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  • The Mog Chronicle, Issue #8 21 July 2017 Judith Kerr Primary School

    Midsummer Madness! The final issue of The Mog Chronicle for 2016/17 is about some of the crazy things our primary school writers have seen and heard, from travel adventures and silly maths to people following their dreams against all the odds.

    Well done to all our journalism club children and many congratulations on producing such good work.

    As ever, thanks to Maria Athini for facilitating and John Athymaritis for the layout and design, and for making this club such a success over the last year.

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  • JPKS Sports Kit launched 5 July 2017 Peter Johnson

    Unveiling the new sports kitWe’re delighted to have taken delivery of our new school sports kit. Earlier this year, we invited pupils to design a kit to represent Judith Kerr Primary School. We received many very creative entries, many picking up themes from our patron author’s work. In the end, the design submitted by Jonathan Hoffman was realised by Krusada Teamwear and unveiled at a school assembly last week. Based on the school’s blue colour, and naming the team “JKPS Tigers”, the new strip is a smart addition to the school’s identity.

    Our Year 5 team gave JKPS Tigers their first outing in Peckham Rye Park on Tuesday.

    Judith Kerr Primary School is grateful to the Kindergarten Forest Hill, which most generously sponsored the production of our new kit.

     

    Year 5 team in new sports kit

     

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  • Reading Challenge 20 June 2017 Marta Correia
    Reading Awards

    Well done to the children who have been reading regularly and have won our reading challenge.  You only have 5 weeks left to earn your rewards!

    So keep on reading!

    Reception

    Reception reading challenge

     

    Year 1

    Year 2

                        

    Year 3

                         

    Year 4

    Year 5

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  • Election Special 9 June 2017 Judith Kerr Primary School

    The country needs leadership, and it’s here, at JKPS

    Candidates for PM

    After the general election, as the UK ponders the shape of its next government, we can be sure the future will be brighter should any of the Judith Kerr Primary School children choose a career in politics. In today’s assembly, we held an election special during which children from Year 2 to Year 5 argued why they would make a great prime minister. Massive congratulations to the following children for delivering their speeches in front of the school:

    Year 2 Sufiyan
    Year 3 Zarah E, Elena, Aalia, Oskar, Simi, Raynon, Nathan, Joshua, Amelie, Simi
    Year 4 Lotta, Maya, John, Clara
    Year 5 Jeta, Emil, Theo

    Their priorities for making our country a fairer and happier place included: introducing more renewable energy; better funding for the education, health, police and fire services; reversing Brexit; promoting science; introducing a 4-day week in schools; more free school meals; reducing the voting age; opening libraries; and…. allowing fidgets in class!

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  • The Mog Chronicle, Issue #7 25 May 2017 Peter Johnson

    This issue of The Mog Chronicle is all about travel and countries around the world. There are interesting facts and stories from various places in Europe to countries much further away, such as South Africa, New Zealand, and Japan.

    One of the greatest Polish scientists was Marie Curie, and there’s a profile of her as well as of her famous predecessor Copernicus, also from Poland.

    As ever, thanks to Maria Athini for facilitating and John Athymaritis for the layout and design.

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  • SENCO: recruitment 5 May 2017 Peter Johnson

    We are seeking an experienced SEN Coordinator to lead, manage, develop and maintain high quality SEN provision at Judith Kerr Primary School. You will enable quality teaching, excellent learning outcomes and success for all pupils.  This is a part-time position starting in September 2017. The deadline for applications is Monday, 5 June 2017.

    If you are interested in this position and to read the requirements for this role, please download the application materials on our vacancies page. Please call the school on 020 7738 6481 if you wish to discuss any of our vacancies with the Head of School.

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  • German Teachers: recruitment 5 May 2017 Peter Johnson

    German teachingWe are seeking to appoint part-time German teachers to add to our language resources and deliver our distinctive curriculum. You will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with fluent or native-level German language skills, qualified either in the UK or Germany. The deadline for applications is Monday, 19 June 2017.

    If you are interested in this position and to find out more, please download the application materials on our vacancies page. Please call the school on 020 7738 6481 if you wish to discuss any of our vacancies with the Head of School.

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  • The Mog Chronicle, Issue #6 29 March 2017 Peter Johnson
    Mog Chronicle issue 6, front pageThis half term The Mog Chronicle‘s editors challenge your scientific skills. What is a Crud box? What is a D-Shirt? How is mythology connected to technology? Our brilliant reporters came face to face with robots, tried complicated experiments at home and explored science fiction on stage, in fashion and in pop culture.
    They also found out about the life and contributions to science and public health of Sir James Black, who worked in our school building during the 1980s and 90s.
    Special thanks for this 8-page edition to John Athymaritis who worked tirelessly for long hours to design and deliver the pdf on time.
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  • Governing Body vacancies 24 March 2017 Peter Johnson

    The Judith Kerr Primary School Local Governing Body (“LGB”) would like to hear from members of our parent or local community who wish to serve the school as Governor and who complement the skills and experience currently contained in the LGB.

    The LGB currently comprises eight external members, most of whom are parents of children at the school, a staff representative, and the Head of School. It meets once a term to review educational progress, to consider policies and to monitor the school’s financial position. Away from formal meetings, all Governors also have specific roles and areas of interest that call for ongoing commitment and diligence. Governors should attend training to support their work. This voluntary role can be demanding at times but is also enjoyable and rewarding.

    The size of the Governing Body is flexible and can be adapted to suit the school’s needs. Governors recently agreed to seek one or two new members to improve further the capacity of the LGB to support the school.

    If you are interested in joining the LGB, please download the information pack and application form. The information pack sets out the requirements of the role and the skill sets we are currently especially interested in. To apply, please send your application form and the supporting information requested in the pack by email to the Chair of Governors or leave the documents at the school office, addressed to the Chair of Governors, by Wednesday 19 April.

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  • The Mog Chronicle, Issue #5 9 February 2017 Peter Johnson

    Mog Chronicle #5, front pageJust in time for St Valentine’s Day, the journalism club pupils at Judith Kerr Primary School have published a bumper edition of the children’s newspaper The Mog Chronicle.

    This love-themed edition contains reflections on love we feel for our families, friends, and pets, and how love has been portrayed in music and literature. There are play reviews by Jerry and Arlo, a new song lyric by Katie, and – if that wasn’t enough – an interview with our music teacher Miss Nemiah.

    As ever, many thanks to Maria Athini for facilitating the newsletter this term.

     

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