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WELCOME TO THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019

Welcome to Furness Primary School

Furness Primary School aims to provide a safe and positive atmosphere which stimulates a working environment and where children can achieve high standards through a solid foundation of teaching across a creative and broadly balanced curriculum.  We endeavour to provide all of our children with the skills needed to develop positive attitudes, where mutual respect, values and sensitivity are nurtured within a culturally diverse community.

Attendance –Target 96%

It is vital your child attends school every single day, on time.

20% absence is the equivalent to one day’s absence, every week throughout the school year.
20% absence over 5 years is the equivalent to a whole year missed!

Autumn Term 2018

Year 6 - Into University

Some of our Year 6 pupils took part in an Into University Week where they learnt about the benefits of proceeding to higher education and of the endless opportunities education can offer. They visited the London School of Economics and met with students who have embarked on degree courses in pursuit of their chosen career. There was also the opportunity to visit the famous HMS Belfast on one day. Those children who did not attend last week will do so next week.

Ofsted Parent View

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected. 

Click the link below to register and complete a survey to help your child’s school improve. 

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/login?destination=give-your-views

PE 2018-2019

Please remember to bring your PE kit to school on Monday because sometimes, PE might be delivered on a different day, on a particular week due to assessments. 

Summer Term 2018

Year 5 School Trip - Floating Classroom

Year 5 studetns had the amazing opportunity to explore the Floating Classroom, which is a place where pupils were offered imaginative, engaging and fun learning experiences inspired by London’s waterways and green spaces. They were encouraged to be curious, take a delight in discovery and forge a sense of kinship with the natural world for people living in the city.

Year 2 School trip - Queens Park

Year 2 children had lots of fun outdoors on this day out at Queens Park.

Nursery Sports Day

Last week, Nursey pupils had their Sports Day at Roundwood Park and they had a fun day. Thank you to all parents who came to support.

Sports Day - Friday 29th June

Sports Day Was a great success and a day enjoyed by students, parents and teachers. Thank you to all of those who came to support their children.

Princess Diana Anti-bullying Conference

Mrs Cooke and Miss Ramla took a group of children from years 3-5 from the School Council to attend the Princess Diana Anti-Bullying Training on Friday 18th May at the Alec Reed Academy. The children took part in games and activities to inspire them to effectively tackle bullying in schools and to build successful campaigns.  They will now be the Anti-bullying Ambassadors for the school. For more info about this campaign click here.

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Walk to School Week, which takes place each May, is a country-wide celebration of walking. Easch year Living Streets puts together a fun themed challenge to take on while walking to and from school. In 2017, 400,000 children and their families joined the challenge and got a taste of the many benefits the simple act of walking can bring.

Walk to school Day

Walk to school day was on Wednesday 9th, where children and parents were encouraged to walk to school rather than using their cars.  There were various different pick up points, where parents and children could join the walking buses.  The walking buses were led by teachers and teaching assistants who ensured that children arrived to school safely and on time to start the school day.

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Spelling Bee Competition

Furness came joint first with Oakington Manor Primary School in the 2018 spelling competition. We are so proud of all the students who took part.

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Dr Bike

Dr Bike came to school on 25th April. This was a free bike check for everyone who brings their own bicycle to school. This activity was open to all bikes whether they belong to pupils, parents or school staff. The Dr Bike session is a health check with minor faults such as punctures and brakes fixed. As well as having bikes tuned by a mechanic, children enjoyed a healthy snack for scooting and cycling to school on that day.

End of Spring Term 2018 Activities

Easter Bonnet Parade

Spring Music Concert

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The choir and other talented students, took part in a Spring music concert organised by Mr Francis. They performed so well, making their parents very proud. Thank you parents for supporting your children and attending the concert.

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Badminton Tournament

Year 5 and 6 children took part in a Badminton tournament this week. Well done to the winners below. The level of skill and strategy shown was impecable. Everyone received a prize for taking part

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In March at Furness

Visit from NSPCC

We welcomed at Furness the NSPCC which is a leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. They help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening online and in person.

World Book Day - Friday 9th

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

Science Week

Science week commences on Monday 12th March and ends Friday 16th March. The main emphasis for the week will be based on elements of working scientifically. The focus will be on working scientifically and it can come from any aspect of Science. Friday 16h March there will be a science production from Quantum Theatre called Journey to the Bottom of the Garden. This production is for years 2-6. There will be a charge of £1 per child. Friday, 16th March, there will be a whole school assembly to conclude proceedings. Children from classes will present science work (one short presentation per class).

In February at Furness

Next week is Safer Internet Day which is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation. The theme this year is "create, connect and share respect: a safer internet beigins with you."  It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies and policymakers to join together in helping to create a better internet. 

At Furness we are dedicating the week to the safer use of the internet. All computing lessons will emphasise the importance of being safe online.  E-safety is part of the computing curriculum but the week offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technologgy and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. Parents are also being invited to attend an an e-safety briefing on Thursday 8th February at 3.30pm. We hope that many parents will be able to attend, as this is an important aspect for keeping our children safe. 

Snow Day

Knife Crime Workshop

We believe that every young person should have the chance for a positive future. Together we can encourage children to make wise life choices: to stay in school, stay out of gangs and knife crime, and work hard to realise their incredible potential.

In January at Furness

Air Quality Poster competition and Dr Bike

Following up from the Air Quality Assembly, children went away and had one week to produce posters linked to reducing air pollution and increasisng awareness for cleaner travelling to school. This is what the best students have come up with. On the same day, we had Dr Bike in school, providing a free health check on children’s bikes, ensuring they are safe to ride. There was also a free, healthy breakfast for those children who cycled to school this morning, which went down a treat! A big thanks to Dr Bike and his crew.

Air Pollution Assembly

On Monday we had a guest speaker visiting our school from the Bite It Plus programme to talk air pollution, how to improve the quality of air we breath and how cycling can greatly contribute to a healthier and happier life. The benefits also extend to financial rewards and cleaner environment. There was a lot of information to take in, and the impact is already being felt with an increase in the number of children cycling to school. Children were given the chance to enter a competition where they will be producing a poster linked to air pollution and how to reducce it. As well as the assembly, two Nitrogen Dioxide tubes were installed in the playground and at the front gate to measure the levels of pollution in school.

Police and Ambulance Visit

Benchball for Red House

Congratulations to the Red House for winning the most points this term.

End of Autumn Term 2017 Tournaments

At the end of each school term, students at furness have the chance to take part in sports tournaments. This is an excellent way to consolidate skills learnt throughout the term, and a great opportunity to develop healthy competitions across the school with a very strong PE and PSHE theme but also to reward children for their hard work and to challenge all the talent we have in school. To enter, teams had to mix players from different year groups which added more cooperation between students. All children in RED house had the chance to take part in a Benchball tournamnet in the last week of the term as a reward for collecting the most points.

Football for year 3, 4 5 & 6

Congratulations to F2, Ethiopia and Real Winners for winning their year group Football Tournament.

Caboodle Theatre

Caboodle Theatre visited the school with a performance of Cinderella, as a special Christmas treat. All children from Reception to Year 6 had the opportunity to see the performance. 

Home Care visit

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Christmas Around the World

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Brent Football League

Meet the Football Team. Eight of our most talented children in Football took part in a tournament for the Brent League. Furness played agains Princess Frederica and Salusbury. It was the first chance for our school to experience a Level 2 competition this academic year to show what we have been practising. They played very well despite the result

Furness 0 - Princess Frederica 0

Furness 0 - Salusbury 2

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Road Safety Week

For Road Safety Week this week, we had two cycling instructors to come to our school to talk to our children about being safe on the road. Roads are like the veins and arteries of our bodies. They are the link between different places. Roads can be busy places, roads can be noisy places. More sadly roads can be places where sometimes accidents happen some of which are fatal. To increase awareness for how to be safer on our roads, we have invited two cycling instructors whose job is to actually teach children how to travel safely on the road.

Anti-bullying Conference at the Brent Civic Centre

Sahar in Year 6AH, her father and Ciara in year 6HR along with Mrs Cooke attended the Anti-bullying Conference. Ciara presented her anti-bullying video and Sahar spoke about her poster to other Primary and Secondary schools is Brent.  Everyone was very impressed by the excellent work that they had achieved. We took part in workshops and Ciara explained at the end of the Conference that 'It is great to have conferences and talk about anti-bullying but we need to remember that bullying still goes on.  It is important that  we must always speak out if we see it happening'.

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