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Newsletter 4th July 2014

Runner Beans Cake Sale 7th July 15:20

Year 1 are going to a very exciting school trip to Legoland on Monday 14th July. In order to help subsidise this trip they are holding a fundraising fair on Monday 7th July from 3:20pm. Come and buy an ice cream or piece of cake and support our Runner Beans.


Cactus Sports Day

Cactus class have been busy with visiting their new schools this week so their sports day have been postponed to next Tuesday 8th July 1:30pm. All parents and carers are welcome to attend.


Industrial Action 10th July SCHOOL CLOSED

Due to industrial action by the UNISON, GMB, UNITE and NUT trades unions the school, including the Nursery, will be closed for the day on Thursday 10th July. I know that this a huge inconvenience for parents and it is extremely disappointing that things reached this stage. The school staff members have not taken the decision to strike lightly. School will be open as usual on Friday 11th July.


Food Tasting Session 11th July

We are offering food tasting session at the canteen on Friday 11th July at 3:20pm. Parents and carers will be able to sample the school dinners prepared at our school. Samples will include chicken curry, Quorn sausages, tuna pasta bake, meat balls, beef lasagna, cheese flan, apple crumble and sticky toffee.


Pupil Reports

The end of year pupil reports will be sent out on Friday 11th July. Parents/carers will have an opportunity to discuss the reports on Monday between 3:30 and 6pm. There is no need to book an appointment with your class teacher.


Open Evening

We are holding an Open Evening on Wednesday 16th July between 4 and 6pm. Open evening is a great opportunity for parents to see their child’s work and also to meet next year’s teachers. Please allow the teachers prepare their classrooms for this event and do not enter any classrooms before 4pm.


Cactus Trade Fair 16th July

Along the open evening Cactus class will run their Trade fair. They have been involved in a mini enterprise scheme much like the TV Dragon’s Den. They will be selling their products/services straight after school until 5pm. Come and try them out!


Summer Reading Challenge

Our local libraries are running Summer Reading Challenge again this year. Please visit for more information.


Hugh Vivian


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Newsletter 27th June 2014

Sports Days

Sports Days will take place next week.

Infant (Y1, Y2) - Wednesday 2
Junior (Y3-Y6) on Thursday 3rd July 1:30pm
Foundation Stage (N, R) on Friday 4 1:30pm

All parents and carers are welcome to come and support their child/children. In the event of heavy rain the sports days will be postponed by one week.


New Reception Parent Meeting

If your child is starting Reception Class in September please come and join us on Thursday 3rd July either at 9am or 6pm for an introduction meeting.

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Newsletter 13th June 2014

Allianz Park Athletics Wed 18th June

A number of Ks2 pupils will compete at Allianz Park in the Barnet Small Schools Athletics Championships on Wednesday 18th June. Parents and carers are welcome to come along to support our school.


Chilli Arts Depot Choir Performance

Chilli class will perform at the Arts Depot on Thursday 19th June at 7pm. Letters with all the information regarding this event have been sent home this week.



The children have all done lots of gardening this spring. Everything

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Newsletter 6th June 2014

Welcome back

We would like to welcome Mrs Kasamias back who returned from maternity leave last Monday. She has re-joined our Early Years term on a part-time basis.


Tulips cinema

Tulips went to the Cinema yesterday to see the Viking movie which they really enjoyed. Thank you to all the parents who helped to organise Tulip’s after school café as this subsidised the school trip.


Non- school uniform day Fri 13th June

On Friday 13th June will be a non-school uniform. Children can wear their casual clothes in

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Newsletter 20th June 2014

Art Week

All the children were using their imagination, tried out lots of new techniques and created some brilliant art work last week. You will be able to see their pieces in the school corridors.


Allianz Park Athletics Wed 18th June

A number of Ks2 pupils competed in the Barnet Small Schools Athletics Championships on Wednesday 18th June. Children made a great effort and as a team finished in 3rd place in two categories – Small Schools Girls Relay and Small Schools A Trophy. Well done!


Chilli Arts

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The Ocean Maths Project

We held a second session of Ocean Maths workshop today.

The workshop involves mathematical activities, games and puzzles to be shared and solved by the child and the parent together. The activities make learning maths fun, both for the children and their parents.

The essence of the project is the sharing. The child feels supported and parent feels involved.

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Newsletter 23rd May 2014

Help! My school trip is magic

Roses and Chillies will be featuring in Episode 6 of the new series of Help! My School Trip is Magic. The series airs on CBBC on Wednesdays at 17:25. Hollickwood School will feature on the 28th May. We hope you will enjoy watching the show!


Cactus School Journey

Cactus class will be going to Isle of Wight on Monday 2nd June for five days. We will be sending text updates to Year 6 parents to let them know how the children are doing.


Cactus car wash

Cactus class are

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