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No 143 Friday 27th September 2013 In your child’s book bag today;  Angels and Urchins Magazine  Years 2—6 Theatre Train leaflet  KCF Christmas package

Dear Parents, The school this morning is a hive of activity with Year 6 children showing prospective parents around. They assumed their responsibilities with an air of confidence and are a delight to listen to as they explain what the school is about and how proud they are of it. Your children are our greatest ambassadors and we count ourselves very lucky to have such wonderful children in our school. Kindergarten Blue have been to Pizza Express and waxed lyrical about their newly acquired cooking expertise. I am sure that KGB parents were all delighted that supper was already “on the plate” at the end of the day. Year 6 held their Bushcraft Assembly on Wednesday and performed “Tribe’s Got Talent” for the Junior House to laughter and screams of delight. The acting talent bodes well for our end of year plays. They clearly had a most amazing experience which they will take on with them in life and they have given Year 5 a taste of what is to come next year. Well done, Year 6. Next week we celebrate the Harvest Festival with assemblies on Friday 4 th October. Our Harvest food collection will go to the Twickenham branch of the Salvation Army for distribution to people in need. We would be very grateful for all contributions of non-perishable and in-date food goods on Wednesday and Thursday so that we can make an excellent display. Please bring the goods to the Sedum entrance. On another note, I have been made aware of parking issues outside the school. I would kindly ask that parents park sensibly in allotted parking bays if they are parking in the vicinity of the school, even if they only need to visit the school for a few moments. We aim to keep all children safe in the road and maintain good relationships with our neighbours. I would greatly appreciate your help in this matter. I very much look forward to writing to you again next week with further news of events and activities. Have a happy and relaxing weekend. Marianne Austin


DIARY DATES Year 5 Outing to the Tower of London – Tudors Monday 30th September Form 6T Parents’ Evening Kindergarten Green outing to Pizza Express Tuesday 1st October Year 4 Football v Orchard House A & B Teams away Year 4 Outing to the Science Museum Wednesday 2nd October

Thursday 3rd October

Form 6T Parents’ Evening Your donations for our Harvest Assembly are due in today – please ensure that all the tins and dried food and bottles are in date. WE ASK IF YOU WOULD PLEASE DROP YOUR DONATIONS TO THE SEDUM FIRST THING THIS MORNING

Coach leaves at 9.00am 5.00pm Children walking to Kew at 9.30am 2.00pm Coach leaves at 9.30am 5.00pm 8.00am

Years 5 & 6 Netball v Fulham Prep A & B Teams away

2.00pm

Kindergarten Cake Sale

8.20am

Harvest Festival Assembly Junior House Harvest Festival Assembly Infant House

8.40am 9.30am

Friday 4th October

NOTICES Open Mornings Monday 7th October 8.20—8.35am Year 3 (first half of the register) Tuesday 8th October 8.20—8.35am Year 3 (second half of the register) Wednesday 9th October 8.20—8.35am Year 4 (first half of the register)

Monday 14th October 8.20—8.35am Kindergarten Blue and Green and Year 2 (first half of the register) Tuesday 15th October 8.20—8.35am Kindergarten Blue and Green and Year 2 (second half of the register) Wednesday 16th October 8.20—8.35am Year 1 (first half of the register)

Friday 11th October 8.20—8.35am Year 4 (second half of the register)

Thursday 17th October 8.20—8.35am Year 1 (second half of the register)

PARENTS’ EVENING All Parents’ evenings begin at 5.00pm Form 6T Monday 30th September Wednesday 2nd October Form 6B Monday 7th October Wednesday 9th October Nursery—Year 5 Monday 14th October Wednesday 16th October


HEAD’S COMMENDATIONS Orla F

1M

Improved performance in Gym

Harry H

1M

Leadership in Gym

Well done, children!

Music Achievements In Assembly on Friday 20th September Angelina W 4F was awarded her Grade 1 certificate for piano. Today as part of the Open Morning for prospective parents, Year 6T, with help from a few members of 6B, gave an excellent performance of three songs for the parents visiting the school today. Congratulations to you all! Gillian Thompson Head of Music

Swimming Swimming Galas this term: Friday 11 October 6 - 8pm Kew College Interschools Gala at Pools on the Park v Kew Green Prep, Latymer Prep, Unicorn & Ravenscourt Park Prep. Years 3&4 A team only, years 5&6 A and B teams. Friday 15 November 4 - 6pm at Bute House. Years 3-6 A and B teams.


YEAR 4 NETBALL v KEW GREEN PREP TUESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER On Tuesday 24th September Year 4 girls played in a match against Kew Green Prep. We were raring to get on to the court for our first match of the season. The whistle blew and Kew Green Prep took the first centre pass. Kew College snatched the ball and we attacked their end. I passed to Sophie who tried to score but Kew Green caught the ball and passed quickly up to their goal. They missed and some great passing from both sides followed. Suddenly the ball was back down our end, I passed to Eve and she scored a goal (1 – 0 to us)! At half time we had an encouraging talk from Mrs Tabor and we were back on. We showed some good movement and ball speed in the second half, the ball moving swiftly down the court. Eventually it was back in the circle, passed to Sophie who shot and scored a goal, 2 – 0 to Kew College. Well done to all the girls who played. Betsy 4F YEAR 4 FOOTBALL v KEW GREEN PREP TUESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER Bubbling with excitement and adrenalin pulsing through our veins, we ran onto the pitch to play our first match of the season. Before we knew it we were 2 - 0 down. However, we battled back and working together as a team, the ball came to me and I managed to slot it home twice bringing the scores level. Two minutes into the second half we conceded a further goal... BUT Jake soon scored a blinder making it 3 - 3. With only seconds to go until the final whistle, Max saved the day by scoring a screamer...the winning goal! We all jumped for joy shouting "WE DID IT!!!" Well done to all the boys who played - Joel, Paddy, Luke, Leo, Max, Jake and Josh Josh 4F YEAR 5 NETBALL V ORCHARD HOUSE THURSDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER On Thursday 26th September Kew College played a match against Orchard House. We got the first Centre pass but lost the ball and Orchard House scored. With team work we managed to get the ball back down to our end and Katie scored. At half time the score was 3 -1 to Orchard House. After a quick talk from Miss Townsend and Miss Elkington we started the second half, unfortunately Orchard House scored again. We managed to get another 2 goals during the game but at the end of the match the score was 5-3 to Orchard House. There was great play from Tilly, Lauren, Olivia H, Kate, Rose, Katie, Jasmin M and Jasmine P. I think we need to improve on our spacing and dodging. Jasmine P 5W


Pizza Express On a beautiful autumnal morning this week, Kindergarten Blue set off to make pizzas at Pizza Express. As we walked to Kew Village through the fallen autumn leaves and conkers the children excitedly talked about the pizzas they were going to make. We were warmly greeted by the staff at the restaurant. After a warm up quiz which all the children excelled in, it was then off to wash our hands. Aprons and hats at the ready and we were all set to go! The children loved touching the freshly made dough and spontaneously came up with their own adjectives to describe the feel of their dough, ‘sticky’, ‘springy’ and ‘soft’. All too soon the pizzas had been cooked and it was time to return to school. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the staff commented on how beautifully behaved Kindergarten Blue had been. So a big well done to all the children and to the wonderful help we received from Ms Goncalves and Mrs Mahbub who so generously gave up their morning and helped to make our trip so successful.


CONGRATULATIONS to Georgia (Yr6), Ian (Yr5) and Georgina (Yr5) who all participated in the Richmond Running Festival last weekend. There were approximately 350 children taking part in the mile run and special mention must go to Georgia who came 2nd out of all the girls. Well done from all of Kew College.


KEY DATES FOR THIS TERM: Recycling Day – Friday 1st November Infant Disco (Nursery-Year 1) – Friday 22nd November 3-4.30pm in the Sedum Junior Disco (Years 2-6)- Saturday 23rd November 5-7pm in the Barn Church Hall Secret Santa – Monday 2nd December during the school day Class Reps Coffee Morning in the Sedum after drop off next Thursday 3 rd October If you have any good ideas do pass them to your class rep in time for the reps meeting. Cake Sale KCF Cake Sale is on Friday 11th October at 3pm in the school forecourt. An ideal opportunity to stock up on goodies for the weekend! There will also be doughnuts and cookies for the children to eat on their way home! We would be hugely grateful if the keen bakers amongst you could work your magic. The cakes can be any flavour but NO NUTS please. All cakes should be clearly labelled ie. Chocolate Marble Cake and left at drop off on Friday morning and the KCF committee will wrap them for sale in the afternoon. Please note that there will still be a break-time cake sale for the children on that Friday so remember your 20p’s! Easy 2 Name Please do continue to use this, let us know if you need another form. You can use it to order labels – stick on, iron on, sew on etc There is a code on the form (Kew College Friends TW9), please quote this on your orders and KCF will receive 20% cash back. Second Hand Uniform – 2-3.30pm at Shikha Mohanty’s house – see below 27th September TODAY—Fridays 4th October 11th October We still need larger sizes of all items but in particular blazers, blue raincoats, cagoules please hand them into the office so we can add them to the stock of items to sell. There are lots of smaller sized blazers in good condition if you need one! Please remember to call Shikha Mohanty before you go so she knows to expect you. 30 Melliss Avenue Kew Riverside TW9 4BQ 07909 144077


Nanny Available I currently work for a family at Kew College, one in Year 1 (George) and one who has just started Nursery (Amy). I am looking for a few extra hours Childcare in the mornings. I have CRB, First aid and excellent references. Please feel free to chat to Essie (Mum) or me Jenny 07961 835 625 Excellent Nanny available Our experienced British nanny Carrie, is becoming available soon, as I have chosen to spend more time with the kids. Carrie has worked with children for 18 years (as both a teacher and a nanny) and has amazing references from every family she has worked with and she is the best nanny we have had. She was the Assistant teacher at Elmwood Montessori school in Chiswick for many years and a teacher at St Marks School, then became a nanny. Her qualifications are - CRB checked, First Aid, BTEC in signing with babies and young children, NVQ Level 3 (childcare education and development), and Awareness of Autism qualification. She is highly dependable and safety conscious with both our kids (Age 4 and 18 months), as well as having a natural aptitude for kids and creative play. She is looking for 3 full days per week, and is comfortable with children of all ages. She lives in Chiswick and is happy to work in Kew, Ealing, Richmond areas. Carrie can be reached at 07866197902 (m), or on email at cutecarrie@hotmail.co.uk. Cat Needs A Home Affectionate 11 year old tabby cat looking for new home following owner's relocation to the United States. Please contact Zoe on 07769 696489. Spanish Teacher Excellent Spanish language teacher currently completing her Masters in Education has availability for tutoring on the weekends. Please contact Sara Toledo - sara.toledo@live.com or mobile 07449730543. Violin for Sale Pink half size used twice mint condition violin bought for £140.00 from ABC Music in Kew, brand new. Unfortunately it is not needed in our house so I would like to sell it for £70.00 Contact Mrs J Holley 07924169499 Ballet Classes Caroline Lester School of Dance offers ballet classes for girls & boys from 3+ following the ISTD syllabus. Classes are held every Wednesday during term time at Dukes Meadow Community Hall. For more information please contact Miss Caroline on 0203 673 9421/07961375606 or see our website www.carolinelesterschoolofdance.co.uk If you would like to advertise here please send the details to Ali Palmer – alijanepalmer@hotmail.com There is no charge for a one off ad, thereafter we charge £2.50 for every issue. Ads include nanny help required, local businesses, items for sale etc.


Issue 143 kew news friday 27th september