities for 8 - 10 year olds

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  • Reminder of our Online Learning Links

    Published 06/01/21

    Keep logging on to Miss Jess' and Mr Griffin's daily videos on the school website (links below) together with the online learning page. These are in addition to the daily activities on J2e and Busy Things from your teachers.

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