Black History Family Learning Project

Monday 1st October marked the beginning of Black History Month. To commemorate the amazing achievements of the Black community the theme of this term’s whole school project is ‘Personal Heroes’. Who inspires you? Who do you want to be like when you get older? Who has done something amazing in their life?

The teachers have shared some of their personal heroes; now it’s your turn!

We would love for you to look all around for your heroes. They could be from close to home or further afield. They could be world famous or famous in your family!

This is why we ask you to choose your personal hero.

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!

The local Art Gallery 198 is featuring a special exhibition to celebrate the life of
Jon Daniel – Afro Supa Hero which may be an additional source for inspiration over the
half term holiday!

Please click here for Family Learning Project – Black History Month 2018 topic web


Health and Fitness Week 25th – 29th June

Our annual Health & Fitness Week begins on Monday the 25th of June. The children will be taking part in a variety of sporting activities and healthy cooking lessons, as well as meeting a GB Athlete. They will need to wear their school PE kit all week instead of their usual uniform. Each day will start off at 8.40am with a short ‘Wake and Shake Session’ (different activity each morning) in the hall for children, staff and parents/carers (except for Wednesday).

We are having our school sports day on Wednesday 27th June at Ruskin Park from 9.30am to 12.30pm. It will be the same format as last year but there will be different activities on the carousel. Children from Reception to Year 2 will take part in 5 events (hurdles, dress up relay, rubber ring balance relay, bean bag throw, standing long jump). KS2 will take part in 6 events (javelin throw, hockey dribble relay, tunnel ball, running jumps, ladder relay, skipping relay). All the events will be taking place at the same time. There will also be sprint races (Reception – Year 6, parents and staff) and baton relay race (Year 3 – 6) after the carousel events. All support is welcomed. Bring the family!

The area the children will be using will be coned off. We would like all the parents/carers/spectators to watch from outside of the coned area. This is to ensure that everything runs smoothly and safely.

There will be NO HOT SCHOOL DINNERS on this day and your child will need to be provided with a healthy packed lunch – please no crisps, sweets, chocolate or fizzy drinks. They will also need an extra bottle of water.

If your child is in Reception, Year 1, Year 2 or you are entitled to free school meals (in Key Stage 2) and you would like us to provide your child with a school packed lunch, please return the slip by Monday.

Click here for the St Jude’s Sports Day Letter 2018

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:


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.


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?


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?


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


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


Create a comic strip at 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



Invitation Letter for Parents

Parent Workshop Presentation

Resources to support your child at home

Teacher Presentation and Challenges