This week we have launched our celebration of Black History Month and have been exploring the theme of 'proud to be'. Each class has had a focus on a specific person and will also be learning about, and celebrating, many other inspirational people from different backgrounds and exploring the themes of respect, tolerance and diversity. Over the next few weeks, we will continue to explore the theme of being proud and consider what makes us proud of ourselves and our own backgrounds. The children will learn about different poets, scientists, writers, musicians, activists, artists and many other people that have enriched our society and culture. We will also share our learning with other classes and continue to look at how to further diversify our curriculum.
Here are Years 1, 2 and 3 thinking about and discussing the importance of diversity, in all its different forms, in their assembly this week.
Sheen Common Playground
It is lovely to see that the Sheen Common Playground has been opened. Our Year 2 helped make some paper chains for the grand opening which was a lovely day and what a wonderful addition to the community area. Here are our paper chains at the entrance to the playground.
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In my first newsletter of the term, I told you about Milo who was aiming to raise lots of money for Afghan Aid. Well, Milo took on his charity cliff hike challenge last weekend and what a challenge it was. Fierce winds turned into a full gale force storm with hail. However, he managed to keep going for 4 hours, covering well over two thirds of the journey and then had to be rescued by the cliff patrol due to the extreme weather conditions. Thankfully, he recovered with plenty of hot chocolate and a lot of sleep. He plans to complete the last 6k in Richmond Park. What a star you are, Milo and you smashed your target of £1000 to help the people of Afghanistan. We're all very proud of you.
First, a quick reminder of tonight’s Reception and Year 1 Welcome Party….... 7.30 -10.30pm in the school hall! We look forward to seeing the Year 1 parents who missed out last year as well as the new reception parents.
This week we wanted to send a huge thank you for all the fundraising that has been driven by the pupils across the different years!
Over the summer, we had a large number of classes collectively complete marathon bike rides, cycling 100s and 100s of miles and raising thousands of £s for Sheen Mount. Rabbits/Moles, Dormice/Otters, Squirrels/Hedgehogs, Doves/3C, 4MW/5D and 5B, all combined as classes to ride great distances… 3C rode 220 miles, 5B made it from Sheen Mount to Brussels and Moles made it to Paris.
Meanwhile, Poppy in 3MW did her own ride and raised £215 individually!
We have also recently had a yard sale held by Jaime, also in 3MW, which raised a further £90.
In total, these pupils have raised an impressive £2.5k for Sheen Mount! The PSA and the school appreciate everyone’s efforts on the fundraising side. Every event and amount raised makes a positive difference!! Thank you all and keep the ideas coming. If we have inadvertently left anyone out, our apologies. Please let us know and we will ensure a mention in future letters.
Looking to the coming weeks, a few reminders and notifications:
15 October – Xmas card art due back: your child’s artwork should now have arrived home, enabling you to choose beautifully designed cards, mugs, tags and/or wrapping paper. Additional detail has been sent by the class reps, but remember 15 October is the firm deadline for ordering and returning artwork.
5 November – Christ’s School Fireworks Night: Christ’s School Richmond will be holding its annual fireworks night on November 5th and the Sheen Mount PSA will receive 5% of any tickets sales when you select Sheen Mount under ‘Pupil’s Class’ on the order form. Early bird tickets now on sale at: http://www.pta-events.co.uk/christsschoolpsarichmond/#.YVXMa5rMJPZ
4 December – Sheen Mount Christmas Fair: more detail to come via class reps post half-term, but please pop the day in your diary! We very much look forward to a return to our magical Christmas fairs of old!!
11/12 December – A Magical Christmas – Kiddiewinks presents A Magical Christmas, an enchanting family show following Santa and his two elves. Huge thanks to Kathryn and Mads Hauge for the fantastic idea of holding a Christmas spectacular at Sheen Mount and for contributing a portion of the ticket sales to the PSA. It promises to be a lovely seasonal event for the entire family. More detail and tickets below and at: http://buytickets.at/kiddiewinks
If you have any general PSA-related questions or want to get involved, please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through the class reps.
So, have a lovely weekend everyone and I'll see you all next week.
In phonics this week we have covered the phonemes p,i,n,m and d the children have been doing a great job with this. We had our first indoor PE session which went very well, all of the children listened brilliant and took part in the activities. The children have been working on putting on...
In Year 2 we have been celebrating Black History Month. We have been the discussing the importance of treating all people equally and being proud of who we are. Our focus person is Marcus Rashford, and we are very proud to be exploring the life of such a talented, generous and considerate person. We...
This week the children were introduced to Amanda Gorman, as we are celebrating Black History Month. They were introduced to all the amazing experiences and work she has been a part of. Amanda Gorman is an American poet and activist, she was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laur...
This week, Year 5 kicked off our work on Black History Month and our thinking about how great it is to be different. We spent some time talking with our families to work out which parts of the world we were linked to. It might be a very direct connection in that we were born there or som...
This week, the children brought in fossils from home to help bring our science lessons to 'life'. We are learning about living things, evolution and inheritance and for this lesson focused on how fossils give scientists clues about organisms that lived in the past.