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Spring Term 2018—Newsletter Eight

2nd March 2018

Dear Parents,

The Spring Term is flying by with so many exciting learning opportunities and events for all to enjoy. Between the chicks and the snow, the excitement levels at school have made for an interesting week! This morning we were treated to a brilliant assembly by Class 1 all about spring and celebrating the chicks. Congratulations to Suzanne, Dianne and Class 1 on a superb, confident performance. I am delighted to attach the Class 3 Newsletter with this week’s Insider where you can enjoy reading about their many wonderful learning opportunities and experiences!

Up-Coming Diary Dates

Please find here a gentle reminder of some up-coming important dates for your information:

  • Tuesday 6th March:
    Class 5/6 Play Rehearsal (separate email for details)
    Class 3 Charity Obstacle course (separate letter for details)
    Class 5/6 Netball vs Parsons Green (see separate email for details)
    Class 6 Touch Rugby vs Parsons Green (see separate email for details)
  • Wednesday 7th–Friday 10th March:
    Class 3–Class 5 PGL tour (see separate letters for details)
  • Thursday 8th March:
    Reception Class Assembly (Reception parents are welcome, starts at 8.50am)
  • Saturday 10th March:
    Spring Fair, Chelsea Academy, 2–5pm
  • Monday 12th March:
    Class 3 visit to the National Maritime Museum (see separate letter for details)
    Class 4 theatre visit to Chelsea Library (see separate letter for details)

Charity

Lower School Charity Obstacle Course by Sian Barraclough (Charity coordinator)

On Tuesday afternoon, Lower School took part in their charity obstacle race. Despite the snowy weather, the children thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and showed great courage and perseverance. A big well done to them all! “I need to train really hard for the octopus course!” by William (Reception) and “I really liked the obstacle race; I would like to do it again!” by Giovanni (Reception)

Lower School Charity Obstacle Course Lower School Charity Obstacle Course Lower School Charity Obstacle Course Lower School Charity Obstacle Course Lower School Charity Obstacle Course

Now that the event is over, I would ask you to help your child collect their sponsorship money and return it to School with the sponsorship form, by Friday 9th March 2018. The money raised should be in a sealed envelope with your child’s name on the front. Thank you very much for your help.

Upper School Charity Obstacle Course Event

Due to the inclement weather, the charity obstacle course event has been postponed. Class 3 will take part in their charity event on Tuesday 6th March during normal sports lesson and Class 4–Class 6 will take part in their charity event on Thursday 15th March during their normal sports lesson.


Enjoying the snow

Enjoying the snow Enjoying the snow Enjoying the snow Enjoying the snow Enjoying the snow

Achievements

Reception Learning about France

Reception have been learning about France. They enjoyed learning about the different foods they ate yesterday. The children wrote instructions on how to make a “fromage et jambon” baguette. On Thursday, they had a great time making them.

Reception Learning about France Reception Learning about France Reception Learning about France Reception Learning about France Reception Learning about France Reception Learning about France

Class 5 Visit to The Globe (Written by Class 5)

On 23rd February, Class 5 went to visit the Globe Theatre. We went inside the theatre! It is an outdoor theatre with no roof so if you were watching a show and it was raining, the actors would get wet and very cold! Plays from Shakespeare’s time are performed on the stage. We were able to see some of the actors practising! Afterwards, Connor, our guide, took us to a small but warm room and we did a warm up. Then we did some expressive acting from Macbeth. It was great fun. It was a fantastic trip!

Class 5 Visit to The Globe Class 5 Visit to The Globe Class 5 Visit to The Globe

Class 6 Visit to The Royal Courts of Justice

Class 6 Visit to The Royal Courts of Justice Class 6 Visit to The Royal Courts of Justice

“On 26th February the children in Class 6 visited the Royal Courts of Justice in London to learn about the law and to carry out a mock trial in a real court with the help of specialists including a real barrister, Alex’s dad!” by Inaki. “On Monday, Class 6 had a visit to the Royal Courts of Justice. We took part in a mock trial and learned how cases and the courts work. This year, our case was about cyberbullying which was an interesting topic,” by Sienna. “The part I enjoyed most was when the barristers, clerk usher and judge had to put on their wigs and robes! We did a mock trial to experience a real life-like situation in a court and learn about the importance of laws and rules. We also learned that some cases can last for two to three years!” by Elena.

Class 4 Visit to Westminster Abbey

Class 4 Visit to Westminster Abbey

On Monday 19th February, ten eggs arrived at Cameron house. Over the next two days, the eggs moved but the chicks did not hatch. On Wednesday 21st February at 5.05pm chick number five hatched. That night was incredible. Seven more chicks hatched. The next morning the chicks that had hatched were transferred to the brooder box. The last chick hatched on Thursday 22nd February at 12:30pm. All the chicks have now been transferred to the brooder box. The chicks are being kept in Class 1 and they are all fit and healthy. We are enjoying visiting them with our “Chick passes!”

Chick Update

Chick Update Chick Update

Class 1 has had an “egg-citing” time recently with the chicks. After they began to hatch during Parents’ Evening last week and were all moved to the brooder box by Friday, they have had an “eggs-traordinary” time being visited by so many keen Cameronians over the past week. Class 6 has helped to take care of them, cleaning out their brooder box each day and all the children have been egg-static visiting them with their chick passes. The company that provided them and the kit, Living Eggs, will collect them on Friday morning to rehome them on various farms. They have grown so much since last Thursday and they will be sorely missed!


Notices

Parents to meet the Governors

Parents are invited to Beaufort House on Wednesday 7th March 8.30-9.30am to meet the Governors if they so wish. It will be a very informal occasion to mingle, have a cup of coffee/tea and a pastry.

Spring Fair (written by Becky Egea)

The Spring Fair is fast approaching! It will be held on Saturday 10th March, from 2–5pm at Chelsea Academy, Lots Road, Chelsea, SW10 0AB. We are sure to have a fantastic afternoon of games, entertainment and activities. There will be wonderful raffle prizes to be won. Virtual tickets can be purchased from your class reps. All tickets need to be paid before the day of the fair. Tickets cost £15 per person. Thank you for your kind donations towards the fair and for your continued support. Any raffle items can be dropped off at the office. Thank you!

❄❄❄ ATTENTION ❄❄❄

It is freezing out, which means SWEP (severe weather emergency protocol) has been activated. This means Local Authorities have a duty to offer emergency shelter to anyone rough sleeping. If you see anyone bedding down please please contact Streetlink. You may be saving their lives. (Streetlink has an app, a website or alternatively call 0300 500 0914).


Clubs

Cricket Club 2018 Note from Hugh Freeland (Head of Sport)

Cricket Club will take place on a Friday afternoon in Battersea Park from 3pm–4pm (during the Summer Term only) and it will be run by myself and a colleague. We would require a minimum of 11 children to be able to run this club and it would be open to Upper School children only (both boys and girls); places will be on a first come, first served basis. The club will be an introduction to cricket; it would take place using the cricket nets and all the necessary equipment required will be provided. The coach will collect the children from school at 2:45pm, transport them to Battersea Park and return them to school afterwards, arriving back at 4:15pm. If you are interested, please speak to me in person or via email at hugh@cameronhouseschool.org or contact Izzy in the school office.

Ballet Watching Sessions

On Wednesday 21st March, parents are invited to watch their children during their normal club session time.

Karate Grading and Watching Sessions

On Tuesday 13th March, we will be holding the Karate Group 1, 2 and 3 gradings; parents are most welcome to join and watch during normal club session times.

Drama Club—End of Term Watching Session for Parents

Parents are warmly invited to come along to the School Hall on Wednesday 15th March to watch a short presentation at the end of their child’s Drama Club session. Watching Session time will be at 4pm.

Little Singers—End of Term Watching Session for Parents

Parents are warmly invited to come along to the School Hall on Wednesday 14th March to watch a short presentation at the start of the club session. Children come in as normal at 8am and parents from 8:15–8:30.

Fencing—End of Term Watching Session for Parents

Parents are warmly invited to come along to the School Hall on Friday 16th March to watch a short presentation at the start of the club session. Watching Session time will be 3pm (Group 1) and 3.50pm (Group 2).

Final Club Dates for Spring Term 2017 Clubs will resume the week commencing 23rd April 2018.

  • Friday 9th March — Mad Science
  • Monday 12th March — Orchestra, Football, Art
  • Tuesday 13th March — Choral Group, Karate, Touch Typing, Maths Investigations, Cross Country
  • Wednesday 14th March — Little Singers, French, Art, Garage Band
  • Thursday 15th March — Drama, Chess, Netball, Tennis, Computer, Robotics
  • Friday 16th March — Pins and Needles, Gymnastics, Fencing
  • Wednesday 21st March — Ballet, Street dance and Early Birds (morning)

There will be NO MAD SCIENCE on FRIDAY 16TH March 2018


Staff News

Madeleine Balcar, our Learning Support teacher, will begin her maternity leave next week. We wish her and Mark the very best in this new chapter in their lives!

Learning Friends

Well done to Zack in Reception for being awarded Snowball the Penguin for ambition. He is working so hard, always giving his best. Congratulations!

Well done to Alice in Class 2 for being awarded Gaze the Gorilla for critical thinking. She approaches every task with a very positive attitude and engages in her learning at all times. Congratulations!

Well done to Yiannis in Class 4 for being awarded Marty the Meerkat for curiosity. At Westminster Abbey, he showed super curiosity asking intuitive questions. Congratulations!

Well done to Thomas in Class 4 for being awarded Snowball the Penguin for ambition. He always takes on new ideas and approaches his learning with enthusiasm and interest. Congratulations!

Well done to Aida in Class 5 for being awarded Lexi the Fox for perseverance. She is working consistently hard and is always ready for a challenge. Congratulations!

Well done to Elizabeth in Class 5 for being awarded Curly the Lion for courage. She is more confident when answering questions in maths, especially fractions. Very brave, well done. Congratulations!

Well done to Idris in Class 5 for being awarded Lexi the Fox for perseverance. He has been reading Oliver Twist and he has successfully completed it. Congratulations!

Please do return your learning friend to school on Tuesday morning.

Mary-Anne — Acting Headmistress

Mary-Anne Malloy
Acting Headmistress

Suzanne — Deputy Headmistress

Suzanne Haigh
Deputy Headmistress


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