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June 2018

Sleepover and Camping in the field

Well done to all of our brave year 3 and 4 children (and parents!) for a successful sleepover last Friday evening. We were blessed with wonderful weather and the children had an amazing evening. One of the boys said his favourite activity was making a sandwich as ‘my mum always does it for me.’ Thank you to Mrs Raj for all of her hard work in organising the event, and to the staff who volunteered in the evening and throughout the night to make sure the children had lots of fun and stayed safe. It was most definitely our most successful sleepover yet!

Heritage and Refugee Week

During our celebration of
Heritage Week, the pupils in Year 5 had the opportunity to participate in a workshop learning about the Roma culture. Thank you to our visitors Sue, Mihai and Andrea from the Roma Support Group charity, for sharing information about a different and interesting culture. Year 4 spent some time discussing World Refugee Day and writing poems to
empathise with the plight of refugees. Ibrahim in Doves class was given a Headteacher Award by Mr Henry for his wonderful acrostic poem:

HOMELESS, by Ibrahim (Doves, Y4)

Hiding in the shadows
Of the countries in war
Moving from place to place
Ending with a killing blow
Leaning over and dying
Endangered human beings
Seeing to a safe new place
So go the refugees


Coffee Morning July 13th

All parents are welcome to attend a coffee morning on Friday, 13th July in the KS1 Hall. It will be hosted by our Rights Respect champions who will be sharing a little about what they do to promote children’s rights.

Safeguarding Update

We had our first safeguarding visit from our new Safeguarding link governor last week. It was a very successful visit with positive feedback on our safeguarding procedures.

“The school was a joy to visit, with plenty of evidence of being a supportive, caring and joyous learning environment.”


Golf at Mayfield High School

Two teams of ten students from year 5 were taken to Mayfield High School to compete in a golf competition where they showed off their skills in a variety of golf based activities. Our B team finished in 1st place and will go on to represent the London Borough of Redbridge in the School Games Finals at Crystal Palace in July. This is a fantastic result for the team and our school. We are extremely proud of the children and look forward to seeing them compete at Crystal Palace.



Our PTA welcome you all on Saturday 30th June from 12—4pm for our Summer Fayre. Please enter through the KS1 gate.


Cricket at St Aubyn’s and Hainault

Redbridge Primary entered two cricket competitions recently, one for girls and one for boys. The girls travelled to St Aubyns School in Woodford where they played against other schools in the borough. They were really nervous to start with but their confidence grew throughout the day and they finished in bronze medal position. The next day it was the boys turn. Their competition was at Hainault Recreation Ground, again playing other schools. The competition was tough and the boys played really well as a team. Ayman made a fantastic captain and his organisation skills shone through. Finishing fourth in their group was a great achievement.

Netball at Redbridge Sports Centre

Two teams went to Redbridge Sports Centre to play in a High 5 (five a side) netball competition. For some of our girls this was their first ever netball match. Our A team finished 4th out of eleven teams which was a brilliant achievement. Our newly formed team finished in 8th  place. For a newly formed team they showed great potential for the future. Netball training will continue every Monday until the end of term. Information about training next year will be sent out in July. Well done everyone. Miss Cornwall and Miss Cooper are very proud of you all.

Superhero Day

Today, the school council held Superhero Day to raise money for charity. Thank you to of the staff and pupils who made a fantastic effort dressing up as original superheroes. Our staff superheroes included Rainbow Girl and Black Panther! We had a fantastic time


School Travel Plan

The school has been reviewing its travel policy recently and would like to remind parents and carers how we would like children to travel to school. At Redbridge Primary School we encourage pupils and parents to travel to school by cycling, scooting and walking (active travel) wherever possible. For pupils unable to travel to school actively, we encourage use of public transport, carshare or use our park and stride plan (which is on display outside the school).  Unfortunately we had to report a  dangerous parking incident to our local Police Community Support Officer on Monday.



School Council visit Parliament

On Friday 8th June, the School Council visited the Houses of Parliament. When we arrived, we were amazed to see how ancient and enormous the buildings were. Among other rooms, we visited the House of Lords and the House of Commons and saw the Queen's room where she gets dressed at the opening of Parliament. Hanging on the walls, there are many paintings and statues of previous Prime Ministers and the Royal Family. It was an incredible and  educational visit! 


Fun Run at Fairlop Waters

Congratulation to all of the children who completed the Summer Meet Fun Run at Fairlop Waters. The athletes had to complete a one mile run around Fairlop Lake. An outstanding performance by Nikita in year 6 for finishing in 1st place, an improvement on her 2nd place finish for the Spring Meet. All of the children crossed the finish line. We look forward to taking more children to the next Fun Run.


Olympic Park Hockey

A team of five boys and five girls were taken to the Olympic Park Hockey Centre to take part in a Quicksticks Hockey Tournament. This is the first time we have competed in a hockey competition. The team got to watch the England Women's Hockey Team who were gold medallists in the 2016 Olympics and Spain in a training session. They also had the amazing opportunity to meet the England players where they got to ask questions, play against and get autographs. The team did amazingly well in the competition. With their true sportsmanship, teamwork, determination and resilience they only lost one match out of the five matches they played. Well played everyone.

Healthy Eating Competition

A big well done to Ayushi  from Doves, and Shreya, from Cuckoos for winning the PSHE Healthy Eating Competition. They made fantastic and creative recipes that looked both healthy and delicious! Thank you to everyone who entered – there were so many wonderful entries and it was difficult to choose the winner!



Pupil Advocate Applications

Each Summer Term we carry out an application process for those pupils in Year 5 who are interested in becoming Y6 Advocates. Letters have been sent to all Year 5 pupils and applications are due later this month. We are so lucky to have a dedicated group of advocates this year and look forward to the next generation in 2018-19!

“Advocates (and non-advocates alike) really do stand out in the school –it gives them responsibility and they are polite and kind; an asset to the school and themselves”

Year 4 Parent
(April 2018 Workshop Feedback)


Phonics Screening

We had a routine monitoring visit from the Local Authority this week, to ensure that the Year 1 phonics screen tests were being administered correctly. Feedback was very positive with no recommendations. The LA praised our staff for managing those tests ‘caringly and professionally’ so that pupils were relaxed and could achieve their best. The children in Year 1 were wonderful. Thanks to all teaching and support staff involved and well done to the children for working so hard.


Staff Development

Quality staff professional development continues! Teachers and support staff had ’Attachment Awareness’ training from an LA expert last week and all support staff had 1:1 professional development meetings with our SENco. On Monday, our teachers worked in year groups to analyse data and identify particular groups of children needing extra attention over the next few weeks. Year 6 teachers spent a day moderating their children’s writing with a local primary school.  Individual staff members have attended a number of external training courses since half term. These include a “Maths Anxiety Summit” at University College London, Paediatric First Aid,  Behaviour and Mood Management, Mental Health, Travel Plan Writing.  We continue to share good practice, with Mrs Kambo and Mrs Marriott delivering training on English as an Additional Language provision to staff at another Redbridge primary school on Tuesday.  It has been a busy fortnight for us!



Bike Bingo

GET RIDING - Ride your bike to school next week and be entered into our Bike Bingo competition.

All bikes that are parked in our bike shelter during this week will be given a number and then entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a prize. Good luck everyone. For more information please speak to Miss Cornwall or Mr Khan.

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