A Friday Night Round Up from Mr Schumm

Good afternoon,


What a busy week! Year 6 have taken their SATs tests this week and joined us each morning from 8.15am for a scrumptious breakfast to get their energy levels up and raring to go. They have worked so hard and made so much progress. Thank you to the whole of the Year 6 team for their time and dedication. What is really important is that we have happy children with a range of talents in our school.


Next Monday Mr Gane’s class will be on the runway at Heathrow as they jet off to their residential trip in Spain. They are staying at a language school in Puerto de Santa Maria and will enjoy Spanish lessons in the morning and a host of activities in the afternoon – all geared towards improving their Spanish, independence and learning.


We had an amazing array of grandparents joined us last week! The weather was extremely kind, Prue Leith was full of interesting stories and tips and the playground was packed! After a tour of the school, it was off to the hall for afternoon tea (thank you to everyone who baked – we really had so many delicious cakes on offer). I love Grandparent’s Day and thoroughly enjoy chatting to all your super parents. In the morning we had lots of grandparents join us to talk to classes about their lives and experience – invaluable! Thank you FOSS for making the day so special.


Thank you to all those parents who joined us last night to discuss secondary school admissions.  It was great to hear first-hand from parents about their experiences. The discussion was informative and hopefully parents left feeling a little calmer and surer of the process.


Mini Beasts Galore

Miss Billington’s class delighted us with their mini-beast’s assembly. The costumes and dancing were amazing, the singing beautiful and the speaking voices loud and clear. The children told us lots of facts about mini beasts in a truly spectacular assembly- enjoyed by everyone.


Reception Ahlberg at Gunnersbury Triangle

On Thursday, Reception Milne were blessed with dry weather for the class trip to Gunnersbury Triangle, a small nature reserve in Chiswick. The children enjoyed hunting for mini-beasts and pond dipping.


Secret Artist Prize Winners

We were incredibly lucky to welcome Jonathan Yeo in to school on Thursday afternoon to judge the entries for our Secret Artist Competition. He was amazed by all the brilliant artwork produced by the children- there’s definitely some budding artists in our school!

The winners in each class were:


Reception Ahlberg Toby
​Reception Milne ​Elliot
​Year 1 McNaughton ​Willa
​Year 1 Donaldson ​Mara
​Year 2 Hoberman ​Ethan
​Year 2 Madan ​Ella
​Year 3 Lear ​Indigo M
​Year 3 Nichols ​Tortie
​Year 4 Bloom ​Toby
​Year 4 Rosen ​ Marceau
​Year 5 Silverstein ​Marlon
​Year 5 Blackman ​Stanley
​Year 6 Ayres ​Rehan
​Year 6 Zephaniah ​Scarlett


Their artwork will now be framed and displayed alongside the artwork donated by adults in our community at the Secret Artist event on Thursday 18th May. However, all of the artwork produced by the children will be available for purchase on the night so do come along and buy your child’s masterpiece!​


And now for the official invite – The Secret Artist

Please come and join us on Thursday 18th May (7.30pm-10pm) for our Secret Artist exhibition, showcasing the hidden artistic talents of the parents, grandparents and friends within our school community, alongside the winners of the children’s art competition.

All artwork will be up for grabs during a silent auction, including original paintings, watercolours, photography and sculpture from as little as £1.

It’s a £5 entry for the arts event of the year.  Tickets available on Parentmail.  Delicious food and drink will be available too.

Come and browse the exhibition, and bring your friends and family to a wonderful evening of art.  We look forward to seeing you there!


It is time for another second-hand uniform sale! 


Date/time: Thursday 25th May at 3.30pm and at 5pm – come early as some items go fast!


Location: The playground outside the main school reception area


Donations: If you have any uniform items to donate, please bring them into the school by Monday 22 May, so we can resell them.


Currently, we do not need grey shorts or white shirts, but any PE kit, dresses/cardigansrucksacks and summer uniform/nursery smocks are all very welcome. Thanks.


Volunteers: Anyone who wants to help this year with the second hand uniform sale or even just on this occasion please contact Gehaan on 07931306237


As always, all proceeds go to FOSS.


Breaking news!

The girl’s football team has made it through to the final of the Mayor’s Cup with a 1-0 victory this afternoon with Viva scoring the winning goal. Sadly, the boys were pipped at the post losing in the semi-finals in a very tight match. Well done to both teams – amazing!


Have a great weekend everyone.


Mr Schumm