July is here, and the summer holidays are just around the corner. Children the length and breadth of the Northern Hemisphere are preparing for a summer of fun in the sun; a world away from the classroom.
Whilst the summer holidays are vital to recharging children’s metaphorical batteries, the learning need not stop entirely. There are some subtle ways in which you can keep your child’s grey matter ticking over, without them even noticing, and to avoid what has become commonly known as the 'summer slide'.
You may have noticed more than usual amounts of clearing and tidying up at the end of term, classrooms cleared, and the whole ground floor packed away.
This is because over the summer, we are having the builders in!
The whole of the ground floor will be redeveloped into an exciting new nursery area - with a brand new Baby Room, ready to welcome our youngest children (from 3 months old) in January 2023.
Miss Leda (Mrs Thompson's dog), and Dr Teddy were on hand to oversee the work, and make sure that all the classrooms were neatly packed away for the start of the Autumn Term.
Building work starts this week, and the school office will be moving to the first floor (next to the Hall).
The school office will be working remotely, and we will be answering phones and emails as usual.
Charity Art Auction - in aid of Gold for Kids
To mark Children's Art Week our students enjoyed a whole raft of creative activities, the highlight of which was a fabulous Charity Art Show and Auction, held at Chelsea Theatre on Thursday 30th June.
Our young artists were absolutely delighted to see their masterpieces on display in this prestigious gallery setting, as were their parents and fellow students who also came along to celebrate their achievements and support a good cause.
Also auctioned were some spectacular lots, donated by our very generous parents.
Reading ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, stimulates imagination and is the foundation of writing. As part of summer holiday homework, we are encouraging all children (from Reception to Class 6) to partake in a Summer Reading Challenge.
Please ensure your child has joined by signing up via this link. You may also wish to join the local library if you haven’t done so already.
Children simply choose an avatar and go explore text they may wish to read. They can add how much they have read to the system as the summer continues.
At the start of the new academic year, we’ll print off the outcomes of their reading challenge for display. Please do make a note of your child’s login details so they can access their account in school upon their return.
London Maths Week
Cameron Vale celebrated London Maths Week by having a maths-themed dress up day and a morning of fun maths activities.
These included the fast-thinking game of 24, an escape room, maths riddles & puzzles and times table competition. The children looked fantastic and were very creative with their outfits!
Summer Sun - keeping your cool
The Met Office have issued an Amber level 3 Alert for the South and South East
The next few weeks are likely to be very hot, so please find below some additional information from the NCT on how to keep cool and safe in the heat.
Class 6 are taking part in the National Fiver Challenge, where they will become young entrepreneurs; creating their own business names, logos, products, sales pitch and finally sell their products with the aim of making a profit.It was fantastic to hear their sales pitches and offers they created, all teams made a profit and enjoyed the whole process.
The products were bracelets, cakes and lemonade - and were sold after school.