It has been an excellent end to term this week with a wide range of events. We have enjoyed four singing concerts across the last week, with the culmination yesterday of Y3/4 singing beautifully about how spring had sprung and the days were getting warmer; ironically it was snowing at the time!
Amongst other events in the last week have been the Y4 Roman day, parents looking at children's books and KS2 cross-country.
I would like to thank all the staff for their hard work this term. As we enjoy more of the 'normal' primary school activities without restrictions, the more everyone's enjoyment and re-engagement increases in school life.
I hope you have an enjoyable Easter holiday, we look forward to the summer term.
A reminder that Tuesday 19th April is an INSET day. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Wednesday 20th April.
To update you on how we facilitate this; Mrs Teeling meets the school council every two weeks and I will initially go to every other meeting. I attended one this week and the children have given me a double page of questions to respond to. Fortunately some of their requests were already actioned - such as more library time and more computing (PSA providing 30 more Chromebooks).
Amongst the actions for me were more equipment outside, replacing goals and basketball posts and more whole school events.
Please see the termly letter attached from the Governors.
We have enjoyed children playing music in celebration assembly as the classes enter and leave assembly. So far this term the following instruments have been played: piano, recorder, flute, french horn and glockenspiel, which is a wide array of instruments and is a great experience for the players. KS2 children should inform Mrs Boa (5B teacher) if they wish to play.
Congratulations to Mrs Bakrania-Ashton who is pregnant. We anticipate her maternity leave starting in September 2022. Congratulations to her and her husband.
You will see from the separate attachment a range of events.
R, Y1 and Y2 will be having class assemblies whilst KS2 will perform year group.
Parents are welcome to contribute to the 'parents forum' event, via their class rep.
The format for the Y6 leavers events will be decided as soon as we can.
Please see the link below for an exciting 'Wallace and Gromit' invention competition.
Thank you for the positive feedback on the KS2 Cross-Country. It was a lovely community event that children of all abilities enjoyed. The school council is hard at work considering other events as they enjoyed it.
We look forward to a range of new sports opportunities for the children during the school day this includes cricket (with an ex professional coach), lacrosse and cricket. For the moment most of this will be focused on KS2 with expansion to KS1 coming in the future.
Well done to the netball team for their determination and resilience over the last two weeks. They have had minimal preparation time with their new coach, but have shown excellent team work and spirit.
On Wednesday 30th March, Year 5 and 6 children from Sheen Mount played Barnes Primary School in a netball match. After an incredibly tense start, we were only down a couple of points and there was still a chance of a comeback. Multiple times we nearly scored but in the end we did not enjoy the success that we had hoped for.
Even though we didn't win, our team has improved immensely. We have had to overcome some difficulties: our team has only played together four times and every time the players in the team have changed so we are getting used to playing together as a team. We have made tremendous progress since our last match against St Osmond's and narrowed the points gap between us and the opposition.
We enjoyed having the chance to work together as a team again and be out in the sunshine supported by parents and teachers.
By Lana and Layla 6AD
Year 4 tournament
We went in a grey minivan (which was luxurious) and went to Rocks Lane-Barnes. We started our first match against Barnes and played on astroturf. All our players played really well but special mention for James for his striking and everyone has their own strengths on the team. We won 2, drew 3 and lost 2 matches in the tournament, but had a great time.
by Fraser and Oscar.
Brentford Girls football community. Two opportunities below.
A reminder, I am more than happy to speak to parents at drop off and pick up, or you can contact me directly at:
PSA – newsletter contribution 1 April 2022
Where does the time go? Another term gone and another message of thanks from the Sheen Mount PSA. We’ve had a great slate of events and fundraising this term, so thank you to all who have donated generously their time, energy and money. We only have a few brief messages this week, but primarily wanted to say thank you and wish everyone a lovely break. See you after Easter!
Sheen Mount Easter Hunt
The bags of Easter eggs sold out this morning… thanks to Tamsin Bryant for organising and to all the Year 1 reps who pitched into help in with preparation and the selling of the eggs!
Good luck to all those hunting over the term break. Once you've found all the clues and completed the answers, we ask that you email the PSA firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th April with your child's name, class and answer sheet and the winners (one from each version of the Easter Hunt) wins a chocolatey prize.
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Year 1 have had lots of Easter and spring themed fun this week. They impressed us with their wonderful singing on Wednesday and enjoyed making the beautiful spring crowns they wore for their performance. We have also gone on Easter egg hunts, made Easter baskets and had fun completing some Easter th...
Year 2 have had a very exciting last week of term! We have seen our bean plants growing more and more everyday. We painted our clay pumpkins so now they look exactly like a piece of artwork by Yayoi Kasama. We also had a wonderful cultural day where everyone came dressed as their cultural back...
Year 3 have been working really hard on there travelling in gymnastics and were able to try out their skills on the apparatus this week! The children have also made some brilliant shadow puppet theatres while learning all about light and shadow in this term's science topic. We were even abl...
Year 4 had an amazing day on Wednesday when we spent the whole day pretending that we lived in a Roman town in Britain. In the photo you can see some of our soldiers marching and protecting the town from Celtic uprisings as we carried out our tasks. We had many jobs including making clay lamps and p...
On Thursday, Year 5’s science lessons enabled the children to show how well they can design, carry out and record an experiment independently of their teachers. Everyone knew the importance of looking back and thinking about all of their learning so far in Year 5 so that they could bring...
The children of Year 6 have worked incredibly hard throughout their gymnastics unit and this week they were able to combine all of their skills in their final springboard jump.
Across the unit, the children have learnt a range of jumps (including pike and straddle) and they also learnt how...