Good afternoon, 

The school year is now in full swing with all co-curricular clubs beginning and the first educational visits and sports fixtures taking place. Highlights of the week are: 

NEWS FROM PRE-PREP

House Points: This week Blyton gained 5 house points, Forester gained 1 house point, Shackleton gained 2 house points and Shelton gained 3 house points. Congratulations Blyton.

NEWS FROM PREP

Myths and Legends Drama Workshop: On Tuesday Year 5 had a wonderful introduction to their topic on Ancient Greece. They took part in a drama workshop and found out lots of interesting facts while taking part in the different activities including drama and quizzes. The children found out about society and politics in Ancient Greece, their gods and everyday life. The children thoroughly enjoyed the event and very enthusiastically shared what they had discovered with each other after the workshop.

Year 4 visit to London Zoo: On Thursday Year 4 excitedly took their seats on the coach bound for London Zoo. Tigers, penguins, spiders, giraffes, pythons and many more amazing creatures enthralled children and adults alike throughout the day, as well as having an engaging session on animals and their habitats. The visit certainly enthused the year group with our topic ‘Our Changing World’, and we returned inspired for the coming weeks. Many thanks to Dr Thomas, Ms Foynes, Mrs Barker and Ms Sandal for their support during the day.

Collection of Children: Children not collected at the end of the day will automatically be taken to After School Care which is held in the Pre-Prep. They are unable to remain in the playground or any other part of the Prep building.

House Points: This week Blyton gained 3 house points, Forester gained 2 house points, Shackleton gained 5 house points and Shelton gained 1 house point. Congratulations Shackleton.

ON THE BALL

Under 11 Versatility Netball Tournament: Year 6 netballers were thrown straight into the deep end earlier this week with a Versatility Tournament at Streatham and Clapham High.

Rain delayed play and meant moving inside and they only managed to play three quick and fast games. The team showed excellent team spirit and their good defensive skills meant only conceded one goal in three games. Congratulation to all players; a brilliant experience as they head into a busy netball season.

The team: Anouskha, Florence, Hennie, Iris, Jasmine, Maggie, Maisy, Poppy, Rose M 

Year 3 Football v Blackheath: This was the first competitive match of the year. The skill level was excellent with some great tackling, fantastic runs and saves from our many changeable goalies. The goals were plentiful from both teams and the feeling at the end was jubilant. Thank you to Mr McCafferty, Mrs McCombie, Mrs Fitzsimmons and the parents who cheered so loudly.

The squad: Alanna, Alexandre, Amal, Banks, Bella, Cayden, Claudia, Diya, Elliot, Erion, Estella, Evie, Felix, Freyja, George, Giuseppe, Henry, Joey, Isla L, Ivy, Lexie, Liza, Maya, Oliver H, Oliver M, Parisa, Salvador, Seb, Thomas, Walter, Zara

Under 10 Versatility Netball Tournament: An incredible start to the netball season for the Year 5 netballers on Thursday as they went straight in to a pretty tough Versatility tournament at Streatham and Clapham High. The tournament got off to a winning start with 2 fantastic goals from Tania which gave the team a great boost. The whole team came together and played really well, considering they have had a few months off, with some beautiful dodges, good overall defending and finding space! Even though we won the majority of our games (4 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats) we ended up in 5th place (out of 8 teams) which is not a fair reflection on what was a great team performance. Well done to Vanessa for winning ‘most versatile player’ and to the whole team.

The team: Amber, Emily, Jackie, Millie, Morgan, Posy, Sienna, Tania, Vanessa

MUSICAL NOTES

All individual music lessons started this week and Mrs Holmes was delighted to see everyone back in their music lessons and the enthusiasm of new pupils starting a new instrument or voice lessons. Now is the time to create a regular practice routine at home in order to get the most out of these valuable lessons; there were a few rusty pianists this week!

Some spaces are available for those wishing to take woodwind lessons (saxophone, clarinet or flute) with immediate start. These lessons are eligible from Year 3 upwards. We also have spaces for brass (trumpet, trombone or horn) as well as a limited number of spaces for piano lessons. Please contact Mrs Holmes if your child is interested in learning one of these instruments.

TRAVEL UPDATE

Family Walk to School Kit: Visit Living Streets for lots of practical ideas for making the walk to school easier and more fun.

UNIFORM

A reminder that the Rosemead blazer is an essential part of the uniform from Reception and must be worn to school daily apart from days when the children come to school dressed for PE.

FUTURE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Harvest Festivals:

Nursery – Wednesday 16th October at 9.10am in the Pre-Prep.
Reception – Wednesday 16th October at 9.45am in the Pre-Prep.
Years 1-2 – Friday 18th October at 2.45pm in the Prep Hall.
Years 3-6 – Friday 18th October at 9am in the Prep Hall. 

NEXT WEEK

A gentle reminder for parents to report to the school offices when coming to see teachers so that you can be signed in.

As the Co-Curricular Programme has now begun, no changes can now be made for clubs or groups. If your child is trialing for a group you will kept up to date with the progress by the teachers in charge.

Enjoy the return of summer!

With my best wishes,

Lesley Kastoryano