Summer Term

Farewell Year 6!

Today (Friday 20th July) we say ‘goodbye’ to our current Year 6 after four wonderful years. The staff and governors at Elmwood would like to wish them ‘all the best’ as they take the next step to secondary school. 

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Matilda’s Revenge

Congratulations to Year 6 pupils, staff and parents for putting together such a wonderful end of year production. ‘Matilda’s Revenge’ has been performed to Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and many parents over the last week. Special thanks must go to Mrs Kirby, Mr Pollock, Miss Power and Mr Rose.

London Zoo

Year 4 were off to London Zoo on the 4th and 11th of July. They travelled by coach and spent the day looking at and learning about a whole host of animals. Special thanks to Shaheer for the photo!

Year 3 Farm Trip

Year 3 had a great time visiting Ladyland Farm. Aside from all of the wonderful animals to see everyone was treated to a ride in a tractor!

Soundstart Concerts

Well done to all of our Year 4 musicians who took part in our Soundstart concerts on Tuesday 3rd July. Thank you also to all of the parents and carers who were able to attend and our Soundstart teachers: Mrs Elliott, Mrs Parry, Mrs Bird, Mrs Hardy, Mr Tranter and Mr Shepherd. 


Clothes Collection

A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who donated clothes for our special fund raising venture. All of the clothes donated will help raise money for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens. 

Your donated clothes were taken to TK Maxx in Croydon- who support the charity- by our Rights Respecting Ambassadors on Monday 2nd July. The clothes will be sold in Cancer Research UK shops and the money used for cancer research.

Talk Bus

The Croydon ‘Talk Bus’ paid a visit to Elmwood on Friday 29th June. This service offers mobile support to young people and can offer a range of advice and guidance on a range of topics. More information can be found at


Two reminders for this week:

The Scholastic Book Fair is on for the final time on Tuesday 26th June from 3.10pm in the school hall.

Please remember to bring your donated clothes to school on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th June. We are raising money for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens and your help is needed! 


Free Cycling Courses

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From the Garden to the Lunch Hall

The first bit of ‘Elmwood-grown’ produce has made the journey from the growing area to the salad table! On Wednesday 20th of June, diners were treated to some delicious lettuce!

Inclusion Quality Mark: Inclusive School Award

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark: Inclusive School Award. This news follows a two day assessment that took place on Tuesday 5th June and Wednesday 6th June 2018. The report states: 

‘Elmwood encapsulates all that is positive about embracing the inclusion agenda.’

The author of the report goes on to say:

‘A recurring theme throughout the two-day assessment has been one of “connection”
and “family.” It certainly seems that when one has an association with the school, a
connection is formed which develops and strengthens with time. Once in the family you
are always part of the family!’

We would like to say a huge ‘Thank you and well done!’ to Mrs Kriesler and all of the pupils, parents, governors and staff who contributed to this wonderful achievement.

Garden Update

The fruit and vegetables in our growing area are coming on well . Have a look at the photos below and you will see (from top to bottom): peas, lettuce, beans, corn and blackcurrants.


The Wiggly Wild Show

On Monday 18th June, Cairis from The Wiggly Wild Show paid a visit to our school. Of course, she was accompanied by a few of her ‘special friends’ including a snake, a bearded dragon, a newt and a scorpion! The whole school attended the morning assembly to learn about these creatures. Year 4 were then treated to some workshops throughout the rest of the day.

STEM Week 11th June

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Week got off to a fantastic start with a visit from Ian Dunne and his ‘Think Like a Scientist’ show. Ian showed what some of the great minds have discovered- ranging from Galileo and forces through to Darwin and beyond. The show had great visuals and wonderful demonstrations illustrating to our pupils that they too should find out something fantastic about the universe.

Later in the week, pupils will be completing Crest Award activities, taking part in a STEM quiz and having a go at a ‘Google Doodle’.


School Photographs

A reminder that the school photographer will be in school on Friday 18th May. Please let the School Office know by Thursday 4.00pm if you DO NOT want your child’s picture to be taken. An updated Privacy Notice published by the KIttle Photgraphic company can be read below.

Kittle Photographic Privacy Notice


Half Term Bikeability Courses

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Sports Relief 2018 Total

A huge thank you to all of the children, parents, carers, family and friends who all contributed to our Sports Relief charity appeal. A grand total of £1305.37 has been raised for this very worthwhile cause.