Good afternoon,

The first day of February brought real snow to Dulwich. Although it melted quickly, the children made the most of it. Other highlights of the week are: 

NEWS FROM PRE-PREP

Nursery visit to Polka Theatre: Today, in much excitement, the Nursery children set off by coach for the Polka Theatre to enjoy the storytelling experience of ‘In the Winter Wood’. Thank you so much to the parent and grandparent helpers who accompanied this visit; we certainly could not undertake these sorts of visits without you.

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

NEWS FROM PREP

3M Class Assembly: 3M delivered a very different and informative assembly about the workings of our brain. The children ably demonstrated the brain’s capacity to learn and grow through practice. The key message of their TED talk was to see failure as the first step towards success – everyone in 3M certainly has a growth mindset. Congratulations 3M and Mrs McCombie.

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

ON THE BALL

Under 11 Netball Tournament: Last Friday afternoon our Under 11 netball team travelled to St. Christopher’s school in Beckenham for a netball tournament.

The team: Alice, Bea, Coco K, Eloise, Eva P-A, Hennie, Jessica N, Maisy.

Our girls worked hard but unfortunately lost their first couple of matches. As the afternoon progressed, they improved all areas of their game getting some much better results in this high standard tournament. Well done to all involved for playing with such sportsmanship and great team work.

Under 9 Netball Tournament: On Monday afternoon it was the turn of our Under 9 netball team to play in a tournament at St. Christopher’s school.

The team: Amber T, Anya, Jacklyn, Millie, Morgan, Sienna, Tania, Thea.

Our girls played six excellent games of netball demonstrating skill, passion and determination.  They won three, drew one and lost two. This young team should be extremely proud of how they played throughout the afternoon. Well done to them all.

Cross Country event at JAGS: On a crisp winter afternoon, with the sun (mostly) shining, Rosemead girls from in Years 3-6 took part in the annual JAGS cross country race. The fields were slightly damp and muddy but spirits were high and enthusiasm was abundant, as a huge number of children from a variety of different schools gathered to contest a race for each year group. Year 3 girls won their race overall, whilst others were able to place in the top three schools in each age group. Overall, Rosemead was placed a respectable 3rd, but most importantly, everyone showed great tenacity and determination to produce their very best.

Year 3 team: Ada, Grace, Katriel, Lyra, Sorrel, Sylvie.
Year 4 team: Annika, Emilie, Jacklyn, Morgan, Tania, Yasmin.
Year 5 team: Florence, Hennie, Iris, Jasmine, Maisy, Molly, Poppy, Rose, Sophie J, Tayah Year 6 team: Eloise, Georgie, Hattie, Indigo, Jessica K, Jessica W, Scarlett. 

Under 10 Alleyn’s Football Tournament: On Thursday the boys in Year 5 played in the annual Alleyn’s tournament.

The team: Emry, Jack (goal keeper), James, Jewell, Jimi, Luke, Shay.

We played some of the best teams in the area winning two and losing two. Thank you to Mr Soutar for managing on the day.

MUSICAL NOTES

 Parents whose children have individual music lessons at school will have the opportunity to discuss their young musician’s progress next Thursday. Mrs Holmes and her team look forward to welcoming you then. You should have received an email to book your slot. A gentle reminder that individual music fees were due by January 25th. There are also some outstanding terms and conditions sheets. Please can you return those sheets by next week.

LOCAL COMMUNITY EVENTS

 Mozart Requiem Come & Sing: On Saturday 2nd March join the Dulwich Choral Society for an all-day ‘Come & Sing Mozart’s Requiem’. Registration is from 10:00 for a 10:30 start, with breaks for lunch and refreshments. Music will be available on the door. An informal concert with soloists will start at 16:30 and finish by 17:30. Tickets are £20 for non-choir members, £15 for choir and £10 for singers under 26. All are most welcome, both to participate in the Come & Sing and also to attend the concert. Location: St Barnabas Church, Calton Avenue.

FUTURE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 FoodBank Week: Monday 11th February – Friday 15th February. Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems. In our Food Bank week, collection boxes will be in the playground at Prep and in the entrance hall at Pre-Prep at the beginning of each day. This year, Brixton and Norwood Food Bank have asked for donations of the following: cereals (any size), UHT juices and longlife sponge puddings, as they get very few of these.

What a Knight!: Years 3-4 Production; Thursday 14th February 14.00-15.30 and 18.00-19.30

Class Assemblies:

Thursday 28th February – 3R
Thursday 7th March – 4G
Thursday 14th March – 4B
Wednesday 20th March – Nursery 

NEXT WEEK

Rosemead remains conscious of the need to keep our children safe when they are online; as such we will acknowledge Safer Internet Day this coming week. Engaging in open conversations with children about life online is vital for all ages.

Have a lovely weekend.

With my best wishes,
Lesley Kastoryano

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