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Spring Term 2018—Newsletter Ten

16th March 2018

Dear Parents,

On Monday and Wednesday morning, we held our final Music Assemblies of the term with a record number of performances. In the Upper School we were entertained by Alex (C6) (singing), Theo (violin), Thomas (C4) (guitar) and Edward (C4) (piano). In the Lower School, we had performances by Martim (guitar), Andrea (recorder), Kartik, Oscar, Valentina, Kamil (djembe drum) and Amelia, Merrill, Jean, Scarlett and Henry (piano). Class 3 enjoyed a fantastic day at the Royal Maritime Museum on Thursday. On Tuesday afternoon, Classes 5 and 6 performed their incredible production of Beauty and the Beast Junior, to their extremely proud parents (see below for more). What an amazing performance it was! Thank you to the Class 5 and 6 parents for all their support with learning lines and helping with props and costumes. Huge congratulations to all the children and teachers involved. On Thursday afternoon, Classes 4, 5 and 6 took part in their Charity Obstacle Course Event. I am delighted to attach the Class 4 Newsletter with this week’s Insider, which I am sure you will enjoy reading enormously. I look forward to welcoming you all to our Spring Service on Tuesday next week which I am sure will be the perfect finale to the Spring Term.

Up-Coming Diary Dates

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

  • Friday 16th and Monday 19th March: Church Service Rehearsals (am)
  • Tuesday 20th March: Spring Service (2pm St. Luke’s Church, SW3—see below for details) Dina Mallet in for the day
  • Wednesday 21st March: Ballet Watching Session
  • Thursday 22nd March: Final Morning of Term (see below for details)
  • Sunday 25th March: Start of British Summer Time—Clocks “spring” forward 1 hour!
  • Wednesday 18th April: Summer Term commences




Yassine’s mummy, Meryem, visited Reception Class on Wednesday 14th March. She read a French story L’âne Trotro, Zaza et les oeufs de Pâques to the children. She also taught them some vocabulary relating to the Easter topic and brought Easter baskets as presents. The children were so excited and very grateful. Merci Meryem!

Class 4 Hamlet Workshop by Chiara

On Monday 12th March, Class 4 went to the Chelsea Library for a Hamlet workshop. The person doing it was called Vicky; she was lovely! One of my favourite parts was doing a mini-play of Hamlet. We each got two lines to act out. My partner was Remy. It was amazing to see what Shakespeare is really like!

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Class 5 Biscuit Making in Design Technology

In DT, Class 5 had a great morning tasting a variety of biscuits. They designed their own recipe and made their biscuits, and of course ate them! 'They were absolutely delicious!' by Kathleen. 'I liked how we could make our own cookie and experiment with the chocolate chips!' by Aida.

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Class 5 and 6 Production

On the morning of Tuesday 13th March 2018, Class 5 and 6 performed Beauty and the Beast Junior to the whole school and to their parents.

“The backdrop for the play was actually very difficult to produce and complex but the Class 5 and 6 children did a great job and it looked amazing and very colourful, setting the scene for our play. Thank you to Nicki, our Art teacher, for guiding us and helping us.” By Inaki (Art Prefect).

Elisabeth (Music Prefect) and Sienna (Drama Prefect) collected quotes from children about the acting, singing and music. “I loved it!” by Scarlett. “My favourite song was Tale as Old as Time.” by Clivia. “My favourite song was, Belle,” by Luke. “It was very uplifting and made my heart pound!” by Chiara. “It was great and my favourite song was Gaston,” by Theo and Yiannis. “I liked the songs. I wanted to sing along!” by Millie. “It was the best thing I’ve ever seen!” by Oscar. “I liked how the music was surprising and fun!” by Rose.

Class 5 and 6 Production


Book Recommendation by Fleur (Class 4)

Book Recommendation

I would recommend Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson because it is interesting and it is very adventurous and fun. It tells you a lot about friendship and is a great mystery with a good ending.

A message from Dina Mallett our new Headmistress from 1st April 2018

I would like to say how much my family and I enjoyed the Spring Fair, it was a wonderful opportunity to spend time with pupils and parents. Thank you!

Spring Fair

FoCH would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to making the Spring Fair such a wonderfully happy event again this year. Thank you for your generosity on the day, your behind the scenes preparations or simply by coming along! It would not have been such a success without all of your involvement and we could not have done it without you! The children really did have a great afternoon. The raffle and silent auctions were very generously supported and enjoyed by all. Congratulations to all of the winners and here are a few examples of some of our winners.

  • Swimming Lesson Merill in Class 1 and Felipe in Class 3
  • Fireman for a Day and for the class Martim in Class 1
  • Face Painting Party Elizabeth in Reception
  • Pizza with the Class Eleonora and Valentina in Class 1
  • Headmaster for the Day Martim in Class 1
  • Lunch with your Favourite Teacher India in Class 3
  • Home Clothes for the whole class for the Day India in Class 3
  • Guitar Lesson Elizabeth in Reception
  • Reception painting in the style of Kandinsky Benjamin’s family
  • Class 1 painting in the style of Kandinsky Martim’s family
  • Class 2 painting in the style of Henri Rousseau Tommaso’s family
  • Class 3 painting in the style of Scully India’s family
  • Class 4 – Spring painting Thomas’s family
  • Class 5 painting in the style of Piet Mondrian Elizabeth’s family
  • Class 6 painting in the style of Pollock Fredrik’s family

Further details from funds raised for our charities will be shared with you next week. What a wonderful afternoon it was—thank you so much for your support and fabulous community spirit.

Cameron House School Annual Summer Drinks Party — Save the Date!

We are delighted to announce that our Annual Summer Drinks Party this year will be held on Thursday 21st June 2018. Please mark this date in your diary as it promises to be a lovely evening for staff, parents and Class 6 children to celebrate the end of our school year.

School Uniform for Next Term

At the start of next term, children may wear either Winter or Summer uniform (according to the weather). All the children should be wearing Summer uniform by Tuesday 8th May 2018. Only uniform bought at Peter Jones from the school list or from our second hand uniform stock should be worn. We would be grateful if you could check that all uniform, including socks and other belongings, as well as lunch boxes and water bottles, are clearly named. Thank you for your support.

Boy's Summer Uniform

  • Navy blazer with badge
  • White short sleeved cotton shirt
  • Navy cord Bermuda shorts
  • Class 6 boys may wear navy cord trousers
  • Navy knee length socks with red stripe
  • Cherry red Cardigan with blue stripe on wristband

Girl's Summer Uniform

  • Navy blazer with badge
  • Blue & White striped School Dress with piped collar
  • White plain ankle socks (not tights)
  • Cherry red Cardigan with blue stripe on wristband


As you will know, the Government takes a firm line on school attendance and asks parents to ensure family holidays are not taken during term time. This is reflected in our Parents’ Handbook where we state: “The school does not condone unauthorised absences and encourages children to attend school unless they are ill. Children should not be absent from school for extended holidays or parents’ commitments”. When planning and booking any family holidays, please ensure you check the term dates carefully so that children do not miss school during term times. Your support with this is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Summer Term Clubs

If you would like to sign up or make any changes to any Clubs for next term, please can you email or speak to Izzy in the School Office at your earliest convenience. The Summer Term Club Lists will be displayed next week on the Clubs Board for checking. Thank you for your support.

Athletics Club from Hugh Freeland, Head of Sport

We are delighted to inform you that we will be running an Athletics Club, which will replace Cross Country Running Club, for the Summer Term only. All the current Cross Country Running Club participants will transfer automatically to Athletics Club. There will be places for up to 20 children and it will run on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to put your child forward for this club, please inform Izzy in the office. It is available for children from Class 3 upwards and will take place on Tuesdays from 3pm–4pm. The coach will return the children to school at 4:30pm.

Rounders Club from Hugh Freeland, Head of Sport

We will be running a Rounders Club, which will replace Netball Club, for the Summer Term only. We hope that all current Netball Club participants will transfer automatically to Rounders Club. There will be places for up to 20 children and it will run on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to put your child forward for this club, please inform Izzy in the office. It is available for children from Class 3 upwards and will take place on Thursdays from 3pm–4pm. The coach will return the children to school at 4:30pm.

Animation Art Club from Nicki Whiteway, Specialist Art Teacher

Our current Wednesday Art Club after school is morphing into animation art. Join us to create super stop-frame animations. If interested, please sign up with Izzy in the office.

Spring Service

As you will be aware, we will be holding our Spring Service on Tuesday 20th March 2018 at St Luke’s Church, Sydney Street, SW3 at 2pm. We would be very grateful for your support with the following:

  • Please can children bring their snacks and lunches on that day in named, disposable bags
  • Please can children ensure they are in complete, smart school uniform
  • No School Bags will be necessary
  • Children playing instruments at the Spring Service will need to bring their instruments in on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th March
  • Children will go home with families after the Service unless specifically arranged with the school

We very much look forward to welcoming friends and parents to our service. Thank you for your support.

Final Week of Term

Please note, besides Ballet on Wednesday next week, there will be no Clubs or Sports lessons in the final week of term. On the last morning of the term (Thursday 22nd March) children may wear “home clothes” if they would like to. They do not need to bring in their school bags or lunch boxes on this day, just a disposable morning snack (although they might like to bring a small plastic or recyclable bag for any last minute bits and bobs!). Thank you.

End of Term Collection Times — Thursday 22nd March

Reception, Class 1 & 2: 12.15pm
Classes 3,4,5 & 6: 12.30pm

Learning Friends

Well done to Chloe in Reception for being awarded Storm the Husky for sportsmanship. She was super helping those with Thai Chi in Budokwai. Congratulations!

Well done to Kamil in Class 1 for being awarded Lexi the Fox for perseverance. He showed tenacity, trying to think of ideas when writing his “Ten Things Found in a Doctor’s Pocket” poem. Congratulations!

Well done to Giorgio in Class 2 for being awarded Gaze the Gorilla for critical thinking. He worked very hard on his History project and when his classmates asked him questions, he gave detailed answers, which showed his excellent knowledge of his subject. Congratulations!

Well done to Edward in Class 3 for being awarded Snowball the Penguin for ambition. He has worked very hard in Maths with complex problems. Congratulations!

Well done to Marcello in Class 6 for being awarded Sparky the Dragon for creativity. He embraced his role as Lumière in the production, showing great creativity and thespian flair. Congratulations!

Well done to Gideon in Class 6 for being awarded Curly the Lion for courage. He performed exceptionally in the production and showed great courage in his role as the Beast. 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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