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January 2017

Holocaust Memorial Event

This month, some year 6 children represented the school at the Holocaust Memorial Service. Harshil and Shaniya did a fantastic job of speaking to the crowd; they read an account of a Holocaust Survivor. “This  was a very educational experience because we learned about different types of people that had survived this tragedy or had relatives who were involved.”

Chinese New Year Special Celebrations

On Monday 30th January , we all  had fun celebrating Chinese New Year - the Year of the Rooster. A big thank you to Mrs Lam and Mrs Tai for the wonderful assemblies - informing us about Chinese culture. Thank you also to Aidan, Iris Janice and Victor for sharing a traditional lion dance. It was fantastic!

Here are the winners and runner ups for our Chinese New Year competition.
Thank you to everyone who participated. We had over 65 entries!!

Digital Leaders visit BETT!

On Friday 27th January, 13 Digital Leaders from Y4 and Y5 visited the BETT show at the Excel Centre. They spent time visiting the exhibits, testing the latest technology and making notes about what might be useful for future learning in school. They were excellent ambassadors for our school and are already talking about next year’s visit!

Indoor Athletics at Beal

Miss Cornwall and Mr Miah took twelve students from year 5 and 6 to Beal High School to represent Redbridge Primary in an Athletics event. They competed in a variety of events including long jump, javelin, triple jump and relays. The children had a great time and were extremely competitive. They also showed brilliant team spirit and encouraged each other to perform their best at every event. The competition was tough but great fun.

Well done everyone for finishing in 6th place.

NSPCC Fundraiser

This month, Miss Cornwall organised a fitness day to raise money with Mrs Cordes for our School Council's chosen charity, NSPCC. All children across KS1 and KS2 took part in various exercises. If you would like to make a donation to the NSPCC there is still time to send your donation in via the school office or class teacher. Thank you everyone for your support.

 

Grand Opening of the Buxton Wing

On Thursday 19th January, lots of important people, including the Mayor of Redbridge, Gurdial Bhamra and our local MP, Wes Streeting, came to school for the grand opening of the new building. Best of all, our new ‘Buxton Wing’ was officially opened by our very own Mrs Buxton with Pupil Advocates and School Council on hand to represent all classes.

One of the highlights was a performance by our choir and a speech by two of our Year 6 Advocates, Safiyah and Pirathees. They did a fantastic job. Thank you to all children and staff for working so hard to make it an event to remember.

Air Pollution Alert

This month we have seen record levels of air pollution in London, and a 'high alert' status given by the Mayor of London. Click here to see the precautions we took on the day of high alert, January 24th.

Year 4 children have written letters to Mayor Sadiq Khan, expressing their concerns about the levels of air pollution that children living in London have to endure. Please click here to see one example, written beautifully by Shuzana in Swans Class.

Nursery Cycling

We have been very excited to see some of the Nursery children learning to ride a bike. They are all becoming very confident cyclists and had lots of fun out on the playground learning. Well done everyone.

Y3 Trip to a Hindu Temple

Children went to the Mandir in Manor Park this week and enjoyed learning more facts about how and why Hindus worship at the Mandir. There was lots to see and they gained more understanding of Hindu ways of worship.  The children wrote about their experiences when they returned.

 

Road Safety

Once again, we have been receiving complaints from parents about parking and general road safety on College Gardens. Please note that whilst we cannot be responsible for road safety outside the school grounds, the safety of our pupils is paramount. This has resulted in the reporting of car license plates to our local Police Community Support Officer when an incident involving one of our pupils is witnessed by a member of staff.

The matter has also been raised with our local MP, Wes Streeting, who has been liaising with the Local Authority. Redbridge Primary School has requested that traffic surveys are carried out as a matter of urgency, in order to assess how best to resolve the problem.

We ask parents to remain vigilant, and discourage other who see fit to drop their children off outside the school gates on the zig-zag lines where parking for any length of time is not permitted. Thank you for your co-operation.

Boccia Competition

On Wednesday 18th January, five children from KS2 represented our school in a Boccia competition. They had a great time competing against nine other schools. They got through to the semi-finals and came 4th in the competition...well done!

Curriculum Meetings

A big thank you to all the parents who have attended the curriculum meetings over the past couple of weeks. All topic curriculum guides for parents are on the school website.

Chinese New Year Competition

As it is soon Chinese New Year, the children have been invited to enter a competition to create their very own Chinese lantern. We can’t wait to see the entries!

 

Choir Performance at Fullwood Primary

Our choir took part in a filming session at Fullwood Primary school this month, as part of the Winter Arts Festival. Twenty members of the choir sang their hearts out to four cameras in order to record their entry to the Festival competition. It was a wonderful performance, full of enthusiasm and passion. The video will be available on the blog very soon.

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Winter Arts Festival

Children in Key Stage 2 are busy preparing for the Winter Arts Festival at Cranbrook Primary School in February. Eight Redbridge schools will be participating. Our choir will be travelling to Fullwood Primary School next week to record their performances for the festival, the Sculpture club are busy preparing their pieces and dancers are rehearsing their dance performance for the Festival. It will be a wonderful afternoon!