Deptford Park Primary School

The World in Our School

Red Nose Day 2021

To support Red Nose Day this year, the school had a ‘Wear your Pyjamas to School Day” on Friday 19th March.

Our children raised £231 for this wonderful cause – Thank you for your support!!!

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Returning To School – April 2021

School closes for the Easter Holidays this Wednesday (31st March) at 3.30pm.  We re-open for children on Tuesday 20th April.  We will continue to operate Year Group Bubbles and the start and finish times/gates will continue as before the holidays.  
If your child displays Coronavirus symptoms or has a positive test over the holidays you should report this to the school on 0208 692 4351.  Full details can be found by clicking the link below;

Easter Holiday Coronavirus Reporting

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday and we look forward to seeing you on 20th April.

 

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World Book Day 4th March 2021

Dear Parents,

Although the majority of our children will not be in school on Thursday 4th March we are still celebrating World Book Day.

Each of our Google Classrooms will have special activities during the whole week beginning Monday 1st March to promote reading. We are also encouraging our pupils to utilize the wide variety of books available for the children to enjoy on Bug Club, with reading comprehensions and ‘read-along’ options.  Throughout this week we will also be holding a competition for each phase, with a prize for the class that reads the most bug club books.  If your child needs their Bug Club login details you will be able to request these on your Google Classroom wall.

To celebrate and encourage a lifelong love of books and reading at home and school, we will be holding a virtual Usborne Book Fair from Monday 1st March to Friday 5th March to coincide with World Book Day.  The project is being organised in partnership with Usborne Books, and every book purchased at the School Book Fair will mean more free books for our School. Usborne will also donate up to 60% of the total spend in EXTRA FREE BOOKS to the school. Please help us to enhance our reading resources for pupils by visiting the virtual Book Fair during the week.  

You can access the dedicated group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/232777334849508

Payment can be made by card or Paypal and World Book Day vouchers are also accepted for £1 off any chosen book. (An electronic version of the voucher is attached to this letter. There will be range of fact, fiction, sticker and activity books and Jigsaws available as well as a number of special offers too so I’m sure there will be something for everyone.

We are also encouraging children to dress up as their favorite book character for their class’s google meeting during the week of World Book Day.

Happy Reading!

World Book Day Token

 

On World Book Day, the Lewisham Mental Health Support Team are delighted to share with you news that Lewisham Library will soon be stocking new titles from the Reading Well for Mental Health Collection for Children, Young People, and Adults.

  Please click here for the full list of available titles.

Whilst the MHST cannot recommend particular books, these titles are being provided free for libraries across England, by The Reading Agency and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

The books will be available from Lewisham Library once re-opened, but many of them are also accessible in e-book format for free for Lewisham Library members. 

 If you are not currently a member, please visit the following website to find out more: 

 https://lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/libraries/using-the-library/join-the-library 

 We hope you find these resources helpful, and enjoy reading on World Book Day!

 The Lewisham MHST

 

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Online Safety

During this time, children will be spending more time online, using platforms like YouTube. Please take a look at the online safety tips from the NCPCC here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety/

Remember, you can put parental controls on your children’s devices, so that they can’t access inappropriate content. Make sure they know to talk to you if anything they don’t like happens. The internet is a wonderful place, as long as you stay safe!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

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School Closure – January 2021

In light of the recent Government announcement regarding the reopening of Primary Schools in London this January please find below a letter from the Headteacher.

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Parent Governor Elections – Results

Following our recent Parent Governor Elections – We are pleased to publish the results below:

Thank you to all the candidates for standing for these posts and Thank You to all the parents who took the time to vote.

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Letter from Headteacher re: Closure of Y1 bubble.

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Welcome Back To School

We are happy to welcome our children back to school . In order to keep your child and our staff safe we have made some changes to our school day. Please read the letter from Ken Johnson below for details of how and when your child should return.

You can also click on one of the links below to view a welcome video from your child’s new teacher.

For Reception click below;

https://deptfordpark.sharepoint.com/:v:/s/SchoolOffice/Ebm5cwxkgZdEudA6Fjd0ZasBcpKtwaSzZvExfJpFoS2Neg?e=tbdmOV

For Y1 click below;

https://deptfordpark.sharepoint.com/:v:/s/SchoolOffice/EfbRB5eQQMJKoDcFj6ydoeAB52t98Xqr1KIgy_EMHNizxg?e=yCcrOm

For Y2 click below;

https://deptfordpark.sharepoint.com/:v:/s/SchoolOffice/EfCeLxEw7OFLkKtLflgUdV4BCUBC0Rvodd0l6f22R8lELw?e=JRG8S1

For Y3 click below;

https://deptfordpark.sharepoint.com/:v:/s/SchoolOffice/ESkn419NN2NOmiMHQsMLliAB1YzpjRqITG9lvwyewmSRXQ?e=i8UObM

For Y4 click below;

https://deptfordpark.sharepoint.com/:v:/s/SchoolOffice/Efz1KTF6UHFCjpZcGn_7kWEBr88PVOLf8Q4Zd3DgFsKnWQ?e=5nH5hf

For Y5 click below;

https://deptfordpark.sharepoint.com/:v:/s/SchoolOffice/EVgKzDRYcndIqDUHRteUAQQB6pYcS2QtAlIeuuKIr31_ng?e=FJ8pEG

For Y6 click below;

https://deptfordpark.sharepoint.com/:v:/s/SchoolOffice/ETlT0PF3YrBOiiuj4FJHQOABy5oChvXRrrZF9ttDZEfn4A?e=WWAdsr

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Deptford Park Statement on Black Lives Matter

Lewisham Leaders stand together to condemn the unlawful murder of an innocent black man, George Floyd in Minneapolis and sadly those other unlawful deaths in America that have followed after, due to racism.

We stand united in our commitment to tackle and challenge racism, address inequality and call out discrimination.

As educators of a school population which is made up of a significant numbers of children and families from Black and ethnic minority communities, we cannot remain silent.

The murder of George Floyd must prompt careful reflection about racism in Britain today, and the extent to which it shapes our values, politics and economic life.  We all have a duty to address systemic racism in our society and uphold this in our united condemnation of the unlawful murder of an innocent black man, George Floyd.

Deptford Park Primary School is a warm and welcoming place for everyone.  Our core values include kindness, integrity and respect – these are at the heart of all we do.  We are always here for you, regardless of your race, sexuality, gender, religion or anything else which makes you, you.

Today and every other day, all of us at Deptford Park stand as one in the belief that racism is an abhorrence that we reject.  Our community needs and deserves to feel safe in the belief that we condemn all acts of racism and violence.

#BlackLivesMatter

 

 

 

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E- Safety

This week is Safer Internet Week in school, we have been teaching our children how to stay safe online in special lessons and assemblies.  Please find below links to some useful resources for parents and children.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety/

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

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Parental Survey Results

Thank you to all our parents who completed our survey.  We have now analysed the results and can now share them with you in the attached letter.

Letter to parents re survey results January 2020

We will keep you updated as we work through your suggestions and comments and use them to shape the future of our school. 

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Newsletters are now online

In an effort to cut down on our paper consumption in school, we are now publishing our newsletters online rather than sending home a paper copy.  If you would like a paper copy, please ask at reception and one will be printed off for you.  You can see our latest newsletter by clicking the link below or view previous newsletters by going to Parents and following the link to Newsletters.

Newsletter January 2018

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Ofsted Report

Please find attached the report from Ofsted’s recent visit.

Deptford Park Ofsted Report

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Our ‘Happy’ music video is live!

We had so much fun starring in and creating our music video, we hope you enjoy watching it!

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