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Issue No 148 Friday 8th November 2013 In your child’s book bag today;  

Individual and Sibling Photographs Order Forms Nursery to Year 6 Link Romania—Family Shoebox Appeal Leaflet

Dear Parents, What artistically talented children you have! We were delighted to see the beautiful Christmas card drawings and Christmas pudding drawings that children entered in the competition run by KCF. Most of the children received their prizes in Assembly this week and the Christmas card winners in the Infant House will receive theirs on Tuesday. Your children watched a video this week in Assembly about the “Link Romania Shoebox Appeal”. I can recall how generous you have all been over the past years, sending in shoeboxes packed with lovely gifts, and I hope that as many of you as possible will be doing the same this year. It makes a real difference to the happiness of so many families in the very impoverished countries of Eastern Europe, especially at Christmas. Next Friday, children across the whole school will immerse themselves in Critical Thinking. We have invited an outside provider to run workshops in school for the entire day to encourage children to have greater independence of thought and to think “out of the box”. Puzzles, which can be useful as well as educational presents, will be available to purchase in the Hall from 3pm. As the weather has turned, so has the desire to cosy up! I hope that you have a lovely family-based weekend and keep warm. Marianne Austin

DIARY DATES Monday 11th November

Tuesday 12th November

Friday 15th November

Remembrance Assembly


Extra Lesson for Year 6—time change This will be the finish time until the extra lessons finish on Wednesday 27th November


Year 3 Netball v Falcons (A) A & B Teams Year 4 Cake Sale


Kindergarten—Year 6 Mind Missions workshops in School Happy Puzzle Company Sale In the School Hall Bute House Swimming Gala Children leave school at 3.10pm Gala begins 4.00pm



3.00pm 4.00pm


DRIVING IN AND AROUND KEW TUESDAY 12TH—FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER Due to road re-surfacing in adjacent roads to Kew College this will cause a knock on effect for parking. Please be aware and consider alternative arrangements if possible.

THE HAPPY PUZZLE COMPANY IN SCHOOL ON FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER There will be a Puzzle Sale after school next Friday 15th November run by the Happy Puzzle Company. The sale will take place in the Hall. There is a flier attached to the back of this week’s issue of Kew News. On that day the children from Kindergarten to Year 6 will take part in Mind Mission Workshops. Mind Missions are hands-on maths, thinking and team-building 'expeditions'. Each team is given an age-appropriate mission to complete. To achieve this, they will need to work together effectively, solving hands-on challenges requiring a wide variety of mathematical and thinking skills, collecting the pieces of information that will enable them to complete the mission. Miss Williams

Christmas Card Winners Olivia W Nursery Joshua W in Kindergarten Noah M in Year 1 Amelia J in Year 2

Christmas Pudding Winners Katie B Yr 5 Ruby Hr KGB Chloe R Yr 4 Thomas T Yr 2

Head’s Commendations Congratulations to the following child who received a commendation this week: CHLOE R 4L - Improvements in attitude and performance in Netball Well done!

Year 3 and 4 Netball Match v Eridge House On Thursday 7th November some 3's and 4's played a netball match against Eridge House. We gave some of the Year 3's tips as it was their first match. Eridge House won the toss and chose first centre pass. They started passing down to their end but with great defending by Phoebe C we got the ball back down our end. Angelina passed to Katie then she took a brilliant shot, unfortunately it missed. Angelina got it on the rebound and tried to score and she did! 1 - 0 to Kew College. It was our centre pass and I passed to Sanaya but Eridge House got the ball and scored. By half time it was 2 - 1 to Eridge House. After Miss Sidey gave us an encouraging talk we went to play the second half. Eridge House started and got the ball down their end and scored again. After a great few minutes for us we scored again. Well done Angelina! Final score 3-2 to Eridge House but well done to all our girls- Elena, Angelina, Sanaya, Pearl,Phoebe C and Katie. I think we should improve on marking our partners. Emily 4L Year 3 Netball Match v Eridge House On Thursday 7th November Kew College played a netball match against Eridge House. I felt excited to walk onto the netball court in the position of Centre in my first ever Netball match against another school. The first half of the match was promising for Kew College because we won four goals and we kept possession of the ball and had good foot work. During the second half it got a bit harder as Eridge House were good at keeping the ball at their end and then they scored their second goal. However, by then we had nine goals and were finding good positions. Then Eridge House scored another goal taking the total score so far to 9 - 6 to us. With Eridge House starting to catch up we scored two more goals before the whistle blew. I want to say well done to all my team for marking their opponents well and sticking to them like glue. The final score was 11- 6 to Kew College. Sophie 3C

Form 4L Golden Sentences Winners Andrew 4L The cold nipped at my fingers and the frost chilled my toes. Chloe 4L The candy blue sky was filled with sherbet clouds and a glistening waffle sun shone down onto a delicious gingerbread house. Rosemarie 4L The waves gently lapped on the side of the boat as it made a ripple on the smooth mirror like water.

Form 5W Golden Sentence Winners

Form 5L Golden Sentence Winners

Rose 5W Ptolemy 5W Ayesha 5W

Ella G 5L Nerys 5L Vincent 5L

Year 1 Trip to Kew Village On Monday 4th November Year 1 ventured into the centre of Kew Village to determine exactly what shops could be found in our neighbourhood. This was a Geography trip linked to the topic of ‘Our Local Area’. In our groups we were given a clipboard with a tick list attached and were asked to identify all the different types of shops in Kew Village. We were amazed at the variety, ranging from a barbers and a bank to a butchers. Next, our task was to find out what each shop sold. The wind was chilly, but we were determined to complete our worksheets. It was a real treat for us to have such an in depth and active Geography lesson, and we must give a special thank you to the parents who accompanied us and ensured the trip was such a success.

Infant House Road Safety Assembly on Tuesday 5th November 2013 On Tuesday 5 November, John Everitt, the Safety Education Officer for Richmond Borough, visited the Infant House to give an assembly on how to cross the road safely. He taught all the children a catchy action song, “Stop, Look, Listen,� ably assisted by our two elected Junior Safety Officers, Ayesha (5W) and Vincent (5L). They also demonstrated how to cross the road safely using a play road and the children were able to practise on this afterwards. Ayesha told the Infants all about the new play road at Hatherop Park, TW12 2RQ in Hampton, which was officially opened by Her Worship the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr. Meena Bond, on Friday 18 th October. It is a safe, secure place for children to practise road safety. It has painted roads and pretend zebra crossings to help children learn how to cross a road safely. You can also take your scooter or bicycle and practise with the traffic lights, junctions and parking spaces. Ayesha suggested that the children ask their parents to take them there one weekend. Vincent introduced a drawing competition, devised by the Junior Safety Officers for all children in Infants and told them about the prizes, including the opportunity for one child in each year to win a Road Safety Special Award Badge & Certificate from the Council. All children who enter the competition will receive a set of fluorescent hedgehog stickers to help them be seen on dark mornings and evenings. th


The Bute House gala is at 4.00pm next Friday 15th November at their pool in Luxemburg Gardens, Hammersmith. All swimmers and their siblings will be ready for collection from school at 3.10pm that afternoon so they can get there on time. Please can they bring their Kew College swim suit, hat, goggles, two towels and a drink in a plastic bottle. There is metered parking around Brook Green and the surrounding streets, and the gala should finish by 5.30pm. Some of the swimmers in the Bute team have not swum in a gala before and so are bound to be a bit nervous. But we had a practice yesterday and will have another next week, so there is nothing to worry about. It will be very exciting and great fun! Please contact with any questions.

Congratulations to Suki, Charlie and Ted (Year 6) who competed at the Ealing gala at the weekend. All three achieved qualification times for the Middlesex County Championships next March, with Suki winning a gold and a silver medal and Ted winning a gold, two silvers and a bronze. MRS BUCKLE

KEY DATES FOR THIS TERM: Infant Disco (Nursery-Year 1) – Friday 22nd November 3-4.30pm now in the Barn Church Hall Junior Disco (Years 2-6)- Saturday 23rd November 5-7pm in the Barn Church Hall Secret Santa – Monday 2nd December during the school day **Forward planning - Summer Fair – Saturday 14th June 2014** Secret Santa and Disco Tickets Tickets will be on sale at the following times next week for both secret santa and discos. Do remember to bring cash or your cheque book. All cheques are payable to KCF. Tuesday 12th November – drop off and pick up Wednesday 13th November – drop off and pick up Friday 15th November – drop off only Ticket prices are £3 for each secret Santa voucher – most children buy 2 so they can choose a gift for mum and dad and there will be enough gifts to do so. Infant Disco tickets £6 per child – to include a drink and biscuit (no siblings please as space is limited) There is no charge for adults to the infant disco – tea will be available. As the venue is now the Barn Church Hall children can leave school at 2.30pm on the day. Fancy dress welcome at the disco! All children must be in the charge of an adult. Junior Disco tickets £7.50 per child – to include a drink, hotdog and sweet treats. Adult tickets are also £7.50 each – to include a glass of wine and a hotdog. Please remember this is a fundraiser – we have held the disco ticket prices the same for the last few years! New for this year – Christmas Decorations Stall KCF are running a Christmas Decoration stall at both the infant and junior discos. There are some lovely little gifts for you to buy so please do remember to bring your cheque books or cash with you. We will also be selling the Kew College Jute Bags as so many people have been asking for them and you will have something to put your Christmas Decorations in! Christmas Present Idea - Kew College Swimming Towels Our lovely towels are now available to order! They are ideal for swimming ( Year 2 start after Easter) and are embroidered with your child's name so hopefully they shouldn't go missing! The navy blue bath sized towels are of good quality and are embroidered in white with the Kew College Crest and your child's name. Although they are not compulsory sports kit many children in the school do have them. They cost £15 each. If you would like to order one please email Kate Finnett at with the correct spelling of your child's name. Year 2 orders should be passed to Zoe Bignell as she has offered to coordinate. Please make cheques payable to " Kew College Friends" and place in KCF box outside the school office marked swimming towels/ your name. Last orders please! 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

Second Hand Uniform Next sale dates: TODAY Friday 22nd November Friday 6th December ONLY FROM 2.30-3.30pm – PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU GO 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

Please remember to call Shikha Mohanty before you go so she knows to expect you. 30 Melliss Avenue Kew Riverside TW9 4BQ 07909 144077

Speakeasy School of English Located in Chiswick, we are a small, friendly language school, teaching English to foreign students, au pairs and visitors. Accredited by the British Council, we offer flexible courses Monday to Friday, between 9.30am and 9.30pm .Please contact Nick or Maggie (Kew College parents) on 0208 995 8772 or visit Spanish Teacher Excellent Spanish language teacher currently completing her Masters in Education has availability for tutoring on the weekends. Please contact Sara Toledo - or mobile 07449730543 Nanny/Housekeeper available I am a Filipina, a good cook, excellent cleaner, very reliable and great with children with some excellent references. I am looking for a full time position to start straight away. Please call me for further information. Janna - 07770462299 Babysitter Ex-Kew College pupil Angelica (Geli) Leach looking for babysitting work in and around Kew and Chiswick. I'm 16 and currently in the 6th form at Latymer, please contact me on 07875 126418.

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163 Fun And Educational Ideas For The Whole Family! The Happy Puzzle Company Shop Is Coming To Kew College. A unique and fun collection of award-winning 3-D puzzles, games, challenges and puzzle books for both children and adults and covering a wide range of areas within the National Curriculum. Also available: Mainstream puzzles and games that will help children with specific learning difficulties such as Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. Prices start at only 75p, so take a few minutes to drop in and see our range (Orders can also be placed in advance for collection on the day)! Cheques and all major credit cards accepted

Happy Puzzle Voucher Bring this voucher to the Puzzle Shop at Kew College and claim your free Thinkathon Book with any purchase over ÂŁ5.00! One gift per family. Available while stocks last.

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Issue 148 kew news friday 8th november