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The term has ended on a wonderfully high note! Not only are we seeing the early signs of summer, but we also had an enjoyable assembly presented by Year 5 Owls’.
It was action-packed and gave us the key message of ‘The importance of Keeping Fit’.
“Thank you, Year 5s and your teaching staff, for a fantastic display of work. The frog added a touch of class to the event!”
On Wednesday, our Year 6 classes became tourists again and enjoyed a trip into London where they watched the musical, Wicked and wondered along the grounds of Buckingham Palace. I would like to particularly thank the staff for leading the group safely through London and to our children for being fine ambassadors for our school.
With the half-term break merely hours away, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all an enjoyable time away from school. Children, do remember to be safe and enjoy exploring the outdoors more in this glorious weather!
We look forward to welcoming you back to school on Monday 5th June 2017.
We value attendance highly at Whitehall Junior School. We record the attendance and punctuality of each class on a daily basis. Our school’s target for this academic year is to raise the level of attendance so that it is above 96% by July 2017 and reduce lateness.
The class with the best attendance this week is:
Year 3 Bees 95.6%
Year 3 Ladybirds 95.7%
Year 3 Dragonflies 96.4%
Year 3 Caterpillars 94.1%
Year 4 Bears 99%
Year 4 Lions 99.3%
Year 4 Tigers 99.6%
Year 4 Elephants 95.3%
Year 5 Penguins 98%
Year 5 Eagles 94.3%
Year 5 Owls 96%
Year 6 Dolphins 96.3%
Year 6 Sharks 98.3%
Year 6 Whales 94.3%
Well done, Class 4T, on having achieved the best attendance rate this week! Let us all strive to have 100% attendance.
Two young people in our school community have done us proud in their out-of-school sporting commitments this week.
Congratulations Jake: This Year 5 pupil, together with his football team, participated in the Great Yarmouth Football Tournament held recently and won. He even had the priviledge of posing with Paul Merson.
“What an achievement, Jake!”
Congratulations Dieurmerci: This Year 6 pupil has been an excellent sporting ambassador for all of our pupils this week. He bravely participated in the Stockley Park 10km race last weekend and came 2nd overall in the boys event. “This is a remarkable, Dieurmerci!”
Count on Us Maths Challenge!
We are proud to announce that four of our Mathematicians have made it through to the final round of the ‘Count on Us, Maths Challenge’ being held at the City Hall in June. They recently competed against 20 other schools from around London and earned themselves this wonderful right to represent all Mathematicians at the inter-school event. We wish them well!
Sun cream, sun hats and water bottles
As the weather is finally getting warmer, you may want to apply sun cream to your child as a precaution. If you wish to apply it, please do this at home in the morning as this will last the day. Creams must not be brought into school.
Please ensure that your child brings a named water bottle to school every day as they will need to quick hydrated throughout this hot period. They will be able to fill these up at the water fountains during the day.
We also advise that children perhaps bring in a sunhat to be worn when out on the playground. It would be desirable if it could be a plain sun hat/peak cap.
French word of the week:
‘J’ai soif.’ (shay swaff)Means: ‘I’m thirsty.’
Can you translate this?
Il fait chaud, j’ai soif!
If you are feeling like this, remember to bring an extra drink of water into school to keep you hydrated!
Summer Fair: Parent donations
Our PFA is in the process of organising our Summer Fair to be held on Friday 30th June 2017. Please pencil this date into your diary.
Power Thought of the Week
Year 5 and 6 have been learning about the power of perspective. They have learned that they always have a choice when it comes to developing their happiness. They were also introduced to tools to help them shift their perspective.
It has come to my attention that the fidget spinners are being taken out of people’s bags without consent, resulting in many playground arguments. We have therefore taken the decision to ban all fidget spinners from school. These are to be kept at home for safe-keeping.
School Term Dates 2017 – 2018
Summer Term 1
Tuesday 18thApril 2017 –
Friday 26th May 2017
Summer Term 2
Monday 5thJune 2017 –
Friday 21st July 2017 (2pm finish)
We would also like to take this opportunity to wish all of our families observing the Holy month of Ramadan, a successful 40 days of fasting.