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Issue 18: 1st July 2022            

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Wednesday 13th July – Leopard and Tiger trip to Capel Manor 

Thursday 14th July – Jaguar trip to Capel Manor

Tuesday 19th July – Last day of term for Nursery 

Thursday 21st July – Last day of term for Reception, Yr1 and Yr2                                                                           

Friday 22nd July – Staff Training Day, school closed for children

 Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September – staff training days, school closed for children

Monday 5th September – Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 return to school  

Afterschool Club – spaces available - If you would like to know more about our afterschool club please speak to the school office.

Garden Fete/Fundraising:

The Garden Fete was our last fundraising event of the year. Thank you to everyone who joined us and helped to raise £636.52 towards school fundraising. With this money we can help to develop our Forest School further and look at how trips such as swimming and horse-riding can be reintroduced to school.   

As we move into the Autumn Term in September we will be sharing fundraising with many of the charities that are close to our hearts and carrying out events such as a Macmillan Coffee Morning, Children in Need, Hello Yellow and Christmas Jumper Day. We combine the events with fundraising which allows us to highlight the importance of charity to our children, support good causes and to fundraise for our school. We can’t do it without you, so thank you again.                           

 Our jam jar stall is extremely popular so please continue to donate clean jam jars to school and if you have anything to fill them with, even better! It is our most popular stall with the children and a great money maker! It will reappear at our Festive Fete in the Autumn Term.  We will also be creating festive themed hampers to raffle so will be putting out requests for donations next term.

Year 2:

Year Two have been enjoying the lovely weather at Forest School  over the past half term. They have been busy building dens, creating and cooking  some wild recipes in the mud kitchen and making treasure boxes. The children have  learnt about the parts of a flower as part of science, before using them to make Japanese art called Hapa Zome where they transferred flower dyes onto fabric by hammering them gently.  

Year  1:

Year One had a fantastic time at Paradise Wildlife Park on Friday 24th June.  They enjoyed seeing various animals from the African savannah, discussing about those that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and observing animal patterns.  The children were all engaged and it was lovely to see the smiles of enjoyment and excitement on their faces.   

“This is the best time of my life!” – Pearl      “A Zebra is a herbivore.” – Heyaan 

“I think the Lions are exhausted today.” – Alaiya  

 “I am tired going back to school Emma but I am happy!” - Umut   



We all enjoyed joining in with Sports day and were so disappointed we had to end it early due to the weather!  Thank you to all the parents and family members who were able to attend though.


If you planted your sunflower seeds, which were given out in science week, please show us an update of how they have grown by sending in a photo!

We have started our new core book of 'Astro Girl' this week.  Through this we can make    links to a simple understanding of 'Space', as well as historical links such as 'what was it like when the first moon landing happened compared to now?  Maybe your child could make their  own space picture.  Show us on Tapestry!


A big well done to all of the Nursery children for taking part in sports day on Monday. Considering it was their first whole class event on the field, they behaved fantastically. Everyone tried their best and displayed great sportsmanship. Thank you to Adam and Lucas who set up all the activities and made the event such a success! A big thank you to all of the parents who were able to make it too, the children really enjoyed seeing you there. 

We are holding a raffle in nursery to win free tickets to Chickenshed Theatre.

They are £1.00 a strip and all funds raised will go towards school

Jump In:

We’ve got some really exciting news to share! Jump In are rewarding our fabulous readers with 50% off vouchers.  All you need to do is read every day on 10 consecutive days for 10 minutes.   Ask your teacher for a reward chart to take home, that can be ticked and then brought back to class, vouchers will then be rewarded.  Good luck!  

Enfield Music Service: 

Autumn term music lessons are available for parents to book until 10th July. 

You can book by visiting and logging in to their account.


Our FAQs provide up to date information on all our services and our  friendly team are ready to help anyone having issues  booking if they email


This week:


We are looking for volunteers who are handy with their hands and have building or maintenance skills especially over the summer break. We have a few jobs around school such as laying some flagstones, maintaining and repairing fencing and painting.  

If you are interested please email Jeanette – for further information (no commitment)  


We all need a reminder sometimes on how to change the way we approach or speak to our children. When children feel angry they don’t always know why. It’s our job as parents, carers and teachers to show them how they can self-regulate and calm down. Here are some to try.

10 phrases to calm an angry child


  • Instead of - stop throwing things  Try this - I'm going to move these toys to keep our bodies safe
  • Instead of - don't you dare hit  Try this - It's OK to be angry but I wont let you hit. We need to keep everyone safe
  • Instead of - You're being so difficult   Try this - This is a tough one, huh? We're going to figure this out together
  • Instead of - Eat your food or you will go to bed hungry!   Try this - What can we do to make this food work right now?
  • Instead of - We.Are.Leaving!  Try this - What do you need to do to be ready to leave?
  • Instead of - Stop complaining!   Try this - Can you come up with a solution?
  • Instead of - Big kids don't do this!   Try this - Big kids and even grown ups sometimes have big feelings, It's OK, these feelings will pass
  • Instead of - I can't deal with you right now!  Try this I'm starting to get frustrated and I'm going to be right here calming down
  • Instead of - You are impossible!  Try this - You are having a tough time


Sport4Kids deliver a variety of classes in educational settings and for parents during holiday and weekends.  They believe that sport is integral for children’s development and social enjoyment, and that it should be inclusive for all children and families.   They are offering new free sessions to children with special educational needs.

 They are inviting you to book a free taster to come and experience the setting, style of sessions and meet their wonderful coaches.  Links are on our website under News, Letters to Parents.  Parents from Shining Stars will have had the links emailed to them.   These sessions all launch at Southgate School on Saturday 2nd July


Please note that photographs of activities are all on the main newsletter