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October 2017

Happy Diwali!

We have been celebrating Diwali across the school this week, with a very special assembly for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1. We hope you all had a lovely day of celebration.


TFL Stars Silver Accreditation

It was confirmed this month that we have achieved SILVER level accreditation as part of the Transport for London STARS (Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe) accreditation scheme.  Congratulations to our school community and especially Miss Drury and Miss Cornwall on achieving this. The Smarter Travel Team recognise the hard work that Redbridge Primary School has put in to encourage everyone to travel in a more active way.


17 Silver Star kitemark(1)

BHM Competition Deadline extended

Our Black History Week Competition deadline has been extended!

Children are invited to choose an influential person that they have learnt about during Black History Week, or someone who has inspired them. They should include who they are, what they are influential for and why they have chosen that person. This can be presented in the form of a poster or booklet. Prizes will be
Entries to be
submitted by
Wednesday November 1st.


Advocate News

Our Year 6 Pupil Advocates from Merlins class did a fantastic job of showing three international students from the Institute of Education around the school on Wednesday. The students, from Kazakhstan and Mexico, were very impressed with their knowledge and enthusiasm. Well done advocates!


Advocate Tour(1)

Black History Month Sports Workshop

25 children from Year 5 attended a special workshop at Wembley Learning Zone this week,  designed to give a wider understanding of Black History month and the role sports and entertainment have played in the equalities agenda. They discussed what the FA are doing to tackle racism, how civil rights and society have changed since Black History Month began and also had a tour of Wembley stadium. 

Hiba, Hamna and Midhunavee (Ospreys) have described their learning:

“We learned what racism, discrimination of ethnic groups and how to handle situations by ignoring, reporting and challenging. Sometimes we ignore to keep safe, but we then must report it at the right time. The number one rule for children is to keep safe.”


Black History / Arts Week

At school this week, we have been studying a range of influential people as part of Black History .Year 1—Year 1 will be studying the book Henry’s Freedom Box next week and discussing the events in the story. Year 2 –Year 2 have been learning about Rosa Parks and will be looking at the book The Spider Weaver in History.  Year 3- Children have been learning about Bessie Coleman  and  have read the story Nobody Owns The Sky. They are now writing poems about flying.

Year 4 –Children have studied Ottobah Cugoano and engaged with role play and writing about slavery. Year 5—Year 5 are currently looking at the book The Village That Vanished.  Year 6 are studying autobiographies of famous protest musicians.

Although Black History week is over, we will continue with the theme over the course of the month and long throughout the rest of the academic year!


Redbridge in Bloom Competition

Every year, Redbridge council runs an amateur gardening  competition called Redbridge in Bloom. We are delighted to announce that Redbridge Primary School achieved joint third place for the best gardening school project. Eima and Pia accepted the award on behalf of the school at a special awards ceremony at Valentines Mansions.  Many thanks to Hilary and our gardeners for their hard work and dedication to the school garden! 


England vs Slovenia Football Game

We were lucky to have received so many quality entries to the competition last week. Thank you to our parents for supporting the children with their work! All of those who entered managed to secure tickets to the event, along with their families. Some of our staff also enjoyed an evening of football at Wembley! Winning entries will be on display in the KS1 entrance from next week. Above is Basim’s wonderful poem and poster, one of our top entries!


Learn to ride yr 4

Year 4 Learn to Ride!

Our non-riding year 4 students had lessons in how to ride a bike. They started off a little nervous. Showing great determination all of the children completed the course being able to ride a bike. Well done Year 4!


Digital Leaders Update

The digital leaders have been busy experimenting with a range of resources for ICT such as crumble, the iPads , cameras and computers in the ICT room. We have also discussed the importance of online safety and made the following posters on Microsoft Word.


Cycle to School Challenge

From the 2nd October-  13th October, we are running the Cycle to School Challenge. If you haven’t already participated, come and join the fun! Ride your bike to school every day

School Meals Payment

Redbridge Primary School has adopted a ‘no debt’ policy regarding payment for school meals. Parents pay for meals in advance using cash or a cheque in a named envelope or by using the online system. Please ensure that any debts are cleared as soon as possible.

Year 5 Level 1 Cycling

Our Year 5 students took part in a Level 1 cycling course. Over the two days the children were taught a variety of skills including manoeuvring around obstacles, signalling left and right and riding in a group situation safely.

They had a great time with the qualified instructors and are now able to ride their bike safely when out riding in the surrounding area. Well done Year 5.

Reception Children First Full Week!

This week has been very exciting for all of the reception children, as they transition into full days at school. We are really pleased and proud of how well our lovely children are settling  in. They have been extremely busy learning about how to make friends, what it is like to start school and are really enjoying the new equipment outside! They have also started music lessons with Mr Amaya.

Well done to all the children and staff for having such a smooth transition.

Kingswood Residential

"Kingswood was one of the best experiences of my life. Mr Khan, Mr Cordes, Mr Miah, Mrs Cornwall and Miss Francis did a very good job looking after us. The activities were very fun. It included things like zip wiring, laser tag, caving and lots more. We even shared bedrooms and slept in bunk beds. The food was excellent!”
By Alisha Ospreys


Kingswood was the best trip I have ever had in my life! The food was amazing did you know we drank hot chocolate every night? We slept in bunk beds in rooms of 2, 6 and 10. My favourite activity was laser tag. We did a shout out before each activity for example for bouldering we shouted out “We like to boulder” We also had movie nights. It was incredible!

By Talhah Ospreys


Netball Tournament Finals

On Wednesday 11th October the new netball team went to a Hi-5 tournament at Caterham high School. We played several different schools, such as Gearies and Coppice Primary School. We drew with Gearies and played them to see who won the final. It was 1-2 in the final against Aldersbrook, and sadly we lost but we were happy to come second. This was a great experience and I know I played my best. I know how I can play better in the future. I was overjoyed when we came to the finals since it is a new term!   


By Nabiha, Eagles Class


Rights Respect Steering Group Update

Rights respect steering group

The steering group meeting held last week. This consists of various members of staff and children. The group met to discuss the termly plans to steer right respect across the school and local community. Children were very keen to begin global and local outreach. One of which would include leading assemblies in local schools, cleaning up around the school; whole school homework geared towards collating campaign ideas.

Our Rights Respect club is in full swing and in the last session champions went round classes with Mr Rahman to take pictures of Class charters.


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