This week Year 2 went to the Tower of London and a had a great time walking around the White Tower. The White Tower is one of the most famous castle keeps in the world. It was built, to awe, subdue and terrify Londoners and to deter foreign invaders. There were amazing things to see, like the armour and weapons kept in the White Tower keep. They also had the opportunity to visit the Crown Jewels and we were all very amazed to see all the lovely jewels. The children enjoyed a talk and tour of the Tower from a knight - a few children were even knighted themselves, so we have some lords and ladies in Year 2 now! We are so grateful to all the parents who assisted on the trip - you were amazing and helped to ensure that the children had a safe and enjoyable time. Importantly, all the children were extremely well-behaved and a credit to Barclay Primary School.
I am writing to
inform you that Mr Oickle has left the school due to personal reasons and
resigned with immediate effect.
As you know,
Barclay Primary School prides itself on its high standards of Teaching and
Learning, and we are delighted to be able to inform you that Mr Keane (Deputy
Head Teacher) will be taking over as Red 5’s class teacher.
after advertising the teaching positions online, we are pleased to inform you
that we have been able to fill the vacancy in Purple 5 with Ms Gunn starting in
this class, permanently, from after half term. As a result, Ms Proll (our supply
teacher) will be leaving us at the end of the week.
I understand that
you may have some questions surrounding this change and as always, the Senior
Leadership Team are available in the playgrounds at the start and end of the
school day, should you wish to discuss this any further.
I am writing to
inform you about some changes to our class groupings in Year 6. We welcome Ms McNeill, an experienced teacher
from Australia, to our Y6 team. As a
result of having a permanent teacher in our Y6 team, there will be some changes
to the teachers in our subject sets.
A copy of the
changes are listed below for your information:
If you do have
any questions surrounding the changes, as always, the Senior Leadership team
are available in the playgrounds at the start and end of each school day.
First day back, our Year 2 children looked lovely in their Knights, Princes, Princesses, dragon and wizard outfits. Throughout the day we were engaged in lots of fun activities. Some of which included;
Children walked down the aisle and showed off their lovely outfit.
Designing our own Coat of Arms
The children discussed about how having a coat of arms started, and that they came in different shapes and sizes as well as the meanings of the different charges. Below are a few examples of children’s designs;
Making a repeated pattern mosaic with a knight or castle silhouette
We took our time to create our repeated pattern using different coloured squares and glued it together.
A huge WELL DONE to our Year 2 children for all their efforts on Wednesday!
Monday 16th January sees the launch of our annual Maths week! This year, lots of fun activities will be taking place across the school including a murder mystery workshop for Years 3, 4 and 5, Maths in art lessons and a school wide figure me out quiz!
To add further excitement to this extravaganza, on Wednesday 18th January, pupils from Year 5 and 6 are invited to open a bank account via HSBC bank. Members of staff from the Walthamstow branch will be leading a presentation explaining the benefits of opening a bank account and saving money. Parents of Year 5 and Year 6 students are welcome to join us with the relevant identity documents needed to open an account. If you are interested in opening an account for your child you can pop into the school office to collect an application form. To open an account your will need:
* an original passport or birth certificate for your child
*a council tax bill or gas/electricity bill which displays your home address
(not a mobile phone bill)
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to teach your child about the discipline and importance of saving!