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Year 6 HMS Belfast London Trip

As part of Year 6’s history study ‘Events of the Twentieth Century’ pupils visited HMS Belfast on the River Thames.  Here pupils had the opportunity to extend their knowledge of life during World War II. The visits took place on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th November. The occasion also provided some time to explore the south bank by the river and take in some of the famous landmarks.  As you can see from the photos below, a great time was had by all.

Book Sale and Taster session on Monday’s Parents’ Evening

Thank you to all the parents and children who visited the hall on Monday after school. Caterlink, our school caterers, were sharing healthy desserts, study books were available to buy and safeguarding material was available to parents and carers. The books will also be available to buy on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th of November 3.15 – 4.00 pm!


A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who contributed to our Shoeshare appeal this week. We are pleased to say that the initiative- designed to raise funds for the charity Unicef- has been a huge success! Over twenty bin bags of shoes have been collected on Thursday and Friday and we estimate that they contain over two hundred pairs of shoes!

Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month pupils have looked at various black icons who have made a difference to society. Year 3 have learnt about Mary Seacole, Year 4 Rosa Parks, Year 5 Nelson Mandela and Year 6 Martin Luther King. All children also took part in a workshop lead by ‘Perform for Schools’; using freeze frame techniques to capture the essence of the studied icon. 


Harvest Festival 2017

Elmwood Junior School held our annual Harvest Festival on Thursday 12th October. We would like to offer our sincere thanks to all the parents, carers and children who brought in food for charity. This year it will be donated to the Croydon Refugee Day Centre. The food was gratefully received by Peter Hall who would also like to express his gratitude to all those who contributed. Take a look at the collections below!


A big ‘Well Done!’ should also go to our speakers: Alina, Tehrim, Azaan, Aleesa, Nazli, Shaheer, Sathursshan, Shoanna, Wictor and Usmaan. Your wonderful poems really captured the spirit of the celebration.


Dylan, Josiah, Ayyub, Kirusana, Siyanna and Precious helped our visitor, Revd. Catherine Tucker in presenting ‘Truly Grateful’: How does our food get to our tables?


…and, as is tradition, the assembly ended with the sharing of bread.



The conkers are falling thick and fast at Elmwood this year. Here are a few pictures to see what we were greeted with on the playground on Monday morning. Altogether now: ‘Conkers, I’m collecting conkers…’

Painshill Park

As part of Year 6’s History and Geography studies of Britain, pupils visited Painshill Park in Cobham, Surrey.  Here pupils had the opportunity to extend their knowledge of using coordination skills and life during World War II. The experience was thoroughly enjoyed by all those who attended.


STARS Bronze Award

Elmwood has been awarded a bronze star by STARS for promoting active, safer and responsible travel within our school community. The work undertaken by our school combined with all the STARS schools in London, has had a huge impact in reducing the number of vehicles making journeys on London’s roads. Well done everyone!