28 March 2024

ATW Newsletter 28th March

As the term draws to a close, I would like to wish you all a restful break.

In Reception and Nursery, there has been lots of Easter fun going on.  There has also been a visit from the dentist taught the children all about brushing their teeth properly.  Read more here:


This week, Year 1 have been writing their own stories based on the book ‘Chalk’.  In Maths, they have been learning about weight and mass then measuring and ordering things by weight.  The children have also been on a nature walk around the school to observe the changes as we move through Spring.

Year 2 have been busy this week publishing leaflets with lots of information about the Landmarks of London.  They have also planted radishes and are watching them grow as part of their science studies.  The children have also started learning about time and how to read analogue clocks.

The children in Year 3 have been writing a non-chronological report full of facts about the Stone Age and developing their sketching skills with drawings of Neanderthal man. They also finished off their volleyball sessions with small-sided games putting all their newly acquired skills together.

In Year 4 this week, the children performed their persuasive speeches speaking passionately about how we can all Save the Tiger.  They have also continued their work on converting improper fractions and mixed numbers.  They also learnt about the various tribes in Anglo-Saxon Britain.

In Year 5, the children have been writing their narrative of The Sleeper and the Spindle.  They have also been learning about The First Fleet as part of their ‘Crime and Punishment’ unit. The First Fleet was a fleet of 11 British ships that took the first British colonists and convicts to Australia.

Year 6 have continued their work on the book ‘Wolf Brother’.  They have been thinking about how they could survive in the prehistoric wilderness and writing a survival guide.  The guide explains how to build a shelter, make a campfire, forage for food and keep yourself safe from predators.

This week, our Rocksteady bands performed for us in school.  It was amazing to see the talent on show with children from Reception through to Year 6 amazing us with their skills.  We were lucky enough to have 7 bands performing a range of rock anthems.  The children have done so well to learn their riffs and beats and were very brave to perform in front of an audience of children and parents.


Congratulations to the girls’ football team who managed two wins this week in a ‘double–header’ against St Peters.  In the first game, the girls ran out 4-0 winners with a goal from Ami and a hat trick from Sofia.  In the second game, the girls followed up with a 1-0 win with a goal from Analiese.  Well done to all the girls who now go into a round robin knock out competition to see who will progress into the semi- finals.

And finally…

Today in our Gold Award assembly, we celebrated children who really make a difference to our school community. We heard all about children who are kind to others, aid fellow pupils with their learning, support the teachers by helping out and generally ensure things keep running smoothly.  It was lovely to hear that so many children contribute not for praise or acknowledgment but just because they know it is the right thing to do.  Keep it up, Superstars!

Whether you are celebrating Easter, looking forward to Eid or simply hoping for some rest and sunshine, I hope the break from school gives you an opportunity to recharge your batteries and come back refreshed and ready for the summer term.



Please check because new dates are being added below

  • 29th March – Good Friday – School Closed
  • Monday 15th April: Return for summer term
  • Friday 26th April Year 3 Caveman Experience
  • Monday 29th April NSPCC Workshops Y2 – Y6
  • Wednesday 1st May: Year 4 Natural History Museum Trip
  • Friday 10th May: Year 1 Horniman Museum Visit
  • Week beginning 13th May: Year 6 SATs week
  • Thursday 20th June: Atwood Sports Day
  • Saturday 22nd June: FOAP Summer Fair
  • 2nd and 3rd July: Year 6 Production.
  • Friday 12th July: FOAP Disco for Years Reception to Year 5
  • Friday 13th May: End of half term
  • Monday 15th July: Year 3 Trip to RHS Wisley
  • Thursday 18th July: Year 6 Leavers’ event
  • Friday 19th July: Last day of term

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Published on 28th March, 2024

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