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Year 5: Lanfranc Day

On Wednesday 6th February two classes from Year 5 spent the day at The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy. The event was full of activity- including music, food and sport- and was thoroughly enjoyed by all!

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Year 4: Sound Start Concert

Well done to all the Year 4 children who took part in our mid-year Sound Start concerts on Tuesday 5th February. The strings, wind instruments, ukuleles and recorders were all sounding very tuneful as I’m sure those parents and carers who attended would agree!

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George Knowland Award 2019 

Congratulations to Oumou and Shyam- winners of the George Knowland Award 2019. The certificates were presented in person by Eric Buckmaster on behalf of the Commando Veterans Association. Also in attendance was The Worshipful the Mayor of Croydon Councillor Bernadette Khan (pictured below with our winners), Rev. George Parsons and representatives from Featherstone Homes: a property company who have recently built ‘Knowland Mews’, a new development named in honour of George. Thank you to all those who attended- we hope to see you again next year!



Book Week 2019: Fancy Dress Parade

Well done to all the children, parents, carers and staff who made such huge efforts to participate in this year’s Fancy Dress Parade. As you can see from the photos below, the school hall was transformed into a kaleidoscope of invention and colour. The Fancy Dress Parade traditionally marks the end of the week which has also included: storytelling with Mrs Buck and Mr Cramp, writing competitions, book clubs and an author visit. Thank you to Mrs Maharaj for organising such an enjoyable week.

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Book Week 2019: Dan Freedman

Author Dan Freedman visited the school on Thursday 24th January as part of our Book Week celebrations. Dan, author of the ‘Jamie Johnson’ series of books, undertook some filming, gave an inspirational talk on his career and signed some of his books for eager Elmwood pupils. Everyone at Elmwood would like to say thank you to Dan- we hope to see you again soon!

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Film-making Competition Winners

Congratulations to Elmwood’s Digital Leaders for their entry into a national film-making competition. Placed third in the Grow On, Film It’ competition, judges said ‘Elmwood’s had that extra something that caught the eye’. Congratulations must also go to Mrs Henfry who helped organise the project. Have a look at some of the screenshots below.

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