Glenmead Primary School

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Welcome back to another Friday post. Our spring term half term holiday has come around very quickly. The children broke up for a week’s holiday today and will return to school on Monday 19th February. It was wonderful to see so many parents from our Sunflowers class in school yesterday for their afternoon tea. Thank you for joining us.

 Great Feedback: It is always lovely to hear great feedback about our children when they have been out of school on trips and other events. The staff at the botanical gardens shared their impressions of our Year 4 children on their resent visit. Mr Jarvis wrote how impressed he was with their enthusiasm for learning balanced with sensible behaviour at the same time. Well done Year 4!

Parents’ Evening: I hope you have all managed to use the link posted onto Class Dojo pages this week and made your appointments to speak to your child’s class teacher on either 20th or 22nd February, which is the first week back after our half term holiday.

Sparks Active Half Term Activities: As it was an item on our last two newsletters, you will be aware of the planned 2-day holiday activities taking place on our school campus during half term week. Alison Mapp, the Sparks organiser, met with us this week to finalise details. She reported that the uptake was quite strong and that children from other local schools in the neighbourhood will be joining our Glenmead pupils.

We plan further Sparks holiday activities during the Easter break and during the summer holidays also. It is looking like a collaboration that will support many of our families looking for both holiday childcare and well managed activities for their children to engage in.

Celebration assembly: Our Star of the Week focus was making good choices linked to Safer Internet Day on Tuesday this week. Learning in this area has had a particularly sharp focus in school this week. Well done to our nominees:  Toby, Koen, Victory, Annaya, Wadud, Thomas, Shafay, Samiat, Andre, Amie-Leah, Mihnea and Charlie.

Special mention to: Ellie who had gained her 5m swimming badge. Mihnea was also a Lexia superstar this week and Alexia and Tsabeh both involved in our singing playgrounds had ‘sparkle moment’s this week.

It was Year 3’s turn to compose and lead the prayers in assembly today. Our thanks to Ranvir, Brianna and Jack.

Our Sports Personalities, nominated for perseverance and growth mind set in PE lessons were: Hezekiah, Aila and Amelia.

Attendance: 5M are beginning to look unbeatable for the juniors and were the weekly winners again with 96.13%. However, Sunflowers sneaked ahead in the infant classes and won the cup this week on 92.67%.

House Points: We are at the halfway point of the school year with lots of opportunities to clock up house points left to go. Hawks (green) are on 1600pts, Kestrels (blue) 1925 pts Eagles (yellow) 1950 pts but beginning to look unbeatable are Falcons (red) on 2250pts. Well done to all those children who received their certificates in assembly today.

 Reach us via Class Dojo message or email to We will be monitoring these over the half term holiday week.

Families can access the foodbanks at both Elim Life Church (Wednesday 12-2 pm), just off the Hawthorne or the foodbank at Beeches Baptist Church (10 am-12:30 Tuesdays) during the half term holidays. Please take carrier bags with you.  


See you all after half term. We hope you enjoy some quality family time while the children are away from school.





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