Elmwood Junior School, Lodge Road, Croydon, CR0 2PL
020 8684 4007

Time Tables Rock Stars

The school is now using Times Tables Rockstars to support children with learning and becoming fluent with their times tables. Each child has their own log in details and can use this fantastic resource at home to help with their times tables. The programme is also available as an app on the following platforms. Times…
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Improving our environment for the future

To mark the recent Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II, Elmwood Juniors signed up to an initiative run by The Woodland Trust to plant more trees on our school grounds and in our community. The trees have now been delivered and the children have been hard at work planting them. This is a great opportunity for…
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Choir Notice

Dear Choir Parents/Carers, Firstly just to let you know that we have created specific Google Classrooms for choirs. If your child logs on to Google Classroom as usual, they should have an invite to join their choir classroom. In there they will find all the words of the songs we are learning and some links…
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October Newsletter

Catch up with the latest news from in and around our school with the October newsletter!

Free Workshops for Pupils

Croydon are offering some new opportunities for your Key Stage 2 pupils, including free workshops for anyone in receipt of pupil premium funding. Local Library Classes Croydon Music & Arts is launching some new classes in local libraries (New Addington, Purley and Thornton Heath), aimed at introducing KS2 pupils to a range of different musical…
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Healthy Harvest

The children’s hard work over the spring term has started to reap the rewards with our current harvest of fruit and vegetables. Our garden continues to provide the school kitchen with healthy produce which are added to the school dinners and salad bar.

Succulent Strawberries

It’s harvest time in the Elmwood garden and our children have been enjoying a side dish in their fruit salads at lunch.

The Queen’s Jubilee Flower Display

Please come and visit our flower display for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee which the children helped design, plant and maintain. It is located on the lawn area by the main school gate.

Croydon Music & Arts Half-Term Activities

You will take part in an intensive two day workshop. Creating choreography, drama and music that will end in an exciting performance of your work! The workshop is free for anyone receiving Free School Meals and £40 for anyone else. Encanto Workshop Easter Course — Croydon Music & Arts (croydonmusicandarts.co.uk)

Maths in Gardening?

Mr Ozgu never misses an opportunity to discuss maths. Here he has organised the pots into four rows of six and asked the children to think mathematically and share what they could see. This week’s gardening group had a tour of our current crop and planted lots of sunflower seeds which you will hopefully see…
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How reading with your child supports their language and learning

For Year 3 and 4 Parents! Come and meet parents from both schools along with Miss Walsh, Mrs Kriesler and Elmwood Juniors’ Speech and Language Therapist, Natasha. There will be a presentation from the therapist followed by an opportunity to ask questions or speak to the SaLT or SENCos.

Summer Flowers

The children are busy unpacking our summer flowers. Some of these will be used in our pots outside the school and some will be used to create a display of red, white and blue flowers to commemorate the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Mint Delivery

Although we are yet to plant our spring crop, the mint that the children planted in STEM Week 2021 is in full flow so we made sure we delivered lots to the kitchen for our school lunches.

Girl’s Football Update

Cup Matches Elmwood 6 vs 2 Atwood Elmwood 11 vs 0 St Josephs Elmwood 1 vs 0 Park Hill Elmwood 3 vs 2 Gresham Primary Our team of 14 girls have shown tremendous resilience and sportsmanship during this exciting and ongoing league and cup fixture. So far, we are yet to lose a league or…
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Easter Lunch

Join us on the 30th March for a special Easter Themed Lunch!

Free Neurodiversity in Families online workshop

This is being led by Dr Joanne Riordan, Independent Educational and Child Psychologist.  Please find details attached.To register for the 10-11.30am workshop on the 31st March, please use the below link. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/neurodiversity-in-families-registration-276789243077 To register for the 7.30-9pm workshop on the 31st March, please use the below link. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/neurodiversity-in-families-registration-276849754067 Please only register for 1 event.  If you can no longer attend, please…
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Scholastic Book Club – Spring 2022

Reading has never been more fun! Let’s Celebrate 25th Anniversary of World Book Day – Thursday, 3rd March 2022! WORLD BOOK DAY TOKENS To celebrate World Book Day (3rd March, 2022), every child will receive a BOOK TOKEN worth £1.00, which is sponsored by National Book Tokens. ‘You Are A Reader’ is the theme for…
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World Book Day 2022

On Thursday 3rd March, Elmwood Junior School celebrated World Book Day! Every pupil received a £1 Book Token that was sponsored by National Book Tokens. Children and staff dressed up as their favourite characters with special prizes awarded! Children and adults shared in their love of reading by listening to audio books, watching a video message from ‘Jamie…
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