Well done to two of our Year 1 pupils who have won 3rd prize in a national competition for their entry into the ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ competition. They worked collaboratively to design a pattern in reaction to racism and used face paints to put their design onto their partner’s face, reinforcing the important message that the colour of our skin is not important.
Our pupils will be going to the Awards Ceremony to receive their prize, which will be held at the West Ham United Football Club on Thursday 28th April 2016.
We have now introduced a times table challenge at Robert Blair.
Each week, children will be challenged in school to answer as many times tables questions as possible in a given time. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded at our Friday assembly to celebrate pupils’ achievements.
It is expected that children practice their times table at home on a regular basis.
Go to our Maths Zone page to see who received a medal!
During Assembly this week we discussed the variety of Faiths represented in our school. We have asked the children to complete an ‘Interfaith Artwork’ as a homework project for a school display. Selected work will be included in the Islington 2016-2017 interfaith calendar.
The theme for all works of art will be “Different Faiths Living and Working Together.” Please support your child to complete a piece of art with this theme for homework.
The picture size can be no greater than A3. Please use paints, coloured pens, markers, collage, print or material (no chalk or pencil).
Your submission should be given to your teacher by Monday 8th February.
We are very much looking forward to seeing your artwork!
Our ESOL classes have started and are very popular. We still have some places if you are interested. Do not hesitate to call us for more information.
Classes take place on Mondays, 10.30am – 12pm.
We are now trialling the starting of each day with a ‘Soft Start’. This means when your child arrives at school they will be able to go straight to class where they will have the opportunity to organise themselves for the day and get ready for their learning. They will have time to put their bags and coats away independently, organise their book bags, homework or equipment and settle themselves to a quiet activity ready for registration. Research has shown that this approach has a positive impact on childrens readiness for learning at the start of the school day.
Teachers and members of the leadership team will be available to support your child to move to class independently and answer
any questions or queries you may have.
Children form years 1 to 6 will be able to move straight to class when they arrive at school. Reception children will be able to go
into class at 8.50am and Nursery children at 9am. For children in Nursery we ask that parents stay and support their child to
settle into class for the first 10 minutes of the day.
Please take the time to share your thoughts and feedback about this new initiative with the leadership and management team
who will be in the playground and in and around the school entrances at the start of each day.
One of our donors, Level 3 communication, came today to visit the school and discover our solar panels. We could not have succeed in our project without them, so we would like to thanks them once more for their donation.
We are also quite excited to carry on developing links with them and discover the fantastic work they are doing in their company…
With Christmas approaching and our Peter Pan’s performance, Robert Blair is fundraising for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
We raise money so that Great Ormond Street Hospital can provide world-class care for its young patients and their families, and to pioneer new treatments and cures for childhood illnesses.
If you wish to give, please visit this link: Justgiving page.
To read the article, follow this link: Islington Gazette.
Are you an Islington resident aged 19 or over, or have a child in an Islington school? Would you like to brush up on your skills or learn something new? Islington Council’s Adult And Community courses may have just the thing for you, with a range of courses including IT, English and Maths, Child Care, Admin and Customer Services. All courses are free, but you must be receiving in work or out of work benefits. For more information on what’s available, or to sign on to a course, why not pop along to one of our Learning Centres on Thursday 7 or Friday 8 January 2016 9.30am-4pm ? Our staff will be happy to help you! Please bring along proof of benefits and your identity, so that we can enrol you on the course you choose.
For more information: ACL leaflet