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NEW CLASSES FOR A NEW YEAR

On Thursday, the children found out who their class teacher will be for the new academic year in September. 
After a special assembly the children spent time with their new teacher and their classmates. We are looking forward to September already and cannot wait to see what the children can achieve. 

 

Nursery    

Miss Galea  

Mrs Ranyard          

 

Reception
Richmond: Miss Murray
Greenwich: Miss Manandhar

 

Year 1                  
Roundwood:      Miss Dixon        

Queen’s:    Mrs Zaman        

 

Year 2

Regent’s:    Mr Bradfield
Hampstead:    Mrs Williams

 

Year 3                   

Mapesbury:    Mrs Mendoza        
Alexandra:    Mr Clargo       

 

Year 4

Battersea:    Mr Waters

Victoria:    Mrs Bond

 

Year 5                   

Hyde:        Miss Bijlani
Kensington:    Miss Daly

 

Year 6

Highbury:    Mr Hudson

Primrose:     Miss Batool

 

Your child’s end of year report gave you some areas of strength, areas for development and some ways you may be able to help at home over the summer. As long as the children continue to read over the holiday, use maths in the real world for cooking, shopping or counting and help around the home by writing shopping lists or making notes about day trips - they will arrive back in September ready to continue their learning journey.

 

A FEW END OF TERM BYE BYES

The end of term is often a sad time for many children. The Year 6 children in particular have been rehearsing their Leavers Assembly (which takes place on Friday) and is their chance to look back down memory lane. However, this year we are also saying goodbye to three members of the Anson Team.

Miss Morrison
She’ll always be known as the Princess in Aladdin, but like many Australians, she didn’t just come over to the UK to take part in pantomime. She has been a key member of staff for the last three years and it is with much sadness that she will be leaving us at the end of the term. We hope to see her back at Anson in the future and wish her luck for the future. 

Mr Ali
Mr Ali left at the end of last year and we were lucky enough to get him back again to cover Miss Daly’s maternity leave. With Miss Daly returning in September Mr Ali moves on to a new challenge - but luckily for us it is in Brent, so we fully expect to see him heading to and from the gym each day! We wish him all the best in his new school. 

Dawn
It is with incredible sadness that we wave goodbye to Dawn and her lollipop at the end of the term. She has brightened our mornings and afternoons for a long time and kept us all safe at the same time. Now that she is retiring we hope that she will keep in touch in the future. We send her off with all our love and thanks. 


THE 2019 ANNIES RESULTS

It’s was show packed with memories from this year and years gone by as the staff presented the 2019 Annies on Wednesday. 
A number of former pupils came along to present awards and there was even a special guest appearance from former Headteacher, Jeff Smith. You can watch the whole show on Anson TV by going to https://tinyurl.com/Annies2019 

 

As for the winners: 
Best Director: Mrs Bond
Best Technical Contribution: Parachute Pants (Queen’s)
Best Musical Contribution: She Always Does What She’s Told (Roundwood)
Best Contribution to the Field of Dance: Baby Shark (Kensington)
The Finding the Will Rising Star Award: Sana (Battersea)
Best Performance in a Small Role: Jack (Victoria)
Best Ensemble: Nezim, Samuel, Connor, Jaylen (Kensington)
Special Recognition Award: Kasper and Bilal
Best Newcomer: Victoria (Greenwich)
Best Comedy Performance: Sara (Primrose)
Best Performance in a Supporting Role: Lyla (Kensington)
Best Performance in a Leading Role: Beth (Primrose)
Best EYFS/Key Stage One Assembly: The Nativity (Nursery and Reception)
Best Key Stage Two Assembly: Everyday Heroes (Victoria)
Jeff Smith Contribution to the Arts Award: Bobbie (Primrose)
Saadia Lansiquot Lifetime Achievement Award: Mona (Primrose)
The Anson Fellowship Award: Miss Morrison


 

 

1st July

 

LIVES NOT KNIVES AT ANSON

You may be aware that the children at Anson have been working on a film all about Youth Violence as a result of their work with the WE Schools movement. 
WE Schools gives children the opportunity to think about the impact they can make in their local community and globally through their actions. In the past this has included our work with the Brent Food Bank, films to tackle cyberbullying and plastic pollution and fundraising for water projects in Africa. 
This year the children decided they wanted to make a film about the problem of knife crime on our streets. The inspiration came from some children who know friends who have been victims of attacks and some who have tragically died as a result of their wounds. 
Inspired by one poem, written by a Year 6 pupil, we worked with groups of children in year 5 and 6 to develop a story of the hopes and dreams young people have and how these can be taken away in a moment.
The film, Lives Not Knives, was made by taking video of children and sketching over them using 1000 hand drawn images. These play back as an animation and when accompanied by the vocals and the haunting music, the impact is powerful. 
The video is already being used by the WE Schools Movement around the world, it has been used in workshops across London by a number of organisations and featured in an Into Film article.
This week, children involved in the project will be heading to Pinewood Studios to meet the Secretary of State for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport. This will give them a chance to share their film and talk about the way that film is helping them to tackle subject matter that is important to them now and for the future. 
You can watch the film on www.youtube.com/ansonprimary 

 

MUSIC CONCERTS THIS WEEK

This week sees the first of the annual music concerts in association with Brent Music Service.
On Thursday morning at 9.15am Reception and Nursery will be performing in the school hall. This will be followed in the afternoon by Years 1, 2 and 3. Their concert begins at 2.15pm.
The following week, on the 10th July, Year 4, 5 & 6 will be performing in the afternoon. 
If you can join us, it’s sure to be an impressive afternoon of musical sharing. 

 

“THE TALENT WAS INCREDIBLE”

Friday saw the Anson Primary School Talent Quest take place on the Anson stage. 
Following a tough audition stage, the final 11 acts performed in front of the whole school and blew everyone away with the special talents
We would like to thank all the children for giving up their time to practice, practice and ensuring the event was an eye-opening spectacular of talent. We are incredibly proud of the children who took part and know it is just a drop in the ocean of talent we have at Anson. 

 

STICKY SHEET EXHIBITION

The standard of homework presented by Year 3, 4 and 5 this term was quite astonishing and it was shared in our pop-up exhibition last week. 
Aside from the amount of work, the incredible models and the creativity we saw in the exhibition, we have all been impressed by the confidence the children have shown in the classroom presentations and the pride they have in their work. You can see a film of the exhibition at 
https://www.ansonprimaryschool.com/homework/
 

THE 2019 ANNIES SHOW

For those of you who are new to the school we would like to introduce you to the The Annies. 
The Annies are best describe as “better than the OSCAR ceremony” and is a chance for the staff to celebrate the work of the children on the Anson stage this year. The awards ceremony is not open to parents, due to the space in the hall, and is not recorded.
However, on Monday 8th July we will be releasing the nominees for the awards this year as well as a highlights reel of some of the amazing performances we have seen on the stage in the last 12 months. 
Then on Friday, 17th July, the ceremony takes place. The children and staff can come dressed to impress on the day for what is the best red carpet event in Brent, and possible the world! There are always surprises and, while parents are unable to attend, we will be sharing news of the winners throughout the day. 
 

 

24th June

 

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Today we launched the Summer Reading Challenge to the children in association with Brent Library Service. 
If you have taken part in the Summer Reading Challenge before you will know there is a different theme each year.
The 2019 theme is Space Chase, an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
Children taking part in the Challenge will join the super space family, The Rockets, for a thrilling mission to track down books nabbed by mischievous aliens! If they complete the challenge they will earn a gold medal by the end. The challenge launches on the 13th July in all libraries across England, Wales and Scotland so even if you are on holiday you can still take part. 
Let’s see how many medals Anson pupils can earn!
 

SPORTS DAY AT WILLESDEN

Just a reminder that Sports Day will be taking place on Wednesday at Willesden Green Sports Centre. 
The children will come to school at the normal time and will travel to the event by coach. 
Parents are welcome to join us for the entire day, but must make their own way to the event. Please be aware parking is limited in the area. 
When the children arrive they will take part in the Race for Life event. This will be 2.5 laps of the track. We are still looking for as many sponsors for the children as possible. Every child has now been given a sponsor form and we will also be sending home a text link to our donation page. We’ve extended the deadline so all sponsor forms should be returned to the school by Friday, 5th July. 
We are excited about the event. It’s always a fun day and full of high spirits. We hope you will be able to join us and support your child on the day and help us to raise as much money for Cancer Research as possible. Please note that the weather forecast says it will be very hot so make sure your child is prepared with sunblock, a hat and water. 

 

FUND RAISING HEROES

We have been amazed at the number of donations for the children’s Race for Life this Wednesday. 
We set an ambitious target of £2000 for the event and have already raised over £600 for the charity with the event still to take place. 
If you have donated, thank you. Your donation will make a difference. If you have the paper sponsorship form you can return this with the sponsorship money to the school by Friday, 5th July. 
We will then add this money to the final total.
 

STAYING SAFE THIS SUMMER

It can be hard to keep track of what your child is doing on social networks, apps and games. Or know how to keep them safe.
That's why the NSPCC has teamed up with O2. Together they are helping parents untangle the web and teach their children to be Share Aware.
Because, just like in real life, kids need your help to stay safe online. We’ve always had the same message at Anson. Forget about the technology it’s the behaviour that we need to deal with. 
For example, every parent encourages their child not to talk to a stranger on the street or in the park. However, what does a stranger look like online? That’s the part children need help with.
If the message is consistent then their behaviour will be consistent, with or without technology.
The NSPCC says, “We talk to children about crossing the road, bullying and speaking to strangers. But what about staying safe in the digital world?
Having regular conversations about what your child is doing online - just like you would their day at school - is the best way to keep them safe.
You'll be able to spot any problems, encourage them to come to you if they’re worried and make sure they know what’s ok to share online - and what’s not.
You can find out more about the social networks, apps and games your child uses with our Net Aware tool.”
The Net Aware tool is available at: https://www.net-aware.org.uk 
You can watch the Share Aware video at: http://tinyurl.com/shareaware 
 

 

 

13th June

 

LOOSE CHANGE LUNCHTIME

Next week sees the beginning of Loose Change Lunchtime at Anson Primary School. 
Having been postponed for one week due to poor weather, the children in Year 6 have been working hard planning their summer extravaganza. They have created a number of interactive stalls where children can win prizes, purchase treats, take part in games and challenges. 
As usual the children need your help to make it all happen. So, please begin to send in old DVDs, toys (working condition), full tins (soup, beans, tomatoes etc.), bottles (ketchup, water etc.) and anything else you think would be useful. 
The children in Year 6 will collect the contents every day from your child’s class.
Next week, all children are able to bring  loose change (money) to school, in an enveloped with their name on it. They should only bring coins as the children will not have enough money to change notes. 
Loose Change Lunchtime runs from Tuesday to Friday and begins at 12pm.
 

SPORTS WEEK 2019

It’s Sports Week next week and the children will be taking part in a range of activities throughout the week. 
Please ensure that they come to school dressed for exercise with the appropriate clothes and footwear. The weather is looking good so you may want to apply sunscreen before the start of the school day. 

 

TALENT QUEST AUDITIONS

The children in Key Stage Two have the opportunity to take part in the Talent Quest Auditions this week. 
On Thursday and Friday we will be giving them a chance to share their talent with the judges. If they are successful then parents will be invited to see them perform as part of the Talent Quest later in the term. 

 

SPORTS DAY AT WILLESDEN

Sports Day will be taking place on Wednesday 26th June at Willesden Green Sports Centre. 
The children will come to school at the normal time and will travel to the event by coach. 
Parents are welcome to join us for the entire day, but must make their own way to the event. Please be aware parking is limited in the area. 
When the children arrive they will take part in the Race for Life event. This will be 2.5 laps of the track. We are still looking for as many sponsors for the children as possible. Every child has now been given a sponsor form and we will also be sending home a text link to our donation page. All sponsor forms should be returned to the school by Friday, 28th June. 
We are excited about the event. It’s always a fun day and full of high spirits. We hope you will be able to join us and support your child on the day and help us to raise as much money for Cancer Research as possible. 

 

POLICE WORKSHOPS KS2

You may be aware that a number of children in Key Stage Two have been working with the Metropolitan Police in recent weeks. 
The annual visits from the police officers are provided to talk about topics that are affecting young people across the capital city. This includes gang culture and travel safety.
Have a chat with your child to see what tips they took away from the sessions.

 

ICE CREAM VAN - DANGERS

Please be aware that the ice cream van seen outside the school is not parking safely and has almost hit two members of our school community. 
If the van is parked on the zig-zag or double yellow lines we would encourage you NOT to buy any ice cream to avoid potential accidents. 
We have spoken with traffic enforcement teams to attempt to ensure the driver follows our request and parks safely.

 

COFFEE MORNING

Health4Life are hosting a coffee morning for parents on Wednesday 19th June at 9am. Some of the topics they will cover include the Eatwell Guide, food labels and portion sizes. It’s free, so join us!

 

DATES FOR THE DIARY


June


7: Year 3&4 Residential Trip

17: Loose Change Lunchtime and London Maths Week

17: Sports Week

19: Health 4 Life Coffee Morning

26: Sports Day & The Race for Life from 10am

28: Talent Quest 2019


July

4: Music Concert for EYFS, Y,2,3

10: Year 4,5,6 Music Concert

15: Reports home

18: New Classes released

18: Parents’ Evening 

23: Last day of Term


 

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