A Friday Update from Mr Schumm

Good afternoon,

Two weeks back and already I am beginning to hear the strains of Christmas carols but enough of that and lets just enjoy the autumnal weather and never-ending leaves! It’s been a packed few weeks full of FOSS events, parent’s evenings and of course artificial grass! The main playground looks superb and the children are loving the ‘grass’ so if you bought a cake, swept the floor, had another go on the tombola, put together a team for the quiz or donated a prize to be auctioned… Thank you so much – you have made nearly 450 children deliriously happy!

Thank you to Louise, Justine and the quiz master to end all quiz masters, Jamie, for the most amazing 90’s themed quiz night. The hall was packed with very competitive teams devouring questions on the 90’s and, of course, my acting talents came to the forefront quoting memorable lines from Notting Hill and Austin Powers – don’t ask! It was a superb evening and FOSS certainly hit the ground running with our first big get together in a long time!

Thank you to all those parents who logged on for parent’s evening – one positive from lockdown is online parents evening, which hopefully makes life a little more manageable for all.

On Thursday, Mr Perry led the whole school in a Remembrance Day assembly. The children listened carefully and gave thoughtful answers to his questions. At 11am, silence fell about the school as we took our two minutes to reflect on all those people who have given their lives for us.

Lotte’s War

On Friday, Year 3 had a lovely time walking along the river en-route to a special production of ‘Lotte’s War’ at the London Corinthian Sailing Club. Lotte’s War is all about the childhood memories of Lotte growing up during WW2. Lotte Moore is a regular and very welcome visitor to our school. The children behaved superbly and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Celebrating Black Voices Week

Last month, our annual celebration of Black Voices Week shone a light on the achievements of scientists, engineers and inventors from around the world, both past and present to inspire and engage our students in the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.) Here is video from the children to tell you all about their week https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSE0ItmORoU

Year 2 at the National Gallery

Year 2 managed to catch glimpses of the Queen’s Guards during the Changing of the Guard and they heard the Brass Band as they were leaving but unfortunately there were a lot of people with the same idea as us. Luckily, a sympathetic policewoman took pity on them and allowed the children to pat her horse Jasmine. Their guide at the National Gallery was fantastic and told them the story behind two of the paintings. The children were hanging on her every word and Mrs Walsh and Miss Hall were very proud of their contribution to the discussion and their attention to the detail in the paintings. The children were perfectly behaved and had a wonderful time.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mr Schumm