Dear parents, carers, staff, governors and friends at Brindishe Green

This week at Brindishe Green

Eid Mubarak to all families and staff who have celebrated this week.

It has been a great week back at school with so much going on, finishing off with no- internet Friday! It wasn’t our choice, but at least it will be back up and running for Monday. Y5 Mangrove have been making their own versions of the Brindishe Green prospectus, children in KS2 have been busy winning sports competitions (see below), Y2 Cedar have been creating their own Van Gogh-style self portraits, and Reception Chestnut 2 children have been observing and getting to know some very unusual silk worms visiting their class.

Sports success

What talented children we have at Brindishe Green! Supported by Lewis Iannancone and Danny Gray we have won first prize in 2 separate competitions this week. Eight talented children from Y3 and 4 took part in a cricket tournament against 16 other Lewisham schools on Wednesday. We are also delighted that Brindishe Manor and Brindishe Lee took second and third prizes respectively in this competition.

On Thursday it was the turn of 10 athletes from Y5 and 6. After some fierce competition, they won first prize against 20 other Lewisham schools and these young athletes will once again represent Lewisham at the London Youth Games being held next month! This is the third time this year that Brindishe Green has gone through to the London Youth Games and it is such an honour for us to be able to represent our borough. We are very proud of the children and will keep you posted about how they get on.

Rights Respecting at Brindishe Green

Article 29 (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.

Fantastic attendance this week!

Best attendance from Chestnut 1, Mangrove and Magnolia. Best punctuality from Acer and Magnolia at 100% each!

Very well done to you all.

Visit from the ‘For Jimmy’ Foundation

On Tuesday, children in Years 4-6 were visited by Margaret Mizen who came to speak them about the importance of peace, forgiveness, hope and standing up for what is right, when building safer societies. She told the children about the death of her son Jimmy, in Lee, in 2008. Over the next 5 weeks the ‘For Jimmy’ foundation will be teaching our Year 6

children about Safe Havens (a place where young people can turn to if they feel unsafe on their way to and from school) and on how to keep themselves safe in their communities.

Diary dates

10 June Phonics screening week

18 June Y1+2 sports day

June 5 - 6pm Meeting for new Reception parents and carers (Sep 2019)June Y3+4 sports dayJune 6pm Full Governing Body meeting. Please let us know if you would like to attend and we will arrange seating for you.With best wishes,

Gerlinde Achenbach