Good afternoon,

CONGRATULATIONS

Huge congratulations to Thomas, 5B who has been cast for the principal voice role in a pilot children’s TV animation series called ‘Pepe’.

NEWS FROM PRE-PREP

Year 1 visit to Discover Story World: On Monday the children were immersed into a Story World where there was a space rocket, a cave with hidden gems, various codes to crack, a cloud ice cream stand and a ship. The children played and acted out their own stories which they then used as inspiration back in class on Wednesday.

Reception visit to Hobbledown Farm: On Friday Reception children, staff and parents set off in great excitement for Hobbledown Farm. They enjoyed meeting animals close up. They had great fun in the soft play area and rose to the challenges of the climbing frames and tunnels. The children behaved beautifully, and the weather was very kind. Thank you to all the parents who accompanied this visit.

EYFS Celebration of Success: On Thursday morning it was the turn of some of our youngest children to celebrate a successful and happy year. The Nursery and Reception children sang a selection of songs beautifully and then confidently received their prizes from Mr Lai. There was not a dry eye in the house!

KS1 Celebration of Success:  On Friday the children of Years 1 and 2 took to the stage at the Prep with a most wonderful set of songs including ‘Any old iron’, ‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’ and ‘H²O’. The sound they produced was incredible and the enjoyment on their faces was clear to see. The children received their prizes and awards from Mr Lai with maturity. Congratulations to each and every child for their hard work over this year. The Pre-prep choir concluded the celebration with a rendition of ‘The Body Song’.

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

 NEWS FROM PREP

 Reverend Lander visiting Year 6: Year 6 had a busy start to the week. On Monday morning Reverend Lander visited them from Alleyn’s School. As the start of Year 7 is fast approaching she chatted with Year 6, as they shared their thoughts, feelings and worries about this next stage of their academic life. A great emphasis was placed on the importance of being yourself and that, through being yourself, you will make good friends and so making the move to Year 7 a happier one. A warm thank you to the Rosemead prayer group who made the gift of a bible to each child possible

 Year 6 Making Money Grow Project: After school on Monday the children switched focus and became ‘entrepreneurs’ selling the merchandise they have been busily making over the last few weeks, from their business ideas generated whilst working on Making Money Grow project. The business fair held in the playground was a resounding success as parents, grandparents and even some aunts and uncles came and bought from a hugely creative and healthy range of snacks and other goodies. From the very enthusiastic sellers at each stall and the huge grins that never left their faces, it appears that Lord Alan Sugar had better watch out! The children are very much looking forward to selling the last of their wares to Years 3 and 4 after school on Monday. All profit made will be going to the charity Meet Me at The Albany.

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

ON THE BALL

 Under 11 Netball v Oakfield: Well done to our Year 5 netball squad for competing so well in their last game of the year against Oakfield. Our girls played three excellent matches against Oakfield’s Year 5 and 6 children, winning the first two matches, unfortunately losing the last game. This squad has worked so hard throughout the year and has made excellent progress in their netball. They are all really looking forward to starting the season again in Year 6. Thank you to our netball coach, Clare, for all her hard work in coaching the girls to such a high standard.

The team: Anoushka, Clover, Iris, Maisy, Molly, Poppy, Rose.

 Under 11 Kwik Cricket v The White House: This girls’ cricket match resulted in a thrilling draw, when on Tuesday the Year 6 girls played their last fixture for Rosemead, ever! We hosted a cricket match against The White House and when we lost the toss they sent us in to bat. A thrilling match ensued with Inaaya, Noor-Bano and Coco getting 6s and a couple of others getting 4s. We posted a total of 122 for 5 wickets. White House came in to bat – Elspeth, Hattie, Jenny and Noor-Bano all got wickets. The last over was excruciatingly exciting with The White House needing 2 off the last 2 balls. Their player hit a 6 off the penultimate ball. Innaya bowled the last ball and got a wicket which remarkably meant that we drew with them, due to the minus 5 rule of pairs cricket! A fantastic way to finish off another truly stellar year in sport for Rosemead.

The team: Bea, Coco I, Elspeth, Evie L, Hattie, Innaya (captain), Jenny, Jessica K, Mia Noor-Bano (vice-captain).

MUSICAL NOTES

 Orchestra Tea: Congratulations to the musicians who played this afternoon. It was a lovely informal concert. Thank you to Mrs Holmes and the team of visiting musicians for helping the children play together so well.

TRAVEL UPDATE

 Anti-idling Day: On Thursday Sabrina Chiaretti, the Sustainability Officer in the Environment Division at Lambeth, joined us for the morning. She handed out leaflets to parents at the Prep and then played games with the Year 2 children at the Pre-prep. Hopefully the children will reiterate the messages to parents and friends in order that we cut down on the number of cars sitting by the roadside with their engines running.

 CO-CURRICULAR

 Information about the co-curricular programme for Autumn 2019 will be available to view via the parent intranet from mid-August. By Friday 23rd August I will send out the email containing the link to the co-curricular booking form; this will also be viewable on the parent intranet. Please note that the link will open on Wednesday 28th August and close on Tuesday 3rd September. All activities begin on Monday 9th September.

 LOCAL COMMUNITY EVENTS

 Sunset Soiree in Dulwich Village in aid of Linkage Southwark: Enjoy an evening of drinks, delicious canapés by Suzanne James, and live music from the Charles Cary-Elwes Trio this Sunday, 6.30-8.30pm at North House, 93 Dulwich Village. Tickets £25, including a welcome drink, available from www.linkagesouthwark.org

 Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge and Events in Libraries July 2019: Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, this year’s Library Summer Reading Challenge is Space Chase. Children between 4 and 11 years old can join the challenge and take part in lots of free events and activities run by Lambeth Libraries throughout the summer. For more information visit: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKLAMBETH/bulletins/24d796e

NEXT WEEK

 This coming week Year 6, supported by Year 5, have their summer show on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

The Pre-Prep finish on Friday, the final day for Prep is after their Celebration of Success event on Saturday at Dulwich College. White gloves for the girls are on sale from the school office.

I am so pleased that the weather is set to be glorious for the RSA camping this weekend; camping or not, it certainly looks like set for perfect barbeque conditions.

 With my best wishes,

Lesley Kastoryano

Open Days

We run Open Days and Show-round Dates throughout the academic year. These are a wonderful chance to see the ‘inner workings’ of our school.

Our next Open Morning is

Saturday 12th October
10:00am – 12:30pm

View our Open Days page for more information.