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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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  • The Mog Chronicle, issue #4 2 December 2016 Peter Johnson

    the-mog-chronicle-4-front-pageJudith Kerr Primary School journalism club pupils are very pleased to publish their Christmas edition of The Mog Chronicle, our school’s pupil newsletter.

    In this Santa-themed edition, one of our intrepid reporters managed to track down Mr Claus for a rare interview. Oli and Maya debate whether Santa really exists, and we include some great creative writing and some jaw-dropping jokes from the rest of the team.

    With huge thanks to Maria Athini for facilitating the newsletter this term.
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  • Help fund a new Early Years Playground 4 November 2016 Peter Johnson

    To parents, staff, and friends of Judith Kerr Primary School,

    Creating an Early Years Playground from a Carpark

    Please VOTE NOW to help us secure much-needed funding to create an Early Years Playground from a Car Park at Judith Kerr Primary School.

    e75b92fb079b546e7ba76f50a6b3f733The Early Years Playground needs help.  We’ve done what we can on a shoestring budget, the mud kitchen and the planting. Now it’s time to go after some bigger funds to lay a proper surface and acquire a climbing frame.

    We do very well out of bake sales but we need more than cake to make this happen! So we’re delighted to say that we’re through to the voting for the Aviva Community Fund. We now have the chance of a grant of between £10,001 and £25,000 which would make it possible to carry out this important work.

    The more support a project gets, the better its chances of securing funding. We’re therefore asking you to share the link below everywhere you can. You get 10 votes so if there’s another project you want to support as well you can share your votes.  Tweet, Facebook, WhatsApp, SnapChat, LinkedIn, or maybe put it on the bottom of your work email signature… every share, every vote will help make the Early Years Playground better.

    We have to get AS MANY VOTES AS WE CAN by 12 noon on 18th November. Voting is easy and won’t take more than 5 minutes. Follow this link:

    https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-2705

    Previous project winners have had 5000, 8000, 10000… we’re on our way but we still have some distance to travel…  so ready, steady VOTE!!

    Thank you for your support.

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  • The Mog Chronicle, issue #3 21 October 2016 Peter Johnson

    the-mog-chronicle-3-front-pageWelcome to the third edition of The Mog Chronicle, our school’s pupil newsletter, written by pupils in the JKPS journalism club.

    In this edition, we enjoy the autumn with monster pumpkins grown in the school’s own garden and some fashion ideas for halloween. There are also short stories by pupils, an appreciation of Roald Dahl’s centenary, and lots of exciting work on space and the solar system.

    The Editorial Team
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  • Open Days for 2017 admissions 26 September 2016 Peter Johnson

    Judith Kerr Primary School _2015_0995_Claudia LeisingerWe will be holding open days at school for parents and carers who will be applying for their child(ren) to join Reception in September 2017 as follows:

    Friday, 4 November 2016, from 9.15 – 10.45am
    Thursday, 10 November, from 9.15 – 10.45am

    Prospective parents are welcome at either session – no need to book a place.

    The day will involve a short introduction by the Head of School, followed by a question-and-answer session, and then a tour of the school with an opportunity to chat informally with the Head of School, local governors, and other members of the school community.

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  • The Mog Chronicle, issue #2 13 July 2016 Peter Johnson

    The Mog Chronicle 2 front pageWelcome to the second edition of The Mog Chronicle, our school’s pupil newsletter, written by pupils in the JKPS journalism club.

    In this edition, we look back at our school summer fair in June and consider the results of the school’s mock EU referendum. We also look ahead to Miss Marta’s taking on the role of Head of School next term. In between, we have some recommendations for holiday reading and how to make a refreshing milk shake for a hot summer’s afternoon.

    The Editorial Team
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  • Judith Kerr wins BookTrust award 13 July 2016 Peter Johnson

    judithkerr_bookltrustlifetimeachievementawardOur patron Judith Kerr has won the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement award for 2016. Many congratulations to Judith on this much deserved recognition. See also this Guardian article covering the event. Anyone recognise the tiger who came to the school fair?

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  • The Mog Chronicle, issue #1 23 May 2016 Peter Johnson

    Mog Chronicle issue1Welcome to the first edition of The Mog Chronicle, the newsletter created by pupils of JKPS working in the school’s journalism club. We started at the beginning of term with a blank page. Over the weeks, brainstorming and working on our many creative ideas, we have managed to create and publish the first issue of our newspaper.

    It has  been a very rewarding experience for the team and we are all looking forward to issue #2!

    With special thanks to Miss Julia for designing the Mog logo, to John Athymaritis for creating the template, and to Maria Athini for running the club and making this all happen.

    The Editorial Team
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