Dear Parents and Carers       13/05/2021

Eid Mubarak to all our Muslim families - enjoy your celebrations.

David Mason, poet and author has been in school working with children this week. He has inspired them by reading his poetry, singing songs and through his drama and creative writing workshops. This in turn has generated writing of a high quality, demonstrating how much the children enjoyed their time with him.

We are very excited that our postponed year 6 residential is able to take place next week. The children will be going to Barton Hall in Devon - we hope they have a wonderful time.

Being part of School Streets means that we are entitled to a visit from Dr Bike. A trained mechanic will be coming to school on the morning of Thursday 27th May to service the bikes of those who use them to cycle to school. More details will follow.

Could I remind you not to inconvenience residents on Carrington Road as we have recently had some complaints from neighbours about parking across drives and children playing and running in the road when they have been trying to enter or exit in their cars. Many thanks for your support with this.

Thank you so much for those of you who have completed the parent survey. If you have not yet done so, it would be most helpful if you could.

School shoes: Please could you ensure that your child is wearing shoes and not trainers to school – there are still 40 school days before the end of term and we want to try to maintain our standards of appearance. Supermarkets often sell them at very reasonable prices. Thank you for supporting our uniform policy.

Poppits: We have seen an increasing number of poppits, the latest fidget toy, coming into school. Unless your child has diagnosed sensory needs, please could you keep the poppits for use at home only as they are becoming a distraction in class.

Safeguarding Concern: Whilst year 6 children are allowed to come to school and go home alone, it is not appropriate for them to bring younger siblings to school and be responsible for them. Please bring your child to the school gates every morning to ensure that they arrive safely.

Values Champions:
Reception - Harley, Hannah K, Joshua and Julia for aspiration
Years 1-6: George, Tabitha, Emily, Betsy, Amelia, Brooke, Jeremias, Sebastian, Felix, Sumi, Theo, Taiyo, Stanley, Rose B, Molly, Alfie, Maisie, Danielle, Alex, Danielle, Ava, Adem, Walter and Kaiya.

House Points: Attenborough

Attendance: 97.02%        Falcons: 98.83%

Home Start Support: It's been a challenging time for many families, especially during the pandemic.  If you are a family with a child under the age of five and are finding things difficult then Home Start are there to help.  Home-Start is a registered charity that provides compassionate and confidential emotional support, practical help and friendship to families through their challenging times across Richmond Borough.  If you are feeling lonely or isolated, or struggling with no one to talk to, please reach out to us.  For an initial confidential chat and to find out if our service is right for you contact us on 0208 487 8500 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Or if you would like to ask for support visit:, submit your details and we will be in touch.

Multi Sports Camp: Brentford Football Club are running a multi sports camp at Gunnersbury Park at half term. Please follow the links for further information. Minibee and Tumblebees sessions – 18 months old – 6 years.