Grand Opening of our Creative Learning Hub

School Council are excited to announce the plans for the official opening and celebration of our new music and food tech space.

The Plan:

BAKE OFF WITH A HEALTHY TWIST!

On Friday 23rd March at 8.50 am children will be asked to bring in a homemade bake – with a healthy twist. This can be taken to the Creative Learning Hub – each class will have its own space to place bakes on.

9.15 – 10.15 judging of the baking entries will commence. Our judging team will include members of staff and governors! They will judge the bakes.

Staff and parents are also invited to bring a bake!

10.15 – 11.15 judging of the staff and parents bakes will commence. The judging team will be led by school council and Miss New. From 11.15 – 2.00 Classes will be able to come into the creative learning hub and taste some of the bakes. Parents will not be staying for the judging in the morning but are most welcome for the opening in the afternoon.

Opening and presentation

3.00 – 3.30 – All parents and friends are invited to our official opening and presentation to the winning bakers. Children will be seated inside. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each year group.

Parents will be invited to gather in the Key stage 2 playground – weather permitting – we will open the bi folding doors and cut the ribbon from there.

The rules for the Bake Off

  • All entries must be accompanied by a recipe card – attached. This can be typed/handwritten
  • All entries must have at least one fruit / vegetable in the ingredients
  • There must be no nuts in our bakes
  • The bakes can be savoury or sweet
  • No soggy bottoms allowed!!

Here are some ideas to get you started – happy baking!!

Click here for your Recipe Card Form to fill in.

World Book Day 1st March 2018

Online Safety Week 5th – 8th February 2018

Thank you to our Digital Leaders who launched important Online Safety Week messages in assembly on Monday.

We have all been learning about how we can make the internet a happier place and are sharing our ideas on our special online safety question wall.

Multi-Faith Week 19th – 23rd February 2018

What a fantastic week we have had, where the children have had the opportunity to explore, discuss and visit different places of worship.

Throughout the week different classes went and visited a place of worship, which included a Mosque, Church and a Buddhist Temple. We have also had different members of staff sharing where they worship and discussing their beliefs with the children.

The week ended with our Religious Food Festival. Each class did some cooking and work around a religion. This culminated in our Food Festival at the end of the day, where the children were able to share with their parents all the food and work they had created.

“It was great, we ate lots of yummy food like hot cross buns and Jewish honey cake.” Jimmy (Year 6)

I had a fun day because we did lots of activities like making mandalas.” Renae (Year 6)

Easter Celebration 26th March 2018 9.30am – 10.00am

This year we will be having our Easter celebration in St Matthews Church, near Brixton. This will be an amazing opportunity for us at St Jude’s to celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection, in our local church.

The service will be run by our Faith Group, along with Reverend Stephen.

Unfortunately, due to limited space in the church, we will not have room for everyone. As a result, only those parents who are helping to walk the children over to the church, will be able to stay for the service.

Please do let your class teacher know if you are able to help.

 

 

 

What is Worship? – Family Learning Project

This term’s family learning project is planned to tie in with our Multi-Faith Week (19th February – 23rd February) and will allow children to explore the question, ‘What is Worship?’

Children are invited to be creative and to interpret this theme as they wish. We have given a few examples but we are looking for original ideas too!

To celebrate the children’s efforts and achievements, class teachers will choose a project that really stands out. There will be a special prize for first, second and third place.

All projects should be returned by Friday 9th March 2018.

Click on the link for more information  What is worship – Family Learning Project

Science Week 12th – 16th March 2018

Next week is Science Week and St Jude’s will be celebrating the theme of Exploration and Discovery with many great activities throughout the week.

We will have a launch assembly on Monday, complete investigations on Wednesday and even have the chance to make some posters about different explorers and discoveries.

On Friday we will announce the class winners of the posters and some of our Class 4 students will have the opportunity to go to the Richard Atkins Science Fair!

St Jude’s was very proud to host the Windmill Cluster Forensic Workshop on Tuesday 6th March.

Children from 9 different schools worked together to solve a crime using forensic techniques and team work.  It was an amazing day.

Black History Month – Family Learning Challenge – Autumn 2017

Myths, Legends and Folklore

This term’s family learning project is planned to tie in with Black History Month and the work that has been done in English lessons. It will allow children to explore African and Caribbean folklore.

Children are invited to be creative and to interpret this theme as they wish. We have given a few examples but we are looking for original ideas too!

To celebrate the children’s efforts and achievements, class teachers will choose a project that really stands out.

The winning project will win a special prize.

Writing

Can you write your own story based on one you have read?
Can you write a book review of a story you have read?
Can you write a character description of a character in a myth?

History

Where do the stories come from? Can you find out about their origin and the people who first told these stories?
Can you find out about the countries that these stories come from?

Music

Can you create a theme for a story or a character within a story?
Can you put a story to music?

Art

Can you create a character through sculpture, painting, collage or another artistic method?

Computing

Create a comic strip at www.comicstrip.com or create a film based on the story you have chosen.

Religious Education

Jesus used parables to teach people how to live like a Christian. Can you find any that have a similar lesson to a myth or legend you have read?

Design Technology

Can you make masks so your chosen story can be acted out?
Can you create a set design for your story to be performed in front of?

All projects should be returned by Wednesday 15th November to be displayed at Parents’ Evenings (20th & 21st November)

Place Value and Bar Modelling Workshop – Monday 19th June

Dear Parents and Carers,

St Jude’s held a Maths Parents Workshop on Monday 19th June aimed at introducing and sharing a range of strategies to support our children and families at home. Our teachers took parents on a ‘place value journey’ from 1:1 correspondence in Reception right through to Ratio and Proportion in Year 6.

We introduced a highly effective visual model called the ‘Singapore Bar’ which enables our children from Year 2 upwards to solve word problems, find percentages and calculate ratio (to name but a few!)

100% of our parents that attended the workshop found it to be enjoyable and useful, and all agreed that the methods and strategies introduced during the workshop would enable them to better support their children at home.

Please follow the links below to see the workshop presentation, challenges set by our teachers for parents to tackle, and a list of resources that can be bought to further support your children at home.

Kind regards,

Mr Winn

 

LINKS

Invitation Letter for Parents

Parent Workshop Presentation

Resources to support your child at home

Teacher Presentation and Challenges

 

Multi Faith Week 22nd May – 26th May 2017

Places Of Worship

What a fantastic week we have had, where the children have had the opportunity to explore, discuss and visit different places of worship.

 

Throughout the week different classes went and visited a place of worship, which included a Mosque, Synagogue and a Buddhist Temple.

We have also had different members of staff, sharing where they worship and discussing their beliefs with the children.

In the afternoons, the children have recreated different world religions artwork and thought about what their ideal place of worship would be.

The week ended with our place of worship carousel. Every classroom was transformed into a different place of worship. The children participated in different religious activities and had an amazing time.

Buddhist Temple (Year 2)

 

Roman Catholic Church (Reception)

Synagogue (Year 5)

Mosque (Year 4)

“I really enjoyed making the flowers in Class 2’s Buddhist temple.” Nina (Year 6)

“I really enjoyed going to the Buddhist temple in Wimbledon because we got to see all the paintings and artwork inside the temple.”  Ena (Year 1)

“I really enjoyed the Buddhist temple because we were able to reflect in the peace and quiet.”  Josiah (Year 1)

Phonics Screening Check – Thursday 15th June 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

As you will know, our Year One children will be undertaking a Phonics Screening Check on Thursday 15th June. We held an information session for parents on 25th May and shared the following key points:

  • This check is light touch and not stressful for our children
  • It is designed to help us check our children’s ability to decode and read unfamiliar words accurately
  • The children have been learning this approach since they began in Reception and are well prepared
  • The results of the Check will be shared with parents in the end of year reports in July
  • The threshold (pass mark) is not given to us until after the Check has been carried out. It has been 32 out of 40 since the Check began in 2012
  • If a child does not meet the threshold we will support them throughout Year 2 in readiness for their re-take in June 2018

You will find all the documents from our information session here (please attach the attached files from this e-mail)
Please click the following links for useful websites and activities to support your child further at home:

Government guidance, materials and training video: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/phonics-screening-check-sample-materials-and-training-video

Phonics Play (great website we use regularly at St Jude’s): http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Download the Parents letter here:   Year 1 Letter – Phonics Screening Check and Workshop

Read the Parent Presentation PDF here:  Parent Presentation

Read the Guide For Parents PDF here:  A Guide For Parents