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Year 6 Car Visit

On Thursday 15th November representatives from Jaguar visited the school along with a brand new Jaguar I-Pace. This was part of a writing project that Year 6 have been working on throughout the week. We would like to say thank you to Jaguar for taking the time to share their fantastic car with the school.

Year 5 Hampton Court Trip

Year 5 visited the historic palace at Hampton Court in November. It was the perfect opportunity to learn more about the topic and experience some Tudor artefacts first-hand.

Cinema Reward Trip

As a reward for winning our Inter-House Competition, children from Willow House attended a screening of ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ on Friday 9th November. All Willow House members, together with members of staff visited Vue Cinema on Purley Way.

HMS Belfast Trip

As part of Year 6’s history topic: The Twentieth Century, all Year 6 classes visited HMS Belfast on the River Thames.  The experience (and weather!) was enjoyed by all pupils who had the opportunity to extend their knowledge of life during World War II.

School Games Gold Mark

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We are delighted to announce that Elmwood Junior School has achieved a Gold School Games Mark in recognition of all the different sporting activities and achievements children and staff enjoyed throughout the 2017/2018 academic year. Well done to all the children at Elmwood for participating so enthusiastically in their PE lessons and after school clubs! We also thank all the children who committed their time to training for a sports team, such as Athletics, Football or Netball, this enables the teams to perform their very best in inter-school competitions. However, it must be noted that none of this would be possible without the 2017/2018 PE Leader Mr Pollock and those members of staff, both from within the school and from external agencies, who put so much work and enthusiasm into ensuring the children at Elmwood always have a wide range of exciting sporting opportunities to enjoy.

The School Games Mark is a government led award scheme to encourage and reward schools for their commitment to the development of sporting participation and achievement. At Elmwood we are pleased that the children and hard work of staff in this area has been acknowledged.

Debra Charity

Please see the certificate and message of thanks for the money the school raised for DEBRA. The money was raised as part of the work ex-pupil Fazeel did to raise awareness about his skin condition.



Harvest 2018

Our Harvest Assembly took place on Thursday 11th October in the school hall. Reverand Catherine Tucker presented ‘There is Enough’ with the help of some volunteers- illustrating the importance of sharing. The presenters for the morning were Beryl and Dylan while poems were read by Najira, Viana, Pranavchand, Malaika, Manuel, Rakin, Shazil and Safa. Peter Hall from The Croydon Refugee Day Centre gratefully received the food that was so generously donated by the children, parents and carers.

Diwali Assembly and Workshops

On Monday, 1st October 2018, Nabhinandan Das from the Hare Krishna temple in South Norwood, led an assembly on Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. Diwali symbolises the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair.

After the assembly he held workshops for the Year 3 pupils.  Staff and pupils enjoyed the workshops.

Year 6 Painshill Park

As part of Year 6’s History and Geography studies of Britain, the pupils visited Painshill Park, Cobham.  Here pupils had the opportunity to extend their knowledge of using coordination skills and life during World War II.

Elmwood Autumn Harvest

Welcome back! As you can see our school-grown produce has been harvested and has been added to our salad carts at meal times. Well done to all those who helped plant, water and pick the fruit and vegetables- we can’t wait to start growing again next year!