Document 75465

Kingston Avenue, North Cheam, Surrey, SM3 9UE
Tel.: (020) 8644 8969
e-mail: [email protected]
Headteacher: Mr P Hedger BA (Hons) AKC NPQH
Deputy Headteacher: Mr N Colman BSc PGCE
Year 3 Did It! Guinness World Record Holders
for the World’s Largest Samba Band!
On Monday, all 105 children from Year 3 joined up with 1,675 children, aged 7 to
16, from 27 London schools to take over the iconic Royal Albert Hall to bang the
drum for street children’s rights and smash the official World Record for the
World’s Largest Samba Band! The children have been learning to play the samba
drum all term and were really excited to have the opportunity to showcase their
talents at a world famous venue such as the Royal Albert Hall. The Guinness
World Record attempt required 30 adjudicators to ensure all Guinness World
Record rules were adhered to. The announcement was made to the children
shortly after the World Record attempt. The attempt smashed the previous World
Record, which was set by 1,038 people in São Paolo, Brazil in 2001!!!
The performance marked the UK launch of the second Street Child World Cup (SCWC) that kicks off in three
weeks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Up to 250 street-connected boys and girls from 19 countries on five continents will
come together to play football and challenge the negative perceptions and treatment of street children
everywhere. Running parallel to the world famous Rio Carnival, our samba-drumming Year 3 children helped turn
the Royal Albert Hall into a cauldron of vibrant colour and sound as they revelled in the carnival
atmosphere. Hosted by former BBC presenter Andy Akinwolere and Sky Sports News’ Hayley McQueen, the event
featured an exclusive performance of the official SCWC anthem, “I Am Somebody” by Hospital Records artists
London Elektricity, Diane Charlemagne and S.P.Y.
We are very grateful to the Sutton Music Service for helping to give our Year 3 children the opportunity to be part
of this groundbreaking event and also for the expert tuition provided by world-music teachers from Inspire-works
in our Year 3 music lessons this term. All of Year 3 were delighted to support the Street Child World Cup by taking
part in the World’s Largest Samba Band at the Royal Albert Hall and the teachers have enjoyed using music as a
platform to inform as many people as possible about the vision and aims of Street Child World Cup. It was
incredible for our children to unite with almost 1,700 other London school children and we are sure that the
memory of becoming Guinness World Record Holders will be something they will remember for ever! You can
find out more by visiting:
Annual Parent Questionnaire 2014
Please find below the results of this year’s Annual Questionnaire for Parents. The
Governors and Staff were delighted that 99% of parents would recommend Cheam
Park Farm Junior to another parent. We were also pleased that over 90% of parents
also agreed with each question. The results of what percentage of parents agreed
with each statement is printed below and we will use these outcomes when planning
our school development priorities for the coming year. Thank you to all parents who
did return a paper questionnaire this year. No parents chose to complete the online questionnaire. Your help and
support was much appreciated.
1) My child is happy at this school
3) My child makes good progress at this
5) My child is well taught at this school.
7) The school makes sure its pupils are well
9) The school is well led and managed.
2) My child feels safe at this school
4) The school ensures my child is well looked
6) My child receives appropriate homework
8) The school deals effectively with bullying.
10) The school responds well to any concerns
I raise.
11) I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress.
In response to the issues raised by parents, we can confirm the following:
a) A very small number of parents expressed concern about their child’s progress and some parents requested
more frequent updates on their child’s progress, including what level they are at in reading, writing and Maths.
Mrs Young is currently looking into this area and parents will be receiving half termly progress reports with their
child’s current levels from next term.
b) Homework was raised as an issue by eight per cent of parents in Year 4 and 5. Parents requested more
homework for their children and some felt the homework should also be more challenging. Our Year Leaders for
Year 4 (Miss Shaw) and Year 5 (Mrs Bishop) will be looking at homework and making adjustments as necessary. If
in a few weeks, you still feel we could address this issue any better, please contact Miss Shaw or Mrs Bishop
c) One parent asked if the school would consider revising its school holiday dates in light of new legislation and a
recent debate on the subject in Parliament. This is something we would need to consider in conjunction with CPFI
and other local schools. The governing body will discuss the issue and feedback to parents at a later date.
d) One parent raised the question of electronic newsletters. Last year a specific question was asked of parents on
this subject and only 31% of respondents requested electronic newsletters. As a result, the newsletter is still sent
out on paper each week.
e) Finally, one parent felt behaviour at the school was not well managed and four parents expressed concern that
bullying is not dealt with effectively. In a recent Quality Assurance Review of the school in January, four external
inspectors found behaviour in the school to be outstanding. Any incident of bullying is taken very seriously and all
incidents are thoroughly investigated. If these four parents would like to discuss their concerns further please see
Mrs Young, Mr Colman or Mr Hedger for an appointment via school office.
New Sports Achievement Award
Monthly Winners – February 2014
Congratulations to our next two winners of our monthly Sports Achievement
Award – Charlotte Cotter & Liam Wolstenholme. The awards are in recognition
of the achievements of one boy and one girl who have really excelled in PE and
Games lessons or in an inter-school sports fixture against another school,
displaying great sportsmanship in the process. The awards were presented to Liam and Charlotte for outstanding
performances for Hi 5 Netball team in February. Both Charlotte and Liam have had their names added to the Roll
of Honour Board on our Achievement Zone shelves outside the school hall and on the MLE Celebration Room.
Congratulations! Look out at the end of term for details of March’s winners.
Please remember that children are not allowed to wear nail varnish or make up to school for any reason.
Children should also not wear boots instead of shoes as part of their regular school uniform. Many thanks
for your ongoing support in making sure that your child is correctly presented for school each day.
Stars of the Week!
Congratulations to the following children who were Stars of the Week on 27th February:
Year 3: Phoebe Poston, Mason Smart & Francesca Cotter 3DG, Bryan Lee, Anna Jackson
& Gopishan Murukadasan 3FG, Hannah Howick, Lois Fallows & Macie Yeats 3SG
Year 4: Jayna Patel, Freddie Merrell & Ivan Pilipovic 4J
Ethan Hack, Neerajaa Kumarakulendran & Marissa Bradford 4S
Year 5: Luke Prothero, Jimmy Hillsley & Hannah Richards 5B, Sophie Kavanagh, Leonie Ryan
& Danushan Rajendran 5E, Jessica Butler, Nivedaa Aravinth & Shanjayan Arunasalam 5R
Year 6: Charlie Smart, Emma Weston & Jessica Leach 6CH, Harry Cutler, Louise Searle & Joe Mellor 6GH
Jayme Shaw, Monica Hollis & Liam Wolstenholme 6W
Battle of the Books Weekly Review
This week’s book is taken from the Year 5 booklist and is ‘The Incredible Adventures of
Professor Branestawm’ by Norman Hunter …
Professor Branestawm is wonderfully nutty and fabulously entertaining. His inventions and
ideas are always entertaining mishaps. They never seem to go right. He’s madly sane and
cleverly dotty. Professor Branestawm is the most absent-minded inventor you'll ever meet
and no matter how hard he tries his brilliant ideas never seem to keep him out of crazy
What invention would you like to create? How would it help people or make life easier?
Tell your teacher your great invention idea when you hand in your book review for this great book.
Read it to find out what happens. Remember to write a review and decide whether you would recommend it to a
friend or not. Then get your bookmark stamped by your teacher. Who will be at the top of the leader board next?
Happy reading!
Battle of the Books reading lists are available on the curriculum section of our website. Visit:
Borough Hi 5 Netball Champions 2014!
Mr Parmenter reports on another excellent day for our sports teams, as the school won our
fifth trophy of an already incredibly successful 2014 ….
On Monday 24th February our Year 5&6 Hi 5 Netball team went to Greenshaw High School
to represent the school at the Borough Stage of this year’s School Games Championships.
Our team was: Lucy Sturton (c), Liam Wolstenholme (c), Amber Hendra, Charlotte Cotter,
Amelia Cornwell, Sonny Salvatore and Sam Branch. All of the children had trained
extremely hard up to the event, even beating our Year 6 Girl's Netball team in a friendly!
The tournament followed a round robin format seeing all 7 teams play each other once,
with the league winners going through to the London School Games Finals. Our first match was against
Beddington Park Primary who we beat 6 - 0. After a great start we played Westbourne B who we beat 4 - 0. Still
unbeaten and with a clean sheet we played Cheam Fields and won 5 - 0. Our fourth game was against Barrow
Hedges and we won 5 - 0. With two games to go we faced our two hardest games. Game five was against
Nonsuch. The team had to work hard and dig in deep and we managed to win 2 - 0. Still with a clean sheet and
playing some great netball we faced Westbourne A in our last game. Knowing if we won this game we would be
overall winners and go through to the School Games London finals, the children went out full of confidence. The
game finished 3 - 0 to Cheam Park Farm and we were announced overall winners. The team worked so hard and
adapted to the new sport really well. Well done to the whole team who now go through to the London Finals of
the School Games at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.
Tag Rugby Coaching for Year 3 with Harlequins RFC
As part of their weekly Games lesson, Year 3 will be receiving free coaching from fully qualified
rugby coaches from our local Premiership Rugby Union team Harlequins. The children are excited
to be receiving the coaching and have already had two really fun sessions with Harlequins. Year 3
will be working on passing, tackling, travelling with the ball and creating opportunities to score a
try. At the end of the six weeks of coaching, a number of children will go on to form our Year 3 Tag
Rugby team for this year and have a tournament in April at Sutton & Epsom RFC to look forward to.
Harlequins are also coaching our Y5&6 Tag Rugby team this half term during their after school club
sessions and they also have a tournament to look forward to in April.
Monday 17th March – Friday 21st March – Shakespeare Week for Years 3 - 6
Friday 21st March – Quiz Club Championships at St Dunstan’s C of E Primary, 2pm
Friday 21st March – Y5&6 British Heart Foundation Dodgeball Tournament, 3.15pm – 6pm
Monday 24th March – School Council visit to the Houses of Parliament
Wednesday 26th March – Orchestra Easter Concert to Parents, 9.15am
Wednesday 26th March – Year 3 Sustainable Travel Theatre Show – Go! Go! Go!
Thursday 27th March – Choir at the Sutton Primary Schools Music Festival at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Friday 28th March – Year 3 Class Assemblies to Parents: 3SG 9.40am, 3DG 10.40am & 3FG 11.40am
Friday 28th March – PSA Adults Music Quiz Night from 7.30pm
Monday 31st March – Friday 4th April - Year 5 French Language & Activity Residential to France
Friday 4th April – Last Day of Term. School finishes at 2.15pm today.
Monday 7th April – Monday 21st April – Easter Holiday
This Month’s Assembly Theme is: UNDERSTANDING
As a Rights Respecting School, we have a special assembly theme each month that helps the children to explore
different themes within the framework of the UNICEF Rights of the Child. In assemblies, and through our Circle
Time & PSHE lessons, we discuss each theme and remind the children of the importance of respecting each other
and the world around them.
This month’s theme is: UNDERSTANDING and the articles we have been looking at are:
Article 14: Every child has the right to think and believe what they want.
Article 15: Every child has the right to meet other children.
Article 30: Every child has the right to learn and use their own language.
Article 31: Every child has the right to relax and play.
Boys’ Football Fixtures
Wednesday 19th March, Barclay’s Premier League U11 Cup, S.London Group Stage, 9.45am – 3pm
Netball Borough League Results
Cheam Park Farm A 2-0 Nonsuch Primary A & Cheam Park Farm B 1-0 Nonsuch Primary B
Netball Fixtures
Tuesday 11th March v. Dorchester, Home
Wednesday 2nd April, Hi 5 Netball School Games London Finals at Crystal Palac
Girls’ Football Results
Cheam Park Farm 8-1 Holy Trinity
Girls’ Football Fixtures
Thursday 13th March, Girls Borough Cup Quarter Final v. Avenue, Home, 3.45pm
Friday 14th March, School Games Tournament – Sutton Group Phase at Nonsuch High, 9.45am
Friday 14th March, Girls Borough League v. Westbourne, Home, 3.45pm
Thursday 20th March, Girls Borough League v. St Dunstan’s, Home, 3.45pm
TBC, Surrey Cup Final v. Cleves
Tag Rugby Fixtures
Y3 Sutton & Epsom RFC Festival, Wednesday 2nd April, 12.30pm – 4pm
Y6 John Fisher Tag Rugby Festival, Wednesday 2nd April, 9am – 1pm
Indoor Athletics Fixtures
Y3&4 School Games Tournament to be held in Spring Term 2014.
Year 5 & 6 Basketball League – All on Thursdays at Westcroft Leisure Centre, Carshalton
A Team: 6/3 v. Foresters, 27/3 v. Brookfield, 24/4 v. CPFJ B, 1/5 v. Westbourne
B Team: 6/3 v. Westbourne, 27/3 v. Robin Hood, 3/4 v. Brookfield, 24/4 v. CPFJ A
Borough Year 6 Basketball Championships, Thursday 3rd July at Westcroft Leisure Centre, 1pm
School Games Cycling Championships
Wednesday 12th March at Northey Avenue Playing Fields
Hockey Fixtures
Wednesday 2nd April, Y5&6 School Games London Finals at Crystal Palace